month : 05/2017 20 results

Spring into Fashion

By Ebony Chappel and Amber Sapenter   Spring is here and it’s time to shake off the dullness of cold weather and dark days. Warmer temps present an excellent opportunity to express your personality through brighter colors, flowy fabrics and chic accessories. Be inspired by these unique looks! Alpha Blackburn Artist, ...

No Limit to the Looks

A passion for fashion best describes the motivation in forming their company said Sarah Hairston and Kandis Yeakey. Yet the founders and co-owners of Fashion Forward, formed in 2013, also wanted to promote fashion with a twist. “We started on a foundation of wanting to expose new artists in fashion, such as photographers, models ...

Education: Herron School of Art + Design

The Herron School or Art and Design is an important educational institution for the state of Indiana as the only accredited, professional art and design school in the state. Indiana Minority Business Magazine caught up with Dean Valerie Eickmeier to talk about the school’s history, role in developing arts and artists and more. IMBM: Tell ...

Design for the Decades: A talk with fashion designer, Alpha Blackburn 

By Ebony Marie Chappel  Alpha Blackburn is known for many things. A legendary fashion career, a successful tenure in architecture and much like her name would connote, a strong, influential impact on the lives of others. For many years, her iconic styles have graced the pages of local and national publications, and today she hasn’t ...

How to build a capsule wardrobe

Is your closet a dark abyss where things go to hang and never be found again? Have you lost count of the number of things you own that still have tags on them? Do you frequently find yourself shuffling through tons garments that you hate only to grab the two or three things you wear all the time? If you have answered yes to any (or all) of these ...

City Close Up: Crown Point, IN

Crown Point, the county seat of Lake County, boasts a population of nearly 30,000 and an interesting past. First settled in the mid 1800s by Solon Robinson and family, the city (incorporated in 1868) is known to many through the legend of gangster John Dillinger who escaped from the “inescapable” Lake County Jail in 1934. A movie , based ...

Boardroom Briefs

Anderson lands Japan-based automotive supplier Global automotive supplier NTK Precision Axel Corp. will invest approximately $92 million in Anderson, Indiana, with the construction of a new manufacturing facility. The building will be roughly 300,000 square feet and employ about 200 people, with an annual estimated payroll of $7.2 million ...

It’s not us, it’s you

How a multi-generational workplace can benefit business By Miranda Miller Minority business owners are likely aware of the many ways diversity benefits the workplace. They are also probably familiar with the dangers of stereotypes. Still, some may be hesitant to hire millennials — the so-called Me Me Me Generation, as a 2013 Time ...

Hoosier Marketplace

After learning about the benefits of unprocessed and unrefined salt while on a quest for better health, Charmane Andrews Skillen created s.a.l.t. sisters to help others create full-flavor, healthy food at home. The Goshen, Indiana, company makes salts, rubs, herbs, teas, dips, soups and cocktail mixers in hand-blended small batches using ...