month : 10/2016 4 results

Hoosier made

Five products to make you proud to be a Hoosier By Kelly Patrick Slone   Almost a century after Rilla Plyley sparked an idea by putting a plate of fudge on a shelf in the family store in LaGrange, Indiana, Plyley’s Candies continues to churn out the “handmade treats of yesteryear.” Plyley’s great-grandson now oversees the ...

It’s a Family Affair

By Lauren Caggiano   If you provide high-quality products, the rest will follow. That’s the motto of Georgeann Quealy, president of Michigan City, Indiana-based Integrative Flavors, a clean-label manufacturer of premium soup bases, gravy mixes, flavor concentrates, rubs and blends. They cater to the foodservice, restaurant, ...

Modern Family Business

Staff Report   Over a decade ago, Crystal and Noell Allen took a chance on themselves by agreeing to be partners, not only in title, but in business as well. As Black women, who also happen to be members of the LGBT community, their collective presence represents a level of diversity that, although not widespread, is ever increasing in ...

IMBM salutes family-owned businesses

  The definition of family is changing, and so is the look of what for years has been known as a “traditional family.” Now, “family” transcends the characterization of being born of the same lineage or even the traditional male-female representation of a couple. Today’s definition of family is more what you make it. It is ...