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Letter from the Editor August • September 2017

One of the main reasons people often join their Chamber of Commerce is the networking opportunities. Especially if your target customers are other businesspeople, it’s hard to beat an organization that exists to serve the business community. In an effort to better meet that need, the Fishers Chamber (back when it was called that) started a group called REACH some four years ago. I wasn’t there for the first meeting but I didn’t miss too many before I started attending regularly. As the Fishers Chamber evolved into OneZone the REACH program continued and we still meet every first and third Wednesday morning of the month. I can’t say that I’ve ever gotten any business directly from my relationships at REACH. But, of

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course, that isn’t what networking is about. Rather, the idea is that you get to know a dozen or so people well enough that they become your fans, they help get the word about you and your business, and you all grow together. It’s not for everyone but if you are willing to stick with it these relationships can really help develop your business, so here’s your invitation to join us. There is no charge…it’s a benefit of belonging to the OneZone chamber. As it turns out, I will be leading the group for the next year so I want to let you know about some changes that may help get you interested. We spent part of last year refining our one paragraph biographies, what are traditionally known as elevator speeches. They are now all compiled in a single document. Each week we will put our business cards in a hat and draw one out. Whomever you draw is who you introduce. It’s not a test…you are welcome to read the biography off the sheet if you want…but it is a way to help us get to know our fellow chamber members better. We will also be inviting non-REACH members to come speak to us. Each session I would like to have two or three businesspeople (both new and seasoned chamber members) spend 5-10 minutes telling us about their business, and another 5-10 minutes answering questions. And this group always has questions. They enjoy being in business, learning about other businesses and helping other business people get better at what they do. So I hope you will join us, if even just for one week. It’s every first and third Wednesday at 7:30 am in the OneZone conference room. You don’t need to RSVP if you just want to attend (and you don’t have to introduce others if you are a guest) but if you want to be a presenter and tell us about your business, let me know and we’ll work you in. If you find you like it, and you are a OneZone member, you are welcome to join the group.

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Management Charles Waldo

Developing Leaders the Toyota Way Its commitment to its employees is long-term Organizations vary widely in their methods of identifying and raising leaders. Some take the “Learn on the job, sink or swim” approach, where it’s up to individuals to develop themselves. At the opposite end of the development spectrum are those organizations which use long-term, elaborate processes that might even include several, fullypaid years off earning a graduate degree. Generally, the larger the organization the more formalized the development process. Where do you turn to for guidance on leader identification and development? Fortunately (or confusingly) there are hundreds of “how to” books and magazines; thousands of independent trainers and coaches; zillions of seminars and training events; scores of universities; and so on. How do you select the leadership development method that is best? One proven method is to identify organizations which have been highly successful over the long haul, the assumption being that to be successful they have had and do have effective leaders. Then find out what leader development methods they use and evaluate which your organization might adopt or adapt. Identifying longterm, successful organizations is not so hard, but getting “inside” them to discover their leadership development strategies can be another story. Toyota is either #1 or #2, depending upon how measured, in worldwide car sales. Toyota is pushing to be #1 in the U.S. with almost 2.5 million unit sales in 2016; directly employs about 136,000 associ8

ates in four U.S. final assembly plants and numerous parts supply plants; and is indirectly responsible for hundreds of thousands of other Americans employed by suppliers. Quality levels, especially as measured by J.D. Powers, are almost always at or very near the top of ratings charts. Toyota is surely doing something

1. Leading the way to the future of mobility, enriching lives around the world with the safest and most responsible ways of moving people; 2. Through our commitment to quality, constant innovation, and respect for the planet, we aim to exceed customer expectations and be rewarded with a smile; and 3. We will meet challenging goals by engaging the talent and passion of people, who believe there is always a better way.”

The Stages of Development of a Toyota Leader: 1. Buys-in to the above corporate vision and to what Toyota calls its “True North Values”: A. Accepts and searches for challenging work; B Has a “kaizen” mind (seeks constant improvement);

(or a lot) right. But what and how does one find out what that is?

C. Adopts a “go see where the problem is” attitude (handson management);

Fortunately, Toyota is very open about how it does The Toyota Way—its operating D. Embraces teamwork; philosophy, culture, and strategies. Dr. JefE. Has a deep respect for humanity. frey Liker, professor of management at the University of Michigan, has studied Toy2. Commits to continual self-developota intensely since the early 1980s and, ment by living the True North values with co-authors, has published eight very through repeated learning cycles (but detailed books about various aspects of always under the watchful eyes of a Toyota, especially Toyota USA. One such coach or “Sansei”). book is The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence 3. Sees and challenges the potential in others through “self-development Through Leadership Development (2012, learning cycles.” co-authored with Gary Convis, former Managing Director of Toyota USA). Here 4. Supports continuous, daily improveare a few key principles and practices. ment through kaizen activities.

Essentials of Toyota Way Leadership:

The most important specific skills for Toyota leadership:

“The actual and would-be Toyota leader must buy into the corporate visions of:

Active listening to hear what people are really saying.

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Understanding the strengths and weaknesses of each person.

Clearly defining problems and identifying the root cause(s).

Creatively identifying countermeasures.

Putting countermeasures into action with clear accountabilities.

Taking the time and energy for deep reflection and analysis of results and methods.

Working to identify further opportunities for improvement.

Motivating and influencing people across the organization (even those with no direct authority) towards common objectives.

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is regarded and honored as a key leader at Toyota although you won’t find any of their names on a corporate executive org chart. Toyota is a huge, very complex organization and, being Japanese, brings “unfamiliar” values and mores to its American operations. But they work hard at helping Americans understand the “why’s” of what they do as well as adapt some practices to the American way of doing things. I have not done justice to either Toyota or the book but hope your appetite to learn

much more deeply has been whetted. It’s a “different” kind of company and will take a while to get even a basic understanding of The Toyota Way. Please give it a shot and see what happens. Good luck. HCBM

Charles Waldo, Ph.D., is Professor of Marketing (ret.) in Anderson University’s Falls School of Business. He can be reached at cnwaldo@comcast.net.


Toyota hires most employees with the mutual expectations they will be with the company for a long time; decades, not years. Therefore, investment in skills development is done slowly, carefully, and deeply. Promotions come only after an employee has proven time and time again that she knows and can do her job inside and out and adheres to The Toyota Way. “Fast tracking” at Toyota is not remotely anything like that of the typical U.S. firm. 5163 Another Done Deal_4.96x7.45

For most of the past fifty years Toyota has grown slowly and steadily as a worldwide corporation. Certainly this is true in the U.S. with the first car rolling off its initial final assembly plant in Georgetown, KY in 1988. Additional final assembly plants in Indiana, Mississippi and Texas came on stream over the next thirty years. One new plant about every ten years. Longterm, steady, sustained, incremental growth is Toyota’s view of growth…the “way of the tortoise.”


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Social Media: Business vs. Personal It’s important to keep them separate Social media can be a very personal communication medium. And, it can serve as a powerful business-building tool. Yet, there are areas where people blur the lines between business and personal on social media, and this is a dangerous line to cross. If you are a small business owner, you may have both business and personal social media accounts. You may use your personal social media accounts to post on behalf of your business. How is a business owner to know what is appropriate and what is not in the new world of social media? And what are the best ways to keep your business and personal matters separate?

channel and their messaging. Once you have become familiar with the social media platform, the benefits of using it, and the typical style of posts, you can focus on your business account.

Create your Business Profile If you have successfully created personal profiles on your social media networks of choice, you can now create your business profiles. I cannot stress enough that your business profile should be kept separate and unique from your personal page/ profile. There are many reasons why this

Start with Yourself To leverage social media from a business standpoint, we must first start by setting up, reviewing and getting comfortable with your personal social media profiles. Most people have set up at least a basic profile on LinkedIn for networking and job searching, and a Facebook or Twitter profile for connecting with others and viewing local, industry or national news and happenings. Social media sites allow you to set up an individual profile in addition to a business profile. By first taking the time to get to know the social media channel you’re planning to use for business, you can better understand how to maximize the channel for your business. Some ways you can do this include joining groups, adding friends or connections, and following other relevant individuals, companies and organizations. Start noticing the information coming across the daily news feed. Pay attention to the advertisers using the social media 10

makes sense. First, each social media site offers different rules and policies surrounding business and personal profiles or pages. Some personal pages are limited to a certain number of followers, and are not able to advertise their page in the same way that a business page can. Second, you want to set up a business page to attract customers, and doing it the proper way will ensure that you have all the resources available from the network to achieve results with your page. These include methods for finding new followers, advertising options and more. Finally, there are some dangers to “mixing business with pleasure” on

social media, and you don’t want to risk harming your business reputation over a personal matter. More on that subject later. If you consider yourself the brand, in the case of authors, musicians or other similar businesses, you still need to set up a separate personal and business page. As an example, on Facebook, there is an option for creating a business account with the category “author” or “entertainer.” This will allow you to have a page just for communicating and interacting with close friends and family, and another one to promote your business and gain fans. On social media sites such as Twitter, you may find it easier to create two separate accounts—one for your business and one for your personal side. This allows you more freedom to follow and post what you like on either page, rather than limiting yourself to what is appropriate from both a business and a personal standpoint.

Caveats on Social Media Usage Having seen many business professionals break the rules, here are some words of caution on getting a little too personal on your business social media account: •

Be objective. Make sure that what you say on your business social media page will not offend someone. If it’s a heated political, personal or religious issue, it’s often best to steer clear of mentioning it on your business page (or even your personal

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page, if your business page is linked from your profile). •

Your reputation is always on the line. This includes people and companies you associate with your business, pages you like and follow, and posts in which you share or provide a comment. Make sure it makes sense for your business before you post it, like it, follow it or share it.

Remember that your employees also represent your business. Anything they say or do can be reflective of your business reputation, so hire those with a “clean” social media record, and train your employees on how to conduct themselves properly on social media.

Do share appropriate messages and announcements from your business page to your personal page. This can allow the viral marketing effect to help your business page grow and increase its following. You can also encourage your friends and family as well as your employees to follow and share relevant business posts.

A Happy Mix of Business and Pleasure Social media can be a great way to grow your business. A business owner shouldn’t be concerned about the risk of launching or growing a business social media account, if it is set up and managed separately from a personal one. If you’ve been using your personal page for business purposes, it is not too late to transition away from that method, using the tips above. Once you have created your business account, you can use your personal influence and following to gain more fans for your business. When you start sharing and posting interesting content, social media can help show off your brand’s personality and your company’s uniqueness, and inevitably your tribe will start following. HCBM

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Performing arts organizations seek the next generation of patrons By Patricia Pickett

n the last two decades, Hamilton County’s quality of life quotient has risen considerably as leisure activities like parks, shopping and entertainment have burgeoned at a remarkable rate. Klipsch Music Center rose from the cornfields like a beacon to touring musicians as “Deer Creek” in 1989; with much fanfare and some controversy, The Center for the Performing Arts—including the palatial Palladium—opened in 2011. These venues filled the void for Hamilton County residents seeking national touring 12

acts and high-caliber entertainment in close proximity to their homes. But then comes the tenuous job of cultivating audiences and filling the seats. It’s the business of the arts.

Seeking Millenials According to local arts leaders, it’s a bit of a balancing act: While nurturing the patrons who regularly purchase season tickets and may even be donors, there’s the simultaneous challenge of attracting new audiences, including millennials. Add to the mix the national trend of the traditional “season subscription” lessen-

ing in popularity—with so many choices, audiences don’t want to commit to an entire season. Much like their business counterparts, arts organizations are constantly on the hunt for customers. According to Mark Truett, vice president of marketing and communications for The Center for the Performing Arts, it really comes down to programming followed by reaching potential ticket buyers. “It’s about making sure we’re programming relevant content,” said Truett, who joined The Center earlier this year. “We have our core constituency of ticket buy-

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ers and want to provide what they are looking for and meeting our mission. But there’s no doubt that the millennials are our next-generation audience, and we need to connect with them as well.” According to a 2016 survey of 25 arts organizations throughout the country conducted by the Wallace Foundation, there are four success factors in growing a millennial audience. • Dispel their perceptions of ticket prices which they believe are much more expensive than they are in reality.

violinist Elena Urioste, the WSO tapped into her “Intermission” yoga program and hosted a yoga class the Friday evening before the concert. “It just created an amazing vibe with not just the musicians, but the community as a whole,” said Hymes. “It underscores what I believe about performing arts. It is an integral part of the community. The arts give the community a heartbeat, provide economic growth and bring in fascinating people. That’s a much bigger story than, ‘Hey did you hear Beethoven on Saturday?’”

As Hymes begins her tenure with the CSO, she says her challenge will be discovering what makes Carmel and the surrounding community tick and programming accordingly. “One thing I know is that Carmel has one of the most beautiful halls I’ve ever seen,” she said. “We’ve been able to create a palpable ‘buzz’ in Williamsburg, and I know we can do the same in Carmel.”

Geofencing Once the programming is solid and attractive, then comes the task of reaching audiences. For The Center, each program has

• Create experiences that challenge them emotionally and intellectually, encourage self-discovery, and offer them a release from the stresses of everyday life. • Create social experiences. • Create “buzz worthy” experiences they can share with friends via social media

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Yoga As the newly appointed Music Director and Maestro of the Carmel Symphony Orchestra (CSO), Janna Hymes is familiar with these trends. A guest conductor for orchestras throughout the country as well as serving as music director for the Williamsburg, (VA) Symphony Orchestra (WSO), she points to a performance of Star Trek music that the orchestra will be performing this season. “A friend’s adult son came up to me and was so excited… we’re doing it four times, and he’s coming to two shows,” she said. In another programming twist, when Williamsburg audiences were treated to

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its own micromarketing plan, targeting those most likely to purchase tickets. Gone are the days of a simple massive direct mail by zip code and a full-page ad in the Sunday paper, according to Truett. “It’s about finding our audiences and gaining their attention. That means we’re still doing direct mail and print advertising, because there’s a chunk of our audience for whom that is still appropriate, but we are also using tactics like geofencing to target potential audiences.” Geofencing reaches a targeted audience through the use of GPS or RFID technology that triggers a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a particular area. This plays well into the latest research that indicates the “see-it-three-times” rule has run its course. “We have become much more cognizant about what we are doing and who we are trying to reach,” explained Truett. “It’s not just the millennials…in general, people need to see information six to 12 times just to retain it.” Truett’s also aware of the overall audience experience once they commit to attending a show. “They can come here and see an amazing show, but if they can’t get out of the parking garage or

David Gray performs at the Palladium

don’t find the box office friendly, it can taint the whole experience.” While Truett is directly responsible for “The Center Presents” series held between The Tarkington, The Palladium and The Studio Theatre at The Center for Performing Arts, he’s also very cognizant that the success of the independently managed resident companies is important as well. Residents include Actors Theatre of Indiana, Booth Tarkington

Civic Theatre, the Carmel Symphony Orchestra, Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre and Indiana Wind Symphony. “It is important that we collaborate as a whole,” he concludes. “While there is some competition for audiences, it’s a situation of a rising tide raises all ships. When one organization is successful in attracting audiences, we all benefit.” HCBM


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Recruiting women and girls to STEM jobs By Susan Hoskins Miller

ou might not expect to find an 1830s interactive history park involved in initiatives to attract girls and women to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) but that’s exactly what Conner Prairie Interactive History Park has been doing for the past four years. “We’re moving beyond bonnets and butter churns,” Conner Prairie Program Developer Gail Brown said. “We’re using the history of today to help build history for tomorrow. History is full of science and engineering historic stories.” Conner Prairie has hosted the Passport to High Tech event for the past four years that brings elementary school-age girls to the museum to learn about STEM careers. Exhibits, speakers, activities and women who already work in STEM careers are on hand to interact with the girls to educate them on all the possibilities that exist right now and to encourage them to think about careers in these fields.

On Aug. 17, Conner Prairie is co-sponsoring an event on the campus of the University of Indianapolis called “Ignite Your Super Power,” focusing on 600 middle school girls from Warren Township and IPS schools. “They will see 100 different exhibits, hear speakers, learn about companies, colleges, organizations and other program providers,” Brown said. “We will be highlighting women workers who will be role models or mentors to inspire girls to show them Passport to High Tech at Conner Prairie how to get there. “ August • September 2017 • Hamilton County Business Magazine

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“We hope to inspire them to enter STEM careers by highlighting what’s going on here in central Indiana,” Brown said.


Ballard’s advocacy for filling STEM jobs resulted in partnerships with several organizations and companies, including Guggenheim Life and Annuity and a group called Indy Women in Tech, where he now serves as a member of its Board of Directors.

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“We want to light that fire, show them a path and keep them involved,” she said. “Companies have materials to give to teach-

a pipeline to fill those positions.”

If Conner Prairie’s involvement in these initiatives seems odd, the involvement of a life insurance and financial organization may seem equally so. But it’s not, according to Karen Maginn, director and chair of Indy Women in Tech, as well as senior vice president of marketing at Guggenheim. “About five years ago, we were involved in all kinds of not-for-profits, looking for a way to give back to the community,” Maginn said. “Our CEO, Dan Towriss, wasn’t satisfied that we were doing enough. He wanted to

ers to make bridges available for the girls to build their curiosity for STEM and keep their passion alive.”

Former Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard, a visiting fellow at the University of Indianapolis, was instrumental in landing the event on the university’s campus. While mayor, he worked to bring robotics programs and jobs to Indianapolis in the STEM fields.

do something that would make a greater impact. Then he was introduced to Mayor Ballard and told him he wanted to discover what was needed in Indy.”

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“There are shortages now for employees in those fields, especially a shortage of women,” Ballard said. “We want to develop


Partnerships IWIT’s employment initiative begins with its outreach program to find women who want to enter STEM fields. These women join the program, are qualified to determine which areas will be the best fit for them and achieve their career goals, then they are assisted with whatever they still need to meet those goals, such as training in coding at Eleven Fifty Academy, or further education at Ivy Tech Community College, two of IWIT’s partners in this program. Other partners include Tech Point, Tech Point Foundation for Youth and a local women’s professional organization called Women in Hi Tech. Photo courtesy Conner Prairie

Filling the Pipeline

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Brown said the event won’t focus only on what the girls can look forward to in their futures, but will also show them ways to get involved right now through things like summer camps, joining organizations, volunteering and student internships.

Because of Ballard’s passion for robotics initiatives and his work to make Indianapolis a tech hub, Towriss learned about the statistics that showed there weren’t enough trained employees to fill those jobs. Together, Ballard and Towriss, along with Maginn, Guggenheim Assistant VP of Corporate Planning Melissa Watson, VP of Accounting Elly Nettleton and Communications Specialist Jenna Austin, developed the vision and action plan this is now Indy Women in Tech.

Other needs IWIT helps its program members with are transportation, child care, mentoring and support, job placement, and transitioning into the work force, once again calling on all its partners for assistance. The circle is complete when each member reaches a point in her career when she’s successful enough to begin giving back to the community similar to the way she was helped. In addition to forming IWIT with its employment initiative, Guggenheim also donated $290,000 to Tech Point Foundation for Youth for robotics initiative in elementary and middle schools to interest kids early in STEM careers. In September, Guggenheim is sponsoring the LPGA championship golf tournament at the Brickyard Crossing. The event will raise money for the IWIT Foundation, while shining a national and global spotlight on Indianapolis as a tech hub destination. It will also raise awareness nationally and globally of the lack of gender diversity in the STEM work force. HCBM

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Topgolf brings its high-tech game to the county’s center of golf By John Cinnamon here are currently 10 (TEN!) golf courses within a five-mile radius of 116th Street & I-69, one of the densest concentrations of golf in the state. So Topgolf—a high-tech driving range and entertainment complex now under construction —is surrounded by fans. Add in a highly visible location at one of the county’s busiest highway intersections and its clear why Topgolf chose Fishers for their first Indiana facility.

neighborhood-hangout, focusing strongly on the social aspect.


Growing the Game

Although golf is the central theme, Topgolf—with 33 venues across the country and around the world—is not your father’s driving range. The company bills itself as golf-entertainment-complex-meets-

Given the decline in traditional golf in the last decade, a golf-centric business like Topgolf would seem to be a risky proposition. Indeed, according to the National

Golf Foundation, 23.8 million people played golf on a real golf course in 2016, down 1.2 percent from the previous year “We have great food, great music, great enand down a full 20 percent from a high tertainment, as well as obviously the golf of 30 million in 2005. But the numbers game,” said Wallace. “On any given day aren’t all bad, and that’s due in part to you’ll see everyone from a five-year-old Topgolf. The NGF measures off-course learning to swing a golf club, all the way participation at driving range/entertainup the older generation. And in between, people who aren’t really into golf but have ment facilities (citing Topgolf, specifically) at 20 million people in 2016; a whopping fun coming to Topgolf.” 11 percent increase from the year before. The three-story structure will feature And of those, 8.2 million never played on 102 climate-controlled hitting bays, each a golf course. But the NGF and Topgolf with seating for six and high definition look for that to change. TVs. Technology is integral “Indianapolis has been key on our map,” to Topgolf. The golf balls are said Morgan Wallace, Senior Communioutfitted with microchips that, cations Specialist with Topgolf. “It’s rare when reaching the multicolthat we get a location right in a downtown ored electronic targets in the area, so we usually like to work at the landing area, relay the players’ strong suburbs around the cities, and Fishdistance and accuracy to the ers was a very centralized location in the screens in each of the bays state with its proximity to Indianapolis. It while playing point-scoring was the perfect fit for us.” golf games. “We are working very closely with the


National Golf Foundation, LPGA, and PGA and we are really focused on growing the game of golf,” said Wallace. “We look at it like, what’s good for golf is good for Topgolf and vice versa. We’re really trying to be that entry level into the sport of golf

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so that people can come to Topgolf, enjoy what they’re doing, and then that translates to a green-grass course.” The NGF numbers would seem to bear that out. Wallace explained that the NGF worked with Topgolf on a survey in 2015 and found that, “Of golfers that had been playing the sport for less than three years, about 24% said they began playing golf after they went to a Topgolf location.” Topgolf’s efforts to grow the game extend beyond just being a high-tech driving range. It will offer year-round programs including social leagues, golf tournaments, golf instruction, and more.

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Social Experience Wallace said the Fishers Topgolf expects to create 450 full- and part-time jobs when it opens in early fall. But the facility is already getting plenty of attention from commuters along the interstate. Visible from miles away, the 170-foot tall towers and driving range netting dominate the landscape at Exit 205, a location where the new IKEA has garnered most of the headlines in recent months. Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, citing the growing number of retail investments like IKEA and The Yard, as well as corporate investors such as Stanley and Knowledge Services, said, “We look forward to Topgolf bringing a fun, unique entertainment option to Fishers in a growing and bustling area of our city.” Topgolf’s Wallace echoes that sentiment. She hopes it will be a gathering place for golfers and non-golfers alike. “For the most part, we’re really focused on that community aspect of having that social experience where people can come together, create memories, and have a good time.” HCBM

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Blackhawk Winery By Chris Bavender hat do you call an electrical engineer and a veterinarian whose hobby produces so much wine they can’t drink it all? Winery owners of course! “When we moved to Indiana eight years ago, we had the opportunity to seriously consider doing it sooner rather than later,” said Deb Miller, co-owner of Blackhawk Winery in Sheridan with her husband, John. “We discovered all the fun grapes you can grow out here and thought ‘We’ve always wanted to do it, so let’s do it.’” The couple—he’s the electrical engineer and she’s the vet—started to develop the winery in 2011 and opened the tasting room in 2014. Ten of the 30 acres is planted with vines of 11 varietals. They plan to add two to three acres of vines ev-

ery year for the next five years. Blackhawk “That definitely guides John's wine makspecializes in wines made from American ing and explains why our wines are dry to semi-sweet. The highest percentage of French hybrid grapes. sugar you'll find in our wines is about four “Those grapes are able to grow successpercent as compared to seven percent fully in the Indiana climate,” Miller said. or more at other wineries. We definitely “Cold is really tough on the vinifera and make what we like to drink,” Miller said. our growing season is too short for them “And, because our wines are so fruity and to ripen appropriately.” balanced, those with palates that prefer The resulting wines range from semi sweet wines are pleasantly surprised to sweet fruit to dry red. “We have some great dry whites—Vidal Blanc which is similar to a Sauvignon Blanc—and my favorite, our estate Cayuga White, which is similar to a Pinot Gris,” Miller said. “For the reds, I really enjoy our Marechal Foch, a lovely dry red that is very flexible and goes with just about everything, and our Norton, our robust ‘steak wine.’”

“We are the only winery in the world to grow Sheridan and make wine from it.” -Deb Miller, Blackhawk Winery


The winery’s semi sweet wines include the Catawba—similar to a Moscato—and a concord offering, the Little Brother Red. Both wines also come in a sparkling version.

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find out they like fruitiness, not just sweet.”

wine —concord with a peanut finish—and the marketing are also a lot of fun, too.”

Blackhawk’s specialty is the Sheridan wine which is “impossible to keep in stock.”

This year the winery held an inaugural Wine Label Art Contest. The couple was so impressed with the entries they selected a first place winner—Lisa Sears, whose work is featured on the Estate Cayuga White—and a runner up—Samantha Thibert, whose art will be used for one of the reds released at this fall’s Harvest Festival.

“We are the only winery in the world to grow Sheridan and make wine from it. This grape makes a fantastic rose—think White Zinfandel with a lot of strawberry and cherry fruitiness,” she said. “Because our Sheridan portion of the vineyard is relatively small and was hit rather hard by the polar vortex a couple of years ago, our harvest has been short.”

Peanut Butter and Jelly The production and tasting spaces are housed together in a pole barn allowing guests to sample and see the barrels, tanks and other equipment used in the wine making process. The tasting room accommodates 40 to 50 people, depending on the configuration—seated or standing. An approximately 3,500 square foot expansion will be used for storage to allow for more guests in the actual tasting room.

The atmosphere is low key and “folksy,” as Miller likes to say. Wrought iron tables and chairs are scattered throughout for a café style setting. The patio features brick flooring and a pergola, while multiple tents on the lawn provide shade and picnic space. For the Millers, the best part of their “job” is the people. “We’ve had the opportunity to meet so many great people and it’s always fun because, of wine,” Miller said. “The ability to be creative in wine making—John is working on a Peanut Butter and Jelly

As for the future, plans include a new tasting room with event capacity and kitchen space to support larger events. “Where we see ourselves going is becoming a fun destination so when you’re trying to think of something to do on Friday or Saturday you’ll think of Blackhawk.” Blackhawk Winery is open daily 1-6 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. You’ll find easy listening music on the patio. From 6:308:30 p.m. Sat. The winery has a free Music and Wine concert series on the lawn for the Summer Pairings. HCBM

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A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

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Mamma Mia Gelateria is moving to a new space at 836 W. Main Street. Sub Zero Ice Cream has moved into 111 W. Main Street, the former location of Auntie Em’s Frozen Custard & Cupcakes. Indie Coffee Roasters is opening a coffee shop at 220 E. Main Street.

at 7454 Fishers Station Drive to its new space just down the street at 11740 Allisonville Road. Little Caesars Pizza is rebuilding at 11780 Allisonville Road after their Fishers Station location was demolished earlier this year.

Midwest Academy at 1420 Chase Court is growing with a 1,200 SF addition. The 18,000 SF Shoppes at Weston Renewal by Anderson is moving into Pointe are slated for construction at 801 Congressional Boulevard. Kitchen 10801 N. Michigan Road and will include both restaurant and retail space. Greek’s Master celebrated its grand re-opening in Pizza is opening a new restaurant at 9613 July at 200 W. Carmel Drive. 3-D printing company Snapped 3D recently opened at N. College Avenue. 126 W. Carmel Drive.

Nothing Bundt Cakes is opening a new franchise in the former Painting with a Twist space at 11680 Commercial Drive. Blaze Pizza is moving into a new building on a Target outlot at 11669 Commercial Drive. The City of Fishers is opening its new Indiana IoT (Internet of Things) Lab this summer at 9059 Technology Lane next to founding partner Flexware Innovation.


Hamilton Heights High School is adding a greenhouse to its campus in Arcadia. Dura Products has plans to build a new 23,000 SF facility just west of Arcadia at 6660 E. 266th Street. Orange Youth BaseA new theatre dubbed The Cat has opened ball has opened the newly-renovated Orin the space once occupied by The Wareange Park at 795 S. Central Street in Atlanta. house at 254 First Avenue SW in the Arts Lazy Frogg Restaurant & Bar on Morse Reservoir in Cicero has closed. Seven Complete Dental Care Sisters Florist is opening a new guest cottage at 129 N. Peru Street in Cicero Complete Dental Care of Fishers has dubbed UpDown Town. moved into its new office at 11479 Lantern Road. Shine Design Home is moving The Cat A 27,000 SF Hawk Self Storage facility into the Depot at Nickel Plate at 8594 E. is slated for construction in Sheridan at & Design District. Software Engineering 116th Street. Smoothie King has a new Hamilton Avenue and 7th Street. SheriProfessional, Inc. is expanding its offices location at 8890 E. 116th Street. A 239,000 dan-based Miller Lumberworks recently at 3 Center Green. Old Spaghetti Factory SF apartment building dubbed 1 North began producing handcrafted wood furniis opening in the former Shapiro’s space at is slated for construction at the corner of ture and décor. 918 S. Range Line Road. North and Maple streets in downtown.



Allegion is expanding its campus to include the 15,400 SF building to its south at 11805 N. Pennsylvania Street. Coalition Pizza + Wine has closed at 365 W. 116th Street. The salon Bellisimo at 12545 Old Meridian Street is under new ownership and has been rebranded as Society of Beauty.

Carmel Comprehensive Dental Care has moved from 13590 N. Meridian Street to 200 Medical Drive and has changed its name to Smile Arts Dental. The Marsh Supermarket in Merchants Square at 2140 E. 116th Street has closed. Sylvan Learning Center is opening a location at 1400 S. Guilford Road. Pet Value has opened a second Carmel store at 1356 S. Range Line Road. O’Malia’s supermarket at 4755 E. 126th Street has closed.

FISHERS The Marsh store at 8766 E. 96th Street has closed. Heartland Church is undergoing a complete renovation of its 9,000 SF Adventureland Childcare center at 9665 Hague Road. Fishers Public Works is building a new parking garage by the Water Treatment Plant at 10210 Eller Road.

Greyhound Nails opened this spring at 14550 Clay Terrace Boulevard. Pressure washing company Sparkle Wash Central Indiana recently opened at 13662 Thistlewood Drive East. AAA is opening a new office at the Meridian & Main devel- At the end of the summer, A Total Tan will be moving from its current location opment at 1438 W. Main Street. 22

IT company Knowledge Services plans to build its new 80,000 SF headquarters in 2018 at 11001 USA Parkway. Stratosphere Quality is expanding its headquarters with a 46,000 SF building at 12024 Exit 5 Parkway. Start-up Communicode moved into Launch Fishers this summer and is connecting nonprofits with tech-savvy volunteers. Verizon is building a new store in Fishers Marketplace at 13638 Bent Grass Lane. Alderman Luxury Imports is opening a new dealership in the remodeled former Ben & Ari’s at 13875 Fishers Trade Center Drive. Seymour-based Rails Craft Brew & Eatery opened a Fishers location this spring in the Bonn Building at Saxony Village at 13578 E. 131st Street. The Marsh Supermarket at 12520 E. 116th Street has been purchased by Kroger subsidiary Topvalco.

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MedScript Long Term Care Pharmacy recently opened at 14460 Getz Road. Koto Steakhouse is coming soon to 13398 Tegler Drive.

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Pizza chain Toppers is opening a new loca location this fall at 11640 Brooks School Road.

NOBLESVILLE Lakeview Marina is adding another 5,100 SF to its facility at 20901 N. Hague Road. Three new retail shell buildings totaling more than 17,000 SF are being constructed at 7382 E. 146th Street.

The Marsh Supermarket at 14450 Mundy Drive closed this summer. JDS International is expanding its footprint at 15321 Herriman Boulevard with a new 17,000 SF office and warehouse.

WESTFIELD The new Professional Building at Bridgewater, located at 14801 Market Center Drive, will include a Gilmore Chiropractic office and Motion 4 Life Fitness. Beauty Bar is coming to 14647 N. Gray Road.

All-Star Veterinary Clinic at 789 E. Main Street has undergone a full remodel. Marsh Supermarket at 17901 River Ave- The Westfield-Washington Historical nue closed this spring. Universal Blower Society & Museum has relocated to the north end of City Hall at 130 Penn Street. Pac at 440 Park 32 Drive West is expanding with an 8,900 SF addition. Butterfield Mad Duck Outdoor Sports is operating Foods is growing and remodeling space at out of the Union at 136 N. Union Street. 615 Westfield Road. Zionsville-based NewPro Containers is

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O’Reilly Auto Parts is building a new store at 2000 Conner Street. The Hamilton East Public Library Noblesville branch at SR 37 and Conner Street is planning a full remodel. A new TCC/Verizon store is now open at 17535 Terry Lee Crossing. The 104,000 SF BorgWarner Indiana Tech Center is under construction at 13909 E. 141st Street. The new facility will eventually consolidate centers currently operating in Anderson and Pendleton.

planning a new facility at 16460 Southpark Drive. The Regal Cinemas theater redesign will include 12,000 SF of new retail and restaurant space on 146th Street. Marsh Supermarket at 1960 E. Greyhound Pass has closed. Grand Junction Brewing Company has added a 10,000 square foot taproom and production facility on 181st Street near Grand Park. Urban Vines, Westfield’s first winery, is open on 161st Street.

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Pitch In Notes from all over the county Lindsey Phipps, Mainstreet; Bonnie Riley, The National Bank of Indianapolis; Amanda Rubadue, City of Westfield; Julia Saltsgaver, Quality Connection of Heather Brownell, USTA/Midwest TenCentral Indiana; Greg Schrage, Church nis & Education Foundation; Janelle BunChurch Hittle + Antrim; Norm Tate, nell, Community First Bank of Indiana; Fishers Police Department; Larissa Steve Cooke, City of Noblesville; Nick Warne, Riverview Health; Evans Wells, Duvall, Little Red Door Cancer Agency; Messer Construction, Co.; Brian White, Doug Gebhardt, F.A. Wilhelm ConSt. Mark's United Methodist Church; struction; Tom Gehlhausen, Hamilton Wade Wiley, Beck's Hybrids; Jacob County Sheriff's Office; Jonathan HagWoodason, USI Insurance Services. garty, Meyer Najem Construction; Joel Heavner, City of Carmel Fire Department; The National Bank of Indianapolis Judah Holland, Navient; Sarah Jones, Corporation appointed two new DirecKrieg DeVault LLP; Tom King, St. Vincent tors to its Board: Marsha Stone, Senior Carmel Hospital; Alison Krupski, HamDirector of Commercial Enterprise for ilton County Highway Department; Jess the Indianapolis Airport Authority and Lawhead, Northern Commercial; CourtDennis Murphy, President of Indiana ney Lloyd, STAR Financial Bank; Jeremy University Health. Lollar, City of Westfield; Katie Lorton, Carmel’s Museum of Miniature Hamilton East Public Library; Katelyn Houses received a $5,300 grant from Neary, Herman & Kittle Properties, Inc.; The Indiana Historical Society to help Maggie Owens, Riverview Health Founcreate new exhibit space. dation; Adam Peat, Stratosphere Quality;

Adriann Young replaces the retiring Sharon Trisler as executive director for the Noblesville Schools Education Foundation.

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy graduated its 26th class. Members include:

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Matthew Strausburg, M.D. joined Turkle & Associates as general and surgical dermatologist. Matthew Strausburg, M.D.

Shannon Besore is the new Stewards of Children Program Coordinator at Chaucie’s Place. Shannon Besore

Timothy Renick is the new Director of Information and Communication Systems for the City of Carmel, replacing Terry Crockett, who retired in May. HCBM

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Enforcing Temperance The Hard Way White Cappers practiced vigilante justice estfield has become a very hip community over the last several years, particularly with regard to alcohol. Brew pubs and tap rooms have opened and there is now the “Rock the Junction” craft beer and music festival. This would be a shock to original settlers of the town, who were strongly in favor of temperance. Today, the temperance movement has a humorous stereotype of hymn-singing women with occasional saloon-smashing, hatchet-wielders like Carrie Nation. In reality, violence was surprisingly common. In fact, there was a secret society to enforce morality—by any means possible. In the late 19th century, Hamilton County had to deal with the night-riding vigilante group known as the “White Caps”.

The movement was partially spurred by growth in the area. The Midland Railroad made its way through the county in the 1870’s and 1880’s [HCBM Jun/Jul 2011] and The Monon Railroad was finished in 1882. Houses of prostitution grew up along the “wrong side of the tracks” which ignited a Noblesville newspaper war in 1883. It ended with one of the brothels being burnt to the ground. The growth, and attendant vice, increased with the discovery of natural gas in 1887.

The judge offered them choice of jail until they could pay the fine or remittance if they signed a document saying they would not open a saloon. One signed the document, the other went to jail. The Westfield citizens then released a statement: “We respectfully warn all whom it may concern to desist from any such attempt; for, if persisted in, the will of the people will be enforced. Come what may, the people will not tolerate a saloon in this place.”

The story of the White Caps in Hamilton County took a particularly frightening turn in 1909 with the harassment of a Mexican family in Fall Creek Township. There was no visible connection to alcohol or abuse. We know now that the failure In February of 1889, the Noblesville of the natural gas boom led to rise of Ku mayor denied that there were White Klux Klan in Indiana. The KKK, under the Cappers in the area. As if in answer, in charismatic leadership of D.C. Stephenson, March a man was attacked in Sheridan rebranded themselves as a new form of for improper relations with a woman. White Cappers during Prohibition and There were two attributed attacks in the perceived decadence of the Roaring 1891 in Noblesville, a beating with hoses 20’s. They claimed that they were keeping filled with sawdust and a dunking in the Enforcing Morality America strong and healthy, and protecting American The roots of organization are in 1830’s Indiana when they were created for ex“…Come what may, the people will womanhood. This created a strange alliance of descentra-legal frontier justice. Their primary not tolerate a saloon in this place.” dants of abolitionists and the goals were temperance and protecting KKK. Jason S. Lanzter covers women, and they were named for wearthis in his monograph, “Dark ing white hoods to disguise themselves. Beverage of Hell”. One of the reasons that One of their trademark actions was to ride river. A Fishers man claimed that he had been beaten by White Caps in 1892, but the Klan collapsed when their leader D.C. up to a house with an abusive husband, it turned out that his wife had done it Stephenson was put on trial for murder is take him outside, and flog him. to punish him for drinking. The drinkthat he was exposed as a drunk and a rapTemperance and reform took off in the ing crowd began fighting back that year. ist, negating their rebranding. 1870’s and 1880’s, both legally and illeAlbert Trittipo, a Fishers merchant and a The state government had been trying to gally. It was reported in 1875 that a court temperance leader, was nearly killed by clamp down on the White Caps and, after charged six Hamilton County Quakers explosive devices in 1892 and 1895. the collapse of the Klan, the issue started $200 apiece for burning down a house of to fade away. There were incidents of prostitution. In 1878, White Cappers were Strange Alliance vigilantism and lynching in other Indiana named as being responsible for an attack on a saloon in Clarksville. People felt that Despite all of this, a couple of Broad Ripple counties, but Hamilton County settled down. The attitude towards temperance the 1881 “Battle of Mudsock” [HCBM Dec/ men unwisely attempted to open a saloon in Westfield in 1893. No White Caps took a long time to change—Westfield Jan 2017] illustrated the need for reform. It possibly also reflected a response to the showed up, but the church bells were rung did not allow alcohol to be sold until the to call everyone into town. At first, there 1970’s. It’s very evident now that the comincreasing restrictions. I’ve covered the was a confrontation at the town council. munity has changed drastically. HCBM 1882 story about Westfield women destroying a saloon in this magazine before When neither side backed down, the men from Broad Ripple were then arrested and David Heighway is the Hamilton County [HCBM Apr/May 2012]. Historian. fined for carrying concealed weapons. 30

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