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Business Profile: Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr.

Business Profile: Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr.

| April 16, 2015 | 1 Reply

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in business?  I’m a graphic designer and I’ve been in business since April 2002 after being downsized from my job at Kinko’s on Dec. 31, 2001. 2.)  Describe the service and/or products that you offer I design logos, flyers, business cards, […]

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Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

Sexism, racism take toll on black women’s health

| April 16, 2015 | Reply

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The effects of living in a patriarchal, racist society measurably erode black women’s physical and mental well being, an emerging body of research finds. Over time, this steady drip of double-discrimination can lead to higher maternal mortality and lower birth weight rates, hypertension and heart disease, aggressive cancers, […]

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Business Profile on Quantina Lake, travel agent, event planner

Business Profile on Quantina Lake, travel agent, event planner

| April 15, 2015 | Reply

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in business? I’m the owner of Eventfulmoments Travel Agency and Event Planning Service.  I’ve been in business since last year but I’ve been providing these same services for five years. 2.)  Where are you located and what are your hours? I’m […]

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Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

Behind the scenes with Warren Shadd, world’s first African American piano maker

| April 9, 2015 | 1 Reply

By Rachel Kersey Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer via Howard University News Service NEW YORK—Warren Shadd has adorned the walls of his one-story home with several framed artifacts. On one wall hangs photographs of his family—his grandmother, his father and his mother—all playing musical instruments. Another wall displays a 1969 article from […]

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Taking a stand on wage standards

Taking a stand on wage standards

| April 8, 2015 | Reply

Editor’s note: Area wage standards mandate that construction workers be paid at least a minimum standard—based on prevailing wages for such jobs in similar areas—on jobs utilizing taxpayer dollars. Proponents of the rule say that such is essential to keep up a decent standard of living for workers in Indiana, while opponents, who are working […]

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Business Profile: Realtor Yvonne Smith

Business Profile: Realtor Yvonne Smith

| April 4, 2015 | 26 Replies

By Jeanie Summerville 1. ) What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m a licensed real estate broker affiliated with Coldwell Banker Roth Wehrly Graber Realtors and a member of the local, State and National Association of Realtors. I’ve been in this profession 20 years—since December 1994. 2.) Describe […]

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March Madness: Race, sports, money

March Madness: Race, sports, money

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

By Everett L. Glenn NNPA Columnist The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back. A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite 8” and the “Final Four” from which a champion is crowned. The 31 conference winners are awarded automatically berths. […]

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RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Reply

Courtesy of the Verizon Wireless News Center FORT WAYNE—RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm based in Seattle, released its Metro Fort Wayne RootScore® Report and, for the third time, Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance. Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact that […]

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Business Profile: LaDonna Chambers

Business Profile: LaDonna Chambers

| March 25, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  Describe the service and/or products that you offer I am a freelance makeup artist who offers various types of makeup services. I offer makeup services for bridal, prom, everyday makeup looks, one-on-one lessons, group lessons, product consultations and more. It all depends on what my clients want.  One client may want […]

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‘Our Story: The Creation of an Identity for NE Indiana’

‘Our Story: The Creation of an Identity for NE Indiana’

| March 24, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley I’m speaking with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. The NE Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in a 10-county region in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity […]

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