• Langellier says the state needs to attract more VC firms.

    Tech Association Outlines Legislative Priorities

    The Indiana Technology & Innovation Association, which launched in November and has grown to more than 100 companies, has announced its policy agenda for the 2019 legislative session. The organization's priorities focus on attracting tech talent and capital to the state, along with strengthening quality of place. The agenda includes support for hate crimes legislation, computer science funding for schools and attracting more non-stop international flights.

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    Project to Transform Historic Madison Mill

    A collaboration has been formed to rehabilitate the historic Eagle Cotton Mill along the Ohio river in downtown Madison. Riverton LLC has joined forces with the city of Madison and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to transform the vacant site into a boutique hotel and conference center. The three-story, 104,000 square foot building was built in 1884 and used to make twine and fabric before closing in 1937. The building was bought by Madison-based Meese Inc. but...

  • (photo courtesy of Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc.)

    High Schools Launch Manufacturing Businesses

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  • photo of Lunsford courtesy of Indiana Manufacturing Association

    IMA Announces Chair and Committee Members

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has announced its 2019 executive committee. The association also named Mike Lunsford as chairman of the board.

  • Jian Jin, an assistant professor in Purdue’s Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering, is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Researchers Receive Funding

    Three Purdue University researchers have received funding for various projects from the Trask Innovation Fund to help them move through the commercialization process. Vilas Pol, Mohammad Rahman and Jian Jin received a total of $121,000.

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    Indiana University has hired its first chief privacy officer, charged with protecting the privacy of IU faculty, staff, and visitors to all campuses. Peter Sand will lead the university's privacy efforts, which includes its compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Sand most recently served as senior manager of privacy and customer trust at Amazon Lab126. 

  • Nonprofit Announces Plans For Riverfront Park

    Nonprofit River Heritage Conservancy has announced plans to convert the 400-acre area near the Falls of the Ohio River in Clarksville into a park. WDRB in Louisville reports the group will determine the project’s cost, construction schedule and fundraising efforts this year.

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    Group to Restore Fort Wayne's Foster Park Pavilion

    Forces have joined together to restore Foster Park Pavilion No. 3 in Fort Wayne. Friends of the Parks of Allen County and Fort Wayne Parks will work to restore the historic stone pavilion in the Foster Park Oak Grove that was built in 1938 by the federal Works Progress Administration. 

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    Hogsett Details Infrastructure Plan

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and the city's Department of Public Works have unveiled a $126 million plan for infrastructure improvements throughout the city. The mayor says the effort will focus on resurfacing roads, rehabilitating bridges and increasing pedestrian safety.

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    The Mind Trust Seeking Leader to Launch Advocacy Group

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      The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based venture capital firm Elevate Ventures says Indiana tech companies had a “terrific 2018"  when it comes to investment.  According to a TechPoint report, venture capital dollars raised in 2018 totaled nearly $135 million, with 21 notable acquisitions connected to Hoosier tech or tech-enabled companies. The nonprofit based its findings on 26 publicly-released announcements. In an interview...

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      Three Purdue University researchers have received funding for various projects from the Trask Innovation Fund to help them move through the commercialization process. Vilas Pol, Mohammad Rahman and Jian Jin received a total of $121,000.

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      Two Purdue University-affiliated plant science startups have secured additional funding. The Purdue Ag-Celerator Fund is investing $100,000 in the companies, which the university says will help the recipients commercialize their technologies.

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      Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has announced the divested of its Aviation and Truck Equipment business. Financial terms of the sale to Kansas-based Garsite Progress LLC were not disclosed.

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      Two Indiana companies are among more than 500 selected by the National Association for Business Resources as the 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation. The winners were chosen by an independent research firm from more than 2,400 nominations.

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      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced what it calls disappointing results of a study of a new cancer drug. The pharmaceutical giant says the Phase 3 study of Lartruvo, which aims to treat patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, did not meet its primary endpoints.

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  • Health

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      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced what it calls disappointing results of a study of a new cancer drug. The pharmaceutical giant says the Phase 3 study of Lartruvo, which aims to treat patients with advanced or metastatic soft tissue sarcoma, did not meet its primary endpoints.

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      Indiana University Health Bloomington Hospital has named Alan Biggs as chief operating officer. Biggs most recently served as vice president of EMCARE/EMVISION Physician Services and was also chief financial officer and chief Operating officer of Logansport Hospital from 1997-2010. He succeeds Brian Shockney, who now is IU Health's South Central Region President. 

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  • Peter Sand

    IU Hires First Chief Privacy Officer

    Indiana University has hired Peter Sand as its first chief privacy officer. He will lead privacy efforts, including IU's compliance with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Sand is also responsible for handling and protecting institutional and personal data in accordance with state and federal laws and industry best practices. He most recently served as senior manager of privacy and customer trust at Amazon Lab126 in Sunnyvale, California.

  • Michael Knowles

    Knowles Joins Crown Moving & Storage

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  • Eric Miller

    16 Tech Adds Director of Business Development

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  • Matthew Davis and Megan Elliott

    Rose-Hulman Promotes Two to VP

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has promoted Matthew Davis to VP for finance and Megan Elliott to VP for human and environmental services. Davis has been with the institute since March of 2010, when he started as controller. Elliott, joined the institute in July and will now oversee HR and public safety and environmental health/safety operations, along with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion and Office of Professional and Organizational Development.

  • Guillermo Christensen

    Ice Miller Adds Partner

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  • Ray Farabaugh

    New Leader For Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana

    The Automobile Dealers Association of Indiana has named Ray Farabaugh president. He previously served as vice president of the organization and was formally elected president during the annual meeting of the ADAI’s board of directors.

  • Chris Buckman

    BMWC Constructors Announce Leadership Changes

    Indianapolis-based BMWC Constructors Inc. has named President and Chief Executive Officer Brian Acton chairman of its board of directors. He succeeds Jim Davis, who has retired after eight years in the role and 30 years with the industrial and heavy commercial construction company. Acton will remain CEO. Chris Buckman (pictured) has been promoted to president and chief operating officer.

  • Patrick Ming and Vince McNeal

    ADESA Adds to National Sales Team

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  • Gina Zaccagnini and Ben DeMaria

    RQAW Corp. Adds to Team

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  • Thomas Keon

    Urban League Elects Keon as Board Chair

    The Urban League of Northwest Indiana has elected Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Thomas Keon as chairman of its board of directors. He will serve a two-year term. Allen-McCloud has worked closely with Keon during the past two years during his service as vice chair of the organization.

  • Mark Myers

    Mayor Myers Appointed to National Committee

    Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers has been appointed to the National League of Cities 2019 Public Safety and Crime Prevention federal advocacy committee. This committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving crime prevention, corrections, substance abuse, municipal fire policy, juvenile justice, disaster preparedness and relief, homeland security, domestic terrorism, court systems and gun control.

  • Zachary Klutz and Jonathan McPike

    Taft Elects New Partners

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has elected three partners: Zachary Klutz (pictured), Jonathan McPike (pictured) and Jeffrey Stemerick. Klutz focuses his practice on mergers and acquisitions along with public and private financings. McPike serves as chair of the firm's investment funds group and Stemerick focuses his practice on defending clients in complex environmental, construction and business litigation at both the trial and appellate level.

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    • LaMothe: 'Terrific 2018' for Indiana Tech Companies

      The chief executive officer of an Indianapolis-based venture capital firm says investment in Indiana tech companies had a “terrific 2018.”

      “I was very encouraged by TechPoint’s report,” said Chris LaMothe. “The fact that they (TechPoint) are doing this quarterly report really tracks what’s going on in Indiana, and I think it is beginning to show Indiana can be a competitor.”

    • Indy Lands 2020 Routes Americas Conference

      Indiana lands another high-profile event and with it, the potential to increase connectivity and nonstop flights. Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger discusses the importance of hosting the Routes Americas Conference.

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      Coding school Eleven Fifty Academy is on a roll with big plans to expand statewide and earning a designation from the U.S. Department of Labor. Founder Scott Jones hopes more funding will help fill a critical need in the talent pipeline.

    • Purdue Touts Startup Milestone

      Purdue University is celebrating a huge milestone in startup creation. A senior VP with the Purdue Foundry explains the impact of 223 startups and $350-million in funding and investments and hundreds of new jobs. 

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      Oil has been used as a weapon against the United States for decades. Through his brand new book “Less Oil or More Caskets,” former Indy Mayor Greg Ballard says the time for change is now. 

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