Host Mason King talks with the Black Chamber’s Larry Williams about why he thinks the city should be working more with his organization—and providing it funding. And King also talks with Angela Smith Jones, the deputy mayor of economic development, about the reasons the city is working with Indy Chamber.
IBJ Podcast: Advice for hiring and nurturing a diverse workforce
Attorney Angela Freeman, who has spent six years on the board of Women & Hi Tech, recommends using diverse committees—rather than leaving the job to one individual—for hiring and then assigning new employees, especially minority hires, to mentors who are invested in their success.Read More
IBJ PODCAST: Quiet not-for-profit powers big innovations in energy, transportation
Energy Systems Network prefers to work in the background while pushing forward initiatives like IndyGo’s bus rapid transit program, the Blue Indy electric car-sharing service and autonomous IndyCar-style racing.Read More
IBJ Podcast: ‘When can we be with Grandma and Grandpa?’ and other COVID questions families are asking
Two public health experts field questions vexing families with children, including topics such as grandparents, youth sports, preschools, masks, eating out and taking safe vacations.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Holcomb campaign faces peril of managing COVID crisis in public spotlight
On one hand, Holcomb has the opportunity to show voters how he can handle a dire crisis. On the other hand, if he miscalculates how quickly the state should reopen, it’ll be in front of millions of voters with a deep, vested interest.Read More
Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials are putting all their energy into running the Indy 500 with fans in August, despite continuing concerns about big crowds and the coronavirus.
Host Mason King talks with Stadium Village Business Association President Erica Wells and Mayor Joe Hogsett’s chief of staff, Thomas Cook, about how the city can help downtown and downtown businesses rebuild after the one-two punch of coronavirus and riots.
Hundreds of thousands of couples who for months have been picking preachers, flowers, venues, bridesmaid dresses, reception menus and DJ playlists now find themselves making a heart-wrenching, no-win decision.
Advocates for both low-income residents and landlords are calling for an emergency rental assistance program that would help tenants cover payments and keep revenue flowing for apartment owners.
There’s precious little consensus about the necessary precautions, although most decision-makers agree that we won’t get back to “normal” until there’s a vaccine.
Homes are still selling in central Indiana, even as public officials ask us to severely limit personal contact and any non-essential travel outside the home. How? Agents, buyers and sellers quickly adapted to the new state of affairs.
Many parents who now work remotely have been forced to manage their duties as employees, spouses and parents all at the same time and all in the same place. Podcast host Mason King asks human resources expert Liz Malatestinic and local families for strategies for staying organized and ahead of potential meltdowns.
Beyond COVID podcast: Why a 90-day sprint is key to getting your company ready for the economy to restart
In this first episode of IBJ’s Beyond COVID podcast, Matt Neff offers advice for businesses trying to get back on track. And IBJ reporter Lindsey Erdody provides an update about Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order and, in particular, how the latest iteration affects liquor stores.
State unemployment specialist Josh Richardson talks with host Mason King about who is now eligible for benefits under an expansion approved by Congress as well as how soon they’ll begin receiving benefits and how the agency is adjusting to a flood of applicants.
Sahm’s Restaurant Group has retooled its operations to benefit the not-for-profit Second Helpings and to create a series of marketplaces, where customers can get takeout meals as well as grocery items.
“It’s your job to survive and to make sure that when these social controls are lifted and everybody starts to come back out that you’re ready for business,” IU’s Phil Powell, an economist at the Kelley School of Business, tells host Mason King.
IBJ Podcast: Pete the Planner talks about the virus, the impact on the economy and what to think about your portfolio
Peter Dunn talks with podcast host Mason King about what people can do to prepare for what he believes will soon be a recession. The goal, he said, is to “get lean.”
Nineteen hotel projects have been announced for downtown. If every one of them opens, they would add 4,203 more rooms to the central district of Indianapolis. But that’s not likely.
Laramore, executive director at Indiana Legal Services, talks with host Mason King about the legal needs of people in poverty, those who have been released from prison and clients facing health challenges.
IBJ’s Mickey Shuey headed to Chicago for the 2020 NBA All-Star Game to see how the Windy City hosted what has become one of sports’ biggest weekends—and tells podcast host Mason King what he and the host committee from Indianapolis learned.
IBJ reporter John Russell explains a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that could open the door to out-of-state liquor stores moving into Indiana—including Total Wine & More, a Maryland-based chain that has applied for a permit to open in a former Marsh store.
IBJ reporter Kurt Christian talks with host Mason King about what some are calling a “green rush,” which follows a 2018 federal law that removed marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin from the Controlled Substances Act.
Gary Brackett talks with podcast host Mason King about the challenges of making a movie, why he thinks he has a good story to tell and why he’s not just funding the movie’s $2.2 million to $2.5 million budget.
IBJ’s Statehouse reporter Lindsey Erdody breaks down what bills are moving, which ones already are dead and what’s about to hit Gov. Eric Holcomb’s desk.