Jeff Strack

“PUT THE NEEDS OF PEOPLE FIRST” Jeff Strack started as a stock boy and is now
president and CEO of Strack & Van Til, the grocery chain his grandfather cofounded.

Leader of Strack & Van Til started as a stock boy and bagger.

by Barbara Eastman

One of Jeff Strack’s fondest childhood memories is going to visit the grocery store founded in 1959 by his German-born grandfather, Ernie Strack, and his partner, Nick Van Til. Jeff’s dad worked in the business and started bringing Jeff to the store before Jeff was in grade school.

Jeff …

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Executive Gift Guide

TASTY OLIVE OIL CO. Oils of many varieties, plus vinegars and specialty products to fill a gift basket.

by Lesly Bailey

‘Tis the season to start holiday shopping! This year’s executive gift guide spotlights small businesses throughout the region and the unique products and services only they could offer. With Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, mark your calendars to shop local and help the entrepreneurial community continue to flourish.

For Her

For the fashion-ista

Seasons on the Square–Owner Donna Phelps stocks …

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Shaping the Next Decade

Innovators will ensure a prosperous third century for Indiana.

Governor Mike Pence and Lieutenant Governor Eric Holcomb sent a clear message on Indiana’s commitment to strengthening and accelerating Hoosier innovation earlier this summer. When they announced the state’s plan to invest $1 billion in Hoosier innovation and entrepreneurship over the next 10 years, they showcased Indiana’s dedication to building our strategic partnerships across the state. …

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