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Management Charles Waldo

Don’t Bite off More than You can Chew and other timeless principles for effective living from seniors You undoubtedly are familiar with the title Principle: “Don’t bite off more than you can chew.” Don’t take on more obligations, debt, projects, and so on than you can handle and get done on time and with quality. Because it is so applicable to success in so many situations, you have no doubt applied it—perhaps often. Where, when, and from whom did you first hear it? I’ll bet it goes back a ways, to your parents and, perhaps, even to grandparents. You no doubt have many more which you can quickly bring to mind. I belong to a Seniors exercise class in Columbus (IND) jointly sponsored by the local hospital and Senior Center. There are 27 Seniors in the group, average age probably 75+, almost evenly split between females and males; all retired from a wide variety of occupations, ranging from farming, to teaching, to engineering, to the military. Some have lived their entire lives in the Columbus area, while others are recent arrivals. Salt of the earth folks, with very positive attitudes, especially considering that many are fighting Parkinson’s Disease.

2. “Listen more; talk less.” 3. “Always tell the truth. That way you don’t have to remember what you said.”

Sensing the potential makings of a useful article for this magazine, I rustled up a note pad and pen, and took copious notes as the members shared.

4. “Get as much education as you can. Never stop learning.”

As we went around the room there were many smiles, outright laughter, and some embellishment of the conditions under which a particular Principle was

6. “Measure twice, cut once. Do things right the first time.”

5. “Work hard. Always do your best. Don’t give up.”

7. “Be kind and generous, especially to those who have less than you.”

Don’t cheat.

8. “Stay away from trouble with the law. Remember, nothing good happens after 2 AM.”

It will always catch

9. “Don’t cheat. It will always catch up with you.”

Our leader likes us to exercise both our minds and bodies. Recently, during a break, she asked us to consider and bat around two questions: 1) Using the old adage or Principle of “Don’t bite off more than you can chew” as an example, can you remember any similar Principles which were applied to you and which you subsequently adopted and applied to others in your sphere of influence, such as children, employees, and so on? 2) From whom did you first hear each Principle and how long ago was that? 6

Get your memories cranked up and we’ll just go around the room and share. You might be surprised how far back some of these Principles go.

up with you.

10. Put a part of each paycheck into a savings account.”

applied to or by that person. It was obvious most of the Principles were widely used and most said they wished they had learned the lesson undergirding the Principle a lot sooner. (Quick – Before going on can you think of any Principles for effective living that you abide by, or should? Have such Principles changed as you aged? How so?) Here are the Principles that were shared, most several times by different members. How many of them are “part” of you? How many have you used? In what situations? Where and how did you learn it? Are these Senior Principles for effective living ageless? 1. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” (Mentioned by just about everyone.)

11. “Always give credit where credit is due,” and related, “If you can’t say something good about a person, don’t say anything.” 12, “Good luck tends to find those who work hard and help others.” 13. “Look people in the eye when talking with them.” 14. “Good manners and good grammar are always in style. “ 15. “Don’t drink and drive.” 16. “Don’t smoke.” 17. “Come in to work a little early; stay a little late; do a little more than is required; and make sure your output is the best quality possible.” 18. “Laugh with people, not at them.” 19. “Fool me once and it’s your fault. Fool me twice and it’s my fault.”

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20. “Never put off to tomorrow what you can do today.” 21. “If something seems too good to be true, it probably is.” 22. “It will never be noticed on a galloping horse.” (Do you have any idea what this severaltimes- mentioned Principle comes from or refers to?) 23 “If you make a mess, clean it up.” 24. “Praise in public. Criticize in private.” 25, “You can’t trust a dog to guard your food.” 26. “Be careful as to who you run around with. You are known by the company you keep.”

Your reaction? What do you think? Have you heard these Principles? Do you use them? If you have several not listed above but that you’ve found helpful, send them my way and maybe there’s a follow-up article possible. As to when they first hear of each Principle, members said the first exposures usually went back many years, often to a parent, grandparent, coach, and, in a couple of cases, to their Army drill sergeants. Several Seniors said they had no doubt the Principle went back far beyond their grandparents. Some said “It’s in the Bible,” that’s how old and everlasting it is. That is old. Pass them on. Good luck. HCBM


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27. “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” 28. “Always wear clean underwear. You never know when you might be in an accident and have to go to the hospital.” (This one was mentioned by several of the ladies, but not by even one guy. ???)


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Ethics Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow

Decisiveness and Ethics: A Powerful Leadership Combo The gift of decisiveness. You can’t touch it or feel it. But you know it when you see it, and when you see it, you want more of it. The ability to cut through procrastination and make powerful decisions is an essential hallmark of a good leader. A Ketchum 2014 survey of over 6,500 workers reinforces this point. The survey found decisiveness is one of the top three skills that make the biggest impact on a leader’s ability to establish credibility and trust. As a side note—the other two skill sets are open communication and personal presence.

ing a decision. Author Andrew Blackman puts it simply, explaining that ethical leadership is “doing the right thing.” This approach to ethical decision-making is also called deontology. For example, a rendition of a classic moral duty prominently featured in a myriad of religious teachings—including Judaism, Christianity and Islam—is “Thou shalt not lie.” Leaders who adhere to this philosophy are obligated to always be honest. But are there situations where it is ethically permissible for a CEO to lie to customers, dealers, labor unions, government officials or even other departments of their companies in order to generate profit or gain a competitive advantage?

these types of rules do not easily resolve how a CEO can reconcile the moral obligation to “do the right thing” with his or her corporate duty to make fiduciary decisions to “do the best thing.” Likewise, leaders who struggle within their own personal quagmires of pursuing perfect answers to tough questions may morph from being proactive, decisive and effective into reactive, indecisive and ineffective.


Unfortunately, in today’s business environment, many employees do not believe that their leaders’ actions are aligned Likewise, researchers behind the CEO with the moral, ethical standard of “doGenome Project conducted a 10-year ing the right thing.” A study from the study of leadership traits and characInstitute of Leadership & Management teristics among successful CEOs. The Unfortunately, it’s fair to say that CEOs in London found 63% of managers have research found that CEOs who were de- who feel morally obligated to tell the been asked to do something contrary to scribed as “decisive” by corporate board truth, the whole truth and nothing but their own ethical code, while 43% were members and majority investors were the truth are at a heavy disadvantage told to behave in direct violation of their 12 times more likely to be regarded as in today’s business environment. CEOs, organization’s own values high-performers. statements. Add to that—the This finding comes as no study found 9% were asked Sound ethical decision-making is surprise given employees and to break the law. often made with less-than-perfect consumers expect CEOs to have Some CEOs appear to be a the courage and confidence to information. tad more decisive in making make tough decisions regardethical decisions based on a ing what activities and actions cost-benefits analysis of the are best for their organization. and for that matter, a preponderance of consequences (end results) of whether As Peter Drucker put it, “Wherever you employees are quite aware of a rather their behavior or action (means) taken see a successful business, someone made unpleasant but pervasive fact articulated will help the greatest number of people a courageous decision.” in the opening sentence of Carol Kinsey or stakeholders. This philosophy is called Goman’s book The Truth about Lies in But often, there is an additional leaderconsequentialism. A classic example of the Workplace: How to Spot Liars and ship skill that, while highly valued, can consequentialism comes from British significantly reduce and even extinguish What to Do about Them: “You work philosopher John Stuart Mill, who arwith a bunch of liars.” a leader’s ability to make decisive decigued that “greatest good” is providing the sions. What is the proverbial Kryptonite As an illustration, most business negomaximum amount of happiness to the that can weaken or damage decisivetiators lie—and they lie often. One study maximum number of people and causness? The simple, yet perhaps surprising, found that 100 percent of negotiators ing the minimum amount of pain. answer is this: ethics. lied or failed to reveal a problem if no The consequential approach, however, is one directly asked them about it. What not without its downsides. One problem Doing the Right Thing about bluffing, partial truths, overstateis that unless a leader has a crystal ball ments and selective omissions? Are Oxford Dictionaries defines “ethics” as and uses it frequently, he or she cannot these acts examples of deception, and “moral principles that govern a person’s see the future. Thus, it’s nearly imposthus, forms of unethical lying? behavior or the conducting of an activsible to predict how a decision will or ity.” Thus, ethical leadership in business The major problem with adhering to can affect the largest number of people is when a leader acts with his or her own deontological ethics to resolve different or stakeholders. moral principles in mind whenever mak- shades of grey in ethical situations is that 8

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Another issue is that consequentialism always involves both winners and losers. For example, if sales are slowing and a CEO decides to fire five employees rather than put everyone on a 30-hour workweek, the 20 employees who keep their full-time jobs are winners—but the other five are losers. Understandably, the CEO in this scenario is facing a real-life moral dilemma within his or her organization, including dealing with his or her own personal regrets of “I wish I did not have to do this.” But it’s not all bad news. Studies have repeatedly found practical and positive benefits from leaders who make smart and consequential decisions. For example, one experiment printed in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes found that “ethical leadership was positively and significantly related to employee performance.”

Dealing with Failure Furthermore, ethical decision-making should not diminish a CEO’s ability to confidently make sage and decisive decisions. As noted in the previously-men-

tioned survey conducted by researchers at the CEO Genome Project and written about in a 2017 article in the Harvard Business Review, “High-performing CEOs understand that a wrong decision is often better than no decision at all.” Indeed, researchers found only 6% of surveyed CEO’s “received low marks because they made decisions too quickly.” On the other hand, 94% scored low because they were deemed to be slow decision-makers. In sum, study authors determined that, “decisive CEOs recognize that they can’t wait for perfect information.” In that same article, former Greyhound CEO Stephen Gorman was quoted discussing his decisions leading the bus company through a turnaround, saying, “A bad decision was better than a lack of direction. Most decisions can be undone, but you have to learn to move with the right amount of speed.” To be honest, ethical decision-making is not a guaranteed path to business success. Yet inevitably, failure is a part of every success story. The most respected and successful business leaders, ranging from CEOs of mom-and-pop shops

to Fortune 500s, have pasts littered with start-ups that went under or ideas that never got off the ground. Successful ethical leaders often use failure as a time for introspection, self-reflection and personal growth. In the inspirational words of IBM’s former chairman and CEO Thomas J. Watson, “You are thinking of failure as the enemy of success. But it isn’t at all. You can be discouraged by failure, or you can learn from it. So go ahead and make mistakes. Make all you can. Because, remember, that’s where you will find success.” In sum, every leader makes mistakes. Sound ethical decision-making is often made with less-than-perfect information, as the leader looks at an issue and/or opportunity from different angles, and then trusts himself or herself to decisively and confidently do the right thing by moving forward. 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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Tech Talk: Malware Bits and Bytes tions and malware, though changes made by malware are more likely to cause serious problems.

Malware, short for malicious software, is any software used to disrupt computer operations, gather sensitive information, and/or gain access to data on private computer systems. Malware normally loads quietly and is intended to steal information or spy on users for an extended period without their knowledge. Malware is an umbrella term used to refer to many forms of hostile or intrusive software including general viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware and scareware. It can take the form of an executable program, email attachment, embedded script or active web content. Depending on how technically correct you want to be, viruses are a subset of malware, but to most people the two words mean the same thing. Some of the more critical forms of malware are ransomware—these will encrypt the data on your hard drive and post a message that you should purchase Bitcoin to pay for a decryption key. I don’t need to mention that you do not want to do this! The most publicized names are CrypoLocker, WannaCry and TeslaCrypt.

PUP Definition

(Potentially Unwanted Modification) A PUM is an unwanted change made to your computer’s settings. PUMs can be performed by both legitimate applica10

Malvertising threats as you surf the internet Over the past six months, there have been many new types of Malware introduced that have not been directly detected by MalwareBytes Premium. The threats have been deemed “Malvertising”. Malvertising (malicious advertising) is a fairly new concept for spreading malware and is difficult to combat because it works its way into a webpage and can spread through a system unknowingly.

Malware normally loads quietly and is intended to steal information or spy on users...

(Potentially Unwanted Program) An application that is installed along with a desired program. Also called a “barnacle,” in most cases, the PUP is spyware or some other key logger software. However, what makes spyware a PUP rather than pure malware is the fact that the end user license agreement (EULA) does inform the user that this program will be installed. Considering no one ever reads the license agreement, the distinction is a subtle one.

PUM Definition

PUMs often modify settings at the system level. On Windows systems, this usually involves updating the Windows registry. Note: The Windows Registry is a hierarchical map or database of everything on your computer: settings, software, preferences, saved information (to include perhaps credit card numbers and personal information).

Infections delivered through malvertising do not necessarily require any user action (like clicking) to compromise the system. Just visiting an infected site can download the threats to your computer. Even the most cautious users have been infected. Companies and websites have had difficulty diminishing the number of malvertising attacks, which suggests that this attack method isn’t likely to disappear soon.

Microsoft fake threat One of the latest threats is a screen that pops-up branded like an official Microsoft page. The page will notify you that

a virus has been found. You may also hear talking through your speakers with instructions on how to receive Microsoft support by calling the displayed toll-free phone number. All of this is a ploy to trick you into action. Obviously, you should not call the number. They would want to remote connect to your computer—soon followed by a request for a credit card number for support and a software program to remove the viruses. Meanwhile, they would be scouring your computer for private information and credit card numbers. There are many similar types of fake threats—do not fall for any of them. Simply hit Ctrl-Alt-Del and End Task on the browser sessions. Then run an anti-virus and malware scan.

Malware Removal 1) MalwareBytes Here is an address for a free anti-malware program that is very good. www.MalwareBytes.org - MalwareBytes also has a Premium version that is fully automated for an annual fee. 2) HitManPro HitManPro is for the next level of malware removal. www.HitmanPro.com - The cost for this program is $24.95 per computer, per year.

Backup your valuable data If you do not have an active backup plan implemented, please investigate your options. Many of the Malware sects will completely encrypt and destroy your data. A current and tested backup is always your best defense. HCBM 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.

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Disabled community seeks to fill gap By Ann Craig-Cinnamon Photo by John Cinnamon

he help wanted sign is as prevalent as a welcome sign at many businesses in Hamilton County these days. The unemployment rate is so low that the county is considered to be at full employment, leaving business owners scrambling to find workers.

describes the goal of the group, which meets bi-monthly, as providing a comfortable setting for employers to share best practices, learn more about accommodations, ask questions, share challenges, and connect with providers that can help with job training and support.

“Employers can share if they have employment needs that could be filled by Now, consider that the unemployment capable individuals with intellectual and and underemployment rate for people physical disabilities. Providers can idenwith disabilities in Hamilton County is tify individuals whom could fill those poextremely high and it seems like you sitions,” says Coble, who has a daughter might have found a solution for busiwith autism and cognitive delays. “When nesses needing workers as well as for Crysta ages out of high school, I would those with disabilities that want to work. like to see her have options for employment in Fishers.” Coble says students There are organizations dedicated to age out of high school at the age of 22. helping those with disabilities find “Parents want their kids with disabilities work, such as Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. Within Hamilton Southeast- doing something meaningful like being employed doing jobs they are capable of ern Schools there is an office that helps performing. Seventy percent of individustudents with disabilities find jobs as als with disabilities are unemployed. they transition out of school This is an important issue and I want to What was missing, however, was a change this statistic in Fishers.” unified effort to bring together these organizations that work with the disabled Sharing resources and the businesses who might want to This idea is catching on around Hamemploy them. ilton County. Coble has been assisting Fishers City Councilwoman Cecilia Coble Carmel Councilwoman Laura Campbell came up with the idea of forming the in starting a similar networking group in Fishers Disability Inclusion in the Work- Carmel called the Carmel Advisory Complace Business Networking Group. She mittee on Disability. 12

Chrissy Pogue, a Transition Specialist with Hamilton Southeastern Schools, co-chairs the Fishers networking group with Michelle Steltz, the Executive Director of Finance and Operations for Opportunities For Positive Growth, Inc. Pogue works with students with cognitive and physical disabilities, those with mild to moderate cognitive disability, and students on the autism spectrum, to find jobs. She says the networking group allows employers to ask questions they might normally be afraid to ask, such as abilities and skill sets and transforming work space to accommodate them. She thinks it shows inclusivity within the city. “The fact that they have a committee that focuses just on employment I think shows how important a concept this is for the city to be aware of,” she says adding that it is helping to make connections that weren’t being made. Steltz says this networking group provides a chance to share success stories, challenges and resources with other business peers and she believes the group is important because business owners are already stretched with the demands of running a business in a growing community. “Being able to stop and seek out these connections on your own is hard when you have a business

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to run. Hiring and training new employees takes time, and we hope by sharing resources and success stories they are able to be more open to expanding their workforce options,” says Steltz. She uses the example of a company that needs to find software that converts speech to text in a business setting. Within the networking group they might be able to find another company that has success with a known product and might get to see it in action before making the investment.

Meaningful Careers Blastmedia and Statwax founder Kelly Hendricks is a member of the Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Business Networking Group and is extremely happy with the two employees with disabilities that her companies have hired. “We joined because we are an advocate of the group’s mission. We believe that by focusing on inclusion of folks with disabilities, we will not only improve our businesses and communities, but open up opportunities to folks that may not have had them previously,” she says. “We

wanted to be able to network with other businesses to let them know how easy it is to diversify their workforce.” Hendricks says the addition of team members with disabilities to her company has had a very positive impact on both her teams and the clients they serve. “These folks bring perspectives that we didn’t previously have in our businesses, which enriches the internal and external teams we work with. We can’t be the best business and community partners we can be without a variety of voices in our organizations, and our employees with disabilities have helped us to continue to grow in multiple ways.” On the other side of the issue are those with disabilities. Vicki Homan’s daughter Jenny, who is 22 years old and has a cognitive disability, went through the HSE and Opportunities for Positive Growth programs and landed a job in Food Services at IU Health Saxony. “IU Health recognizes the value of hiring and promoting people with disabilities and special needs,” explains Tamarah Brownlee, vice president of human resources at IU Health Saxony, North,

Tipton and West hospitals. “We believe our differences make us stronger and are committed to recruiting a workforce that reflects the diverse patients we serve.” Vicki Homan says working has helped Jenny’s well-being. “With Jenny working she is creating her own path and moving forward to produce a meaningful career and life for herself. She’s putting together the pieces for independence just like our other kids. We just want to see Jenny successful and happy,” she says and adds that the programs Jenny went through really helped her family. “It’s just made everything a lot easier going through these organizations.” Jenny says she has fun working. “Yes, I enjoy my job because I get to deliver the trays to patients and get to talk to them,” she says. “I like delivering to them. Sometimes they talk to you. They just need someone to talk to.” If you would like to learn more about the Fishers Disability Inclusion in the Workplace Business Networking Group contact Chrissy Pogue at cpogue@hse. k12.in.us or Michelle Steltz at msteltz@ opgrowth.com. HCBM


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A Summary of Recent Retail Activity

By Samantha Hyde

Collaborative local gift shop NobleMade has made 839 Conner St. its permanent home after a successful test run over the holidays. Birkle Realty Group at 939 Conner St. has expanded east into the space formerly occupied by Indiana TaeKwanDo. Focus Nails is moving into the former American Mattress location at 16783 Clover Rd.

NORTHERN HAMILTON COUNTY Hamilton North Public Library is adding almost 5,000 SF to the Cicero branch at 209 W. Brinton St. as part of a big remodel. Beck’s Hybrids, headquartered at 6767 E. 276th St. in Atlanta, has plans to expand again with a new processing tower, office space, and five new warehouses.

CARMEL Riverview Health is building a 10,800 SF emergency room and urgent care center on Nottingham Way west of Michigan Rd. Christian Brothers Automotive is planning to build a 5,600 SF automotive center on an adjacent undeveloped lot. Gray Goat Bicycle Company has opened a new location at 4335 W. 106th St. Indiana Members Credit Union is operating a new branch at 3975 W. 106th St. Fitness studio The Barre Code opens this fall in the Village of West Clay at 2169 Glebe St. Zotec Partners has plans to construct a new 120,000 SF headquarters on adjacent land just west of its current offices at 11460 N. Meridian St. The Travel Agent is opening an office at 11611 N. Meridian St. The 46,500 SF, 40-bed Indianapolis Rehabilitation Institute is planned for vacant land at 12315 Pennsylvania St. Pure Pharmacy recently opened at 12425 Old Meridian St. Code Ninjas, a game-based coding center for kids, is open at 2436 E 146th St.


Chocolate shop Xchocol’Art has moved into Carmel’s Arts & Design District at 228 W. Main St. CBD product retailer The Mill opened this spring at 2271 Pointe Pkwy. Edward Jones and Drexel Interiors of Indiana have new locations at 14570 River Rd.

FISHERS JLC, CPA is building a new 5,000 SF office at 9765 Westpoint Dr. Nickel Plate Bar & Grill closed in April after 28 years of operation at 8654 E. 116th St. Fishers Adult Day Care is moving into 10,000 SF at 7318 Crossing Pl.


Stonycreek Farm Nursery & Landscaping at 11366 SR 38 has been sold to Boomerang Development but is not slated for redevelopment. Spencer Farm is adding a wine tasting room on the north side of its property at 7015 E. 161st St.

Grace Church is growing, adding 2,500 SF to its building at 5504 E. 146th St. Crew Carwash is planning to move its With offices in Kokomo and Logansport, headquarters at 10251 Hague Rd. to a Jarrell Orthodontics’ new office at new 40,000 SF building slated for construction northwest of 116th St. and Exit 14540 Prairie Lakes Blvd. will be its first 5 Pkwy. A new 5,700 SF carwash will also in Hamilton County. A 126,000 SF Uhaul be built on the property. Central Indiana’s self-storage facility is slated for construcsecond Rize restaurant is coming to The tion at SR 37 and 141st St. Yard project on 116th St. east of I-69. Indiana’s first Ford’s Garage restaurant First Call Logistics is opening an office is slated to open in the former location at 14052 Britton Park Rd. of Mo’s Irish Pub in Hamilton Town CenIn June, Code Ninjas is opening a new location at 11501 Geist Pavilion Dr. A new 14,000 SF office building is slated for construction at 12244 E. 116th St. This spring, Chase transformed its branch at 11610 Olio Rd. into a digital-first branch.

Sunrise Bakery is relocating from FortRehabilitation fitness center PXP Endur- ville to Fishers as part of a two-building ance has moved into the former Carmel development on the northwest corner of Olio Rd. and 104th St. F.C. Tucker Co., Consignment space at 13686 N. Meridwhich is developing the property, will ian St. Braces for U is opening its third central Indiana office in August at 13740 have an office in the second building. N. Meridian St. The Specific Chiropractic Center recently opened its doors at 12337 Hancock St. Semler Financial Group is moving into 645 W. Carmel Dr. Your CBD Store opened in March at 255 E. Carmel Dr.


ter. Ohio-based clothing retailer Rose & Remington has three new stores planned for Indiana, including one opening soon at 13901 Town Center Dr.

WESTFIELD A new Wendy’s restaurant is under construction at 191st Street and US 31. Shelby Materials is expanding its Hamilton County footprint with a new truck maintenance facility at 18050 Mule Barn Rd.


A new Edward Jones office is opening in Harbour Town Shoppes at 5855 E. 211th St. KeyBank is closing two Noblesville locations, at 17665 Pebble Center Dr. and downtown at 110 N. 9th St.

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SkyZone and Laser Flash are coming to Westfield and are slated to open in late 2019 northeast of SR 32 and Dartown Rd. A new office for Indy Dental Group North and Indy Eye Physicians is now open at 322 W. Main St. Garden shop Root 31 opened in April at 226 Park St. The headquarters for Grinds Coffee is moving from California to Westfield and setting up shop at 17075 Oak Ridge Rd. ETI Fabrication is moving into a 27,000 SF facility 17055 Oak Ridge Rd.

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Heart and Soul Clinic recently relocated to 17338 Westfield Park Rd. Plans in the works for iBeach31 to expand, adding a 46,000 SF facility complete with indoor volleyball courts, a restaurant, and a pro shop, by its existing outdoor courts at 17341 Westfield Park Rd. HCBM

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Customer favorites range from browned butter carmel cupcakes, strawberry lemonade cupcakes, toffee coconut cookies, butter pecan cookies, and strawberry cheesecake. Colvin has her favorites as well.

“Baking has been a passion of mine and my mother used to bake cakes and cater weddings from home and had dreamed of opening a storefront so we decided to go for it,” Colvin said.

“The carmel apple pie, sugar cream pie, tres leche cupcake and carrot cake,” she said.

That passion led to opening a shop in Broad Ripple, walking distance from Broad Ripple High School, where Colvin graduated.

Her mom, Patrice Young (who goes by TC), still helps whip up the delicious, sweet treats as head baker and is at the bakery “bright and early six days a week.” SweeTies Gourmet Treats is strictly “purchase and go,” and also offers custom ordering.

“The Broad Ripple location we are in now is our second Broad Ripple location,” she “I definitely feel said. “We moved to SweeTies is a one Owner Tiffany Colvin and mother Patrice Young that one to downsize stop shop. That and felt like the location was more visible. was our thought process going into this I would say that that was a great choice.” business. We love to make so many things Another great choice, opening the second it was hard to narrow down our menu,” Colvin said. “We always tell customers if SweeTies Gourmet Treats in Fishers in you don’t see it, ask. However, donuts are July 2018 at 8902 E. 96th St. something we will not be making. We get “I am a sweet eater and have always several customers who come in and ask if been so everywhere I go I’m looking for we make them.” sweet options,” Colvin said. “I actually live two minutes away from the FishResponse to the Fishers shop has been ers location and felt like there were too positive. many families around missing out on a “Our philosophy is pretty simple; treat place to pick up sweets for after dinner.” customers the way we want to be treated, a happy customer is a returning customer,” One Stop Shop Colvin said. “We can’t please everyone, but Sweet treats include everything from everyone deserves respect.” HCBM cupcakes, to pies, cheesecakes and eclairs. June • July 2019 • Hamilton County Business Magazine


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t’s unpredictable what will catch the public’s attention and make a person famous (or infamous) on the internet. Actually, that goes farther back than you might think. During the election for Indiana state representatives in 1837, a Hamilton County writer used a turn of phrase that went international.

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anonymity, much like bloggers do today, this was probably meant to be a largerthan-life made-up character. Curtis Honeycutt, who writes the syndicated language column “The Grammar Guy”, suggested that the name is a play on the word “catch-all”.

The newspapers of the time were looking at issues like the failure of the 1836 state transportation project, partially caused by a national financial crisis, which sent the state into bankruptcy. There were also concerns about the Seminole wars in Florida, Texas independence, and the death of King William IV of England who was replaced by his niece, Victoria.

He said that his qualifications for office were that, “… I believe that I was the first civilized man that skinned a coon, chased a deer, caught a bear or treed a wildcat on the west side of the White River.” This statement is what got everyone’s attention. Even at that time, it was an unusual resume for a politician. The name was occasionally spelled “Cachell” and there is no person by either of those names in any records from the time period. While most people used pen names in the newspapers for 22

The story was still going viral and in January 1838, it jumped the Atlantic Ocean, appearing in The Caledonian Mercury in Edinburgh, Scotland. A few days later, it was in the London Times and eventually was printed in ten different English, Welsh, and Scottish papers. By this time, the original name had disappeared from the various transcriptions, so the British papers gave the character a new name of “Seth W. Dobble”.

Modern connection The story achieved its furthest reach in February of 1838 when it appeared in Sydney Morning Herald in Australia. It may have also appeared in European papers, but since the original name was dropped, language differences make it difficult to track. Back in Indiana, “Cachel” sent his last letter to the local paper in September of 1838. Overall, besides the prospectus, there were just six actual letters, some of which are only known from transcriptions in other papers. The name never actually appeared on the ballot.

Isaac Cachel Then on May 18, 1837, a letter appeared in the Noblesville newspaper named, appropriately enough, The Newspaper. It was from a person calling himself “Isaac Cachel” and announced his candidacy for the state legislature. He stated that his opponents were a “priest” (i.e. Catholic) and a lawyer, and were therefore untrustworthy. He also said he would resolve the state financial issues by designating raccoon skins as the official currency.

would be something like GoFundMe. The prospectus ran for several weeks but was evidently unsuccessful.

Going Viral

The phrase about his qualifications and his currency proposal caught the eye of someone at The Indiana Herald, which was a paper with a state-wide readership, and it was reprinted there in June. The Herald report was picked up by the Bloomington Post, and it was off and runThere was a renewal of interest in ning. The story appeared in Ohio, then “Cachel” in the 1970’s with the county New York, and by September, it had apsesquicentennial and the United States peared in at least 16 newspapers spread across the 26 states and various territories of the United States. “Cachel” had been writing other letters to the local paper when he saw this response and decided to try to take it to the next level. He put a prospectus in the paper asking for money to write and publish a book of his adventures. The equivalent today

bicentennial. He provided the title for an excellent local history column by Georgianne Neal that ran in Noblesville Ledger between 1978 and 1980. The first letter had said that “… the coon catcher and the corn-planter …” were the “… real bone and sinner [sinew] of the country …”. Ms.

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Neal named her column “Coon Catchers and Corn Planters,” and interviewed many elderly members of the community who have since passed away. By doing so, she created a resource that is still useful.


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