Clubs

Bernanke's speech at Economic Club a coup for city

September 17, 2012
Scott Olson
The chairman of the Federal Reserve is scheduled to speak at the Economic Club of Indiana's Oct. 1 meeting, an event that should put Indianapolis in the national spotlight given the Fed's recent and controversial decision to try to stimulate the economy.
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Event merges forces of old, new venture-capital groups

July 12, 2011
Francesca Jarosz
The third annual Innovation Showcase is getting a boost from a partnership between the Venture Club of Indiana and tech social group Verge.
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Tech networking group Hackers and Founders changes name to Verge

February 12, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The new name is meant to distinguish the group from its Silicon Valley namesake.
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Columbia Club Foundation says funds stolen by director

February 1, 2011
Scott Olson
The private club's president alerted members to the theft in a letter, but declined to specify how much was taken. Still, he said the director, who is not named in the correspondence, is making restitution.
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Columbia Club woos companies to boost membershipRestricted Content

June 16, 2008
Chip Cutter
The 119-year-old Columbia Club downtown is offering corporate discounts for the first time in an effort to boost revenue and curb declining memberships. Previously, the Monument Circle institution sold memberships only on an individual basis. Under the new plan, corporations will receive a significant discount, on a sliding scale, if five or more employees join.
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Pampering is part of Columbia Club's turnaround planRestricted Content

July 30, 2007
Peter Schnitzler
The son and grandson of hotel managers, Maarten van Wijk became general manager of the historic-but-ailing 2,000-member Columbia Club in May. His first priority is to polish the venerable private club's tarnished quality standards to a lustrous sheen.
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Red Hat Society over-50 women pursued by marketersRestricted Content

March 12, 2007
Jennifer Whitson
Members of the Red Hat Society get together monthly to celebrate life after 50, a demographic marketers often overlook. But these women-and their spending habits-are attracting attention as the California-based club gains traction.
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Columbia Club faces membership, financial issuesRestricted Content

January 15, 2007
Peter Schnitzler
The Columbia Club, the tradition-rich enclave where the city's business elite have gathered and cut deals for more than a century, is facing declining membership, the departure of its longtime general manager, and looming financial challenges--including a $5.5 million loan that comes due this summer.
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