• (Image courtesy of Conner Prairie.)

    Makesmith Workshop to 'Open Doors' at Conner Prairie

    As the "maker" movement continues to take hold throughout Indiana, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers has launched its version with an exhibit aimed at both children and adults. The Makesmith Workshop focuses on giving guests hand-on experiences in the basics of sewing, woodworking and metal work. Chief Programs Officer Richard Cooper says it's important for museums to find new, immersive experiences to keep visitors engaged.

  • Hogsett expects the next few months to be as busy as the last few have been, as Amazon is looking to move quickly.

    Hogsett: Amazon Announcement 'Speaks Volumes'

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) choosing the city as one of 20 finalists for its second corporate headquarters shows Indy is "punching above our weight" as an attractive tech hub. He says Indianapolis is one of the least-populated metropolitan areas on the list. The project, announced late last year, is expected to bring a more than $5 billion investment and ultimately up to 50,000 jobs. In an interview with...

  • (photo courtesy Madam Walker Theatre Center)

    Partnership to Boost Madam Walker Theatre

    Indiana University is partnering with the Madam Walker Theatre Center in Indianapolis on an effort to refurbish and modernize the historic building. Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment is awarding more than $15 million in grants to support the project.

  • Indiana Conference For Women Names Executive Director

    The Indiana Conference for Women Board of Directors has named its first executive director. Marie Davis, who previously served as director of communications strategy for Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, will take on the newly-created role. Davis is also the co-founder and former chief executive officer of Keystone Message Integration in Carmel and a former board member for the National Association of Women Business Owners. Billie Dragoo-Garcia, co-founder of the Indiana Confe...
  • Anthem is the highest ranked Indiana company on the list.

    Indy Companies Among Best For Remote Jobs

    Two Indianapolis-based companies are included in the “100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2018” from job search website Flexjobs. The companies are ranked based on the number of remote jobs listed on the website in 2017. 

  • BMV to Unveil 24-Hour Service Center

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Peter Lacy will Friday join other elected officials in Fort Wayne to launch the bureau’s first BMV Connect Center. The new branch concept features 24-hour self-service terminals will allow users to complete more than 10 BMV services. As part of the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Holcomb's office says the governor will help demonstrate the convenience of the touch-screen terminals. The ceremony is scheduled f...
  • (photo courtesy South Bend Regional Chamber)

    New Nonstops For South Bend, Fort Wayne

    New nonstop flights are coming this summer to South Bend and Fort Wayne. American Airlines has announced plans to restart operations at the South Bend International Airport with twice-daily flights to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The airline is also adding daily nonstop service between Fort Wayne International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport. All three nonstop flights will begin June 7.

  • Rep. Ed Soliday (R-4) authored the bill.

    Autonomous Vehicles Bill Heads to House

    The Indiana House Roads and Transportation committee has approved a bill on autonomous vehicles. House Bill 1341, authored by Representative Ed Soliday (R-4), would allow autonomous vehicles to be operated on public roads with certain provisions. 

  • Audrie Burkett serves as COO for the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana.

    Regional Cities Investments Progress in 'Great Southwest'

    The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana says the state's Regional Cities Initiative has generated a combined $551 million investment throughout four counties. Since receiving the designation in late-2015, 11 quality-of-life-boosting proposals from Indiana's Great Southwest have received approval. The projects, the organizations say, will help make the region "a magnet for talent."

  • Tech

    • Indy Companies Among Best For Remote Jobs

      Two Indianapolis-based companies are included in the “100 Top Companies with Remote Jobs in 2018” from job search website Flexjobs. The companies are ranked based on the number of remote jobs listed on the website in 2017. 

    • Hogsett: Amazon Announcement 'Speaks Volumes'

      Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) choosing the city as one of 20 finalists for its second corporate headquarters shows Indy is "punching above our weight" as an attractive tech hub. He says Indianapolis is one of the least-populated metropolitan areas on the list. The project, announced late last year, is expected to bring a more than $5 billion investment and ultimately up to 50,000 jobs. In an interview with...

    • Indianapolis Among Amazon 'HQ2' Finalists

      Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named Indianapolis one of 20 finalists for the location of a second corporate headquarters. The company accepted bids late last year for what it expects to be a more than $5 billion investment that could bring up to 50,000 jobs with it. Chicago and Columbus, Ohio were the other two Midwest cities still in the running. Amazon says its "HQ2" will be "a full equal to our current campus in Seattle."

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  • Education

    • Makesmith Workshop to 'Open Doors' at Conner Prairie

      As the "maker" movement continues to take hold throughout Indiana, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers has launched its version with an exhibit aimed at both children and adults. The Makesmith Workshop focuses on giving guests hand-on experiences in the basics of sewing, woodworking and metal work. Chief Programs Officer Richard Cooper says it's important for museums to find new, immersive experiences to keep visitors engaged.

    • Bill Would Allow Ball State to Take Over Muncie Schools

      A bill currently being considered by the House Ways and Means Committee could give control of Muncie Community Schools to Ball State University. In an email to the university, President Geoffrey Mearns says the legislation "presents an historic opportunity for our University and the community that we serve." The amendment to House Bill 1315 was introduced to the committee Wednesday. If approved, the university would assume responsibility for managing the...

    • Story Named CEO of Elevate Indy

      Elevate Indianapolis has named Aaron Story president and chief executive officer. Story, who most recently served co-director of the Capstone Leadership Initiative in Indy, succeeds Elevate co-founder Jim Shaffer, who stepped down after being appointed to the Indiana Parole Board by Governor Eric Holcomb.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Makesmith Workshop to 'Open Doors' at Conner Prairie

      As the "maker" movement continues to take hold throughout Indiana, Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers has launched its version with an exhibit aimed at both children and adults. The Makesmith Workshop focuses on giving guests hand-on experiences in the basics of sewing, woodworking and metal work. Chief Programs Officer Richard Cooper says it's important for museums to find new, immersive experiences to keep visitors engaged.

    • Hogsett: Amazon Announcement 'Speaks Volumes'

      Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) choosing the city as one of 20 finalists for its second corporate headquarters shows Indy is "punching above our weight" as an attractive tech hub. He says Indianapolis is one of the least-populated metropolitan areas on the list. The project, announced late last year, is expected to bring a more than $5 billion investment and ultimately up to 50,000 jobs. In an interview with...

    • Regional Cities Investments Progress in 'Great Southwest'

      The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana says the state's Regional Cities Initiative has generated a combined $551 million investment throughout four counties. Since receiving the designation in late-2015, 11 quality-of-life-boosting proposals from Indiana's Great Southwest have received approval. The projects, the organizations say, will help make the region "a magnet for talent."

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  • Life Sciences

    • Work Begins on $389M Regional Health Center

      Officials have broken ground on what Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton calls the largest single economic development investment in the city's history. The $389 million Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center will include a new Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and IU's health sciences and other related academic and research facilities. IU President Michael McRobbie says the center will usher in "a completely new era..."

    • Organizers Detail STEM Fest 2018

      Conexus Indiana and the Indiana Pacers are teaming up on an event focused on science, technology, engineering and math career paths. STEM Fest 2018, set for February 11, will involve an "interactive journey" with mentors from local companies, universities and nonprofits. Students and their families will discuss future careers in sports and beyond that relate to STEM. STEM Fest will run from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. You can connect to more about ...
    • Rebranding For Heritage Hoosier Ag Business

      A well-known name in Indiana agbiosciences has changed its identity. Sheridan-based JBS United Inc. is now United Animal Health Inc., a brand the animal nutrition and health company says will differentiate it from any other company named JBS. "Our new name also keeps us connected to our heritage: United Feeds, the name we started with over 60 years ago. We are more focused now, than ever, on..."

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  • Health

    • New Senior Living Community to Debut in Indy

      An Illinois-based assisted living developer and manager is continuing to grow its Indiana footprint. Gardant Management Solutions will Thursday host a ribbon-cutting for a $23 million property in Indianapolis. The company says Hellenic Senior Living is designed for seniors with financial need and will serve as a "wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home." Each private apartment will include...

    • Methodist Sports Medicine Acquires Bloomington Clinic

      Indianapolis-based Methodist Sports Medicine is adding to its portfolio. The company has acquired Bloomington Bone & Joint Clinic, though financial details were not disclosed. The two companies will officially merge to become Methodist Sports Medicine Bloomington in April.

    • Work Begins on $389M Regional Health Center

      Officials have broken ground on what Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton calls the largest single economic development investment in the city's history. The $389 million Indiana University Health Regional Academic Center will include a new Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital and IU's health sciences and other related academic and research facilities. IU President Michael McRobbie says the center will usher in "a completely new era..."

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Holic Foods Plans Jobs, First-of-Its-Kind Facility

      Middletown-based Holic Foods is planning a new food production center and 42 jobs over the next two years. The all-natural food manufacturer and distributor says it will invest $2.1 million to renovate a vacant factory into a facility it says will be the only one of its kind in the state. Holic Foods makes sauces, dips and condiments including its signature and the new operation, the company says, will meet Safe Quality Food Institute Level 2 certification standards. The designation...

    • Indy World Trade Center 'Full-Steam Ahead'

      World Trade Center - Indianapolis will sign an agreement Thursday with a partner in a key international region. The Memorandum of Understanding between the Indy organization and the World Trade Center - Harbin, China will involve commercial exchanges and regular meetings that could lead to future partnerships. President Doris Anne Sadler says the collaboration holds promise on several fronts including agriculture, agtech and water resource management.

    • Rebranding For Heritage Hoosier Ag Business

      A well-known name in Indiana agbiosciences has changed its identity. Sheridan-based JBS United Inc. is now United Animal Health Inc., a brand the animal nutrition and health company says will differentiate it from any other company named JBS. "Our new name also keeps us connected to our heritage: United Feeds, the name we started with over 60 years ago. We are more focused now, than ever, on..."

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  • Aaron Story

    Story Named CEO of Elevate Indy

    Elevate Indianapolis has named Aaron Story president and chief executive officer. Story, who most recently served co-director of the Capstone Leadership Initiative in Indy, succeeds Elevate co-founder Jim Shaffer, who stepped down after being appointed to the Indiana Parole Board by Governor Eric Holcomb. Story founded the Capstone initiative, which serves students at Arsenal Technical High School in Indianapolis.

  • Brian Mancuso and Bethany Thomas

    Indiana State Museum And Historic Sites Adds Four to Team

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic sites has named Brian Mancuso (pictured) vice president of experience. Bethany Thomas (pictured) has been appointed vice president of programs and education engagement. Jessi Klein has been named donor relations officer. Also, Stephanie Vowels has been appointed director of individual giving and stewardship.

  • Megan Telligman

    Indiana Humanities Hires Program Manager

    Indiana Humanities has hired Megan Telligman as a program manager for One State / One Story: Frankenstein. She previously served as a coordinator at the Porter County Museum in Valparaiso, where she developed programs and exhibits to engage diverse audiences in the history and culture of their communities. Telligman has also taught composition, humanities, and English at Valparaiso University.

  • Andrew Lieske

    CHA Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based CHA Consulting Inc. has named Toni Giffin an environmental scientist supporting the firm's transportation team with environmental planning services. She earned her master’s degree in museum studies from IUPUI. Also, Andrew Lieske (pictured) has been appointed assistant project engineer supporting the firm's aviation team with site design services.

  • Jeremy Welu

    American Institute of Architects Elects President

    The American Institute of Architects Indianapolis has elected Jeremy Welu president. He is a partner at DELV Design. Other 2018 AIA officers include: Vice President Rob Proctor Jr., who is vice president of RATIO; Treasurer Lora Teagarden, who is a project architect at RATIO and Secretary Brandon Farley, who is education practice project manager at American Structurepoint.

  • Mary Beth Bonaventura

    Mary Beth Bonaventura to Join Attorney General Staff

    The former director of the Indiana Department of Child Services has a new state job. Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura, who left her previous position in December and wrote a scathing letter to Governor Eric Holcomb about the future of DCS, has been named special counsel to Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. She was appointed DCS director in 2013 by then-Governor Mike Pence.

  • Martin Rennie

    Indy Eleven Names New Head Coach

    Just days after announcing a move to the United Soccer League, the Indy Eleven has named a new head coach. Martin Rennie, who has coached teams in the U.S., Canada and South Korea, succeeds Tim Hankinson, who left the team last year after coaching for two seasons. The team says Rennie is the only person to have served as a head coach in every North American soccer league, including Major League Soccer.

  • Jacque Haynes

    Midland Atlantic Properties Names Senior Advisor

    Midland Atlantic Properties has named Jacque Haynes a senior advisor. She is a designated Certified Commercial Investment Member and has more than 30 years of experience in the business. Haynes previously served as senior director at Cushman & Wakefield for nine years.

  • Maria Quintana

    Citizens Energy Group Adds Board Member

    Citizens Energy Group has added Maria Quintana to its nine-member board of directors. She replaces Anita Harden, who served on the board for 10 years. Quintana is president and founder of Q2u Strategic Advisory Group. Prior to founding Q2u, she served as a senior policy advisor with Bose Public Affairs Group and as an executive branch lobbyist at the federal, state and local levels. Quintana also previously served as executive vice president-managing director at JPMorgan Chase.

  • Allison Duncan

    Blasdel Solutions Adds to Team

    Blasdel Solutions has hired Allison Duncan as a project manager. She previously served as an account manager at Octagon. Duncan has served on multiple boards and commissions including the LPGA Board, the USAGolf Board, the Speedway Redevelopment Commission and the Indy Women in Tech Foundation board.

  • Crystal Vann Wallstrom

    Electric Works Announces First Hire

    The 31-acre redevelopment project in downtown Fort Wayne has named its first full-time hire. Electric Works, the proposed mixed-use innovation district at the former GE campus, has selected Crystal Vann Wallstrom as managing director of innovation. She most recently served as director of the Center for Creative Collaboration at Indiana Tech, which last month announced it would be the first tenant at Electric Works.

  • Candy Yoder

    Community Foundation of Elkhart County Adds Chief Program Officer

    Community Foundation of Elkhart County has named Candy Yoder chief program officer. Her transition is expected to be completed by July 1. She currently serves as president and CEO of Child And Parent Services. Yoder joined CAPS in 1989 as a program coordinator leading the development of new programs. In 1993, she became vice president for programs and services.

  • Thersea Criss-Hartwig

    Commonwealth Engineers Appoints Director

    Commonwealth Engineers Inc. has named Theresa Criss-Hartwig business development director. She most recently served as executive director of the Indiana Association of Regional Councils.

  • Jerry Scott

    Stay Metrics Adds 'Avid Supporter' as COO

    South Bend-based Stay Metrics has named Jerry Scott chief operating officer. He most recently served in the same role at La Porte-based Vision Financial Services. Scott's experience also includes several years as an executive at Gibson in South Bend, advancing to become COO, and more than 20 years in leadership positions with South Bend-based Towne Air Freight, a logistics provider acquired by Forward Air Corp. of Tennessee in 2015.

  • Sarena Lin

    Elanco Adds Senior VP

    Elanco Animal Health has named Sarena Lin senior vice president of North America Operations and Global Strategy. She will manage the company's U.S. and Canadian food and companion animal businesses. Lin most recently oversaw Cargill's global animal feed and nutrition business.

  • Brittney Baxter & Bob Klingensmith

    Mimir Adds to Outreach & Engagement Team

    Indianapolis-based Mimir has added Brittney Baxter and Bob Klingensmith as outreach and engagement representatives. For the past decade, Baxter has specialized in customer engagement, most notably in the SaaS industry. Klingensmith most recently served as an account manager for a cloud solutions company.

  • Byron Hardie

    tend.ly Names Chief Marketing Officer

    Indianapolis-based tend.ly has named Byron Hardie chief marketing officer. He is a growth marketing expert and has worked in the SEO industry since 1997. Most recently, Hardie served as head of inbound marketing at Angie’s List.

  • Jim Huston

    Holcomb Names Jim Huston Interim IURC Chairman

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed Jim Huston to serve as interim chairman for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Huston will serve until Holcomb appoints a new commissioner to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of IURC Chairman Jim Atterholt. Huston is currently a commissioner on the IURC.

  • Rafael Bahamonde

    IUPUI Names Bahamonde Acting Dean of Health And Human Sciences

    IUPUI has appointed Rafael Bahamonde acting dean of the School of Health & Human Sciences, effective July 1 when the school officially opens. He is currently interim dean of the School of Physical Education and Tourism Management. The new School of Health & Human Sciences realigns PETM and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. A search for a permanent dean will begin in the fall.

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      The Indiana Chamber's vice president of taxation and public finance says the chances of a township consolidation bill receiving approval in the General Assembly are "pretty good." House Bill 1005, which is scheduled to go before the House Government and Regulatory Reform Committee Tuesday, calls for the consolidation of any township with a population of less than 1,200.

    • Is Indiana Facing a VC Crisis?

      Could Indiana be on the verge of a venture capital crisis? As more Hoosier tech companies emerge on the scene, some are worried there is less venture capital to fuel their growth. We have perspective from Allos Ventures Managing Partner Don Aquilano on its impact.

    • Snapshyft Expanding

      A tech startup connecting bars and restaurants with qualified workers is on the path to growth. Snapshyft is investing nearly a half-million dollars in a new headquarters and adding dozens of jobs.

    • Indy Chamber on 2017 Jobs, Legislative Agenda

      The Indy Chamber is out with its legislative agenda. Meanwhile, the Indy Partnership has just released its 2017 job creation and investment numbers. Chief Policy Officer Mark Fisher weighs-in on both. 

    • Trendiana: Meat + Cheese

      Hoosier restaurants no longer have to look outside the state to fill its charcuterie and cheese boards with artisan meats and cheeses. Our Trendiana segment provides a round-up of some of the best Indiana butchers, farms and creameries.

    • Gleaners Focusing on Fresh Produce

      Gleaners Food Bank is one of eight sites across the U.S. with a fresh produce center. President & CEO John Elliott shares how the organization is delivering produce to more than 40 food banks in seven states, including Indiana.

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    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: 1-on-1 With Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis

      Bedford has been a recent success story in small community growth. In 2013, the city earned a Stellar Community designation from the state and was named Community of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Inside INdiana Business checks in with Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis to get an update on the city’s latest economic development projects.

    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Town of Culver Named 'Stellar Community'

      The town of Culver has been named one of Indiana's Stellar Communities for 2017. Inside INdiana Business talks to Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist about the distinction.

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      Seattle-based Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) has named Indianapolis one of 20 finalists for the location of a second corporate headquarters. The company accepted bids late last year for what it expects to be a more than $5 billion investment that could bring up to 50,000 jobs with it. Chicago and Columbus, Ohio were the other two Midwest cities still in the running. Amazon says its "HQ2" will be "a full equal to our current campus in Seattle."

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