JUNE 7-13, 2010
This week, read about the U.S. Tennis Association's attempt to save some of IUPUI's courts from the wrecking ball and see what Bloomington's Campus Candy has planned for the coming years. Also, Greg Andrews takes a look at securities filings that shed light on the possibilities for Emmis Communications Corp. And in Focus, check out an urban farmer who's making hay in Indianapolis.
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City not ready to privatize Capital Improvement Board
Mayor Greg Ballard has put privatization of Indianapolis’ stadium and convention center management on indefinite hold.Read More
Miller brothers who shared in fortune fighting over $3 million
J. Irwin Miller’s two sons have been battling for years over who should have paid expenses on the wealthy Columbus family’s
homes and businesses, but their fight isn’t about the money—especially after they inherited at least $20 million
SEO firm Slingshot hitting target from the start
With $1.3 million in annual sales, Indianapolis-based Slingshot generates enough cash to fund its own growth—and turns away about half of its prospective clients, all of whom want to get their websites to pop up high on the first page of Google search results.Read More
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Tennis groups seek to save some IUPUI courts
The U.S. Tennis Association is asking Mayor Greg Ballard and IUPUI Chancellor Charles Bantz to save some of the courts at
the Indianapolis Tennis Center, which is scheduled to be demolished just days after it closes Aug. 5.
Bloomington candy store eyeing ambitious expansion
After a great first few months in Bloomington, Campus Candy’s co-owners hope to replicate that success, rolling out a plan
that calls for opening 50 college-town stores
across the country in the next 18 months and a total of 125 within five years.
EnerDel’s potential luring backers despite steep losses
The parent of locally based lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel is putting together hundreds of millions of dollars in financing
to fund a business plan that could bring revenue to nearly $1 billion within five years.
Smulyan buyout plan could take Emmis full circle
The going-private deal he worked out—with New York-based Alden Global Capital—could result in another public offering
five years from now.
Veteran attorneys Pence and Hensel leave Taft to launch own firm
Linda Pence and David Hensel will concentrate on complex civil and business disputes, as well as white-collar criminal defense work.Read More
High unemployment prompts new company, The Learning Index
A couple of Hoosier entrepreneurs think they can take their career information web site national.Read More
Indiana Seed Fund nearing end of $6 million stash
Having invested in 10 companies since 2005 and with its $6 million pot of money running low, the Indiana Seed Fund is nearing
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Urban farmer in Indianapolis hopes he’s the first of many
Matthew Jose figures that if enough people follow him into urban farming, vacant and abandoned property will flourish with
productivity, consumer diets will improve, and worn neighborhoods will get new life.
Indiana contractors scramble for certification to remove lead
New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules force precautions on paint chips, dust.Read More
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EDITORIAL: Lots of promising local firms in IPO pipeline
There’s a reason we’re thrilled to see the Indianapolis area is building a healthy pipeline
of firms primed to go public: It bodes well for our economy.
MORRIS: An introduction and invitation from the publisher
I am grateful and humbled for the opportunity to serve as the sixth publisher in IBJ’s
history, succeeding Chris Katterjohn, who was publisher the past 20 years.
MARCUS: How much do workers want to earn?
Regular readers know I’m a numbers guy. Give me a set of data and I can be happily
occupied for hours. A simple visit to Hoosiers by the Numbers on the Indiana Department of Workforce Development website is a data junkie’s joy.
SHOBERT: Could new model save manufacturing?
On my most recent trip to China, it was not without some heaviness of heart that I again found myself comparing the newness
of the country’s infrastructure—and the teeming activity that seems to have enveloped this part of the world—with
much of what I see, or do not, around Indiana and the United States.
ALTOM: Securing your Wi-Fi is worth your trouble
If you’ve got a wireless (Wi-Fi) router, you could be in some serious hot water if it’s not properly secured.Read More
HICKS: State both good, bad in human-capital game
Suppose we lived in a perfectly flat world that is a vast, featureless plain of identical square counties.Read More
HAUKE: Bad news doesn’t yet apply to stock market
Here are the facts. Summer doesn’t turn into winter without going through fall. The same is true with the transition between
bull and bear markets.
Give 2 hours a week to schoolchildren
Mickey Maurer’s article in the May 31 edition re: the need for support and mentoring of kids coming from disadvantaged
backgrounds hit the nail on the head.
Bardon was key to new legislation
I enjoyed your coverage [in the Mat 24 Banking and Finance Focus] of new Indiana legislation promoting traditional mortgages and increasing the protection afforded
to deposits of state and local funds.
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City Securities rebounds quickly from recession
Indiana’s oldest and largest investment banking firm expects its revenue to increase 20 percent to 25 percent this year.Read More
Pistol art boosts attendance for Eiteljorg Museum
An exhibit on handgun engraving was one of the most heavily attended exhibits in the museum’s history.Read More
Anti-development property owner gives homestead to local land trust
A 16-acre wood nestled against the White River and surrounded by the Keystone at the Crossing shopping center will become
a public nature preserve.
Dunkin, Baskin-Robbins eye closed Meridian Street cafe
They will take over the former home of Bonjour Cafe & Bakery if the owner wins city approval to add a drive-through.Read More
Local firm helps produce College World Series film
The one-hour documentary by the NCAA and Creative Street Entertainment tells the story of the history of baseball’s
College World Series.
Popularity of old cars indicates economic recovery
Sales of Eisenhower-era Eldorados and Kennedy-era Corvettes provide signs of hope.Read More
NFP of NOTE: Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis
Girls Incorporated of Greater Indianapolis inspires all girls to be strong, smart and bold.Read More