Waynedale Business

April Wyss-new manager at Waynedale’s Curves for women.

Jerry and Mary Mathis, owners of the Curves francise in Waynedale, would like to welcome their new manager, April Wyss. April is 22 years old, attended St. Aloysius and Bishop Luers High School. She is a recent graduate of Ball State University with a degree in General Studies with emphasis on Elementary Education and Physical Education. April enjoys sports and fell in love with the fitness program offered through Curves.

As a specially trained staff member, April can help you feel good about...

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If you lose your cell phone, it's an inconvenience. If you lose your keys, it's a problem. But if you lose your identity, it can be a disaster.

And, over the past five years, one in eight adults suffered some type of identity loss, according to the Federal Trade Commission. Victims of identity theft may have their credit cards used illegally, or they may have credit information stolen and used to make costly purchases. In 2002, identity theft cost U.S. businesses and consumers about $50...

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How Should You Get Income From Investments?

You can invest for at least two key reasons: growth and income. If you're looking for growth, you'll need to invest in stocks that have the potential for capital appreciation. But if you also want to get income from your investments, you've got some choices to make.

You can, of course, invest in fixed-income vehicles, such as bonds. Bonds typically pay regular interest payments, and, as long as the bond is held until maturity, the principal amount...

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Donald R. Willis

Tower Bank recently announced that Daniel M. Rifkin and Donald R. Willis have been named to the bank's board of directors.

Mr. Rifkin is President and Chief Operating Officer of Fort Wayne-based OmniSource Corporation, one of America's leading metal recycling companies. He joined the company in 1977 and was appointed to his current position in 1997.

Rifkin was born in Fort Wayne and graduated from Elmhurst High School. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and...

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Tasting one of America’s fine chocolates is Bishop Luers Sophomore Rory and his mom Estella Rodriguez. Jessica Leman is the manager at the DeBrand Airport Store.

Founded in 1987 by Cathy Brand-Beere and her husband Timothy Beere, DeBrand Fine Chocolates has built a premium reputation as one of America's top chocolatiers over the past 17 years. ‑With the opening of its 5th retail location (4 in Fort Wayne and 1 in Indianapolis) at the Fort Wayne International Airport last October, DeBrand has made it more convenient than ever for Waynedale and surrounding area residents to enjoy DeBrand's highly coveted chocolates.

Soon after DeBrand opened its Airport...

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Are you a Baby Boomer? Or a "Gen Xer"? Your age helps determine your tastes in music, food and culture, and your attitudes toward a variety of social and political issues. And when you're talking about your generation, you also need to be aware that it can influence the way you save and invest. 

To understand the financial implications of belonging to a particular age group, consider the following generational characteristics:

 

Many baby boomers:

* Have postponed retirement saving...

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