Indianapolis Business Journal

NOVEMBER 12-18, 2012

This week, read about how local developer Broadbent made it back from the brink and find out why Simon Property Group's CEO is spending more time in Manhattan. In Focus, see what out-of-staters thought of Indianapolis' tourism offerings. And in A&E, Lou Harry reviews an Islamic art show at the IMA.

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Freshman wave shifts dynamics of Indiana House

Election Day brought 24 new members to the House of Representatives. That huge freshman wave, plus the return of 18 reps who were newly elected in 2010, means 42 percent of the House will begin the 2013 session with two years of experience or less.

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Out-of-the-way telecom company to branch into Indy

Smithville Telephone, headquartered in Ellettsville, near Bloomington, is the state’s largest independently owned phone company. Its Smithville Digital division, which provides fiber-optic communications to businesses, hospitals and schools in 17 Indiana counties, mostly in the south, has quietly been growing on the periphery of Indianapolis.

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Life sciences finance pro heading to startup

If a biotech startup were akin to a rock band, Kristin Sherman might be the keyboardist. She’s not front-and-center on the stage, but the ballad wouldn’t be as dynamic without her pounding the chords.

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Community to commercialize innovations

Community Health Network thinks it can help patients, engage doctors and maybe even make some money by trying to turn ideas within its organization into commercial products, service and companies.

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EDITORIAL: Pence should stick with business game plan

It will soon be time for newly elected governor Mike Pence to prove his critics wrong. Pence beat challenger John Gregg in a closer-than-expected race in which he was accused of using his campaign’s major themes—jobs and the economy—to hide his conservative social agenda from Hoosier voters.

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MAURER: Moderate Republicans, lend me your ear

Now that the Tea Party has swapped the best public servant in the United States Senate and a sure Republican seat for newly elected Joe Donnelly, a Democrat, perhaps it’s time moderate Indiana Republicans stand up and reclaim the party.

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RUSTHOVEN: You’ll like Governor Pence

Mike Pence’s victory in our gubernatorial contest was the highlight for Hoosier Republicans on Tuesday, and among the few bright spots nationally on a largely dismal night for the GOP.

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SCHMIDT: Proposed Mass Ave structure stirs design passions

While walking down a street in Prague recently, I made some observations. There were no potholes and no parking lots—just rows of buildings. Each building was five stories high, except one. That one had a much different façade and an angular design. It also was the building where people congregated. It was the building that captured the most attention and prompted the most discussion.

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PROXY CORNER: First Financial Corp.

Terre Haute-based First Financial Corp. is the holding company for First Financial Bank, The Morris Plan Co. of Terre Haute and Forrest Sherer Insurance. It operates more than 60 banking offices in Indiana and Illinois.

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