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Production company to donate PSARestricted Content

June 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Bennett Innovation is celebrating its 25th year by giving away $25,000 in services to a worthy not-for-profit.
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Profs trying to revolutionize drug discovery processRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Two chemistry professors at IUPUI are laboring to create the McDonald's of research laboratories—a model that's low-cost and can spread around the world.
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Tony Stewart Foundation signs local public relations agencyRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Bonneau Production Services will work with the foundation's executive director in a range of areas, including corporate-identity creation, e-newsletter publication, Web-site design and maintenance, and media relations.
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Planned Parenthood promotes health services for menRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
Planned Parenthood of Indiana has launched a campaign to capitalize on the small but growing number of men who use its 34 health centers around the state.
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Brenwick Realty merges with Keller Williams RealtyRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
The merger will give Keller Williams, which entered the local market five years ago, a foothold in Hamilton County, where Brenwick Realty has been responsible for selling property in Village of WestClay.
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IRL signs two new sponsorsRestricted Content

June 22, 2009
 IBJ Staff
California-based DB Schenker is the official freight logistics sponsor of the IRL, and South Carolina-based Kymco USA is the official scooter and off-road utility vehicle of the IRL and Firestone Indy Lights.
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Franklin ban snuffs out smokingRestricted Content

May 11, 2009
Tavern owners in Franklin will mothball their ashtrays next month following the passage of a smoking ban May 4. City councilors voted 6-1 to make the ban one of the most restrictive in the state.
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IRL sees progress in TV ratingsRestricted Content

April 27, 2009
The Grand Prix at Long Beach April 19 scored a 0.5 TV rating for the Indy Racing League, according to New York-based Nielsen Media Research. That's the same rating the race earned last year on ESPN 2 when it was the swan song for CART.
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Colts, Pacers or Indians ticket stumbles would trip up Kenley planRestricted Content

April 13, 2009
Peter Schnitzler, Anthony Schoettle

Sen. Luke Kenley's CIB bailout plan counts on the Indianapolis Colts to keep up their sellout streak, and assumes the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Indians will maintain at least their current popularity.

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Ballard trip to explore clean energyRestricted Content

April 6, 2009
Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard and other city officials will travel to Brazil in May to explore renewable-energy production, in hopes of making the city a leader in the technology.
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Franchisors also feel recession's financial pinchRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Peter Schnitzler
About two dozen franchises based in Indiana are not immune to difficulties during the recession.
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Few private firms survive to third generationRestricted Content

March 30, 2009
Cory Schouten
The Gene B. Glick Co. has managed to accomplish what few privately held family enterprises can—keeping the company alive for a third generation.
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Beats the landfill: Staff disassembled seats for recyclingRestricted Content

March 9, 2009
Sam Stall
The staff of the Indianapolis Museum of Art decided to recycle the parts of old theater seats to prevent them from being unloaded in a landfill.
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CIB's influence has grown with city's sports sceneRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Peter Schnitzler
State lawmakers formed the Capital Improvement Board in 1965 to oversee construction of the city's convention center.
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HHGregg vying to win customers of Circuit CityRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Scott Olson
Company officials think HHGregg is well-positioned to fill the void that Circuit City Stores Inc. will leave when its stores are closed.
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Airport board adds membersRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
The Indianapolis Airport Authority has tapped three prominent leaders to fill expiring terms of three board members.
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Local ad club chooses new nameRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
AdClub Indianapolis, one of the oldest local chapters of the American Advertising Federation, is taking on a new name. The new moniker—AAF Indianapolis—reinforces the professional group's tie to its parent organization, and will enhance branding on a local, regional and national level.
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Podcast expert recognizes Eiteljorg's 'EM Radio'Restricted Content

January 26, 2009
Schoolteachers are discovering that a museum field trip isn't the only way to expose their students to Native American and frontier culture. More of them are downloading podcasts produced by the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art.
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Martin University needs cashRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Martin University needs to raise $1.26 million to restore its campus from December flooding caused by a burst pipe—in addition to $1 million the predominantly black school was already trying to raise in order to shore up its fragile finances.
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Dome roof finds new lifeRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
The salvage operation surrounding the old RCA Dome's fabric roof has taken on a life of its own. Portions of the 13-acres of Teflon-coated dome material saved when the stadium was demolished is going to a variety of uses, including Dome Bags, a line of purses and wallets.
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Penn Arts redevelopment hits funding snagRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
The Penn Arts apartment building at 16th and Meridian streets will stay vacant a while longer. A $3 million plan to transform the 82-unit apartment building into 45 fancier units has hit a snag that's become familiar to developers: No financing was available at advantageous terms
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IRL, Hot Wheels work on dealRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Indy Racing League officials are finalizing a deal with Mattel's Hot Wheels to roll out a line of replica open-wheel cars this spring.
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Baker Hill founder chairs TechPointRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Mark Hill, the co-founder of Carmel-based banking software company Baker Hill, has been named chairman of the state's technology trade group, TechPoint.
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Slow M&A activity predicted by KPMGRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Mergers and acquisitions are unlikely to rebound before the last quarter of this year, international accounting firm KPMG International said.
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BankruptciesRestricted Content

January 26, 2009
Gideon's Gate Inc., Indianapolis, Chapter 11 reorganization
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  1. How much you wanna bet, that 70% of the jobs created there (after construction) are minimum wage? And Harvey is correct, the vast majority of residents in this project will drive to their jobs, and to think otherwise, is like Harvey says, a pipe dream. Someone working at a restaurant or retail store will not be able to afford living there. What ever happened to people who wanted to build buildings, paying for it themselves? Not a fan of these tax deals.

  2. Uh, no GeorgeP. The project is supposed to bring on 1,000 jobs and those people along with the people that will be living in the new residential will be driving to their jobs. The walkable stuff is a pipe dream. Besides, walkable is defined as having all daily necessities within 1/2 mile. That's not the case here. Never will be.

  3. Brad is on to something there. The merger of the Formula E and IndyCar Series would give IndyCar access to International markets and Formula E access the Indianapolis 500, not to mention some other events in the USA. Maybe after 2016 but before the new Dallara is rolled out for 2018. This give IndyCar two more seasons to run the DW12 and Formula E to get charged up, pun intended. Then shock the racing world, pun intended, but making the 101st Indianapolis 500 a stellar, groundbreaking event: The first all-electric Indy 500, and use that platform to promote the future of the sport.

  4. No, HarveyF, the exact opposite. Greater density and closeness to retail and everyday necessities reduces traffic. When one has to drive miles for necessities, all those cars are on the roads for many miles. When reasonable density is built, low rise in this case, in the middle of a thriving retail area, one has to drive far less, actually reducing the number of cars on the road.

  5. The Indy Star announced today the appointment of a new Beverage Reporter! So instead of insightful reports on Indy pro sports and Indiana college teams, you now get to read stories about the 432nd new brewery open or some obscure Hoosier winery winning a county fair blue ribbon. Yep, that's the coverage we Star readers crave. Not.

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