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Indiana joins national trend in establishing commercial courts

By Edward Thomas   The civil justice system is a cornerstone of our modern society. It helps citizens identify and resolve legal disputes, most often with the help of a jury of their peers. As an experienced commercial litigator, I ...

Doing good for the neighborhood: Investing in socially conscious businesses

By Sharon Mallory   Many people think the stock market is a place where you invest in large businesses or risky tech stocks. These companies are usually located in states or countries far from your community, and rarely do you feel ...

A diverse HR department is as important as a diverse workforce

By Thresette Briggs   Today’s human resource department is much different than the personnel department of long ago, when it was once relegated to more administrative work in addition to hiring and firing employees. Now, more than ...

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 ...

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 ...

Eight steps to your best self

Self-care, at its core, is about arranging and authorizing your life’s energies and resources in ways that both empower and enable your best self. Generally speaking, this “best self” is likely to be the bottom-of-the-list of our daily to-dos. ...

Putting lessons from my parents into practice

It wasn’t until I became an adult that I finally understood what my parents were trying to instill in me and my four brothers as children: compassion and service. Not as an extension of what you have, but in spite of what you don’t have. The ...

Fresh benefits may ease financial stress in the workplace

By Barbara Wood I recently read a report in USA Today that said one-in-four American workers are seriously distressed about their personal financial situation. That 80 percent of financially stressed workers spend time at their jobs dealing with ...

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 ...

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 ...