month : 02/2015 20 results

Grocer wins business with fresh goods, friendly service

By Leslie L. Fuller What does it take to fulfill the American Dream in a small town? Personal attention. Focusing on a niche. Emphasizing the basics. That’s why Anna Rosa Marin, 21, says her aunt and uncle’s small grocery store is thriving in one small Indiana town despite the presence of big chain grocers Kroger and Walmart. When ...

The Affirmative Action debate continues

“Equality is where everyone has a pair of shoes, but equity is where everyone has a pair of shoes that fit them.” Nathanial Williams, IUPUI graduate and current doctorial candidate. By Kim L. Hooper With just a “C” average, Nathaniel Williams managed to squeeze in a spot with his incoming class at Indiana University-Purdue Univers...

A Native American journey for civil rights, equality and education

By Amy Foxworthy “It is a tragic irony that the American Indian has for so long been denied a full share of freedom - full citizenship in the greatest free country in the world…nearly half our states and many hundreds of our cities and towns bear Indian names…and still the paradox exists.” - Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, addres...

IndyGo names new vice president of finance & chief financial Officer/Controller

IndyGo has announced after a comprehensive search, Nancy Manley has accepted the position of vice president of finance & chief financial officer/controller. "We're very excited to welcome Nancy to our executive team," says IndyGo CEO and president, Mike Terry. "Her extensive government and transportation experience at the state level will ...

Indiana Wesleyan University awards Aldersgate Prize

Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College, is the recipient of the 2014 Aldersgate Prize for her book, Prophets of the Posthuman: American Literature, Biotechnology, and the Ethics of Personhood. Motivated by the ethos of its Christian liberal learning community, Indiana Wesleyan University’s John ...

Ball State University to conduct study in East Chicago

Ball State University is focusing a study on the northwestern Indiana city of East Chicago, concentrating on the Grand Calumet River and a portion of the Indiana Harbor Canal south of East Chicago Avenue. The team looked at the opportunities to leverage a recent cleanup and redevelopment projects as a catalyst for neighborhood redevelopment. ...

9 ways to get employees to buy into your brand

By: Ebony Chappel Organizations, both large and small, are spending more money, time, and effort on marketing and developing unique branding strategies. Getting your employees to buy-in to these concepts, also known as brand assimilation, is particularly vital. Prophet, a brand strategy and marketing consultancy firm, breaks the process of ...

Technology firm provides solutions for small businesses

By Ebony Chappel Maintaining a sound technological element to your company is an integral part of any businesses success. Unfortunately, it is one need that many small to mid-sized businesses seem to neglect, primarily because of a to lack of industry knowledge and limited financial resources. According to a survey released by multination ...

Obama visits Hoosier State, talks economy

President Barack Obama's recent visit to southwestern Indiana included a stop at a minority-owned steel processing company to discuss steps his administration has taken to help restore the economy. Obama visited Millennium Steel Service LLC near Princeton to mark Manufacturing Day. Millennium’s steel is used in the fabrication of various ...

We need more Americans like Bill Mays

By Shannon Williams Sadly, as I and other members of the Indiana Minority Business Magazine staff were finalizing this first issue of 2015, we were given the painful duty of reporting on the death of the publication’s owner and publishers, William “Bill” Mays. This issue had long been planned to focus on the progression of Civil ...