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    Vectren Planning Nearly $1B in Natural Gas, Solar Projects

    Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (VVC) has announced plans for two major projects in southwest Indiana. The utility says the efforts, which include a $900 million natural gas-fired generation plant, will reduce its carbon emissions by 60 percent over 2005 levels. Vectren is also planning to install a 50-megawatt solar array that will include more than 150,000 solar panels covering nearly 300 acres. A specific location for the array was not announced. The plans are part of Vectren's...

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    Builders Association Tempers News of Permit Rise

    The chief executive officer of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says, despite a jump in January single-family building permits, the environment for builders remains challenging. Steve Lains says difficulties in the project approval process are "hindering the new construction industry’s ability to meet the ongoing demand." The nine-county organization says 480 permits were issued last month, compared to 345 in the same month a year earlier.

  • Josh Hornbacker (left) and Colin Meadowcroft (photos courtesy Trine University)

    Trine Beefs Up Broadcast Capabilities

    Trine University has launched the Trine Broadcasting Network, which will incorporate university video production, athletic event live-streaming and game-day experience at the recently-open MTI Center. Josh Hornbacher, operations director of the campus radio station WEAX, will serve as executive producer of the network and Colin Meadowcroft has been named senior producer and creative specialist. The northeast Indiana school says...

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    Sunday Sales Bill Passes House

    The Indiana Senate bill allowing carryout alcohol sales on Sunday is one step closer to Governor Holcomb's signature. The Indiana House approved Senate Bill 1 with the previously-added amendment putting Sunday sales into effect as soon as the governor signs it into law. The House passed the bill by a vote of 82-10. Our partners at WIBC-FM in Indianapolis report the Senate must still vote to concur with the House amendment, though a date for that vote has not been set.

  • TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier

    Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

    More than 100 nominees have been announced for Techpoint's 2018 Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

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    Savor The South Shore Underway

    A two-week-long event focusing on dining out in northwest Indiana has begun. Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks features three-course menus at special prices through March 4. More than 30 restaurants throughout the Region are participating. Participants include...

  • Patrick Industries acquires Metal Moulding Corporation (photo courtesy Patrick Industries)

    Patrick Completes Purchase of Tennessee Manufacturer

    Elkhart-based Patrick Industries (Nasdaq: PATK) has announced the acquisition of Metal Moulding Corporation of Madison, Tennessee. The deal was completed for $20 million in cash considerations, with the potential for up to $2 million more if certain performance metrics are met. MMC manufactures custom metal fabricated products, mainly for the marine market, like hinges, arm rests, panels and trim, along with plastic products, including boxes and inlay tables. 

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    Sam Hunt Named Legends Day Headliner

    A Grammy Award-nominated country music singer will headline this year's Firestone Legends Day Concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sam Hunt will take the stage inside Turn 4 of the famed oval May 26, the day before the 102nd Indianapolis 500. The day will also feature performances by Canaan Smith and Filmore. IMS president Doug Boles says...

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    Development Collaborators Plan Multiple Upscale Projects in Indy

    Indianapolis-based Litz & Eaton Development Co. has detailed a $6 million residential project in Indianapolis, one of four it plans for the downtown area this year. Penn Row, which will be located at 18th Street and Pennsylvania Street in the Herron Morton neighborhood, will include 13 units. The development team is a joint venture between owners Brad Litz of Litz Real Estate and John Eaton of John Eaton Homes Inc.

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    Mall GM: Big Renovations Reflect Commitment, Demo Shift

    The general manager of Circle Centre Mall says the largest in the nearly 25-year history of the downtown Indianapolis shopping destination will help deliver an "experience that people can't duplicate elsewhere." Audrie Thompson says the renovations demonstrate the commitment of managing partner Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) and stakeholders to maintaining what she calls the "best address downtown." Work is slated to begin in the spring and will take...

  • Levementum SVP Michael Burton

    Levementum Riding Indy's Tech Wave

    The senior vice president of Arizona-based Levementum says the presence of Salesforce and a "fantastic talent pool" have made Indianapolis a great spot for the customer relationship management firm to grow. Michael Burton says the company will move to a new Indianapolis location this summer after outgrowing its current home at The Union 525 downtown. Early last year, the company detailed plans to add 175 jobs by 2021. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

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    Circle Centre Set For Major Changes

    Major changes are coming to Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis. The Circle Center Partnership has announced a multi-million renovation project it says will add a "fresh, contemporary look" to the nearly 25-year-old mall. An exact investment figure for the project is not being disclosed. The partnership says the renovation will encompass all areas of the mall, including its parking garages. The renovation project is set to begin...

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    'Best Places' in Indiana Reaches Record

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has released the 2018 list of Best Places to Work in Indiana. A record 125 companies are being honored this year and more than 50 are first-timers or returning after a year or more off the list. Employers in over two dozen communities are represented and the chamber will unveil the rankings of the Best Places honorees during a May 3 awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

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    Savor Downtown Indy Sets Sail

    A new event spotlighting the downtown Indianapolis dining scene launches Monday. Over 50 restaurants will participate in Savor Downtown, which involves discounted menu offerings through Sunday. Organizers of Savor Downtown Indy say it is the only event of its kind focusing on downtown. A different event, Devour Indy, runs twice a year for two weeks and includes restaurants in downtown and surrounding areas. The list of Savor Downtown Indy participants include...

  • Jason Kissel is executive director of ACRES Land Trust.

    Preservation Organization Hits Milestone

    Huntertown-based ACRES Land Trust has reached a milestone. The organization, which works to preserve land in northeast Indiana, northwest Ohio and southern Michigan, is now protecting more than 7,000 acres. Recent acquisitions include properties in DeKalb, Elkhart, LaGrange, Kosciusko and Allen counties. Executive Director Jason Kissel says "over the past fourteen years, ACRES has doubled in size in nearly all categories: land owned, staff, endowment, and financial support."

  • Hunckler: Indy Tech Companies 'Playing Big'

    The founder of Indianapolis-based Powderkeg says a first-ever tech census confirms that Indianapolis is "an amazing epicenter of marketing technology innovation." Matt Hunckler says information compiled from 138 central Indiana companies shows marketing tech companies have big plans, with 38 percent of respondents expecting exits in excess of $50 million. "Which means we're not looking for base hits here," said Hunckler. "We're looking for..."

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    Tech Industry Insider to Speak at Launch Fishers

    The founder of a technology industry investigative news website will be featured at an upcoming Launch Fishers event. Sarah Lacy, who is also author of "A Uterus is a Feature, Not a Bug: The Working Woman's Guide to Overthrowing The Patriarchy," will headline a Fireside Chat March 1. Lacy was among the first to report on allegations of misogynist culture and harassment at ridesharing company Uber. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says...

  • Matt Hunckler is founder and chief executive officer of Powderkeg.

    Powderkeg Details Growth in Indy And Beyond

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has announced expansion plans that could add more than three dozen jobs over the next four years. The organization, which provides a subscription-based networking and growth-focused platform for technology entrepreneurs, is aiming to extend its footprint into 50 total markets by the end of 2020. Powderkeg changed its name mid-last year from Verge and launched an online network to complement existing "digital and physical experiences" that include...

  • Berry Global Planning Major Investment

    Evansville-based Berry Global Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has announced plans for a $50 million capital investment. The company says the investment will focus on its proprietary Spinlace asset and will include a new commercial production facility in North America.

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    Kroger Unveils Lebanon Renovations

    The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has reopened its Lebanon location following a $3.4 million revamp. The Cincinnati-based chain says the investment includes renovations to the bakery, meat, produce and deli sections. Kroger has been unveiling renovations throughout the state in recent years, including work at the New Albany location that was unveiled earlier in the month. Central Division President Pam Matthews says...

  • Construction on the Sports Legends Experience is expected to be complete by this spring.

    Museum Spotlights More of Sports Legends Experience

    The more than $35 million Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis continues to progress. The venue today showed off fitness equipment that will be part of the attraction. Director of Media and Public Relations Kimberly Harms says there is custom-built equipment for both children and adults as well as people with special needs. Construction on the Sports Legends Experience, which spans more than seven acres...

  • Gen Con came to Indianapolis in 2003.

    Gen Con Extends With Indianapolis

    Gen Con LLC has extended its agreement to hold its massive gaming event in Indianapolis through 2022. Last year's event attracted record turnstile attendance of nearly 208,000. For the first time in its 50-year history, the convention sold out all of its attendee badges before last year's event began. The event also added the first level of Lucas Oil Stadium, and reached Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time for a concert by Grammy-winning band They Might Be Giants.

  • Companies With Indiana Presence Among 'Best' to Work For

    Multiple companies with large Indiana footprints have been dubbed one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. The results of the annual list from Fortune are determined by more than 315,000 employee survey responses. The publication's Trust Index Survey included over 50 questions that focused on executive team effectiveness, innovation and people-focused programs. Companies on the list have at least 1,000 employees and must reach certain participation and confidence levels.

  • Randy Mitchell is president of White County Economic Development.

    White County Touting Year of Growth

    The president of White County Economic Development Organization Inc. says "everything is on the move" in terms of business progress in the northwest Indiana county. White County farmers produce more popcorn than any other county in the state and Randy Mitchell says the county's economy is also bolstered by a manufacturing presence that is tied to one-third of all jobs. During the organization's annual luncheon that drew 400 attendees, Mitchell talked with...

  • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

    Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in an Adams County girl with a rare bleeding disorder, live around a decade longer than normal. They also had lower insulin levels and diabetes rates.

  • Governor Eric Holcomb says the program could drive new workforce "pathways" in the state.

    State Getting 'Skillful' About Workforce Efforts

    Governor Eric Holcomb is one of 20 founding governors in a national effort to boost workforce skills. The Skillful State Network focuses on creating a labor market in the U.S. where employers can tap into desired talent and workers can continuously acquire new skills. The network says it will leverage data and technology and allow participating states to share "what works." In addition to Indiana, founding states include...

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    Work Begins on The Landing

    Crews have begun construction on a more than $30 million mixed-use development in downtown Fort Wayne. The Landing includes restoration of seven buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the construction of one new building. When complete, the development will feature 70 apartments and 56,000 square feet of commercial and retail space. Cincinnati-based The Model Group is developing the project and says...

  • Weber will take the helm March 5.

    Weber to Lead Early Learning Indiana

    Early Learning Indiana has named Maureen Weber its new president and chief executive officer. She currently serves as chief strategy officer of Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way. Weber succeeds Ted Maple, who served as president and CEO of the state's oldest early childhood education nonprofit since 2013 and left in October to lead education and youth development programs for Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. Early Learning Indiana's staff numbers 350.

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    Manufacturing Exec: Indiana Has a 'Population Problem'

    The president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association says, to fill the growing number of openings in Indiana's manufacturing sector and beyond, the state needs to ramp up efforts to increase its population. "Our check engine light is on," says Brian Burton, "and it's blinking." He says the association is pushing a measure with state lawmakers that would exempt some people who move to Indiana for a job from paying state income tax for a number of years.

  • High Alpha Adds Robin Fleming

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha has named Robin Fleming entrepreneur in residence. Fleming most recently served as senior vice president of technology at Angie's List in Indianapolis and is currently a board member for Zionsville-based Clear Software. Her 30 years of experience in the tech field includes roles at Teradata’s Marketing Applications Division, which is formerly known as Aprimo, Match.com, Worksoft and i2 Technologies. Fleming's new role will include...

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    Wolfie's Grill to Open New Waterside Location

    A restaurant at a high-profile Hamilton County location will once again have new owners. Scott and Nyla Wolf, who own the Wolfie's Grill & Italian House restaurant chain, have acquired the LakeHouse at Geist, which is located on Geist Reservoir. The couple has launched renovations that include a full kitchen remodel and new bar area. The new Wolfie's location is expected to employ 50 during the offseason and 120 during its peak in the summer months.

  • The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce detailed the plan during its annual Groundhog Day economic forecast.

    Call For Collaboration in Wabash Valley

    A new plan designed to boost economic and political collaboration in a five-county region in the Wabash Valley has been launched. West Central 2025, patterned after the Indiana Chamber's Indiana Vision 2025 plan, will involve chambers and other community leaders in Vigo, Clay, Vermillion, Sullivan and Parke counties. Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce Vice President Kristin Craig says the effort will serve as "another platform" to develop and promote regional assets.

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    Three Floyds Pitching Major Expansion

    The state's largest production brewery is proposing a big expansion. Munster-based Three Floyds Brewing Co. says plans include more than 114,000 square-feet of additional manufacturing and warehousing space, expanded retail, brewpub and office facilities and a new outdoor garden area for dining. The Plan Unit Development filing with the town of Munster also includes more parking and infrastructure improvements.

  • Rich Cooper, pictured at the podium, is CEO of the Ports of Indiana.

    Another Big Year For Indiana's Ports

    The chief executive officer of the Ports of Indiana calls 2017 an "exceptional year" that caps off a record four-year run. Rich Cooper believes 2018 is positioned well to be another big one that will capitalize on major developments in 2017, including South Korea-based POSCO's (NYSE: PKX) $21 million investment in southeast Indiana and California-based Metro Ports launching a major operation in northwest Indiana. He also cites additional expansions...

  • Karl LaPan is CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center.

    Northeast Innovation Center Targets Women, Rural Entrepreneurs

    A new partnership between the Fort Wayne-based Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Whitley County Chamber of Commerce could serve as a regional model for empowering women entrepreneurs and rural innovation. NIIC Chief Executive Officer Karl LaPan tells Inside INdiana Business the Enterprising Communities initiative will focus on networks, capital, talent and workspace with very specific targets. In a Studio(i) interview, LaPan said the Whitley County partnership will serve as...

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    Growth Continues For Employee Engagement Developer

    Fishers-based Emplify is touting a year of growth and plans to add more than 30 employees in 2018. Once a product in the Bluebridge Digital family, the company became Emplify after Bluebridge Churches and Bluebridge Tourism were sold for $8 million. During an interview with Inside INdiana Business, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Santiago Jaramillo...

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    Frank Reich: Colts Will be 'Most United' NFL Team

    The new Indianapolis Colts head coach says he's looking forward to the opportunity to build a team "one person at a time, one player at a time, one little detail at a time." Frank Reich was introduced Tuesday during a news conference with owner Jim Irsay and General Manager Chris Ballard. Reich said "four marks" will characterize his team. He said the Colts will be...

  • The Lids Sports Group headquarters in Zionsville opened in 2016.

    Parent Company Seeks to Sell Lids Sports Group

    The Tennessee-based parent company of Lids Sports Group is attempting to sell the headwear and team athletics retailer that is headquartered in Zionsville. Genesco Inc. (NYSE: GCO) says it's part of an effort to focus on its footwear business, which includes Journeys locations in the United States and Schuh stores in the United Kingdom. The company says a strategic review process has found the move would create...

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    Sammy L. Davis to Receive Sachem

    Governor Eric Holcomb will next month award the state's highest honor to a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sammy L. Davis, a native of Freedom, Indiana in Owen County, will receive the 2018 Sachem Award. Holcomb's office says the Sachem is given "to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana." Davis is a veteran of the Vietnam War and suffered severe injuries during a firefight near...

  • The Situation Room is located in Decker Hall on the Anderson campus.

    Situation Room to Launch at Anderson University

    Anderson University will publicly debut a situation room for its Security Studies Program. The Wednesday ribbon cutting in Decker Hall will also feature Matthew Olsen, a former National Counterterrorism Center director. The facility is modeled after the situation room in the White House and will allow students to respond to simulated crises. Political Science Professor Michael Frank says...

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    Riverview to Build ER/Urgent Care Facilities

    Noblesville-based Riverview Health has announced plans to construct four freestanding emergency departments that will include urgent care services. The health system says the retail model of the facilities will focus on customer service and quick treatments. Construction on the 10,000-square-foot buildings is set to begin this spring with all four locations expected to open in 2019. The facilities will be located in north Carmel, west Carmel, Fishers and the Nora area in Indianapolis.

  • Long has led the Senate since 2007.

    Long to Leave Indiana Senate

    Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-16) says he will retire from the Senate in November. He has served in the chamber for 22 years, including 12 leading the Senate. Long says he will continue to work as a practicing attorney. Long says he takes "great pride" in helping lead efforts including property tax caps, Right to Work, balanced budgets, school choice and a 20-year transportation plan. The Senate will select a new president...

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    Study: Indiana a Life Sciences Stand-Out

    The author of a new report from a Washington D.C.-based science and technology think tank says Indiana "has done quite well" when it comes to creating a successful life sciences ecosystem. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Senior Fellow Joe Kennedy says the sector -- which includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device and equipment companies -- was selected because new technology is showing great promise in reducing cost and increasing effectiveness.

  • MainSource Merger Includes Sale of Multiple Branches

    Cincinnati-based First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) and Greensburg-based MainSource Financial Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFG) have announced the pending sale of five Indiana MainSource Bank branches. The deal with Jasper-based German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) is connected to First Financial's planned $1 billion acquisition of MainSource, which is awaiting U.S. Department of Justice and Federal Reserve Board of Governors approval. The banks say...

  • Michelle Obama to Talk Issues Facing Women, Girls

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be in Indianapolis Tuesday night for an event focusing on empowering women and girls. The moderated conversation at Bankers Life Fieldhouse is being organized by the Women's Fund of Central Indiana. During an appearance on The INsiders on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Executive Director Jennifer Pope Baker discussed how initiatives led by the former First Lady align with those of the Indianapolis-based organization.

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    Evansville Airport Adds Sunny Nonstop Route

    Evansville Regional Airport has announced a new seasonal nonstop flight to a popular tourist destination. Service to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport by Las Vegas-based Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) will begin June 8, joining Chicago as the two nonstop destinations at EVV. Airport Executive Director Doug Joest says...

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    'Proven' Entrepreneurial Accelerator Branches to Indiana

    An accelerator for early-stage companies is extending its footprint to Indiana. gener8tor, which currently operates in six markets in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, will offer its seven-week program to five Indianapolis startups at the end of April. gBETA Indy will include coaching, office space and mentor access, as well as networking opportunities with potential customers, corporate partners and investors. IEDC Chief Innovation Officer Dave Roberts says...

  • The first phase of the Electric Works project is slated to begin in 2018.

    Nonprofit to Join Electric Works

    A Fort Wayne nonprofit has announced plans to be one of the inaugural tenants at the massive $440 million Electric Works development in the city's downtown. The Fort Wayne Public Market says the site at the former General Electric campus will accommodate a wide variety of needs and offer flexibility. The FWPM was formed in 2017 through a collaboration among Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, Fort Wayne's Farmers Market and the City of Fort Wayne's Public Market Taskforce.

  • (Image of Colts owner Jim Irsay and new head coach Frank Reich courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts.)

    Colts Moving Forward With Frank Reich

    The Indianapolis Colts are set Tuesday to formally introduce their new head coach. Frank Reich, who most recently served as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, has been named to the position after New England Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels went back on an agreement to lead the Colts. Reich was a coach for the Colts from 2006-2011, serving as wide receivers coach, quarterbacks coach, offensive assistant and coaching intern.

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    Frontier to Fly Nonstop From Indy to Austin

    More nonstop service to a key technology destination is coming to the Indianapolis International Airport. Frontier Airlines says it will begin a new flight to Austin, Texas April 10. The inaugural nonstop flight on Allegiant Air to the central Texas city launched last May and a seasonal nonstop on Southwest Airlines will take off for the first time two days before the new Frontier flight. IND recently surpassed its nonstop flight record, now flying to 51 destinations.

  • IoT Lab to Have Statewide Impact

    The chief executive officer of the Indiana IoT Lab, set to open March 21 in Fishers, says the 24,000 square-foot facility will have impact that extends well beyond Hamilton County. "We're seeing a ton of interest from around the state," said John Wechsler, during an interview on this weekend's edition of Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick. Wechsler believes the IoT coworking space, the first in Indiana, can provide...

  • Manufacturer Could Bring 120 Jobs to Fort Wayne

    A manufacturer is seeking tax incentives from the city of Fort Wayne on a proposed $20.6 million investment. ElringKlinger, a global automotive supplier with a German parent company, says it plans to locate to a shell building in the Persistence Industrial Park and create 120 jobs. The company's largest customer include General Motors and Ford. It currently has a presence in Michigan, Georgia and California. ElringKlinger is seeking tax abatement.

  • Barney led the Quad Cities Chamber, which covers three counties in Iowa and three in Illinois, from 2010 through mid-2017.

    Southwest Indiana Chamber Names New CEO

    The Southwest Indiana Chamber has named Tara Barney president and chief executive officer. She comes from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, where she served as CEO for around seven years. Barney led the Quad Cities Chamber, which covers three counties in Iowa and three in Illinois, from 2010 through mid-2017.

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    Walmart Offering Opportunities to Displaced Greenfield Workers

    A spokesman with Walmart (NYSE: WMT) tells Inside INdiana Business all 511 employees slated to be laid off at a DHL Supply Chain-operated logistics facility in Greenfield will "have an opportunity to transition to Walmart." The retailer is taking over operations at the facility and says a hiring and selection process is already underway for the DHL employees. Ryan Currell, who works in corporate communications with Walmart, adds...

  • Pferrer says, while employers want to help associates and their families, "there is no playbook" for dealing with the addiction.

    State, Chamber Partnering on Opioid Effort

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Wellness Council of Indiana and Governor Eric Holcomb's administration are teaming up on an effort to combat the opioid epidemic. The groups say the Indiana Workforce Recovery Initiative will focus on helping employers provide coverage for substance abuse disorders, expand drug testing and provide effective health resources to employees. The effort comes as the epidemic continues to take a human and economic toll on ...

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    Pacers STEM Fest to Showcase 'New Wave' Jobs

    The Indiana Pacers and Conexus Indiana are this weekend joining more than 40 business, nonprofit and education partners for STEM Fest 2018 in Indianapolis. Thousands of participants, ranging from elementary students to recent college graduates from more than 100 schools throughout the state, are expected to attend. Bryce Carpenter with Conexus says the event will expose students to the "new wave" of STEM jobs through robotics, 3D and virtual reality exhibitions from...

  • Online Tech owns a data center in Indianapolis.

    Schurz Adds Data, Cloud Provider

    Mishawaka-based Schurz Communications Inc. is continuing its transformation. The media company, which divested itself from the radio and television business in 2016, has acquired Online Tech LLC of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Online Tech owns seven data centers in Indianapolis, Michigan and Missouri, and offers hybrid cloud services throughout the Midwest. Schurz continues to own a portfolio of 18 newspapers, plus broadband providers in Maryland, Iowa and Arizona.

  • Chris Terrill is chief executive officer of ANGI Homeservices.

    ANGI CEO: Indy 'Big Part' of Future

    The chief executive officer of Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) says Indianapolis will play a key role in driving the digital marketplace toward the scope and scale of other IAC (Nasdaq: IAC) properties like Match.com and Expedia.com. Following the release of ANGI Homeservices' first full-quarter earnings report as its own business, Chris Terrill says all of the consolidation and reorganization efforts related to Angie's List in Indianapolis are complete and...

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    Final I-69 Section Impact Statement Released

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has the released the Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision regarding the final section of the I-69 expansion. INDOT says the 26-mile stretch of interstate between Martinsville and Indianapolis will increase economic and improve safety and travel times. The 1,700-page impact statement affirms the use of State Road 37 between Indy and Martinsville as the route for Section 6 of the project.

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    RV Maker Taps Into New Tech

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. (NYSE: LCII) is turning to a high-tech solution to cut time and cost from the prototyping process. The recreational vehicle manufacturer is now using augmented reality to customers during its design phases. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, RV Product Manager Dominick Bilancio says a full prototyping cycle typically takes around a month, and if the client doesn't like the result, it's back to the drawing board.

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    Elanco Agreement Focuses on Animal Gut Health

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has announced a new partnership with a team of agbiosciences researchers in Wisconsin. The global in-licensing agreement with Ab E Discovery involves technology focused on improving gut health of poultry. The technology is in the late stages of development and involves hens passing along anti-bodies to offspring through eggs. Under terms of the agreement, Elanco has the exclusive global rights for all animal species, but the initial focus will be...
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    Notre Dame Works to Boost Research in The West Bank

    A $1 million grant for the University of Notre Dame is designed to spur economic growth in a highly-contested territory in the Middle East. The funds from the U.S. Department of State's Middle East Partnership Initiative will help boost the number of research engagement opportunities in the West Bank. The university, through its Keough School of Global Affairs-affiliated Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, will host residencies to bring together...

  • Tree of Life operates 20 campus bookstores, including one at Indiana Wesleyan University.

    Bookstore Operator Growing in Grant County

    A Grant County-based bookstore operator has announced plans to expand its headquarters. Tree of Life Bookstores says it will invest $310,000 to make technology upgrades as its Marion facility and create up to 34 jobs by 2022. Tree of Life offers textbook fulfillment for campus bookstores. The company says the expansion will include improvements to its Preserve software, which it developed to help streamline operations of campus stores. 

  • Anchor Tenants Sign on With Indiana IoT Lab

    The Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers has revealed the inaugural class of businesses setting up dedicated office suites at the soon-to-open property. Mayor Scott Fadness says the space, which is the first of its kind in the state, positions the city to "lead the way for innovation" in Indiana and beyond. In addition to filling eight suites, 50 members have joined and will use the coworking and prototyping amenities on-site.

  • Pictured left-to-right: Josh Shelton and Elizabeth Wyman

    Ball State Media Students Geared up For PyeongChang

    A team of Ball State University students will leave Thursday to cover the Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang as videographers and digital journalists. Through the school’s BSU at The Games program, which launched in 2012, five students will produce and contribute content for multiple media outlets, including Inside INdiana Business partner WTHR-TV in Indianapolis and publications in Utah, Colorado and Pennsylvania. For the first time, the Ball State participants will...

  • Elevate Ventures to Launch 'Kinetic'

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures will debut a two-day conference in May that focuses on Indiana and its high-growth businesses. Kinetic, which will take place May 1-2 in Indy, aims to spur collaboration among companies, higher education institutions and community leaders from throughout the state, as well as Midwest investors.

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    Fort Wayne Restaurant Among 'Most Romantic'

    An online dining reservation website has named a well-known Fort Wayne destination one of its 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America. OpenTable's annual list, which includes BakerStreet, is compiled from more than 12 million reviews of over 26,000 restaurants. BakerStreet was also on the 2017 edition of the list, which included a restaurant that didn't make this year's cut: Stables Steakhouse in Terre Haute. Restaurants in 32 states are named this year.

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    $47M Involved in Rolls-Royce Engine Deal

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis more than $47 million for work on existing turbo propeller engines. The contract relates to a previously-announced, five-year Air Force service agreement valued at $845 million. The work in the most recent announcement involves sustainment support, inventory control point management, repair, sustaining engineering support and technical data in support. The contract is slated to be complete by...

  • Financial terms of Xylem's acquisition of EmNet were not disclosed.

    South Bend Tech Company Acquired

    A South Bend-based company focusing on water and wastewater management technology is under new ownership. EmNet LLC has been acquired by global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) in New York. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

  • (Image of the Crawfordsville Aquatics Center courtesy of Crawfordsville High School.)

    Study Details Crawfordsville College Swimming Event Impact

    An analysis shows the Great Lakes Valley Conference Women's and Men's Swim and Dive Championships, which runs through Saturday in Crawfordsville, has created a nearly $1 million economic impact over the last five years. The research from the Center for Business, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship at Wabash College estimates the figure would increase slightly during the next five years. The idea for the study, the college says, came from...

  • Bolstra Hires COO, Completes Funding Round

    Carmel-based Bolstra has named Steve Ehrlich chief operating officer. The tech company, which provides a customer success management platform, has also completed a $1.5 million round of seed funding. A veteran of the Software-as-a-Service industry, Ehrlich most recently served as...

  • Hallett says new tech platforms strengthen KAR's global reach.

    KAR Deal Targets Rapidly-Growing Markets

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) Chief Executive Officer Jim Hallett says the company's latest acquisition puts it in a leadership position in the mobility space, which he says is moving "very, very quickly in North America." The company has acquired San Francisco-based STRATIM, which develops fleet management software for the on-demand car, ride sharing and autonomous vehicle markets. He says the deal shows KAR, which is building...

  • (Image courtesy of live stream from the Indianapolis Colts.)

    Colts GM: Team Will Get 'The Right Guy'

    Indianapolis Colts General Manager Chris Ballard says he didn't want an explanation from Josh McDaniels on why he decided against taking the head coach job. During a news conference Wednesday morning at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center in Indianapolis, Ballard said the team will "keep moving forward" after McDaniels went back on an agreement with the Colts. "We will get the right leader for the Indianapolis Colts," Ballard added. The team, he says, will...

  • The 2018 event was held at the Ivy Tech Community College Culinary and Conference Center in Indianapolis.

    IMPACT Awards Honor Internship Contributions

    Indiana INTERNnet, a statewide resource managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, has announced winners of its 12th annual IMPACT Awards. Categories include College Intern of the Year, High School Intern of the Year and Employer of the Year. Wednesday's luncheon was emceed by Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick and featured a keynote address from The Wild Institute founder Chris Heeter. Winners include...

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    Allegiant Opens Indy Air Base

    A $40 million Allegiant Travel Co. (Nasdaq: ALGT) air base at Indianapolis International Airport is now operational. The facility is home to two Airbus aircraft and a locally-based crew of 80. The low-cost carrier expects to locate a third plane to the Indy base sometime this year. IND Executive Director Mario Rodriguez told Inside INdiana Business in January the base was the catalyst for two new nonstop flights -- Charleston, South Carolina and Sarasota, Florida.

  • The company changed its name from Berry Plastics to Berry Global Group in April 2017.

    Berry Completes Acquisition, Triples Quarterly Profit

    Evansville-based Berry Global Group (NYSE: BERY) has completed its $475 million acquisition of Ohio-based Clopay Plastic Products Co. Inc. The company is also reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $163 million, up from $51 million during the same period last year. 

  • (photo courtesy Chip Ganassi Racing)

    CEO: INDYCAR Sponsorship Jibes With PNC's Growth

    The chief executive officer of Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) says a deal with Chip Ganassi Racing to serve as primary sponsor of 2008 Indianapolis 500 winner Scott Dixon will be a catalyst for expanding the bank's brand nationally. Bill Demchak says hooking up with the four-time IndyCar Series champion also comes at a good time for the series.

  • Jim Hallett (pictured at podium) is CEO of KAR Auction Services.

    KAR Auction Services Grows Tech Portfolio

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR), which is in the midst of building an $80 million global headquarters in the Hamilton County city, has announced another acquisition. The vehicle remarketer and technology provider says its addition of San Francisco-based software company STRATIM will boost its presence in on-demand car and ride sharing, urban commuting and autonomous vehicle markets.

  • (photo courtesy New England Patriots)

    McDaniels Cuts Out on Colts

    Hours after the Indianapolis Colts announced Josh McDaniels had agreed to be the team’s next head coach, the New England Patriots offensive coordinator pulled out. In a statement, the Colts say they are “surprised and disappointed” by McDaniels’ decision. The team has scheduled a news conference for 11:00 this morning.

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    Manufacturer Announces $16M Crothersville Investment

    An auto and heavy equipment component manufacturer plans to invest $16 million into its Jackson County operations. AISIN Drivetrain Inc. intends to create nearly 50 jobs this year. ADI Executive Vice President Scott Shade calls Crothersville "an ideal site" for the company."

  • Bunn Box was awarded the most funding of any recipient.

    Funding Boosts Indiana Recycling Efforts

    The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has named 12 recipients of grants through its Recycling Market Development Program. The funds total $1 million and are designed to expand the presence of recycling in the state. The largest grant -- nearly $420,000 -- will help Allen County-based Bunn Box Inc. with expansion and efficiency improvement efforts. Additional recipients include...

  • Indiana-Connected Investors Boost South Bend's AgenDx

    South Bend-based AgenDx Biosciences Inc. has closed on a more than $1.5 million seed round of financing. Investors include Elevate Ventures, South Bend-based The Judd Leighton Foundation Inc., the University of Notre Dame and IrishAngels Inc., a Chicago-based investment group focused on funding for startups connected to the Notre Dame community. The early-stage company develops molecular diagnostics technology used in the treatment pancreatic cancer.

  • Brian Stemme is project director at BioCrossroads.

    Banner Year For Life Sciences VC

    BioCrossroads, the state's life sciences initiative, says Hoosier businesses in the sector received a record infusion from venture capital investors last year. The $107 million, Project Director Brian Stemme says, surpassed expectations and represents an $18 million increase from 2016. Indianapolis-based startup On Target Laboratories led the way with a $40 million investment from JJDC Inc., the venture capital unit of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ).

  • Will: Market Downswing an 'Anomaly'

    A University of Indianapolis financial economist says Monday's dip in the U.S. stock market was not unexpected and is advising Hoosiers not to be concerned. UIndy School of Business Director of External Relations Matt Will calls the fluctuation, which included a record loss of more than 1,175 points by Dow Jones Industrial Average, is an anomaly. "This is a normal drop. It's a random occurrence. It'll come right back up," he tells Inside INdiana Business.

  • Township Consolidation Bill Withers in House

    A bill that would've culled one-third of the townships in the state did not receive a vote on a key deadline day. House Bill 1005, designed to consolidate townships with populations below 1,200, was not called to vote Monday, the final day it could have been heard for third reading in the House. The issue of township consolidation is one of the Indiana Chamber's legislative priorities.

  • IPL is headquartered on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

    Corporate 'Transformation' to Lead to IPL Layoffs

    The parent company of Indianapolis Power and Light Co. says it will cut 100 jobs in Indiana and 60 Dayton Power & Light jobs in Ohio as part of a what it calls a global strategic transformation. Virginia-based AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) says the changes will improve operational efficiencies, while continuing to serve its customers safely, reliably and affordably. Craig Jackson, who has served as chief financial officer for IPL and DP&L for five years, will serve as...

  • Zionsville has consistently ranked among the safest cities in Indiana on a number of lists.

    Indiana's Safest Cities Ranked

    The National Council for Home Safety and Security has released its annual list of the Safest Cities in Indiana. The list was compiled using the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Statistics combined with the council's own population data and internal research. Cities were ranked based on the number of reported violent crimes and property crimes per 1,000 people. Cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and cities with populations under 10,000 were excluded from the...

  • Job Totals Released For Carson's Store Closures

    The parent company of Carson's department stores has provided additional details about its consolidation plans, which include closing five Indiana locations. A notice to the state Indiana Department of Workforce Development shows more than 300 jobs will be affected by The Bon-Ton Stores Inc. "store rationalization program." The announcement follows word that the Milwaukee-based retailer has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Indiana locations...

  • Day believes the measure will "create wealth" in Indiana.

    SaaS Measure Seeks 'Clarity and Parity'

    An Indiana tech leader believes Governor Eric Holcomb is "on the right track" in backing a measure to clarify Indiana's policy on taxing Software as a Service companies. Legislation making its way through the Statehouse would exempt cloud- or subscription-based software from Indiana's 7 percent sales tax. DemandJump Chief Executive Officer Christopher Day says, while Indiana SaaS companies traditionally don't charge sales tax, the legislation would provide clarity and help...

  • (Image of the South Shore Line courtesy of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.)

    South Shore Line Officials Lay Out Annual, Long-term Plans

    The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Board of Trustees has unveiled plans for nearly $140 million in capital projects for the year. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report a total of some $1.2 billion in planned projects is on tap over the next five years. The work includes high-profile projects like the South Shore Line's West Lake Corridor extension and double-tracking the line between Gary and Michigan City. The plans include...

  • (Rendering of phase two of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project provided by the city of Fort Wayne.)

    Fort Wayne Riverfront Looking to Next Steps

    The city of Fort Wayne is looking toward the future of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project. The city has issued a Request For Qualifications from consultant teams for the second and third phases of the project, with a final selection expected to come in May. As part of the RFQ, the city is looking for teams to prepare an Implementation Framework for future development of the project, which will include a Riverfront master plan and reports and recommendations for issues such as...

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    Andy Paine Dies

    A well-known Hoosier banking executive and community leader has died. Andy Paine worked 37 years in the banking industry, serving in positions including president and chief operating officer of Indiana National Bank and chief executive officer of NBD Bank NA. Paine was 80.

  • CICP President David Johnson (left) and Bruce Katz of the Brookings Institution (middle) joined Gerry Dick on Inside INdiana Business Television.

    Brookings Book: Indy Global Model For 'New Localism'

    A just-released book by two urban experts from the Washington D.C.-based Brookings Institution calls out Indianapolis as one of three cities where networks and collaborations are creating change and innovation. In The New Localism, authors Bruce Katz and Jeremy Nowak devote a chapter to how Indy, Pittsburgh and Copenhagen are getting things done. Katz says public-private-academic partnerships have been working...

  • Holcomb and Azar announced the approval Friday in Indianapolis.

    HIP Expansion Lands Approval

    The state has received federal approval to continue to offer the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0. At a news conference Friday alongside U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Governor Eric Holcomb says the state will also be able to enhance and expand services to further fight the opioid epidemic. HIP 2.0, which currently covers more than 400,000 low-income adults in Indiana, will now run through December 2020. The enhancements to the program include...

  • The board approved a 2.3 percent increase for residence hall room rates at IU Bloomington.

    IU Trustees Approve Rate Increase, Projects, Degrees

    Indiana University's board of trustees Friday approved a slate of measures and projects. It includes a room and board increase, five new degrees and projects involving the Madam Walker Theatre near IUPUI and new housing on IU's Bloomington campus. The board approved a 2.3 percent increase for residence hall room rates at IU Bloomington for the 2018-2019 academic year. The school says the most common rate for room and board will increase just over...

  • RACER Trust Sells Off More GM Property

    The Michigan-based RACER Trust has completed the sale of 5.7 acres of the former General Motors Manual Transmission property in Muncie. Financial terms of the sale to Commonwealth Development Corp. of America were not disclosed, however the property's new owners say they plan to develop the site into 35 units of affordable housing. The Wisconsin-based developer says it will construct three buildings on the property, two of which will include 12 units with the third holding 11.

  • Sports Corp. Rebrands Charity Tournament

    The Indiana Sports Corp. is rebranding its annual event that, to date, has generated more than $6.5 million for youth sports programs. The former Youthlinks Charity Golf Tournament will now be known as the Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament. 

  • (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Initiative Seeks to Increase Service Opportunities

    Indiana University Bloomington is launching an effort designed to connect students with service-related opportunities. IU Corps, aims to boost campus-community partnerships throughout Indiana and the U.S. 

  • ULG Staffing Grows in Indy

    Indianapolis-based ULG Staffing has acquired another staffing firm in the city. Financial terms of the deal for STAFFWORKS were not disclosed, however ULG says no employees will be affected. STAFFWORKS focuses on staffing for jobs in the industrial market, the same as ULG. 

  • Ivy Tech Partners with Marian University

    Ivy Tech Partners With Marian University

    Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with Marian University to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who transferred to Marian prior to receiving an Ivy Tech degree. Reverse transfer is designed to help students pursue their career goals. 

  • Indiana Recycling Coalition Executive Director Allyson Mitchell

    Indiana Recycling Coalition Names Executive Director

    A nationwide search and selection process has led the Indiana Recycling Center to name Allyson Mitchell as the organization's next Executive Director. Current Executive Director, Carey Hamilton, announced in December that she would step aside to dedicate her time as an Indiana State Representative in House District 87.

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    ISO Names Chief Executive Officer

    The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has selected James Johnson as its next chief executive officer. Johnson, who currently serves as CEO of the Omaha Symphony Association in Nebraska, will begin his new role April 30. 

  • Ken Perrin (photo courtesy Indiana University South Bend)

    Former IU South Bend Chancellor Dies

    The former chancellor of Indiana University South Bend has died. Ken Perrin led the university from 1997 to 2002 after previously serving as president of West Chester University in Pennsylvania and the University of Hawaii. He was 80.

  • Reggie Wayne (photo courtesy Indianapolis Colts)

    Reggie Wayne to be Inducted in Colts Ring of Honor

    The Indianapolis Colts have announced former wide receiver Reggie Wayne will be the newest member of the Colts Ring of Honor. Wayne will be inducted at Lucas Oil Stadium during the 2018 season. 

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    New Hotel Opens in Portage

    Amerilodge Group has opened a newly-designed Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Portage. The 87-room hotel features the Holiday Inn Express brand's new "Formula Blue" design. Guestrooms include a flexible work space, functional storage, and movable seating allowing for a customized feel.

  • George Robertson (photo courtesy Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp.)

    Kosciusko County EDC President to Retire

    The president of the Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp. is retiring. George Robinson, who became the organization's first full-time leader in 2010, will step down at the end of the year. 

  • Music Coding Program to Launch in Indy

    Indianapolis-based nonprofit Bloom Project is bringing a music-based coding program featuring a Grammy Award-winning DJ to the city. EarSketch, which will kick off in the fall for kids between ages 12 and 18, aims to create interest in computing and engineering careers among young people. 

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    LCI Subsidiary to Acquire California Manufacturer

    A subsidiary of Elkhart-based LCI Industries (NYSE: LCI) has acquired California-based window manufacturer Hehr International Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc. says the Hehr team will remain with LCI.

  • The job fair will take place on the IPFW campus.

    IPFW to Open Student-Run Restaurant

    Students in IPFW's Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management will Thursday debut a completely student-run restaurant. Doppio Zero will feature Italian cuisine while students manage all aspects of the operation.

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    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Opens Health Clinic

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College teamed up with Union Health to open the on-site clinic. The facility is staffed by a nurse practitioner who provides basic health services like flu shots, immunizations, health assessments, physical exams and lab testing.  

  • Fort Wayne TinCaps Hosting Job Fair

    The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host a two-day job fair at Parkview Field. Interested jobseekers are asked to attend from 5-7pm Monday and Tuesday. The TinCaps hire approximately 600 part-time and seasonal workers each year. 

  • Public Hearings Begin on School Accountability Changes

    The Indiana State Board of Education will Monday hold the first of five public hearings regarding its proposed changes to Indiana's accountability grading system. The board says the changes would keep the state in line with new U.S. Department of Education guidelines and Indiana graduation requirements.

  • (photo courtesy Keith Griner, Phierce Photography)

    Gen Con Heading Toward Sellout

    Gen Con LLC says it is anticipating its second consecutive sellout in 2018. The tabletop gaming convention is reporting a 6 percent year-over-year increase in attendee badge sales and says sales are trending toward a complete sellout of all badge types in July.

  • Purdue announces new special education accelerated degree

    New Purdue Program Aims to End Special Education Teacher Shortage

    Purdue University's College of Education says its new accelerated degree program, Fast-Track, will get special education teachers into classrooms sooner. The program begins in fall semester 2018, and offers special education majors the opportunity to graduate within three years.

  • Franciscan Closing Carmel Facility

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health Inc. says it is closing its urgent care center in Carmel. The health system says the employees at its ExpressCare and WorkingWell services at Village Park Plaza will be retained and move to other area locations.

  • The RDC approved a $3.7 million contract for the connector road.

    Greenwood Approves Downtown Projects

    The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission has approved more than $4.5 million in downtown projects. They include a major exterior renovation for Planetary Brewing and a new connector road. The Planetary Brewing project is being supported by funding from the G.R.O.W. Greenwood Initiative, which is a matching grant program to help businesses along some of the city's most traveled corridors improve their aesthetic appeal. RDC President Brent Tilson says the results have been...

  • EmployIndy Awarded $5M in Grants

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded more than $5 million in grants to EmployIndy. The city's workforce development initiative says it will use the funds to "strengthen the services it offers to local organizations that help youth and young adults connect to education, support, training and job coaching."

  • (photo courtesy Lake Rudolph)

    Lake Rudolph Looking For Seasonal Hires

    Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort in Spencer County will Saturday host a job fair in hopes of filling a number of seasonal jobs. Up to 150 positions will be available in areas, including activities, rangers and shuttle drivers. 

  • Rebecca Stoltzfus, Goshen College's 18th President

    Goshen College to Inaugurate New President

    Goshen College will inaugurate it's 18th president, Dr. Rebecca Stoltzfus, during a public ceremony Saturday. Stoltzfus' ceremony will be held in the Music Center's Sauder Concert Hall. Stoltzfus graduated from Goshen College in 1983 as a chemistry student before earning a master's and doctoral degree in human nutrition at Cornell University.

  • VeriCite CEO Valerie Schreiner will be joining Turnitin

    Fishers Plagiarism Detection Company Acquired

    Plagiarism detection software company Vericite has been acquired by California-based Turnitin. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. VeriCite moved to Launch Fishers last year.

  • The event is being offered through TechWise Academy and the Coding Connector, which provides coding courses for K-12 students.

    Game Design Event Hits Muncie

    The Roblox Training Camp event is being held all day Saturday by the Muncie Innovation Connector through its Coding Connector initiative.  TechWise Academy, which offers courses for K-12 students, is also involved in presenting the game designing event. 

  • (photo courtesy Patrick Industries)

    Patrick Profit Jumps in 2017

    Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK) is reporting full-year net income of $85.7 million in 2017, up from $55.6 million the previous year. The company says acquisitions contributed to the strong earnings. Patrick manufactures and distributes components and building products for the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, marine and industrial markets. Chief Executive Officer Todd Cleveland says...

  • “(L to R) CorVus Biomedical co-founders James Byrd, Michael Sturek and Mouhamad Alloosh (photo courtesy Purdue University)”

    Purdue, IU Teaming up to Breed and Sell Rare Pigs

    An Indiana company is looking to increase access to a unique breed of pig, which it says could lead to a cure for diabetes and complications related to the disease. CorVus Biomedical LLC, a Purdue University/Indiana University startup, will breed and sell Ossabaw miniature pigs to researchers across the U.S. The breed has a heart that performs much like a humans, and also has a special genetic mutation that could provide researchers with clues to fight the disease.

  • Consul-General of Japan in Chicago Naoki Ito will be among the speakers.

    Summit to Highlight Northeast Indiana Ties With Japan

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will today host an event in Fort Wayne focusing on business relations with Japan. Speakers at the Japan-Northeast Indiana Summit include Consul-General of Japan in Chicago Naoki Ito and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger.

  • (image courtesy Consolidated Container Co.)

    Nebraska Company Heading to Lebanon

    Nebraska-based Consolidated Container Co. LP has announced plans to expand into Boone County. The company will invest $4.4 million to set up operations inside the Ken’s Foods production facility at the Lebanon Business Park and create 10 jobs by the end of the year.

  • (photo courtesy Indiana Wesleyan University)

    IWU Names Business School Dean

    Indiana Wesleyan University has named Mark Brooker dean of the DeVoe School of Business. Brooker previously served as assistant dean of faculty at IWU-National & Global. Brooker also held the dean position on an interim basis while the university searched for a permanent successor.

  • RV Maker Thor Hopes to digitally connect RV owners across the world with new venture

    Indiana RV Maker Announces Tech Venture

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries (NYSE:THO) will join with several companies to bring digital connectivity to RV owners across the world. The 50/50 joint venture, titled TH2, pairs Thor with New Zealand-based Tourism Holdings Ltd. Thor's initial investment in TH2 is $50 million.

  • (photo courtesy Rolls-Royce)

    Rolls-Royce North America CEO to Retire

    The chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America is retiring. The company, which has a major presence in Indianapolis, says Marion Blakey will step down at the end of June after nearly three years as CEO.

  • The AEP subsidiary is headquartered in downtown Fort Wayne.

    I&M Reaches Settlement on Rate Increase

    Fort Wayne-based Indiana Michigan Power has reached a settlement agreement with several stakeholders regarding its proposed rate increase. The utility is now requesting an increase in electric rates of 7.26 percent, more than half of what it initially asked for in July.

  • (Image courtesy of Anthem Inc.)

    Anthem Completes Acquisition of America's 1st Choice

    Indianapolis-based Anthem. Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has finished its acquisition of privately-held America's 1st Choice. The for-profit Medicare Advantage organization offers HMO products under its Optimum and Freedom Health brands in Florida, and also operates America's 1st Choice of South Carolina. 

  • Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine Tops Survey

    Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital Tops Survey

    A survey ranks the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine's Veterinarian Teaching Hospital number one in North America. The most recent CalPro Research Referring Veterinarian Survey included 26 hospitals. Purdue is only the second college to have received the "Overall Hospital Rating" designation.

  • The job fair will take place at the WorkOne office in Anderson.

    Chamber Hosting Anderson Job Fair

    The Alexandria-Monroe Chamber of Commerce will Thursday host a job fair in Anderson. The event, which will take place at the WorkOne Anderson office, will feature more than 20 companies looking to fill a variety of positions. 

  • Sunday Sales Could Be On Fast Track

    Sunday alcohol carryout sales in Indiana are another step closer to reality, and they could be coming even sooner than originally planned. Senate Bill 1, which allows carryout sales on Sundays at package liquor, grocery, convenience and drug stores, has passed the House Public Policy Committee.

  • (file photo courtesy Marriott)

    Construction to Begin on New Albany Hotel

    Officials in New Albany will Thursday break ground on a new hotel in the Floyd County city. Financial details of Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott were not disclosed, however One Southern Indiana says it will feature 90 rooms and 26 suites. 

  • (photo courtesy Indiana FFA Organization)

    FFA Realigns Alumni Association

    The National FFA Organization has announced plans to realign its alumni association. The organization's board of directors has approved recommendations that include renaming the association as the National FFA Alumni and Supporters.

  • Lise Asimont (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Wine Tech Startup Hires CEO

    VinSense Technology, who is using technology patented at Purdue to help with wine agriculture has hired a Sonoma County viticulturist as its Chief Executive. Lise Asimont is past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. She also serves as a committee chair for the United Wine and Grape Symposium. 

  • Photo courtesy of Indiana Landmarks

    Rehab Work Underway on Historic New Castle Building

    The Keiser building in downtown New Castle will soon see new life. The building, built in 1872, will be restored to preserve the history and architectural features. Preserve Henry County originally bought the building with plans to partially restore it before selling to new owners who will complete the rehab work. 

  • (Image courtesy of Holiday World & Splashin' Safari)

    Holiday World to Fill Seasonal Positions

    One of the state's most popular attractions is looking to fill 2,200 seasons jobs over the next few weeks. Holiday World & Splashin' Safari says it has a wide variety of positions that will be available to applicants by April. 

  • Henry spoke today at the Grand Wayne Center.

    Henry: Fort Wayne 'On The Rise'

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry used his 11th State of the City address to tout record investments in neighborhood infrastructure projects and a growing emphasis on downtown development. During today's address, Henry highlighted more than $30 million in neighborhood projects and ongoing business, residential and retail efforts downtown. Henry spoke today at the Grand Wayne Center. He called the address "an opportunity to celebrate our successes, recognize our challenges and...

  • The Eisenhower Bridge was built in 1969 and suffered from structural problems. (photo courtesy of our partners at The Herald Bulletin)

    More Funds Approved For Eisenhower Bridge Replacement

    The Madison County Council has approved an additional $1.3 million toward the replacement of the Eisenhower Bridge in Anderson. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the money is part of the county's required local match for the nearly $19 million project. 

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    Demolition of Greenwood 'Eyesore' Begins

    Demolition work has begun in Greenwood on a vacant strip mall once described as an "eyesore." Our partners at the Daily Journal report work to tear down the buildings could be done as soon as this week as the city looks to transform the area into greenspace by this spring. The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission in November completed the $1.1 million acquisition of the property, and the following month approved a $250,000 contract for demolition. Specific plans for...
  • CNO Financial Reports Q4 Loss

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) is reporting a fourth quarter net loss of $70.9 million, compared to net income of $234 million during the same quarter the previous year. The company says the recently-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had a "one-time unfavorable impact" on the results.

  • Brandon Boynton is the CEO of Vemity. (photo courtesy IUPUI)

    IUPUI Students Launch Tech Startup

    Two IUPUI students have launched a tech startup aimed at helping businesses leverage the data they collect. Vemity Chief Executive Officer Brandon Boynton says the artificial intelligence-as-a-service platform will help companies discover new revenue streams and make them more competitive.

  • (Image courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    NCAA Upholds Decision to Vacate Notre Dame Football Wins

    The University of Notre Dame football team must vacate wins from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 seasons due to ineligible athletes. The NCAA Division 1 Infractions Committee made the decision after finding a former Notre Dame athletic training student committed academic misconduct for several football players. 

  • Raytheon's work includes repairs to radar systems for the F/A-18 aircraft.

    Raytheon, B&D Land Military Contracts

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded multi-million dollar contracts to two companies in Indiana. Raytheon Co. in Indianapolis and B&D Electric Inc. in Daviess County are slated to receive $56 million and up to $20 million, respectively, for the contracted work. 

  • KSM Consulting Nearing Completion of Monument Circle Office

    Indianapolis-based KSM Consulting is expected to finish construction of its new office and innovation center in April. The new building for the firm's Data Analytics and Project Management will house about half of the company's employees. The centerpiece of the project is called "Due North," which refers to its orientation within the building and the company's approach to problem-solving. 

  • IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

    IU: Philanthropy Outlook A Mixed Bag

    The passage of the tax cuts and recent stock market trends lend to some murkiness when it comes to the outlook on philanthropy, according to the IU Lilly School of Philanthropy. The report details likely effects of tax policy changes and economic conditions on philanthropic giving. 

  • City of Lafayette Planning Revitalization of Five Points

    The city has commissioned a study after receiving interest in redeveloping the Five Points area. The city has hired design firm MKSK to help outline a vision for the future of the area. Information was gathered from stakeholder meetings and public open houses to define a path to return the area to vibrancy, while preserving its heritage. 

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    NSWC Crane Seeks to Boost Patent Licenses

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane has announced an effort to simplify and accelerate the ability to license patented technology developed at the naval laboratory. The online express licensing service makes nearly 60 inventions available to businesses for licensing.

  • The station joins more than 20 others statewide in carrying IIB radio reports.

    IIB Adds Brazil Radio Affiliate

    Inside INdiana Business has added another station to its network of radio affiliates. WAMB AM/FM in Brazil is airing IIB's radio reports weekdays at 9:40 a.m. and 6:40 p.m. The station, owned by DLC Media Inc., joins a roster of more than 20 from throughout the state carrying Inside INdiana Business radio reports. You can see the list of IIB's radio and television affiliates by clicking here.
  • (photo courtesy Three Rivers Distilling)

    Fort Wayne, Anderson Distilleries Opening Tasting Rooms

    A pair of distilleries in Allen and Madison counties is celebrating growth. Three Rivers Distilling Co. in Fort Wayne and Oakley Brothers Distillery in Anderson will Tuesday host grand opening celebrations for their new tasting rooms. 

  • (photo courtesy Beck's Hybrids)

    Beck's Adds Solar to Atlanta HQ

    Hamilton County-based Beck's Hybrids has completed an effort to boost energy efficiency at its Atlanta headquarters. The retail seed company has installed two, 1-megawatt solar energy systems it says will account for about 25 percent of its current electric costs. 

  • Ivy Tech Partners With Grace on Reverse Transfer

    Ivy Tech Community College has completed a reverse transfer agreement with another Indiana institution. Ivy Tech says the agreement with Grace College in Winona Lake will help boost Indiana's college degree attainment level. 

  • The Embassy Theatre completed a major renovation in 2016.

    Hoosier Theatre Venues Among 'Top 200'

    Several Indiana locations are included in Pollstar's 2017 Top 200 Theatre Venues list. The rankings are determined by the number of single tickets sold throughout the year. The Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne is the highest-ranking Indiana venue on the list at number 107. 

  • Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush swore Buchanan into office Monday.

    Buchanan Sworn In As State Senator

    Indiana's newest state senator has been sworn into office. Senator Brian Buchanan (R-7) fills the seat left vacant by former senator Brandt Hershman, who stepped down at the beginning of the year. Buchanan was selected in late January to take Hershman's spot by a caucus of Republican precinct committee members.

  • The farm currently produces enough energy to power 159,000 homes.

    Nestlé Tapping Into Indiana Wind Power

    Nestlé has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement with EDP Renewables' Meadow Lake VI wind farm in Benton County. As part of the deal, EDP says it will expand the farm's capacity by 50 MW, which it says is enough to power more than 17,000 homes for a year. Nestlé says the power purchase agreement will cover about 80 percent of the electricity load for five facilities in southeast Pennsylvania. The company ultimately hopes purchase all of its electricity from...

  • Anthem made the list for the first time in 2018.

    Indiana Companies Among 'World's Most Ethical'

    Five Indiana-based companies are included among the "World's Most Ethical Companies." The companies on the list, compiled by the New York-based Ethisphere Institute, were selected based on criteria such as ethics and compliance programs, corporate citizenship and responsibility, and governance. 

  • St. Vincent Opens Plainfield Hospital

    St. Vincent Health is celebrating the opening of its third neighborhood hospital in central Indiana. The health system says the Plainfield facility will give patients access to care closer to their homes with shorter wait times. 

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    Kokomo Grain to Sell Tennessee Facilities

    Kokomo Grain Co. Inc. is set to auction off three of its Tennessee facilities in April. The company says it is looking to focus its operations on the Eastern Corn Belt, which led to the decision to sell the facilities.

  • Construction began in November on the Interstate Warehousing facility in Anderson. (photo courtesy Tippmann Group)

    Incentives Approved For Major Anderson Projects

    The Anderson City Council has approved tax abatements for four major projects totaling more than $110 million. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the projects include three new companies locating in Anderson and an expansion of the Nestlé USA campus in the Madison County city. 

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    Mixed-Use Development Planned for 'The Yard'

    Thompson Thrift Retail Group has announced plans for a new mixed-use development at The Yard at Fishers District. The project will include more than 250 luxury apartment homes, 120,000 square feet of retail space, two hotel concepts and a three-story parking garage. An estimated cost for the project has not been released. Thompson Thrift says the apartments will be developed by its multifamily division, Watermark Residential.

  • IPL Further Details Central Indiana Layoffs

    Indianapolis Power & Light Co. has provided more details on previously-announced plans to lay off 100 employees in Indiana. The utility says the layoffs, which are part of what Virginia-based parent company AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) calls a "global strategic transformation," will begin in April.

  • Dubois County Site to be Certified Prime

    A 72-acre site in Dubois County will later this month receive a major designation. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will certify the Mobel property in Ferdinand as Indiana Site Certified Prime. The Prime designation is the highest tier in the Indiana Site Certified program, which designates a site as ready for economic development.

  • State Honors Awards for Career and Technical Education

    The Indiana Department of Education honored over 50 students, programs and business partnerships in Career and Technical Education (CTE) in an awards ceremony on Friday. The awards are chosen by college administrators, education officials and industry partners. 

  • City of Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic

    Gary Files Suit in Opioid Epidemic Fight

    The city has filed a complaint in Lake County seeking to recover damages after using public resources to battle the epidemic. The complaint includes over 25 defendants, and alleges that the makers and distributors intentionally misled Hoosiers on opioid dangers. The suit claims defendants have downplayed the risks of OxyContin, Fentanyl and Percocet, while aggressively marketing the drugs. 

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    New Launch Terre Haute Initiatives Aim to Boost Innovation

    Launch Terre Haute has announced four new programming initiatives that aim to help foster the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Vigo County. The initiatives are being launched with financial support from the Indiana Economic Development Corp. 

  • The state says, fiscal year-to-date, collections total $8.7 billion.

    January State Revenue Tops Estimates

    State revenue in January topped the latest forecast by more than $85 million. The Indiana State Budget Agency says last month's total of more than $1.6 billion topped collections in January 2017 by nearly 7 percent. The SBA reports January sales tax and individual tax were above estimates and the prior year month, while corporate, riverboat and racino wagering collections were below both marks. The state says, fiscal year-to-date, collections total $8.7 billion, which is...

  • West Baden Springs Hotel is one of the Four Diamond hotels in Indiana.

    Indiana Hotels Named AAA 4 Diamond Properties

    Indiana has its fair share of highly-rated hotels, according to a new list compiled by AAA. Ten Hoosier hotels have received the Four Diamond designation for 2018.

  • Merchants completed its Initial Public Offering in late October.

    IPO, Acquisition Lead to Record Year For Merchants

    Carmel-based Merchants Bancorp (Nasdaq: MBIN) is reporting record full-year net income of $54.7 million in 2017, up from $33.1 million the previous year. The earnings report follows a big year for the parent of Merchants Bank of Indiana, which completed an Initial Public Offering in October. 

  • Moll (left) with Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry (photo courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Fort Wayne Parks Director to Retire

    The director of the Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation department has announced his retirement. Al Moll, who has led the department since 2005, will leave the position March 30. 

  • Officials say the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon can be connected to 7,200 total jobs and has an annual economic impact of $1 billion.

    Mount Vernon Port Hits Cargo Record

    The Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon has set a new record for cargo. The port handled 6.8 million tons of cargo in 2017, more than any port in the nearly 60-year history of the Ports of Indiana and more than 200,000 tons more than the previous record set in 2015. 

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    New Housing Scholarship to Benefit VU Students

    The David Chu Housing Scholarship will make classes more affordable for Vincennes University students. The C.W. Chu Foundation has donated $1.1 million to VU to help with housing costs, which are often not covered in financial aid packages. 

  • The effort, designed to teach students sustainability concepts and practices, is being supported by a grant from the SIA Foundation.

    Rose-Hulman Creating Outdoor Makerspace

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is turning a campus garden into a sustainability makerspace and an outdoor classroom. When completed, the space will feature renewable energy sources including solar-powered water-pumping and ventilation systems. The effort, designed to teach students sustainability concepts and practices, is being supported by a grant from the SIA Foundation. Rose-Hulman's HERE program is leading the initiative. Program Director Jennifer Mueller Price says...

  • New Plan to Combat State's Rising Rate of Hepatitis C

    Indiana's rate of Hepatitis C cases continue to rise which has prompted medical experts at IUPUI, Indiana State Department of Health and the IU School of Medicine to team up for a partnership called Project Echo. The goal of the new statewide initiative is to reduce the infection rate by increasing the amount of primary care doctors in underserved areas who are trained to treat Hepatitis C.

  • Valparaiso Named Finalist for Automotive Plant

    Chicago-area based automotive supplier UGN is considering building a new multi-million dollar plant in Valparaiso. Our partners at the Northwest Indiana Times report, UGN is planning to build the new $30 million auto parts factory in Valparaiso or Ohio. UGN already employs 330 workers at its Valparaiso plant, and 280 in Monroe, Ohio.  The auto parts supplier would need to add 150,000 square feet to its Valparaiso plant to accommodate the new venture where workers will produc...

  • USF unveiled the label's name in November.

    Student-Run Record Label Names First Artist

    The University of Saint Francis has announced the first artist for its student-run record label. Local band Rosalind & the Way will be the first to record for Marble Lounge Records and their album is set to be released in April. 

  • Kimball Electronics Hits Profit Loss, Record Sales

    Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) is reporting a fiscal second quarter net loss of $8.3 million, compared to net income of $7.8 million during the same period last year. Despite the drop, the company hit its eighth consecutive quarterly net sales record of $258 million. 

  • Jonathan Barada will continue as the foundation's President and CEO.

    New Focus For Bloomington Foundation

    The organization that previously served solely as the philanthropic arm of IU Health Bloomington Hospital is rebranding. The Bloomington Health Foundation will continue to work with the hospital, but broaden its focus to include investment and partnerships in the community to help address pressing health needs.

  • (photo courtesy Hoosier Valley Railroad Museum)

    LaPorte County Railroad Set For Major Improvements

    The Chesapeake and Indiana Railroad has announced plans to invest $600,000 into railroad improvements in LaPorte County. The company says the track and bridge work will support increasing business demands in the area.

  • Purdue President Mitch Daniels (file photo)

    Purdue Announces 'Ideas Festival'

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced a year-long initiative that will serve as the centerpiece for the university's sesquicentennial celebration in 2019. The Ideas Festival will feature high-profile speakers, as well as curricular, classroom and community events. 

  • The Indiana Repertory Theatre is one of the recipients. (photo courtesy Indiana Repertory Theatre)

    Indiana Arts Nonprofits Score NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded a total of $205,000 in grants to nine arts programming providers in Bloomington, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The grants are part of more than $25 million the NEA is awarding to nonprofits throughout the country and Puerto Rico.

  • (photo courtesy Kroger)

    Kroger Completes New Haven Remodel

    The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has completed a multi-million dollar remodel in Allen County. The company invested $3.2 million to renovate its store in New Haven. The remodel included new produce cases, a new floral section, and a new meat and seafood section.

  • The plan is centered around five areas of focus.

    South Bend-Elkhart Regional Strategic Plan Unveiled

    The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership and the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Authority have unveiled the region's first Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan. A group of leaders from throughout the region spent the majority of 2017 in separate committees focusing on five specific areas.

  • (Image courtesy of Cummins Inc.)

    Cummins Swings to Quarterly Loss

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is reporting a fourth quarter net loss of $274 million, compared to net income of $378 million during the same quarter the previous year. Despite the drop, the company is reporting a 22 percent increase in revenues for the quarter.

  • House Bill 1002 now moves on to the Indiana Senate.

    Workforce Program Streamlining Bill Moving Forward

    A bill calling for the state to evaluate dozens of workforce programs has passed through the Indiana House. Holli Sullivan (R-78), who co-authored the bill, says the state currently spends about $1 billion on those programs, and analyzing them will ensure the state is using those resources well. Sullivan says the measure would analyze the strengths and areas in need of improvement of around 30 workforce programs offered through nine agencies.

  • Comcast to Expand Lafayette Facility

    Comcast has announced plans to invest $2.7 million to expand its network building in Lafayette. The company says the project is part of an effort to prepare for future growth throughout Tippecanoe County.

  • Gift to Create Oncology Program at IU

    The Indianapolis-based Walther Cancer Foundation has awarded a $14 million gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine. The university says the gift will create a supportive oncology program aimed at helping patients and their families manage the symptoms, pain and stress associated with a cancer diagnosis.

  • (photo courtesy The Renaissance at Historic Hotel Elkhart)

    IEDC Backs Regional Cities Funding in Elkhart

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has approved a total of $1 million in Regional Cities Initiative funding for two projects in Elkhart. IEDC President Elaine Bedel says the projects will help create a better quality of place in north central Indiana.

  • (photo courtesy Southwest Indiana Chamber)

    First Financial Blames Tax Bill For Profit Dip

    Terre Haute-based First Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: THFF) is reporting full-year net income of $29.1 million in 2017, down from $38.4 million the previous year. The parent of First Financial Bank says the recently-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is the primary reason for the profit decrease. 

  • The chain says the 9,000 square-foot restaurant on US-31 in Indianapolis will have a Prohibition-style theme.

    Portillo's Details New Indy Location

    Portillo's has made plans for another central Indiana location official. The restaurant says it will this summer open a location on the south side of Indianapolis. The announcement comes just months after Portillo's opened its Fishers location. The chain says the 9,000 square-foot restaurant on US-31 in Indianapolis will have a Prohibition-style theme. It will feature drive-through lanes, seasonal outdoor seating and will sell beer. In a release, Portillo's Chief Executive...

  • Ohio River Crossing Open Houses to Begin

    The project team for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing effort is looking to gather more feedback on proposed routes for a new bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. The team will Tuesday host the first of two open houses to discuss the routes with members of the public. 

  • Pete McCown will lead Tuesday's presentation.

    RDA to Present Economic Development Plan in Mishawaka

    The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Authority will Tuesday afternoon present its regional economic development plan. The organization says the plan is designed to build upon the success of the Regional Cities Initiative. 

  • Developer of GM Stamping Plant Site Names VP

    Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group has named Andrew Greenwood senior vice president of development. In his new role, Greenwood will be responsible for the planning and execution of new efforts, including the redevelopment of the former GM stamping plant near downtown Indy. 

  • (photo courtesy Trine University)

    Trine Partners With Ohio School on Law Degrees

    Trine University in Angola has entered into a partnership it says will give law students a shorter and more cost-effective path to a Juris Doctor degree. The agreement with Ohio Northern University will allow students to complete their degree in six years, rather than seven. 

  • Indiana Schools Awarded Improvement Grants

    The Indiana Department of Education has awarded more than $5.3 million in School Improvement Grants to six Hoosier schools. The funding, which is awarded annually, aims to support Title I schools with a "strong commitment to raise low student performance." 

  • Brickyard 400 Lands Title Partner

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced a multi-year title sponsorship for its annual NASCAR race. This year's event, which will take place September 9, will be known as the Big Machine Vodka 400 at the Brickyard.

  • Hicks says the current environment "is among the most favorable for workers since the late 1990s."

    Hicks: Market Favorable For Workers

    A Ball State University economist says now is a good time to look for a new job or ask for a pay raise. Center for Business and Economic Research Director Mike Hicks says job growth paired with a tight labor market makes the current job scene favorable for workers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says the U.S. economy added 200,000 jobs in January, and wages rose at the fastest pace in more than eight years. The national unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent.

  • Crown Point Hospital Earns Trauma Center Designation

    Franciscan Health Crown Point has received a major certification. The American College of Surgeons has designated the hospital as a Level 3 Trauma Center, the 12th of its kind in the state. 

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