Indianapolis Business Journal

AUGUST 10-16, 2015

It’s perhaps the most appealing redevelopment opportunity in downtown Indianapolis: the 1931 art-deco Coca-Cola bottling plant on Massachusetts Ave. Scott Olson examines the chances that it would be torn down or incorporated into a new scheme. Also in this issue, Hayleigh Colombo asks how Jim Schellinger, the new head of the state’s economic development arm, can improve wages for Hoosiers. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry features great new games from Gen Con.

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Anthem-Cigna mega deal might snag on Blue Cross

Anthem Inc. has used the Blue Cross and Blue Shield brand names as a powerful tool on its way to becoming the nation’s second-largest health insurer. But those Blue brands now are a hurdle for Anthem’s $54.2 billion acquisition of Cigna Corp.

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Key role for Schellinger

Democrat Jim Schellinger’s appointment to head the state’s job-creating agency creates a bipartisan opportunity for a renewed and necessary push for higher quality jobs, not just a higher quantity of jobs.

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SKARBECK: State should tap surplus to boost teacher pension

Plenty of voices are chiming in with ideas on what to do with the state’s $2.14 billion reserves. So, here is another suggestion—make a sizable contribution to the Indiana Pension Stabilization Fund to help offset the woefully underfunded Indiana State Teachers’ Retirement Fund.

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Firms have myriad crowdfunding options

Companies looking to raise capital have more options than ever before—the new Indiana crowdfunding law, a couple of new federal investment crowdfunding laws, traditional securities laws and traditional donation-based crowdfunding.

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PROXY CORNER: Noble Roman’s Inc.

Indianapolis-based Noble Roman’s Inc. sells and services franchises and licenses for non-traditional foodservice operations and stand-alone take-n-bake locations under the trade names “Noble Roman’s Pizza,” “Noble Roman’s Take-N-Bake” and “Tuscano’s Italian Style Subs.”

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