Indianapolis Business Journal

NOV. 2-8, 2018

Technology touches nearly every corner of business nowadays, but even the biggest firms can’t do it all. That’s one big reason why corporate venture capital is on the upswing. Companies like Eli Lilly and Co., Simon Property Group, Allegion and Salesforce have established firms to invest in tech startups and other newish ventures that can help the mothership. IBJ’s Anthony Schoettle reports on how this is playing out locally. Also in this week’s paper, North of 96th reporter Samm Quinn has dialed her focus down down to several blocks near the Monon Trail in Carmel that are in the midst of a dramatic transformation with new developments and construction projects. And in Focus, John Russell profiles academic researchers at Indiana-based universities who also have developed careers as serial entrepreneurs who commercialize their discoveries.

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Top Indiana CEOs drop $650K on PACs, races

An IBJ analysis of political giving this election by CEOs of Indiana’s biggest companies found 56 executives donated $650,000 to nearly 92 organizations and candidates seeking federal office.

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Editorial: Convention hotel plan a winner

A proposed public-private partnership to build two convention hotels with 1,400 more rooms as well as a $120 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center will give downtown and Visit Indy a big boost.

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Kyle Hupfer: Hoosiers should stay the course, vote Republican

Here in Indiana, thanks to a decade-plus of strong Republican leadership from Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University; Mike Pence, now our nation’s vice president; Eric Holcomb, our current governor; and our supermajorities in the Statehouse, Indiana has seen unprecedented growth and opportunity.

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Finding a place for Spirit & Place

About 30-40 events this year will fit under the elusive umbrella of the Spirit & Place Festival, a unique yet difficult-to-define, only-in-Indianapolis celebration of the arts, humanities and religion.

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