Startup

Grocer wins business with fresh goods, friendly service

By Leslie L. Fuller What does it take to fulfill the American Dream in a small town? Personal attention. Focusing on a niche. Emphasizing the basics. That’s why Anna Rosa Marin, 21, says her aunt and uncle’s small grocery store...

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Features

The Affirmative Action debate continues

“Equality is where everyone has a pair of shoes, but equity is where everyone has a pair of shoes that fit them.” Nathanial Williams, IUPUI graduate and current doctorial candidate. By Kim L. Hooper With just a “C” average, Nathaniel...

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Features

A Native American journey for civil rights, equality and education

By Amy Foxworthy “It is a tragic irony that the American Indian has for so long been denied a full share of freedom - full citizenship in the greatest free country in the world…nearly half our states and many...

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Tech Talk

Technology firm provides solutions for small businesses

058By Ebony Chappel Maintaining a sound technological element to your company is an integral part of any businesses success. Unfortunately, it is one need that many small to mid-sized businesses seem...

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Events

Indiana Minority Business Magazine celebrates 10th Anniversary with ceremony honoring Champions of Diversity

Inaugural William G. Mays Award will recognize a notable entrepreneur On January 16, 2015 business owners, dignitaries, and community leaders will gather to celebrate the 10th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner. The Indiana Minority Business Magazine will recognize 14...

Indiana Minority Business Magazine celebrates 10th Anniversary with ceremony honoring Champions of Diversity Indiana Minority Business Magazine celebrates 10th Anniversary with ceremony honoring Champions of Diversity
Features

Beyond the Grave

Smith Bizzell & Warner’s Kelvin J. Pennington breathes life into struggling Gary community By Leslie L. Fuller Kelvin J. Pennington steps through the doors of Smith Bizzell & Warner Funeral Home in Gary, as he has done hundreds if not thousands...

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Startup

Career Consulting

Nichee points directionless clients toward professional success

By Rebecca R. Bibbs Dea C. Lott knows all about pursuing an education and a career that’s not a good fit. After becoming pregnant while still in high school, the South Bend native found...

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Features

Corporate Art

Installations brings people together and enhance a company’s image

By Rebecca R. Bibbs About a decade ago, well-known Indiana artist Kanwal Prakash Singh watched as Julia Moore, then public art administrator for Indianapolis-based Blackburn Architects, flipped through 550 slides of works...

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Tech Talk

On the Go

Each phone platform’s pros and cons can help or hurt your business

By James Travis Turner IN THE-NOT-SO-DISTANT PAST, mobile phones were clunky, limited-use devices designed and priced almost exclusively for big business users. Since then, the smartphone has become an...

On the Go On the Go
Startup

Sweet Treats

Nostalgia leads Carrie Abbott to update tried and true candy favorites

By Rebecca R. Bibbs IN 2012, CARRIE ABBOTT LAUNCHED Indianapolis-based Newfangled Confections with Carrie’s Frittle® Candy, a sweet treat that combines the best of fudge and peanut brittle. The company...

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Regional Spotlight

Central Indiana

Affordable housing helps working families with low incomes

By Victoria Davis Central-Indiana-StateWITH THE GENTLE SWAY OF HER HAND, Ronda Weybright leads the tour around the offices of RealAmerica Development and Management in Fishers. She...

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City Close-Up

Westfield chugs along as a center of the historic Underground Railroad

By Victoria Davis OldTowneCarmelBBSTROLL THROUGH THE STREETS OF WESTFIELD and visualize the environment as a safe house for those who...

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Hoosier Marketplace

Boss's Day

Show your supervisor you appreciate their leadership

By Rebecca R. Bibbs boss-day2BUYING GIFTS CAN BE TOUGH Even when they are for people we know well. But buying a gift for the head...

Boss's Day Boss's Day
Tech Talk

Digital Marketing Technology

Even small businesses can afford to compete against the big boys

By James Travis Turner michael-porterMost of the buzz words in digital marketing didn’t exist 10 years ago. It presents the...

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Hoosier Marketplace

Backyard Barbecue

Get a taste of Indiana with meat, produce and refreshing beverages

By Rebecca R. Bibbs this-old-farmSummertime means breaking out the grill and having family and friends over for a backyard barbecue. Many minority-...

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    Hoosier stores and boutiques develop power looks for engineer students, faculty By Jessica R. Key   Hoosiers are known for their hospitality but unfortunately, not for their style. Fashion experts say not only are they inclined to certain styles and colors, but being en vogue is not high on the priority list. Those who are […]
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    By Jessica R. Key If your waist belt could talk, what would it say?  Too tight or just right? One of the main reasons behind many of today’s chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, stem from obesity. Now that the Affordable Health Care Act is in full effect, many Americans needing health insurance […]
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    By Jessica R. Key When life’s course ends, families must deal with the necessary arrangements to ensure their loved one is laid to rest properly. Funeral directors have a tall task on their hands making sure every last detail is to the family’s liking. Those in the funeral home and other death-related industries must maintain […]
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