Indianapolis Business Journal

OCT. 27-NOV. 2, 2023

For four months, the southwestern quadrant of Monument Circle has been closed to traffic in favor of hosting a temporary park intended to make downtown more comfortable for residents, workers and visitors. But Taylor Wooten reports that nearby businesses are split on whether “Spark on the Circle” is a worth continuing. Also in this week’s issue, John Russell reports on the growing use of therapy dogs in hospitals around central Indiana to reduce patient stress and help in the healing process. And Daniel Bradley details plans for the $250 million Grand Universe Science & Space Experience Campus in Westfield.

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Indiana 250: Colette Pierce Burnette

In May 2022, Newfields hired Colette Pierce Burnette to lead the organization, which has a 152-acre campus that is home to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Garden, the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park and three historic homes. She is the first African American and first woman to be hired for the role, […]

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Made in Indiana: Playground equipment by Kidstuff Playsystems Inc.

History: Kidstuff Playsystems was founded in 1982 as Olympic Recreation by Richard Hagelberg, who operated not-for-profit child care centers with his wife, and George McGuan, a carpenter. Hagelberg had been looking at catalogs of playground equipment for the child care centers and thought it might not be hard to build. He took the idea to […]

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