Indianapolis Business Journal

AUG. 31-SEPT. 6, 2009

This week's issue includes a story on a new Cash for Clunkers program, this one focusing on energy-efficient appliances. We also have a report on efforts to revitalize an iconic American magazine. Our Dining column reviews a Martinsville restaurant with memorable homemade pies.

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MainGate Inc. racks up revenue with NFL deals

When Brett Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings Aug. 18, cheers could be heard at MainGate Inc.’s 7900 Rockville
Road headquarters. Predictably, Favre jerseys went flying off the shelves—about 6,000 in the first 72 hours—and
MainGate gets to keep a portion of those sales. The Vikings are one of six teams the Indianapolis-based merchandising
specialist has signed deals with in 2-1/2 years, making MainGate one of the biggest retail players in the goliath of professional
sports leagues.

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BARADA: What’s wrong with this picture?

There are some pretty basic things out of whack in our society. Not too long ago, a local newspaper reported that a union
member from an area General Motors Corp. plant, with a job title of something like “assistant tool room organizer,”
was being paid in the high $20-per-hour range, not counting benefits. The only requirement for the job—maybe a high
school diploma.

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Council faced unpleasant choice

[In the Aug. 17 editorial] IBJ accuses elected officials of making decisions based on partisanship rather than
good judgment. This superficial pronouncement of the reasons behind Proposal 285’s vote tally lacks thoughtful evaluation
of why councilors cast their votes the way they did at the August 10 council meeting.

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Shredding paper beats burning it

After reading [Tim Altom’s Return on Technology column] in the Aug. 17 IBJ on whether shredding or burning
documents provided the greatest security, I felt compelled to send you a note.

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Not-for-profit wins $80K prize

College Mentors for Kids won $80,000 in products and services from a host of local companies in the Indy Business Makeover
Competition. The winner was selected from among 10 finalists through online voting.

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MZD to market volleyball sponsorships

Locally based MZD Advertising has signed a contract to market sponsorships and a trade show for the Mizuno Volleyball Mid
East Qualifier, to be held in 2010 in Indianapolis and St. Louis.

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