Top Story: College Football Playoff National Championship

Chris Gahl, Senior Vice President, Visit Indy

Indianapolis businesses are cashing in big-time this weekend on college football’s grand finale. The College Football Playoff National Championship between Alabama and Georgia is expected to draw 100,000 visitors to the city and pump more than $150 million into the economy. Chris Gahl has details on the event’s overall impact on tourism.

Inside INdiana Sports: College Football Playoff National Championship

Bill Hancock, Executive Director

College football champions are usually crowned in the Sun Belt. So, how did Indianapolis become the first northern-tier city to land the national championship? We get answers and insight from Bill Hancock.

Around INdiana: College Football Playoff National Championship

Mary-Rachel Redman, Inside INdiana Business

It takes a village to pull off big events like the college football national championship. Mary-Rachel Redman with how a loyal fleet of Hoosier volunteers has helped turn Indianapolis into a world class host city.

Debrief/INsiders: College Football Playoff National Championship

Susan Baughman, President, 2022 Indy College Football Playoff

Indianapolis has practically written the playbook on how to successfully host big sporting events. Susan Baughman has been one of the key players in making it all happen over the years. She shares her take on Indy’s latest sports coup and how it could be a game changer for downtown.

Inside INnovation: Conexus Indiana

Fred Cartwright, President & CEO

Indiana’s advanced manufacturing sector appears to be solidly embracing the next generation of technology, according to a new study by Conexus Indiana. Fred Cartwright breaks down the numbers and what it means to the state’s economy.

Business of Health: Ascension St. Vincent Adult and Pediatric Burn Care Center

Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, Medical Director

Ascension St. Vincent has opened a new Adult and Pediatric Burn Care Center at its flagship campus on the Indianapolis north side. Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs has insight into the role the center will play in treating burn patients. 

(i) on Education: University High School

Alicia LaMagdeleine, Head of School

For more than 20 years, University High School in Hamilton County has proven to be a small but mighty part of Indiana education. We get details on what’s next for this private school in Carmel from Alicia LaMagdeleine.

Inside This Week’s IBJ

Lesley Weidenbener, Editor

When the most recent surge of COVID cases overwhelmed central Indiana hospitals last month it had an alarming ripple effect on emergency ambulance services. Lesley Weidenbener has more on how that impacted patient care, plus where the proceeds will go from the late Christel DeHaan’s newly listed multi-million-dollar mansion.

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