Wayne Shive: King of Condiments and Indiana’s Paul Newman

BY JANET MANDELSTAM Wayne Shive jokingly calls himself the King of Condiments. His company, Best Boy & Co., produces 18 sweet and savory sauces, mustards, and spice blends. It’s just the latest venture for this serial entrepreneur. Retired after running a number of businesses in such diverse fields as health care, manufacturing, and restaurant services, Shive says cooking had always been a hobby. “I had no idea I would start a food business,” he says, but friends urged him to sell the sauces he turned out in his kitchen. Shive, who lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana, made his first two dessert sauces — hot fudge and chili hot fudge — in 2007, but it took two years to meet all […]

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Sweetroot Doulas: A One-Stop Shop For Expectant & New Parents

BY ERIN HOLLINDEN Developing a childbirth plan is a lot like making a business plan says Linnea Emigh Mugford, founder of Sweetroot Doulas, a full-service childbirth agency. “Nothing goes as expected 100 percent of the time,” she says. “We plan and prepare and try to be as informed as possible, so when we need to, we can be flexible.” Mugford, 31, came to Bloomington in 2013 expecting to continue the private doula and therapeutic massage practice she started in Seattle, Washington. “Then I thought what this town needed more was a full-service agency, so I set up a one-stop shop,” she says of her decision to found Sweetroot Doulas in December 2014, naming it for a plant used by Plains […]

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