William G. Mays, who built one of the nation's largest minority-owned companies and saved one of its oldest African-American newspapers, died Thursday in Indianapolis on his 69th birthday. “Indianapolis has lost a titan of industry and philanthropy,” Mayor Greg Ballard said.
Carolyn Mosby brings a wealth of experience to the Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council, which she hopes to lead to the next level of success.
PNC Bank last month sued Mays, one of the city’s most prominent black businessmen, charging he defaulted on a $3.5 million loan he received in 2008 that has an unpaid balance of $2 million.
Deseri Garcia’s Vida Aventura consulting firm uses challenge courses, other unusual techniques to improve teamwork, morale.
Wireless phone distributor Brightpoint Inc. is among the backers of a new logistics company that says it might employ 250 by 2012.
The minority-owned logistics firm is also involved in a legal battle with a Washington state firm over the loss of its Boeing
The Indiana Minority Supplier Development Council has made life sciences companies its latest target—part of an even larger effort to attract minorities to the burgeoning life sciences industry under
way on a national scale.
The hiring of minority- and women-owned
businesses to work on the $275 million Indiana Convention Center expansion is far ahead of state requirements and has surpassed
rates that were registered for the $715 million Lucas Oil Stadium project.
Ice Miller LLP partner Lacy Johnson, who helped organize Ill. Democratic Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign here, said
the election represents an opportunity for businesses to move beyond labels.
Mezzetta Construction Inc., one of the city’s largest minority-owned businesses and a contractor on the Lucas Oil Stadium project, is downsizing its staff and auctioning off its office and construction equipment while struggling with financial difficulties.