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ADELOWO: Biggest business casual problem is its tricky definition

January 19, 2013
Sola Adelowo
When it comes to business casual, we can all agree on one thing: No one really knows what it is.
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ADELOWO: How you give (and receive) makes lasting impression

December 15, 2012
Sola Adelowo
Does anyone really want a keychain or a jolly paperweight?
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ADELOWO: Say yes to the holiday party, but remember the big picture

November 17, 2012
Sola Adelowo
Still have a holiday office party at your place of employment? Count yourself lucky. But remember that while the pretense is pleasure, you also need to approach such affairs with a professional plan that includes both appearance and attitude.
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ADELOWO: Adding greens, prints and other wardrobe pick-me-ups

October 13, 2012
Sola Adelowo

Don't tell me who you are; show me. Use fashion to let the world see who you are inside.

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ADELOWO: New monthly column focuses on style, image and more

September 15, 2012
Sola Adelowo
Even before you deliver your prepared message, your physical presentation has a real impact on whether others will accept or reject your ideas.
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  1. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  2. If you only knew....

  3. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

  4. The facts contained in your post make your position so much more credible than those based on sheer emotion. Thanks for enlightening us.

  5. Please consider a couple of economic realities: First, retail is more consolidated now than it was when malls like this were built. There used to be many department stores. Now, in essence, there is one--Macy's. Right off, you've eliminated the need for multiple anchor stores in malls. And in-line retailers have consolidated or folded or have stopped building new stores because so much of their business is now online. The Limited, for example, Next, malls are closing all over the country, even some of the former gems are now derelict.Times change. And finally, as the income level of any particular area declines, so do the retail offerings. Sad, but true.

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