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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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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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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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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