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Fallen Tree in Starkey Park Closes Trail

Early Thursday morning, Zionsville Park Department crews found a fallen oak tree in Starkey Park that permanently damaged parts of one of the trails. Park users will not be able to access Trail SP-1 from the Starkey Park parking lot to the trails intersection at Trail SP-2 until at least the end of spring. The oak tree, which was six feet in diameter at its base and four feet in diameter at chest height, fell onto the pedestrian boardwalk on SP-1. The boardwalk, originally constructed by an Eagle Scout project, is permanently damaged. Up to 10 feet of the base ...

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XCEL Fit Club

Writer / Lisa Mitchell One of the primary reasons people say they don’t work out is lack of time. The other is lack of support. XCEL Fit Club eliminates both of those excuses by offering 24/7 access to its facility and a supportive personal training staff who develops customized and effective fitness and nutrition programs to help you reach your goals. Problem solved! XCEL Fit Club offers clients a variety of ways to include fitness and nutrition guidance in their daily routine and helps people focus on wellness. The facility offers customized personal training services with a highly educated personal ...

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Lids Sports Group Welcomes Zionsville as its New Home

Writer / Stephanie Duncan Lids Sports Group’s new office in Zionsville feels more like the ultimate sports getaway than a traditional office.  With a giant sports ticker in the main lobby, a state-of-the-art social media command center and ESPN playing on flat screens throughout the building 24/7, it’s easy to forget that people come here for work. And people do work. Lids Sport Group’s new building allows employees to keep up with the latest sports trends and respond to changes in real time, and they have fun while doing it. “I, personally, love all of the references to sport,” said ...

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Centier Bank Opens Community Focused Family Business

As a family-owned bank since 1895, Centier Bank stands firmly behind its promise, pledging to the families, businesses, and communities of Indiana that it will continue to preserve independent, hometown banking in Indiana for generations to come. The foundation for this legacy in Indiana business began in Northwest Indiana, when Henry Schrage opened the Bank of Whiting.  One of Lake County’s pioneers, Henry was Whiting’s first postmaster and was instrumental in building much of Northwest Indiana’s economic development.  Henry conducted business during a time of settlement in Whiting, when streets did not exist, cars did not exist, and it took ...

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Susana Suarez: Zionsville Town Council President

Writer / Kara Kavensky Photographer / Amy Unger Susana Suarez has been fascinated by politics since she was very young. She would spend her mornings reading the paper at her family’s kitchen table in Mexico City, exchanging sections with her father. Depending on the issue, she would follow up with a letter to the current sitting President of the United States. Born and raised in Mexico City, Susana and her family moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio, just outside of Cleveland, when she was 15. She graduated from Ohio State University where she became a member of the OSU Republicans and ...

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Zionsville PD Detective Lieutenant Graduates from FBI National Academy

Three Zionsville Police Department officers have graduated from the world’s premier law enforcement learning and research center – the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Academy in Quantico, Virginia. Chief Robert Knox, now retired Captain Doug Gauthier and just this month, Detective Lieutenant Chuck White. White began with the FBI National Academy on Oct. 3 and graduated on Dec. 16. His was among 222 law enforcement officers in his class, which included officers from 48 states and 20 countries. “It was the most fantastic thing I have ever experienced in my life besides becoming a parent,” White said. “I met ...

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GRIT To GREAT How GRIT Helps Women Get Ahead

Writer / Lisa Mitchell Photography / Provided More than 1,400 women, and a handful of men, attended the Indiana Conference for Women at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis October 26. Among the featured break-out session speakers were Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval, authors of the book “GRIT to Great.”  The authors and marketing powerhouses are behind some of the most well-known and memorable marketing campaigns in recent memory, including the Aflac duck, Herbal Essences provocative “Yes, Yes, Yes!” campaign, and the Toys ‘R’ Us “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up, I’m A Toys ‘R’ Us Kid” jingle. The pair ...

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Life’s Best Moments Are Worth Remembering

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky MemoryVentures’ motivation and mission is to help people share and preserve their best moments in life. MemoryVentures relocated from Los Angeles to the north side of Indianapolis in 2015, bringing its core group of employees with them. “It became evident that if we wanted to experience growth as a company, relocation was required,” states founder and CEO Anderson Schoenrock. “The economic benefits to our company and to our employees were worth moving to Central Indiana.” At the time MemoryVentures relocated to Indiana, it had just been named the eighth fastest growing company in Los Angeles. Not ...

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Chef Suzanne Offers Favorite Christmas Memories and Recipe

Writer / Matt Keating Chef Suzanne Rockwell, owner of Chef Suzanne Catering, is ready for the holidays, and is ready to share some favorite holiday recipes to help you plan a festive Christmas gathering. Chef Suzanne has been working in the food industry as a private chef, executive chef, and general manager for years. She started Chef Suzanne Catering in 2009. We talked with her recently about how special the holidays are for her, and her favorite Christmas memories. “It is impossible to choose between two favorite Christmas memories,” Rockwell said. “My first would be arriving at my grandparents’ farm ...

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Indy Eleven’s Winning Strategy

Writer  /  Kara Kavensky Photography provided What a run. What a game. What a team. The Indy Eleven wrapped up its third season by remaining unbeaten at home and making it to the championship game, where they lost on penalty kicks to their North American Soccer League rival, the New York Cosmos. Within three short years, the Indy Eleven has accomplished what seemed nearly impossible, but team owner Ersal Ozdemir is used to achieving the impossible. “Growing up in Turkey, soccer is more than a sport, it is part of the culture,” explained Ozdemir, CEO of Keystone Group LLC. “Like ...

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