Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman

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.

Phone:
(317) 472-5382

ARTICLES

Developer seeks tax break for downtown hotel project

Developers planning a new Home2 Suites by Hilton in downtown Indianapolis are asking the city for a property-tax break on the project that could save them more than $650,000.
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Magazine publisher acquires local event promoter

The Promotion Co. Inc., an Indianapolis-based event promoter founded in 1976, has been acquired by Florida-based Bonnier Corp, publisher of well-known magazines Popular Science and Field & Stream.
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BidPal names chief executive to replace Webber

BidPal Inc. has hired an executive with a diverse background in event production, digital media and technology to succeed longtime CEO and tech industry leader Scott Webber.
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WISH-TV expanding daily newscasts by four hours

WISH-TV Channel 8, which will lose its 58-year affiliation with CBS-TV at the end of the year, is planning to fill some of the programming void with local news coverage, the Indianapolis station announced Wednesday.
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Washington Square Mall losing biggest tenant

Sears Roebuck and Co. plans to close its 194,680-square-foot anchor store in early December, the retailer confirmed Monday. A liquidation sale began Friday.
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Local Kmart closings part of Sears' ongoing woes

The planned closings of two Kmart stores in Indianapolis are part of a wave of national closures prompted by the ongoing struggles of parent company Sears Holdings Corp.
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Ambrose plans $90M distribution development in Plainfield

Ambrose Property Group has acquired 85 acres near the Indianapolis International Airport where it plans to spend $80 million to $90 million to develop two distribution centers as large as 1 million square feet each.
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Lykins stepping down as Citizens CEO in 2015

Carey Lykins has been with Citizens for 42 years, including the past nine as president and CEO. He joined the local utility group as a cashier in 1973 when it was known as Citizens Gas & Coke Utility.
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LDI acquisition could be latest springboard for growth

Indianapolis-based private investment company LDI Ltd. has acquired a small biotech manufacturer in a deal it says could be the launching point for many more acquisitions.
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Former GIPC leader gets 2 years of home detention

The former executive director of the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee was sentenced to two years of home detention Friday after pleading guilty to four counts of forgery. The plea agreement was approved after Matthew Hendrix turned over a restitution check for $126,356.
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