Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPT. 20-26, 2019

As workers and employers face the annual open-enrollment season for health insurance coverage this fall, many are seeing double-digit percentage increases in premiums. John Russell reports that the dynamic is prompting even more folks to consider high-deductible plans, which sometimes have the unintended consequence of dissuading people from seeking care. Also in this week's paper, Samm Quinn explains how some Westfield residents have become skeptical of how quickly the city is growing and are pushing back against a deluge of new housing proposals. And Susan Orr takes a closer look at the next step in IndyGo's stretagy to attract more riders: Working with employers and schools along the beefed-up route system to make specialized pitches to their employees and students.

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Doctors’ pagers finally headed to gadget graveyard

Since the first pager was patented in 1949 and used in New York’s Jewish Hospital, millions of doctors have done their daily rounds in hospitals with the gadget clipped to their waistband, always ready to hear the beep that might signal a medical crisis on the other end. But hospitals are now phasing them out.

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Is Westfield growing too fast?

As Westfield’s housing stock and population balloons—following the rapid growth Carmel and Fishers have experienced for more than a decade—some residents are concerned too much development is coming too fast. And they’re pushing back.

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Bob Coy: The grand vision behind the 16 Tech innovation district

16 Tech is one of about 100 innovation districts established or emerging across the world. It recently was recognized as an up-and-coming district in “The Evolution of Innovation Districts: The New Geography of Global Innovation,” the first significant research released by the newly launched Global Institute on Innovation Districts.

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Jim Cotterill: Business leaders must help heal city’s ugly underbelly

We cannot substantially grow our economy without the critical involvement of our business community in some of the greatest challenges this city has ever faced. Three of the biggest are: the escalation of criminal homicides, the dearth of employment opportunities for those returning from prison, and the payday loan scandal—which expands the bounds of poverty in our city.

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Mandy Haskett: Maximize talent by making it a budget priority

When we collect data to predict fit and pull that data through the lifecycle of the employee, we can better develop leaders and design teams, drive intentional culture, and produce high-engagement workplaces. This will increase your profitability. And ensuring your teams are ready, willing and able requires an investment.

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Letter: Children’s Museum responds to critics

By demolishing the Drake, the museum’s goal is not to create more parking; it is to reallocate money being spent on a building that no one has found a way to save so that the museum can offer programs that benefit children and families in our community. But we have heard the city’s concerns, understand the position of the Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission, and look forward to working with the city to find a solution.

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Letter: Local union is radicalized

My main reason for joining is that I did not want to be a freeloader: getting union benefits without paying my fair share. But I hate the cult-like aspects—and the radicalization.

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Letter: Greenhouse gas bill deserves our support

H.R. 763—The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act—is currently before Congress and puts American greenhouse gas emissions on pace to stay below a 2 degree rise and does it affordably without additional regulation.

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Nate Feltman: Businesses are the glue holding communities together

This week’s Impact Indiana section on neighborhood development is our third and final edition of “Impact Indiana: The intersection of business and community.” Impact Indiana has highlighted the growing role businesses and their leaders play in the growth, diversity and vitality of our cities and state. Previously, we highlighted the important role the business community […]

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