Indianapolis Business Journal

SEPTEMBER 17-23, 2012

This week, find out what Greenwood officials want to see at a new I-65 exit and read about the potential fallout from the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra lockout. In Focus, see why entrepreneurs are readying their public pitches. And in A&E, etc., check out Sola Adelowo's new "Image Matters" column.

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MainGate, Lids score Super Bowl merchandise deals

A pair of Indianapolis-based companies recently scored the largest single-event deal in the world of U.S. sports licensing, unseating 24-year incumbent Facilities Merchandising Inc. to win lucrative deals at the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans.

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Symphony standoff might fray local support

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s decision to cancel the first two weeks of its season and lock out musicians could carry long-term risks in alienating subscribers and donors, observers say.

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Virginia Avenue attracts yet another project

Englewood Development has under contract the former Shirley Engraving property at 460 Virginia Ave., where it plans up to 50 apartments, about 5,000 square feet of retail space and an underground parking garage.

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EDITORIAL: Stop obstructing TIF projects

We applaud the move by certain Democrats on the City-County Council last month to advance a proposal to expand the downtown tax increment financing district. Now we’re counting on the full council to pass it when it’s eligible for consideration at the council’s Sept. 17 meeting.

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ALTEMEYER: ISO’s challenges real, but solvable

The challenges facing the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra are now widely known, but many still struggle with how that can be, especially when you look out at the sea of people in attendance at some of our Symphony on the Prairie performances. But facts are facts.

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More ways to fix abandoned homes

I finished reading the [Sept. 3 Forefront column] from Samuel Odle and couldn’t agree more that the abandoned homes issue poses many challenges for the neighborhoods, residents and overall Indianapolis community. However, I felt compelled to offer a fourth solution.

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Teacher preparation already changing

At the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, we agree with David Harris [Sept. 3 Forefront] that Gov. Mitch Daniels is in an exciting position to reform teacher preparation at Purdue. Some steps have already been taken there, with the governor’s endorsement.

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