Fishers chiropractor Steven Roberts had been teaching fitness classes using inflatable exercise balls for about seven years when he had a brainstormhis adult clients might get even more out of them if the balls had handles.
The newly organized MLK Business Revitalization Association aims to bring new life to the neighborhood west of downtown by
uniting area business owners behind a common goal -- cleaning up the community to attract other entrepreneurs.
If you've ever cooked a hamburger over a grill at Shakamak State Park, sat in a hospital waiting room chair, or sipped from a water fountain, you may have used products made by Indiana convicts. Although offender work programs have been around since the 1920s, most Hoosiers know little about the Indiana Department of Correction's prison-based industries, which generate $40 million a year in revenue.
Joe the Plumber has been getting plenty of attention in recent weeks, but what about Kimberly the Merchant or John the Manufacturer? For all the talk about whether this year's presidential candidates favor Wall Street or Main Street, there's little discussion of the fact that neither Democrat Barack Obama nor Republican John McCain may be perfect for all small-business owners. Indianapolis manufacturing firm owner John Raine is backing McCain because of his stance on taxes and labor unions. Local shop...
Ruth Butterfield works as a tour guide at Beasley's Orchard & Gardens three or four days a week every fall, leading
an average of two tours a day. Most are school groups, but some adults come with their church groups or
on nursing home outings, too.