month : 10/2015 29 results

Tap into your wellness

By Victoria T. Davis The subjects of health and beauty are near and dear to the hearts of Hoosiers and as many Indiana Minority Business Magazine readers will read in our cover story, several companies and local entrepreneurs have similar beliefs. Both Ambre Ashley-Crockett, owner of Ambre Blends, and Cesar Martinez, president and CEO of ...

Bean Blossom Bluegrass Fest returns to Brown County

Bill Monroe’s Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, the world’s oldest continuous running bluegrass festival, returned to Brown County for its 49th year. For eight consecutive days, more than 70 bands took the stage showcasing some of the best in bluegrass. The family-friendly event also included daily music and instrument workshops. Nestled in ...

U.S. Fleet Forces Band comes to Indianapolis

The U.S. Fleet Forces Band and all of its music ensembles performed numerous concerts around Indianapolis in support of Indianapolis Navy Week. Established in 1945, the U.S. Fleet Forces Band serves as the Navy’s musical ambassador for the Hampton Roads and the Mid-Atlantic regions. The band performs more than 600 engagements annually. Its ...

Coca-Cola brings celebration of contour bottle to Terre Haute

As Coca-Cola commemorates the 100th year of the contour bottle, the company stopped by Vigo County Historical Museum in Terre Haute to thank everyone who has helped make the milestone possible — especially Hoosiers who created the contour bottle in 1915. Today, The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest beverage company, refreshing consumers ...

Indianapolis Greek Festival features food, dancing

The Greek dancers perform a Grecian dance called the Zorba during GreekFest 2015. This year marked the 42nd year for what has become one of central Indiana’s oldest and largest ethnic festivals. Hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Carmel, the GreekFest is known for its array of authentic Greek cuisine, fine wines and fresh ...

Mother of ‘King of Pop’ visits Gary

Katherine Jackson, mother of the late, Michael Jackson, presented the sixth annual “I Can’t Stop Loving You Charity Weekend.” The two-day, event was free and provided family entertainment, such as rapper Wale (pictured here), and the distribution of backpacks, school supplies and giveaways to thousands of children. Katherine and the children ...

Pierogi Fest shows regional civility commitment

The Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, the Gary Chamber of Commerce and The Times of Northwest Indiana demonstrated the region’s continuing commitment to the “Community Civility Counts” campaign at this year’s Pierogi Fest in downtown Whiting. The July festival drew national and international attention and for the 10th consecutive ...

Entrepreneurs, health care leaders find cures for what ails Indiana’s health and beauty industry

By Victoria T. Davis Three point two trillion. That is the amount Americans are expected to spend on health care this year, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services. If accurate, the projected total will make 2015 the first year health care spending will reach $10,000 per person. Health care is in high demand, but the good ...

hoosiers cold-press raw coconut oil from Vietnam jungles

By Victoria T. Davis Photos by Mikala Lomax Whiten your teeth, lighten age spots, moisturize your skin, condition your hair, strengthen your immune system, reduce gum bleeding and inflammation — the list of ways to use cold-pressed coconut oil goes on. Skinny & Co., with its roots in a small Indianapolis neighborhood called Broad ...