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Plainfield purchases 1,800 acres from airport

Plainfield has grown by 1,800 acres after spending $1.6 million for a parcel of land formerly owned by the Indianapolis International Airport. The acreage includes Sodalis Nature Park and a significant amount of protected wetland and habitat for the endangered Indiana Brown Bat, as well as species of plant and other animals. According to a …

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Competitive primaries coming in May

Aside from the race to declare a Republican candidate for the General Election in the bid for Indiana’s Senate seat, there are many other contested races coming in the May primary and at least one referendum. Candidates vying for the Republican nomination for the seat held currently by Joe Donnelly are Mike Braun, Luke Messer …

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New businesses coming to Brownsburg

Brownsburg is growing exponentially, again. After a few years of stunted growth, the town is booming again. At the Brownsburg Chamber meeting this month, Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz announced many of the businesses coming, including a restaurant already announced for the new projects along Green Street. Rush On Main, which serves Chicagoland food, is bringing …

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HC Leaders of the Year announced

Leadership Hendricks County held its annual meeting and announced the 2017 Leader and Youth Leader of the Year. This year’s Leader of the Year is Tim Whicker. A native of Hendricks County, Whicker is the owner of Electric Plus, a board member of the 4-H Fairgrounds and Conference Center, and a Mill Creek Community School …

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Google Came To Town

Without hopping a plane, you typically can’t meet with Google staff in person. So far, I have encountered G-team members at conferences in NYC, Chicago, and Santa Clara; but on November 10-11, 2017, for the first time ever, Google provided a live workshop here in Indy. The event titled “Grow With Google” was highly polished, …

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How to Get Positive Reviews

You might be aware that people are more apt to complain about their bad experiences with businesses than their good ones. When a customer is upset, they are motivated. When they want their story to be heard, they find review sites online to post public complaints that the rest of your customers and would-be customers …

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How to Get Online Customer Reviews

You might be aware that people are quicker to complain about bad experiences with businesses than good ones. When a customer is upset, they are motivated. When they want their story to be heard, they find review sites online to post public complaints that the rest of your customers and would-be customers will be reading …

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Politicians: Please Plan Ahead

The narrow 2-lane streets of Olde Town Greenwood exemplify long-term plans laid with short-term insight. The town’s Founders made lasting decisions at a time when transportation was either by foot, hoof, or rail. Cars and 18-wheelers? Who knew? Ten years from now, what will we wish our politicians and city planners had done differently? Look …

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Business Goes 3D

This is the original version of the article published in the print edition of Business Leader. During the mid to late 90’s, countless industries were profoundly impacted by the proliferation of the Internet. Take real estate. Today it’s hard to believe that people used to endure the home buying process without going online. Gaining the …

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Business Goes 3D

For an off-beat example of what a company can do with 3d, consider this virtual tour of one of the largest homes in the midwest. Since the massive 18,876 square foot mansion with a 4-story home elevator is well worth exploring, it was chosen for a tour that serves as an excellent example of the …

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