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In today’s world, small business owners have increasing demands put on their time from customers, employees and suppliers. Because of this, they are constantly in search of ways to be efficient with their time to accomplish more each workday.
One way that business owners save time and increase efficiency is through the use of online business services. …Read Full Article
Innovation isn’t just an “out of the box” mindset.
Thinking Differently! If you think differently, you will act differently. You will innovate.
Leaders like George Douglas, Indiana Beverage, and Cindy Hedge, Center of Creative Solutions, are among those who embrace this Applesque concept when approaching challenges to the marketplace. Indeed, they helped shape it.
This approach to problem solving isn’t just another variation of “out …Read Full Article
The digital age ushers in cost-effective concepts.
The times have changed, the digital age has taken over, and society now has a whole new format for receiving information. The digital age has altered the landscape of how marketers advertise and communicate brands for a more enhanced customer response to the buying process.
Thanks to the Google age, businesses are now dealing with a more educated, …Read Full Article
James Muhammadhelps Lakeshore Public Media cut debt, add programming.
by Barbara Eastman
James A. Muhammad, president and CEO of Lakeshore Public Media (LPM), grew up in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He went to Stillman College on a choral music scholarship and traveled the country performing with the college choir, but majored in communications.
His parents were fans of public radio and television and Muhammad says, “They …Read Full Article
Amenities-packed ballparks draw lots of fans and families.
by Ben Smith
He’s a Fort Wayne guy, but he’s seen nothing like this. On this blue June evening he leans on the railing and looks out across an expanse of billiard-table green, looks at the players soft-tossing and the fans filling up the concourse and reserved seating and outdoor cafes beyond left field. And something almost …Read Full Article
Economics and demographics are aligning to propel the industry.
by Lauren Caggiano
The recreational vehicle (RV) industry is robust and poised for a bright future, according to several industry stakeholders in Elkhart County and beyond.
RV dealer sales are one way to track the RV market. Pam Argostino is the general manager/president of Camp-Land RV, a large family-owned RV dealership serving the Northwest Indiana-Chicago area …Read Full Article
Trying to make the world a better place, in the workplace and in public service.
by Laurie Wink
In our highly competitive, hurry-up world, we face a continuous barrage of TV news, social media blasts and viral videos with freely shared opinions that can spark conflicts. In response to growing evidence of bad behavior, some area business, government and education leaders are encouraging civility and …Read Full Article
Getting IT right. Small businesses gain top-notch tech solutions with outside expertise.
by Jerry Davich
It all started in the early 1980s for Jeremy Carnahan, with a Tandy 1000 SX that his parents bought for their Shell service station.
While spending plenty of time drawing pictures in the paint program, found within DeskMate, he also learned everything possible about the files on the MS-DOS boot …Read Full Article
Enterprising women at the helm. Advice from women leaders who cleared the glass ceiling.
by Jerry Davich
Lynne Rehmel’s career wheels first hit the road 35 years ago.
She has been involved in every aspect of the transportation business, from customer service and sales to safety director, terminal supervisor and operations manager.
“As a new transportation carrier, it is very difficult to get started in …Read Full Article
Officials look to landmark birthdays to ignite tourism industry.
by Lesly Bailey
Let the celebrations begin! Officials are looking to milestone anniversaries to further spark the tourism industry, ignite local residents’ interest and build momentum for years to come.
The big blowout is the state of Indiana’s bicentennial, which includes bison and a torch relay, while the state and national park systems are celebrating 100 …Read Full Article