• ON YOUR STREET: What's your community sign? What’s your sign? No, not your astrological sign, the sign, rather, that greets you as you enter your community. Mine says, “Welcome to the Friendly City.” Others I’ve seen celebrated some favorite son or daughter — “Childhood Home of...” Still other

    June 29, 2014

  • BIZ-PT062914 McCords.jpg Passing the torch Mike McCord didn’t want to pressure his son to consider taking over the family business, McCord’s Do-It-Best hardware store on Logansport’s east side.Quite the opposite — he had contemplated auctioning or closing the business in 10 or 15 years, when

    June 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • ON THE JOB: Running the resume race While some companies are moving to a virtual profile for job recruiting, the majority still prefer the old-fashioned paper resume. When applying for jobs, remember that you don’t know how many other candidates they have; the resume could make or brea

    June 22, 2014

  • Business news in brief, June 22 Ivy Tech-Kokomo honors employeesKOKOMO — Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region recently presented its 2014 Employee Achievement Awards to honor faculty and staff who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and service within the College and its

    June 22, 2014

  • Getting A Raise-3 [Duplicate] Pay raises go mainly to those in select industries NEW YORK (AP) — If you hope to get a raise that finally feels like one, it helps to work in the right industry.Historically, at this stage in the economy’s recovery, pay would be rising in most sectors. But five years after the Great Recession offici

    June 22, 2014 3 Photos

  • BIZ-PT061514 packard office.jpg BIZ BUZZ: Packard opening Indy office this month Logansport insurance broker David Packard is expanding his firm with the opening of a small office on the north side of Indianapolis. Packard signed a lease June 4 on an office in a suite located at 10401 N. Meridian St., Suite 300, just off of U.S.

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Business news in brief, June 15 Pasture walk to focus on design MACY — Purdue Extension and Soil and Water Conservation Districts will hold a Pasture Walk from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday at Ronnie Manning’s Farm outside of Macy in Miami County. The Pasture Walk will give livestock and

    June 15, 2014

  • COMMERCE TALK: Opportunities abound on social media Summer is here and we are busy with lots of events at the Chamber of Commerce. We have held several HYPE (Helping You Pursue Excellence) classes this year as well as networking breakfasts and lunches. In addition, we have hosted our annual Administra

    June 15, 2014

  • BIZ-PT061514 consumer reports.jpg Consumer Reports: Spruce up your home and deck Your grill (and what's on it) may be the star of your next barbecue, but your house and deck could get less-than-rave reviews if their finishes have faded, notes Consumer Reports. More manufacturers are promising greater longevity with long warrantie

    June 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Archaeology Oil Boom-12 [Duplicate] Jobs bonanza: Oil boom creates work for archaeologists TIOGA, N.D. (AP) -- Drilling crews are eager to plunge their equipment into the ground. Road builders are ready to start highway projects, and construction workers need to dig. But across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, these and other gr

    June 15, 2014 3 Photos

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