For the first time in almost a decade, there's a new group at No. 1 in the IBJ All-Star team ranking: Dennis Nottingham’s Indy Home Pros Team. Meanwhile, there's a familiar name atop the list of solo agents.
Lawyers for an Indianapolis gun store sued for making an illegal straw sale of a firearm that was used to shoot an Indianapolis police officer argued Wednesday that Indiana gun sellers are shielded from civil lawsuits even when they break the law.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz's office approved a lucrative technology contract that state government officials said should have been subject to competitive bid, awarding it to a company that later gave one of her key aides a senior job.
In the immediate wake of news Wednesday that Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. had agreed to be acquired for $1.4 billion, Indianapolis tech leaders bubbled with praise for CEO Don Brown and with enthusiasm for the possible impact on the city.
Without the rescue, it appears the teen fashion retailer’s remaining stores are heading for liquidation, an event that will put about 10,000 people out of work. Aeropostale has five Indianapolis-area stores.
Interactive co-founder and CEO Don Brown said he will leave the company after the sale closes late this year. The all-cash purchase price represents a 36 percent premium to where the shares traded before word of the potential deal leaked this summer.
Three of the six firms initially authorized under a controversial law to manufacture e-liquids for sale in Indiana have owners who either work for Centaur or were shareholders in the company before it filed for bankruptcy protection in 2010.