Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPT. 8-14, 2023

As Mina Starsiak Hawk wraps up production of HGTV home-reno staple “Good Bones,” she’s airing her frustration with Indianapolis’ Department of Metropolitan Development and Department of Business and Neighborhood Services. Dave Lindquist details how Hawk’s company butted heads with city planners and how they’re responding. Also in this week’s issue, Megan Fernandez explains how the founder and CEO of medical-device-software firm Greenlight Guru has created a world-class training arena for youth basketball players in Indianapolis. And John Russell outlines how independent physicians in Indiana are teaming up to push back against regulatory and economic pressures.

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Indiana 250: JoAnn Brouillette

JoAnn Brouillette is an operating partner at Lewis & Clark Agrifood, a St. Louis-based growth equity fund focused on investing in the agriculture and food technology sectors. Brouillette also is managing partner and president of Demeter LP, a third-generation family-owned agribusiness firm in her hometown of Fowler. The Hanover College alum joined Demeter, formerly a […]

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Made in Indiana: Sour Punch candy by American Licorice Co.

History: Chicago resident Martin Kretchmar founded American Licorice Co. in 1914. The Kretchmar family still runs the business, with CEO John Kretchmar (a great-grandson of Martin) at the helm since 1995. Sour Punch candy, a treat that combines sweetness and acidity, was launched by American Licorice in 1990. Headquarters: In 2005, American Licorice Co. took […]

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