• (photo courtesy Purdue University Northwest)

    Budget Committee Approves 'Transformative' Project

    The State Budget Committee has approved the construction of the more than $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on the Purdue University Northwest campus in Hammond. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report work on the building is slated to begin in August 2018. The 68,000-square-foot facility will house research labs, teaching labs and offices for Purdue Northwest's College of Nursing and the Department of Biological Sciences. Construction is expected to ...

  • John McDonald is one of the organizers of inX3.

    What is The Future of Tech Jobs In Indiana?

    Could the tech jobs of the future be filled by the skilled trades workers of the present? According to one of the state's foremost leaders in the tech sector the answer is a resounding yes. In an interview with ClearObject Chief Executive Officer John McDonald, he was quick to point out that the Indianapolis area alone currently has over 1,000 jobs open in the tech industry, specifically for "coders and people who can do data analytics." 

  • Denton President Keith Graham will retain his position with the company following the acquisition.

    Indy Company Acquires Denton Pharma

    An Indianapolis-based pharmaceutical repackaging and fulfillment company has acquired New York-based Denton Pharma Inc. Financial details were not disclosed, however Northwind Pharmaceuticals says Denton will continue its operations in the northeast.

  • Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments and reappointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors and the Vincennes University Board of Trustees.

  • Braun to Resign From Indiana House

    Representative Mike Braun (R-63) has announced plans to resign from the Indiana House of Representatives next month. The representative from Jasper, who has served in the house since 2014, is leaving to focus on his campaign for U.S. Senate. 

  • The Atrium launched in October 2016.

    Start Fort Wayne Lands Community Support

    Entrepreneurship organization Start Fort Wayne marked the first anniversary of its coworking space by announcing nearly $100,000 in funding from multiple organizations. The Atrium has attracted more than 140 members since launching in October 2016. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and Elevate Northeast Indiana are each committing $25,000 to Start Fort Wayne. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Metals both announced $10,000 commitments.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (file photo)

    Indiana to Share in GM Settlement

    The state of Indiana is participating in a $120 million settlement with General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) over allegations the auto manufacturer concealed safety issues related to ignition switch defects. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state will receive approximately $2.1 million.

  • Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles at the Verizon IndyCar Series launch party in 2014. (photo courtesy INDYCAR)

    Verizon to Exit as IndyCar Series Sponsor

    Indianapolis-based Hulman & Co. has announced it will seek a new title sponsor for the Verizon IndyCar Series following the 2018 season. The parent of INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says Verizon has opted not to extend its current deal. Verizon became the title sponsor for the series in 2014 replacing IZOD, which had served as sponsor for the previous four years. Hulman & Co. says Verizon will still have a presence in the series through...

  • Kekla Magoon is the winner of the 2017 National Author Award. (photo courtesy Indianapolis Public Library Foundation)

    Library Foundation Honors Indiana Authors

    The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has named the winners of the 2017 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Awards. The honors are given to authors who were either born in Indiana or have lived in the state for at least five years.

  • Unemployment Rises For Third Consecutive Month

    Indiana's unemployment rate increased to 3.8 percent in September, up from 3.5 percent the previous month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state added 8,200 jobs last month and the unemployment rate remains below the national average of 4.2 percent. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the Indiana labor force has increased by more than 6,100 in September. The state's unemployment rate has risen 0.8 percent since June.

  • Tech

    • Start Fort Wayne Lands Community Support

      Entrepreneurship organization Start Fort Wayne marked the first anniversary of its coworking space by announcing nearly $100,000 in funding from multiple organizations. The Atrium has attracted more than 140 members since launching in October 2016. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and Elevate Northeast Indiana are each committing $25,000 to Start Fort Wayne. The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne Metals both announced $10,000 commitments.

    • What is The Future of Tech Jobs In Indiana?

      Could the tech jobs of the future be filled by the skilled trades workers of the present? According to one of the state's foremost leaders in the tech sector the answer is a resounding yes. In an interview with ClearObject Chief Executive Officer John McDonald, he was quick to point out that the Indianapolis area alone currently has over 1,000 jobs open in the tech industry, specifically for "coders and people who can do data analytics." 

    • 'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

      Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

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  • Education

    • Budget Committee Approves 'Transformative' Project

      The State Budget Committee has approved the construction of the more than $40 million Bioscience Innovation Building on the Purdue University Northwest campus in Hammond. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report work on the building is slated to begin in August 2018. The 68,000-square-foot facility will house research labs, teaching labs and offices for Purdue Northwest's College of Nursing and the Department of Biological Sciences. Construction is expected to ...

    • Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

      Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments and reappointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Board of Directors and the Vincennes University Board of Trustees.

    • NIH Grant to Support Homelessness Prevention Research

      The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $350,000 grant to the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economics Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame. The funding will support research on the impact of emergency financial assistance on those at risk of homelessness.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • 'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

      Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

    • CA Company Has $40M Jeffersonville Plans

      A California-based technology and supply chain services company has announced major plans for southern Indiana. Ingram Micro Inc. will invest nearly $40 million to lease, renovate and equip a 590,000-square-foot third-party distribution center in Jeffersonville, creating up to 550 jobs. The company, which already employs nearly 2,000 full-time and seasonal workers in Indianapolis and Plainfield, plans to launch operations in Jeffersonville by early 2018.

    • Steel Dynamics Reports Slight Profit Dip

      Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is reporting third quarter net income of $153 million, down from $157 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Mark Millett says the "strong performance" comes despite continued high levels of steel imports.

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  • Life Sciences

    • City, Talent Attract Fort Wayne Metals Expansion

      A key executive at Fort Wayne Metals says the city's ongoing downtown investment and increasing ability to compete for talent makes it a great place to operate and grow. The company announced this week it is investing $50 million in its Allen County operations, creating more than 330 jobs, and Senior Director of Human Capital Evan Wood says the city is creating a culture that is critical to attracting young talent.

    • 'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

      Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

    • Lilly Collaboration to Target Cancer Vaccines

      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a collaboration agreement with Germany-based CureVac AG. Lilly says the deal focuses on the development and commercialization of up to five potential cancer vaccines. 

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  • Health

    • NIH Grant to Support Homelessness Prevention Research

      The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $350,000 grant to the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economics Opportunities at the University of Notre Dame. The funding will support research on the impact of emergency financial assistance on those at risk of homelessness.

    • Initiative To Provide Enhanced Lead Testing, Abatement

      Indiana will now be able to provide lead testing, prevention and abatement services to low income Hoosiers.  The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration received federal approval to use up to $3 million annually over the next five years to establish a new health services initiative that will focus its efforts on lead testing and abatement among children primarily in East Chicago, South Bend and other areas in the state identified as high-risk for lead exposure.  ...

    • 'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

      Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Frey Farms Completes Poseyville Juicery

      Illinois-based Frey Farms is celebrating the opening of its new cold-pressed processing center in Poseyville. Financial details of the project were not released, however the company says the 70,000-square-foot facility would add "a number of jobs" in southern Indiana.

    • Egg Producer Rebuilding After Fire

      An egg production facility in North Manchester is looking to rebuild after a massive fire last week. Our partners at WPTA-TV in Fort Wayne report one million chickens were killed and five poultry barns were destroyed at the Hi-Grade Egg Producers location. 

    • Taiwan Continues Commitment to Importing Indiana Crops

      A delegation from Taiwan has signed letters of intent to continue the country's commitment to importing Indiana corn and soybeans in 2018 and 2019. The Indiana Soybean Alliance says the signing reaffirms a relationship that has been in place since 1998.

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  • Schweyer Promoted to Senior Director at Elevate Ventures

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures has promoted Erica Schweyer to senior director of brand development and strategic initiatives. Earlier this year, she was promoted to senior director of events and special projects.  

  • Huddleston Joins Design On Tap as Engineering Director

    Indianapolis-based design and optimization consultancy firm Design on Tap has named Ben Huddleston director of engineering. He is the former president of Simplexity Marketing Group, which Design on Tap acquired earlier this summer. Also new to the team: Daris Strickland, engineer; and Allison Smith and Mike Westlake, both interface developers. 

  • Eskenazi Names Chief Research and Development Officer

    Christopher M. Callahan, M.D. has been named chief research and development officer of Eskenazi Health. Dr. Callahan oversees the activities of the Sandra Eskenazi Center for Brain Care Innovation.Over the past three decades, he has spent time developing, studying, and advancing new models of care designed to improve the health of older adults.

  • Cummins Promotes Bush to VP

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. has promoted Jenny Bush to vice president of sales and service North America. She has been with the engine maker for 20 years, leading many different teams, including sales, purchasing and operations within the alternator and commercial marine engine business. Most recently, Bush led the Mid-South and Gulf regions in the distribution business.

  • Russett Joins Indiana Landmarks

    Jessie Russett has been named director of Indiana Landmarks’ Eastern Regional Office in Cambridge City. She will work to save and revitalize historic places and help solve preservation issues in Blackford, Decatur, Delaware, Fayette, Franklin, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne counties.

  • Blume Named Executive VP of Farmers & Merchants Bank

    Donald Blume has joined Farmers & Merchants Bank in West Lafayette as Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. He will lead the bank's growth plans in the Greater Lafayette market. Blume has 20 years of experience in the banking Industry, most recently as the local City President for Regions Bank in the Greater Lafayette Market.

  • Kalber Takes New Role at ONI Risk Partners

    ONI Risk Partners has named Linda Kalber director of client resources and engagement for its Employee Benefits division. She is responsible for leading the strategic direction of new client onboarding as well as increasing customer satisfaction and retention. Kalber has been with ONI for over 17 years and was previously leader of the Employee Benefits Client Services team.

  • Celadon Taps Transportation Financial Analyst For CFO

    Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. has named Thom Albrecht executive vice president - chief financial and strategy officer. He has been a transportation industry financial analyst for nearly 30 years and currently serves as president of Sword & Sea Transport LLC in Virginia.  

  • arcDESIGN Promotes Arambula to Principal

    Indianapolis-based architectural and interior design firm arcDESIGN has promoted Alonso Arambula to principal. He joined the company as a graduate architect in 2009 and became a registered architect three years later. As principal, Arambula will also lead the strategic direction on technology for the firm.

  • Kerger, Wright Receive Presidential Site's Highest Honor

    The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site has named the recipients of the 2017 Advancing American Democracy Award. This year’s honor goes to PBS President & CEO Paula Kerger and WFYI Public Media President & CEO Lloyd Wright (pictured). Kerger joined PBS in 2006, and is the longest serving president and CEO in PBS history. Wright has more than four decades of service in public media and is the longest-serving station manager in Indianapolis.

  • National Academy of Medicine Elects IU Nursing Dean

    Indiana University School of Nursing Dean and IU Distinguished Professor Robin Newhouse has been elected a member of the National Academy of Medicine. She is the 14th IU faculty member selected for the prestigious organization.

  • Downtown Indy Inc. Hires Creative Brand Manager

    Downtown Indy Inc. has selected Melanie Suder as its new creative brand manager.  She previously worked for Mortenson Safar Kim as a graphic designer. Suder will be responsible for designing and producing print and digital communication tools that market downtown and support Downtown Indy’s programs and events. She is an Art Institute of Pittsburgh graduate.

  • PNC Names Community Development Banking VP

    Anthony Bridgeman has joined PNC Bank as vice president and relationship manager of community development banking in Indiana. His duties include generating loans and investments to support community and economic development efforts in underserved areas of the state. Bridgeman most recently served as director of community initiatives for the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. 

  • Haut Named CEO of Eskenazi Health Centers

    Dr. Dawn Haut has been promoted to chief executive officer for Eskenazi Health Center. She most recently served as interim CEO. Previously Haut was chief physician executive of Eskenazi Health Center Pecar, medical director of Eskenazi Health Population Health and an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine.

  • Schmitt Named Jasper Chief of Police

    Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz has promoted Nathan Schmitt to chief of police. Schmitt, who was assistant chief, replaces Michael Bennett, who passed away in August. Schmitt received his Associates degree in Law Enforcement at Vincennes University and graduated from Indiana University Police Academy.

  • Notre Dame Faculty Receive ARO Awards

    The Army Research Office has recognized two University of Notre Dame assistant professors with Young Investigator Program awards for 2017. Dong Wang received the honor for his project “Reliable Multimodal Data Fusion from Physical and Human Sensors with Quality Assurance.” Tim Weninger received the award for “Mining Conversation Trails for Effective Group Behavior."

  • Davison Reappointed to ACLI board

    OneAmerica President and CEO Scott Davison has been reappointed to the American Council of Life Insurers board of directors. He will serve through 2019. Davison's more than 30-year career in the insurance industry began at UNUM. He joined OneAmerica as vice president of strategic planning and corporate development in 2000 and became president and CEO in 2014.

  • 80/20 Inc. Promotes Buesching to CEO

    Columbia City-based 80/20 Inc. has promoted Patrick Buesching to chief executive officer. He previously served as chief operating officer and brings more than two decades of leadership experience. Buesching is active in his community and serves on several boards, including Leadership Whitley County, Northeast Indiana Public Radio and Ivy Tech Community College.

  • Weise Joins Strada Education Network

    Strada Education Network has named Michelle Weise senior vice president of workforce strategies and chief innovation officer. She most recently served as chief innovation officer for Sandbox ColLABorative at Southern New Hampshire University. Weise also previously served as a senior research fellow for higher education at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank.

  • Baird Names Senior VP

    Baird, an international, employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm, has named Burton Street senior vice president, branch manager of the firm’s Indianapolis wealth management office. He previously served as senior managing director - complex director for RBC Wealth Management. In addition to managing the office, Street will lead the wealth management efforts in Indiana.

  • IUPUI Appoints Williamson Acting Assistant Vice Chancellor

    IUPUI has appointed Gail Williamson acting assistant vice chancellor for faculty affairs through May 2018. She is a longtime professor in the Indiana University School of Dentistry and has served as director of professional development in academic affairs since 2015.

  • IU Health Names Fitzgerald Senior VP

    Indiana University Health has named Dr. John Fitzgerald senior vice president of population health. He will lead the delivery of all population health programs for the system, including IU Health Plans, the IU Health Next Generation ACO and other performance-based arrangements. Fitzgerald is a general internist by training and will continue to serve as president of IU Health Physicians until his replacement is named.

  • greenlight.guru Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based greenlight.guru, the only quality management software platform designed specifically for medical device companies, has named Jennifer Kier vice president of customer success. She previously served as global director of customer success at Genesys/Interactive Intelligence. Also, Thomas Stergar II has been appointed director of partnerships. He previously served as vice president of business development at MAETRICS.

  • Hollenbaugh Joins Whitley County EDC Team

    The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. has named Riley Hollenbaugh director of workforce and community development. He previously served as executive director of Saline Main Street in Michigan. His other work experience includes: serving as executive director for the Grayling Downtown Development Authority in Michigan and serving as a preservation specialist for the Lake City Downtown Improvement and Revitalization Team in Lake City, Colorado.

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    • What is The Future of Tech Jobs In Indiana?

      Could the tech jobs of the future be filled by the skilled trades workers of the present?

      According to one of the state's foremost leaders in the tech sector the answer is a resounding yes.

      In an interview with ClearObject Cheif Executive Officer John McDonald, he was quick to point out that the Indianapolis area alone currently has over 1,000 jobs open in the tech industry, specifically for "coders and people who can do data analytics." 

    • Milhaus Lands Major Investment

      Indianapolis-based real estate developer Milhaus has received a $245 million equity investment from FrontRange Capital Partners in Colorado. The developer says it will use the money, which also includes funding from a group of internal investors, to reach its goal of having 20,000 units in 10 markets by 2020. Milhaus adds an upcoming undisclosed investment from StepStone Group Real Estate LP will contribute to the effort.

    • FirstNet To Offer Multiple Benefits For Hoosiers

      Indiana is one of 25 states to approve FirstNet, a modernized communication network for public safety and first responders. The plan, offered nationwide by AT&T, will build high-speed, wireless communication infrastructure at no cost to taxpayers.

    • Rural Coworking Space Says Goal Is Making Entrepreneurship 'A Dinner Conversation'

      One Indiana coworking space in a rural southwestern city is helping millennials contemplate a long-term future in their hometown.

      Courtney Knies Ball, community coordinator at Current Blend, a coworking area in Huntingburg believes the space is helping younger members of the community embrace entrepreneurship.

    • Toyota Subsidiary to Expand Into Westfield

      A subsidiary of Japan-based Toyota Industries Corp. has unveiled plans to build a new manufacturing center in Westfield. Indianapolis-based Bastian Solutions will invest more than $8 million to construct the 90,000-square-foot facility, creating up to 87 high-wage jobs by 2020.

    • Wait is Finally Over in Fishers

      Two hyped up, high profile retail attractions are finally open in Fishers: IKEA and Topgolf. Purdue retail expert Richard Feinberg weighs-in on the impact, both short and long-term for the Hamilton County city and the state.

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    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: 1-on-1 With 'The Big O'

      Inside INdiana Business talks to Oscar Robertson after being selected as one of 16 sports legends that will be immortalized in a life-size bronze statue at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Sports Legends Experience opening in the spring. "The Big O" also discusses growing up in Indianapolis and some of his Crispus Attucks High School teammates who made history in 1955 as the first all-black high school in the country to win a state title.

    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tamika Catchings Talks 'Sports Legend' Honor, Love For Indy

      Former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings will forever be remembered for her exceptional accolades on the hardwood, and in the community. The 10-time WNBA All-Star talks to Inside INdiana Business about being honored as one of 16 sports legends that will be immortalized in a series of bronze statues at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Sports Legends Experience set to open in the spring. Catchings also opens up about her love of Indianapolis.

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    • A Good 'Space' is About More Than Design

      Spaces Indiana, a competitive design showcase of innovative workspaces in Indiana, recently celebrated five winners from its 2017 pool of candidates, including MOBI, greenlight.guru, Flaherty & Collins, Mimir, and Bradley & Montgomery. These winners were chosen from dozens of forward-thinking, innovative companies who understand that workplace design is critical to realizing success. Attending the Spaces event brought back memories of my first job out of college.

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    • 'Best and Brightest' Finalists Unveiled

      Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has unveiled its list of "Indy's Best and Brightest" finalists. The event honors 100 of the area's "most outstanding young professionals" in central Indiana under the age of 40 in 10 industries including technology, manufacturing and government.

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      Could the tech jobs of the future be filled by the skilled trades workers of the present? According to one of the state's foremost leaders in the tech sector the answer is a resounding yes. In an interview with ClearObject Chief Executive Officer John McDonald, he was quick to point out that the Indianapolis area alone currently has over 1,000 jobs open in the tech industry, specifically for "coders and people who can do data analytics." 

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      A key executive at Fort Wayne Metals says the city's ongoing downtown investment and increasing ability to compete for talent makes it a great place to operate and grow. The company announced this week it is investing $50 million in its Allen County operations, creating more than 330 jobs, and Senior Director of Human Capital Evan Wood says the city is creating a culture that is critical to attracting young talent.