Indianapolis Business Journal

DECEMBER 1-7, 2014

To the extent that central Indiana defines itself as the national capital for sports on every level, the CEO of the Indiana Sports Corp. is a central player in forging and strengthening one of the pillars of our economy and identity. Anthony Schoettle profiles Ryan Vaughn, which brings considerable political clout and organizational expertise to the position. Also this week, Andrea Davis examines the proliferation of car dealerships on State Road 37 in Hamilton County and what that tells us about the economics of the area.

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New CEO Vaughn reworks Sports Corp. playbook

Ryan Vaughn says one of the not-for-profit’s first considerations under his tenure, when going after or creating any sporting event, will be opportunities for area businesses beyond the usual benefits to hotels and restaurants.

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How CNO returned from the brink

CNO Financial Group looks nothing like it did five years ago. CNO stock recently traded around $17.50 a share, led in part by five consecutive years of profit. It has sold or spun off the last of its risky books of business acquired during go-go years, and it’s on the cusp of a significant bond-rating milestone.

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EnerDel regroups after missing job targets

EnerDel Inc. is regrouping under a strategy of targeting niche markets, as Indianapolis and Hancock County officials press executives about the firm’s future and former pledges of local investment and job creation that failed to pan out.

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SAXTON: Appetite for food entrepreneurship is growing

When you think about entrepreneurship, your mental scenery might be the suburban garage, where visionaries like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs started their journey to become tech titans. Or maybe a state-of-the-art laboratory, where biotech breakthroughs transform the business of health. 

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Energy column misled

A [Nov. 17] column [by Christina Hale and Sharon Negele] urging legislation on competitive procurement fell well short of the mark on several fronts.

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Maurer shined light

It is a sure thing Churchill knew what he was talking about [Maurer column, Nov. 24]. Today, however, it will be business as usual thanks to polarization, apathy, selective deaf ears and blind eyes.

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Improve education by respecting teachers

By unilaterally proposing that the superintendent of public instruction be appointed, not elected, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce has fired another shot in “The Teacher Wars” (the title of a new book).

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