Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 12-18, 2023

Some hoteliers are skeptical of the Hogsett administration’s plan to finance and own an 814-room hotel on Pan Am Plaza, saying it would have a significant and unfair advantage in the competition for convention business. As Mickey Shuey reports, the mayor’s office maintains that the deal is necessary to keep Indianapolis’ hospitality industry competitive. Also in this week’s paper, Dave Lindquist has a preview of VeeCon, the celebrity-studded convention set for May 18-20 that aims to put Indianapolis at the intersection of business, marketing and innovation. And you can soak in the stories of local entrepreneurs in IBJ’s annual list of the 25 fastest-growing companies in the Indianapolis area.

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Made in Indiana: Caskets by Batesville Services

History: Batesville Services traces its roots to 1884, when it was founded as the Batesville Coffin Co. in the small town of the same name. John A. Hillenbrand purchased the company in 1906 and renamed it Batesville Casket Co. It grew to become one of the largest producers of caskets, cremation products and memorial keepsakes […]

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Editorial: Historic Black cemetery site deserves memorializing

Regardless of whether human remains are found, the development’s location in the general vicinity of the Black cemetery provides a great opportunity for the community to honor the city’s earliest African American settlers and learn more about the injustices they suffered.

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Fast 25: Authenticx

Authenticx filters through millions of its health care clients’ interactions each week—such as recorded audio files, chat files and text files—and uses artificial intelligence and algorithms to find themes in the data. 

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Fast 25: Process Alliance LLC

Process Alliance works with life sciences, bio-ag and consumer products companies to design chemical processes, oversee construction, manage startups and solve problems in manufacturing facilities.

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Fast 25: CountryMark

CountryMark, a a farmer-owned cooperative that produces and refines oil, supplies 70% to 75% of the fuel used for agriculture in the state of Indiana and about half of the fuel needs for the school systems in the state.

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Fast 25: ShipSigma

ShipSigma is back on the Fast 25 for the second year in a row, and co-founder and CEO Chase Flashman credits “a great team and a great engine that’s producing results for our clients.”

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Fast 25: The Garrett Cos.

In 2022, The Garrett Cos. continued to do the same kind of large-scale, multifamily housing development, construction and management projects that have landed the company on the Fast 25 for the second year in a row and third time since 2018. 

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