Monthly Archives: June 2017

Marsh Out, But New Markets For Kroger And Fresh Encounter Are In

According to a brand new report by the Indy Star, a marketing war between several supermarket chains is now afoot in the greater Indianapolis area. This “war” is about who will get the lion’s share of the supermarket spaces formerly occupied by Marsh Supermarkets who in just the last month filed for bankruptcy. Marsh had begun losing customers and had been shutting down operations perhaps as a result of failing to understand the customer needs in the modern swift checkout era and perhaps not finding a niche that stores such as Kroger, who stands to be the biggest beneficiary of the closings did find.

 

A total of 44 stores are now leaving Marsh’s possession with 26 of them in Indiana that are being sold to Kroger and Fresh Encounter. Right now the biggest targets are in downtown Indianapolis where Kroger is now taking over at an apartment complex located at 227 West Michigan Street while Fresh Encounter will then be taking over Marsh’s building at 320 North New Jersey Street. So what does all this mean for these grocery store operations?

 

Sources say Kroger now has control of a Marsh grocery store that’s in very close proximity to one it already has operated, and some speculate as to whether or not they plan to demolish the former Marsh building on 86th Street. For Fresh Encounter, this is actually one of their first attempts to enter the big metropolitan markets as they’ve had mostly small town market chains and opened up smaller convenience stores as well. In fact, various market analysts even suspect Fresh Encounter might opt to keep the Marsh name with little changes to structure to see how it goes. But should they fail to learn from the Marsh lesson, who knows how long their grip on the Indianapolis lion’s share will last.

 

Eat A Burger, Help the Hungry, It’s Indy Burger Week

Indy Burger Week kicked off on Monday, June 12, 2017, and ends on Sunday the 18th. This week, you can get fabulous burgers for only $5 from participating restaurants. Proceeds from the event will go to help the 15.3 percent of Hoosiers who are facing food insecurity.

 

More than one million people in Indiana do not have regular access to enough food for everyone in the household to enjoy a healthy, active life, according to the USDA. While they may not face food insecurity all the time, they occasionally have to make difficult choices between putting food on the table or meeting other essential expenses, like paying household or medical bills.

 

How to Have the Best Indy Burger Week Experience

 

This is your chance to try something new. Among the delicious burgers available during Indy Burger Week are:

 

 

  • Aloha burger, made with teriyaki, swiss cheese and grilled pineapple on a pretzel bun.
  • Hot Mess, consisting of fresh ground beef topped with onions that have been carmelized in Jagermeister, with muenster cheese and special Jager sauce served on a buttery brioche bun.
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly Time, with fresh ground beef topped with peanut butter, house jalapeno jam, onion, lettuce and tomato on a toasted brioche bun.

 

 

Indy Burger Week takes care of its vegetarians, too. Try a Baja Burger, with queso fresco, black bean edamame salsa, guacamole and pea shoots on a brioche bun, or a black bean burger, made with a mixture of back beans, oats, corn and rice and a special blend of seasonings.

 

Dozens of restaurants throughout the state are participating, each one of which serves up specialty burgers like those above. Normally, these would easily set you back $10 or $15. Show your support to these generous restaurants by purchasing drinks and a side.

 

Add photos of your masterpieces to social media using the hashtag #IndyBurgerWeek.

 

 

Greg Secker Accomplishments as an Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and a Public Speaker

Many people believe that success in life is only achieved when someone specializes in only one activity. According to Greg Secker, this is not true. The businessman has a lot of expertise in several industries, and he has done well in all of them. The renowned entrepreneur is based in the United States. He is a respectable public speaker and also a philanthropist who has empowered very many people in the world.

Greg Secker is a self-made millionaire who started experiencing success at a very young age. At only twenty-five years, Secker was serving as the vice president of a company known as Mellon Financial Corporation. In the year 2003, the businessman decided that it was time to leave this job and join the forex trade industry. At first, he operated from his sitting room before acquiring a reliable office space. Since then, he has never looked back, and he has accumulated a lot of wealth in various industries.

Greg Secker established his successful career as a public speaker in the year 2008 when he hosted one financial trading seminar. Since then, he started hosting these international workshops, attracting clients from all over the world. At the moment, Secker is recognized globally because of his skills. He has had the opportunity of speaking to some of the modest news houses in the world such as Bloomberg and ANB. His role as a public speaker is to provide information concerning the trading world. Individuals who follow his advice have done very well in the competitive industry.

Greg Secker has earned the respect of many people because of giving back to the society. This is one of the businessman’s greatest achievements in life. Secker has done a lot to support organizations that seek to improve the quality of life for youth and young people. In the year 2011, the businessman established the Greg Secker Foundation. The institution has done very well under his leadership, proving young people with education. Through the institution, the entrepreneur has managed to make a positive impact in the lives of the children from needy families in the world. His contributions to the society have earned him respect from everyone.

Memorial Weekend Brings Folks to Indiana

The Memorial Day weekend has equaled automobile racing in Indiana since 1911. Fans and partyers from around the world show up for “the greatest spectacle in racing.” For some, the thrill of being in Indiana for the fun, the excitement, the race and the other spectators is a once-in-a-lifetime event. For others, the race is a tradition that has been handed down from generation to generation.

 

The racers who make the trip to Indiana every spring also come from all over the world. The 2016 champion is Alexander Rossi, an American born in California. The United States has been home to many of the champions, but nine other countries have produced Indy race winners. Drivers from the United Kingdom have won the race eight times, and drivers from Brazil have been Indy champions seven times. The international status of the drivers is reflected in the diversity of the fans in the stands.

 

On the other hand, the race also draws viewers from as close as Speedway, the Indianapolis suburb which is home to the famous raceway. Others arrive from states bordering Indiana, like Michigan and Ohio that have traditionally been supportive of the automobile industry. Others travel from far-away states like California. The visual thrills and sounds of cars and drivers testing the limits of endurance is sure to continue drawing a global audience for years to come.

Pacers Look to Offseason

During the 2016-17 NBA season, the Indiana Pacers continued to look like a stable team, which was capable of winning any game that they played. Ultimately, the team finished 7th in the Eastern Conference, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Not that the season is over, many people are guessing how the Pacers will move forward and continue to build their team (https://8points9seconds.com/2017/05/25/indiana-pacers-mock-draft-roundup/).

 

The Pacers will be picking 16th overall in the draft and should have some very talented players to choose from. One of the players that they are rumored to be purchasing is Donovan Mitchell, who played for Louisville last year. Mitchell should be a good addition to the team due to his ability to get to the basket and score.

 

Another potential addition to the team is Jarret Allen. Allen is a center from the University of Texas.

 

While the NBA Draft will be a big day for the Pacers, the team also has to figure out what to do with star player Paul George. George, who has been with the team his whole career, has made several all-star teams and has the proven ability to score and lead a team to the playoffs. Unfortunately, his contract is coming up to expiration and it remains to be seen whether he will be resigned. Another option they have is to trade George for a high draft pick, which will help the Pacers to rebuild.

 

The Fight For Basic Human Rights

In this day and age people are having to fight for their rights. Rights that should not be challenged by any person or any thing. Just like in the past the main groups that are having their rights challenged are minorities. However, these groups do not only include ethnic minorities they also include groups of people that do not conform with the status quo of the society around them.

In recent years one the most notable groups that have to fight for their rights are the LGBTQ. In some places these people are refused service simply because they may love someone the same gender as them, or because they may identify with the gender opposite than the one they were born to. In wake of these struggles several organizations have started to help the fight against LGBTQ discrimination.

The American Civil Liberties Union is one of the largest LGBTQ advocacy organizations in the nation. The ACLU offers a monthly membership. When someone becomes a member of the ACLU they are given protections against discrimination and other things. This organization works very hard to ensure that these people are not denied rights because of sexual orientation.

Sometimes help for causes like these even comes from unexpected places. For example, The Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund donates money to help with the advancement of migrant workers in the state of Arizona. To the average person the names Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin will not ring a bell, but after some research you’ll see that they are the founders of the Phoenix New Times newspaper and Backpage.com. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/potmsearch/detail/submission/6427818/Michael_Lacey and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/michael-lacey/

For those that are not familiar with Backpage it is like Craigslist, but it features less couches for sale and more prostitutes. In 2007 they were both arrested on charges including profiting from prostitution and giving away classified information.

They were released from jail less than 24 hours later, and sued saying that their First Amendment rights had been violated. The two men were awarded 3.7 million dollars. With the settlement money they received Larkin and Lacey set up the Frontera Fund.

The Frontera Fund was set up to help Hispanic migrant workers in the state of Arizona, a state that at one time had laws requiring people to show proof of citizenship on the spot.

This law was almost exclusively targeting the same people the Frontera Fund was set up to help. Part of the reasoning that Larkin and Lacey decided to help this group is because they got tired of seeing the blatant racism against Hispanic people.

The man that was responsible for their arrest, sheriff Joe Arpaio, was one of the main public figures that “demonized” this group of people. Thanks to Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin the Frontera Fund has done a great job fighting against the people that paint migrant workers out to be bad people.

Hopefully in the near future we will not need organizations like the ACLU, the NAACP, or the Funtera Fund because these minority groups will be treated with the same respect as other groups in the United States.

 

Job Gains in Indiana

When many people think of states with a strong economy, Indiana is not the first state to come to mind. With some of the changes that are going on around the country, this is a state that is doing really well right now. One of the biggest reasons for economic growth in the state is that more companies are moving into the area. Not only is this bringing jobs, but it is also bringing a lot of new industries to the state. In the coming years, many people expect that this trend is going to continue.

 

 

Low Business Taxes

 

One of the biggest things that is driving economic growth in the state is low business taxes. There are a lot of people who are excited about the changes that are starting to take place in the state with new companies coming in. This is possible because Indiana starting to encourage business development many years ago. Economic growth is one of the most important things that you can look at when moving to an area. With the low taxes in the state, more companies are planning to move there in the coming years.

 

 

People

 

The people of Indiana are happy with the way the state is being led right now. Although Indiana has a lot of farms and agriculture, the state is quickly developing other industries as well. In the coming years, a lot of people are excited about the changes that are going to take place in the state.

 

Indiana Town Devastated by Rain

One of the most devastating disasters that can happen to a community is a massive flood. While other natural disasters can seem more significant, and can pose more of a risk to life, a flood can have by far the most damaging impact on a town. This past week, one town in Southern Indiana was pretty severely impacted by a big flood (http://abcnews.go.com/US/state-emergency-declared-indiana-county-due-flash-flooding/story?id=47526049).

While many parts of the country were affected by flash flooding this May, one of the hardest hit was Salem, Indiana. Salem is the county seat of Washington County and is also located only about an hour away from Louisville, Kentucky. Following a devastating rain storm, which saw rainfalls of more than two inches per hour, local rivers saw record high crests and much of the rain water ended up spilling into the downtown area of the city.

While two inches of rain may not sound like a lot, the worst flood zones in the area saw flood waters reach over twenty feet. This required rescuers in the area to load onto local boats to try and pull people out of their homes and local businesses. Due to the significant rainfalls, and the risks that were presented, the city and state were forced to declare a State of Emergency in Salem. This means that all local businesses in the flood path were closed, along with local schools until the rainwater receded. While the rain waters were deep, the town was fortunate that nobody was seriously injured during the flood.

Richard Tosto the Litigator

Brazil is a land teaming up with many lawyers and established law firms. The 1988 Brazilian Constitution created many rights for citizens and hence full workload for the lawyers as people seek litigation. Twenty-six federal states in Brazil have got individual constitutions. The members get to enjoy some exclusive rights as well as the national government constitutionally accorded rights.

In each Brazilian State, there is a law school. It eventually leads to an increased number of lawyers in the country. Brazilians highly esteem the law course. Upon graduation, the students undergo an examination before admission to the bar of lawyers. Despite the lucrative start-up salaries for government lawyers, many of them end up working in private firms.In Brazil, there are two superior courts; one dealing with not- constitutional cases while the other deals with legal cases. Richard Tosto is a famous lawyer and entrepreneur in Brazil. He is a principal planner in law. Initially, he worked in a tiny office before eventually ascending the ladder in business.

Richard Tosto worked in some of the prominent cases, acting on behalf of famous people and companies gaining national recognition. Also, he has offered litigation on behalf of private organizations and international companies. Richard Tosto is among the lawyers recommended by the Latin American Association for Corporate Law.Richard Tosto works as part of a team of litigators’; Milk, Barros, and Tosto. The team thrives under a discipline of excellence aiming at recreating the commercial law in Brazil. The significant causes brought to the team are under Tosto’s watch. Apart from commercial litigation, the team is renowned in criminal litigation in the case of money laundering cases. The team offers pro-bono services to regular clients. Richard Tosto provides litigation in most different environmental law cases and Often, Tosto wins in the cases litigated.

Purdue University Opens Pub on Campus

Purdue University has opened a bar within its Memorial Union. While students who are over 21 will be allowed to consume alcohol in the bar, the target audience for the pub will be employees, hotel guests and the general public. Adults who frequent the Purdue area have long complained that their was no place to get a drink, except for some nearby student bars.

For now, the bar will just be open on Thursdays, Fridays, and during the first three quarters of home football games. The pub’s hours on Thursday and Friday are from 4:30 until 9 PM. The college is committed to keeping the bar open until the last home football game. If the program is successful, then the university may decide to keep the bar open permanently. When the pub is not open, it will revert to being a student study area, according to an article originally published on JConline.

Those choosing to go to the pub during home football games can watch the action on two television sets. They will also be served a variety of appetizers from Pappy’s Sweet Stop that is located next door to the pub.

Officials with Purdue say that the idea has been discussed for a long time. They point out that the area has a natural bar feeling because of its wooden benches and pictures of the college’s greatest athletes on the walls.

In keeping with the educational mission of the college, the pub contains a display on the school’s fermentation educational program and hops production. Working with a local provider, the school even is able to provide some alcohol produced locally. The school’s dining services is the only entity authorized to sell alcohol on the campus and will be operating the pub.

 

 

 

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