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Records - Sept. 17, 2012

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September 15, 2012
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Announcements
Randy Royer and M.J. Meneley have partnered to form a new landscape architecture firm called Blue Marble Design LLC. Phone: 371-8424; Email: mj@bluemarbledesign.com.

Conventions
Sept. 18-20: Lean Enterprise Institute. Sessions will address both the technical and “people” or social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations.The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Learn about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register at: http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=115.

Women’s Philanthropy Institute will hold an online conference exploring how women’s attitudes about money shape their charitable giving. The three-part conference will be held on Sept. 20, “What Women Really Think about Money”; Sept. 27,“Unraveling the Myths”; Oct. 4,“Change Your Strategy and Change the World.” Registration and information are available at http://www.philanthropy.iupui.edu/courses-and-seminars/course/she-makes-change. Contact wpiinfo@iupui.edu or call 278-8990.

Fundraising
Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer and I.W.I.N. (Indiana Women in Need) to benefit from the “Woodland Fore a Cure” golf and luncheon event Sept. 18 at 7:15 a.m. at Woodland Country Club. Tickets: $60 golf, $45 lunch. Contact 846-2588.

Franklin Township Economic Development Committee to benefit from its 12th annual golf outing Sept. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Links Golf Club. Tickets: $75 for individuals, $260 per foursome. Contact Julia Dunkman at 862-0540.

Gleaners Food Bank to benefit from the “Harvest Moon Gala” Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the JW Marriott. Tickets: $125. Contact Jennifer Schwent at 925-0191, ext. 151 or jschwent@gleaners.org.

Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Indiana chapter, to benefit from “Festiv-Ale 2012” Sept. 22 at 4 p.m. at Kahn’s Fine Wines Superstore. Tickets: $45 in advance, $55 at the door. Contact 202-9210 or visit Indiana.cff.org/festivale.

Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence to benefit from the “All That Glitters” gala Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Tickets: $100. RSVP by Sept. 10 at icadvinc.org.•

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  1. PJ - Mall operators like Simon, and most developers/ land owners, establish individual legal entities for each property to avoid having a problem location sink the ship, or simply structure the note to exclude anything but the property acting as collateral. Usually both. The big banks that lend are big boys that know the risks and aren't mad at Simon for forking over the deed and walking away.

  2. Do any of the East side residence think that Macy, JC Penny's and the other national tenants would have letft the mall if they were making money?? I have read several post about how Simon neglected the property but it sounds like the Eastsiders stopped shopping at the mall even when it was full with all of the national retailers that you want to come back to the mall. I used to work at the Dick's at Washington Square and I know for a fact it's the worst performing Dick's in the Indianapolis market. You better start shopping there before it closes also.

  3. How can any company that has the cash and other assets be allowed to simply foreclose and not pay the debt? Simon, pay the debt and sell the property yourself. Don't just stiff the bank with the loan and require them to find a buyer.

  4. If you only knew....

  5. The proposal is structured in such a way that a private company (who has competitors in the marketplace) has struck a deal to get "financing" through utility ratepayers via IPL. Competitors to BlueIndy are at disadvantage now. The story isn't "how green can we be" but how creative "financing" through captive ratepayers benefits a company whose proposal should sink or float in the competitive marketplace without customer funding. If it was a great idea there would be financing available. IBJ needs to be doing a story on the utility ratemaking piece of this (which is pretty complicated) but instead it suggests that folks are whining about paying for being green.

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