Business

A tale of two local cities

A tale of two local cities

| July 29, 2015

I consider myself to be an analytical, balanced and honest thinking person. I mention this to give perceptive as I look at Fort Wayne in totality. The exit of some businesses from the south side of Fort Wayne leaves no room for debate or discussion. Ponderosa closed on South Anthony; Ponderosa closed on Coldwater Road. […]

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Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

Meet Travis White, visionary behind Elegant Touch Landscape

| July 27, 2015

By Jamal Robinson Special to Frost Illustrated I mentioned in my last article that I would write about life, community and culture with a global perspective. That would not be possible without my passion for entrepreneurship. I believe we all should be entrepreneurs in some capacity in our lives. Actually, we are all entrepreneurs. This […]

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Spotlight on Michelle Chambers

Spotlight on Michelle Chambers

| July 1, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? Have we got a treat for you! Not only does this week’s spotlight have not just one business but two, she is also making history here in Fort Wayne. She is seeking to be the first African American woman elected to City Council and the first African American elected to City […]

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All God’s Children: A unique daycare facility

All God’s Children: A unique daycare facility

| June 25, 2015

Andrenette Montgomery is the owner of All God’s Children Day Care Center that’s located at 2811 McCormick Ave.  Her hours are 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and she can be reached via phone at (260) 426-0204 or by email at aleekids@gmail.com.  1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m […]

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Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

Blacks ‘segregated’ in low-paying retail jobs

| June 12, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–More than 1.9 million black Americans work in retail, accounting for 11 percent of the industry’s total workforce. Despite being the second-largest source of employment for black workers, new data from the NAACP and equality advocacy organization, Demos, finds that the industry is rife with racial inequality and poor […]

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‘I’ versus ‘We’

‘I’ versus ‘We’

| June 11, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist “In the Northern states, we are not slaves to individuals, not personal slaves, yet in many ways we are slaves of the community… It is more than a figure of speech to say that we are a people chained together. We are one people–one in general complexion type, one in […]

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Business profile: Derek Carr providing healthier living through 3D Air Duct Cleaning  and Care

Business profile: Derek Carr providing healthier living through 3D Air Duct Cleaning  and Care

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Jeanie Summerville Derek Carr is the owner of 3D Air Duct Cleaning and Care LLC.  He can be reached via telephone (260) 446-8717 or email derek@3DairDucts.com. 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you been in this profession? I’m an air duct safety consultant and I started in 2008. 2.)  Describe the […]

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Correcting history: Governor Pence no friend of GM Fort Wayne

Correcting history: Governor Pence no friend of GM Fort Wayne

| June 2, 2015 | 1 Reply

By Randy Schmidt Special to Frost Illustrated May 26, 2015, was a big day for Fort Wayne. It was also a big day for the nearly 4,000 members of UAW Local 2209—the folks who made it a wise business decision for General Motors to invest $1.2 billion in upgrades to its truck assembly plant in […]

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‘Credit invisible’ blacks, Latinos

‘Credit invisible’ blacks, Latinos

| June 1, 2015

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist When it comes to consumer finance, traditional lenders usually review credit scores before reaching a decision. In general, the higher a consumer’s credit score is, the lower the cost of credit they will pay. Conversely, the lower one’s credit score, the higher the cost of credit and interest will likely […]

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Business Profile: Herbert Coats: Pastor, family man, entreprenuer

Business Profile: Herbert Coats: Pastor, family man, entreprenuer

| May 28, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Herbert Coats is the owner of Coats & Coats Insurance Inc.  He can be reached via telephone (260) 705-1308 and email hcoats1@icloud.com.  His hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays and by appointment. 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you […]

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