Indianapolis Business Journal

AUGUST 19-25, 2013

This week: Scott Olson explores a new way cooler-toting sightseers are tooling around town using peddle power, and Andrea Davis shares developer Pittman Partners' plans for a high-profile corner in Zionsville. In Focus, Anthony Schoettle takes a look at how advances in vending machine technology are helping Fastenal grow. And in A&E, Lou Harry offers a beginner's guide to the IndyFringe festival. Plus: IBJ's 2013 Healthiest Employers.

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FERIBACH: Disabled-friendly city advances again

The City-County Council recently approved a proposal to create more entrepreneurship opportunities for people with disabilities. Led by President Maggie Lewis and Vice President John Barth, the council unanimously agreed to include the disability enterprise category to the city’s contracting program. Within days, Mayor Greg Ballard signed it into law.

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Hicks: Education debate shouldn’t matter to students

Higher education is undergoing a metamorphosis. Cost-saving measures such as online learning and the ubiquity of technology might seem to make today’s undergraduate experience vastly different from their forbears’. That is a mirage. The most essential elements of an education are unchanged.

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Tourism cuts add up

Anthony Schoettle’s [July 29] article “Indiana tourism spending is fraction of nearby states’” shed light on an issue those of us in the tourism industry have been concerned with since the budget decreases began a few years ago.

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Leaders badly needed

I wholeheartedly agree with P.E. MacAllister’s Aug. 5 Forefront column “Bring back the CCC for troubled youth.” Dope, gangs, crime. A disappointing educational system. Our staggering economic base supplanted with food stamps and unemployment compensation. Declining church influences. Sagging morality. He mentions it all.

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Indiana Rail Road chases intermodal container traffic

Indiana Rail invested more than $2.5 million equipping its Senate Avenue terminal to handle intermodal containers.(Photo courtesy of Ports of Indiana) Competing in the intermodal business for the first time, Indiana Rail Road Co. hopes to lure cargo from Asia to its Senate Avenue terminal south of downtown with quick travel times. Indiana Rail, a […]

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PROXY CORNER: Interactive Intelligence Inc.

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., 7601 Interactive Way, Indianapolis, 46278 (, develops communications and interactions-management software. In the quarter ended June 30, 2013, the company earned $1.2 million, or 6 cents per share, on revenue of $76.2 million. That compares with a net loss of $1.1 million, or 6 cents per share, on revenue of $54.8 […]

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