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Manage your way through this recessionRestricted Content

March 16, 2009
Jon Ford
The job of a CEO has never been tougher.
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Girl Scouts taught lifelong lessonsRestricted Content

March 2, 2009
Rebecca Baer
Some of Indiana's most high-profile women have something in common beyond their gender and community status: They were Girl Scouts.
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Hoosier architects need to reach out globallyRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Drew White
Indianapolis-area architects are missing out on a wealth of outsourced design work for construction projects.
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'Green' design is sensible in era of great uncertaintyRestricted Content

February 16, 2009
Fred Green
Contrary to fears, environmentally friendly construction isn't expensive.
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Are we victims of 'group think'?Restricted Content

February 16, 2009
John Guy
"Group think," a powerful and controlling force, was present as the Capital Improvement Board built Lucas Oil Stadium and Eli Lilly and Co. developed and marketed Zyprexa.
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Not-for-profit governance needs to be taken seriouslyRestricted Content

February 9, 2009
Michael Alerding
Many boards of directors have not taken to heart their responsibilities, opting instead for the easier route of trusting management and operating personnel.
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City loses a Japanese pioneerRestricted Content

February 2, 2009
Gary Weir
Rev. Itoko Maeda was a citizen of the world, Japanese by birth, American by choice and also a Hoosier who did a tremendous amount to teach the people of this state Japanese and Japanese culture.
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Barack Obama's new new thingRestricted Content

January 19, 2009
Tom Henderson
Tip O'Neill once said, "All politics is local." I watched my sister and even my bookkeeper—who hadn't voted in decades—cheer when Barack Obama rose far above John McCain in November. Clearly, there was a mandate and Obama's oratory and messages seemed to inspire voters across the country.
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How to survive the new labeling lawRestricted Content

January 5, 2009
Andrea Roberts
Thousands of Indiana manufacturers, importers, distributors and retailers are spending hundred of thousands of dollars testing, certifying and labeling goods under the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, which includes about 40 new requirements.
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Light rail will move Indianapolis forwardRestricted Content

December 29, 2008
Christopher B. Leinberger
There is a new way of building the Indianapolis area that is struggling to be born. It is different from how you have built the place over the past 60 years but it is essential to your future.
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Not-for-profits can grow in tough timesRestricted Content

December 1, 2008
Derrick Feldmann
One of the most pressing questions not-for-profits should be asking is: "How will we respond to this economy?"
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Indianapolis needs more to-your-door delivery servicesRestricted Content

November 24, 2008
Carol Faenzi
There is an essential component missing that I believe service businesses have to pay attention to and offer if they truly consider themselves "taking care of the city [of Indianapolis] dwellers." One of them is to-your-door delivery, especially for food, including groceries.
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3-class basketball is the right answerRestricted Content

November 17, 2008
Paul W. Barada
Instead of four classes, the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has been surveying member schools to see if they support or oppose going to three classes instead of four.
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Diverse thoughts, backgrounds and experiences make organizations excelRestricted Content

November 3, 2008
Mckenzie Scott
It's the diverse thoughts, backgrounds and experiences people bring that make organizations stand out and excel.
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  1. A Tilted Kilt at a water park themed hotel? Who planned that one? I guess the Dad's need something to do while the kids are on the water slides.

  2. Don't come down on the fair for offering drinks. This is a craft and certainly one that belongs in agriculture due to ingredients. And for those worrying about how much you can drink. I'm sure it's more to do with liability than anything else. They don't want people suing for being over served. If you want a buzz, do a little pre-drinking before you go.

  3. I don't drink but go into this "controlled area" so my friend can drink. They have their 3 drink limit and then I give my friend my 3 drink limit. How is the fair going to control this very likely situation????

  4. I feel the conditions of the alcohol sales are a bit heavy handed, but you need to realize this is the first year in quite some time that beer & wine will be sold at the fair. They're starting off slowly to get a gauge on how it will perform this year - I would assume if everything goes fine that they relax some of the limits in the next year or couple of years. That said, I think requiring the consumption of alcohol to only occur in the beer tent is a bit much. That is going to be an awkward situation for those with minors - "Honey, I'm getting a beer... Ok, sure go ahead... Alright see you in just a min- half an hour."

  5. This might be an effort on the part of the State Fair Board to manage the risk until they get a better feel for it. However, the blanket notion that alcohol should not be served at "family oriented" events is perhaps an oversimplification. and not too realistic. For 15 years, I was a volunteer at the Indianapolis Air Show, which was as family oriented an event as it gets. We sold beer donated by Monarch Beverage Company and served by licensed and trained employees of United Package Liquors who were unpaid volunteers. And where did that money go? To central Indiana children's charities, including Riley Hospital for Children! It's all about managing the risk.

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