Alex Brown is a Multimedia Journalist for Grow INdiana Media Ventures. Alex spent over nine years with Emmis Communications in Indianapolis where he served in multiple positions including Afternoon Traffic and News Reporter for WIBC-FM before joining Inside INdiana Business in December 2015.

Alex previously spent time as a Traffic Editor for NAVTEQ Traffic in Indianapolis. He also volunteers as a cameraman for the Naptown Roller Girls roller derby.

An Indiana native, Alex is a proud graduate of Pike High School in Indianapolis and Ball State University in Muncie where he majored in Telecommunications.

5 Questions For Alex:

1. Where can we find you when you’re not working?

Most likely I’m either catching up on my favorite TV shows, reading or playing lots of board games with my friends.

2. If you weren’t doing what you do today, what other job would you have?

I would likely be working radio in some capacity.

3. Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car? Why?

I’d rather drive because getting on a horse scares me and riding a bike requires physical exertion.

4. What would you do if you won the lottery?

Pay off my bills and buy a condo with a REALLY nice entertainment system.

5. What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

A boat, plenty of fuel and a GPS.

Apria to be Acquired in $1.6B Deal

An Indianapolis-based home healthcare equipment provider will soon be under new ownership less than a year after going public. Virginia-based Owens & Minor Inc. (NYSE: OMI) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Apria Inc. (Nasdaq: APR) in a deal valued at $1.6 billion. Owens & Minor says the acquisition will position the company as a leader in the home healthcare market.... Read More

Ohio Company Lands Title with Franchise Acquisitions

The owner of an Ohio-based hospitality company has hit a milestone thanks to a move into Indiana. Jordan Hospitality Group says it has earned the title of Largest Franchise Partner for Donatos after acquiring 21 franchise locations in the Hoosier State.... Read More

State Revenue Beats Estimates Again

Indiana revenue exceeded the most recent projections for the month of December. The Indiana State Budget Agency says General Fund revenues totaled nearly $1.7 billion last month, which was 1.2% higher than the December 2021 revenue forecast and more than 14% higher than the same month in 2020.... Read More

CFP Chief: Indy ‘Natural Fit’ to Host Championship

In three days, the No. 3 Georgia Bulldogs will face the No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide in the 2022 College Football Playoff National Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. But how did the game come to the Circle City? CFP Executive Director Bill Hancock says the plan was always to host the game in 10 different cities in its first 10 years and Indy was a "natural fit."... Read More

Hurco Swings to Full-Year Profit Amid Challenges

Indianapolis-based Hurco Companies Inc. (Nasdaq: HURC) is reporting fiscal full-year net income of $6.8 million, compared to a net loss of $6.2 million the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Greg Volovic says the CNC machine manufacturer has rebounded well from challenges caused by the pandemic.... Read More

Grant to Fund Accelerator in Lafayette

Greater Lafayette Commerce says it plans to use a nearly $5 million grant from the Indiana Department of Education to create a new accelerator program. The nonprofit economic and workforce development organization says the program is designed to help students overcome hurdles caused by the pandemic and graduate from high school ready for a career and continued education.... Read More

Lilly Partnering with Canadian Pharma Company

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has inked a research and collaboration agreement with Entos Pharmaceuticals in Canada. Lilly says the deal will support the development of therapies for multiple neurologic conditions.... Read More

Study: Homeownership Decreases in Marion County

A new report from the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana says homeownership in Marion County has declined 11% over the past decade. The nonprofit adds while mortgage applications are at their highest levels since the Great Recession, the county continues to see "dramatic lending disparities," particularly due to race and ethnicity.... Read More

Merck to Acquire Indy Company in $780M Deal

A Hoosier biopharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization will soon be under new ownership. Germany-based Merck KGaA has announced plans to acquire Exelead, headquartered in Indianapolis, in a $780 million deal. Merck ... Read More