Category: Cover Stories

Lt. Deanna Matthews explains the effect of cold temperatures on firehouses. (Photo by Beth Taylor) 0

Courage under fire

Lieutenant Deanna Matthews is Fishers first female company officer By Beth Taylor Lieutenant Deanna Matthews began her career with the Fishers Fire department in May 2000. Fifteen years later, she has the distinction of...

Tom Slakc shows ‘Reflections’ exhibit at Fishers City Hall. (Photo by Beth Taylor) 0

Art in the city

“Reflections” by Tom Slack is City Hall’s first exhibit By Beth Taylor The first City Hall art installment by acclaimed Indiana artist Tom Slack was celebrated at a public reception on Jan. 9. The...

Eye 4 Group designs and fabricates signs and branding solutions. (Photo by Joshua Frank, www.franklyfocused.com) 0

Brand appeal

Location and motivated staff help Eye 4 Group double first-year sales projections By Beth Taylor The Eye 4 Group takes a four-pronged approach to meeting clients’ needs for the design and fabrication of signs...

Kennedy Fisher shows Indy Diamonds players and parents how to assemble craft kits. (Photo by Beth Taylor) 0

Giving Back

Kennedy Fisher and Indy Diamonds softball teammates participate in event to help hospitalized children By Beth Taylor On Dec. 29, members of the four-team Indy Diamonds softball program gathered at Thorpe Creek Elementary school...

From left, Jeff Hill, director of engineering, Mayor Scott Fadness and Chris Greisl, city attorney look ahead to new opportunities for Fishers. (Photo by John Cinnamon) 0

Good Governing

Mayor Scott Fadness looks forward to engaging residents By Beth Taylor After being sworn-in on Dec. 22, Mayor Scott Fadness begins 2015 acclimating to his new role as the first mayor of Fishers. Current...

New owner Erin Smith (left) and previ- ous owner Amy Lin Thomas seamlessly transition ownership of Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing. (Photo by Janelle DeWolf, Studio 116) 0

Flowing through transition

New Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing owner helps clients find balance By Beth Taylor Erin Smith found a yoga community at Flourish Yoga + Wellbeing on the southeast side of Fishers worth the drive from...

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In the business of beauty

New business combines aesthetic treatments and retail with a conscience By Beth Taylor Mississippi-native Anna Skinner-Wilson moved to the Indianapolis area five years ago to take a job as a pediatric and neonatal intensive...

Sandy Thorne and Ashton Wolf bring community theater to Fishers. (Photo by Beth Taylor) 0

Art and commerce

Growing arts scene will bring commerce opportunities to downtown Fishers By Beth Taylor Creating a show for this year’s holiday Celebration of Lights caps a year of success for professional entertainer Ashton Wolf. Wolf...

IU Health Nephrologist Dr. Michael Kraus talks to patient Regina Collins Steele during her dialysis session at his office. (Chris Bergin/ IU Health Visual Media) 0

Impacting lives

Dr. Michael Kraus’ commitment to bettering lives leads to Sagamore of the Wabash award By Beth Taylor The annual Celebrating Life Under the Stars Gala to benefit the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana honored...

Susan Levering and Zoa Hackman, own- ers of Dahlia’s Gifts and Unique Finds, want to draw shoppers to the small downtown Fishers businesses most affected by recent road construction. (Photo by John Cinnamon) 1

Highlighting local businesses

Owners of Dahlia’s Gifts and Unique Finds invite shoppers to enjoy downtown progressive shopping event By Beth Taylor Dahlia’s Gifts and Unique Finds Zoa Hackman’s dream of opening a home décor and gift store...