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No one taught Niesha Neal about life insurance. Her family didn’t have it, and when she became an adult she didn’t see any reason to get any herself. Neal came to regret this decision when doctors diagnosed her with stage 3 chronic kidney disease in 2013 and stage 5 chronic kidney disease in 2016.

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Two months ago Cleo’s Bodega Grocery and Café opened on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street, giving area residents access to healthy, affordable foods.

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Indianapolis nonprofit New Hope of Indiana has been around for 40 years and provides services for people with developmental disabilities. This year, the organization is providing an unconventional yet useful service— a food truck.

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If your New Year’s resolution was to get a new job or chart a new career path, it is time to get moving. You’ve probably seen the “now hiring” signs — companies of all kinds are looking for good workers right now. But how do you start if you’re not sure what you want to do or where you should be?

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The National Urban League Small Business Matters Entrepreneurship Summit is a free, one-day summit July 27 at the Indiana Convention Center. The event is designed to help small business owners and rising entrepreneurs reinforce or establish themselves in the industry. The workshops aim to en…

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The TechConnect Summit, part of the National Urban League Annual Conference, is July 25-27 in the Indiana Convention Center. The event highlights innovations in technology and entertainment, with an emphasis on culture and modern professionals. 

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Art is all around us. Artists design the websites we visit, advertisements we see and logos we wear. Each of those artists has something in common: they got paid for their work.

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Lawrence E. Clark grew up in a musical house with a singing mother and drummer father. However, a musical background didn’t stop Clark’s family from becoming upset when he turned down a high-paying job at IBM to pursue music. Clark remembered they stayed angry until he got a job with Beef an…

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Nothing extraordinary ever happens without someone reaching past the constraints of the current reality to ask, “What if…?” I spend a lot of time thinking about these things, and so does Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). What if Indianapolis and Central Indiana were the best city …

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The saying “no man is an island” is especially true in business. One of a business owner’s most important tools is a list of other businesspeople who can serve as mentors, partners or clients. In order to build such a list, entrepreneurs need to network. 

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Siblings Lloyd Sprowl and Lorri Hobbs grew up around death. Their uncle owned a funeral home. Sprowl remembers visiting his uncle’s funeral home in third grade and being in awe at how the deceased looked as if they were peacefully sleeping. As they saw their uncle take care of grieving famil…

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Indiana law forbids both medical and recreational marijuana, so many might be confused when they see cannabidiol (CBD) products now legally available in medicinal and natural food stores. Both CBD oil and marijuana derive from cannabis, so why is one legal when the other is not?

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TechPoint’s Mira Awards on April 13 might be Indiana’s biggest night for technology this year. For 20 years the awards highlighted exceptional members of Indiana’s tech scene, with categories including Best New Product, Investor of the Year and Tech Educator of the Year. As the role of techn…