• (photo courtesy Superior Ag)

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  • (Image courtesy of Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis.)

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    Students at an Indianapolis high school have begun utilizing technology and services created by Indiana University and IUPUI-affiliated startups. George Sims, assistant principal at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, says the effort provides students with the opportunity to gain critical math skills, as well as soft skills such as collaborative learning and communication.

  • Skyline Corp. is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Completed Merger, NYSE Listing Nears For Skyline

    Weeks before its planned merger with a Michigan company is expected to close, Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. has begun the process of transitioning to a listing on the New York Stock Exchange. The manufactured and modular home producer says the NYSE listing will become active once the deal with Champion Enterprises Holdings is complete, which is expected to be within the first half of the year. Skyline Champion Corp., which will be the name of the combined business, will trade on the...

  • Wayne County Nonprofits Awarded Grants

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  • Mark Sandy became Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics in 2015.

    Ball State to Introduce Next AD

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  • EnPak Vice President of Operations Rick Rivera (left) and CEO Marlene Mulero-Betances. (photo courtesy EnPak)

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      Students at an Indianapolis high school have begun utilizing technology and services created by Indiana University and IUPUI-affiliated startups. George Sims, assistant principal at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, says the effort provides students with the opportunity to gain critical math skills, as well as soft skills such as collaborative learning and communication.

    • IU Nominated for Tech Transfer Award

      Indiana University is among five nominees for Tech Transfer Unit of the Year. Global University Venturing has nominated the IU Research and Technology Corp., one of three nominees in North America. 

    • The facility also features a computer training lab, a bistro and Bosma's retail store.

      Bosma Launches Salesforce Training Program

      Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises has launched a program to train people who are blind or visually impaired to be Salesforce administrators. The organization says BosmaForce involves an 18-week online course available throughout the United States. Bosma Enterprises Chief Executive Officer Lou Moneymaker says people who are blind of visually impaired face a 70 percent national unemployment rate, and the BosmaForce program aims to create pathways to high-paying, in-demand careers.

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  • Education

    • Indy High School Using IU Tech

      Students at an Indianapolis high school have begun utilizing technology and services created by Indiana University and IUPUI-affiliated startups. George Sims, assistant principal at Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, says the effort provides students with the opportunity to gain critical math skills, as well as soft skills such as collaborative learning and communication.

    • Mark Sandy became Ball State's director of intercollegiate athletics in 2015.

      Ball State to Introduce Next AD

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    • Young Entrepreneurs Set For Lemonade Day

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      Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) has announced plans to acquire California-based GES Holdings Inc., Global Equipment Services and Manufacturing Inc. and its subsidiaries. Kimball says the $50 million deal is expected to close in the first quarter of the company’s 2019 fiscal year.

    • Calumet Loss Continues to Narrow

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    • EnPak Relocates to Larger Warsaw HQ

      Warsaw-based EnPak LLC has completed the relocation to its new Kosciusko County headquarters. The company, which provides aftermarket services to area orthopedic companies, says the larger facility will accommodate EnPak's recently-expanded customer base.

    • Nathan Glass will lead the division as senior VP of product development.

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    • Lilly says more than 246,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed this year.

      Cluster Headache Treatment Showing Promise For Lilly

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    • Feminine Hygiene Product Wins 'Next Launch'

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    • (photo courtesy Superior Ag)

      Superior Ag Cuts Ribbon on Dale Feed Mill

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    • agBOT Challenge Gets Underway

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  • Samantha Cross and Melissa Thompson

    Indiana Sports Corp. Makes Key Appointments

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  • Leonardo Amat

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  • Andy Murray

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  • Natalie Dudareva

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  • Nancy Marchand-Martella

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    EMS Educator Named IEMSC Healthcare Hero

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  • Sean Worland

    Account Executive Joins Commercial Office Environments

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  • Julie Griffith and Bill Kiser

    Indiana Innovation Institute Adds to Leadership Team

    The Indiana Innovation Institute has named Julie Griffith executive vice president for strategy, partnerships and outreach. She previously served as vice president for public affairs for Purdue University. Also, Bill Kiser has been promoted to executive vice president for science and technology. He most recently served as director of the Penn State Electro-Optics Center in Freeport, Pennsylvania.

  • Greg Gordon

    Centier Bank Appoints Senior VP

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  • Jeff Stickel and Scott Whitlock

    Tech Spinoff Firms Up Leadership

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  • Ron Arnold

    Arnold Leaving Daviess Co. Economic Development Post

    Officials in Daviess County are looking for a new economic development leader. Ron Arnold, executive director of the Daviess County Economic Development Corp. and the Daviess County Economic Development Foundation, has announced plans to step down by the end of the year. Arnold has led the organizations for 15 years. He says during that time, his team has dramatically changed the economic outlook of Daviess County.

  • Debra Mesch

    Women's Philanthropy Institute Director to Resign

    The director of the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in Indianapolis has announced plans to resign. Debra Mesch, who has served in the role for 10 years, will step down in August to focus on full-time research and teaching. IUPUI says, during Mesch's tenure, the WPI has received nearly $3 million in research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to further research into men's and women's giving.

  • Katherine Haire

    Reminger Co. Adds Associate

    Katherine Haire has joined Reminger Co. LPA's Indianapolis office as an associate. She focuses her legal practice on general liability, appellate advocacy, insurance coverage/bad faith and medical malpractice matters. Haire previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Patricia A. Riley on the Indiana Court of Appeals.

  • Jennifer Willis

    Centier Bank Promotes Willis to VP

    Centier Bank has promoted Jennifer Willis to vice president – group manager of business banking at the bank's Highland office. She has more than 20 years of experience. As a commercial lender, Willis’ areas of concentration include commercial real estate development, manufacturing, healthcare, and professional services.

  • Matt Coffman

    tend.ly Hires SaaS Veteran Coffman as COO

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  • Lindi Conover-Thompson

    Shelby Arts Alliance Hires First Staff Member

    The Shelby Arts Alliance has hired Lindi Conover-Thompson as part-time executive director, its first staff member. She will lead and coordinate the capacity building activities of the Shelby Arts Alliance aimed at supporting existing arts programming in Shelbyville and Shelby County. Conover-Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from Ball State University.

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    • 'Risk-Taking Females' Team Up For 500

      An Indianapolis women's tech organization is partnering with IndyCar driver Pippa Mann to shine a spotlight on opportunities for women in STEM and entrepreneurship careers. Women & Hi Tech President Audrey Taylor, who also founded Indianapolis-based information technology firm netlogx, says it's a natural partnership with a female entrepreneur who is "blazing a trail" for women in racing and STEM. 

    • Feminine Hygiene Product Wins 'Next Launch' Competition

      A sustainable feminine hygiene product developed by a Fishers High School student took the $25,000 first place prize in Wednesday's "The Next Launch" competition at the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. The event drew business ideas from students from eight high schools throughout the Midwest. The Rob Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies helped organize the event.

    • 'Next Launch' Fueling Student Innovation

      Students from eight high schools throughout the Midwest are today competing for $40,000 in prizes at "The Next Launch" at The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers. The Rob Rubin School for the Entrepreneur at Culver Academies helped organize the event. Director Alex Kurrelmeier says the goal is to make the competition national to address "a huge need for entrepreneurial development at a high school level."

    • Allegion Ventures Launches $50M Corporate Fund

      One of the nation’s largest security companies has launched a $50 million corporate venture fund right here in Indiana. We talk with the man leading Allegion Ventures about the idea behind the fund and why now.

    • $600M Natural Gas Plant Comes Online

      A new major natural gas plant with the capacity to power 370,000 homes will provide a huge boost to the Morgan County economy. New Indianapolis Power and Light Co. CEO Craig Jackson discusses the $600 million investment and the utility’s request for a rate hike.

    • Is Indy a ‘Music City?’

      This week the Indy Chamber, along with UK-based Sound Diplomacy, hosted the first-ever Music Cities Forum in the U.S. The goal? To develop a music strategy for Indianapolis.

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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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    • Truck Driver Supply Impacting Cargo Hauling Demand

      The U.S. unemployment rate has moved down to 3.9 percent, which is its lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Great news! Maybe not. There are business sectors that need employees due to constraints in the labor market - namely truck drivers. The level of employment in the truck transportation industry is essentially unchanged since mid-2015, according to the bureau. And the impact is being felt.

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