They’re simply the best

Posted on Sep 02 2017 in From the Editor
Emily with James Dean

By Emily Schilling

There’s an old quote: “Good, better, best. Never let it rest, until your good is better and your better is best.”

Most of us aspire to be the best we can be. We like being the best, experiencing the best and applauding the best.

This month’s issue showcases Indiana’s best as voted by our readers. We’re announcing the winners in eight categories — burger, ice cream shop, weekend getaway, campground, winery, cup of coffee and corn maze. (I just realized we’re talking a lot about food, drink and fun here. It shows you where our minds are at!) Turn to page 23 to see your top picks.

As Electric Consumer salutes “the best,” I thought I’d also name my personal picks in some other categories:

Best Hoosier Icon: That’s a tough one. As a child of the Brady Bunch era, Florence Henderson comes to mind. Indiana is also home to several sports heroes and a multitude of musicians who span many disciplines from classical to rock. But ever since college, I’ve been obsessed with how James Dean, from tiny Fairmount, Indiana, defined an era. Even though his life was short, his legend lives on. If you were to stop by my office, you’d be greeted by a life-size cardboard cutout of him. That’s a sign of a true fan!

Best Sporting Event: Hands down for me it’s the Indy 500. I’ve been an Indy Car fan for years. It’s all because when I moved to Indianapolis’ west side many years ago I realized if I didn’t approach May’s madness and traffic mess with a positive attitude I’d be a very grumpy person for a whole month. It’s proof that all it takes is an attitude adjustment to turn those “turn-offs” around.

Best Career: Working here at Electric Consumer! I feel blessed to represent Indiana’s electric cooperatives, to provide you with information you want and need, and to work with a talented, dedicated team. We truly are working for you — the readers — and it’s a privilege that we take seriously because you are “the best.”

EMILY SCHILLING is editor of Electric Consumer