Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 1-7, 2024

In the past five years, shares of Eli Lilly and Co. have increased in value by 508%. This is not news to the pharma giant’s 43,000 employees, nearly 90% of whom have at least a few shares—and some worth tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. John Russell explains how Lilly is enriching employee stockholders and is using its runup to retain talent. Also in this week’s issue, Susan Orr reports that the state’s focus on attracting data centers to Indiana is starting to pay off. And Mickey Shuey shares his wide-ranging conversation with Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles about ticket sales for this year’s Indy 500, whether a return of Formula One is on the horizon, and Roger Penske’s continued investment in the track.

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Indiana 250: Leonard Hoops

As president and CEO of Visit Indy, Leonard Hoops leads a team of professionals charged with growing central Indiana’s nearly $6 billion convention, tourism and event business. During his tenure, Indianapolis has been named the No. 1 convention city in America by USA Today and a top visitor destination by The New York Times, Conde Nast […]

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Made in Indiana: Maple syrup LM Sugarbush LLC

The operation: LM Sugarbush produces maple syrup on a 140-acre farm in the southern Indiana town of Salem. Its owners are Jen Reisenbichler and Emily Blackman and their husbands, Nic Reisenbichler and Robert Blackman. All four have full-time “day jobs” and operate LM Sugarbush on the side. The farm sells about 2,500 gallons of syrup—$250,000 […]

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