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A&I Variety MeaTs and Produce helps quell effects of food insecurity

By Tyler Fenwick ROBERT HEARST HAD AN “aha” moment after visiting family in mississippi and getting to see his cousins’ grocery store.  Why couldn’t he do the same thing in Indianapolis? It would be a big help for a city with some ...

Igniting the social media spark, Londo’s Flameade gained a following

By Tierra Harris FOR A YEAR-AND-A-HALF, LONDO HALL SOLD his homemade “flameade” from the trunk of his car, traveling to deliver his product across Indianapolis. After developing over 30 flavors, varying from traditional lemonade to tropical ...

Beauty box provides products to make your own products

By Demi Vaughn MEET VICTORIA DAVIS. she’s the founder and creator of Make it Classy, a do-it-yourself (DIY) beauty box for women from all backgrounds and ethnicities. Davis developed the idea based on the high demand for cleaner and sustaina...

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 ...

Finding the Divine 9

Perfect Apparel grows from internet to brick-and-mortar storefront By Sarah Jameson Felder After joining the Black Greek Organization, Kappa Alpha Psi, Willie Mathis realized it was difficult to find apparel with his fraternity’s logo. ...

A different kind of soul food

New restaurant serves up comfort food with a twist By Oseye Boyd Paleo Soul opened its doors in April, serving paleo-inspired cuisine. Also known as the Caveman or Stone Age diet, the paleo diet mimics our hunter-gatherer ancestors by ...

Glam on the go

Building girls’ self-esteem one party at a time By Brittany King The idea for Lil Girls Glam came to owner Jenise Stowers-Dunn unexpectedly. She was sitting at home one afternoon watching the Tyra Banks show. Banks was interviewing a business ...

The Startup Ladies: Women entrepreneurs connect through local organization

  By Terri Horvath Testing phase? Done. Building phase? Check. Now, The Startup Ladies is moving into the next evolution, which is the membership model. This summer, founder and CEO Kristen Cooper will announce membership fees for ...

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 ...

Deposits made for community strength

Design Bank invests in community By Terri Horvath   The origin of Design Bank in Indianapolis began with a question: “How can I change the world through design?” It was asked by Will Marquez, who then teamed up with NaShara Mitchell ...