month : 01/2016 25 results

City of Indianapolis holds free business certification workshops

By Brittany Baggett Minority business owners will soon have a chance to take advantage of free certification workshops around Indianapolis—all you have to do is register. The City of Indianapolis and the Indianapolis Minority & Women Business Development will hold certification workshops at three locations around the city geared toward ...

State bicentennial brings together old tradition with fresh faces

Ask the average Indiana resident to rattle off a few facts about their home state, and they may mention record-breaking attendance at the Indiana State Fair — known for its butter-smothered corn on the cob and giant pork tenderloin sandwiches. They may also recall a story of their first visit to the Indianapolis 500 or dive into the conversation ...

Indiana celebrates 200 years of history

By Victoria T. Davis   Inspired by the Indiana state flag, a 23.5-inch high-tech torch designed by a team of Purdue University engineering students, staff and faculty will travel 2,300 miles through Indiana’s 92 counties by 1,900 hand-selected torchbearers, who will ignite the future of the Hoosier state during its bicentennial by ...

A matter of community

By Tom King   It has been my good fortune over the years to have jobs that allowed me to be involved in the city and state I love. Whether it was serving as president of the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, my tenure as president of the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation or now, as president of the Indiana State Museum and Historic ...

Indiana’s true trivia

By Victoria T. Davis   In Indiana, basketball is king, football fans adore the Indianapolis Colts, pork tenderloins can be found at almost every local fair and visitors can experience Hoosier hospitality at its finest. But do you think you know all Indiana has to offer? Think you’re the master of Indiana trivia? Following are ...

Black settlement and migration in Indiana’s history

By Wilma Moore   Indiana has a very rich African-American history that begins with its settlement and migration patterns. Most Blacks in the territory that became Indiana in 1816 lived in southern counties. Blacks settled with the French during the mid- to late-18th century in an area that became Knox County in the Indiana Territory in ...

What I love about Indiana

Compiled by Kelly Patrick Slone   What’s not to love? We asked some leaders and entrepreneurs from across the state to tell Indiana Minority Business Magazine, “What do you love about Indiana?” Following are some of their responses.   “What I love about Indiana are the vast opportunities for growth for all businesses ...

6 decades-old Indiana businesses share secrets to success

By Lauren Caggiano   Not every business can stand the test of time. It can be a challenge to stay relevant and profitable in changing times. Luckily for the Hoosier State, several businesses in a variety of industries have enjoyed multiple decades of success. Here are a few we’ve highlighted: Peerless Cleaners Since 1915, Fort ...

Group works to save, revitalize state’s African-American landmarks

By Kelly Patrick Slone   “When ‘progress’ calls for redevelopment of cities, African-American sites and structures are often the first to disappear. In small towns and rural areas, Black landmarks frequently fade into obscurity.” — Indiana Landmarks.   Indiana Landmarks, a private statewide historic preservation ...

A new you

By Jessica R. Key   The beginning of a new year is often filled with excitement and promise. We don’t know what the future holds, but we do our best to start on the right foot. The first quarter of 2016 isn’t just new — it’s also a time to celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial. What better way to celebrate this exciting new year ...