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Low-profile CIB leader embraces tough financial task

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Lathrop's interactions with the Indiana Pacers and Indianapolis Colts aren't what she might have envisioned as a young
college student pursuing a career in sports medicine. Now president of the city's Capital Improvement Board, her relations
with the teams are tied to their financial conditions rather than the health of their players.

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ICVA receives $5.4M gift to promote Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association said Thursday that it has received a $5.4 million gift to help market the
city’s tourism and convention industries. The grant comes from a foundation headed by the developer of the Marriott Place
hotel complex under construction downtown.

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Here are some ways to help the CIB

Is there enough money coming in to keep the city’s world-class sports facilities maintained, pay them off, put enough away for
the inevitable refurbishing that they will need over time and also promote Indianapolis?

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CIB financial situation improving

The past year has been mighty unkind to the Capital Improvement Board, the entity charged with operating the city’s
professional sports venues and Indiana Convention Center.

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New CIB membership nearly set

Marion County Commissioners reappointed Doug Brown on Thursday morning to the Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board, leaving
only one seat open on the nine-member panel whose financial troubles this year have elevated its profile.

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Ballard set to shake up CIB with staff moves

CIB Treasurer Ann Lathrop will become board president, replacing Bob Grand at the helm of the organization that oversees the city’s professional sports stadiums and the Indiana Convention Center.

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NCAA, city haggle over Final Four rental deal

A little more than six months before the 2010 NCAA men’s Final Four is set to tip off at Lucas Oil Stadium, the NCAA
has not yet finalized a rental deal for the facility. While officials for the NCAA and Local Organizing Committee,
the group charged with operating the event in Indianapolis, downplay any problems, sports business experts say it is unusual
not to have an agreement pinned down in the months leading up to the event.

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