Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 11-17, 2015

The state tourism campaign “Honest to Goodness” was divisive from the start, but it has taken on even more baggage with the recent fight over Indiana’s religious freedom law. Anthony Schoettle reports that the public relations firm hired to help reform the state’s image will take a close look at the campaign. Also in this week’s issue, J.K. Wall reveals that the IU School of Medicine’s Department of Ophthalmology is in the midst of an exodus of doctors rankled by compensation and privacy issues. And in A&E Etc., Lou Harry reviews a pair of new eateries in SoBro.

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Veros documents

SEC suit: Firm hid mounting losses

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Veros Partners Inc. money manager Matthew D. Haab sought private investment opportunities for his clients. Tobin J. Senefeld, a former stockbroker, approached Haab with some ideas. One idea involved making farm loans, according to court records, and the two went on to lead a multimillion-dollar lending operation […]

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RUSTHOVEN: Legislative session was underrated

From some media coverage of the General Assembly’s 2015 session, one might think nothing happened beyond passage and subsequent clarification of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which—contrary to a fortnight’s hysteria, a fair portion of it posturing and manufactured—paralleled the laws of the federal government and 30 other states (19 by statute and 11 by judicial decision).

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OSBORNE: Methodist plan opens rare opportunity

Make no mistake about it. The $1 billion transformation of Indiana University Health’s Methodist Hospital campus at West 16th Street and Capitol Avenue will be a big deal. Consolidating University and Methodist hospitals will be the biggest single project on the near-north side in anyone’s memory.

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Billboard op-ed misled

As representatives from the advertising industry, we are proud partners with many businesses that seek new opportunities by advertising on digital billboards. We are equally proud of our participation in the public discussion about digital billboards in Marion County.

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Kochs balance debate

Sheila Suess Kennedy’s [May 4] column should have had the headline: “Monied megaphones drown liberal left voices.”

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