Indianapolis Business Journal

FEBRUARY 13-19, 2012

This week, read about what it will take for the Mind Trust to pull off its plan to overhaul IPS and find out why a member of the City-County Council wants to review the city's TIF-district strategy. In Focus, see what's next for Indianapolis' sports initiative. And check out a local startup that offers a "wing" woman service to help clients improve their social lives.

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Wheaton acquiring residential mover Bekins

Wheaton World Wide Moving is buying the nation’s oldest and one of its largest household movers, Bekins Van Lines. The deal is expected to bring 38 jobs to Wheaton’s northeast-side headquarters.

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Host committee CEO Melangton ponders next play

Allison Melangton and her Super Bowl Host Committee staff helped turn a one-day football game into a 10-day celebration that attracted 1.1 million people downtown and millions in visitor spending. But with the game over, Melangton, doesn’t know where her own career path will lead.

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Extra money key to Mind Trust plan to transform IPS

The Mind Trust plan for transforming Indianapolis Public Schools calls for turning the district into a network of charter-like schools and giving them 15 percent to 25 percent more dollars to spend than Indianapolis charter schools currently enjoy.

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Startup coaches clients on dating

Miss Pivot is a social-skills training company that offers one-on-one coaching from professional “wing” women, group classes on topics like starting conversations, and now a mobile app that promises users the knowledge they need to “Fire Cupid.”

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Councilor seeks review of city’s TIF-district strategy

Brian Mahern, a Democrat on the City-County Council, plans to propose a study commission to examine the effectiveness of TIF districts, how property tax caps will affect them, and ways to increase transparency for the complicated financing vehicles.

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FocusBack to Top

GLADDEN: Build the Indianapolis brand with the very best service

The innovation that led to the execution of Super Bowl XLVI was truly remarkable. On so many dimensions (crowd sizes in Super Bowl Village, scarves, the Legacy project, volunteers, murals and Super Service to name a few), Indianapolis demonstrated that it is a first-class city. It demonstrated once again, and on a level never before seen, that Indianapolis is a best practice for those studying hallmark event execution.

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EDITORIAL: Time again for Indy ingenuity

The close of a landmark event like the Super Bowl coupled with the pressing need to update Indiana Sports Corp.’s long-range plan offers the organization a prime opportunity to rethink the city’s sports strategy.

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Lost donor created new thinking

I really appreciated Kathleen McLaughlin’s [Feb. 6] article on the donor who made large financial commitments to multiple not-for-profits but is not expected to fulfill them.

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Roche sales rise 4 percent in 2011

Roche Diagnostics Corp.’s North American business, which is headquartered in Indianapolis, posted a 4-percent boost in sales last year on the strength of its fluid analyzer business unit, even though its diabetes sales fell.

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NFP of NOTE: Camptown Inc.

The mission of Camptown Inc. is to challenge, mentor and teach youth about life through outdoor adventure and nature programs that help build confidence, character and hope.

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