Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 10-16, 2013

This week, Scott Olson reveals that Columbus-based manufacturing giant Cummins Inc. is interested in expanding its presence in Indianapolis and constructing its own office building downtown. Potentially as large as 70,000 square feet, the building would allow Cummins to grow its visibility in the state's largest city. Also in thsi issue, IBJ presents a profile of dynamic philanthropist Marianne Glick, this year's winner of the Michael A. Carroll Award. And in A&E, Lou Harry has the scoop on the latest features at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park, including a precursor to baseball called "Rounders."

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Cummins looking to build downtown Indy offices

Cummins Inc. wants to expand its downtown Indianapolis presence and is searching for land to construct an office building that would double the space the Fortune 500 company occupies in the city, several local office brokers said.

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ExactTarget option gains approach $300M

xactTarget Inc.’s sale will swell the value of employee stock options to nearly $300 million—a windfall local tech experts expect will launch a wave of entrepreneurship over the next several years.

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Glick’s all-in style leaves mark throughout philanthropy

Marianne Glick’s community commitment has earned her the distinction of being named the 20th recipient of IBJ’s Michael A. Carroll Award, given annually to someone who has demonstrated the former deputy mayor’s qualities of determination, humility and devotion to the community.

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Locally produced laundry additive taking on skin cancer

In a nondescript manufacturing plant on Indianapolis’ east side, a manufacturer is producing one of the most unique weapons in the war on skin cancer. Called SunGuard, the laundry additive is being called by some dermatologists a potential life saver.

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Local entrepreneur Dragoo takes helm of national group

Already one of the most influential women entrepreneurs in the country, Billie Dragoo will work herself even deeper into professional networking in July as she takes a new role as board chairwoman for the National Association of Women Business Owners. She hopes the connections she’s made over 18 years in business for herself will benefit the group’s members.

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RUSTHOVEN: Welcome back, Indiana Pacers

Other than the disappointing, anticlimactic Game 7 with the Miami Heat, this was a terrific year and fabulous playoff run by the Pacers. We owe the players and team officials a huge vote of thanks.

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LIBMAN: A plan to fill a media void in the arts

Jay Harvey, the performing arts critic for The Indianapolis Star, retired from the paper May 17. Given the importance of the arts to central Indiana, not to mention the amount of advertising bought by arts organizations, one would think the Star has a plan.

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Kim: How studying goalkeeping can improve your investing

Soccer in the United States has exploded in popularity among fans and participants. With the Indiana University men’s team winning its eighth national title last December and the Indy Eleven professional team getting ready to compete next April, soccer is only going to get bigger here. Unlike regular-season games, tournament games can’t end in a […]

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Hicks: Attractive places help Indiana grow faster

I am often asked to explain why more and better local amenities matter to job creation. It is a simple concept, really. Families make choices about where to live based upon a variety of factors, including playgrounds, safe and attractive neighborhoods, and recreational activities. They will sacrifice to obtain these things, commute long distances and even forgo higher wages.

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Trends can misguide

Who does [Mickey Maurer] admire more, a man of principle and conviction or a man who sways with political winds [May 27 Commentary]?

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How to fix the Indy 500

The Indianapolis 500 is still the biggest, most spine-tingling deal of all sporting events. So, why the downturn in worldwide excitement? There are a number of reasons:

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IDI seeking input for strategy

Velocity, the downtown strategic planning project launched by Indianapolis Downtown Inc., is holding a series of neighborhood roundtable meetings in June to gather input about the future of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods.

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