Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) College Preparatory School faces its seventh—and final—review this year, one that could determine its survival.
In May, only one-quarter of 2010 college graduates who applied for a job actually received one, compared with more than half in 2007. About as many college graduates of all ages also are plagued by underemployment, working jobs below their skill level—including Butler grad Tom Otero.
Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers sometimes stretches the definition of “funeral” to stay relevant after nearly
130 years. The family-owned business began downtown and has grown northward along with the city’s population. Today,
it has 14 funeral centers and conducted 2,200 funerals last year.
Christmas and July harmonize like a blizzard on Independence Day, but the summer months are perhaps the most vital for Tom
Dull and his wife, Kerry, who raise 23,000 Christmas trees on their peaceful farm in Thorntown.
Two years after Indianapolis Public Schools closed School 37, a multimillion-dollar redevelopment project is set to breath
new life into a building that served the Martindale-Brightwood community for 81 years.
David Hartley pulled $85,000 from his savings six years ago to buy Home Health Depot Inc. Nearly six years later, Hartley
has reinvented the Indianapolis-based home medical equipment supplier, growing from a single office in Greenwood to 12 locations
in Indiana and Illinois—and increasing annual revenue from $300,000 to more than $6.7 million.
Partners Cate McLaughlin and Kyle Falk started the website askcateandkyle.com last July to help recent graduates deal with
the trials and tribulations of life
after college. Their potential audience is huge.
After a great first few months in Bloomington, Campus Candy’s co-owners hope to replicate that success, rolling out a plan
that calls for opening 50 college-town stores
across the country in the next 18 months and a total of 125 within five years.