Indianapolis Business Journal

FEBRUARY 4-10, 2013

This week, meet the up-and-coming Indianapolis leaders selected for IBJ's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2013. Find profiles and video interviews with a group that includes designers, doctors, professors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, corporate executives and not-for-profit CEOs. Plus, we ask these serious people a silly question, uncovering some surprisingly revealing answers.

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Digital billboards gaining local support

Clear Channel Outdoor, which owns most of the billboards within city limits, has lined up two city-county councilors to sponsor a bill that would loosen a decade-old ban on digital billboards.

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Arrival of NBA jersey ads likely to net Pacers millions

The NBA is on the verge of allowing advertising on player jerseys, a potential source of revenue long resisted by major U.S. sports leagues. The question now is how much money the move will generate for small-market teams like the Indiana Pacers.

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Jury selected in Marsh civil trial

Don Marsh, the former supermarket-chain CEO, went on trial in civil court Monday morning over millions of dollars in expenses he charged to the company. Proceedings got underway with attorneys selecting five men and four women for the jury before breaking for lunch.

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Health care startups hungry for funds

Frustrated by up-and-down state funding for startup life sciences companies, industry leaders are talking up a plan to create a dedicated funding stream that could total $30 million a year.

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Emmis executive a technology pioneer

Paul Brenner, chief technology officer for Emmis Communications Corp., is largely credited with pioneering two recent technological breakthroughs that could pump badly needed revenue into the radio industry.

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Barnes & Thornburg’s longtime chief gives suitors cold shoulder

Alan Levin has been managing partner of Barnes & Thornburg LLP for 16 years, far longer than the heads of most major Indianapolis law firms. But what most sets him apart is that he’s built his firm into a national practice by taking the maverick approach of going it alone instead of merging with an out-of-state rival.

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Glass company faces more fines for safety violations

The state wants to fine Pilkington North America $231,000 following another round of safety concerns at a Shelbyville factory. This is at least the third time in less than a year, and fourth time since 2010, that the state has stepped in to address problems at the plant.

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Former Venture employee turns on Bales during testimony

An FBI investigation into Venture Real Estate Services and principals John Bales and Bill Spencer had already begun when Matthew Dyer signed on as the company's controller in December 2009. Bales told him the company had done nothing illegal, Dyer testified Wednesday.

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EDITORIAL: Legislature isn’t in protection game

Try as we might, we just don't get it. Oh, we understand why liquor store owners don't want Indiana lawmakers to lift long-standing restrictions on Sunday alcohol sales. There's little doubt the state's ban on most carryout sales helps them manage costs and stave off competition from big-box retailers. They admit as much (among other rationale).

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MAURER: Deli delight

I am proud to relate that Pawel Fludzinski, Ph.D. recently published his first crossword puzzle in The New York Times. Pawel has worked at Eli Lilly and Co. for more than 28 years with the last 20 years being in executive level leadership positions. He has a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry, but never mind that: He shares with me a love for construction of crossword puzzles.

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RUSTHOVEN: An adult arrives at Purdue

Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson recently observed that our “best Democratic politician” would be sworn in again as president of the United States as our “best Republican politician” was becoming president of Purdue University.

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MAGID: Invest in the ripple effect

Competitive, growing public companies that develop job opportunities and invest in the needs and resources of our community have a long-standing ripple effect.

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Cut some freshman sports

I am in total agreement with Benner’s [Jan. 7] suggestion of making incoming college freshmen ineligible for varsity sports.

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Rusthoven was bigoted

Far from credible criticism of “the liberal media double standard,” I interpreted Peter Rusthoven’s [Jan. 21] opinion piece “Double Standards on Israel” as an exercise in the expression of bias and bigotry.

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Marian med school oversubscribed

Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine—only the second medical school in Indiana—will enroll 162 students this fall, about 8 percent more than it planned.

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