Indianapolis Business Journal

MAY 26-JUNE 1, 2014

This week, IBJ presents its annual Executive Pay Scorecard, with the full compensation for 301 top bosses at 64 public companies in Indiana. And the top two names this year are a big surprise. Also in this issue, Anthony Schoettle takes a look at the city's development and tourism strategy now that we know we won't be hosting the 2018 Super Bowl. And in Focus, J.K. Wall studies the pressing challenges facing Ball State University's new president.

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Executive pay continues on upswing

The median senior executive collected $923,705 in salary, stock or stock options, incentive pay and perks in 2013, IBJ found in a review of proxy statements at 64 companies.The median compensation rose 20 percent from 2012 and doubled since 2006.

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IndyCar’s TV ratings gaining momentum

TV ratings for the IndyCar Series zoomed 44 percent this year for the races leading up to the Indianapolis 500, compared to the same period a year ago, buoyed in part by a strong showing for the new Grand Prix of Indianapolis. But overall viewership remains anemic—less than one-fourth the audience for most NASCAR races.

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HETRICK: The risk of living and learning in silos

Confession: 25 years ago, during my lunch breaks, I began listening to a newly syndicated radio talk show. The host, Rush Limbaugh, was anathema to everything I believe. But while his opinions were outrageous, his delivery was delectable.

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Kennedy demonized makers and producers

Sheila Suess Kennedy’s [May 19] column is downright scary in light of anti-Semitic history. Jews were demonized with the same words she uses in her column to disparage 1 percenters: “They are disproportionately the manipulators and rent-seekers, speculators and financiers—not the producers, entrepreneurs or ‘makers’ many believe themselves to be.”

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WNBA marketing campaign targets LGBT community

With the campaign, the WNBA is capitalizing on what it has known for years: The gay community makes up a significant portion of its fan base. The difference now is that the league is talking about it publicly and making it a deliberate part of its marketing strategy.

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