January 2018 Writer // Janelle Morrison Photography // Submitted As we turn the page on 2017 and look at what’s to come in 2018, we decided to produce a unique issue this month and dedicate a portion of the magazine to a retrospective collection of stories and happenings that have contributed to building the world-renowned community that Carmel is today. We reviewed areas that were just as important to the community in 1997-98 (schools, local government, business community and the culture of living in Carmel) as they are to residents and businesses today. We spoke with a prominent, local, multi-generational family who has multiple businesses in the city and discussed what it is about Carmel that entices succeeding generations to come back “home” and raise their children here above any other neighboring communities. Mayor Jim Brainard and other community leaders have shared their stories from the past two decades and their visions of the future in this special feature segment as well. We hope you enjoy a brief trip down memory lane and that it evokes a sense of pride for the community and the city that we call home.