month : 04/2019 14 results

Diversifying the tax industry

By Brittany Sabalza EVERY YEAR, MILLIONS OF TAXPAYERS FILE their income tax returns, as a civil and legal obligation. Though taxes are a big headache, income taxes are very necessary. The roads, schools, even federal, state and local governments are supported by our tax dollars. Our tax system is how we support the many “moving pieces” of ...

One Indianapolis school prepares students to be global citizens

By Brittany King Elizabeth Head When Elizabeth Head graduated from University of Northern Coloradowith a degree in Spanish, she set her sights on Costa Rica. “The plan was to be there for two months,” she recalls.  “But then I realized I was staying next to an international school and went to be a teacher. I thought I’d just ...

Mentors catalyze learning outside the classroom

By Gisele Garraway  One of my first (and favorite) bosses often sagely pronounced:  “People rise to the level of your expectations for them.”  We owe all kids, especially kids growing up in poverty and adverse circumstances to set high expectations for their academic success. My personal experience demonstrates adult ...

The state’s future workforce

By Chrysa Smith Diversity is a significant buzzword these days. In every employment sector, leaders have signed on to provide more opportunities for more people. Not only is it a suggestion for inclusion, but in some cases, a mandate. At colleges such as Indiana University-Purdue University (IUPUI), it is becoming more ingrained into the ...

Boardroom Briefs

Horizon Bank donates to women’s shelter Horizon Bank in Michigan City donated $7,500 to Stepping Stone Shelter for Women, an emergency shelter for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence or sexual assault. The shelter will use the money to offset the cost of everyday expenses that can sometimes be an obstacle of its ...

Hoosier made

By Jaylon Jones Henry Bohman began beekeeping as a way to replace sugar, which was rationed during World War II. In the mid-1980s, Bohman’s bees died, and the Bohmans quit the beekeeping business for 25 years until Henry’s son Joe started the business again. Joe started with six hives and as the number of hives grew, more family members ...

Coding boot camps: skills for today and tomorrow

By Ben Lashar WHETHER YOU’RE A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT trying to determine your next move, an adult looking to change careers, or you want to update your skills — or you’re a parent who wants to prepare your student for the future job market — coding boot camps teach skills such as coding, web development and working with databases that ...

Overcoming the skills gap

By Ben Lashar IT IS HARD TO EMPHASIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF EMPLOYEES without resorting to obvious platitudes. Of course, no business owner could find successes without quality employees. Even the coldest utilitarian recognizes the need for a skilled workforce. What’s less obvious is the recent increase in the value of skilled labor.   ...

Minority-owned business shares benefits of cbd oil

By Sarah Jameson Felder A DESIRE TO DITCH THE prescription medications Amy Sawyer used since childhood because of the side effects the medicine caused led her to herbalism. After studying herbalism for 10 years, a friend suggested she try CBD oil. Once she tried it, Sawyer says she knew she had to share her discovery with others — but there ...

Foundation hopes futsal courts can entice city kids and grow the sport

By Chris Parker There’s plenty of scientific literature that suggests participating in team sports boosts youth self-esteem and happiness. Unfortunately, access isn’t distributed evenly throughout communities. Dave Guthrie, executive director orf Indiana Soccer, is trying to change that.  “The market that services the suburbs is ...