Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPT. 28-OCT. 4, 2009

This week's issue includes a story about the battle among job-hungry states—including Indiana—all vying for a Harley-Davidson manufacturing plant. Also, find out how the city Department of Waterworks' to-do list could cost ratepayers more money and learn how new IU Athletic Director Fred Glass is revving up the school's advertising efforts. And see what Lou Harry thinks about the Eiteljorg Museum's annual "Quest for the West" art show and sale.

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Hospitals, doctors finally integrating patient care

The stitching together of doctors and hospitals—two groups that historically have kept each other at arm’s length—is
a trend picking up speed locally and nationally and could accelerate even further if Congress passes health care reform.

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Fred Glass takes center stage in IU football’s ad campaign

Athletics Director Fred Glass isn’t just calling an audible, he’s changing the advertising
playbook in Bloomington. Glass, along with his new senior assistant athletics director for marketing, Patrick
Kraft, are upping the ante this football season, with a 67-percent boost in television advertising and 20-percent boost in
the total media buy.

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KATTERJOHN: Buy some underwear, men

It turns out the purchase of men’s underwear is an esoteric economic indicator for economists all over the world.
Alan Greenspan himself apparently considers it important. That was news to me.

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FAENZI: Can Kindle and books co-exist?

While on a long flight recently, I noticed that the woman sitting next to me was using a “Kindle,” the e-book
device that allows one to download books and click through pages. I mourn the fading away of the tangible,
the sensual—books, newspapers, letters.

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ALTOM: Take the time to set up smartphone security

It’s remarkable how many people don’t bother setting security features on their expensive smartphones. Because
they keep the phone somewhere close to them most of the time, they believe it’s secure, but that’s not true.

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Novel partnership promotes peace

Through partnership with Indy Parks, Peace Learning Center is making a difference in the lives
of central Indiana youth and families while enhancing Indy Parks’ mission.

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Nucor story was fair and balanced

We understand that it’s never easy to report on a dispute between two local companies and we appreciate the balanced
way in which you reported the [Sept. 14] Nucor story.

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Health care reform: Prepare for change

With the uncertainty surrounding health care reform, only
one thing seems definite: Some level of change is coming. In that light, employers have two options: Fret over the impact
these changes might have on their businesses, or act now, meeting the needs of today while forging a plan for addressing a
changed landscape.

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Clarian CEO pines anew for public insurance option

Most business groups cheered when Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., introduced a health reform bill with no so-called public option,
a controversial government-run insurance plan for working adults. But there’s a big group that would like
to see it back on the table—hospitals.

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Architecture firms launch energy venture

Architectural and engineering firm Schmidt Associates Inc. and mechanical contractor Johnson Melloh Inc.
have partnered to form Energy Solutions by JMS, which will promote energy-savings programs to school
districts, libraries and units of local government throughout the state.

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NFL helps spruce up high school’s football field

The George Washington Community High School football team played its season opener at a newly renovated field and stadium,
thanks to a joint effort of the National Football League, the Indianapolis Colts and Local Initiatives Support Corp.

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Historic building gets reprieve

The Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana and the Salvation Army have worked out a deal that could save a Queen-Anne-style
building on Michigan Street just west of Alabama Street.

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MZD, Kron add clients to roster

Two local advertising agencies recently signed new clients: MZD Advertising signed a deal to be agency of record for Edward’s Transmissions and Engines, and Kron & Associates recently was named agency of record for the School of Adult Learning at Anderson University.

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