• (rendering courtesy of the Vigo County CIB)

    Larry Bird Museum Planned For Terre Haute

    A one-of-a-kind museum honoring an Indiana basketball legend is being planned for downtown Terre Haute. The Vigo County Capital Improvement Board has announced the Larry Bird Museum will be located inside the planned Terre Haute Convention Center. The museum was announced during a VIP press conference Saturday in Terre Haute, which included remarks from Governor Eric Holcomb and CIB member Greg Gibson. The CIB says the museum will be the only...

  • (Image provided by the Capital Improvement Board.)

    Demand Fuels $120M Convention Expansion, Hotel Plans

    A $120 million proposal to expand the Indiana Convention Center and build two hotels at Pan Am Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, the city's travel and tourism association says, will put Indy in play for a bigger share of the lucrative convention business. Visit Indy Chief Executive Officer Leonard Hoops says the plans, which include 1,400 new rooms in two Hilton-branded hotels -- one of which will rise 38 stories -- and 300,000 square feet of convention and ballroom space, will help...

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Burns Harbor Steel Plant Dedicates Historical Marker

    A long-standing steel plant in northwest Indiana has received an Indiana state historical marker. The Burns Harbor Steel Plant, which is currently owned by ArcerlorMittal, celebrated the marker Saturday with a public dedication ceremony.

  • (photo courtesy Sears Holding Corp.)

    Kmart Details Griffith Store Closure

    One of the Indiana Kmart stores caught in the latest round of closures by parent Sears Holding Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) has provided more details. In a notice to the state, Kmart Corp. says 113 employees will be out of work when the store closes its doors for good.

  • Stephen McCaskey is interim chair of the aviation technology department at ISU. (photo courtesy of Indiana State University)

    ISU Chosen For FedEx Scholarship

    FedEx Express has selected Indiana State University as a participant in its Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship program. The university will receive $500,000 over the next five years to provide scholarships for aspiring pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals.

  • (Image of campus in 2016 provided by Sweetwater.)

    Northeast Indiana Event to Talk Global Trade

    A half-day seminar focusing on global commerce will take place Monday at the Sweetwater Sound Inc. headquarters in Fort Wayne. "Trade & Tariffs: International Opportunities for Northeast Indiana" is a World Trade Center Indianapolis program that will cover topics including international trade policy, leadership and resources. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Chief Executive Officer Eric Doden says...

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    An employer in Adams County has announced a $250,000 donation for a local park. As a result, the sports complex at Hanna Nuttman Park will be renamed in honor of Wisconsin-based REV Group Inc. A fundraising campaign continues to cover redevelopment of the more than 85-year-old park. It was the previous home to Little League baseball, but fundraising organizers say conditions at the park have deteriorated to the point where it is no longer played there.

  • (Image courtesy of O.P. Jindal Global University.)

    Ball State, Indian University Partnering to Support Afghan Teachers

    Ball State University has announced a collaboration with a school in India involving skills development for teachers in Afghanistan. The partnership with O.P. Jindal Global University is funded through a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The Afghan Faculty Forum for Enrichment, Collaboration and Training or AFFECT initiative is part of the Regional Afghan Junior Faculty Development Program. Principal investigator David Roof says...

  • (Image courtesy of Protective Insurance.)

    Protective Insurance CEO Resigns

    Carmel-based Protective Insurance Corp. (NASDAQ: PTVCA and PTVCB) says it is open to evaluating "potential strategic partnerships or transactions." The company also announced Randy Birchfield has resigned as chief executive officer, president and chief operating officer. In a news release, Protective Insurance said Birchfield's departure is not related to management issues or company performance. The company provided no other details about the resignation or strategy shift.

  • B-Start Names 2018 Startups

    The pre-accelerator program from the Bloomington Economic Development Corp. has announced nine startups that will participate in its 2018 cohort. B-Start says the startups will participate in a 22-week program that will culminate in a final pitch competition in March.

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      An effort to create a secure online database for academic resources has received a boost after being awarded nearly $850,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences. The funding will be used to help along the $2 million Shared BigData Gateway for Research Libraries, which will enable researchers to gain access to research data through the cloud-based platform being created by a partnership led by the IU Libraries and IU Network Science Institute. Additional funding is ...

    • GE Aviation Plant Leader Updates Progress

      Three years after opening, the GE Aviation Lafayette Engine Facility is realizing some of its lofty ambitions. During an interview on a special Greater Lafayette town hall edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, new Plant Leader Renato Vidal says nearly 200 will be employed at the plant by the end of the year. The company expected to add 200 jobs by 2020 when ground on the $110 million operation was broken in 2014.

    • Union 525 the former home of Manual and Wood high schools.

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      A new organization focused on boosting entrepreneurship throughout the state will hold its first event Wednesday before a sold out crowd at The Union 525 in Indianapolis. INfuze Indiana's mission is to bring together stakeholders from all walks of the startup ecosystem for what it describes as consistent, local community events discussing top issues. The keynote speaker at the inaugural gathering will be longtime Indiana venture capitalist Jane Martin.

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    • Stephen McCaskey is interim chair of the aviation technology department at ISU. (photo courtesy of Indiana State University)

      ISU Chosen For FedEx Scholarship

      FedEx Express has selected Indiana State University as a participant in its Purple Runway Aviation Scholarship program. The university will receive $500,000 over the next five years to provide scholarships for aspiring pilots, aircraft maintenance technicians and other aviation professionals.

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    • RV Manufacturer Supporting Renovations at Decatur Park

      An employer in Adams County has announced a $250,000 donation for a local park. As a result, the sports complex at Hanna Nuttman Park will be renamed in honor of Wisconsin-based REV Group Inc. A fundraising campaign continues to cover redevelopment of the more than 85-year-old park. It was the previous home to Little League baseball, but fundraising organizers say conditions at the park have deteriorated to the point where it is no longer played there.

    • Kimball says the deal adds an "attractive product portfolio" to its residential market offerings.

      Kimball to Acquire David Edward

      A subsidiary of Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBAL) has announced plans to acquire Maryland-based contract furniture manufacturer David Edward. Financial terms are not being disclosed, however Kimball expects the deal to close within the next 30 days.

    • GE Aviation Plant Leader Updates Progress

      Three years after opening, the GE Aviation Lafayette Engine Facility is realizing some of its lofty ambitions. During an interview on a special Greater Lafayette town hall edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, new Plant Leader Renato Vidal says nearly 200 will be employed at the plant by the end of the year. The company expected to add 200 jobs by 2020 when ground on the $110 million operation was broken in 2014.

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  • Life Sciences

    • BASi Begins Mount Vernon Expansion

      West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) has broken ground on the expansion of its GLP toxicology facility in Mount Vernon. The company says the project will more than double the facility’s current capacity.

    • Mark Throdahl is CEO of OrthoPediatrics. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

      OrthoPediatrics Lands FDA Clearance

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      Michigan-based DowDuPont Inc. is providing a detailed look at the scope of its agriculture spin-out Corteva Agriscience. The independent company, which will have a significant presence in Indianapolis, will be made up of a combination of Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences, DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection. The spin is expected to take place June 1. In a notice to shareholders included in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, CEO James Collins said...

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    • Mark Throdahl is CEO of OrthoPediatrics. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

      OrthoPediatrics Lands FDA Clearance

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    • The MedTech Park would include a medical office building to house Central Indiana Orthopedics' Fishers operations.

      Construction on MedTech Park to Begin

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    • Ubanwa was the owner and manager of Northwest Ambulance Service from 2007 until earlier this year. (photo courtesy of Northwest Ambulance Service)

      Ambulance Service Owner Charged With Fraud

      The owner of Northwest Ambulance Service in Crown Point is facing a dozen healthcare fraud-related charges. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch’s office says Basil Ubanwa allegedly received hundreds of thousands of dollars by submitting fraudulent claims to Medicare and Medicaid for ambulance services between 2011 and 2018.

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      Delphi-based Indiana Packers Corp. has cut the ribbon on a $24 million swine feed operation in Miami County. IPC subsidiary OP Nutrition will run the Peru mill, which is expected to produce some 4,800 tons of feed per week. The double-shift facility will employ 12. OP Nutrition President Dave Murray calls the mill "a key piece in IPC's growth strategy," adding "it's an exciting chapter for us and we're thrilled to continue to expand and grow our business within...

    • Purdue College of Agriculture Sees Enrollment Increase

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  • Randy Birchfield

    Protective Insurance CEO Resigns

    Carmel-based Protective Insurance Corp. President and Chief Executive Officer Randy Birchfield has resigned. The company says it is now open to evaluating "potential strategic partnerships or transactions." Jay Nichols, who most recently served as CEO of Bermuda-based AXIS Capital Holdings Limited, has been named interim CEO and chairman of the board.

  • Ben Jefferis

    Centier Bank Appoints VP

    Centier Bank has appointed Benjamin Jefferis vice president of business banking serving the Indianapolis community. He has 15 years of business banking experience with a focus on commercial real estate. Jefferis is also a member of the Urban Land Institute of Indiana, an organization dedicated to leadership in the real estate industry.

  • Missy Modesitt

    BY5 Early Childhood Names Executive Director

    Delaware County BY5 Early Childhood Initiative Inc. has named Missy Modesitt executive director. She most recently served in a similar role for more than eight years at the New Castle Henry County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Andrew Griswold

    Well Done Marketing Hires Art Director

    Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing has hired Andrew Griswold as art director. He previously served as a designer and art director at Element Three and designer for the Heartland Food Products Group. Griswold is also co-founder of the Instagrammers Indianapolis group, #igersindy, with more than 20,000 followers on Instagram.

  • Stephen Balko

    IDOE Names Director of School Building Security

    Stephen Balko has been named director of school building security for the Indiana Department of Education. He previously served as assistant director of Indiana University-Bloomington’s Office of Emergency Management and Continuity.

  • Michael Staszewski

    JSK Hospitality Names Director

    JSK Hospitality has named Michael Staszewski director of sales and marketing for their Holiday Inn in Mishawaka. He will be leading a team of four in an intense hospitality market in north central Indiana. Staszewski previously served as area business development manager for multiple Hilton properties in the region.

  • Craig Laker

    Trine Names Laker Professor Emeritus

    Craig Laker, associate professor in the Department of Criminal Justice, has been awarded professor emeritus rank at Trine University. He joined the university in 1999. His tenure included serving as faculty member, chair of the Department of Criminal Justice, Psychology and Social Services, dean of the Jannen School of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

  • Mindi Goodpaster

    United Way Names VP of Public Policy

    United Way of Central Indiana has named Mindi Goodpaster vice president of public policy. She will lead the organization's work to advocate for public policies that help eliminate barriers to education, financial stability, health and basic needs in our community. Goodpaster previously served as director of public policy and advocacy for the Marion County Commission on Youth.

  • Elizabeth “Lizzie" Conkle and Melina Kennedy

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    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Holcomb Signs SaaS Industry Bill

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