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The Interview Issue: Larry Ettinger

Leon Tailoring has been making suits for the most important people in Indianapolis since 1905. But third-generation owners Larry Ettinger and his brother, Norman, won’t name names. They will talk about clothes though—and how much it costs to get a custom suit.

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The Interview Issue: Jeff Harrison

The decisions Jeff Harrison makes affect 400,000 customers in central Indiana—when they turn on their kitchen faucets, flush their toilets, heat their homes with natural gas, or pay their utility bills.

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The Interview Issue: Robert Whitt

Four months ago, Robert Whitt left his position as executive director of White River State Park to become president and co-owner of Sun King Brewing Co.—a move he made despite having no experience in the industry. But he says Sun King is a “very special place” and he just couldn’t resist making the move.

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The Interview Issue: Heather Ramsey

Heather Ramsey was just looking for a place where her young vocal students could perform for their parents and grandparents when she leased a 60-year-old former machine shop in Carmel’s Arts & Design District. Now, it’s one of the region’s hottest places to see seasoned recording artists perform intimate shows.

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The Interview Issue: Dave Ricks

On Jan. 1, Dave Ricks becomes CEO of drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co. as it tries to launch new products after a tough stretch of patent expirations. To prepare, Ricks has spent a lot of time with outgoing CEO John Lechleiter “learning from the master.”

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The Interview Issue: Nasser Paydar

IUPUI Chancellor Nasser Paydar doesn’t just talk about the importance of a diverse campus. He taken action—boosting black enrollment in this year’s freshman class by 44 percent. But he’s concerned about Indianapolis too and recently convened a group of young professionals to talk about the city’s future.

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The Interview Issue: Betty Cockrum

Betty Cockrum’s job is not one for the faint of heart. As president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, she is often in the spotlight, fighting to maintain reproductive and abortion services across the state. But despite the high-profile role, Cockrum says she’s actually an introvert.

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The Interview Issue: Eric Holcomb

With less than two months until Election Day, Eric Holcomb, 48, is in a dead heat in the race for governor. Holcomb describes his career as one of “answering the call.” But he says he reflected with his wife, Janet, before committing to this fall’s campaign.

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The Interview Issue: John Gregg

Democrat John Gregg is trying to avenge his loss to Republican Gov. Mike Pence four years ago. But it wasn’t easy to decide to run again. His wife told him to get in the race only if it was “about serving and having a servant’s heart.” That made up his mind.

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