Indianapolis Business Journal

AUGUST 23-29, 2010

This week, read about how Indianapolis could score another $25 million from the sale of the city's water and sewer utilities and find out what changes to student-lending rules could mean for ITT Educational Services. In Focus, see how urban school districts are faring when it comes to improving students' performance. And check out the latest of Mickey Maurer's 10 lessons for entrepreneurs.

Front PageBack to Top

Marsh taken off the market

The parent company of Marsh Supermarkets plans to continue investing in the local grocery chain after it failed to find a
buyer for the chain of roughly 100 stores. Half of those are in Indianapolis.

Read More

St. Vincent seeks growth in transplants

St. Vincent Health is moving aggressively to expand its transplant program in a direct challenge to Clarian Health’s dominance
in the field. The Indianapolis-based hospital system filed in July for permission to conduct pancreas transplants. And down
the road, it’s eyeing liver and maybe even lung transplants.

Read More

Top StoriesBack to Top

Smooth utility deal carries potential bonus for city

If Citizens Energy can successfully manage and mitigate over the next two years the city’s lingering legal and contractual
obligations involving the water and sewer utilities Citizens is negotiating to buy, the city can hang onto an extra $25 million
in the deal.

Read More

Popular toning shoes give big boost to The Finish Line

Despite controversy over whether they live up to their hype, so-called toning shoes—a category created from thin air
just a few years ago—are flying off store shelves nationwide and are on pace to ring up almost $1 billion in revenue
this year.

Read More

FocusBack to Top

OpinionBack to Top

EDITORIAL: GM dispute deserves vote

It’s puzzling to us that leaders of the United
Auto Workers Local 23 are against members even casting a vote on the proposed takeover of GM’s Indianapolis metal-stamping plant by Illinois-based J.D.
Norman Industries.

Read More

MAURER: If it feels right, take the leap

To create a disciplined investment philosophy, I evolved “The Ten Essential Principles of Entrepreneurship You Didn’t
Learn in School”—at least I didn’t learn them in school. Over the course of 10 columns, I will feature each
of these essential principles. This is the fourth installment.

Read More

MARCUS: Metrics no substitute for management

Most companies select from a work force that has a mixed quality of education. Instead of using this diversity as an asset, management today tries to impose ‘behavioral metrics’ on its workers independent of their individual strengths.

Read More

LOUGHREY: Hoosier leaders can fight global poverty

Our world is quite different from the one President Truman
and George Marshall faced in 1947. But the strategy for recovery and broad-based development should be built on a similar
foundation of public- and private-sector collaboration.

Read More

GM deal promising for local automaker

Now that Bright Automotive has announced a strategic partnership [with] General Motors, we think IBJ should reconsider
the title it gave a recent article about the company (Aug 2, “Losing power?”). We’d suggest “Powering

Read More

Attendance figures were inconsistent

I was disappointed in the lack of fair and accurate reporting in Kathleen McLaughlin’s article, “Missing the
action: Museums struggle to capture foot traffic from busy Central Canal,” which was published in the Aug. 16 edition.

Read More

Coaches, mentors often confused

[Mickey Maurer] really did a great job in [his Aug. 9 column,] “Even CEOs need mentors.” I agree that having
a mentor, or having someone to coach you, is valuable.

Read More

In BriefBack to Top