A midden is the term used by archaeologists for a garbage or trash heap. Archaeologists are known to love middens because of the rich cultural finds uncovered in them. So when it was revealed that Jim Parker was a project manager for an archaeology company at one...
According to Mike Dellinger, the new Executive Director of the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation since May 2, 2016, Morgan County is on the cusp of something big. “Morgan County has a great story to tell and a great future ahead of it,” Dellinger said...
They did not know it, but Jod and Jeff Woods’ futures were determined in 1976 when their father, Jerry, started Economy Heating and Air Conditioning. It’s not just a trade business that they now run. For them, it’s a living legacy. Both boys spent summers and weekends...
When you shipped 19,888,398 pieces to Subaru and 13,113,628 pieces to Toyota in 2015, have more than 1,200 employees, and operate a plant with more than a million square feet under roof, keeping it simple takes on a whole new meaning – and importance. Based on the...
Remember as a kid spending hot summer days collecting tadpoles, turtles, and crawdads by the lake or pond? What a delight to watch the waggling little tails of the tadpoles and to marvel at the claws and shells of lake dwellers.
One of the common threads that runs through many stories of successful businesses is the act of owners putting their heads down and striving to do purposeful work.
The story of Molin Enterprises, led by Doug and Paula Molin, exemplifies
Stay ahead of the curve
In August, 2011 when Chris Branson, owner of the Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service and Crematory, was featured on the cover of the Morgan County Business Leader, he had just added the crematory building and begun providing cremation services.
“That was a good move,” Branson said. “We have reached a level that is appropriate for us. It is what we had envisioned and it was the appropriate thing to do for the community.”
In light of the fact that the last reports from the Small Business Administration reveal that there are more than four million small businesses with less than 10 employees in the United States, there is a very high likelihood that many of today’s young people will eventually own and operate a small business of their own. Indiana alone has more than 78,000 small businesses with less than 10 employees.
A few months before Larry Bailey took the helm at IU Health Morgan, it was announced that the hospital would be transitioning to an Outpatient Facility. Some didn’t notice that a new president was announced shortly thereafter, but zeroed in on the idea that IU Health Morgan would no longer be an inpatient hospital – taking that to mean that the hospital was closing.
There is a wooden sign on Mark Mathis’s desk at Mathis Real Estate. It simply states, “It is what it is.” That is a common sense statement that puts many things into perspective for sure. However, after talking with Mathis, there are a few other sentences that should follow it: It is what it is RIGHT NOW, but just envision what it could be – and then act on that.