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Group rounds up business help for Census

April 1, 2010
As deadline day arrives, the Indianapolis Complete Count Committee is encouraging area companies to provide funding for local marketing and events designed to encourage citizens to fill out their Census forms.

Engineer doubles as inventor

December 26, 2009
Hidden Toilet Paper, a small business in Fishers, patented a device that installs toilet-paper rolls into walls, keeping paper safe from pets and children.

Math teacher has spent 25 years working Colts sidelines

December 19, 2009
Steve Taylor loves to tell his NFL war stories. There’s the time he taunted Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and the many times he’s been flattened by an overzealous tackler. Then there was the thrill of his Indianapolis Colts’ clinching a trip to the Super Bowl.

Stout's Shoes still in step after 123 years

December 12, 2009
After more than a century in business, Indianapolis-based Stout’s Footwear Co. isn’t just surviving. It also is proceeding with plans to open a store next year on the city’s north side.

Builder looks to cold storage for steady work in a weak economy

December 5, 2009
Cold storage might become a hot business for a building contractor.

Smoking ban bill sent back to committee

November 30, 2009
The fate of a proposal that would impose a stricter workplace smoking ban in Indianapolis remains up in the air after the City-County Council voted Monday night to send the bill back to committee for further review.

Sponsor: 'No way' smoking ban would pass in current form

November 30, 2009
A proposal to strengthen Indianapolis’ workplace smoking ban is set to come before the City-County Council on Monday night, but one of the bill’s sponsors wants to send it back to committee for more work before a final vote.

Barber shop thrives on retro appeal

November 28, 2009
Brownsburg's Everyday Joe's Barber Shop offers personal touch and a retro look.

AccuPay Payroll expands in a down economy

November 28, 2009
AccuPay Payroll in Indianapolis has expanded while competing against larger, national competitors like New Jersey-based Automatic Data Processing and New York-based Paychex.
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  1. I'm a CPA who works with a wide range of companies (through my firm K.B.Parrish & Co.); however, we work with quite a few car dealerships, so I'm fairly interested in Fatwin (mentioned in the article). Does anyone have much information on that, or a link to such information? Thanks.

  2. Historically high long-term unemployment, unprecedented labor market slack and the loss of human capital should not be accepted as "the economy at work [and] what is supposed to happen" and is certainly not raising wages in Indiana. See Chicago Fed Reserve: Also, here's our research on Work Sharing and our support testimony at yesterday's hearing:

  3. I am always curious why teachers don't believe in accountability. It's the only profession in the world that things they are better than everyone else. It's really a shame.

  4. It's not often in Indiana that people from both major political parties and from both labor and business groups come together to endorse a proposal. I really think this is going to help create a more flexible labor force, which is what businesses claim to need, while also reducing outright layoffs, and mitigating the impact of salary/wage reductions, both of which have been highlighted as important issues affecting Hoosier workers. Like many other public policies, I'm sure that this one will, over time, be tweaked and changed as needed to meet Indiana's needs. But when you have such broad agreement, why not give this a try?

  5. I could not agree more with Ben's statement. Every time I look at my unemployment insurance rate, "irritated" hardly describes my sentiment. We are talking about a surplus of funds, and possibly refunding that, why, so we can say we did it and get a notch in our political belt? This is real money, to real companies, large and small. The impact is felt across the board; in the spending of the company, the hiring (or lack thereof due to higher insurance costs), as well as in the personal spending of the owners of a smaller company.