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Gary Brackett, a popular Colt, tackles second act as restaurateur

Gary Brackett’s personal credo—be humble, be hungry and work harder than everybody else—has served him well. Now he hopes to parlay his success on the gridiron into his restaurant operations.
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Angie's List shuffles brass, names third tech chief in two years

Chief Technology Officer Robert Wiseman has decided not to relocate permanently to Indianapolis, opening the door for former ExactTarget executive Darin Brown.
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Startup car wash chain aims for high-end splash

There’s no shortage of car washes around Indianapolis. But the owners of Prime Car Wash think the competition has missed a spot—both here and around the country.
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Upstart advertising agency attracting national notice

The Basement boasts a client list that includes K-Mart, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Procter & Gamble, NCAA and Simon Property Group Inc. The firm’s year-over-year revenue in 2014 has grown at better than 25 percent, hitting $2 million.
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After victory in London, cake baker opens local shop

Gwendolyn Rogers achieved her goal last month of owning a bakery by opening the Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple. The former Little House gift shop space now sports cases full of tasty treats that include her popular cakes, as well as pies, eclairs and other goodies.
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Veteran Indy convention planner launches new division

One of the city’s best-known corporate meeting and convention planners, Meeting Services Unlimited Inc., is launching a division focused on smaller, high-end private parties.
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Self-compacting garbage bin has myriad uses--thanks to Internet

Entrepreneur Grant Jenkins' PowerBin can hold three times the amount of the average public trash bin, and can transmit data to municipal and other managers about when it’s full. It can also serve as a Wi-Fi hot spot, relay information about reported crimes, and display advertisements.
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Angie's List agrees to pay if jobs promise falls short

If Angie’s List fails to live up to promises fueling a taxpayer-subsidized headquarters expansion, the company will pay an undetermined amount into an escrow account for the city’s benefit.
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Three village hubs marked for investment

Great Places 2020 targets intersections that can anchor city's next walkable villages.
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Electronic rubber duckie boasts smartphone smarts

Two Carmel-based entrepreneurs created Edwin the Duck, which they bill as the world’s first interactive rubber duck. The prototype has already piqued the interest of Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond and other retailers, the inventors said.
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