North of 96th: a new destination for news

April 2, 2013
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Welcome to North of 96th, your source of buzz-worthy business news from Indianapolis’ northern suburbs of Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Zionsville.

I’m at the wheel of IBJ’s new mobile bureau, and I’m eager to share my discoveries. Feel free to point me in the right direction.

This blog is a work in progress, but I hope to make it worthy of your time and attention.

You can learn more about me and find my recent stories here. Although I’m spending most of my time North of 96th, I also cover central Indiana’s not-for-profits and write restaurant reviews for IBJ’s A&E section.

If you see me around, please say hi. Until then, keep reading the blog, follow me on Twitter and see what I come up with for print. It's going to be a fun ride.

  • Finally
    As a southsider I'm glad at least one member of the Indianapolis media has owned up to his northside bias.
    • *typo
      "its" not "his"
    • Very Nice Work
      There is a lot happening on the north side, both from a development and economical standpoint and feel that it definitely deserves attention. I myself have a couple businesses, one located in Fishers, and one in Noblesville. Way to go IBJ.
    • all sides of town
      I too welcome this new blog because I live in Nora but am frequently in the north 'burbs. I have only lived in Indy for about 2 years but I believe that it would not be a stretch to have a similar blog for the southside/south suburbs and the western suburbs. This vicinity is big and busy enough to support multiple locale blogs. Best of luck Andrea!

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