• Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch (photo courtesy of the state of Indiana)

    Crouch: New 'Stellar' Approach Brings More Collaboration

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says the state's new regional approach to the Stellar Communities Designation Program has fostered more collaboration among communities throughout the state. Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced at the beginning of the year the program would go from a single community focus to a regional one. The 2018 winners were unveiled Tuesday with regions in east central and northeast Indiana receiving the designation.

  • (photo courtesy of the National FFA Organization)

    National FFA Convention to Stay in Indy

    One of the state's largest conventions will remain in Indianapolis. The National FFA Organization has announced Indy will continue to host the National FFA Convention & Expo through 2031. The announcement comes two months after the organization set a new attendance record at the 2018 convention, which drew 69,944 people. The event had an estimated economic impact of $39.8 million for the city. The organization has previously committed to hold the event...

  • Daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and Orlando is slated to begin in March.

    Spirit: Room For Growth at IND

    Spirit Airlines Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) says, if past markets are any indication, it will likely add more new routes in Indianapolis. The airline Tuesday announced new service to Orlando, Las Vegas and seasonal service to Myrtle Beach. Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez says Spirit has already ordered over 50 aircraft, so he believes the airline will add to its offerings in the future. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Red...

  • Crane Army Ammunition Activity is the second largest tenant at NSA Crane.

    Ribbon Cutting Set For New Crane Complex

    The second largest tenant at Naval Surface Activity Crane in southwest central Indiana will Wednesday celebrate the opening of a new effort at the installation. Crane Army Ammunition Activity will cut the ribbon on the multi-million-dollar Crane Flexible Manufacturing Complex.

  • Pro Systems is headquartered in Churubusco.

    Churubusco Company Acquired

    Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) has announced the acquisitions of two companies, one of which is located in Whitley County. Financial terms of the deal for Churubusco-based Pro Systems LLC and Coldwater Machine Company LLC in Ohio are not being disclosed.

  • (photo courtesy of Franciscan Health)

    Hammond Clinic Called 'First in Indiana'

    State and local officials from both Indiana and Illinois are celebrating a first-of-its-kind clinic in Hammond. Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health says the new Multi-Specialty Hepatitis C and HIV Clinic will serve both the northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago communities.

  • Butler Names New Dean

    Butler University has chosen Brooke Barnett to be the new dean of the university's College of Communication. Barnett is currently a professor and associate provost at Elon University in North Carolina. The Kentucky native has taught several courses at Elon since 2001, including Broadcast Journalism, Communication Research and Intellectual Property Law. Barnett says she's looking forward to her new opportunity. 

  • IU Health Releases Community Health Grants

    Indiana University Health has announced Community Health Improvement Grants of nearly $700,000. The funding will be used for projects dealing with behavioral health/substance abuse, tobacco use, infant mortality and obesity. "The thoughtfulness and collaboration embodied in these grant applications further demonstrate that IU Health is leading the way to solve Indiana’s big health challenges," said Dennis Murphy, president and...

  • Indiana Launches Securities Portal

    Investors and industry professionals now have one place to go to connect to the Indiana Secretary of State's Securities Division. Secretary of State Connie Lawson announced the launch of an online portal to make public record requests and file complaints. State residents will be able to search the database without creating an account and fraud victims will be able to request restitution all online. 

  • (photo courtesy of NSWC Crane)

    USI Team Builds Satellite Heading to Space Station

    A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana designed and built a satellite that launched last week on a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station. The satellite will collect data for NASA research until the end of its life cycle in January 2020.

  • Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

    Purdue University is taking the next step in the growth of its entrepreneurial system by naming a chief entrepreneurial officer. Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman announced Scott Henderson will serve in the role. Henderson is an international commercialization expert who will lead the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures.

  • Tech

    • USI Team Builds Satellite Heading to Space Station

      A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana designed and built a satellite that launched last week on a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station. The satellite will collect data for NASA research until the end of its life cycle in January 2020.

    • Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

      Purdue University is taking the next step in the growth of its entrepreneurial system by naming a chief entrepreneurial officer. Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman announced Scott Henderson will serve in the role. Henderson is an international commercialization expert who will lead the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures.

    • Microsoft Bringing Rural Broadband Effort to Indiana

      Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) has announced plans to expand the Microsoft Airband Initiative to several new states next year, including Indiana. The effort, in which the company works with local partners to make broadband Internet access available to more people in rural communities, launched in 2017 in 13 states. Shelley McKinley, general manager of technology and corporate responsibility for Microsoft, says more than 19 million people who live in rural America do not have access to...

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  • Education

    • Butler Names New Dean

      Butler University has chosen Brooke Barnett to be the new dean of the university's College of Communication. Barnett is currently a professor and associate provost at Elon University in North Carolina. The Kentucky native has taught several courses at Elon since 2001, including Broadcast Journalism, Communication Research and Intellectual Property Law. Barnett says she's looking forward to her new opportunity. 

    • USI Team Builds Satellite Heading to Space Station

      A team of students from the University of Southern Indiana designed and built a satellite that launched last week on a SpaceX rocket heading for the International Space Station. The satellite will collect data for NASA research until the end of its life cycle in January 2020.

    • Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

      Purdue University is taking the next step in the growth of its entrepreneurial system by naming a chief entrepreneurial officer. Purdue Research Foundation President Brian Edelman announced Scott Henderson will serve in the role. Henderson is an international commercialization expert who will lead the Purdue Foundry and Purdue Ventures.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Ribbon Cutting Set For New Crane Complex

      The second largest tenant at Naval Surface Activity Crane in southwest central Indiana will Wednesday celebrate the opening of a new effort at the installation. Crane Army Ammunition Activity will cut the ribbon on the multi-million-dollar Crane Flexible Manufacturing Complex.

    • Churubusco Company Acquired

      Cleveland-based Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO) has announced the acquisitions of two companies, one of which is located in Whitley County. Financial terms of the deal for Churubusco-based Pro Systems LLC and Coldwater Machine Company LLC in Ohio are not being disclosed.

    • Israeli Company Bringing Hundreds of Jobs to Richmond

      Israel-based Omen USA says it will expand its manufacturing operations in Richmond and create up to 200 jobs by 2022. The auto supplier plans to invest more than $15 million to boost production in Wayne County. Omen already employs about 100 in Indiana. The company says it will expand its 76,000 square-foot facility by an additional 21,000 square feet and add new production lines. It says growing demand from auto equipment manufacturers in the U.S. and Germany led to the expansion...

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  • Life Sciences

    • OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer

      Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has begun a public stock offering. The pediatric medical device manufacturer is looking to raise up to nearly $47 million as a result of the offering, which is expected to close Tuesday.

    • Notre Dame, IBRI Form 'Strategic Alliance'

      The University of Notre Dame has signed a strategic alliance agreement with the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in Indianapolis. The IBRI says the agreement will enable both parties to "work together on research covering significant health issues in Indiana and around the world."

    • BioCrossroads Receives Fairbanks Foundation Grant

      BioCrossroads' educational efforts have received a boost from a grant from the Richard Fairbanks Foundation. The organization received a $1.48 million grant to advance opportunities in Indiana's life sciences and healthcare sectors.

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  • Health

    • Hammond Clinic Called 'First in Indiana'

      State and local officials from both Indiana and Illinois are celebrating a first-of-its-kind clinic in Hammond. Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health says the new Multi-Specialty Hepatitis C and HIV Clinic will serve both the northwest Indiana and south suburban Chicago communities.

    • IU Health Releases Community Health Grants

      Indiana University Health has announced Community Health Improvement Grants of nearly $700,000. The funding will be used for projects dealing with behavioral health/substance abuse, tobacco use, infant mortality and obesity. "The thoughtfulness and collaboration embodied in these grant applications further demonstrate that IU Health is leading the way to solve Indiana’s big health challenges," said Dennis Murphy, president and...

    • OrthoPediatrics Making Stock Offer

      Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has begun a public stock offering. The pediatric medical device manufacturer is looking to raise up to nearly $47 million as a result of the offering, which is expected to close Tuesday.

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  • Ag INnovation

    • National FFA Convention to Stay in Indy

      One of the state's largest conventions will remain in Indianapolis. The National FFA Organization has announced Indy will continue to host the National FFA Convention & Expo through 2031. The announcement comes two months after the organization set a new attendance record at the 2018 convention, which drew 69,944 people. The event had an estimated economic impact of $39.8 million for the city. The organization has previously committed to hold the event...

    • ISDA Awarded $400K in Water Quality Grants

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $400,000 to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The funding aims to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

    • Daniel Padrao is the COO of Solinftec.

      Solinftec Aims to Bring Momentum to Purdue HQ

      The chief operating officer of a Brazil-based ag tech company says he hopes to bring the success he's seen in his home country to the U.S. Daniel Padrao says the U.S. market is very important for Solinftec, which announced Thursday plans to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park. The company has already set up operations in Florida and California and Padrao says they are moving at a very fast pace. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Padrao said...

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  • Scott Henderson (image courtesy of techsquareatl.com)

    Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

    The Purdue Research Foundation has appointed international commercialization expert Scott Henderson chief entrepreneurial officer. He will provide leadership to the Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurship and commercialization accelerator, and Purdue Ventures, a capital and talent hub. Henderson comes to the foundation from Sandbox Communities, a company he formed four years ago in Atlanta.

  • Aleesia Johnson

    IPS Announces Interim Superintendent

    Aleesia Johnson has been appointed Indianapolis Public Schools' interim superintendent. She currently serves as deputy superintendent for academics. Current Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee’s last day will be January 4, after which Johnson will fill the position. Ferebee has been named chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

  • Angela Smith Grossman

    DCS Appoints Assistant Deputy Director

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has promoted Angela Smith Grossman to assistant deputy director of field operations, a new position that will focus on enhancing the agency’s foster and collaborative care programs. She has been with DCS for more than 27 years. During her tenure with DCS, Smith Grossman has served the agency as a regional manager, local office director and family case manager supervisor.  

  • Jason Trainer

    ISU Names Vice Provost

    Indiana State University has named Jason Trainer first vice provost for enrollment management. He previously worked as director of admissions at the University of North Dakota; director of enrollment management and marketing and director of marketing and communications at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

  • Brooke Barnett

    Butler Names New Dean

    Brooke Barnett has been named dean of Butler University's College of Communication, effective June 1. She is a professor and associate provost at Elon University. Barnett earned her master's and doctorate from Indiana University. She is from Kentucky and has taught in Elon's School of Communications since 2001.

  • Julie Manas

    St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President

    Julie Manas has been named regional president of the St. Vincent North Region, which includes St. Vincent Anderson, Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, Mercy, Randolph and Williamsport hospitals. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and most recently comes from Hospital Sisters Health System, Western Wisconsin Division, where she held the role of president and chief executive officer.

  • Orestes Hernandez

    Mascot Hall of Fame Hires Executive Director

    As finishing touches are underway on the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting an executive director and full-time staff have been hired. Orestes Hernandez has been announced as executive director. Hernandez formerly was vice president of business development at the Coral Gables Museum near Miami. He has also worked more than 15 years with the Miami Marlins and the PGA Tour. 

  • Todd Krysiewicz

    Bell Techlogix Adds Senior VP

    Bell Techlogix has added Todd Krysiewicz as senior vice president of application sales and services. He is a 26-year veteran of the industry. Krysiewicz most recently served as SVP services sales for OnX Enterprise Solutions, a midsized Canadian IT services company.

  • Dr. Penny Kallmyer

    MHS Honors Kallmyer With Excellence Award

    Managed Health Services, in collaboration with its parent company, Centene Corp., has recognized Dr. Penny Kallmyer with a national award for clinical excellence. She is an independent pediatric practitioner and her office on the west side of Indianapolis. Kallmyer has been a board-certified pediatrician for nearly 25 years.

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      A Florida-based airline, billing itself as an "ultra low-cost carrier," is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Spirit Airlines Inc. will begin daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and Orlando in March, and add summer seasonal nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in May. 

    • IND Adds New Airline, Nonstop Routes

      A Florida-based airline, billing itself as an "ultra low-cost carrier," is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Spirit Airlines Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) will begin daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and Orlando in March, and add summer seasonal nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in May. Vice President For Capacity Planning Mark Kopczak says the airline sees "real potential for growth" in those routes.

    • Microsoft Bringing Rural Broadband Effort to Indiana

      Microsoft Corp. has announced plans to expand the Microsoft Airband Initiative to several new states next year, including Indiana. The effort, in which the company works with local partners to make broadband Internet access available to more people in rural communities, launched in 2017 in 13 states.

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      Former Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle has launched a new startup backed by $14 million in funding, most of it from out of state. He tells us how MetaCX is going to change the way software as a service suppliers and buyers work together.

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      With another installment of our monthly Culture Matters segment we spotlight the reasons for the rapid growth of Milhaus, the development company headquartered in downtown Indianapolis. We also take a look at some of their completed projects, and how their workplace culture translates to their projects and their customers.  

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      Indianapolis International Airport will today host an event to welcome a new airline. Airport officials say the provider will add more routes to IND's growing roster of options. Earlier this month, the airport reported record-breaking traffic in the third quarter. IND said the more than 2.4 million passengers that passed through the airport in the third quarter of 2018 marked an 8 percent year-to-date increase over last year and the best third quarter in the facility's history.

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