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People in the news - June 28, 2010

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Civic/Not-for-Profit
Duke Haddad has been named interim executive director for Prevent Blindness Indiana.

Goodwill has added the following: Steve Genco, GW commercial services, government contracts manager; Megan Andresen, good signs, wellness educator; Pam Kemp, accounting, employee records specialist.

The Special Olympics Indiana has named the following new board members: Cheri Bradley, First Lady of Indiana State University; Tracy Pursell, Key Bank; Trent Sandifur, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP; and Tom Shea, Barnes and Thornburg. Phil Bounsall, Walker Information, has been named chairman.

Hotel/Motel
Grant Coleman has joined Conrad Indianapolis as front office manager.

Manufacturing
CountryMark’s Countrymark Energy Resources LLC has added the following: Rick Sumner, vice president of exploration, and Mike Gibbons, vice president of production.

Tom Ryder has been promoted to president and CEO at Genesis Plastics Welding.

Professional/Trade
The American Association of Grant Professionals, central Indiana chapter, has named the following officers: Amy Shankland, City of Noblesville, president; Donna Luley, City of Westfield, vice president; Mary Crevey, Riley Children’s Foundation, secretary; and Arvetta Jideonwo, Ivy Tech Community College, treasurer; and Kristi Rees, Suburban Health Organization, corresponding secretary.

Real Estate
Nancy Puorro has joined Century 21 Scheetz as a realtor.

Rob Harmon has joined Alderson Commercial Group as vice president, Alderson property services.

Therese Elder has joined the leasing team at Sandor Development Co.

Keith Grubbs and Joseph Mueller have joined Remax Real Estate Groups in Anderson.

Diane Muench has joined Encore Sotheby’s International Realty as a realtor.

Krista Brueggemann, Bill Shearer, and Andrew Smith have joined Re/Max Select as real estate agents.

Technology/Telecommunications
Steve Kremer and Cameron Smith have joined Apparatus as infrastructure specialists. TelSpan has promoted the following: Kathryn Woodward, supervisor, client services, and Grant Lawson, event advisor. Howard Lacey has joined as new client specialist.

BlueLock has named the following: Bill Barbour, senior software engineer; Jonathan Gray, support desk administrator; Bob Roudebush, director of sales engineering; and Karen Rowland, client service desk manager. Alicia Gaba has been promoted to senior marketing specialist.

Eric Rood has been named director of enterprise sales, west, at Ontario Systems.•

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  1. Cramer agrees...says don't buy it and sell it if you own it! Their "pay to play" cost is this issue. As long as they charge customers, they never will attain the critical mass needed to be a successful on company...Jim Cramer quote.

  2. My responses to some of the comments would include the following: 1. Our offer which included the forgiveness of debt (this is an immediate forgiveness and is not "spread over many years")represents debt that due to a reduction of interest rates in the economy arguably represents consideration together with the cash component of our offer that exceeds the $2.1 million apparently offered by another party. 2. The previous $2.1 million cash offer that was turned down by the CRC would have netted the CRC substantially less than $2.1 million. As a result even in hindsight the CRC was wise in turning down that offer. 3. With regard to "concerned Carmelite's" discussion of the previous financing Pedcor gave up $16.5 million in City debt in addition to the conveyance of the garage (appraised at $13 million)in exchange for the $22.5 million cash and debt obligations. The local media never discussed the $16.5 million in debt that we gave up which would show that we gave $29.5 million in value for the $23.5 million. 4.Pedcor would have been much happier if Brian was still operating his Deli and only made this offer as we believe that we can redevelop the building into something that will be better for the City and City Center where both Pedcor the citizens of Carmel have a large investment. Bruce Cordingley, President, Pedcor

  3. I've been looking for news on Corner Bakery, too, but there doesn't seem to be any info out there. I prefer them over Panera and Paradise so can't wait to see where they'll be!

  4. WGN actually is two channels: 1. WGN Chicago, seen only in Chicago (and parts of Canada) - this station is one of the flagship CW affiliates. 2. WGN America - a nationwide cable channel that doesn't carry any CW programming, and doesn't have local affiliates. (In addition, as WGN is owned by Tribune, just like WTTV, WTTK, and WXIN, I can't imagine they would do anything to help WISH.) In Indianapolis, CW programming is already seen on WTTV 4 and WTTK 29, and when CBS takes over those stations' main channels, the CW will move to a sub channel, such as 4.2 or 4.3 and 29.2 or 29.3. TBS is only a cable channel these days and does not affiliate with local stations. WISH could move the MyNetwork affiliation from WNDY 23 to WISH 8, but I am beginning to think they may prefer to put together their own lineup of syndicated programming instead. While much of it would be "reruns" from broadcast or cable, that's pretty much what the MyNetwork does these days anyway. So since WISH has the choice, they may want to customize their lineup by choosing programs that they feel will garner better ratings in this market.

  5. The Pedcor debt is from the CRC paying ~$23M for the Pedcor's parking garage at City Center that is apprased at $13M. Why did we pay over the top money for a private businesses parking? What did we get out of it? Pedcor got free parking for their apartment and business tenants. Pedcor now gets another building for free that taxpayers have ~$3M tied up in. This is NOT a win win for taxpayers. It is just a win for Pedcor who contributes heavily to the Friends of Jim Brainard. The campaign reports are on the Hamilton County website. http://www2.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/publicdocs/Campaign%20Finance%20Images/defaultfiles.asp?ARG1=Campaign Finance Images&ARG2=/Brainard, Jim

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