Regional Spotlight

Check out ‘Valpo’

By Victoria T. Davis Just 50 miles east of Chicago, the city of Valparaiso offers a range of entertainment, educational and business resources to its community of about 30,000 residents. The city is also home to the nationally acclaimed Valparaiso...

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Features

Ivy Tech provides practical entrepreneurship education

By Ebony Chappel Data from 2014 compiled by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) shows for the fourth year in a row, the U.S. has experienced tremendous growth in the area of business ownership with a minimum of 13 percent of...

Ivy Tech provides practical entrepreneurship education Ivy Tech provides practical entrepreneurship education
Features

Strategies on mastering the art of public speaking

By Jessica R. Key Glossophobia or speech anxiety tops the lists of things many people fear most. According to the Mayo Clinic, fear of public speaking can range from slight nervousness to paralyzing fear and panic. Though numerous professions require...

Strategies on mastering the art of public speaking Strategies on mastering the art of public speaking
Features

Indy’s Kitchen bakes up a $5 million annual business impact

By Leslie L. Fuller If you visit Indy’s Kitchen on 2442 N. Central Ave. one morning, you will discover a dozen cooks whirling around a prep table. Peta Gay and Larry Wharton are preparing dishes for their Taste of the...

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Tech Talk

Small Businesses at risk of hacker attacks

By James Turner Cyber security has emerged as a top priority as America’s largest retailers like Home Depot and Walgreens recently experienced hacks, which stole customer information. Unfortunately, many small and medium-sized businesses don’t realize hackers target them until it’s...

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Events, On the Cover

IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Borel's!

Travel Launch Party Join us at Borel's Cajun and Creole Cookery as we launch the second quarter of the Indiana Minority Business Magazine. Delicious Food, Fun Giveaways, and More!

IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Borel's! IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Borel's!
Hoosier Marketplace, Uncategorized

5 Hoosier-made products

By Victoria T. Davis Beat the Heat Habanero Dip - A Spice Above A Spice Above, located in Crown Point, Ind. carries 18 different varieties of all natural gourmet dips. The company boasts that its products are all natural, low carb...

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Features

5 team building getaways in the state

By Victoria T. Davis Life in between the four walls of a corporate office building can be a little daunting on a professional’s productiveness and can also take a toll on their relationships with their coworkers. It may be time...

5 team building getaways in the state 5 team building getaways in the state
Startup

Southern inspired meals in high demand in Indianapolis

By Victoria Davis Enter Borel’s Cajun & Creole Cookery and you’ll feel like you’ve crossed into Louisiana. Splashes of purple, green and vibrant gold dominate the interior, trumpets and saxophones blare their funky jazz tunes over the loud speakers, traditional...

Southern inspired meals in high demand in Indianapolis Southern inspired meals in high demand in Indianapolis
Events, On the Cover

IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Shiraz!

aGVy3 Join us at Shiraz Wine Cafe’ as we launch the third quarter of the Indiana Minority Business Magazine. Delicious Wine, Fun Giveaways, and More!

IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Shiraz! IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Shiraz!
Startup

Borel’s Cajun & Creole Cookery

By Victoria Davis Enter Borel’s Cajun & Creole Cookery and you’ll feel like you’ve crossed into Louisiana. Splashes of purple, green and vibrant gold dominate the interior, trumpets and saxophones blare their funky jazz tunes over the loud speakers, traditional...

Borel’s Cajun & Creole Cookery Borel’s Cajun & Creole Cookery
Regional Spotlight

City Close Up: Muncie

By Victoria T. Davis Home to about 70,000 residents, Muncie, Ind. is widely known as a small college town home to Ball State University students and the legendary Ball Brothers, who were from a local family famed for the...

City Close Up: Muncie City Close Up: Muncie
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...

Grocer wins business with fresh goods, friendly service Grocer wins business with fresh goods, friendly service
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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FASHION
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  • Fearless and Fly

    Right:Be bold and test the waters with a fashionable jumpsuit. This jumpsuit can be worn to the office by wearing a blazer and your favorite jewelry. During cocktail hour, the jacket can be removed for an entire new look. (Jumpsuit, jacket, K&G Fashions; accessories and shoes by way of Styles By M.E. LLC. personal collection)

Left: If you’re not into color or are still exploring the color spectrum, feel free to jazz up your solid business suits with a patterned pump, and jewelry in an eye-catching color. (Jacket, blouse, pants, K&G Fashions; accessories and shoes by way of Styles By M.E. LLC. personal collection)
    By Victoria T. Davis and Ebony Chappel Striking out on a new, adventurous path can prove to be daunting. The thought of playing it cool and recoiling into a more mundane approach may at first seem ideal when faced with the startling realities of uncertainty but as the saying goes, anything worth having is worth fighting […]
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  • Layer it on

    IMBM December 119
    By Jessica R. Key Coco Chanel is famously quoted as saying “less is more.” In the fashion world, she is absolutely correct. But I believe if she ever experienced winter in Indiana, she’d modify her statement. Hoosiers in northern Indiana get chilled-to-the-bone wind gusts that bounce off of lake Michigan; Hoosiers in the southern part […]
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  • Under Construction

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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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