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    Judge Tavitas Appointed to Appeals Court Bench

    Lake County Superior Court Judge Elizabeth Tavitas has been selected by Governor Eric Holcomb to serve on the Indiana Court of Appeals. She will succeed Judge Michael Barnes, who retired last month after 18 years. Tavitas joined the Lake County Superior Court in 2006 following an appointment by then-Governor Mitch Daniels. Tavitas said "I'm humbled by the opportunity to serve the State of Indiana on the Court of Appeals. It is an honor to..."

  • (Image courtesy of Grace College.)

    Grace College Dialing in Liberal Arts, STEM Mix

    The president of Grace College says the Winona Lake institution is being more intentional about blending traditional liberal arts offerings with "a vocational direction." Bill Katip says new programs and major investments focusing on science -- such as the $8 million Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex, which is set to open next week -- represent "the changing face, but also the reality," of providing a modern liberal arts education.

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    Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana is partnering with Indianapolis-based Strategic Capital Partners LLC on a $28.5 million apartment complex focused on combating a "housing gap that needs attention." The 208-unit Riverview Apartments development is designed as workforce housing, which Goodwill Chief Executive Officer Kent Kramer defines as a place for renters who work downtown and earn between 61-120 percent of the median income of the area...

  • (photo courtesy City of Fort Wayne)

    Allen County Leaders Opposing Tax Proposal

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is joining with numerous other leaders from throughout Allen County opposing a proposal to eliminate the city’s business personal property tax on new business equipment. The effort is currently being considered by the Fort Wayne City Council. Henry’s office says such a move would shift the tax burden to local governments, schools, and homeowners, resulting in a loss of more than $55 million in tax revenue with no plan to replace the revenue.

  • The Athenaeum was built in 1893.

    Athenaeum Foundation Initiates President Search

    The Athenaeum Foundation in Indianapolis has formally launched the search for its next president. The person selected for the position will succeed Cassie Stockamp, who announced last month she was stepping down to pursue philanthropic opportunities throughout the world.

  • Health Ed Company Expanding in Carmel

    Carmel-based Orbis Education has announced plans to expand its corporate office. The healthcare education solutions provider is not disclosing financial details of the expansion, but says record employee growth has necessitated the move. 

  • (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Professor, Wife Indicted For Fraud

    A Purdue University professor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch's office says Qingyou Han and Lu Shao are accused of hatching a scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation. 

  • (Image courtesy of FCA USA.)

    FCA Launching First-of-Its-Kind Clinic in Indiana

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, which has five manufacturing facilities in Howard and Tipton counties, is partnering with Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health on a new health and wellness center for FCA employees and their families. FCA says it is the first domestic automaker to offer a near-site employee clinic. The "one-stop shop" is designed to deliver care to a workforce where some 40 percent do not have a primary care physician and often turn to...

  • IPL, OUCC Reach Settlement on Rate Increase

    Indianapolis Power & Light Co. has reached a settlement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor and other parties regarding its proposed electric rate increase. As part of the agreement, IPL would hold its fixed, monthly residential customer charge for most customers at its current $17 level.

  • Tech

    • (Image courtesy of Butler University.)

      New Butler Degree Targets Key Insurance Industry Need

      Butler University has announced a new online master's degree it says is among the first of its kind in the U.S. The Master of Science in Risk and Insurance program will launch in January and will help fill a workforce need the university says will rise to 400,000 new employees by 2020. The two-year program will require two "in-residence experiences" on the Indianapolis campus and in Bermuda, which is considered "the world's risk capital."

    • Funding Boosts Kenzie Academy Growth

      A $4.2 million investment round has tech training school Kenzie Academy Inc. gearing up for growth. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has its first campus in Indianapolis, is looking to expand its learning tracks and, eventually, its number of campuses. Co-founder Chok Ooi says Kenzie Academy oversubscribed on its second seed stage of funding and actually had to ask some investors to dial down their backing. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Ooi said...

    • Tech Apprenticeship Company Scores $4.2M

      Kenzie Academy Inc., a technology industry apprenticeship program that has its first campus in Indianapolis, has received a $4.2 million seed round of funding. The company uses what it calls a "college-alternative" model that involves a year of immersive learning and a year of paid work at its consulting subsidiary, Kenzie Studio. Kenzie Academy says the investment, led by New York-based ReThink Education and supported by...

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  • Education

    • Health Ed Company Expanding in Carmel

      Carmel-based Orbis Education has announced plans to expand its corporate office. The healthcare education solutions provider is not disclosing financial details of the expansion, but says record employee growth has necessitated the move. 

    • Purdue Professor, Wife Indicted For Fraud

      A Purdue University professor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch's office says Qingyou Han and Lu Shao are accused of hatching a scheme to defraud the National Science Foundation. 

    • Grace College Dialing in Liberal Arts, STEM Mix

      The president of Grace College says the Winona Lake institution is being more intentional about blending traditional liberal arts offerings with "a vocational direction." Bill Katip says new programs and major investments focusing on science -- such as the $8 million Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex, which is set to open next week -- represent "the changing face, but also the reality," of providing a modern liberal arts education.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Rolls-Royce Lands Air Force Contract

      The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a $25.8 million contract to Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. The contract calls for long-term propulsion sustainment services for the U.S. Air Force.

    • Carrier Brings Back Former Employees

      Carrier Corp. in Indianapolis has rehired 120 employees who had previously been laid off. United Steelworkers Local 1999 President Robert James tells our partners at WTHR-TV the employees were hired back due to increased demand. James said all of the employees had been let go from the company and are now receiving the same pay and benefits package they had before being laid off. He says the workers will continue at the plant at least through the end of the summer, but the...

    • Officials broke ground on the project more than two years ago.

      Steel Producer to Open Shelbyville Plant

      Governor Eric Holcomb will Wednesday join executives from Nippon Steel & Sumikin Cold Heading Wire Indiana Inc. to cut the ribbon on the company's 150,000-square-foot facility in Shelbyville. The $50 million project is expected to create up to 70 jobs by 2021.

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  • Life Sciences

    • Grace College Dialing in Liberal Arts, STEM Mix

      The president of Grace College says the Winona Lake institution is being more intentional about blending traditional liberal arts offerings with "a vocational direction." Bill Katip says new programs and major investments focusing on science -- such as the $8 million Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex, which is set to open next week -- represent "the changing face, but also the reality," of providing a modern liberal arts education.

    • Young Stumping For Telemedicine Initiative

      Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) is supporting a proposed federal grant program he believes would boost health care access to rural and lower-income communities and veterans. The $100 million Connected Care Pilot Program is designed to fund innovative telemedicine initiatives, a technology Young believes Indiana is "well ahead of the curve" in. Early-stage approval by the Federal Communications Commission will be voted on next month. In an interview, Young said...

    • BioCrossroads Launches New Competition

      A new competition from Indiana's life sciences initiative aims to serve as a catalyst for new solutions to improve patient outcomes. BioCrossroads has launched the Indiana Inject Tech Challenge, which seeks to "build upon accelerating convergence between the local life sciences and technology ecosystems." BioCrossroads says the target goals for the competition include...

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  • Health

    • Health Ed Company Expanding in Carmel

      Carmel-based Orbis Education has announced plans to expand its corporate office. The healthcare education solutions provider is not disclosing financial details of the expansion, but says record employee growth has necessitated the move. 

    • FCA Launching First-of-Its-Kind Clinic in Indiana

      Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC, which has five manufacturing facilities in Howard and Tipton counties, is partnering with Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health on a new health and wellness center for FCA employees and their families. FCA says it is the first domestic automaker to offer a near-site employee clinic. The "one-stop shop" is designed to deliver care to a workforce where some 40 percent do not have a primary care physician and often turn to...

    • Construction Starts on Plymouth Aquatic Center

      Officials in Marshall County will Wednesday hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a high-profile project in Plymouth. The $11.6 million Aquatic Center and Early Childhood Learning Center will be home to swimming and diving facilities, as well as serve as home to the Growing Kids Learning Center, the Marshall County Community Foundation and the United Way of Marshall County. Plans call for a 10-lane pool with seating for more than 350 spectators...

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Study: Hoosier Wine Industry Keeps Growing

      A new study shows Indiana's wine and grape industry is continuing its forward momentum. The report, commissioned by the Indiana Wine Grape Council, Purdue University Wine Grape Team and the Indiana Winery and Vineyard Association, says the industry generated $604 million in economic impact in 2016.

    • Trump Nominates Indiana Farm Exec For Ambassador Post

      The chief executive officer of Leesburg-based Tom Farms LLC has been nominated by President Donald Trump for a globally-focused agricultural appointment. Kip Tom, who is also a managing member of the large-scale seed producer and grain commodity production business, is being recommended to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State. Tom has served on the boards of directors for...

    • Bee species found in Avon

      Nature Preserve Finds Rare Bee in Avon

      Burnett Woods Nature Preserve in Avon has identified a species of bee rarely found in the eastern united states on their grounds. The bee is the first of its kind in the state of Indiana. The park attributes the bee sighting to a well-kept habitat that is boosting the number of pollinators in central Indiana.

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  • Donna Walker

    Hoosier Energy Names Next CEO

    Bloomington-based Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. has selected Donna Walker as its next president and chief executive officer. Walker, who currently services as chief financial officer, will begin her new role November 13. Walker has been with Hoosier Energy since 1995. She will succeed Steve Smith, who is retiring from the organization after 25 years.

  • Brian Madison

    Hogsett Appoints Director

    Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed Brian Madison director of business and neighborhood services. He previously served as deputy director of property and land use services. He also previously served Indianapolis neighborhoods as director of development for the Indianapolis Housing Agency, assistant administrator for the Department of Metropolitan Development and Mayor’s Neighborhood Liaison under Mayor Peterson.

  • Jeffrey Mittman and Lise Pace

    Bosma Enterprises Makes Hire, Promotion

    Bosma Enterprises has named Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jeffrey Mittman chief operating officer. He previously held positions at the Defense Finance and Accounting Services and National Industries for the Blind leveraging. Mittman served for 21 years in the United States Army, including four combat tours. Also, Lise Pace has been promoted to vice president of marketing and advocacy. She started with the organization as a volunteer in 2008.

  • David Bathe

    Ivy Tech Chancellor Appointed VP For National Board

    Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette Chancellor Dr. David Bathe has been appointed vice president of finance for the National Council for Workforce Education. As an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges, NCWE provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in workforce education and basic skills. Bathe joined the NCWE board in June 2017.

  • Kim Graham Lee

    IWL Appoints New CEO

    Integrating Women Leaders Foundation has appointed Kim Graham Lee chief executive officer. The announcement comes ahead of the organization’s ninth annual IWL Women’s Leadership Conference taking place August 28. As a key contributor to the growth of IWL since 2011, Graham Lee is transitioning from long-standing IWL board member to the role of CEO. In addition to time spent as a board member, she has also served as a conference chair and conference emcee for events.

  • Catherine Williams

    Indiana State Museum And Historic Sites Hires Director

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has hired Catherine Williams as a site manager for Lanier Mansion State Historic Site. She previously worked as a marketing and sales manager for SERVPRO of Northwest San Antonio, where she developed marketing, sales, social media and advertising strategy.

  • Bruce Stahly

    Stahly Named Goshen College Board Chair

    Goshen College's board of directors has a new chair. Bruce Stahly, a 1967 Goshen College graduate and former superintendent of Goshen Community Schools, began his new role this month. He succeeds Conrad Clemens, a professor of pediatrics and public health and associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

  • Scott Whetro

    Indy Technical Sales Hires Sales Rep

    Scott Whetro has been hired as a sales representative for Fortville-based Indy Technical Sales. He brings 22 years of sales experience in the machining and automation industries. Whetro has a background in robotic weld cells and parts marking systems used in advanced assembly manufacturing.

  • Susanne Davee

    Kroger District Manager Among “Top Women in Grocery”

    Progressive Grocer magazine has placed The Kroger Co.’s Susanne Davee among the “Top Women in Grocery” for 2018.  She serves as District 3 manager for the Central Division. The honor acknowledges Davee's 32 years of service to Kroger. She oversees operations at 23 Kroger stores in the Indianapolis area. Davee has also served as regional merchandiser for five Kroger divisions, store manager and manager.

  • Michael Brady

    Brady Joins Bose Public Affairs Group

    Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has added Michael Brady as a vice president. He previously worked as director of advocacy at the Indiana State Medical Association. He previously served as director of INSPECT, Indiana’s prescription drug monitoring program. Brady also has held positions with the city of Indianapolis, the Indiana Association of Cities and Towns and the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Steve Rose

    Do it Best Corp. Makes Hires, Promotions

    Fort Wayne-based Do it Best Corp. has promoted Steve Rose (pictured) to national logistics manager. He most recently served as safety director since joining the company. in 2011.  Rose previously spent 10 years in operations for Wal-Mart distribution.

  • Don Van Winkle

    BIFMA Appoints Board President

    Don Van Winkle to board president of the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association. He is president, chief operating officer at Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. He succeeds Sylvain Garneau, Group Lacasse, in that capacity. Van Winkle previously served as board vice president/president elect.

  • Steve Fouty

    Indy Tech Vet to Lead DePauw Center

    DePauw University has tapped an Indianapolis tech veteran to become a part of its leadership team. Steve Fouty, who most recently served as chief financial officer of ClusterTruck in Indy, has been named director of the McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship on the Greencastle campus. Fouty has been a part of the leadership teams for several notable Indy tech companies, including Software Artistry, ExactTarget, Compendium, Emerging Threats and PolicyStat.

  • Col. Gates (right) became vice commander in 2015. (photo courtesy Grissom Air Reserve Base)

    Grissom Vice Commander Retires

    The 434th Air Reserve Wing at Grissom Air Reserve Base near Kokomo is celebrating the retirement of one of its leaders. Col. Paul Gates, who has served as vice commander of the ARW since 2015, has retired after 30 years of service with the U.S. Air Force. Gates began his career with the Air Force in 1988 after graduating from the Air Force Academy. He came to Grissom in 2011 as an instructor pilot and was named deputy commander in 2012.

  • Ann Smith

    Elder Law Firm Hires Associate

    Carmel-based Applegate Elder Law has added Ann Smith as an associate attorney. She will focus on probate and guardianship cases and will help clients create estate plans that will protect their loved ones and assets. Before becoming a lawyer, Smith worked with nonprofits for 20 years as an operations manager and major gift fundraiser.

  • Gordon Becher

    Wabash Valley Correctional Names Fire Chief

    Gordon Becher has been appointed fire chief at Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle. He most recently served as a deputy fire marshal for the Indiana State Fire Marshal’s Office for the Department of Homeland Security. Becher was also a member of the Vincennes City Fire Department where he served the citizens of Vincennes for 27 years before retiring as chief.

  • Kyle Lagemann

    Mosaic Building Solutions Hires Assistant Superintendent

    Kyle Lagemann is the new Assistant Superintendent at Mosaic. He will help manage, direct and coordinate onsite crews and monitor projects for safety, quality and cost standards. Lagemann graduated from IPFW with a Bachelor’s in Construction Engineering Technology.

  • Nanette Kelley

    Franciscan Health Executive Selected as ACHE Fellow

    Nanette Kelley has been a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for healthcare leaders. She is system director of operations transformation at Franciscan Health. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional development. In fact, only 9,100 healthcare executives hold this distinction.

  • Damon Leichty

    Barnes & Thornburg Partner Chosen as Federal Judge

    President Donald Trump has tapped a partner at Indianapolis-based law firm Barnes & Thornburg LLP to become a judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana. If confirmed, Damon Leichty from the firm's South Bend office will fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Robert Miller.  Barnes & Thornburg says Leichty clerked for Miller early in his career.

  • Jill Gordon

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance Names Director of Learning

    Indiana Philanthropy Alliance, a statewide network of grantmakers working to advance effective philanthropy, has appointed Jill Gordon director of learning. Since 2011, she has served as program director for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana, a signature program of IPA. In that role, Gordon directed and led content-rich programs, workshops, and multi-day conferences with local, state, and national audiences.

  • Sami Aziz

    DePauw Appoints Aziz Director of Center For Spiritual Life

    Sami Aziz has been appointed director of DePauw University's Center for Spiritual Life. It's believed that he is the first Imam to ever direct the spiritual life program at a college in the United States. Aziz most recently served as Muslim Chaplain at Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

  • Andrea Cowley

    PUP Hires Executive Director

    People for Urban Progress has named Andrea Cowley executive director. She will succeed Michael Bricker. Cowley most recently served as associate director of Dress for Success Indianapolis. She will be tackling PUP’s ongoing initiatives including the Central State Connectivity Plan, IUPUI redwood reuse, workforce development training, the Daylight series, and resource re-purposing.

  • Rashedul "Richie" Abedin

    McGuire Sponsel Hires Tax Consultant

    Rashedul "Richie" Abedin has joined McGuire Sponsel as a tax consultant, assisting the specialty tax and consulting firm on its research and development practice line. He previously served as a customer development manager at PoliticalBank.

  • Douglas Thompson

    Automation Company Names President

    Indianapolis-based automation company Agilify has tapped Douglas Thompson as its new president. Thompson most recently served as chief executive officer of Ohio-based MedData.  The company, which provides automation platforms and services aimed at improving business processes, cited Thompson's experience in scaling several technology and services companies "from inception to market dominance."

  • Kelli Kilpatrick

    Notre Dame Names Director of Graduate Business Programs

    The Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame has selected Kelli Kilpatrick as senior director of graduate business programs. Kilpatrick, who most recently served as director of graduate evening programs at Texas Christian University, will begin her new role in August. In her new role at Notre Dame, Kilpatrick will oversee admissions, student services, alumni relations, and career services for the residential graduate programs at Mendoza.

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    • Funding Boosts Kenzie Academy Growth

      A $4.2 million investment round has tech training school Kenzie Academy Inc. gearing up for growth. The company, which is headquartered in San Francisco and has its first campus in Indianapolis, is looking to expand its learning tracks and, eventually, its number of campuses. Co-founder Chok Ooi says Kenzie Academy oversubscribed on its second seed stage of funding and had to ask some investors to dial down their backing.

    • Tariffs, NAFTA Potential Impact on Indiana

      Will new tariffs trigger a trade war and if so, what Hoosier industries stand to be most affected? Cummins CEO Tom Linebarger and the Indy Chamber’s Maureen Krauss weigh-in on what might be ahead.

    • Studio Science's New Leader

      Studio Science helps solve business problems through design. Its customers include big wigs like Exact Target, Interactive Intelligence and Angie's List. New CEO Steve Pruden explains why it’s the tech sector's best kept secret and growth plans.

    • Telamon Growing Footprint Abroad

      One of the largest private-held companies in Indiana is growing its footprint abroad. Telamon Corp is opening a new manufacturing in Macedonia. CEO Stanley Chen talks about expanding to Europe, updating its Carmel HQ and a wireless acquisition.

    • Purdue Breaks Giving, Research Records

      The cash register is humming at Purdue University after setting records for giving and research funding. Leadership discuss what’s behind the big numbers.

    • FirstLight Addressing Growing 'Aging in Place' Trend

      Indiana’s elderly population is expected to jump from nearly 15 percent to more than 20 percent by 2035. FirstLight Home Care explains the challenges as the trend of “aging in place” grows. 

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    • Culture Matters: Milhaus

      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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      Location modeling and real estate site selection is a process companies may undertake either through the use of internal resources or by outsourcing the task to a company that specializes in the field. A qualified site selection professional or firm will apply a methodical approach to the process in order to evaluate all factors that are important to a location decision and ultimately reach a conclusion about which site will best serve the needs of the company. One approach is...

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