Melissa Proffitt Reese joined Ice Miller LLP straight out of law school, and has spent the next three decades juggling an employee-benefits practice there with a whirlwind schedule of community involvement.
Retha Parsley owns three franchises for Edible Arrangements, a fruit-bouquet-delivery business, including a new downtown location that also sells in-store dipped fruit, fruit smoothies and fruit parfaits.
Lynn Kimmel, president of Lockhart Automotive Group, is helping her family business recover from losing three Saturn dealerships and a Hummer dealership when General Motors Corp. folded both those lines.
Beverly Miller has built a successful sign company by providing clients full service, from helping them navigate city code regulations, to designing, manufacturing, installing and servicing their signs.
When Jeanette Sabir-Holloway entered dental school at Indiana University in 1976, she was one of only three black students in a class of 120. She would be the only African-American to graduate with her class four years later.
Landstory, Joann Green's landscape architecture firm, is a snug four-person company that has designed exterior spaces for some major Indianapolis projects, such as the JW Marriott, Lucas Oil Stadium and Indiana University's Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
Indiana State Fair Commission Executive Director Cynthia Hoye has parlayed a lifelong love affair with 4-H and fairs into a career of supporting agriculture and extension programs and finding ways to make a good fair better.