Indianapolis Business Journal

NOVEMBER 3-9, 2014

Charles Venable inherited a shaky situation as the new CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, including disappointing attendance figures and a penchant for overspending. In this week's issue, Lou Harry surveys Venable's first two years on the job as he has tried to right the ship. Also in this issue, Scott Olson notes new investments in the once-blighted Holy Cross neighborhood, and Kathleen McLaughlin shares the state's plans to create a bicentennial plaza by the Statehouse.

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Chamber steps up microloan ambitions

A division of the Indy Chamber is applying to become a U.S. Small Business Administration-affiliated microlender, a move aimed at boosting its available capital and expanding its territory in a wide-open frontier of finance.

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Bicentennial plaza planned by Statehouse

With the future of a state-owned downtown parking lot in limbo, Indiana is looking to a smaller space on the west side of the capitol as the site of a public plaza to commemorate the 2016 bicentennial.

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Credit union views charter switch as path to growth

Financial Center Federal Credit Union is pursuing a state charter in hopes of becoming a bigger player in Indiana’s financial services sector, a move that echoes a recent national trend of credit unions opting for state charters over federal ones.

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HUBBARD: Shrink Indianapolis Public Schools to save it

Just as Unigov can be seen as a daring step to re-imagine partisan politics, a similarly bold step is needed to envision Indianapolis Public Schools as Center Township Public Schools by shrinking the district to within the boundaries of Center Township.

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Hicks: Voters are massing to fight bad government

The meme of the 2016 election is becoming clear. For the Democrats, the leftward pull of Elizabeth Warren will exert great influence. For the GOP, the coming two years offer a chance to lay out a pragmatic opposition to the last decade in economic, social and foreign policy.

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