Indianapolis Business Journal

FEB. 8-14, 2019

IBJ's Forty Under 40 Class of 2019 is here! Entrepreneurs, doctors and government officials join executives from banking, manufacturing and not-for-profits on IBJ's annual list of central Indiana's rising stars. Also in this week’s issue, Hayleigh Colombo examines the tenure of Indiana University President Michael McRobbie, whose low-key style belies the dramatic transformation occurring under his watch. And Mickey Shuey check on the city progress in drafting a plan to transform the Castleton area.

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Small firms put out for-sale signs

In central Indiana and nationwide, a number of small companies are changing hands right now—and for a variety of reasons. Among them: a strong economy, plentiful buyers and an aging population of owners who are eyeing retirement.

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Guidon moves to new offices in renovated 1960s building

Guidon Design did extensive renovations at 1221 N. Pennsylvania St. before moving its offices there on Feb. 1. (Photo courtesy of Guidon Design) Architecture and engineering firm Guidon Design has moved to a newly refurbished space at 1221 N. Pennsylvania St. in the city’s Old Northside neighborhood. The 22,400-square-foot energy-efficient space, originally built in 1960, […]

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Indiana reports record small-business growth

Indiana saw record small-business growth in 2018, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced Feb. 1. The agency said its Indiana Small Business Development Center helped launch 318 businesses in 2018, a new record for the organization. The center also helped Hoosier entrepreneurs and small businesses create 1,265 jobs and generate $97.9 million of capital infusion. Additionally, […]

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Editorial: Support for cigarette-tax hike should be too strong to ignore

Too many legislators are afraid of being attacked in the next election for raising taxes. Fear of being “primaried” over a tax hike—even one most people support—is one of the sad byproducts of a system where gerrymandered “safe” districts in too many instances make general-election results a foregone conclusion.

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Nate Feltman: Rudderless Congress is failing America

As a business owner, you have many responsibilities to meet to ensure your business continues to operate. Among the most basic is paying your employees on a timely basis. Fail to meet the basics and you will be out of business. Seems like common sense, right? Well, common sense goes out the window when it […]

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Letter: Ferebee will be missed

Superintendent Lewis Ferebee will be remembered for his commitment to innovation, improvement, and taking the necessary steps to ensure IPS is viable and effective for all young people.

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