Indianapolis Business Journal

FEB. 9-15, 2024

You’ll probably remember that Indianapolis was supposed to host the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, but the game was moved due to the pandemic, and Indy was given another chance to host in 2024. As a result, there’s probably been no All-Star Game in NBA history that’s had so much planning and dedicated programming. IBJ's All-Star Access publication has the big picture on the extended preparations, including the intentional way Black culture is taking center stage at this year’s event, and the smaller details, such as listing all of the local organizations benefitting from legacy projects. There’s also a schedule of official and peripheral events, including concerts and parties. On the front page of this week's issue: How a fashion show featuring local designers came together for All-Star Weekend.

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Indiana 250: Jeffrey Harrison

Jeffrey Harrison is CEO of Citizens Energy Group, the locally owned utility that provides natural gas, thermal energy, water and wastewater services to more than 800,000 customers in the Indianapolis area. A company core value is a commitment to diversity, and since 2020, Harrison has served as chair of Business Equity for Indy, which aims […]

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Made in Indiana: Skin care products by Bass Farms

History: Jana Bass grew up participating in Johnson County’s 4-H program, showing goats. Her own children would follow suit. Jana and her husband, Brad, started Bass Farms on their family farm because they had “lots of 4-H goats with goat milk.” They began making goat milk lotion and goat milk soap to sell at the […]

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Spartz changes mind, decides to run for re-election

U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz, who had been waffling in recent weeks on her decision to leave Congress, on Monday morning announced her intent to file for re-election, a move that will make for a complicated GOP primary in which several other Republicans have announced plans to run for her seat.

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