JeffNewman

Daily Editor
Construction, design, engineering

Newman has covered the Indianapolis business community as an editor or reporter for 21 years, including the past 18 at IBJ. He joined the newspaper in 1995 as a real estate reporter, became editor of IBJ’s Focus section a year later and served the next 13 years in that position. He became Daily Editor at the beginning of 2009. Prior to IBJ, he had a three-year stint as an editor and writer at the now-defunct Indianapolis C.E.O. magazine. A graduate of Ball State University, Newman spent the first six years of his journalism career as a sports writer and editor at several Indiana newspapers, including the Michigan City News-Dispatch, the Whitley County Post & Mail and the Muncie Evening Press. He lives in Fishers with his wife and two of their four children. An avid sports fan, Newman has spent every year since 1972 believing this is finally the Cubs’ year.

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BidPal sees changes at top, cuts workforce

July 25, 2014
BidPal Inc., one of the Indianapolis-area’s fastest-growing companies in recent years, has reduced its workforce by 25 percent and is looking for a replacement for longtime CEO and local tech titan Scott Webber.
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Hauke accounting firm to pay $1.8M in fraud settlement

July 22, 2014
DeWitt & Shrader PC, an Indianapolis-based accounting firm that worked for convicted Ponzi schemer Keenan Hauke, has agreed to settle a state lawsuit, Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced Tuesday.
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Peapod sees Indianapolis as big growth market

June 4, 2014
Peapod Inc. has discovered fertile ground in Indianapolis despite a crowded field of grocery competitors, said Scott DeGraeve, senior vice president at the country's oldest and biggest online grocery-delivery service.
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Former GIPC chief faces forgery, theft counts

May 1, 2014
The former executive director of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee was charged Thursday with 26 counts of forgery and one count of theft for allegedly misappropriating more than $96,000 of the organization’s money.
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Fairgrounds officials pushing for coliseum sponsorship

April 24, 2014
The Fairgrounds Coliseum, which reopens Thursday after a $63 million renovation, is likely to receive a new name soon, an Indiana State Fair Commission spokesman said.
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Airport hires executive director from Southern California

April 21, 2014
Mario Rodriguez will succeed longtime airport executive Robert Duncan in early June, the Indianapolis Airport Authority announced Monday afternoon.
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Indianapolis architectural salvage yards still in the hunt

April 19, 2014
The recession and lingering uncertain construction market put the shops through a withering shakeout, but several have found ways to thrive.
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German companies pledge to create Indiana jobs

April 18, 2014
Coinciding with Gov. Mike Pence’s economic development trip to Germany this week, three German companies agreed to hire more than 100 workers in Indiana.
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MainSource strengthens Cincinnati foothold with acquisition

April 8, 2014
Greensburg-based MainSource Financial Group agreed Monday to pay $34 million in cash and stock for MBT Bancorp, the parent of Merchants Bank and Trust Co.
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Legislative recap: 'Short' session a busy one after all

March 22, 2014
The latest Indiana General Assembly, which wrapped up a “short” session March 14, tackled a rather lengthy list of bills. We look at how some notable proposals fared.
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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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