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Letter from the Editor June • July 2018

Where do you come up with your story ideas? I get that question a lot. My answer is, they come from all over. I go to a lot of business-oriented events, talk to a lot of business people, keep my eyes and ears open and ask a lot of questions. There are many good stories here but its not always easy to put your finger on exactly what makes a compelling storyline. It usually involves a calculated risk, an audacious idea, a creative twist, a new market or an interesting personality. Things like that.

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The common thread is the local angle. We specialize in telling informative and inspirational stories about local people pursuing their (business) passions. Our ultimate goal is to further the local business culture. It matters that businesses are locally owned and operated. It keeps talent, capital and the entrepreneurial spirit here in our own community and that is crucial to improving our quality of life. Three stories in this edition help illustrate what I mean. Hamilton County is growing so fast that we’re a magnet for national homebuilders. All the big ones have developments here and they provide fine products at a variety of price points and styles. We appreciate what they bring to the community but, in the end, we’re a line item in their budgets, not all that different from dozens of other communities where they do business. On the other hand, the Old Town Design Group was started by two guys who grew up in Carmel. Justin Moffett talks fondly about his childhood, can point out his parents’ house and his grandparents’ house. He’s raising his family in a home he built in one of the Carmel neighborhoods his company developed. There’s a difference between his business and a national home builder. That’s the kind of story we like to tell. We aren’t known for barbeque here in Central Indiana but we do have a handful of barbeque restaurants. The chains have good food and we appreciate what they bring to the table, but in Cicero the Faulkners are building a business around their own brand of barbeque, growing the local business culture and keeping the revenue here. That’s our kind of story. The internet has launched thousands of new businesses all over the world. We’re grateful for the amazing selection and low prices available over the internet. But Nick Carter is carving out his own niche, opening new markets for local farmers and giving consumers access to fresh food they didn’t have before. Best of all, the revenue he makes over the internet isn’t going elsewhere. It’s staying right here in the community where it can do the most good. That’s a great story for us. There’s no shortage of businesses headquartered elsewhere who want a piece of Hamilton County’s economic pie. An important measure of our local economy isn’t how appealing we are to outside businesses, it’s how well we grow our own. How we support local people building their businesses here in our own community. The strength of our entrepreneurial spirit. This magazine is our attempt to further those values. We love telling stories about local people making a living by doing good things. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as we love telling them.

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Management Charles Waldo

Five Critical Questions for Your Organization Easily asked, but not so easily answered As a reader of the Hamilton County Business Magazine, the odds are very high that you are part of and/or involved with a number of different types of organizations: Your place of employment, your church, synagogue, mosque or temple, a chamber of commerce; you may be a school board member, on a civic board or committee, and so on. No less an authority than the late, great Dr. Peter Drucker contended that the leadership of all organizations, regardless of type, must (or should) periodically wrestle with the following Self Assessment questions if the organization is to move forward: QUESTION 1: What is our primary mission? QUESTION 2: Who are our primary customers? Secondary customers? QUESTION 3: What do the customers (both actual and potential) value most? QUESTION 4: What are our results? QUESTION 5: What is our plan going forward? How would you answer those questions for organizations in which you have a leadership role? Drucker argued that, until an organization can positively answer them, it will operate sub-par. Does your organization(s) regularly wrestle with these and similar questions? Do these exercises help in moving the organization forward or are they exercises in futility? Answers probably won’t come easily or quickly. In fact, be wary if they do. 8

Sample Questions Now, how would you react if an “all star” team (see notes 1, 2 and 3 on next page) of highly respected, well-known, seasoned management and organization development consultants showed up at your door offering to help you and your organization answer the above questions at a cost of only $10 - $15? That’s

well? And not so well? Does the mission need to be revisited? QUESTION 2: Who are our actual and potential customers? What about us do they value the most? The least? Who are our secondary customers? How, when, and where will our customers change? What are their demographics? Psychographics? What more do

“…for each organization the destinations will be determined not only by the curve of the road ahead but also by the quality of the mission and the leadership it inspires.” -Dr. Peter Drucker what you will get when you go to a book seller and get a copy of The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization, lead author Dr. Peter Drucker. When you get it, you will find it is relatively short, just about 100 pages. It is easy to read but answering some of the main and secondary questions your consultants ask is another story. Try these sample questions and compare to what you do now:

we need to know about our actual and would-be customers? QUESTION 3: What do we believe our primary and secondary customers value in us the most? How sure are we? Have any large or key customers left us recently? Why? What additional knowledge about actual and potential customers do we need to have? How do we get this knowledge? What percentage of our customer could be described as “raving fans?” Who are our primary and secondary competitors? What do they do very well and not so well? How are we sure?

QUESTION 1: What is our current mission? Why does the organization exist? What are our near and longer-term chal- QUESTION 4: What are our results? lenges and threats? What and where are How do we define ”results?” How sucnew opportunities? What do we do really cessful are we?

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QUESTION 5: What are our goals and plans for going forward? Should some be altered…or abandoned? How risk tolerant are we? Which goals and plans have to be approved by the board? In addition to helping you get to the roots of these questions and many more, Drucker offers a chapter on doing an Organization Self-Assessment and Frances Hesselbein “ices the cake” with a chapter on Transformational Leadership: “Across the globe, for leaders aware of the tenuous times ahead, the journey to transformation is a journey into the future. These leaders are taking today’s organizations and transforming them into tomorrow’s productive, high-performance enterprise. Although the milestones on the journey are known, the destinations are uncharted, and for each organization the destinations will be determined not only by the curve of the road ahead but also by the quality of the mission and the leadership it inspires.” Near the end of the book Drucker has these words about self-assessment, both for yourself and your organization:

“True self-assessment is never finished. Leadership requires constant resharpening, refocusing, never really being satisfied. I encourage you especially to keep asking the question, What do I/we want to be remembered for? It is a question that induces you to constantly renew yourself—and the organization—because it pushes you to see what you can become." What can you and your organization become? Notes: (1) Dr. Peter Drucker, a native of Austria, was a long-time business consultant, professor of business, and probably the most prolific author in the realm of business and economics, having published 39 books and scores of articles and monographs. Dubbed the “Father of Modern Management,” he passed in 2005 at the age of 96 and was still working hard at age 93. (2) Each chapter contains comments and suggestions from Drucker and one of the expert contributors who include: Jim Collins, consultant and prolific business writer (see for example, Good to

Great, and Built to Last); Dr. Philip Kotler, Marketing Professor at Northwestern University, and the co-author of the best selling ever Introduction To Marketing textbook; Jim Kouzes, consultant, and with Barry Pozner, co-author of a number of books on leadership, including the best-selling The Leadership Challenge, 5th edition; Dr. Judith Rodin, former CEO of the Rockefeller Foundation and former President of Pennsylvania University; and Dr. V. Kasturi Rangan, long-time Professor of Marketing in the Harvard Business School. (3) Frances Hesselbein has enough awards and honors to fill several pages. Among her notables was as the longtime CEO of the Girl Scouts of America, founder and CEO of Leader to Leader Magazine and The Leader to Leader Institute, founder of the Hesselbein Leadership Institute, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Charles Waldo, Ph.D., is Professor of Marketing (ret.) in Anderson University’s Falls School of Business. He can be reached at HCBM

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Ethics Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow

Attracting Millennials

Your company’s ethics are more important than ever While we may hate to admit it, this is often true: we are a culture that is obsessed with material wealth.

Trends, Millennials are collaborative, and more ethnically and racially diverse than older generations.

Back in the 1980’s, I envisioned wealth from watching the TV show, “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous,” hosted by Robin Leach. His famous catchphrase from the show was “Champagne wishes and caviar dreams!”

Transfer of Wealth

Today, we are still fascinated with watching and reading about people we believe are living luxurious and extravagant lifestyles. For example, “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” is not only one of TV’s most successful reality shows but has also become a way for many in America to perceive wealth. After all, wealth is associated with winners and everybody loves a winner, right? If this is the case, then those who are obsessed with people with money should perhaps shift their attention to the richest group in the world. In case you haven’t noticed, Baby Boomers, born roughly between the years of 1946 and 1964, are the largest and wealthiest generation in U.S. history and collectively hold a staggering $30 trillion in assets. But not for long. A large segment of Baby Boomers turned 65 in 2011. The oldest boomers are now more than 70 years old and the rest of the pack is not getting any younger. Albeit, if you are a delusional baby boomer, you may be tempted to proclaim that “70 is the new 20.” Baby Boomers, however, inevitably face the reality that no matter how many material possessions or material wealth they obtain, “you can’t take it with you.” Now, Millennials—born between 1980 and mid-2000s—are the largest generation in the U.S. Collectively, there are 80 million Millennials. According to Pew Research Social and Demographic 10

Wealth alert! Market trends indicate that Millennials are the new shopping kings and queens. They account for a third of U.S. retail sales and by 2020, researchers at Accenture forecast that Millennials’ spending will grow to $1.4 trillion annually. In addition, according to Digitas’ study, because they are a well-educated generation, Millenials are expected to earn $200,000 a year or more in the next 10 years.

of Millennials and actively seek effective methods to successfully attract and retain more millennial clients and customers. The key question is this: How are more affluent Millennials going to behave as consumers and spend their money?

Positive Social Impact Here is one key indicator: in 2015, Nielson’s Global Corporate Sustainability Report indicated that 73% of surveyed Millennials want to buy products from companies that practice business sustainably and ethically. Moreover, 81% of Millennials expect their favorite companies to market in a socially responsible way.

Millennials will soon become an economic power to be reckoned with because they will inherit the largest transfer of wealth from Baby Boomers that has ever occurred in monetary history. Most significantly, Millennials will soon become an economic power to be reckoned with because they will inherit the largest transfer of wealth from Baby Boomers that has ever occurred in monetary history. Not to mention that the Millennial consumer cohort is currently smack in the middle its prime spending years. No wonder Millennials are a massive target for companies who want a piece of action. Savvy large and small businesses are fascinated with the buying decisions

Now, this is not to say that Millennials turn away from purchasing and investing in companies that aim to turn a tidy profit. Millennials’ conception of wealth, however, is different than Baby Boomers’. According to a 2014 study conducted by the Executive Office of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisors, Millennials hold several core values that are like Baby Boomers’: “They want to be successful, and they want the type of prosperity that means that their children will be better off.” When it comes to work, however,

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Millennials want ample time “to make a positive social impact on their own children and communities, as well as on society as a whole.” Market research from Bentley’s PreparedU Project found that 86 percent of Millennials agree that it is a “priority for me to work for companies that are socially responsible and ethical.” Subsequently, Millennials vote with their wallets by purchasing and investing more heavily in businesses that pursue not only the goal of increased revenues, but also the goal of community and societal betterment and the highest principles of ethical conduct. To encourage Millennials to patronize your business, here are some business practices that can enhance their commitment to your business or organization. 1. Do good. One of the best ways to resonate ethical standards with Millennials is to proactively support community engagement activities that advance the public good. Millennials grew up as high school and college students volunteering and working to increase the well-being of their communities, and consequently, being socially

conscious is a part of their core belief system. Social and ethical responsibility and ongoing associations and commitments to social and environmental causes are integral in building a positive image in attracting Millennials to your business. 2. Have an active ethical purpose. In a 2018 study conducted by Kantar Consulting, nearly two-thirds of Millennials expressed a preference for brands that have a point of view and stand for something. But remember, ethics and social responsibility can’t be just platitudes or lofty mission statements prominently featured on corporate websites or thrown around business boardrooms. Rather, shape your business ethics as a proactive approach that encompasses proactive actions and not just words. Millennials will be excited to follow your company if they see it as a hero that does more than “talk the talk,” but rather “walks the walk.” 3.

Showcase compelling stories of action. Millennials do extensive research before buying a product and can see through over-the-top marketing messages. The same goes for Millennials ability to

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ascertain if your business uses suppliers who engage in environmentally-unfriendly practices or who support causes that are harmful. Instead, be clear to position your company’s priorities, good works and purpose in compelling real examples and stories. In sum, Millennials will soon be absolutely dripping with incredible buying power. Generational change will affect how Millennial consumers behave and they are a potent financial force. Thus, Millennials can spur your business growth and performance if they believe your company is ethically and actively contributing to the well-being of the community and others. HCBM

Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow teaches management and business law at IU’s Kelley School of Business and is President of ChangePro LLC, a leadership development consultancy.

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A review of current best practices in information technology Safely remove USB devices—Eject

Royalty-free vs. Royalty licensing

When using a USB device, like an external hard drive, it’s a good idea to properly eject the device rather than just unplug it from the computer. Find the USB Safely Remove Hardware icon in the bottom right of your active toolbar, right click it and choose the device you want to eject. A message will appear on the screen, “Safe to remove hardware.” Unplug the device.

Royalty-free licenses are a one-time purchase for a particular use. Royalty licenses require an up-front fee and then a timed royalty payment as time goes on (usually quarterly). The royalty fee ends when you stop using the image. We always purchase royalty-free images.

Domain Name Registration

SPAM is a huge problem. No one wants to get a thousand worthless emails a day. There are many resources available today that help your email service provider remove junk emails before you ever see them—of course it’s a balancing act to not delete emails you want to see from clients and friends. We see many problems with users of AOL, Hotmail, ATT

Whenever you register a domain name for your use, make sure it is registered in your name with your contact information (address, phone and email). After your web developer sets the DNS, go in and change the password so that only you have access. Also make sure you have a written agreement with your developer/advertiser that you own the domain and the website (and all images on the website)… otherwise if the relationship goes bad, you may find that you own nothing and have to start your corporate branding all over again.

Image Licensing It is very important in today’s litigious environment that you purchase licensed images to use on your website and internet marketing. Just “taking” an image off the internet can get you sued. A matter of fact, Getty Images sells licensed images—but they make a lot more money finding and suing people who are using their images without proper license. They prey on people without good legal knowledge and it’s a huge business. We use Fotolia by Adobe ( to purchase all of our project images. They are very affordable and have royalty-free licensing—just create an account, purchase a credit pack and start searching for images. You can purchase 26 credits for $35.00. Each image is 1 to 3 credits. 12

Email Marketing and Staying off the Blacklist

and YAHOO getting blocked as spammers. This is partly because they are old email systems and partly because they do a poor job of policing their outgoing mail load for spamming. A good way to do email marketing rather than sending them from your personal email address, is through Mail Chimp ( Mail Chimp is free up to 2000 subscribers and you can send up to 12,000 emails per month. Mail Chimp works with the Blacklist servers to make sure they adhere to the e-marketing ethics and laws.

What is the Blacklist? There’s a great article on the Mail Chimp site. Go to and search for How blacklists work.

Protecting Your Computer from Wandering Eyes Whether you are in a business or home environment, it’s good practice to setup a logon password and setup your screen saver to return to the login screen after so many minutes of inactivity. The password can be setup under Control Panel / User Accounts. The screen saver return to logon screen can be set under Screen Saver Settings. Set the time to maybe 10 minutes and put a checkmark in “On resume, display login screen.” When you are leaving your desk for lunch or a bathroom break, press Control-AltDelete and choose “Lock this computer”.

Netgear Router Updates Netgear announced first quarter of 2018, that they have released new firmware updates for several products to address security issues. The products include routers, gateways, WiFi range extenders, and Powerlines. There are two ways to update your products. 1. Login to the router, Select Advanced > Administration, click the Firmware Update or Router Update button, click the Check button, and follow the prompts. 2. For all other products visit Type the model number of your product and click Downloads.

J. David Shinn is President of Shinn Technology Services Corp specializing in technology consulting and support for small business. Shinn is also an author and technical editor. HCBM

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Cover Story

Jeff Langston, CEO Old Town Design Group, Nate Weis, Director of Design, Matt Huffman, Director of Construction, Justin Moffett, CEO, Old Town Companies

Old Town Design Group transforms Carmel neighborhoods By Stephanie Miller utstanding Locations, Timeless Designs— this rubric in action elevated Old Town Design Group from new unsettling neighbor to established wellrespected resident just months after presenting their first model home in one of Carmel’s oldest sections. By securing obscure pockets of raw land and replacing aged structures with lively homes, partners Jeff Langston and Justin Moffett steadily transformed Carmel’s core community from retired to inspired.

Agents of Change Born and raised in same the neighborhoods they are sprinkling with indelible charm, the pair share a passion for community, camaraderie and investing with the goal of making their hometown a great place to live, work and play. “We started building in the heart of downtown Carmel during the recession in 2009,” says Justin, CEO of Old Town Company, the land development and commercial property division. “Due to the downturn, we didn’t have work and figured we had nothing to lose.” The younger member of

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the team, just starting his career and a family, Justin expresses appreciation for his wife who was very patient with all of the struggles of launching the new business in tough times. As a successful home builder/remodeler, Jeff Langston, CEO of Old Town Design Group and owner of Heartwood Custom Homes, was feeling the pain of the recession but hesitated to venture into a new scope he had been considering. “I wanted to do something in the core of Carmel to help bring people back to downtown living, but did not want to 13


do a one-off and take the risk,” reflects Jeff. “My brother introduced me to Justin who had tied up two pockets of property that were large enough to build custom homes and create an upscale cottagestyle community.” Blackwell Park, located at 3rd Avenue and 3rd Street, and Cobblestone, along the Monon at 136th Street, was the start of a company that would grow to revitalize tired neighborhoods at a time when it was becoming acceptable to invest in downtown Carmel. Initially, some residents reacted negatively to the new developments as the agents of change swept into settled areas, demolishing, refurbishing and building new structures. Justin contends that someone was going to change the face of these neighborhoods, but unlike national competitors, as a local business their reputation is on the line and positive results matter. “It is my neighborhood too. My parents and grandparents live on the same streets where we are building homes,” says Justin. “We respect all opinions and go above and beyond to be good neighbors.”


Fit versus Fight The difference between Old Town Design Group and everyone else is what has attracted more than 250 new homeowners since its inception in November of 2009. “We are all about building relationships and community in addition to building classic, innovative homes. Most important, we listen to our clients and give them exactly what they want,” explains Liz Yust, director of sales and marketing. Starting with an inspiration plan, future homeowners can select the specific features that fit their needs or choose to start from a blank canvas. “We help them find the right place for a new home that fits their budget. And we work with clients on every detail from concept to completion and beyond.”

ing imagine and implement a coastally influenced blueprint that would “fit versus fight” existing traditional Midwestern architectural design. Justin says groundbreaking home styles and highly visible signage contributed to increasing their brand recognition. “We had unique early success by bringing an original open-concept cottage home product to the market. Due to our location, people saw our green signs over and over again.” Initially, Old Town Design Group focused on residential developments, but paid close attention to city leaders, aware of the strategic plan to redevelop Carmel’s core. “We were interested in learning how we can help make that connectivity between city center, the arts and design district and where people work, as well as how individuals or families want to live and what they are willing to live in,” explains Jeff.

Since setting the trend for craftsmanstyle homes influenced by east coast architecture, Old Town Design Group has expanded outside of Carmel’s old town to other neighborhoods in key locations. Fresh Ideas Jeff credits his wife, Wendy, a native of Connecticut and owner of interior deAs lifestyles and communities have sign partner, Everything Home, for help- evolved, the partners have been flexible

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enough to adapt, recently restructuring their company and business model, while maintaining their mission of pursuing projects that enrich the lives of those who live in or visit Carmel. Focusing objectively on strengths, weaknesses and experience, Carmelbased The Strategy Forums helped Old Town Design Group analyze their business plan and prepare for future growth, setting up two divisions, development and residential.

trend, we will incorporate fresh ideas to create value for our customers. Rustic interior beams, shiplap and barn doors are all huge things right now.”

Carmel and globally in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. In addition, the company offers a college scholarship to a graduating high school student planning to study for a career in the construction industry.

As businessmen, Jeff and Justin actively pursue real estate investments that offer respectable financial returns, even paying a premium price if necessary to secure an ideal location. Yet, their mission is clear; the true “It’s not easy to hear that you may reward for these gentlemen is not be in the correct position,” Justin in working collaboratively with admits. “However, dreaming up new clients to create exceptional projects is where I thrive.” Heading Old neighborhoods and sharing Town Company positions the operation complementary goals with city to do more land and commercial develJustin Moffett, far right, sits with families for whom Old Town leaders to help their community opment as well and become involved Design Group is helping to build a home in the developing solve problems in ways that in mixed-use projects in Carmel’s urcountry of Costa Rica. makes Carmel a better place for ban core, such as for-sale condos and “Our owners value company culture and humanity each and every day. retail space. Jeff, who has a strong finance the people that work for the business, background, concentrates on homebuildand it’s obvious they care deeply about ing and customer experience. the community. This caring nature spills Stephanie Miller, a Carmel native, is a “Because we are custom, we don’t try to over to the way the client feels,” says professional writer, photographer and force people into a certain box,” Jeff asLiz. And it spills over to those in need owner of Great Growin's located in the serts. “A customer may like a model but through their contributions to The OrArts & Design District. HCBM the floor plan needs adjustments. If we chard Project which helps provide houssee common modifications and notice a ing to disadvantaged families locally in

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Online shopping site features local products By Susan Miller ntrepreneur Nick Carter has combined the two latest trends in grocery shopping to bring local consumers and food vendors the best in both worlds at the same time.

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having their purchases delivered directly to their homes.

seasonal farmers markets, they can shop with Market Wagon year-round.

Carter’s enterprise, called Market Wagon, Thursday Delivery combines the two. He partners with local On the Market Wagon website (www. growers and vendors to sell their, consumers browse ucts through his online service with two through numerous product categories, Community-based farmers markets delivery options. place their order and pay online. Orders have become a regular Saturday morning Consumers have the convenience of must be in before midnight Tuesday to event all over Hamilton County, growing shopping online and home delivery be delivered Thursday of the same week. in size, number and offerings each year. while at the same time buying locallyOrders placed after Tuesday will be deAnother, more recent, trend has seen grown foods and products from commulivered the next Thursday. consumers grocery shopping online and nity growers and vendors—and unlike 16

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Shoppers can opt for their delivery to come directly to their home for a flat fee of $5.95, or pick it up free of charge at any one of the designated pick up points. Perishables are packaged in insulated totes and kept cold with ice packs. The totes and ice packs are left at the pickup point, or, at the customer’s home, set back outside the next Thursday to be swapped for the new delivery. Growers and vendors love it because unlike physical Farmers Markets, there are no booth fees, and everything they haul to Market Wagon every Thursday is already bought and paid for. Plus, they don’t have to sit in a booth all day in all kinds of weather wondering how much they will sell. They can also offer an unlimited selection of their products instead of just what they are able to fit into their truck to take to the market. Market Wagon takes a small percentage of the vendor’s retail price when something sells. Carter said one criteria he uses to approve vendors is their geographic location, which determines their ability to get products to Market Wagon’s facility every Thursday. Vendors also have to have a real person available to interact with customers online to answer their questions. At the bottom of each product page on Market Wagon’s website is a chat function where shoppers can ask questions about a product and the vendor is expected to answer in short order.

Jill Luczkowski, HR manager for Delta's Indianapolis/Carmel location, said the company began offering the service to their employees a couple of months ago and it's been a positive addition to the company's own wellness program. "It's seamless with our program and super easy to get started," Luczkowski said. "We emailed our employees with a link to Market Wagon's website and A vendor loads product into a bag for delivery put posters up around the building. Those who choose to parprogram, by serving as a designated ticipate order what they want, and it's pick-up host for consumers who don't opt delivered here on Thursdays." for home delivery. Luczkowski said the service is a convenience for Delta employees, even those who aren't necessarily into nutrition because Market Wagon offers so many other products in addition to just fruits and vegetables. "I thought it was going to be just fruits and vegetables, but there's so much to choose from," she said. "It's a great program." Local businesses can get involved in another way, even if they choose not to participate in Market Wagon's wellness

Carter said Market Wagon doesn’t require growers be certified organic, even though many are. “Regulations are a poor substitute for transparency,” he said. “We require the vendors to describe their growing practices and facts about what they are selling and interact with the customers answering their questions.”

Noble Coffee and Tea is a delivery host in Noblesville. Every Thursday they get an influx of people coming to pick up their Market Wagon orders. Some stay and buy coffee and treats, and for some, it's their first visit to the coffee house. Right now, Carter said there are 200 pick-up locations around the state. More than half of Carter's customers, however, select the home delivery option. Carter started the company in 2016 as a pilot project with just one pick up point in the Geist area. At that time it was known as farmersmarket. com. Business has more than doubled every year with strong growth during every one of the eight quarters it has been in business. It currently offers more than 1000 products from more than 100 vendors, and 3000 customers. In addition to its central Indiana service area—which includes Indianapolis and surrounding counties along with Bloomington, Lafayette and Kokomo—Carter has also started Market Wagon programs in Fort Wayne, Michiana (South Bend, Mishawaka and southwestern Michigan) and Evansville. This coming spring, he plans to expand to the Dayton/ Cincinnati area. HCBM

Wellness Program Local businesses that don't sell products through Market Wagon also value the service. Some, like Delta Faucet, take advantage of Market Wagon's Wellness program, to offer to their employees. Nick Carter

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The Olive Mill Story and photos by Ann Craig-Cinnamon f you adhere to a Mediterranean diet or simply love olive oil, your mecca sits in the Arts and Design District in Carmel. The Olive Mill, now celebrating five years in its Carmel location, offers just about everything you could ask for in olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world. Olive oil is essential to a Mediterranean diet, which has long been heralded as one of the world’s healthiest diets. People living around the Mediterranean have been cultivating olives for oil since about 6000 B.C. In ancient times olive oil was also used as a source of medicine for its healing powers. 18

Extra Virgin Today, olive oil is recognized by scientists for its antioxidants, Omega 3 fatty acids, monounsaturated fats, iron, vitamins A, B, C, D, E and K and phenols which it is believed reduces bad cholesterol, protects against heart disease, prevents cancer and eases arthritis among many other things. The bottom line is that there are a lot of nutrients sitting in the 1000 square foot shop at the corner of Range Line Road and Main Street. Stephen Hannah, who has managed the Olive Mill in Carmel since it opened in 2013, says founders

Debbie and Ed O’Connell opened their first shop more than 12 years ago in Geneva, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, bringing the concept of olive oil tasting to the Midwest. He met them when they opened a shop in Saugatuck, Michigan. “I was managing an art gallery down the street, and was intrigued by the concept of a shop full of olive oils and vinegars”, he says. “I love to cook, and had never seen the variety of products offered by The Olive Mill. I became a regular customer and within a few months, I was offered a job managing a new location that was being opened in Naperville, Illinois."

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depression, and reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes,” he says.

After three years in Naperville, the O’Connells starting looking at Carmel as a location for a new store. Having been born and raised in Indianapolis, Hannah was excited at the prospect of returning home. “With the growth of Carmel and Hamilton County, it seemed the time was right for The Olive Mill. As we looked for just the right location, we fell in love with the charm of the Arts and Design District. When the property at the corner of Range Line and Main became available, we knew we had found our new home,” says Hannah. The Olive Mill focuses on Extra Virgin Olive Oils, both single varietals, which is the pressing of one specific olive, and flavored and infused olive oil, along with Italian Balsamic Vinegars. All are set up for sampling in the shop, every day during business hours. “You always know exactly what you are taking home, its freshness and quality, because we bottle it after you have made your selection,” says Hannah. “We offer more than 50 varieties of oils and vinegars as well as spices, glazes, olives, olive salads, tapenades, and soaps and lotions—all celebrating the many uses of Olive Oil

The Olive Mill now has 5 locations in the Midwest and all are family owned. Everyone is welcome to stop in and experience the European tradition of sampling a fresh selection of small batch and artisan Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars from all over the world. Many of the oils they carry are award winning. Stephen Hannah

and Balsamic Vinegar.” The Olive Mill also offers an assortment of imported and stuffed olives and other gourmet food products.

Small Batch and Artisan Hannah says more and more “foodies” are discovering the benefits of cooking with olive oil. “Not only does it add rich flavor and moisture to your dishes, but the health benefits are numerous. Use of Olive Oil is a big reason the Mediterranean diet is so beneficial for heart health, lowering blood pressure, fighting osteoporosis, aiding the symptoms of

After five years of managing the Olive Mill in Carmel, Hannah says he especially enjoys the interaction with customers. “We have regulars from all over Indiana and the Midwest, and also welcome visitors to Carmel from across the USA and many foreign countries. It is a pleasure to have the chance to represent Carmel and Hoosier hospitality to our visitors and to learn a little about them, their travels, their families and friends, and what brought them into our shop,” he says. “Many of our customers come to visit us every time they have visitors, and we are pleased to be on their list of places in Carmel they are proud to show off to their visiting family and friends.” HCBM


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Big Dog’s Smokehouse BBQ By Chris Bavender alk into Big Dog’s Smokehouse BBQ in Cicero and it’s a pretty sure bet by the time you order and grab a table, Cheryl Faulkner will know more than just your name. “My kids tell me, ‘Mom, you don’t know a stranger.’ I walk in the back as they’re getting the orders ready and they’re amazed I find out so much information from a three minute order—my family just laughs at me,” Faulkner, co-owner of Big Dog’s said. “I love to visit and share and encourage and hear about people’s lives. It feels like having lunch every day with new friends and I love the variety of each day.”

Football Theme Cheryl and husband Chris opened Big Dog’s in 2011. Sons Cody, Christian and Conner, along with daughter Ciara, daughter-in-law Abbey and Cheryl’s 20

mom, Joele, all help run the restaurant. Son Austin, who lives in South Carolina, provides creative ideas—such as the all you can eat special 4-9 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

The restaurant’s name has its origin in football. “We have four large sons—four large offensive linemen—known as the big dogs at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia and they (school team) are the Huskies,” Cheryl said. “The offensive line was always at our house and we were always feeding them.” Then there’s the fact Chris, also a former Husky and Florida Gator, is retired from the NFL. The couple met in California —he played for the LA Rams, she was a team cheerleader. “I was dancing with his QB and he cut in and the rest is history,” Cheryl said. “He said he just knew when he saw me. Three months later we were married. Thirty three years and five kids later, here we are.” One day after church, Chris tossed out the idea of opening a barbecue place.

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“It’s simple but delicious and if you have a sweet tooth it will definitely cure that,” Cheryl said. “We’ll have people come in and buy a piece and eat it while checking out and then take another to go. It makes my mom blush—she gets a kick out of it.”

“The fun thing about barbecue is that wherever you travel you can enjoy different recipes and styles,” Cheryl said. “Then we saw this building—it was built in 1865 and has such personality— and I said it would be a great place for a BBQ restaurant.”

Big Dog’s is closed Sunday and Monday so the family can attend church and enjoy brunch (and having others cook for them, Cheryl said). But the rest of the week you’ll find them at the restaurant.

Simple but Delicious The interior of Big Dog's is eclectic. There’s a Ferris wheel seat at one of the tables, a truck tailgate turned into a bench at another, and a couch made from a Coca Cola cooler. In fact, you’ll see a lot of Coca Cola touches, along with Florida Gators memorabilia and banners from the Hamilton Height Huskies. And, don’t forget the buffalo head movie prop, a cigar Indiana statue, license plates from around the U.S. given to Big Dogs by customers, a jukebox and pinball machine. “There’s also a little smokehouse private room with a Western motif that seats four with a chimney flue with fake smoke coming out of it,” Cheryl said.

Customer favorites include beef brisket, pulled pork, baby back ribs, smoked Italian sausage, blackened salmon and BBQ nachos. All the meat is smoked slowly over hardwood fires and isn’t sauced. Instead, customers can choose from one of five homemade sauces, including Lincoln’s Ghost Pepper Sauce—from a pepper so potent Cheryl has to wear gloves and a mask when she makes it. Popular homemade sides include mac and cheese, smokehouse baked beans with chopped brisket, coleslaw, mustard style potato salad and corn bread. Then, there’s dessert—tabletop s’mores and Joele’s St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake.

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“It’s fun that we can all be together. We each have gifts we bring to the table,” Cheryl said. “I love what I do because it’s different each day. I am a people person and I love meeting people from different walks of life every day.” The restaurant’s slogan—It’s always summertime at Big Dog’s Smokehouse— sums up the experience the family hopes customers have. “The smells just bring happy thoughts and remind you of being outdoors at family barbecues and of warm days,” Cheryl said. “We’re a family friendly place where everyone is welcome. We are just down to earth home cooking, come as you are.” HCBM

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A Summary of Recent Retail Activity By Samantha Hyde

NORTHERN HAMILTON COUNTY Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad at 107 W. South St. in Arcadia begins weekend passenger train excursions this summer between Noblesville, Cicero, Atlanta, and Arcadia. Hamilton Heights School Corporation is growing, adding almost 150,000 SF to its elementary, middle, and high schools in the first phase of major corporationwide renovations.

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Hall’s Catering has purchased the former Lazy Frogg restaurant along the lakefront and is renovating the inside with plans to open soon. Several town offices in Cicero moved in April from 150 W. Jackson St. to 331 E. Jackson, including the Clerk Treasurer, Cicero Utilities, and Plan Commission.

CARMEL Thomas English Retail Real Estate is constructing a new 6,000 SF retail building at 9835 Michigan Rd. Red Wing Shoes is moving into West Carmel Marketplace at 9873 N. Michigan Rd. Tex-Mex restaurant Chuy’s will open its second Hamilton County location in the former Applebee’s building at 10325 N. Michigan Rd. The Old National bank branch at 10460 N. Michigan Rd. closes at the end of June. In May, Kroger opened a new store at 10679 N. Michigan Rd., a former Marsh Supermarkets location. ALDI is planning a new 22,000 SF grocery store at 106th St. & Michigan Rd. Kroger also sold its Turkey Hill convenience stores and is converting those locations to Kroger Fuel Centers. 22

A new LePeep Restaurant opens later this summer at 4400 Weston Pointe Dr. An Arthur Murray studio is taking over the former Speck’s Pet Supply space at 4000 W. 106th St. Carmel-Clay Parks is developing 40 more acres of West Park, adding “The Groves,” which will include an 8,000 SF program center opening in spring 2019. Indiana Montessori Academy is planning a new 6,800 SF facility at 2925 W. 146th St. The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) branch has relocated from 12955 Old Meridian St. to 271 Merchants Square Dr. Development in The Village of West Clay continues with a new 10,600 SF retail building going up at 2470 Harleston St. The Law Office of Josh Brown is moving down the street to 12805 E. New Market St. IU Health has plans for a new 88,000 SF cancer center just south of its North Hospital Campus at 116th Street & US 31. The space at 365 W. 116th St. that formerly housed Coalition Pizza + Wine reopened in May as the latest Naked Tchopstix location. Three Seventeen Hair Design is moving into 13638 N. Meridian St. Anthony Vince’ Nail Spa opens this summer at 14300 Clay Terrace Blvd.

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Pub is moving into a new space at 1438 W. Main St. Ability Plus Title Services just opened a new office at 200 S. Range Line Rd. The Nash Building on Range Line Rd. is welcoming Be.You.Tiful Nails this summer, while gift store Oliver’s Twist is relocating from Clay Terrace to the Baldwin & Chambers building. The Old Spaghetti Factory opened in Carmel City Center at 918 S. Range Line Rd. It’s the second Indiana location and one of 44 nationwide for the Portland, OR-based chain. The first opened in Indianapolis 36 years ago. Carmel Dental Group is growing its footprint at 715 W. Carmel Dr. Life Solutions moves into its new Carmel location at 185 W. Carmel Drive in July. A Lantz Design is moving from the Indiana Design Center into a larger space at 800 S. Range Line Rd. Addendum Gallery is also growing with a larger retail space at 800 S. Range Line Rd. MemberClicks is moving into Midtown at 571 Monon Blvd.

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Papa Fatoush Restaurant has moved into 15 E. Main St. Fat Dan’s Deli has replaced Crust Pizzeria Napoletana at 840 W. Main Street. Sugar Creek Vineyard and Winery is opening a tasting room this summer at 1111 W. Main St. Noble Roman’s Craft Pizza &

Wolfie’s Grill at 1156 Keystone Way has absorbed adjacent space formerly occupied by a nail salon to increase its seating capacity. WrapAroni restaurant opened in April at 1422 Keystone Way East. Tom Wood is remodeling and adding 13,700 SF of space to its Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo dealerships at 4160 E. 96th St. World Wide Motors at 3900 E. 96th St. is also expanding with a 26,700 SF addition.

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FISHERS Wireless Express is moving into 9761 Crosspoint Blvd. Broad Ripple favorite Sweeties Gourmet Treats is opening a new location at 8906 E. 96th St. The former KinderCare at 9000 Fitness Ln. has been fully renovated and is reopening as Kid City USA. A new Edward Jones office is opening at 9758 Lantern Rd. American Health Association is moving into the former WorkOne Central Indiana office at 10204 Lantern Rd. In April, Legit Pho started serving up Vietnamese dishes at 7262 Fishers Crossing Dr. Apex Taekwondo Center is moving into 7247 Fishers Landing Dr. Kroger has opted to renovate its current store at 7272 Fishers Crossing Dr. rather than pursue its previous plan of building a new Kroger Marketplace just east of Allisonville Road & 116th St. Flexware Innovation Rendering

The Enclave Senior Living in Saxony held its grand opening in May at 12950 Tablick St. Crossroads Community Church at 14885 Southeastern Pkwy. continues to grow with a 5,200 SF classroom addition. Heartland Church is building a new 67,000 SF facility at 14900 E. 126th St. Texas Roadhouse at 12950 Publishers Dr. is growing with a 7,200 SF dining area adiBeach31 dition. The new 27,000 SF Ellipsis Fishers Memory Care is slated for construcWESTFIELD tion at 9796 E. 131st St. Animal Urgent Care is moving into 14069 Mundy Dr. Sand volleyball has come to Westfield at the new iBeach31 facility at 17341 A new 61,000 SF facility for iTown Westfield Park Rd. MacAllister Rental Church has been proposed for a 38-acre Store will soon be renting heavy equipsite at 136th St. & Brooks School Rd. The ment from its newest location at 1107 E. 32-acre Fishers AgriPark at 113th St. 181st St. & Florida Rd. opens this summer. The Internet of Things lab, a high-tech incu- A new Texas Roadhouse restaurant is bator in Fishers’ technology park, opened planned for 14758 Greyhound Plaza. The in March. county’s second new Fitness Together

NOBLESVILLE ABC’s & 123’s Learning Center is doubling the size of its facility at 3100 Westfield Rd. Bailey & Wood Financial Group has opened a new branch at 1592 Conner St. Domestic abuse nonprofit Prevail has expanded its presence at 1100 S. 9th St.

Flexware Innovation will move next year from its current location at 9128 Technology Ln. to a new 24,000 SF building to be constructed in the Nickel Plate District. Cellular Sales, a Verizon Wireless retailer, is open at 13638 Bent Grass Ln. along SR37. The first of two new Fitness Together Studio locations in the county is slated for 8395 E. 116th St. The Depot at Nickel Plate is getting a new day spa with the addition of Spavia at 8594 E. 116th St. Personal training center Max Challenge is opening shop at 11680 Commercial Drive. J. Gumbo’s has closed at 8395 E. 116th St.

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Studio is opening at 14645 N. Gray Rd. A new Community First Bank of Indiana branch is under construction at 700 E SR 32. Sport Clips is opening a new location in the Grassy Branch Shopping Center at 3300 E SR 32. HCBM


Carmel-based Life Solutions opened a new counseling office in May at 14540 Prairie Lakes Blvd. North. Stony Creek Church of Christ is planning to build a new facility at 10005 Cumberland Pointe Blvd.

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146th Storage is bringing almost 80,000 SF of storage space to 14532 Marilyn Rd. Crew Carwash is expanding with a new full service carwash building at 13425 Tegler Dr. Noblesville-based gymnastic equipment company Z-Athletic is renovating a new distribution space at 14560 Bergen Blvd.

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Pitch-In Notes from all over the county Conner Prairie and Ritz Charles will invest more than $3 million to renovate and expand Eli Lilly’s historic Chinese House on the grounds of Conner Prairie near 131st St. and Allisonville Rd. They will also build a new pavilion and the facility, to be called The Bluffs at Conner Prairie, will serve as an event venue for weddings and receptions. Ritz Charles will have exclusive catering rights.

in Lebanon, Indiana. Renamed Hickory Commons, the rental community includes a total of 33 leasable units on two cul-desacs and will be maintained as affordable apartments for low-income residents. Legacy Fund, the Central Indiana Community Foundation affiliate serving Hamilton County, awarded $123,000 in grants to nine not-for-profit organizations. Receiving funds were:

Englishton Park Presbyterian Ministries—$10,000 Habitat for Humanity of Hamilton County—$25,000 Chaucie’s Place (Hamilton County Vesta Foundation for Children)—$20,000 Hamilton Heights Educational Hamilton County Parks is being recog- Foundation—$15,000 nized for its effort to rescue, renovate and Connect2Help (Information and re-use historic bridges that connect White Referral Network Inc.)—$6,000 River Campground to Strawtown Koteewi Murphy Mentoring Group—$5,000 Park. The Great Lakes Park TrainReins of Grace Therapeutic Riding ing Institute awarded their OutstandCenter—$12,000 ing Facility Award, Indiana Park and Shepherd’s Center of Hamilton Recreation Association bestowed its County—$10, Excellence in Landscape Design award, Trinity Free Clinic—$20,000 and the American Council of EngiThe City of Westfield announced the neering Companies (ACEC) presented establishment of Westfield Endowment a prestigious merit award to the effort. Fund. The $95,000 unrestricted fund will The 285 foot pedestrian bridge required be used to provide grants to organizations dismantling two historic bridges from within Westfield and managed by the Washington and Wayne Counties and Legacy Fund. The Fund is made possible reassembling them over the White River. by a major gift from the Paul and Judy The third span was built using plans from Estridge Family Foundation at Legacy a historic Hamilton County bridge. Fund and numerous individual donors in Fishers chose Brandywine Creek the community. Farms, a nonprofit organization working A new internet-based charter school will to eliminate hunger by providing locally focus on agricultural training. Tuition-free, raised produce to Central Indiana food the Indiana Agriculture & Technology pantries, to operate a new 30-acre park School (IATS) will couple online learning to be called Fishers AgriPark. Located with labs and project-based activities. The at 113th St. and Florida Rd., the park will Nineveh-Hensley-Jackson United School feature crop fields, livestock, aquaponics, Corporation in Trafalgar is IATS’ authorizan outdoor classroom, farmers market er. The school will operate 600+ acre farm and eating area, as well as beehives and in Morgan County. honey production. It will be the largest Eleven Fifty Academy, a Fisherspark in the country dedicated solely to a based 501(c)(3) nonprofit technical skills working farm. Staffed by volunteers, the academy secured $330,000 in funding farm will serve as an educational facility from three organizations: Indy Women and work to reduce hunger in Fishers. in Tech, JPMorgan Chase and IndiaNoblesville-based HAND Inc. (Hamilton napolis Chapter of Society for InforCounty Area Neighborhood Developmation Management. ment) is venturing outside the county for the first time, investing more than $2 mil- Fishers-based Aggressively Organic Inc., won a Challenge Prize and People’s lion to acquire and renovate 17 duplexes 24

Jack Russell, former President of the Westfield Chamber of Commerce, was hired as Chief Operating Officer of OneZone, the Jack Russell Carmel and Fishers chamber of commerce. Jack will be responsible for marketing, communications and operations, and oversee member acquisition and retention, member services and events.

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The Farmers Bank welcomed to its Board of Directors: Donna J. Lehman, founder and co-owner of Noblesville’s Lehman & Company, P.C. and Gregory J. Cagnassola, partner with Fishers law firm DeFur Voran LLP.

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Alexis (Lexi) Kearney

Shelby Sparks

Ashley Roose was promoted to Branch Manager at The Farmers Bank Fishers office. Alexis (Lexi) Kearney was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager. Shelby Sparks was promoted to Assistant Branch Manager at the Noblesville Office. Conner Prairie named David Wagner as director of facilities. David Wagner

Choice award at the Food+City Challenge competition during South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin Texas. The Food+City Challenge Prize is an international competition among early-stage startups that encourages innovation in the urban food system. Aggressively Organic provides affordable grow-at-home hydroponic systems that encourages users to Harvest When Hungry. New England-based SilverTech acquired Carmel’s Bitwise Solutions, a website design and development firm. SilverTech will retain the current Bitwise Solutions staff, including the long-time ownership team, Ron Brumbarger and Scott Workman, in key leadership roles. HCBM

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 -         •  

 

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 

 

 

 

 •  •  • 

  

 

    

 





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    

     


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Hamilton County History

David Heighway

“The Dairy Queen” The featured cast was:

roduct placement is now a standard method for getting funding for movies, but the Indiana Condensed Milk Company in Sheridan beat the trend by decades. In 1919, they put up the money for a feature length film that would show how their company was in the vanguard of modern diary practices. The result was called “The Dairy Queen”. The January 3, 1920, Noblesville Ledger described the movie as: “A Hamilton County picture produced, written, directed, and played by Hamilton County people, with scenes about Noblesville, Sheridan, Carmel, and Tipton. Over ten thousand people shown. Three months in preparation. A cast of fifty characters. A fascinating love story. One hundred good laughs.”

It was written and directed by two local men, Frank E. Davidson, the pastor of Sheridan Christian Church, and Nola E. Boyer, a teacher and school superintendent who was then working for the Indiana Condensed Milk Company. They were probably helped by Herbert Tapp, a local actor and playwright, who also played one of the lead roles in the movie and later would manage the Hippodrome Theater. The Milk Company paid for the $5,000 budget and the film included an appearance by the company president, W. T. Wilson. 30

Mary Jones Irene Willwerth (age 19) Joseph Jones Joshua G. Antrim (age 53) Mrs. Jones Cora Antrim (age 43) John Hawkins Joe Parr (age 20) Hiram Hawkins Herbert Tapp (age 41) The plot was explained in the November 4, 1919 Noblesville Ledger: “The story is that of a young farmer boy, disgusted with the old way in which things have been running on his father’s place, attends the dairy picnic accompanied by his sweetheart, Miss Mary Jones, which character is taken by Miss Irene Willwerth. John is inspired to venture on the sea of experience in the dairy business. He does not sail alone. The sailing was not always smooth for there were threatening storms, but Mary made a fortunate investment in a good dairy cow and they came out ahead of the game and were happy.” The first scenes were filmed in August at the Milk Company’s annual “dairy picnic,” which was a huge event. There was much media coverage of the female lead, whose father was a prominent merchant in town. In December, she was featured on the cover of the magazine “The Jersey Bulletin and Dairy World”. Curiously, there wasn’t much coverage of the male lead, Joseph McGee “Joe” Parr. He was a Sheridan High School graduate and a salesclerk who boarded at the Wilwerth family home. He eventually moved to California.

Mrs. Hawkins Madge Johnson (age 30) Little June Hawkins Marion Ross (age 19) The final length of the film was 4 reels (which was probably about 40 minutes long). This would be considered feature length in 1919. It premiered at the Sheridan Christian Church on October 21 and ran for two nights. There was a bigger premiere at the Wild Opera House in Noblesville on November 3. The film had a special score written by Oscar Kaufman, a prominent Midwestern violinist. It was recut and rereleased in December of 1920. Filming began for a follow-up movie about raising Jersey cows, but it was never made. While this film was a serious effort, there is no evidence that “The Dairy Queen” was ever picked up by a national distributor and shown elsewhere. The print of the film is probably long gone—most likely the nitrate disintegrated decades ago. It would be an interesting film to see today. HCBM

David Heighway is the Hamilton County Historian.

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