Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 17-23, 2024

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum is in the midst of a $64 million overhaul that will help it catch up to the latest standards in education and visitor experience. Mickey Shuey has the inside story on the museum’s first renovation since it opened in 1976. Also in this week’s issue, John Russell gets the lay of the land in Indiana’s booming nuclear medicine sector. And Dave Lindquist details development of the $170 million Fishers Event Center, which will become the home of the Indy Fuel, Fishers Freight and Indy Ignite.

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Derek Schultz: Rivals and villains

Indy sports fan hatred is not limited to the Knicks, though, as several other teams and individual players have emerged as villains in the Indianapolis sports landscape over the years, many of whom still inspire revulsion to this day.

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Indiana 250: Sharon Barner

A former deputy director with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Sharon Barner says she manages “the train tracks that ensure the train can run” at Cummins, where she’s chief administrative officer. Her responsibilities at the global manufacturer of power-generation systems include communications, marketing, government relations, ethics and compliance, corporate responsibility, security, global risk and […]

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Made in Indiana: Penshot personal safety device by Pavashot Inc.

History: Pavashot President Curtis Graber, Vice President Jon Willson and Design & Development Director Joel Fritz founded Pavashot in 2019. Graber is an inventor whose creations have been used by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force. Willson and Fritz previously worked together at Lake Forest, Illinois-based PepperBall, a company that produces and sells non-lethal […]

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Fast 25: Onyx + East

Onyx + East CEO Kelli Lawrence chalks up the ability to successfully pivot to a team that is determined to make things work, no matter what comes at it.

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Fast 25: Remodel Health

Remodel Health helps organizations reduce their health care costs by switching from group insurance plans to an approach in which each employee has an individual plan. The company got its start working with churches and Christian schools.

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Fast 25: Peterman Brothers

Peterman Brothers CEO Chad Peterman says the company’s wild ride of recent years has returned to a more normal pace, but the plumbing, electrical, heating and cooling contractor still made the Fast 25, for a fifth consecutive year.

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Fast 25: Factur LLC

Factur co-founder Caleb Townsend says the company’s “long-term vision is to solve all sales and marketing problems that companies in B2B manufacturing have.”

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Fast 25: ShipSigma

ShipSigma is a technology firm that reduces costs for high-volume shippers through invoice audits, contract negotiations, and insights and data analytics.

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Fast 25: Thompson Thrift

Thompson Thrift began 37 years ago when Paul Thrift and his partner, John Thompson, acquired one repossessed home when they were in college at Indiana State University.

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