• (provided photo)

    Newton County Plant Acquired by Canadian Company

    Canada-based Cascades Inc. has acquired a manufacturing plant in Newton County. The green packaging and tissue products manufacturer says the Urban Forest Products facility in Brook, which manufactures molded pulp protective packaging for the egg and quick service restaurant industries, will help improve the company’s position in the strategic fresh protein and food services packaging markets. Rob Richards, general manager for what will now be known as...

  • (photo courtesy of Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc.)

    $600M Waste-to-Fuel Plant Coming to Gary

    A California-based renewable jet fuel and diesel producer has announced plans for a massive investment in northwest Indiana. Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. says it will invest $600 million to build the Centerpoint BioFuels Plant in Gary, which will convert municipal solid waste into renewable transportation fuel. The project is expected to create up to 163 jobs by the end of 2022. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Centerpoint will be located at an industrial site that will be...

  • (photo courtesy of Tipmont REMC)

    Electric Co-Op Acquires Wintek Corp.

    Tipmont REMC in Mongtomery County has announced the acquisition of Lafayette-based technology and fiber solutions provider Wintek Corp. The electric cooperative says the deal is part of its plan to offer fiber broadband service and it expects to announce the name of the service next spring. 

  • Scott Jones launched Eleven Fifty more than four years ago.

    Eleven Fifty Eyes Statewide Growth

    Eleven Fifty Academy, which began in founder Scott Jones' Carmel house and moved to Launch Fishers, is now looking to go statewide. The coding academy is considering communities including Fort Wayne, Gary, Valparaiso and Terre Haute. Jones says the academy boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, with 81 percent finding jobs within the first two months. "No training environment in the state, no college or university is coming close to those kinds of impacts in that short amount...

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    State Awards Rail Crossing Safety Funds

    Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation have awarded more than $121 million in state matching funds for rail crossing safety improvements throughout the state. The funding was made available through INDOT’s Local Trax matching grant program.

  • (photo courtesy of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.)

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Names CEO

    The board of directors for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has selected John Urbahns as the organization's next chief executive officer. Urbahns, who has served as executive vice president of economic development for GFW Inc., will begin his new role at the beginning of the year. 

  • Formstack Acquires Toronto Company

    Indianapolis-based tech company Formstack has announced the acquisition of a Canadian company. Financial terms of the deal for Toronto-based QuickTapSurvey are not being disclosed.

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    Four Myths When Selling Your Company

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  • IMA Launches Education Initiative

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has begun an employer-driven education program to provide skilled workers to meet the needs of the state's manufacturing industry.  The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education will collaborate with manufacturers and educational institutions to devise dual-track training to include hands-on instruction and classwork. Students completing coursework would earn an associate degree.  

  • Wabash College Snodell Scholar Samuel Pipiras with scholarship benefactors Walt and Kathy Snodell

    Chicago Couple Gifts Millions to Wabash College

    A new recruiting initiative at Wabash College is being funded by a significant gift from a Wabash alumnus and his wife. Walt and Kathy Snodell have donated $4 million to the Crawfordsville school to reach prospective students in their native Chicago, and surrounding areas. The Snodell's gift will help the school develop a plan based on four components: scholarships, an admissions counselor based in Chicago, marketing and support for recruitment events in the Chicagoland area, ea...

  • The City of Fort Wayne this year created a 13-member Public Art Commission to help develop a public art master plan. (Image courtesy of the city of Fort Wayne.)

    Work Begins on Ft. Wayne Public Art Master Plan

    A comprehensive vision for public art in Fort Wayne is being devised to find locations and projects appropriate for the city's neighborhoods. The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission recently picked Columbus, Ohio firm Designing Local to develop the master plan. The plan is being funded by gifts and contributions from the Fort Wayne Chamber Foundation and the Fort Wayne Development Commission.  The plan hopes to create an environment that supports diversity, collaboration, econ...
  • Tech

    • Electric Co-Op Acquires Wintek Corp.

      Tipmont REMC in Mongtomery County has announced the acquisition of Lafayette-based technology and fiber solutions provider Wintek Corp. The electric cooperative says the deal is part of its plan to offer fiber broadband service and it expects to announce the name of the service next spring. 

    • Eleven Fifty Eyes Statewide Growth

      Eleven Fifty Academy, which began in founder Scott Jones' Carmel house and moved to Launch Fishers, is now looking to go statewide. The coding academy is considering communities including Fort Wayne, Gary, Valparaiso and Terre Haute. Jones says the academy boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, with 81 percent finding jobs within the first two months. "No training environment in the state, no college or university is coming close to those kinds of impacts in that short amount...

    • Formstack Acquires Toronto Company

      Indianapolis-based tech company Formstack has announced the acquisition of a Canadian company. Financial terms of the deal for Toronto-based QuickTapSurvey are not being disclosed.

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  • Education

    • Eleven Fifty Eyes Statewide Growth

      Eleven Fifty Academy, which began in founder Scott Jones' Carmel house and moved to Launch Fishers, is now looking to go statewide. The coding academy is considering communities including Fort Wayne, Gary, Valparaiso and Terre Haute. Jones says the academy boasts a 93 percent graduation rate, with 81 percent finding jobs within the first two months. "No training environment in the state, no college or university is coming close to those kinds of impacts in that short amount...

    • IMA Launches Education Initiative

      The Indiana Manufacturers Association has begun an employer-driven education program to provide skilled workers to meet the needs of the state's manufacturing industry.  The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education will collaborate with manufacturers and educational institutions to devise dual-track training to include hands-on instruction and classwork. Students completing coursework would earn an associate degree.  

    • Chicago Couple Gifts Millions to Wabash College

      A new recruiting initiative at Wabash College is being funded by a significant gift from a Wabash alumnus and his wife. Walt and Kathy Snodell have donated $4 million to the Crawfordsville school to reach prospective students in their native Chicago, and surrounding areas. The Snodell's gift will help the school develop a plan based on four components: scholarships, an admissions counselor based in Chicago, marketing and support for recruitment events in the Chicagoland area, ea...

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Newton County Plant Acquired by Canadian Company

      Canada-based Cascades Inc. has acquired a manufacturing plant in Newton County. The green packaging and tissue products manufacturer says the Urban Forest Products facility in Brook, which manufactures molded pulp protective packaging for the egg and quick service restaurant industries, will help improve the company’s position in the strategic fresh protein and food services packaging markets. Rob Richards, general manager for what will now be known as...

    • IMA Launches Education Initiative

      The Indiana Manufacturers Association has begun an employer-driven education program to provide skilled workers to meet the needs of the state's manufacturing industry.  The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education will collaborate with manufacturers and educational institutions to devise dual-track training to include hands-on instruction and classwork. Students completing coursework would earn an associate degree.  

    • Manufacturer Planning Expansion in Berne

      A subsidiary of Japan-based FCC Co. Ltd. has announced plans to expand in Adams County. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says FCC (Adams) LLC will invest more than $24 million to grow its Berne facility and add up to 51 jobs by 2021.

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  • Life Sciences

    • BioCrossroads Looking to the Future During Transition

      The incoming interim president and chief executive officer of BioCrossroads says the transition in leadership will be a smooth one. The state's life science initiative announced Wednesday longtime CEO David Johnson is leaving to continue his role as CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership on a full-time basis. Norah Doherty will assume the interim position at the beginning of the year and says BioCrossroads continues to look to the future.

    • Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building

      16 Tech developers have officially broken ground on the innovation district's first building, marking the beginning of an ambitious 10-year project. The $30 million Advanced Research and Innovation building is fully-leased and will anchor the 60-acre development. The facility, which will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, is set to be complete in mid-2020.

    • BioCrossroads CEO Moving On

      The chief executive officer of the state's life sciences initiative is stepping down. BioCrossroads says David Johnson, who has led the organization for 14 years, is leaving at the end of the year to serve as president and CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership on a full-time basis. The CICP is the parent organization of Indiana's six talent and industry sector initiatives, including BioCrossroads. Johnson was elected president and CEO of the CICP in 2012 and has since led...

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  • Health

    • Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building

      16 Tech developers have officially broken ground on the innovation district's first building, marking the beginning of an ambitious 10-year project. The $30 million Advanced Research and Innovation building is fully-leased and will anchor the 60-acre development. The facility, which will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, is set to be complete in mid-2020.

    • Purdue Researchers Fighting Lung Superbugs

      Purdue University researchers are devising new ways to treat the world's fourth-leading cause of death: lower respiratory infections. Lung infections are often caused by 'superbugs' that are resistant to all available antibiotics, but researchers say they have created a drug formula that has shown progress in fighting them.

    • Dupont Hospital to Showcase Renovations

      Multi-million-dollar renovations at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne will be unveiled Thursday. Fourteen months of construction have added facilities and space for specialized services offered by Lutheran Children's Hospital. The additions include a six-bed pediatric inpatient unit and a three-bed pediatric intensive care unit. The second floor pediatric inpatient unit had previously been designated for medical surgical patients, but now features the color of...

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  • Ag INnovation

    • National FFA Convention to Stay in Indy

      One of the state's largest conventions will remain in Indianapolis. The National FFA Organization has announced Indy will continue to host the National FFA Convention & Expo through 2031. The announcement comes two months after the organization set a new attendance record at the 2018 convention, which drew 69,944 people. The event had an estimated economic impact of $39.8 million for the city. The organization has previously committed to hold the event...

    • ISDA Awarded $400K in Water Quality Grants

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $400,000 to the Indiana State Department of Agriculture. The funding aims to improve water quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin.

    • Daniel Padrao is the COO of Solinftec.

      Solinftec Aims to Bring Momentum to Purdue HQ

      The chief operating officer of a Brazil-based ag tech company says he hopes to bring the success he's seen in his home country to the U.S. Daniel Padrao says the U.S. market is very important for Solinftec, which announced Thursday plans to establish its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park. The company has already set up operations in Florida and California and Padrao says they are moving at a very fast pace. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Padrao said...

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  • Paul St. Angelo

    Music For All Hires VP

    Music for All has hired Paul St. Angelo as vice president of advancement. He previously held positions with the Children’s Home Foundation, the International School of Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College, Culver Educational Foundation, the Indiana University School of Dentistry, Marian University and began his career in the nationwide United Way system.

  • Emily Kibling

    PRSA Appoints Board Members

    The Public Relations Society of America Hoosier Chapter has appointed 2019 board members. The appointments are for one year term, ending next November. Emily Kibling (pictured), has been elected president of the Hoosier Chapter, following immediate past president, Megan Bulla. Kibling currently serves as an account director for Hirons.

  • David Johnson

    BioCrossroads CEO Moving On

    The chief executive officer of the state's life sciences initiative is stepping down. BioCrossroads says David Johnson, who has led the organization for 14 years, is leaving at the end of the year to focus full-time on his role as president and CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. He was elected president and CEO of the CICP in 2012 and has since led both organizations in a shared capacity.

  • Marcus Colson

    Busey Hires Vice President

    Carmel-based Busey has hired Marcus Colson as vice president and SBA lending specialist. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. Busey secured his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. Colson is a member of the Venture Club of Indiana and the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders.

  • Carly Day

    Purdue Athletics Names Head Team Physician

    Purdue University’s athletic squads have a new team member to assist in providing each student-athlete a state-of-the-art system of medical care. Carly Day, a member of Franciscan Physician Network, has been appointed head team physician. She will oversee all aspects of medical care for more than 500 student-athletes at the Big Ten Conference university.

  • Maricha Ellis

    Ellis Honored With Silver Stevie Award

    Maricha Ellis has been named the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the Executive of the Year category in the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business. She is vice president of marketing and sales operations for Stericycle Environmental Solutions. The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees and the companies they run — worldwide. Ellis was recognized in the Female Executive of the Year category.

  • Jill Geer

    American College of Education Hires CMO

    The American College of Education has hired Jill Geer as chief marketing officer. She will oversee integrated marketing operations and driving organizational and enrollment growth. Geer previously served in a similar role at USA Track and Field.

  • Scott Henderson (image courtesy of techsquareatl.com)

    Purdue Names New Entrepreneurial Officer

    The Purdue Research Foundation has appointed international commercialization expert Scott Henderson chief entrepreneurial officer. He will provide leadership to the Purdue Foundry, an entrepreneurship and commercialization accelerator, and Purdue Ventures, a capital and talent hub. Henderson comes to the foundation from Sandbox Communities, a company he formed four years ago in Atlanta.

  • Aleesia Johnson

    IPS Announces Interim Superintendent

    Aleesia Johnson has been appointed Indianapolis Public Schools' interim superintendent. She currently serves as deputy superintendent for academics. Current Superintendent Dr. Lewis Ferebee’s last day will be January 4, after which Johnson will fill the position. Ferebee has been named chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools.

  • Angela Smith Grossman

    DCS Appoints Assistant Deputy Director

    The Indiana Department of Child Services has promoted Angela Smith Grossman to assistant deputy director of field operations, a new position that will focus on enhancing the agency’s foster and collaborative care programs. She has been with DCS for more than 27 years. During her tenure with DCS, Smith Grossman has served the agency as a regional manager, local office director and family case manager supervisor.  

  • Jason Trainer

    ISU Names Vice Provost

    Indiana State University has named Jason Trainer first vice provost for enrollment management. He previously worked as director of admissions at the University of North Dakota; director of enrollment management and marketing and director of marketing and communications at Northland Community and Technical College in East Grand Forks, Minnesota.

  • Brooke Barnett

    Butler Names New Dean

    Brooke Barnett has been named dean of Butler University's College of Communication, effective June 1. She is a professor and associate provost at Elon University. Barnett earned her master's and doctorate from Indiana University. She is from Kentucky and has taught in Elon's School of Communications since 2001.

  • Julie Manas

    St. Vincent Names Manas Regional President

    Julie Manas has been named regional president of the St. Vincent North Region, which includes St. Vincent Anderson, Carmel, Fishers, Kokomo, Mercy, Randolph and Williamsport hospitals. She has more than 30 years of healthcare experience and most recently comes from Hospital Sisters Health System, Western Wisconsin Division, where she held the role of president and chief executive officer.

  • Orestes Hernandez

    Mascot Hall of Fame Hires Executive Director

    As finishing touches are underway on the Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting an executive director and full-time staff have been hired. Orestes Hernandez has been announced as executive director. Hernandez formerly was vice president of business development at the Coral Gables Museum near Miami. He has also worked more than 15 years with the Miami Marlins and the PGA Tour. 

  • Todd Krysiewicz

    Bell Techlogix Adds Senior VP

    Bell Techlogix has added Todd Krysiewicz as senior vice president of application sales and services. He is a 26-year veteran of the industry. Krysiewicz most recently served as SVP services sales for OnX Enterprise Solutions, a midsized Canadian IT services company.

  • Dr. Penny Kallmyer

    MHS Honors Kallmyer With Excellence Award

    Managed Health Services, in collaboration with its parent company, Centene Corp., has recognized Dr. Penny Kallmyer with a national award for clinical excellence. She is an independent pediatric practitioner and her office on the west side of Indianapolis. Kallmyer has been a board-certified pediatrician for nearly 25 years.

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    • Dept. of Labor Honors Eleven Fifty

      Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy says it is the first in Indiana and one of just a few in the nation to be recognized by the U.S. Department of labor as a software development apprenticeship program. The department is taking part in a ceremonial signing with the academy this morning at Eleven Fifty's headquarters in Launch Fishers.

    • BioCrossroads Looking to the Future During Transition

      The incoming interim president and chief executive officer of BioCrossroads says the transition in leadership will be a smooth one. The state's life science initiative announced Wednesday longtime CEO David Johnson is leaving to continue his role as CEO of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership on a full-time basis. Nora Doherty will assume the interim position at the beginning of the year and says BioCrossroads continues to look to the future.

    • Work Begins on 16 Tech's First Building

      16 Tech developers have officially broken ground on the innovation district's first building, marking the beginning of an ambitious 10-year project. The $30 million Advanced Research and Innovation building is fully-leased and will anchor the 60-acre development. The facility, which will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers, is set to be complete in mid-2020

    • Bid For FFA Convention Draws 'Fierce' Competition

      Visit Indy says the National FFA Organization's decision to keep its annual convention in Indianapolis is the result of nearly a year of negotiations. The Indy-based organization Tuesday announced Indianapolis would continue to host the event through 2031. 

    • IND Adds New Airline, Nonstop Routes

      A Florida-based airline, billing itself as an "ultra low-cost carrier," is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Spirit Airlines Inc. will begin daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and Orlando in March, and add summer seasonal nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in May. 

    • IND Adds New Airline, Nonstop Routes

      A Florida-based airline, billing itself as an "ultra low-cost carrier," is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Spirit Airlines Inc. (NYSE: SAVE) will begin daily, nonstop service to Las Vegas and Orlando in March, and add summer seasonal nonstop service to Myrtle Beach in May. Vice President For Capacity Planning Mark Kopczak says the airline sees "real potential for growth" in those routes.

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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.  

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    • What Do Customers Really Think of You?

      Ask a business owner how her customers think about the services they receive or the products they use, and you’ll hear comments like "they love us." But when a third party asks those customers the same question, the results can be eye-opening. I recently shared the story about developing a customer profile for a professional services firm that was eager to grow but lacked useful marketing intelligence about the business it was already handling. We helped them...

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