• Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Solutions took the top prize in last year's Innovation Showcase.

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  • (Image courtesy of Bosma Enterprises.)

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  • (photo courtesy City of Fort Wayne)

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  • (Image courtesy of the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana.)

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  • (L to R) IOTD Executive Director Mark Newman, Michael Crowther, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch (photo courtesy Visit Indiana)

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  • (photo courtesy Good Samaritan)

    Good Samaritan Names Chief Medical Officer

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  • (photo courtesy Lakeshore Public Media)

    Storm Damage, Vandalism Delay Lakeshore PBS Repairs

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  • Elkhart Industries 'Beyond Just The RV Market'

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  • Tech

    • Maggie Galloway accepted the top prize for Inscope Medical. (Picture Courtesy: inX3)

      Organizers Cancel INX Event

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    • State Details Pilot Broadband Grant Program

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    • BosmaForce Represents Nonprofit's Entry Into High-Tech Training

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    • The minors, being offered through the Scott College of Business, will begin this fall.

      ISU Board Approves $18M Renovation Request

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      While Elkhart County is known as the Recreational Vehicle Capital of the World, companies in more diversified sectors are also enjoying significant growth. "I think (the economy) is a little stronger than people might realize and it's beyond just the RV market," Welch Packaging Chief Executive Officer Scott Welch said during an Elkhart Town Hall edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick. His company manufactures custom corrugated boxes and he was joined by...

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      Students at Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame will have a new opportunity this semester. A supplementary major in global affairs will be offered to students in the incoming class of 2022.   The 30-credit hour program will provide students with knowledge of political, economic and social institutions of the 21st century. Students will be able to choose from Asian studies, European studies, international development studies, Irish studi...

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    • (photo courtesy City of Fort Wayne)

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    More
  • Life Sciences

    • AstraZeneca Operation Makes Global Connections From Posey County

      The executive director of a major pharmaceutical site in Posey County is discussing its global reach. In a video from the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana profiling the AstraZeneca PLC manufacturing and distribution operation in Mount Vernon, Tanya Harris says about half of its products at the facility are exported throughout the world. The operation was acquired by AstraZeneca in late 2015 in a more than $3 billion deal for the global diabetes business of...

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    • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

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  • Health

    • (photo courtesy Good Samaritan)

      Good Samaritan Names Chief Medical Officer

      Good Samaritan Hospital has selected Molly Weiss as chief medical officer. Weiss, who currently practices at Vincennes Orthopedics at Good Samaritan, has been a part of the hospital since she began her career in 2005. 

    • (Image courtesy of Greene County General Hospital.)

      School in Greene County Links up to Telehealth Tech

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      A survey published earlier this month in the Purdue Agricultural Economics Report shows farmland values and cash rents throughout the state rose slightly this year. Purdue Agricultural Economics Professor Craig Dobbins says the June 2018 Purdue Land Value Survey aims to give people an idea of what is happening in the farmland market.

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  • Michael Crowther

    Crowther Receives Tourism Industry’s Highest Honor

    Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development has named Chief Executive Officer of the Indianapolis Zoo Michael Crowther this year’s recipient of the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award. The award announcement was part of the Lt. Governor’s annual Hoosier Hospitality Awards at the Indiana State Fair. Crowther came to the Indianapolis Zoo in 2002.

  • Brian Bulmer

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  • S. Chandler Lighty (Image provided by Hoosier History Live!)

    Holcomb Names Lighty Executive Director

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected S. Chandler Lighty as executive director of the Indiana Archives and Records Administration. Since February 2016, he has served as director of the Indiana Historical Bureau which recently merged with the Indiana State Library. During his time as director, Lighty led efforts to increase public interest in the state’s history. He advanced the Indiana Historical Maker Program and led other research and outreach initiatives. 

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    Carmel Clay Names Director of Student Services

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    Centier Bank Appoints Corporate Trainer

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    Fadness Appoints Gebhart Chief of Police

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  • Christina Hage

    Managed Health Services Adds VP

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  • Lou Moneymaker

    Longtime Bosma Enterprises Chief Details Retirement

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  • Melissa Roberts and Paige Geer

    Energy Systems Network Makes Appointments

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  • Ashley Harris and Lori Norris

    Christel House International Adds to Team

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  • Pitt Thompson

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  • Chris Thyen and Kathy Thomson

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  • Kelly Henderson and Jason Austin

    SteadyServ Expands Executive Team

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  • Gary Bertoline

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  • Mitch Black

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  • James Wimbush

    IU Establishes Black Philanthropy Circle

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  • Liz Gilhooly and Tara Goble

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    • Elkhart Town Hall: Booming RV Industry

      Inside INdiana Business is on the road coming to you from the RV Capital of the World...Elkhart!  RV is big business for manufacturers, suppliers and the entire region. We talk to some of the industry’s major players, including longtime manufacturer Lippert and newcomer Furrion.

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    • Elkhart Town Hall: ETHOS Innovation Center

      Can a center teaching children about science help solve the worker shortage? Leadership behind the ETHOS Innovation Center say yes. We take you inside the sprawling campus where STEM is king! 

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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.  

    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Holcomb Signs SaaS Industry Bill

      Governor Eric Holcomb says a tax exemption for Sales as a Service is something that was brought up "again and again" in meeting with Hoosier tech executives. Indiana is one of four states to have approved this type of law. The ceremonial signing took place Friday morning at the headquarters of Indianapolis-based SaaS company, DemandJump.

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      Indeed, it is an interesting time with so much continuing to come out in Hollywood, the media, other industries, and even our state government related to the sexual harassment of women - women who have remained silent for years. Like those women, I too have been harassed in various ways over the course of my career, even in recent years - and yes, even in top leadership roles. The headline about my departure or the email citing that I was moving on never fully told the real story.

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