The goal of sister cities is to create cultural exchange between cities. Mayors of two cities sign a memorandum of understanding thus creating sister cities. Sister Cities were created in 1956 at a White House Summit initiated by President Eisenhower. Did you know Indianapolis has nine sister cities? These are also known as town twins. […]

A corn maze or maize maze is a maze cut out of a corn field. Originally, the first full-size corn maze was believed to be created in Annville, Pennsylvania in 1993; however, similar corn mazes were highlighted in newspapers as early as 1982. Corn mazes have become popular tourist attractions and are a way for farms to generate tourist income. There are more than 500 of […]

You’re driving on US 31 and there it is…a sign directing you to Mexico. Have you left the country? Nope, you’re still in Indiana. There are quite a few cities throughout our great state that may sound as if you’re in another state or even another country. Let’s review… Brazil, IN In the 1840s, the […]

Food, education, quality health care and a secure home are some basic needs that most children don’t have to worry about. However,  not every child is so privileged. August is Child Support Awareness Month and nearly 1 in 7 children in the U.S. are living in poverty. This comes from a report on 2022’s States […]

What do Michael Jackson, Steve McQueen, James Dean and Larry Bird all have in common? They are all from Indiana… at least they were born here. Who is the most notable person from your hometown? An interactive map shows every city on the planet and who is the most famous person from there. The map […]

Get ready for an “unreasonably cold and snowy” winter. The Farmers’ Almanac released their 2022-2023 winter forecast and it has predicted a bone-chilling winter. They say you should prepare to shake, shiver and shovel! The annual American publication has been producing weather prognosis since 1818. The National Weather Service will tell you it focuses on […]

Pre-school enrollment dropped by nearly 300,000 students during the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experts state the drop will erase a decade of progress and increased educational inequality. The National Education Association says that children enrolled in early education programs are more likely to be academically prepared for future grades, as well as […]

The $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill signed into law by President Joe Biden late last year was a game changer for Indiana, according to CNBC. It is a major factor in CNBC’s annual America’s Top States for Business rankings. Believe it or not, Indiana ranked No. 1 in the nation in the infrastructure category on […]

She came bounding into our shared office with high energy and excitement like she always does. With a broad smile on her face, hall-of-fame broadcaster, Terri Stacy, was eager to talk about the Indiana State Fair. She had just come from media day and relished her opportunity to taste test all of the food at […]

Give them what they want. Make them feel important. Connect with them emotionally. Empower them.  According to you need to be authentic, listen, become an expert and start with a story. These are steps to take when trying to influence someone. Indiana Business Journal has named its inaugural Indiana 250, a list of the […]