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"What Would the Neighbors Think?"

March 24, 2010

March 27
CTI Theater

    This isn’t your father’s strip show—it may actually be closer to your great-great grandfather’s.
Michelle L’Amour and her Chicago Starlets come to town to join local talent for an evening that promises to combine satire, performance art and adult entertainment in a celebration of women of all shapes and sizes. Although pasties and g-strings will remain in place, only those 18 and over will be admitted to the event—which is held in, of all places, the theater at the Junior Achievement Center, 7435 N. Keystone Ave. Details here.
 

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Sales/acquisitions

March 23, 2010
-Tom and Dana True purchased 11,000 square feet of space on 1.79 acres at 7984 U.S. 40 West in Knightstown. The price wasn’t disclosed. Bob Lindgren of Grubb & Ellis Harding Dahm & Co. represented the buyer and the seller, Kahlo Family Limited Partnership IV.

-MID LLC purchased a 19,100-square-foot office building on 2.3 acres at 9800 Association Court. The price wasn’t disclosed. The buyer was represented by Joe Lonnemann and Matt Jackson of Halakar Real Estate. The seller, DPI Properties, was represented by Tom Willey of Matthewson & Willey Realty and Darrell Pike of Precedent Real Estate Services.
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Leasing/leasing contracts

March 23, 2010
-Bridal Superstore leased 15,540 square feet at Castleton Point Shopping Center, 82nd Street and Allisonville Road. The tenant was represented by Andrew Schrage of Coldwell Banker Commercial Realty Services. The landlord, The Broadbent Co., was represented by Broadbent’s John Beuoy.

-Lamar Advertising leased 10,000 square feet at 2200 N. Curry Pike, Bloomington. The tenant was represented by Greg Witkowski of CB Richard Ellis. The landlord, D&S Investments, represented itself.

-Tom James leased 4,139 square feet of office space at 8470 Allison Pointe Blvd. The tenant was represented by David A. Moore and Darrin L. Boyd of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, was represented by Andrew D. Martin of Cassidy Turley.

-The Marion County Assessor leased 2,525 square feet in the Warren Professional Building, 7300 E. 31st St. The landlord, Robert J. Walden, was represented by Ed Troha of CB Richard Ellis. The tenant represented itself.
 
-Dr. Erin Phillips DDC leased 2,927 square feet at 8433 Harcourt Road. The tenant was represented by Bill Scott and Eric Steiner of Equis Corp. The landlord, Corvasc MDs PC, was represented by Matt Jackson and Joe Lonnemann of Halakar Real Estate.

-Global Drug Testing Labs Inc. leased 2,400 square feet of office space at Western Select, Building 30, 2525 N. Shadeland Ave. The tenant was represented by Ryan Conrad of Resource Commercial Real Estate. The landlord, Western Select Properties, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners.

-Hiatt Accounting Services Inc. leased 1,750 square feet at 6350 N. Shadeland Ave. The landlord, 6350 Shadeland Ave. LLC, was represented by Matt Jackson and Joe Lonnemann of Halakar Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Timothy Shobe Associates subleased 2,598 square feet at 8727 Commerce Park Drive. The tenant was represented by Matt Jackson and Joe Lonnemann of Halakar Real Estate, as was the lessor, Netwise Resources Inc.  

-Ray Skillman Kia leased 1.55 acres at 1394 N. Shadeland Ave. The landlord,  Justus Companies, was represented by Joe Lonnemann and Matt Jackson of Halakar Real Estate. The tenant represented itself.

-Point Blank Nutrition leased 1,434 square feet at 2784 E. 146th St. The landlord, Thompson Thrift, was represented by Susannah Gershman of Thompson Thrift. The tenant represented itself.

-FANUC America Corp. leased 1,065 square feet at 11708 N. College Ave., Carmel. The tenant was represented by Eric Kemp of Resource Commercial Real Estate. The landlord, RF Management Group LLC, was represented by Brooke Augustin of NAI Olympia Partners.
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Housing

March 23, 2010
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity decreased 1.9 percent for the week ended March 12, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The rate for 30-year mortgages decreased to 4.91 percent from 5.01 the previous week. The rate for 15-year mortgages dropped to 4.24 percent from 4.32 percent.
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People

March 23, 2010
Adam Carr Crockett has formed a commercial and residential real estate brokerage firm called Innovative Real Estate Inc. Adam will manage the commercial division. His father, Dave Crockett, will manage the residential division. The new company’s Web site is www.innovative-re.net.
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Construction

March 23, 2010
-Shamrock Builders-Commercial has finished a 4,660-square-foot dental office for Dr. Joe Hadley at 5406 S. Emerson Ave.

-Shamrock Builders-Commercial has started construction of an 8,000-square-foot tenant build-out for RBC Wealth Management at 8888 Keystone Crossing, Suite 200. The project is scheduled to be completed by May 31.

-Mainstay Inc. has finished an 8,500-square-foot shared senior living residence at 5510 S. Emerson Ave. for KP Partners LLC.
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Indiana health groups dial back lobbying

March 17, 2010
J.K. Wall
Indiana health-related companies were somewhat absent from the lobbying bonanza that gripped Washington, D.C., in 2009. For all the heat and light about health reform, major Indiana companies actually spent slightly less to lobby Congress.
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Company news

March 17, 2010

What would you do with $10 million? Indiana Health Information Technology Inc. wants to spend it to link five medical records exchanges that operate separately around the state. The statewide organization received the money from programs created by the federal stimulus bill. The group will link existing exchanges operated in and around Indianapolis, Bloomington, Cincinnati, Fort Wayne and South Bend.

What’s this? A health insurance company trying to compete against Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in central Indiana? Consumer Life Insurance Co., a subsidiary of Medical Mutual of Ohio, has opened an office in Carmel with intentions to sell group and individual policies. Consumers Life, which operates primarily in southern and northeastern Indiana, has been expanding its network of doctors and hospitals in an attempt to reach statewide. The company has negotiated rates with 44 hospitals and 5,000 physicians, and now employs 13 at its Carmel office, with plans to add more. It intends to extend its SuperMed provider network statewide by the end of 2010.

Attaboy, here’s another contract. The Indiana State Department of Health awarded a $434,000 contract to the University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community to lead an initiative to reduce infections acquired in health care facilities. The new Indiana Healthcare Associated Infection Initiative will target such things as infections acquired from catheters that aren’t completely sterile or from side effects of antibiotic use. The 15-month Indiana program will begin in July and include at least 80 hospitals, nursing homes and home-health agencies. The latest initiative is modeled on the Indiana Pressure Ulcer Prevention Initiative, which UIndy also oversees under a state contract. The first round of the pressure ulcer initiative involved more than 160 hospitals, long-term care centers and home-health care providers and decreased the incidence of pressure ulcers by 30 percent.

St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers has acquired a six-doctor orthopedic surgery practice that operates in St. Francis’ Mooresville hospital. Joint Replacement Surgeons of Indiana fully integrated with St. Francis on Monday, the hospital system announced. The physician group will be called St. Francis Medical Group-Joint Replacement Surgeons. The doctors will continue working out of the St. Francis-Mooresville campus and the St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital campus on West 86th Street.

Eli Lilly and Co. paid $50 million for exclusive rights from Acrux Ltd. to an underarm testosterone lotion called Axiron for men with limited sex drive due to low levels of the hormone, according to Bloomberg News. Indianapolis-based Lilly will also pay Acrux, based in West Melbourne, Australia, $3 million when manufacturing assets are transferred. Acrux may earn $87 million more if U.S. regulators approve the drug for sale, an additional $195 million in commercial milestone payments, and royalty payments on future sales.

Clarian Health is expanding its LifeLine Critical Care Transport service to Lafayette and Muncie, making its Clarian Arnett and Ball Memorial Hospital into regional centers for critical care. When the new cities come online in July, LifeLine will operate from six bases. Its other locations are in Indianapolis, Columbus, Kokomo and Terre Haute. Each LifeLine team includes a pilot, nurse, and a flight paramedic or respiratory therapist, depending on the needs of the patient being transported. LifeLine conducts more than 1,500 flights annually.

Indianapolis-based Nyhart Co. has acquired ASAP Flex Plans, a 7-year-old firm that helps smaller employers administer employee flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, health reimbursement accounts and COBRA benefits. ASAP owner John Baird will join Nyhart as a consultant, spearheading a rollout of new flexible spending accounts by year’s end. ASAP’s 150 clients will be served under the Nyhart name.

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People

March 17, 2010

Dr. Daniel P. Read has opened a surgical practice at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville. Read served as chief of surgery at Hendricks Regional Health from 1989 to 1996. His medical degree is from Indiana University School of Medicine.

Michele Thomas Dole has been named CEO of the Indianapolis-based Community Health Network Foundation, the not-for-profit organization that raises money for Community’s hospitals and health initiatives. Dole, 39, who most recently was a wealth adviser to physicians and health care professionals at JP Morgan Chase bank in Indianapolis, will begin her new position April 12.

Bloomington Hospital has named Dr. Ken Marshall its new chief medical officer. He was most recently head of medical affairs at Mountain States Health Alliance in Tennessee.

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Wishard debt $80M below 'best' scenario

March 17, 2010
J.K. Wall
Historically low bond rates will help the parent corporation of Wishard Health Services build hospital for less money than expected.
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Indiana Experience

March 17, 2010

Opening March 20 Indiana History Center The Indiana History Center’s exhibition areas reopen this week in a big way with the launch of “Indiana Experience.” Interactive areas, peopled with re-enactors, bring photographs from the center’s archives to life. New viewing portals allow for detailed searching of the collection.

And there’s more. This weekend, it’s all opening to the public, which means you don’t have to wait to chaperone your child’s field trip in order to join in on the educational fun. (Of course, you don’t have to do that, anyway—the History Center is open to the public, although there will now be an admission charge.) Details here. And watch for a video tour of Indiana Experience coming soon at www.ibj.com.

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"Hubble 3D"

March 17, 2010

Opening March 19
Imax at Indiana State Museum


If Pandora seemed a little too fake for you, here’s an “Avatar” alternative. The Indiana State Museum’s Imax Theatre presents the local premiere of “Hubble 3D,” narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio. It’s the latest from the creative team that put together “Space Station 3D.

Oh, and you can still see “Avatar” at the Imax, through March 25. After that, “How to Train Your Dragon” takes over.” For details, click here.
 

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"Birth of Cool"

March 17, 2010

March 19-20
The Jazz Kitchen

It’s the 60th anniversary of the completion of Miles Davis’ “Birth of Cool” and, in tribute, the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra will perform the music from the landmark album in its entirety. On Saturday, Brett Wallarab leads a pre-show discussion for those who want to arrive early (parking is usually better then, too). For details, click here.
 

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Also this week

March 17, 2010

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is joined by conductor Brent Havens and a tribute rock band to perform “Music of Pink Floyd” March 20 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Details here.
 
Yo-Yo Ma, March 23 at IU Auditorium, Bloomington. Details here.
 
Jay-Z: The BP3 Tour, March 20 at Conseco Fieldhouse. Details here.
 
Free performance by Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company 2, March 18 at the Arthur M. Glick JCC. Details here.
 
Great Big Sea, March 18 at the Vogue. Details here.
 
The International Violin Competition of Indianapolis presents 1990 Silver Medalist Marco Rizzi March 21 at the Indiana History Center’s Basile Theater. Details here.
 
David Gray, March 24 at Old National Centre. Details here.
 

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Sales/acquisitions

March 16, 2010
-Teachers Credit Union purchased 2.99 acres in Allisonville Place at Allisonville Road and Easy Street, Fishers. The price wasn’t disclosed. TCU, which plans to build its 14th Central Indiana branch at the site, was represented by Donna Hovey and Robyn Smart of the Indianapolis office of CB Richard Ellis and Shawn Todd of the South Bend office. The seller, Allisonville Place, was represented by Frank Swiss and Ed Bonaker of The Swiss Group.

-Midtown Nikki Group LLC purchased a 10,125-square-foot building occupied by a CVS pharmacy at 11 N. Morton St., Franklin. The price wasn’t disclosed. The seller, Franklin Pharmacy LLC, was represented by Wayne O'Hara of Sitehawk Retail Real Estate and Mark Goldberg of Mid-America Real Estate in Chicago. The buyer represented itself.
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Leasing/leasing contracts

March 16, 2010
-Panther Racing leased 59,511 square feet of industrial space at 5740 Decatur Blvd. in Ameriplex. The landlord, Barnett Capital Ltd., was represented by Michael Weishaar and Greg J. Folz of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-The Consultants Consortium Inc. leased 8,074 square feet at Landmark Center, 1099 N. Meridian St. The tenant was represented by Brooke Augustin of NAI Olympia Partners. The landlord, Landmark Ventures LLC, was represented by John Vandenbark and Dan Richardson of CB Richard Ellis.

-Hallmark Home Mortgage leased 6,140 square feet at 9000 Keystone Crossing. The landlord, Philadelphia-based BGP Properties Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby L. Cooper of Jones Lang LaSalle. The tenant represented itself.

-Wallington leased 4,925 square feet at 8900 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Tom Frank of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, Philadelphia-based BGP Properties Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby L. Cooper of Jones Lang LaSalle.

-Closet Concepts Inc. renewed its lease for 4,050 square feet at 9402 Upton Drive. The tenant was represented by Bob Dominguez of Resource Commercial Real Estate. The landlord, Mann Properties, represented itself.
   
-Health Management Associates leased 2,536 square feet at 9000 Keystone Crossing. The tenant was represented by Russ VanTil of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Philadelphia-based BGP Properties Ltd., was represented by John R. Robinson and Abby L. Cooper of Jones Lang LaSalle.

-Intrepid Financial Planning Group LLC leased 1,689 square feet of office space at 3021 E. 98th St. The landlord, Brookfield Real Estate Opportunity Group, was represented by David A. Moore and Darrin L. Boyd of Cassidy Turley. The tenant represented itself.

-Capitol Assets LLC leased 1,521 square feet of office space in the ISTA Building, 150 W. Market St. The tenant was represented by Katie Gray and Bill Ehret of Summit Realty Group. The landlord, NEA Properties Inc., was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners.

-Ameresco Inc. leased 1,946 square feet at Castle Creek 4, 5875 N. Castle Creek Parkway. The tenant was represented by John Crisp of Cassidy Turley. The landlord, Blue Real Estate, was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners.

-MBP Catering Inc. leased 1,300 square feet in the ISTA Building, 150 W. Market St. The landlord, NEA Properties Inc., was represented by Matt Langfeldt and Rich Forslund of NAI Olympia Partners. The tenant represented itself. 
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Housing

March 16, 2010
On a seasonally adjusted basis, the pace of mortgage loan activity increased 0.5 percent for the week ended March 5, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association. The rate for 30-year mortgages increased to 5.01 from 4.95 percent the previous week. The rate for 15-year mortgages grew to 4.32 percent from  4.27 percent the previous week.
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Construction

March 16, 2010
-D.B. Klain Builders LLC has been awarded an 8,644-square-foot tenant build-out project for Home Health Depot at 9245 N. Meridian St. The project is scheduled to be completed in April.  

-D.B. Klain Builders LLC has been awarded a 1,200-square-foot tenant build-out project for Edward Jones Financial at Cumberland Point Market Place, 15880 Cumberland Road, Noblesville. The project is scheduled to be completed in April.

-D.B. Klain Builders LLC has completed a 2,658-square-foot tenant build-out project for Advanced Physical Therapy at 7914 N Shadeland Ave., Suite 100.
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Chances of health reform passage soar

March 10, 2010
J.K. Wall
By pounding health insurers such as WellPoint Inc., President Obama has greatly boosted his chances of success in the eyes of Wall Street. But to make his health reform bill reality, he might need to answer the less-than-reassuring news coming from Massachusetts.
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Company news

March 10, 2010
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Q&A

March 10, 2010
J.K. Wall
James Jordan's firm, Strategic Data Management, has developed a Web-based portal to help diabetics chart and manage their blood sugar levels. The firm is now pitching its portal for a fee to doctors, health plans, device manufacturers, drug firms and others.
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People

March 10, 2010

Dr. Beata Samuel joined Accent Pediatrics, a Community Physicians of Indiana office. Originally from Dallas, Samuel earned her medical degree at Bangalore University in India.

Susan Perkins, a registered nurse, has been appointed disaster management coordinator at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers. Perkins previously worked at the hospital in emergency room services.

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"Oklahoma!"

March 10, 2010

March 12-28
Footlite Musicals

Audiences back in 1943 weren’t sure what to expect from “Oklahoma!” On a test run in New Haven, Conn., the show was called “Away We Go,” it didn’t feature any notable stars, and composer Richard Rodgers was teaming for the first time with Oscar Hammerstein, who was coming off a string of flops, including such quickly forgotten shows as “Sunny River” and “Very Warm for May.” Rumor had it that, when the curtain opened, instead of the usual chorus of dancers, there was an older woman churning butter. Huh?

No wonder that the influential gossip columnist Walter Winchell (who, in hindsight, was making the theatrical equivalent of “Dewey Defeats Truman”) said of the show, “No legs, no jokes, no chance.” But the bold, innovative, tuneful “Oklahoma!” changed the face of musical theater, ushering in an era when character mattered.

The best productions of it, though, don’t treat it as a classic. They treat it as an exciting, funny (yes, Walter, there are jokes), vital story of an awkward couple trying to figure out each other and make a place for themselves in the wannabee-a-state territory.
I look forward to seeing what Footlite Musicals does with the show in its new production. Details here. For more Rodgers and Hammerstein action this weekend, see below.
 

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"Joshua Mosley: American International"

March 10, 2010

March 12-Aug. 29
Indianapolis Museum of Art

A park ranger and a PR rep discuss their relationship—in stop-motion animation—while an equally animated economist, Friedrich Hayek, chats with builder/philanthropist George R. Brown. Never mind that the two never actually met.

Video and bronze sculptures merge in the work of Joshua Mosley, who will have two of his works—2004’s “A Vue” and the new “International”—on display. Stop in March 11 when the artist will be at the IMA to screen and discuss both. Details here.
 

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"Carousel"

March 10, 2010

March 12-28
Indianapolis Civic Theatre

If you haven’t seen “Carousel” in years (or only saw the movie), you might be surprised at how dark the Rodgers and Hammerstein masterpiece is. At least it is before the “end of the storm.”

With its anger-management-challenged leading man and a damaged leading lady who is “quieter and deeper than a well,” “Carousel” daringly paints its characters as real people, not theater archetypes. Success for productions of it depends on finding the balance between the beauty of its rousing, haunting, stunning score and the inarticulate lives of its characters. The key to “Carousel” is that, like us, its characters don’t always say what they mean or what they feel. Or even know what they mean or feel.

When it works, this is as good as musical theater gets. For details on Indianapolis Civic Theatre’s production, click here.
 

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  1. By Mr. Lee's own admission, he basically ran pro-bono ads on the billboard. Paying advertisers didn't want ads on a controversial, ugly billboard that turned off customers. At least one of Mr. Lee's free advertisers dropped out early because they found that Mr. Lee's advertising was having negative impact. So Mr. Lee is disingenous to say the city now owes him for lost revenue. Mr. Lee quickly realized his monstrosity had a dim future and is trying to get the city to bail him out. And that's why the billboard came down so quickly.

  2. Merchants Square is back. The small strip center to the south of 116th is 100% leased, McAlister’s is doing well in the outlot building. The former O’Charleys is leased but is going through permitting with the State and the town of Carmel. Mac Grill is closing all of their Indy locations (not just Merchants) and this will allow for a new restaurant concept to backfill both of their locations. As for the north side of 116th a new dinner movie theater and brewery is under construction to fill most of the vacancy left by Hobby Lobby and Old Navy.

  3. Yes it does have an ethics commission which enforce the law which prohibits 12 specific items. google it

  4. Thanks for reading and replying. If you want to see the differentiation for research, speaking and consulting, check out the spreadsheet I linked to at the bottom of the post; it is broken out exactly that way. I can only include so much detail in a blog post before it becomes something other than a blog post.

  5. 1. There is no allegation of corruption, Marty, to imply otherwise if false. 2. Is the "State Rule" a law? I suspect not. 3. Is Mr. Woodruff obligated via an employment agreement (contractual obligation) to not work with the engineering firm? 4. In many states a right to earn a living will trump non-competes and other contractual obligations, does Mr. Woodruff's personal right to earn a living trump any contractual obligations that might or might not be out there. 5. Lawyers in state government routinely go work for law firms they were formally working with in their regulatory actions. You can see a steady stream to firms like B&D from state government. It would be interesting for IBJ to do a review of current lawyers and find out how their past decisions affected the law firms clients. Since there is a buffer between regulated company and the regulator working for a law firm technically is not in violation of ethics but you have to wonder if decisions were made in favor of certain firms and quid pro quo jobs resulted. Start with the DOI in this review. Very interesting.

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