Indianapolis Business Journal

DEC. 1-7, 2023

A renewed attempt to impose a fee on downtown property owners for initiatives aimed at public safety, cleanliness and homelessness in the Mike Square appears poised to succeed after gaining steam among democrats on the City-County Council. Taylor Wooten takes stock of the growing support. Also in this week’s issue, John Russell reports that Eskenazi Health has launched a $60 million fundraising campaign to address health disparities across central Indiana. And Dave Lindquist shines a spotlight on the resurgent Paramount Theatre Centre and Ballroom, which debuted in Anderson in 1929.

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Made in Indiana: Handmade fishing lures by Angry Sturgeon Lures

History: Bob Sturgeon, an artist who spent 30 years in industrial engineering, made his first wooden fishing lure in 2012 when he lived in Nebraska. The roots of his business creating intricate wooden fishing lures date to when a friend left him a piece of wood to carve a bow. With some of the leftover […]

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Indiana 250: Elaine Bedel

In 2019, Elaine Bedel was the first executive named to head the new Indiana Destination Development Corp. by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The organization replaced the Department of Tourism, and Bedel has led its transition to a broader mission that includes enhancing the state’s economic development efforts by attracting new workforce talent. A certified financial planner, […]

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