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January 2, 2010
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IBJ Letters To The Editor

I loved [Benner’s Dec. 14] column. Thirty years is not a long history, but I’ll bet most folks in Indy don’t know about this.

I came to Indy in 1987 from Michigan and went to work for Dave Goodrich at F.C. Tucker, and one thing I noticed that has left a lasting impression on me—and colored how I build relationships and network—was the importance he and others at the company placed on corporate citizenship. By watching people like George Charbonneau and Bill Moore help build our city, I came to understand economic development in a much different way than others do.

The Sports Corp. is integral to that understanding, because it reflects the best intentions of our business community and a community-mindedness that some members of the old guard fear has faded. To that end, your article presented an interesting “bookend” to the op-ed about the Indianapolis Tennis Championships at the front of the paper.

These people, and this spirit, is part of why I stayed in Indianapolis, and over the years I have grown proud of the ownership our business community takes in the future of our community.

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Andrea L. Fagan
Director of marketing communicationsMarian University


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