Food for thought and other findings
By Dan Domsic
Things get crazy when postal holidays are thrown into the mix, shrinking the time the Current editors have to put their papers together. I had a big check list to burn through this week, so I felt it best to use this column to get some quick updates and observations on Fishers out there before jumping back into the insanity that is tackling a news budget.
Food truck frenzy
Everyone in the Current office is probably tired of me talking about the Feb. 4 Fishers Town Council meeting and the resulting kerfuffle that ensued over food trucks operating in Fishers. If you didn’t get a chance to catch the story, the reader’s digest version is an ordinance that governs food trucks was being discussed. Business people and community members spoke up after the council members had some lively debate. Lots of “entrepreneurial spirit” was in the air and the fire from people in the audience and the councilors involved was refreshing. The whole place was five minutes and one speech away from a U.S.A. chant. I wish it was like that more often than not.
Fadness named to IBJ’s 40 under 40
Town Manager Scott Fadness was named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s 40 under 40 class of 2013. Fadness joins a list of leaders that have made a splash at businesses or groups like ExactTarget, a global force in marketing software, and DeveloperTown, a product developer for emerging and solidified businesses. I’m not sure of Fadness’ plans post city transition, but he has plenty of time to get things done before that happens. Whether you’re critical of the guy or not, he’s going to leave a mark.
Net Literacy deserves kudos
In the past couple issues of Current, I’ve written a little bit about the Fishers Junior High chapter of Net Literacy, as well as published photos of an event with Susan Brooks. What these kids do – refurbish, fix and make computers usable for those that truly need them – is amazing. The fact that parents, teachers and staff members with the school system, as well as other community members, support them is amazing. One of the group’s main sponsors, Deborah Kletch, said they’re running out of space to store this stuff, and that’s even with these kids churning out refurbished computers quickly.