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How to make the best of meetings and events gone awry

September 26, 2009
Meeting and event planners spend years poring over details for big functions, plotting minute-by-minute schedules, and brainstorming every possible contingency to stave off disaster. Sometimes, though, even the best-laid plans go awry.

In recession, commercial brokers struggle to determine property values

May 25, 2009
Few commercial real estate properties are changing hands in the Indianapolis area these days, creating challenges for brokers who say it's becoming increasingly difficult to determine the value of properties.

Binford medical complex takes another punch

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Distribution holds promise for Central Indiana

December 22, 2008
A new report shows that, despite a sluggish national economy, the Indianapolis area should continue to attract industrial businesses and distribution centers next year.

Chicago's Jones Lang LaSalle attracts talented local brokers to establish Indy branch

December 8, 2008
Some of the city's most prominent commercial real estate brokers have resigned from locally owned Meridian Real Estate to launch an Indianapolis affiliate of Chicago-based Jones Lang LaSalle.

Lease-to-own options becoming more popular

December 8, 2008
With credit tight and the economy shaky, homeowners around the region are increasingly choosing to sell their properties on a lease-to-own basis.

Exit of anchor complicates Lafayette Square overhaul

December 1, 2008
The demise of apparel retailer Steve and Barry's University Sportswear deals another blow to efforts to turn around the ailing Lafayette Square Mall.

Hat World shows sign of recovering from lackluster year

August 4, 2008

The locally based headwear retailer Hat World made a name for itself by snatching up competitors and opening hundreds of stores around the country. However, after sluggish sales in the fiscal year that ended Feb. 2, the company--a unit of Nashville, Tenn.-based Genesco Inc.--says it plans to open fewer stores than usual this year so officials can put their focus back on existing operations.


Independent coffee shops feeling perkier than Starbucks

July 28, 2008

At a time when Starbucks is closing hundreds of stores nationwide, he and other local independent coffeehouse owners say they're doing just fine, largely because they're infusing their stores with personality and offering consumers an experience chain stores can't replicate.

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  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!