month : 05/2015 23 results

IMBM Traveling Launch Party at Borel’s!

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!

Hoosiers take flight

John Wise and Octave Chanute were some of the first in Indiana to test the theories of flight on Hoosier soil. Wise sought out balloon travel beginning in Crawfordsville, Ind. and Chanute, one of America’s foremost civil engineers, built a glider and conducted test flights in what is now Gary, Ind. Although these individuals may be known as ...

Creating a Working Life

By Ellen Ernst Kossek National statistics indicate that American employees, whatever their background, age, or marital status, are experiencing increased stress and conflict in work, family, and life. One reason for this is the explosive growth in the use of portable electronic devices, including tablets and cell phones. Now our boss and ...

State supplier diversity director Daniel spotlights FAQ

As deputy commissioner of the Indiana Division of Supplier Diversity, Terrie Daniel’s professional focus is the promotion of businesses owned by minority, women and veterans. Below is a FAQ checklist created especially for the Indiana Minority Business Magazine —frequently asked questions and answers — that Daniel fields in her daily ...

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 and contain no MSG or preservatives. Their Beat the Heat Habanero dip is A Spice Above’s hottest product made ...

Coping with annoying personalities on job, travel

By Ebony Chappel Like other means of public transportation, airplanes are a place where people of all ages, backgrounds and personalities converge in one space. The average American workplace shares very similar characteristics. Both places, have spoken and unspoken codes of conduct which at times, appear to go unnoticed by those that are ...

Cloud solutions can help your company

By James Turner The concept of storing information in a central location formed during 1950s, when the mainframe was deemed the future of computing. The room-sized, traditional mainframe has come and gone. Today, the information stored within our computers, tablets, and smartphones can be stored within the Cloud. The Cloud simply refers to a ...

Quick and Easy Relationship Building

By Jamar Cobb-Dennard After attending a invigorating networking event that featured coffee, networking, and stirring speakers, a longtime friend noticed something striking. When he was a business owner some 12 years ago, he did not spend his time networking and building relationships to build his company. My response to him included the ...

Indianapolis Airport Authority Rodriguez reflects on 27-year ‘lucky career’

By Ebony Chappel and Leslie L. Fuller New Orleans, Louisiana, late summer, 2005. Bad weather is brewing for the Crescent City. In fact, meteorologists are forecasting that a hurricane is on the way, but Mario Rodriguez, deputy director of the Louis Armstrong International Airport in New Orleans, is not worried. The tousled-haired, friendly ...

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 to step outside of the cubicle or come out from behind the office door to get to know others and practice effective ...