Indiana Gov. Mike Pence Visited Southern Indiana’s Entrepreneurial Community // The Buzz

Louisville Business First

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence was getting back in touch with his roots Wednesday. Pence shared a story with a roomful of local entrepreneurs at Velocity in Southern Indiana about how he launched his own communications syndication company in his basement in the 1990s. He added that he was “more than a little bit envious right now” of the entrepreneurs working to launch their own businesses.

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U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett To Join Bose McKinney & Evans Law // In the Spotlight

Indiana Public Media

U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett is joining the law firm Bose McKinney & Evans after announcing earlier this month that he was stepping down from his federally appointed post. His resignation is effective Thursday, and he will join Bose McKinney & Evans on Friday as a partner in the litigation practice group, concentrating on internal investigations and corporate audits, according to a press release from the law firm.

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Congressional Testimony of President of Electro-Spec on Development of Antimicrobial Finish // In the Spotlight


Jeff Smith, President/CEO of Electro-Spec, Inc. was honored to testify this morning before the United States House of Representatives: Subcommittee on Research and Technology Committee on Science, Space and Technology for the hearing entitled: Technology for the Patient Safety at Veterans Hospitals.

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A Problem Like No Other: Science And Politics // The Buzz


We have a problem. It’s a big one that raises big challenges for the human future and the ability of our most cherished political institution — democracy — to guide that future. First, however, let’s begin by acknowledging what we have already done. Over the past 200 years, we’ve used science to fundamentally change the meaning of human culture via revolutions in industry, transportation and communications.

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BPAG’s Greg Hahn Chief Creative Office for Guiness Ad // In the Spotlight

AD Week

BPAG Principal Greg Hahn joined the BBDO team to produce an American themed Indipendance Day commercial for the 4th of July. AD Week reports, “Guinness is on a roll globally with its ‘Made of More’ advertising. Now, for the Fourth of July, the brand has released the latest installment of the campaign in the U.S.—the lovely, quietly patriotic spot below, called ‘Empty Chair.'”

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STEM Ed Coalition Featured on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal // Streaming

STEM Education Coalition

The Coalition’s Executive Director, James Brown, was featured on SPAN’s Washington Journal program this morning to discuss President Obama’s agenda for STEM education and his announcement yesterday during the White House Science fair of a new $35 million STEM teacher training effort. Brown took questions from callers for 45 minutes on issues related to jobs and the economy, the future of STEM education, and improving the diversity of the STEM pipeline.

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Congressman Luke Messer appointed to House Financial Services Committee // The Buzz

Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) was officially appointed to serve on the House Committee on Financial Services. “Congressman Messer will be a valuable asset to the Financial Services Committee,” said Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX ). “I look forward to working with him to foster competitive capital markets, cut the burden of federal red tape, and end the phenomenon of ‘too big to fail,’ all to help the best housing and jobs program known to man—the free enterprise system.”

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Noblesville gets second chance at cyclotron with $30M proposed Zevacor Molecular project // In the Spotlight

Current in Noblesville

Noblesville may have missed out bringing the second cyclotron in the world to the city when Positron Corp. walked away from plans in July 2012, but a potential developer’s agreement will provide Noblesville with another chance. On May 27, the Noblesville Common Council will discuss a new $30 million deal to bring Zevacor Molecular, an independently-owned healthcare firm that manufactures and distributes radiopharmaceuticals, to the city. In November, Zevacor purchased the first 70 MeV Cyclotron dedicated to medical use in the United States from Ion Beam Applications.

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Manweiler: Should Indiana Retain A Citizens Legislature? // BPAG Insight

IN Forefront

Now that the Indiana House Ethics Committee has refused to find Representative Turner in violation of an ethics code, and he has been re-nominated by his constituents, I would like to discuss a much more important question. I will not discuss either decision nor will I pass judgment whether Representative Turner could have more ethically handled his legislative duties.

The question is: If a citizens legislature creates such catastrophic governmental problems, what is the alternative?

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Meet Dan Seitz with BPAG’s New Strategic Advisory Services Team // BPAG Insight

Dan Seitz has more than four decades of experience representing diverse public policy interests in the Indiana legislature and working with Indiana regulatory agencies. Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group as a principal and serving as managing principal of the firm from 2002 through 2011, Seitz was chairman of the Public Affairs Practice Group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Before joining Bose McKinney & Evans, he was the vice president of governmental relations for Lincoln National Corp. based in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Bose Report: 2014 General Assembly Overview // BPAG Insight

The 2014 Indiana General Assembly concluded this year’s short session late in the evening on March 13. This year’s session was known as a short session because the state budget is only dealt with on a biennial basis during odd-numbered years in a long session. Over the years the short sessions closely resemble the longer budget year session, just in a more condensed time period. This year seemed even more condensed due to a number of snow days which canceled session.

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