Indianapolis Business Journal

FEBRUARY 6-12, 2012

This week, read about bricks-and-mortar mainstay Stout's step into cyberspace and find out why a former ATA Airlines employee is trying to raise $5 million. In Forefront, Indiana's Senate candidates discuss how to fix Congressional gridlock. And see who made our Forty Under 40 list of upwardly mobile young professionals.

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Big-promising donor to area charities coming up empty

A Johnson County man whose home is listed for sheriff’s sale and who has filed for bankruptcy protection twice and been convicted of check fraud managed to convince several Indianapolis cultural institutions that he was good for multimillion-dollar gifts.

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Landing another Super Bowl might not be such a long shot after all

Talk of bringing another Super Bowl to Indianapolis began soon after week-long festivities kicked off for the 2012 game, but city leaders will have to find a way to generate more revenue for the NFL and its 32 team owners for Indianapolis to muscle its way into a regular Super Bowl rotation.

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Sale of storied bank reflects industry’s difficult times

John Keach Jr., the third generation of his family to lead Indiana Bank & Trust, looked into the future and wondered how—given the lackluster economy and increasing costs for everything from employee benefits to regulatory compliance—it would generate robust earnings growth.

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OpinionBack to Top

Risk for Manning

If the medical reports are correct as printed, and I assume they are, it would be hazardous [for Peyton Manning] to perform as quarterback.

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Gallagher sees more broker mergers coming

The Carmel office of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. just made its sixth acquisition in five years, and it expects looming changes to tax and health laws to produce even more chances to snap up benefits brokers this year.

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PROXY CORNER: Hillenbrand Inc.

Hillenbrand Inc. operates Batesville, which sells burial caskets and other death-care products. Hillenbrand also operates a Process Equipment Group, which makes material-handling equipment and systems.

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