Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 21-27, 2012

This week, read about Duke Realty's new vision for its massive Anson project and find out how Dan Laikin got FBI investigators interested in his friend Tim Durham's business dealings. In Focus, meet Danny Danielson, City Securities' 92-year-old co-chairman. And in A&E, Lou Harry raves about Chef Ryan Nelson's Late Harvest Kitchen.

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Plan seeks to turn towpath into arts corridor

The city of Indianapolis and private-sector players are lining up behind an effort to rebrand the Central Canal Towpath as an art-themed destination dubbed Art 2 Art by adding artwork and improving the trail.

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IMS officials hope new cars boost attendance, TV ratings

Gearheads are sure to be excited over the new engine and chassis package at the Indianapolis 500 this year, but IMS and IndyCar Series officials hope the highly publicized changes will be enough to grab the attention of more casual fans and create an attendance and TV ratings boost.

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Herff Jones goes digital to invigorate yearbook sales

Local firm hired Carmel-based MediaSauce two years ago to help design, develop and market Stitch, a platform for schools to create an online version of their yearbook. The product, tested at 54 schools, is expected to roll out nationally in July.

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Binford-area neighborhood alliance upping ambitions

The two main retail centers in a northeast-side development area will be at 100-percent occupancy when Uncle Bill’s Pet Express opens in a small space at Binford Boulevard and 71st Street. Binford Area Growth and Revitalization, a super-neighborhood association better known as BRAG, began striving for this milestone in 2005.

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Massive Anson project showing residential, retail progress

Duke Realty Corp. has retrenched at its massive Anson development in Whitestown—focusing on the most promising sections, rearranging some of its site plans, and letting land-purchase contracts expire on about 300 acres where development prospects are likely several years away.

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Biz boosters embrace One Click, but it’s no sure thing

Husband-and-wife entrepreneurs Randy and Angie Stocklin started Greenwood-based One Click Ventures out of their home with $20,000 in 2005. They now own a portfolio of niche retail websites, including, and, which brought $5.3 million in revenue last year.

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Dan Laikin spurred probe of Tim Durham, filings reveal

The FBI had been investigating Tim Durham since March 2009, when his friend Dan Laikin, a Fair Finance board member, offered up incriminating information on the Indianapolis financier in hopes of securing a lighter sentence for himself in an unrelated case.

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Indiana slips in life sciences funding

Indiana has taken “a giant step backward” in the availability of early-stage capital for life sciences companies, according to the Indiana Health Industry Forum—which also has a few ideas on how to reverse those developments.

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Former Pac-Van owners return to mobile office biz

Brent and Matthew Claymon have founded OnSite Space LLC and acquired Indianapolis-based Tyson Corp., to form OnSite Space by Tyson. The brothers sold Pac-Van in 2006 and have returned to the industry after their five-year non-compete expired.

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Ease off Luck coverage

I am as excited as the next fan about the selection of Andrew Luck to be the Colts’ new quarterback, but do we need 24/7 coverage [May 7]?

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Make Indy more walkable

Imagine an Indianapolis where walking and biking are common ways of getting to work, to school, to visit friends or to run errands.

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