Indianapolis Business Journal

MARCH 8-14, 2024

Indianapolis has a case of Caitlin Clark fever, and local basketball fans hope she’ll be a massive headache for WNBA teams for many years to come. As IBJ’s Mickey Shuey reports, Clark could be the balm for what ails the Indiana Fever franchise (which is widely expected to pick Clark in the league draft) and an elixir for all of Indianapolis. Also in this week’s paper, Dave Lindquist explains why craft beer, once a prime driver of Indy’s food and beverage scene, is no longer a growth industry. Susan Orr provides a peek at how area businesses seek to capitalize on April's total eclipse.

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Indiana 250: Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers launched the podcast “Crime Junkie,” which was named the No. 1 show in 2022 by Apple Podcasts, in 2017 and founded Audiochuck, an independent media and podcasting company, at that time. Audiochuck also produces other shows, including “The Deck” and “The Deck Investigates.” Recently, she transitioned from CEO of the company to chief […]

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Made in Indiana: Old Fashioned Hard Candies by Claeys Candy Inc.

History: Jerome C. Claeys founded Claeys Candy Inc. in a South Bend garage in 1919. The company initially made a product known as Etabar, a caramel nut bar covered with icing. Hard candies eventually became the primary item sold by Claeys, which has been overseen by Claeys’ grandson, Gregg Claeys, since the 1970s. Headquarters: Claeys […]

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