Indianapolis Business Journal

JUNE 6-12, 2011

This week’s issue features a profile of the Eli Lilly and Co. retiree who’s now in charge of Christamore House, the Haughville community center that almost went under last year. You’ll also find Who's Who in Life Sciences and a story on the growing popularity of electric cars in Indiana, as well as Lou Harry’s performing arts summer preview.

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Kosenes take on ex-partner in court

Principals in Kosene & Kosene Development have sued a former partner, claiming he’s trying to cut them out of a city-supported deal to redevelop the former Bank One Operations Center downtown.

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Startup aims to make online car shopping easier

The horrible experience John Kohlmeyer’s mother had trying to shop for a car online inspired him to create DriveVelocity, a company that not only overhauls dealer websites but also packages all their Web-based customer-relationship tools.

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Lilly retiree runs Christamore on smaller budget

Christamore House, a west-side community center that was in danger of closing its doors last year, recently hired an Eli Lilly and Co. retiree as executive director. Bill Scott, 57, took on the job to give back to the Haughville neighborhood where his grandmother and other relatives lived.

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Multiple tenants likely needed to plug Nordstrom hole

Nordstrom occupies a staggering 210,000 square feet spread across three floors—60 percent more space than the Seattle-based chain occupies at the Fashion Mall at Keystone and likely more than any single retailer would be willing to lease.

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Who’s Who in Life Sciences – 2011

In a monthly feature that runs in the first issue of the month, through October, IBJ is identifying influential players in eight different industry categories. Formidable brainpower sums up the individuals included in our list of Who’s Who in Life Sciences.

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Hoosiers in line for $30M in rebates

Only 19 of the 63 companies writing individual health insurance policies in Indiana have been meeting the new 80-percent medical-loss threshold of the health care reform law, potentially triggering a refund for customers.

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KENNEDY: We need to get our civics game on

Right now, Americans are deeply involved in one of our periodic debates about government spending and the budget deficit. Important as that is, I am more concerned about our civic deficit—the widespread lack of basic constitutional literacy.

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Maurer takes unfair political shots

Mickey Maurer’s May 31 commentary was a nice tribute to Gov. [Mitch] Daniels and was a somewhat humorous and tongue-in-cheek piece, that is, until he decided to take some cheap shots.

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Indianapolis libraries need funding

On a recent visit to my local library, I couldn’t help but notice the buzz of activity—a mother reading to her toddler, children and adults taking advantage of computer and Internet access, a middle-aged gentleman working with spread sheets on his laptop, and a line of people at the main desk waiting to check out items.

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NFP of NOTE: HVAF of Indiana

HVAF of Indiana is dedicated to eliminating homelessness for veterans and their families through prevention, education, supportive services and advocacy.

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