North of 96th

Welcome to North of 96th, your source for business news from Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville. Your host is Andrea Muirragui Davis.

Memory Ventures CEO: 'Everything just kind of clicked' in Fishers

Executives at California-based Memory Ventures decided to move the company to Fishers to become part of the growing entrepreneurial community there.
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Fishers extends subsidy for commuter bus service

The soon-to-be-city of Fishers has promised to help keep the Indy Express commuter bus rolling until the end of April—and maybe longer, depending on ridership early next year.
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On tap for $8M Carmel child-care center: bowling, theater, science

Phoenix-based Children’s Learning Adventure plans bring its state-of-the-art child-care concept to Indiana, proposing an $8 million facility at a prominent corner in Carmel.
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Pedcor promises plenty of parking at Carmel City Center

Carmel City Council’s finance committee is supporting a $20 million bond issue to finish the ambitious City Center mixed-use development, but not before persuading developer Pedcor Cos. to strengthen an already-unusual array of project guarantees.
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School district closes funding gap with help from Fishers, township

Hamilton Southeastern Schools is selling three parcels of surplus land to the town of Fishers and Fall Creek Township, raising much-needed cash for the growing school district’s operations.
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Noblesville OKs $6M park/gateway with amphitheater

A divided Noblesville Common Council last week approved $6 million in funding for a downtown park/city gateway with an outdoor amphitheater—a project proponents say will spur economic development west of the White River.
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Fishers council set to vote on first mayor's salary

Fishers’ first mayor will be paid more than the chief executives of nearby suburban cities if the Town Council approves a 2015 salary ordinance set to be introduced Monday.
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Maker of cop-car products looks to land in Noblesville

Pro-Gard Products LLC is weighing a move from Fishers to Noblesville, where the 46-year-old firm is seeking tax breaks to help pay for a building expansion and new equipment.
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As deadline looms, crews prepare to reopen U.S. 31

Crews are scrambling to reopen U.S 31 in Carmel by Thursday—giving beleaguered business owners in the construction zone another reason to be thankful this week.
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Lutz's Steak House to close after almost four decades

Noblesville fixture Lutz’s Steak House will close for good on New Year’s Day, allowing owner Nancy Lutz to retire. The restaurant is inviting customers to help celebrate "Lutz's Last Stand." Plus: New eateries abound.
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