Managing editor

Weidenbener joined IBJ in 2015 after more than 20 years covering politics and government at the Indiana Statehouse for The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, The Courier-Journal in Louisville, and TheStatehouseFile.com, where she taught a staff of Franklin College students how to be journalists. She covered five governors, more than two dozen legislative sessions and special sessions, and countless political campaigns. In addition to writing, Weidenbener enjoys shooting photos and editing video and sound and likes to think of herself as a little crafty, especially when it comes to reupholstering a chair. She lives in the Garfield Park area of Indianapolis with her handy husband, Jeff, and her dog-like cat, Simba.

Articles

How to be a buyer in a seller’s market

This summer, houses in central Indiana sold after being on the market an average of just one month, half the time of homes sold in 2015. And that’s the average of all houses. Those that are move-in-ready and in desirable neighborhoods—the kinds of homes most buyers are looking for—are often sold within hours or, at most, a few days.

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Don’t sink your startup by creating a product in a vacuum

Entrepreneur Max Yoder failed out of the gate when he launched his first company. No, not Lessonly, the training software firm that is still growing seven years after he co-founded it with the folks who created the High Alpha venture studio. Yoder’s first company was Quipol, which offered a social polling product that he worked on […]

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