The ordinance aims to control a longtime city tradition that has grown out of hand, city councilors said.
Carmel to pay $64,000 to change Westfield highway sign
The sign installed along U.S. 31 near 146th Street in Carmel says “Westfield” on both the north and south sides of the sign, even though drivers heading south are traveling into Carmel.Read More
Wahlburgers announces first Indianapolis-area location will be in Carmel
Speculation about where the first local Wahlburgers would open has been circulating since last August, when IBJ first reported that Wahlburgers, the restaurant concept by actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg and their brother Paul, was planning to open an Indianapolis-area location.Read More
Sale of Carmel senior community a big win for residents owed millions
The Barrington, which began hemorrhaging money soon after opening in 2013, is being acquired by Indianapolis-based Prairie Landing Community Inc. for $61 million.Read More
Square Donuts shops in Indianapolis area shut down
More than half of the Square Donuts shops in Indiana—including two locations in Indianapolis and one in Carmel—have closed because of contract issues, the owner of the parent company confirmed Monday.Read More
At least four restaurants in the area have blamed their closings on the U.S. 31 project. Carmel says other nearby restaurants are doing just fine.
Industry-wide challenges led Carmel-based Protective Insurance Corp. to a $34.1 million annual loss last year, its biggest in decades.
An entrepreneur accused of running a Ponzi scheme to expand a network of luxury event venues was ordered to surrender a chunk of proceeds from the sale of his $2.4 million home while retirees who invested millions of dollars in a proposed facility in Carmel pursue legal claims.
A small group of retirees paid a combined $6.2 million last year for stakes in a proposed event center in Carmel that never was built. The investors claim they were duped in a vast fraud involving financial advisers, a property broker and a bankrupt company called Noah Corp.
Rook Security, an 11-year-old firm that specializes in cyber-threat detection and response services, had been on a torrid growth pace for most of this decade but has downsized its workforce more than 60 percent over the past three years.
Several area mayors say they’ve been meeting to discuss regional cooperation—talks that Hogsett has been a part of—but had not signed off on any plan like the one the Indianapolis Democrat proposed. The Hogsett plan would create winners and losers among counties.
Two out-of-state companies that want to build a 60-bed hospital in Carmel have a history of mass layoffs, at least one high-profile bankruptcy, and accusations of kickbacks and billing irregularities.
Mayor Jim Brainard received 56% of the GOP primary vote, while his challenger Fred Glynn garnered 44%. The race had turned ugly in recent weeks.
Incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican Jim Merritt are expected to easily win their primaries in the Indianapolis mayor’s race. In Hamilton County, the races could be more interesting.
In Hamilton County, the increase is likely tied in part to some interesting GOP primary battles. In Marion County, voters could choose to vote early at any of three different polling sites for the first time in a decade. Polls are open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Incumbent Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett and GOP challenger Jim Merritt are expected to win their parties’ nominations easily. Meanwhile in Fishers and Carmel, incumbents are fending off primary challenges.
Henry Mestetsky, director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, told IBJ on Tuesday that the overwhelming response to the RFP was rare.
The Orlando-based benefits provider, Web Benefits Design, will continue to operate under its existing name.
Carmel City Council President Jeff Worrell told IBJ that Ann Bingman, former director of internal controls, will return to her role in the clerk-treasurer’s office, but won’t report directly to Christine Pauley, who fired Bingman April 17.
Carmel Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley escalated her harassment complaints about Mayor Jim Brainard on Thursday, but several people came forward Friday to say Pauley wasn’t being upfront about their relationship.
Clerk-Treasurer Christine Pauley and recently fired Director of Internal Controls Ann Bingman on Tuesday night gave councilors conflicting information about the status of the city’s annual audit.