Records - May 21, 2012

IBJ Staff
May 19, 2012
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Techedvise has launched its new name: Design 27, reflecting the company’s focus on technology design and acoustical engineering services. Contact www.design27.com for more information.

Conner Prairie Interactive History Park has partnered with Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health North Hospital and Outrun the Sun Inc. to launch a sun safety program throughout the park.

Green Source International has partnered with Fan Force United Racing Team. Contact Patricia Marie-Matly at 879-9558; patricia@greensourceinternational.com.

Henryville, Ind., elementary and high schools to benefit from a Scholastic Book Fair online from May 21-June 22, or at the University of Phoenix Indianapolis campus June 4-8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit bookfairs.scholstic.com for more information.

Indy Car Ministry to benefit from the annual Indy Car Breakfast on May 26th at 8 a.m. at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Tickets: $125. Contact Bob Hills at 716-8850 or indy500breakfast.com.

Woodruff Place Civic League Inc. to benefit from the annual Woodruff Place Flea Market on June 2, beginning at 8 a.m. and June 3, beginning at 10 a.m.

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent to benefit from the WTHR Homes of Distinction home tour from June 7 – 17th at Lost Run Farm in Zionsville. Tickets: $15, $12 in advance. To buy tickets visit HomeOfDistinction.com/12Indianapolis.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation to benefit from the 25th annual 65 Roses Golf Outing June 11 at 11 a.m. at Hawthorns Golf & Country Club. Tickets: $375 per person. Contact Jen Milewski at 202-9210 or cff.org/chapters/Indiana.

Fundraising results
Brower-Jacques Design, Greenfield, has raised $1,357 to benefit ALS of Indiana through the People’s Choice Award, Indiana Flower & Patio Show

Timmy Global Health’s 15th anniversary & annual event on March 2 raised a record $93,000 for the organization.

Cancer Support Community Central Indiana’s Laughing Matters 2012 event raised over $179,000.

23 area charities benefited from the more than $4,400 raised during favorite showcase garden voting at the Indiana Flower and Patio Show.

Victims of the Southern Indiana tornadoes will receive $236,598 raised during FOX 59’s Day of Dedication telethon on March 5. Employees of Indiana Members Credit Union volunteered their time and donated $1,000.

The Health Foundation of Greater Indianapolis raised more than $400,000 at its Spotlight 2012 performance gala to go towards grants for HIV testing and treatment.

The Indianapolis Museum of Art received a $190,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to digitize Miller House and Garden collection materials.

United Water gave $400,000 to 17 not-for-profit organizations as part of its Community Relations & Environmental Grant Program.

The Summer Youth Program Fund will provide more than $2.3 million in grants to support 177 low- or no-cost programs at 152 organizations in Marion County.

In Recognition
Unique Home Solutions’ roofing division won three GAF Excellence Awards for superior training, installation and consumer protection.

India J. Taylor Owens, Franciscan St. Francis Health’s director of emergency services, was named a Fellow in the Academy Emergency Nursing.

Applied Engineering Services received a Merit Award for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering.

Vine & Branch received its 10th consecutive Tree Care Industry Association Safety Award.

Steven R. Brody, Craig R. Dykstra, Michael A. Evans and Fr. Boniface Hardin were inducted into the Independent Colleges of Indiana’s Indiana Academy for their lifetimes of achievement and contribution.

MyBestFriendsHair.com has completed its initial round of funding and was named a finalist in the Start Up of the Year category for the 2012 Mira Awards.

Tamara Zahn received a 2012 Cultural Vision Award from NUVO.

Lt. Gen. Carol Mutter, (Ret.) received the 2012 Colonel Julia E. Hamblet Award for her actions to preserve the history of women who earned and proudly carried the title of Marine.

Ben Joergens was named Volunteer of the Year by Old National Bank.

Unique Home Solutions was named winner of the 2012 Award for Communications Excellence by the ESOP Association.

Michele Meyer, president of CSCI Consulting Inc., received the Woman Business Owner of the Year award from the National Association of Women Business Owners.

Tina McIntosh, president and CEO of Joy’s House, received the 2012 Circle of Merit Award from The College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University.

Kara Kenney, Kevin Finch and Susan Batt, of WRTV, were honored at the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Awards for Investigative Reporting for their investigation of Wayne Township superintendent Dr. Terry Thompson.

Jim Rabold was given the Burnie McGinnis Award by the Metro Indianapolis Coalition for Construction Safety Inc.

Frankye E. Johnson-Shelby was named 2012 Indiana Chapter Region 7 Social Worker of the Year by the National Association of Social Workers. Michael Dix of Dad’s Voice was named Community Partner of the Year.

KeyBank’s Central Indiana district was named national District of the Year by KeyBank N.A.

David Harris, CEO of The Mind Trust, received the Caring Spirit Award from Teachers’ Treasures. Debra Samples was named the Phyllis Imel Teacher of the Year.

Cronin Cleaning Services was awarded the Residential Cleaning Seal of Excellence by the Association of Residential Cleaning Services, International.

Dr. George Waring III was named recipient of the Cornea Research Foundation of America’s Torchbearer Award.

Bernardin Lochmueller & Associates ranked 356th on Engineering News-Record’s annual Top 500 Design Firms list.

Dr. Nicholas Garn was named the 2012 Young Optometrist of the Year by the Indiana Optometric Association.

Mohammad Al Hasan, assistant professor of computer science at IUPUI, received the National Science Foundation CAREER Award and $547,000 grant.

Century 21 Scheetz received the Cartus Broker Network’s Destination Services Award for outstanding achievement in service and sales.•


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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.