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Friday, February 22, 2012
TOP STORY HEADLINES
Inside INdiana Business Reporter Gerry Dick looks at the week’s top headlines.
TOP STORY: NEW ECONOMIC LEADERSHIP
Victor Smith, Secretary of Commerce and Eric Doden, CEO, Indiana Economic Development Corp.
In January, Governor Mike Pence announced his economic development team. Manufacturing executive Victor Smith was named Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana. And Eric Doden was appointed chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. He most recently worked as a principal for Domo Ventures LLC in Fort Wayne.
AROUND INDIANA: HEADLINES
Gerry Dick reports what’s making news Around Indiana.
AROUND INDIANA: OHIO\MICHIGAN ECONOMIC COMPETITION
Larry Gigerich, Managing Director, Ginovus
Two of Indiana’s neighbors have taken big steps to enhance their business climate and economic development incentive programs. Michigan has approved Right-to-Work legislation, and Ohio is phasing out personal property and inventory taxes. Givonus Managing Director Larry Gigerich will discuss what he thinks Indiana needs to do to remain competitive.
BUSINESS OF HEALTH: COMMUNITY-WISHARD PARTNERSHIP
Bryan Mills, CEO, Community Health Network and Matt Gutwein, President, Health and Hospital Corp. of Marion County
Community Health Network and Wishard Health Services have struck a partnership forming the biggest primary healthcare provider in the state. The hospitals say the agreement is being driven, in part, by health care reform.
BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: LEGACY TRAVEL CLUB
Chris Allen, Owner, Legacy Travel Club
A central Indiana-based startup is looking to begin full-time air service operations out of Indianapolis International Airport. Legacy Travel Club wants to offer non-stop flights to travel and business destinations throughout North America. The company signed a capital financing agreement with a Missouri group in October. Legacy Travel Club was forged from the loss of ATA Airlines.
(I) ON EDUCATION: NEW STRIVE REGION
James Taylor, Executive Director, United Way of Greater Lafayette
The Strive Partnership is based out of Cincinnati. Lafayette is now one of about 60 communities in the Strive network. The initiative is contributing to improve student outcomes. These successes have been achieved after significant investments of time, talent and treasure by cross sector community leaders committed prioritizing education for their region. The partnership engages executive and grassroots partners in the vision, works through turf issues among service providers, and encourages funders to move existing resources to proven strategies.
HEALTHY WORKFORCE: FINANCIAL WELLNESS
Joel Harris, Financial Advisor, Amicus Financial and Tasha Nichols, Group Fitness Coordinator, National Institute for Fitness and Sport
When you think of wellness, most of us tend to focus on the physical aspect of wellbeing. But financial wellness is just as important in our overall wellness and plays a large part in our health. In this month’s healthy workforce segment, we show you how a fitness center is incorporating financial wellness into their programs.
INSIDE INDIANA SPORTS: WHO IS ROGER BROWN?
Ted Green, Producer, “Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story andLloyd Wright, President, WFYI
WFYI Productions is currently working on Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story. Roger Brown was a 1950s New York City schoolboy legend who was robbed of his prime playing years at age 19 by a baseless NBA blacklist. He worked the night shift at a GM plant for six years before being picked up by the Indiana Pacers, who were then members of the fledgling American Basketball Association (ABA).
Kathleen McDonald, President and CEO, Career Investments LLC, Matt Will, Associate Professor of Finance, University of Indianapolis, Bill Benner, Inside INdiana Business Contributor
Each week a group of Insiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on what Indiana’s $30 billion budget proposal does NOT include, at least not yet, a major new healthcare partnership and Danica Patrick winning the pole.