• (Rendering of proposed Camden Recycling LLC facility)

    Carroll County Touts Big Economic 'Surge'

    The Carroll County Economic Development Corp. says new industry and industrial park investments totaled nearly $425 million last year. Executive Director Laura Walls says the county is experiencing "a significant surge of interest." The biggest development in 2016 was a planned $300 million to $410 million recycling center and plastics-to-diesel refinery in Camden.

  • Notre Dame 3D Tech Inspires Nonprofit Startup

    A nonprofit sprouted from high-tech laboratory projects at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to grow. Flourish3D, which is located at Innovation Park, creates images of flowers picked at sites throughout the South Bend campus and several other colleges. The plants are duplicated through CT scanning, then digitized and etched inside crystals to give to patients who can't receive fresh flowers due to the effects of illness or cancer treatment.

  • (Image courtesy of INDOT)

    Resurfacing, Paint Job Coming to Howard County Bridge

    The facelift of a 70-year-old bridge in Howard County is set to begin after Memorial Day. The State Road 26 bridge, which crosses Mud Creek, is set to be resurfaced and its steel trusses will be repainted. The project is expected to take less than two months. INDOT says the span is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and is suitable for preservation.

  • Bermuda Company Acquires IMG

    Bermuda-based Sirius International Insurance Group Ltd. has acquired Indianapolis-based International Medical Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Sirius says Brian Barwick, former president and chief executive officer of IMG, will return to his previous role. 

  • IDOE Names 'Family Friendly Schools'

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced more than 30 schools as Family Friendly Schools for the 2017-2018 academic year. The designation recognizes schools that "excel in the involvement of families and communities in their children's education.

  • Interim Session to Study Alcohol Sales, Among Other Topics

    The topics to be discussed by lawmakers during the 2017 interim legislative session have been assigned. The Legislative Council, which oversees the process, will be chaired by Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-16) and House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88). The council is made up of eight members of the Senate and eight from the House. Topics include state alcohol sales regulations. Long says "study committees are an important part of the legislative process in Indiana.

  • ITAMCO Scores Grant For Cybersecurity Project

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $150,000 Phase 1 grant to Plymouth-based Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies. ITAMCO says the funding will be used to develop a secure, non-hackable messaging and transaction platform for the U.S. military. 

  • Greater Fort Wayne Presents Annual Awards

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. presented four awards Thursday at its annual meeting. The awards, including Elected Official of the Year and Small Business of the Year, recognize "excellence in leadership and vision." 

  • This cycle's grants totaled $117,899.

    Wayne County Foundation Details Latest Grants

    The Wayne County Foundation has awarded over $117,000 in its latest ground of grants. More than 20 local organizations will use the funding for community and quality of life programs throughout the county. Foundation Executive Director Steve Borchers called the range of projects and initiatives for the cycle "especially impressive."

  • (Aerial image of the property courtesy of CBRE)

    New Brand For Old GE Campus Revamp

    The massive proposed redevelopment project at the former General Electric campus in Fort Wayne has a new identity. "Electric Works" is the branding created by development partners of the 31-acre effort and Fort Wayne-based Ferguson Advertising Inc. Construction could begin next year.

  • Tech

    • Notre Dame 3D Tech Inspires Nonprofit Startup

      A nonprofit sprouted from high-tech laboratory projects at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to grow. Flourish3D, which is located at Innovation Park, creates images of flowers picked at sites throughout the South Bend campus and several other colleges. The plants are duplicated through CT scanning, then digitized and etched inside crystals to give to patients who can't receive fresh flowers due to the effects of illness or cancer treatment.

    • ITAMCO Scores Grant For Cybersecurity Project

      The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a $150,000 Phase 1 grant to Plymouth-based Indiana Technology and Manufacturing Companies. ITAMCO says the funding will be used to develop a secure, non-hackable messaging and transaction platform for the U.S. military. 

    • Growth Planned For Salesforce Integration Provider

      An Indianapolis-based technology consultant that focuses on Salesforce platform integration is growing. Galvin Technologies Inc. is planning to invest more than $600,000 into a larger office, new technology and nearly 40 additional jobs by 2022. The company currently employs 12 and could relocate to new space at the beginning of next year. Galvin Technologies says...

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  • Education

    • IDOE Names 'Family Friendly Schools'

      The Indiana Department of Education has announced more than 30 schools as Family Friendly Schools for the 2017-2018 academic year. The designation recognizes schools that "excel in the involvement of families and communities in their children's education.

    • Notre Dame 3D Tech Inspires Nonprofit Startup

      A nonprofit sprouted from high-tech laboratory projects at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to grow. Flourish3D, which is located at Innovation Park, creates images of flowers picked at sites throughout the South Bend campus and several other colleges. The plants are duplicated through CT scanning, then digitized and etched inside crystals to give to patients who can't receive fresh flowers due to the effects of illness or cancer treatment.

    • State Announces More 'Four Star Schools'

      The Indiana Department of Education has released its second round of Four Star Schools for the 2015-2016 academic year. The designation is given to "recognize the very best schools in Indiana." The list includes 207 schools, in addition to the 41 named in the first round earlier this month.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Resurfacing, Paint Job Coming to Howard County Bridge

      The facelift of a 70-year-old bridge in Howard County is set to begin after Memorial Day. The State Road 26 bridge, which crosses Mud Creek, is set to be resurfaced and its steel trusses will be repainted. The project is expected to take less than two months. INDOT says the span is eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places and is suitable for preservation.

    • Carroll County Touts Big Economic 'Surge'

      The Carroll County Economic Development Corp. says new industry and industrial park investments totaled nearly $425 million last year. Executive Director Laura Walls says the county is experiencing "a significant surge of interest." The biggest development in 2016 was a planned $300 million to $410 million recycling center and plastics-to-diesel refinery in Camden.

    • New Brand For Old GE Campus Revamp

      The massive proposed redevelopment project at the former General Electric campus in Fort Wayne has a new identity. "Electric Works" is the branding created by development partners of the 31-acre effort and Fort Wayne-based Ferguson Advertising Inc. Construction could begin next year.

    More
  • Life Sciences

    • Notre Dame 3D Tech Inspires Nonprofit Startup

      A nonprofit sprouted from high-tech laboratory projects at the University of Notre Dame is continuing to grow. Flourish3D, which is located at Innovation Park, creates images of flowers picked at sites throughout the South Bend campus and several other colleges. The plants are duplicated through CT scanning, then digitized and etched inside crystals to give to patients who can't receive fresh flowers due to the effects of illness or cancer treatment.

    • Elanco, Gates Foundation Pair-up in East Africa

      Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has landed a grant of nearly $2.9 million from a big-name source. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the company's animal health and productivity initiatives for subsistence cow and chicken farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Elanco Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility Noel Paul says the grant supports Elanco's cause-driven missions, engages employees and could have business benefits.

    • Hoosier, Scottish Organizations Sign Life Sciences MOU

      The Indiana Health Industry Forum has announced an international partnership. The organization has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with its counterpart in Scotland, the Scottish Lifesciences Association, which will involve sharing member benefits. IHIF says Scotland's life sciences cluster is similar to Indiana's. It considers the European Union nation a "key international partner." IHIF Chief Executive Officer Kristin Jones says...

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  • Health

    • 'Pioneer For Girls' Athletics in Indiana' Dies

      An influential figure in advancing and growing the presence of girl's high school sports in the state has died. Pat Roy, who served the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc. longer than any other executive staff member, retired as an assistant commissioner in 1999. In the mid-1950s, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Roy was 78.

    • HIP Waiver Extension Gets Amendment

      Governor Eric Holcomb says the state has made an amendment to the Healthy Indiana Plan waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Holcomb says the amendment eases administrative burdens, expands treatment options and enhances HIP's Gateway to Work program.

    • 'Next Launch' Showcases Young Innovators

      Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says this week's first "Next Launch" business idea competition is the first step of what he hopes will ultimately become a national program. High school students from Culver, Fishers and Illinois competed for more than $17,000 in prizes. The top prizes went to teams developing technology for artificial intelligence, arthritis therapy and using sound to extinguish fires.

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Elanco, Gates Foundation Pair-up in East Africa

      Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has landed a grant of nearly $2.9 million from a big-name source. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the company's animal health and productivity initiatives for subsistence cow and chicken farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Elanco Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility Noel Paul says the grant supports Elanco's cause-driven missions, engages employees and could have business benefits.

    • Startups Land Ag-celerator Funding

      The Purdue Ag-celerator has awarded a total of $100,000 to two Purdue University agriculture-based startups. The recipients, Akanocure Pharmaceutical Inc. and VinSense LLC, were chosen from among seven finalists to receive the funding as part of the spring semester Ag-celerator Demo Day.

    • Indy Online Farmers Market Acquired

      Indianapolis-based Market Wagon LLC has acquired FarmersMarket.com, also based in Indy. Market Wagon, which has a similar online market in the Evansville area, says it plans to rebrand the online farmers market and expand the concept to other cities throughout Indiana.

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  • New Board Members at Trine, Holtz Takes Emeritus Role

    Trine University has announced three new members of its board of trustees. Legendary college football coach and six-year member of the board Lou Holtz has become trustee emeritus. The new trustees are: Illinois-based Tuthill Corp. Fort Wayne operations President Jeanice Croy (pictured), Parkview Health in Fort Wayne Chief Operating Officer Rick Henvey (pictured) and Oklahoma-based ONEOK Inc. and ONEOK Partners LP Chief Financial Officer Derek Reiners.

  • Farmhouse Creative Adds to Staff

    Muncie-based marketing firm Farmhouse Creative has added Amy Leffingwell as project manager. She previously worked in professional sales, media consulting and has extensive experience in creative writing and editing.

  • Odle McGuire Shook Appoints New Director

    Mary Agnew has been appointed director of architectural services for Indianapolis-based Odle McGuire Shook. She has more than 30 years of experience in architecture. Agnew brings a diverse portfolio of expertise in commercial, corporate, life science, hospitality, government and educational facility design.

  • Leadership Indianapolis Names Hale CEO

    Leadership Indianapolis has tapped a former Indiana state representative and recent lieutenant governor candidate as chief executive officer. Christina Hale will also serve as president for the organization that operates the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series and other community leadership programs.

  • Fort Wayne Names Deputy Director

    The city of Fort Wayne has promoted Kelly Lundberg to deputy director for community development of the Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services. She previously served as an administrator. Lundberg has worked for the city since 2004.

  • Kosciusko Chamber Names Member Relations Manager

    The Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce has hired Annette Hammond as member relations manager for both the chamber and Warsaw Community Development Corp. She also serves as the leader for the Chamber Ambassadors and Small Business Connection.

  • The Mind Trust Hires Director

    Indianapolis-based The Mind Trust has named Nick Murray-Vachon director of communications and strategic alignment. He previously worked as director of regional operations for Lighthouse Academies in Indianapolis and as a policy fellow in the Indianapolis Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation.

  • Top Videos

    • Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

      Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase.

    • Infosys Chooses Indy

      Indianapolis will be home of the first U.S. technology and innovation hub for an India-based tech company with a global presence. Infosys announced plans earlier this month to create up to 2,000 jobs in central Indiana by 2022, but had not identified the location until Tuesday morning. During a news conference featuring Mayor Joe Hogsett and Governor Eric Holcomb, Infosys officials reiterated that Indiana's talent pool and academic pipeline were major factors in the company's decision.

    • Inside SalesForce Tower Renovation

      The tallest building in the state not only has a new name. The inside of the structure is undergoing a major renovation. SalesForce currently occupies four floors in SalesForce Tower and has plans to renovate a total of six.

    • Salesforce Christens New Regional HQ

      Global tech giant Salesforce is christening its new regional headquarters in downtown Indianapolis this weekend. CEO Marketing Cloud and Chief Analytics Officer Bob Stutz talks about the milestone and new prospects for investments and jobs.

    • Flourish3D Blossoming for Cancer Patients

      A nonprofit startup aimed at cancer patients has spun out of a bio-engineering lab at the University of Notre Dame. Flourish3D creates 3D crystal flowers for chemotherapy patients, who can’t receive real flowers. 

    • Vectren Teaming up with Muncie Habitat for Humanity

      Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the Vectren Foundation to build homes, revitalize neighborhoods and support local businesses. Execs from both organizations discuss their plan to improve housing and beautify neighborhoods in targeted areas.

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  • Most Popular Videos

    • Vectren Teaming up with Muncie Habitat for Humanity

      Greater Muncie Habitat for Humanity has partnered with the Vectren Foundation to build homes, revitalize neighborhoods and support local businesses. Execs from both organizations discuss their plan to improve housing and beautify neighborhoods in targeted areas.

    • eLuxurySupply Disrupting Traditional Business Models

      An e-commerce company continues to grow in southwest Indiana. The owner of eLuxurysupply.com shares the story of how an anniversary gift for his wife led to a Hoosier entrepreneurial success story.

  • Perspectives

    • To Meet Today's Health Care Needs, Close The Nursing Shortage

      Cultivating and attracting talent has rightly been top-of-mind for Hoosier business leaders of late - particularly as graduation season comes to a close. After all, addressing talent gap - or nurturing key talent pipelines - in key segments of our economy is essential. But as we prioritize the attraction and retention of Central Indiana's technology leaders, engineers and digital champions, healthcare must also be top of mind.

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