• (Image courtesy of the town of Bloomfield) Bloomfield Schools were the first participants in the southern Indiana program.

    Work Simulation Program Growing

    A program designed to create a pipeline for workers at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center is expanding. The Workplace Simulation Project, which launched two years ago in southern Indiana, will be offered at the school districts in Shoals, Paoli and Spring Valley and at French Lick and at Loogootee-based STIMULUS Engineering Services Inc. The WSP, which is organized by NSWC Crane, Indiana University and DirectEmployers, was first started in Bloomfield Schools in 2015.

  • (Rendering courtesy Franciscan Health)

    Construction Set to Begin on Johnson County Micro-Hospital

    Franciscan Health officials will break ground Thursday on a planned $50 million micro-hospital and health complex in Greenwood. The facility will include an emergency room and outpatient services. The new Johnson County location will be near the fast-growing Bargersville and Center Grove areas. The three-story, 108,000 square-foot facility will feature eight inpatient rooms, emergency exam space, as well as imaging services and lab capabilities.

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    Service Provider Expands Gigabyte Availability

    A cable provider has 1 Gig broadband service in 20 counties throughout the northern part of the state. Mediacom Communications says the high-speed service in Indiana is part of an $8 billion investment throughout the country. In all, the company says the service will be available in 75 cities and towns.

  • IPS Unveils Plans For High School Closures

    Indianapolis Public Schools has announced recommendations for closing four schools before the 2018-2019 academic year. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee tells our partners at WTHR low enrollment in the schools led to the decision, which will affect Arlington, Broad Ripple, Northwest and John Marshall high schools. The district is also recommending the sale of two administrative buildings which, combined with the sale of the Broad Ripple High School building, could save millions of dollars.

  • Former Music Club Now Incubator

    The manager of a new entrepreneurial hub in Gary says the space stands out for its service to the region's creatives and makers, who often have to find space elsewhere like Chicago. The Stage Gary Small Business Incubator and Coworking Space is located in the old Carmella's Stage on Shelby building, a former music club in the city's Miller neighborhood.

  • (Image of Steve Case courtesy of Rise of the Rest)

    Steve Case: Startup Momentum Building in Indianapolis

    AOL co-founder Steve Case says there's a "sense of possibility" surrounding the startup community in Indianapolis. The comment comes with Monday morning's announcement that the city will be part of a Case-led national tour highlighting communities that receive less attention for their entrepreneurial prowess than traditional hubs like the Silicon Valley and Boston.

  • Image of the Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington campus courtesy of Ivy Tech.

    New Ivy Tech Campus Chancellors in Place Statewide

    As part of its new organizational structure, Ivy Tech Community College has announced the 19 chancellors that will head its statewide campuses. President Sue Ellspermann says it represents the next step "in putting more 'community' into community college." The more localized structure, Ivy Tech says, will create self-sustaining units led by the chancellors. The new setup replaces the regional or bi-regional leadership structure that had been in place.

  • Bill Stephan serves as vice president for engagement at Indiana University.

    IU Targets Entrepreneurship With Reorganization

    Indiana University is detailing measures it says will boost entrepreneurial activity at its campuses statewide. President Michael McRobbie has reorganized the IU Research and Technology Corp. in ways the school says will better address challenges such as talent identification, capital, startup space and programming for the companies behind innovations at IU.

  • Precision Plastics was founded in Columbia City in 1955.

    Manufacturer Growing Again in Columbia City

    Columbia City-based Precision Plastics Inc. is planning to add 32 jobs as part of an expansion. In addition to nearly 12,000 additional square-feet of space, the company says it will install new injection molding machinery as part of a $3 million investment. Precision Plastics is one of the largest employers in the county. The company produces components for industries including automotive, agricultural, aerospace, defense and consumer.

  • Ribbon cutting ceremonies for the new project offices were held in Evansville (pictured) and Henderson.

    Winnecke: I-69 Bridge Plans 'On The Right Track'

    The Indiana and Kentucky project offices for the proposed I-69 Ohio River Crossing are now open. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the offices show the bridge, which would join Evansville with Henderson, Kentucky, is "on the right track and on the way to completing this important connection." Plans were formalized a year ago when then-Governor Mike Pence signed a memorandum of understanding with Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin.

  • Wood says the goal is to allow students who graduate college become active members of Indiana's economy.

    Event Looks to Help Avoid 'Crippling' Loans

    Federal student loan interest rates are set to increase next week, and an Indiana nonprofit is looking to help students navigate the loan process. InvestEd Chief Executive Officer Joe Wood says rates for undergraduates will increase from 3.76 percent to 4.45 percent, resulting in average payments of about $10 more per month, or $1,100 over the life of a loan.

  • (Image of Scott College of Business courtesy of Indiana State University.)

    ISU Announces Insurance Partnership

    A global claims management company is partnering with Indiana State University on insurance classes. Georgia-based Crawford & Co. will partner with the school to offer its professional-level training courses to students. The training "modules" will be integrated into regular coursework beginning this summer in 300-level classes. They include focusing on adjuster safety, auto, casualty, ethics, fraud, liability, property, risk management, soft skills...

  • (Image of Staymetrics' Tire Safety Module courtesy of Staymetrics)

    Collaboration Claims Ability to Predict Employee 'Fit'

    A South Bend-based trucking industry technology company has announced a collaboration with a Belgian HR firm. The partnership with Twegos involves an online application the companies say can accurately predict if a driver will be a good fit with an organization, team or colleague. Missouri-based Prime Inc. is Stay Metrics' first customer to use the technology. It has paired trainers with new drivers.

  • Well Done Marketing is located in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis.

    Marketing Company Investing in Skills, Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Well Done Marketing Inc. is planning to invest $580,000 into an expansion. The company, which provides advertising, public relations and digital media services, says it wants to add 10 jobs by 2021. Well Done Marketing currently employs 25 and says the investment will go toward professional development. The proposed new positions, the company says, are expected to pay an average salary that is more than 50 percent higher than the state average.

  • Peerless Potato Chips was established in 1928.

    Potato Chip Maker Closes Its Doors

    Gary-based Peerless Potato Chips, a staple in The Region for 90 years, has gone out of business. Owner John Hogg tells our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana there "wasn't a way around" closing due to several major market factors. Hogg says the recent bankruptcy of Central Grocers Inc. of Illinois, parent company of Highland-based grocer Strack & Van Til, was the last straw.

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    Ag Industry Puts Heads Together For Strategic Plan

    Key stakeholders from the state's agriculture sector have released a strategic plan designed to boost the sector over the next decade. The priorities include supporting infrastructure improvement, extending high-speed broadband to all parts of the state and better coordinating ag education with the private sector. The committee that drafted the plan includes leaders from...

  • Jobs to Come With Easterseals Crossroads Acquisition

    An organization that mainly employs people with disabilities has announced an acquisition it says will create around a dozen jobs in Indianapolis. Easterseals Crossroads has added the pressure switch product line of Illinois-based A.J. Antunes & Co. The process to locate production to the organization's plant on the east side of Indianapolis is underway and expected to be complete by August 1.

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    Indiana Key to $31B in GE Orders

    GE Aviation says its Indiana operations will play a large part in more than $31 billion in orders and commitments the company announced at last week's Paris Air Show. GE's $110 million jet engine assembly plant in Lafayette has more than 70 employees, and could grow to more than 230 when the LEAP engine program reaches peak production. The company says the orders and commitments come from more than 30 airlines and others has grown its orderbook by more than 1,700 engines.

  • (Image of Steve Case courtesy of Rise of the Rest)

    Indy Entrepreneurs to be in 'Rise of The Rest' Spotlight

    Indianapolis will be a featured stop on an October tour of U.S. cities aimed at drawing attention to lesser-known hubs of emerging technology and innovation. Rise of the Rest is an initiative led by former AOL co-founder Steve Case and JD Vance, an author and tech sector investor. It will include a five-city tour through Pennsylvania, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Wisconsin and Case's commitment to invest $100,000 into five different startups in communities visited along the way.

  • Determine Aims to Raise Millions With Stock Offering

    A central Indiana tech company is looking to raise nearly $5 million with a common stock offering. Carmel-based Determine Inc. (Nasdaq: DTRM), which relocated from the Silicon Valley one year ago, says it plans to use proceeds from the sale for marketing, capital and corporate purposes. It has signed an agreement to offer close to 2.2 million shares of stock for $2.50 each.

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    IWU Boosts Military Focus

    Indiana Wesleyan University is upping its efforts to recruit current members of the armed forces and veterans. The school, which has a presence in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and online, has created a position for the task. KC Haight will serve as director of military and veteran recruitment and will work from IWU's Louisville Education Center. Haight retired after 23 years as a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force.

  • (Image of the 2017 Golden Hoosier Award winners courtesy of the state of Indiana)

    'Golden Hoosiers' Honored at Statehouse

    The state has announced recipients of an annual award for Indiana seniors' commitment to community service. This year's class of Golden Hoosier Award winners includes 22 honorees who are 65 or older and have volunteered for at least the last three years. The award was launched in 2008 and is considered one of the highest honors from the state to senior citizens.

  • Mearns comes to Ball State from Northern Kentucky University.

    New Ball State President: We Want to be Better Partners

    New Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns says he is using his first 100 days in office to gather input on a strategic plan for the university, which he expects to begin to roll out in the fall. Mearns, who began his tenure on the Muncie campus last month, says his vision for the school includes a commitment to Muncie and east central Indiana, a region that has been hit hard by a changing manufacturing economy.

  • The 2015 cyberattack resulted in the theft of the personal information of 78.8 million people.

    Anthem Reaches $115M Data Breach Settlement

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has reached a $115 million settlement agreement over the 2015 data breach involving nearly 80 million people. Attorneys for the plaintiffs in the class action lawsuit say the agreement, if approved by the court, would be the largest data breach settlement in history. The settlement fund would be used to provide those affected by the breach with at least two years of credit monitoring or reimburse those who are already enrolled.

  • Sherilyn Emberton came to Huntington University in 2013.

    Huntington Ag Focus Growing

    The president of Huntington University says the needs of the work force are driving the school's continued focus on agriculture. Sherilyn Emberton says HU's two-year-old ag program taps into a field that has meaning to the region and will "at the end of the day, produce jobs." Agriculture is a $37 billion industry in the state, and in an interview with Inside INdiana Business Television, Emberton said the concept of venturing into ag began when she started asking...

  • Instant Tax Service Owner Gets Jail Time For Fraud Conviction

    The owner of 27 tax preparation stores in central Indiana has been sentenced to four years in prison for directing the filing of more than 2,300 fraudulent tax returns. United States Attorney Josh Minkler says David R. Franklin trained his employees to over-report business losses or gains, resulting in refunds or tax credits that should not have been authorized. The illegal filings took place between 2010 and 2012.

  • The agBot Challenge takes place at Gerrish Farms in Rockville.

    Ag Innovation Takes Spotlight

    A high-tech, agriculture-focused event that kicks off Friday in Rockville underscores innovation as well as an asset lacking in many rural communities: high-speed internet service. The agBOT challenge pits teams of university students and entrepreneurs against each other in unmanned robotics competitions at Gerrish Farms in Parke County. In an interview in our Life Sciences INdiana e-newsletter, owner and Manager Steve Gerrish said the challenge brings together...

  • CEO Maggie Galloway says the company's technology is born out of a need identified by an emergency physician.

    WEB EXCLUSIVE: Woman-Owned Device Company on a Roll

    Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Chief Executive Officer Maggie Galloway took top prize at the recent Winner's Circle competition at inX3 in Indianapolis. The startup develops controllable suction technology designed for breathing tube procedures. Galloway says the first device will be fully-launched in September with the goal of "getting this device in every hospital around the world."

  • (Graphic courtesy of the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau)

    Brown County Tourism Officials Propose $10M Concert Hall

    Plans for a $10.2 million indoor entertainment venue have been announced in Brown County. The Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Brown County Convention and Visitors Commission say the proposed 2,000-seat facility would be county-owned and paid for through an innkeeper's tax over 30 years. The Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center, as leaders are calling it for now, still needs town, county and local community organization and commission approval.

  • (Image of John Cho at the Miller House and Garden courtesy of Visit Columbus Indiana)

    New Trailer Previews Columbus-Focused Movie

    A national publication has published a theatrical trailer for a Hollywood movie that was filmed in and features an Indiana city. Entertainment Weekly unveiled an exclusive preview of Columbus, which stars John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson and Parker Posey. The film focuses on a Korean-born man, played by Cho, whose father ends up in a coma and hospitalized in the Bartholomew County city. He forms a relationship women, played by Richardson, who is an expert on the local architecture.

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    Connecting Students to Manufacturing, Logistics Experience

    The two-day kick-off of a statewide program that exposes high school students to careers in advanced manufacturing and logistics continues Friday at several Hoosier companies. The Conexus Indiana Interns initiative involves paid, six week summer internships. Participating companies include Rolls-Royce, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Merchandise Warehousing Co. Conexus Indiana says 280 students are enrolled in this year's session.

  • Culture Matters: Schmidt Associates Emphasizes Community, Development

    An Indianapolis architecture company is celebrating 40 years in business in a location that has grown into one of the most sought-after parts of the city. Schmidt Associates takes up three buildings in the Mass Ave district, which wasn't always the prime spot it is today. Managers often shift employees around the space to get them closer to project collaborators and in this month's Culture Matters segment, FirstPerson Managing Director Mark Minner explores Schmidt Associates.

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    Video Provides Peek at Vision of Hulman Center Revamp

    A principal with Indianapolis-based Ratio Architects says a conceptual video of the proposed $75 million renovation of the Hulman Center in Terre Haute represents an opportunity for the city to step up to the same level as other prominent venues throughout the state. Our partners at WTHI-TV attended a Vigo County Capital Improvement Board meeting Wednesday for a first public look at the firm's vision for the more than 40-year-old sports and convention facility.

  • High Alpha Formalizes Women in Tech Initiative

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha has formalized an effort billed as "more intentional" professional development for the women of its portfolio companies. The Blue Angels initiative involves guest speakers and mentoring groups focused on community outreach and better representation in the tech community. High Alpha Vice President of Talent M.T. Ray calls it a "unique differentiator" when it comes to talent attraction, retention and development.

  • (Image of the commercial assembly plant courtesy of AM General)

    'Intelligent' EV Maker Agrees to Buy AM General Plant

    A Chinese-owned, Silicon Valley-headquartered company has announced an agreement to acquire the Mishawaka commercial assembly plant of South Bend-based AM General LLC. SF Motors says it plans to produce "environmentally-friendly, intelligent" electronic vehicles in St. Joseph County. The company is a subsidiary of Chongqing Sokon Industry Group and says it intends to retain the facility's full current work force and invest $30 million into upgrades.

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

    Holiday World Noted For Value

    Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus is again being recognized by a national publication. Consumers Digest has the tourist destination at the top of its "bang for the buck" amusement park rankings in its most recent issue. The publication notes the attraction's "charming retro holiday theme," free soft drinks, parking and sunscreen, as well as rides like the Voyage and Mammoth.

  • Ito began in the position in February.

    Consul-General: Indiana-Japan Ties Getting Stronger

    The new Consul-General of Japan in Chicago says Indiana's strong incentive offerings and cooperation from economic leaders are keys to continued strong relations with the Asian nation. Naoki Ito, who represents Indiana and nine other Midwestern states, says there are currently about 280 Japanese companies operating in Indiana, supporting around 58,000 jobs. During a Studio(i) interview, Ito said, while the manufacturing and auto industries will...

  • (Graphic courtesy of Ball State University)

    Ball State Study Warns of Automation, Offshoring Threats

    A new report from Ball State University provides a snapshot of two forces that could have a big impact on the work force of the future: automation and offshoring. The research looks at communities throughout the country and suggests 10 counties in Indiana could be especially susceptible. Nationwide, the analysis found approximately one in four U.S. jobs faces future threats from foreign competition.

  • Insurers Anthem, MDwise Leaving Indiana Exchange

    The Indiana health insurance marketplace will have two fewer providers next year. Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and MDwise Marketplace, also in Indianapolis, announced they will not be offering individual plans in Indiana through the federally-subsidized Affordable Care Act exchanges next year. In statements, both cited instability in the individual market.

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    Web Series Features Indy App Company

    An Indianapolis entrepreneur has been featured on Apple's first television show. App Press LLC Chief Executive Officer Grant Glas pitched his mobile app publishing company to a panel of celebrity judges including Jessica Alba, Gwyneth Paltrow and Will.i.am on Planet of the Apps. The reality television show is streamed through Apple Music and involves entrepreneurs giving a minute-long pitch to the panel.

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    Skills Gap at Heart of IU, Microsoft Partnership

    Indiana University's Kelley School of Business is partnering with a big name on a new online program. The collaboration with Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) involves a 12-hour dual certification in cloud-based analytics. Participants in the year-long program will use curriculum from Microsoft's Professional Program and credits could go toward other online IU Kelley degrees.

  • Dozens Considered OurHealth Investment

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based OurHealth says 100 different private equity investors reached out before the on-site and near-site clinic provider selected a San Francisco firm for a $37 million round of funding. The investment will boost OurHealth's national footprint and is expected to create nearly 500 jobs, almost half of which will be in its home city. The new positions will be in the field, as well as in marketing, business development and technology.

  • Brent Oakley co-founded the company in 2016.

    Fuzic Cues Up More Funding

    Fishers-based Fuzic Inc. has received a $3 million round of funding. Investors in the music and messaging technology company include Indianapolis-based High Alpha, Allos Ventures in Carmel and Chicago-based Hyde Park Ventures. In an interview in March with Inside INdiana Business Television, co-founder Brent Oakley discussed his path from carwash owner to tech entrepreneur. Since last year when the company was first established, Fuzic has secured a total of $3.5 million in funding.

  • The Governor Eric Holcomb-led trade delegation included meeting with global companies like Arconic.

    Holcomb Touts Face Time With Potential Employers

    Governor Eric Holcomb has wrapped up his first international trade mission as governor and says the trip, which included time at the Paris Air Show and in Hungary, yielded meetings with companies interested in locating to Indiana. The delegation included business, political and economic development leaders from throughout the state and focused on boosting connections with the aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

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    Wernle Ready For Admin Building Groundbreaking

    The Richmond-based Wernle Youth & Family Treatment Center will break ground Wednesday on a new administration building. The project is part of the nonprofit's $10 million Community of Hope Campaign, which also includes new outpatient care facilities. Early last year, Wernle received two gifts of more than $1 million toward the campaign within a month of each other.

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    Port Partnership Could Double Bulk Business

    In a move that Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper says can be a "game-changer," California-based Metro Ports will next month become the new bulk terminal operator at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. Cooper predicts the agreement with the 165-year-old company could double bulk cargo business at the port within the next five years. The operation will be Metro Ports' first outside of the East, West and Gulf coasts.

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    Dwyer to Retire From Conexus Indiana

    The chief executive officer of Conexus Indiana has announced his retirement. Steven Dwyer has led Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics industry initiative since 2009. He helped launch Conexus Indiana as a founding board member in 2007. Dwyer previously served as chief operating officer of Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. He spent 30 years in the aerospace and defense industries.

  • Tiffany White, board president of Women & Hi Tech talks about mentoring women entering the tech workforce.

    Partnership Strengthens Women in Tech

    Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy is partnering with Women & Hi Tech to help mentor women pursuing technology-related careers. Members of the nonprofit organization will meet each week with women currently enrolled in the Academy’s software development course. Women & Hi Tech says it will also use its vast network of members to assist Eleven Fifty in identifying companies willing to interview students for internships and apprenticeship opportunities.

  • The grants will support efforts in communities including North Vernon. (Image courtesy of the city of North Vernon)

    Hoosier Brownfield Remediation Efforts Receive Boost

    Six communities and organizations in Indiana have received a share of nearly $2.3 million in funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In all, the agency issued grants to 172 recipients for brownfield site revitalization efforts. The funding will help support local government redevelopment of contaminated properties that are vacant or unused.

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    Dow AgroSciences Blockbuster Cleared in U.S. And Canada

    A regulatory approval by the Chinese government clears the way for Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences LLC to release its Enlist trait in the United States and Canada. The Asian nation's Ministry of Agriculture has approved the import of corn containing the weed control technology. The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) subsidiary considers the Enlist trait the biggest development in its history.

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    New Nonstop Announced at Indianapolis International

    Las Vegas-based Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) has announced more nonstop service from Indianapolis International Airport. The seasonal route to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is set to begin November 17. Over the last year, Allegiant has added nonstop service from IND to destinations including Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Jacksonville International Airport, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.

  • The German company's North American headquarters is in La Porte.

    American RENOLIT Plans La Porte Expansion

    A German-owned company with a subsidiary in northwest Indiana has announced a $25 million investment in its La Porte operation. American RENOLIT Corp. is planning to add 30 jobs by 2019 as a result of the expansion. American RENOLIT currently employs 175 in LaPorte County. The manufacturer produces films used in the graphics, label, furniture and window industries. American RENOLIT located to northwest Indiana in 1999 following an acquisition from Solvay group.

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    Ball Brothers Foundation Details $3M in Grants

    The Muncie-based Ball Brothers Foundation has announced a $3 million grant cycle. Two of the biggest beneficiaries are Muncie Community Schools and Burris Laboratory School. The combined $580,000 for the local schools will go toward what the foundation calls "innovative and digitally rich programming," which includes...

  • Governor Eric Holcomb led an economic development mission to Europe, which included time at the Paris Air Show.

    Aerospace 'Partnership For The Ages' Grows

    The vice president of public affairs with Rolls-Royce North America in Indianapolis says a new research and development collaboration among the company, Purdue University and the state demonstrates a "comprehensive approach" to pushing forward the engine technology of tomorrow. Joel Reuter says the turbine airfoil technology that will be the focus of a planned $24 million gas turbine engine laboratory will have implications in the commercial and defense sectors.

  • (Rendering of proposed volleyball and wrestling arena provided by Indiana University)

    Projects Move Forward on Multiple IU Campuses

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved six renovation projects and four design proposals for work on several campuses throughout the state. The approvals include golf course renovation and reconfiguration in Bloomington, improvements to the Primary Care Center at IUPUI and maintenance at IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest and IU Southeast.

  • Fuel Owners Plan $40M Sports, Entertainment Complex

    The owners of the Indy Fuel hockey team have announced plans for a sports and family entertainment complex in Greenwood. Indiana Ice Arenas LLC, owned by Jim and Sean Hallett, are teaming up with Indianapolis-based Gershman Partners to develop the more than $40 million property, which the developers say will include one of the largest facilities of its kind in the U.S. The development would cover 60 acres along Interstate 65 and will be comprised of...

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.) The announcement caps off an economic development mission in France and Hungary.

    Purdue, Rolls-Royce Announce $24M Aerospace R&D Partnership

    Purdue University and Rolls-Royce, which employs more than 4,000 Hoosiers, have announced a $24 million partnership. The agreement, announced Monday by Governor Eric Holcomb and Rolls-Royce officials at the Paris Air Show, involves launching a turbine laboratory for gas turbine engine research and development at Purdue. It will be housed at Zucrow Laboratories on Purdue's campus, which is one of the largest propulsion labs of its kind at a university in the U.S.

  • McCorkle is a Rush County native and Ball State University graduate.

    Torchlite Brings in Big Name Expertise, Funding

    Indianapolis-based Torchlite has named two tech industry veterans to leadership roles and closed on a $2 million round of seed funding. Scott McCorkle, former chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud, is now executive chairman and Jeffrey Rohrs, chief marketing officer of New York-based Yext (NYSE: YEXT) has been added to the board. Torchlite has now secured $4 million in seed funding since its launch in 2015.

  • Organizers Call inX3 'Pitch Perfect'

    Organizers of last week's inaugural inX3 are calling the event an unqualified success. The four-day "celebration of Indiana innovation" attracted Hoosier tech entrepreneurs and thought leaders as well as business, industry and academic leaders to The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. A highlight of the event was a competition that attracted 25 Hoosier startups, pitching their ideas to venture capital firms from around the country.

  • State to Take Over I-69 Extension

    The Indiana Finance Authority has reached settlement agreements with I-69 Development Partners and its bond holders allowing the state to take over Section 5 of the I-69 extension project. The Indiana Department of Transportation will assume control of the project, connecting Bloomington to Martinsville, by the end of July. The project was originally slated for completion in October 2016 and is now expected to be finished in August 2018. As part of the deal the IFA will...

  • The governor is more than halfway through his first international trade mission since taking office.

    Holcomb Touts Global Aerospace, Motorsports Strength

    Governor Eric Holcomb spent the weekend promoting Indiana's motorsports, aviation and aerospace industries to an international audience. The governor attended the 24 Hours of Le Mans race Saturday in France before kicking off the 2017 International Paris Air Show on Sunday. The governor met with Pierre Fillon, president of the Automobile Club de l'Ouset, which organizes the Le Mans race.

  • Kroger says more job fair announcements will come soon.

    Kroger Plans Multiple Job Fairs

    Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NSYE: KR) will hold job fairs in multiple cities as it looks to staff 11 Marsh Supermarket locations acquired by its subsidiary, Topvalco Inc. The grocery chain will hold events in Indianapolis, Muncie and Bloomington. Kroger Central Division President Katie Wolfram says the openings are for "stable, long-term positions with great potential for growth." The company says more job fair announcements are likely. The schedule of job fairs is be...
  • Innovators Impress at 'Winners' Circle'

    Dozens of Indiana companies got a crucial opportunity Thursday to meet face-to-face with high-level representatives from venture capital firms from throughout the country. TechPoint's Winners' Circle, part of inX3 in Indianapolis, allowed 2017 Mira Winners to meet with 35 out-of-state firms. Michigan-based Grand Ventures Principal Maitlan Cramer said he was very impressed with what he saw, adding that the firm could be part of a local deal in the next six month.

  • Indiana's Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

    Indiana's unemployment rate continued its downward trend in May, dropping to 3.2 percent, down 0.4 percent from the previous month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state added 2,500 private sector jobs last month, with private sector employment growing by more 36,100 over the past year. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the Indiana labor force decreased by more than 2,000 in May and currently stands at more than 3.3 million.

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    Purdue Railyard Shrinks 'Capital Barrier' For Startups

    The director of the Purdue Research Parks says the recently-launched Purdue Railyard coworking space will benefit the entrepreneurial ecosystem at the university and the region. The facility is billed as one of the largest of its kind in the country. Greg Napier says at $40 per month, the space reduces the "capital barrier" to finding a home for early-stage businesses.

  • (photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    Vintage Racers, Big Names Back at IMS

    The Brickyard Vintage Racing Invitational returns Friday to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association-hosted event includes competitions featuring multiple Indianapolis 500 winners driving high-performance racecars from the pre-World War II-era as well as more recent models. New to this year's three-day event is Trans-Am Series and MX-5 Cup series races.

  • Edward Breen (left) is chief executive officer of DuPont and Andrew Liveris (right) is CEO of Dow.

    Dow, DuPont Reach Agreement With DOJ

    The proposed $130 billion merger of DuPont (NYSE: DD) and The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) has cleared another key hurdle. The companies say they have received approval from the U.S. Department of Justice's Antitrust Division which would permit the merger to move forward. The agreement is still subject to court approval. The companies say if approval is granted, there would be no further approvals required in the U.S. for the merger to close.

  • Indiana CPA Society Announces Change at The Top

    After 18 years of leading the Indiana CPA Society, Chief Executive Officer Gary Bolinger has announced his retirement. Bolinger first joined the organization in 1984 as field activities director. He will be succeeded at year's end by Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Briggs. In 33 years with the organization, Bolinger has also served as interim executive director and full-time executive director.

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    Governor Has High Hopes For Hungary

    Governor Eric Holcomb says a new economic development partnership with Hungary taps into a market "where the growth is occurring." The memorandum of understanding, which Holcomb says is a first-of-its-kind agreement between a state and the country, sets the table for cooperation among governmental entities, education and research institutions and businesses. Indiana's business and academic communities have several connections to Hungary, including...

  • Maggie Galloway accepted the prize on behalf of Inscope Medical. (Picture Courtesy: inX3)

    inX3 Spotlights Pitch Competition, Mira Winners

    The inX3 tech and entrepreneurship week continues today in Indianapolis with the Winners Circle, where 2017 TechPoint Mira Award winners will meet with representatives from growth-stage venture capital firms. Yesterday, Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Solutions took the top prize in the Venture Club of Indiana's Innovation Showcase Pitch Competition. The medical device company will receive a $100,000 prize package.

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    Texas Investors Acquire Evansville Business

    Evansville-based Meisler Trailer Rental has been acquired by a Texas investment firm. The Main Street Capital Corp. (NYSE: MAIN) deal is valued at $20 million. Meisler has locations in southwest Indiana and Memphis, Tennessee. The company's rental fleet includes more than 6,000 trailers and containers. Meisler was founded around 50 years ago and it provides maintenance services at both locations.

  • (Image of Tom Linebarger courtesy of Cummins Inc.)

    Linebarger: Cummins 'Better Positioned' in Tech

    Executives with Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) are touting technology and innovations they say will drive them into the future. Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger told members of the media and investors Wednesday "we are better positioned than any other company to win in new and emerging technologies." Cummins detailed efforts within its core business, including what it calls the success of the company's largest engine platform yet, the QSX95.

  • Liquidations Set For Unsold Marsh Stores

    A spokesman for Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets says liquidation sales will begin Thursday at 18 stores not identified as sold to two Ohio-based buyers earlier this week. Tom Mulligan also tells Inside INdiana Business the sales of 26 locations to subsidiaries of Kroger and Fresh Encounter totaling $24 million have received conditional approval in bankruptcy court.

  • Aquilano is managing director of Fishers-based Allos Ventures.

    Pitch Competition Spotlights Need For VC

    The managing director of Carmel-based Allos Ventures says today's inX3 pitch competition is a crucial opportunity for some promising Indiana tech companies to show the sector's strength in front of key venture capital firms. Don Aquilano says those firms will see that "we have an incredible ecosystem here and an incredible talent pool." Today's competition will feature companies including DemandJump, Dattus and Hydro Grow LLC.

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    Pre-Civil War Home Receives Renovations

    One of the oldest homes in Wabash is on its way to being renovated and put back on the market after it was nearly demolished. The Albers House, which is now owned by Indiana Landmarks, is undergoing renovations and the organization says it could be ready for a buyer in the fall. The nearly 170-year-old structure was originally the home of its Liechtenstein-born builder, Phillip Albers, and later served as a public house.

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    City Takes Steps Toward Old Reid Hospital Demolition

    The Richmond Redevelopment Commission has approved a measure involving funding for cleaning up the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the resolution would allow for tax increment financing district funds to help offset future costs if the project gets moving. The publication reports the total price of remediation and demolition on the property has not yet been determined...

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    State Secures Wildlife, Sportfish Funding

    The U.S. Department of the Interior has announced the share of funding states will receive through the Wildlife Restoration Program and Sport Fish Restoration Program. The funds come from excise taxes on items including firearms, bows, ammunition and sport fishing tackle. Indiana will receive more than $13.3 million for the 2017 fiscal year from the Wildlife Restoration Fund and over $4.3 million for 2017 through the Sportfish Restoration Fund.

  • Tax Increase Would Cover Riverfront, Neighborhood Projects

    A proposal before the Fort Wayne City Council is calling for .15 percent local income tax increase to pay for neighborhood improvements and additional phases of the Riverfront Redevelopment project. Officials say the increase would generate nearly $10 million per year for the city. A news release from Council President Tom Didier, Vice President Tom Freistroffer, Councilman John Crawford and Councilman Glynn Hines says proposed projects include $40 million for work to...

  • Marsh Identifies Two Buyers

    Bankruptcy court documents have revealed two successful planned bids for Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets. The company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection a month ago, has 44 remaining stores in its portfolio. The sales to Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) subsidiary Topvalco Inc., and Generative Growth II LLC, whose grocery chain-owning parent is also based in Ohio, involve a combined 26 locations for a total of $24 million.

  • Funding OKed For Northeast Indiana Regional Cities Projects

    Three quality-of-life projects in northeast Indiana have been approved for funding through the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and its Regional Cities Initiative. The projects are located in Whitley and Noble counties and involve some $1.3 million in state support. IEDC President Elaine Bedel says "these three projects will add vibrancy to their communities by enhancing Northeast Indiana's natural resources and outdoor space."

  • WGU Indiana Marks Seven Years

    Indiana's online, nonprofit university is celebrating its seventh anniversary. WGU Indiana, which has a current enrollment of 5,000, says it has granted degrees to 4,700 graduates since 2010. WGU Indiana's first graduating class seven years ago consisted of seven graduates. Chancellor Allison Barber, who has led the university since its launch, says...

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    UPS Move Illustrates 'Global Logistics Powerhouse'

    A professor at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis says today's announcement from United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) involving nearly 600 new jobs in Plainfield speaks to the strength of the state's logistics industry. Mohan Tatikonda believes Indiana's manufacturing strength and "good fortune of location" will continue to fuel demand for logistics services in the state.

  • Tony (pictured left) and Julie (pictured right) Bombacino launched Real Food Blends in 2013 following an online crowdfunding campaign.

    Real Food Blends Partners on National Distribution

    Chesterton-based Real Food Blends has announced a distribution agreement with a company with a national footprint. The feeding tube meal provider's pouches are now available through Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services, which is considered the largest home infusion and nutrition company in the U.S. Real Food Blends was established in 2013 by wife and husband team Julie and Tony Bombacino when they found a lack of real food nutritional options for their son who used a feeding tube.

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    ISU Measures Economic Impact

    Indiana State University has released a study that says that connects the school to 4 percent of all jobs in the Wabash Valley. The analysis, conducted by Indianapolis-based Thomas P. Miller & Associates LLC, says ISU contributes $334 million a year to the local economy. It suggests 4,537 jobs were created statewide last year by ISU, which had earnings of $172 million and output of $411 million.

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    Acquisition Lined up For Hoosier Indoor Fish Producer

    A Massachusetts company has reached an agreement to acquire a once-promising east central Indiana indoor fish farming business. AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB) says the $14 million deal for assets of the Bell Fish Co., which had previously been billed as the largest yellow perch producer in the U.S. The agreement includes Bell's farming facility in Albany. AquaBounty, a subsidiary of Intrexon Corp. (NYSE: XON), says the deal is expected to close within a month.

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    UPS Details Plans For Massive Plainfield Hub

    Georgia-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is planning to invest more than $260 million into a new hub in Plainfield. The company says it could create nearly 580 jobs by 2023. UPS says the proposed 893,000 square-foot facility, which is already under construction, could be complete in the fall of 2019. In all, UPS currently employs some 9,500 Hoosiers. It could begin adding package handlers and drivers in the fall.

  • Brar Launches Text Messaging Platform

    The former president of Indianapolis-based information technology company Apparatus is launching a new venture. Aman Brar, who also previously served as vice president of business development for now-defunct ChaCha in Carmel, is unveiling what he says is the first text-based interviewing platform: Canvas. He says it brings the job search process to a more "preferred mode of communication" than traditional methods.

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    Butler Brings Back Jordan as Hoops Head Coach

    One of the state's most storied college basketball programs has a new head coach. LaVall Jordan, who played and has served as an assistant coach for Butler University, has been selected to lead the men's basketball team. He succeeds Chris Holtmann, who left for the head coaching gig at Ohio State University.

  • (Pictured left to right) Mayor Tom Henry, UAW Local 2209 President Brian Hartman, Shop Chairman Rich LeTourneau, General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant Manager Mike Thomas, United Way of Allen County CEO David Nicole.

    General Motors Contributes to United Way Allen County

    United Way of Allen County has received a nearly $265,000 contribution from the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly plant. The organization says the donation equals the total from employees during the 2015-2016 campaign. The gift is part of an "equal contribution initiative" from General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM). The focus of the giving is on STEM education, vehicle and road safety and sustainable communities.

  • Bauer became CEO of Lutheran Hospital in 2011 and Lutheran Health Network in 2013.

    Lutheran Announces Change in Leadership

    Brian Bauer is out as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. The health system says he is unable to continue in the role because "current circumstances put him in an untenable position." Mike Poore, an executive with parent company Community Health Systems, will serve as interim CEO while the network searches for a permanent replacement.

  • Ivy Tech Changing Organizational Structure

    Ivy Tech Community College has announced a new organizational structure which it says will better serve students and the state. Under the new structure, Ivy Tech will have 19 campuses throughout the state, which will be "self-sustaining units" with their own chancellors.

  • VU Approves Tuition Increases, Record Budget

    The Vincennes University Board of Trustees has approved a record-high budget for the next two academic years. The budget includes increases in tuition for each year, though the university says it will continue to have the state's second-lowest tuition rates. 

  • Work to Begin on Riverfront Fort Wayne

    Work on the long-awaited Riverfront Fort Wayne will officially get underway. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and a host of others will Thursday break ground on Promenade Park, which is the first phase of the project. 

  • Poseyville Regional Cities Project Set For Ribbon Cutting

    State and local officials will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a project in Poseyville supported by Regional Cities Initiative funding. The Poseyville Medical Foundation Inc. has completed work on the $700,000 Regional Medical Center, for which the state contributed more than $135,000.

  • Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (podium) helped make the announcement Wednesday.

    IUPUI Joining Horizon League

    IUPUI's athletics programs will have a new home next month. The university has announced it has received approval to join the Horizon League and it will begin competing in the league in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

  • Anderson Accepting Bids For Water Treatment Plant

    The city of Anderson is moving forward with plans to build a new water treatment plant. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the Anderson Board of Public Works has set July 18 as the deadline to accept bids for the nearly $8 million plant's construction.

  • Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott (photo courtesy city of Hammond)

    Hammond Details Court Consolidation Plans

    The mayor of Hammond has unveiled the timeline for the previously-announced consolidation of the Hammond City Court with the Lake Superior Court. Thomas McDermott says the move, which was approved in January, was made in an effort to cut costs.

  • to customers in Times Square LIDS locations.

    LIDS Unveils 'Captown USA' Campaign

    Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group has launched its "Captown USA" campaign, which is a partnership with Spike Lee. The Emmy Award-winning director says the documentary-style video spotlights "the underlying reasons why cap lovers, sports and others wear and invest in headwear." The company says the video depicts Lee "on a quest toward the headwear mecca of Indianapolis, or 'Captown USA.'"

  • Attorney General Curtis Hill commended the Supreme Court's decision.

    Supreme Court Denies Review of Indiana Robocall Ban

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the state's ban on robocalls will stand. The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a request from Patriotic Veterans Inc. to review the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which upholds the ban, effectively putting the legal challenge to rest.

  • BWI to Break Ground on First U.S. Facility

    State and local officials will Wednesday afternoon join executives from BeijingWest Industries Co. Ltd. to break ground on a more than $80 million manufacturing facility in Greenfield. The nearly 275,000 square-foot building will be the Chinese company's first production site in the U.S. and is expected to create up to 441 jobs by 2021.

  • In late November, then President-elect Donald Trump announced the plan to keep 800 jobs from leaving Indy for Mexico.

    Carrier Parent Looks to 'Set The Record Straight'

    The parent of Carrier Corp. says it is looking to clear up some confusion about its plans for its Indianapolis manufacturing facility. Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) says there have been inaccurate reports about the facility and the jobs associated with it.

  • The Natatorium is currently hosting the USA Swimming National Championships and World Championship Trials.

    OneAmerica Inks IU Natatorium Sponsorship Deal

    Indianapolis-based OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. has signed a 12-year sponsorship agreement with the IU Natatorium at IUPUI. The deal includes digital messaging and signage in the facility's West Concourse. Indiana University last year officially reopened the Natatorium after a $20 million renovation project. Upgrades included interior design, a widened diving tower, a new roof and enhanced lighting.

  • NewPro manufactures, imports, and distributes indoor and outdoor plant containers.

    Zionsville Company Relocating to Westfield

    A Zionsville-based distributor is planning to relocate to Westfield. The Westfield Advisory Plan Commission has approved plans from NewPro Containers to invest $4 million for a new facility near the Westfield Business Park. 

  • Home Sales Rise Again in May

    F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales in central Indiana increased 6.2 percent in May. Nearly 3,400 homes were sold in the 15-county region, up from nearly 3,200 during the same month the previous year.  

  • Eli Lilly and Co. ranks the highest among Indiana companies.

    Hoosier Companies Among Top For Diversity

    Three Indiana companies are included in DiversityInc magazine's 2017 Top 50 Companies For Diversity list. The rankings were determined from results of a more than 200-question survey which, among other items, measures "initiatives to hire, retain and promote women, minorities, people with disabilities, LGBT and veterans."

  • Layoffs Coming to Logansport Facility

    Michigan-based Carter Fuel Systems has announced plans for a work force reduction at its facility in Logansport. In a notice to the state, the company says it will lay off more than 80 employees beginning in late August. 

  • Gregg Named Partner at Ice Miller

    Ice Miller LLP in Indianapolis has added a former Democratic candidate for governor to its ranks. John Gregg has joined the firm as a partner, along with former Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Joe Champion.  

  • The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month program at IWU.

    Taylor, IWU Partner on Nursing Program

    Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University are partnering on a nursing program. The schools say the cooperative effort will allow students to earn two bachelor's degrees in four years at a similar cost to earning a single four-year degree. The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing training program at IWU. The schools say students will gain experience in a variety of allied health professions and...

  • Lawmakers Celebrate Pre-K Expansion

    Governor Eric Holcomb held a ceremonial signing at the Statehouse Monday for the bill to expand the state's pre-kindergarten pilot program. House Enrolled Act 1004 grows the On My Way Pre-K program from five Indiana counties to 20.

  • Merger to Grow Indianapolis Law Firm

    A group of lawyers and support staff from one of Indiana's largest law firms is merging with one of the state's smallest firms. The group from Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman will join with Indianapolis-based Katz & Korin P.C. to create one of the top 25 largest firms in the Indianapolis area. 

  • Mayors Back Mounds Greenway

    Four central Indiana mayors have pledged their support for an effort to bring conservation, recreation and economic opportunity along the White River between Muncie and Indianapolis. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler, Westfield Mayor Andy Cook, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and Noblesville Mayor John Distlear join more than 50 local businesses and community organizations in support of the Mounds Greenway. 

  • Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made a number of appointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, the Graduate Medical Education Board and the Hospital Assessment Fee Committee.

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    Greenwood Pulls Tax Break For Monsanto

    Plans for a nearly $30 million warehouse facility in Greenwood have stalled. Our partners at the Daily Journal report the city has pulled a 10-year, $1.6 million tax abatement for St. Louis-based Monsanto Co. (NYSE: MON), which announced earlier this month it would occupy a 140,000 square-foot building in the Southtech Business Park.

  • ISU Trustees Approve Tuition Increase

    Students at Indiana State University will be paying more over the next two years. The university's board of trustees has approved an increase in tuition and fees as well as operating budgets for the 2017-2019 biennium.

  • Evansville Promise Zone Hits One Year

    The city of Evansville is celebrating the one year anniversary of its federal Promise Zone designation. The city says over the past year, it has secured more than $16 million in state, local, and federal funding with more than $20 million in additional financing pending through various grant applications.

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    WOWO Personality to be Inducted Into Radio Hall of Fame

    A Fort Wayne radio legend is set to receive a major honor. The late Bob Sievers, who worked at WOWO Radio for more than 50 years, will be inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame later this year.

  • Leslie most recently served as vice president for external relations at SMWC.

    SMWC Exec Forming Own Firm

    A community development veteran in west central Indiana is launching what she calls a bi-partisan advocacy firm. Rachel Leslie, who has served in executive roles with the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce and, most recently, with Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, says RJL Solutions LLC aims to help organizations make larger impacts in their communities. Leslie says the firm will provide services including lobbying, issue education and promotion of public/private partnership. She sa...
  • Monday's launch will include presentations, speakers and panel discussions to detail strategic priorities and initiatives for the next decade.

    State to Unveil 10-Year Ag Strategy

    A group of Indiana agriculture and community leaders will today unveil a 10-year strategic plan for the state's $37 billion ag sector. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture says a team has been working on the plan for the past 18 months. Monday's launch will include presentations, speakers and panel discussions to detail strategic priorities and initiatives for the next decade.

  • Mayor Joe Hogsett met with the Obi of Onitsha and other representatives from the Nigerian city.

    Indy Announces New Sister City

    The city of Indianapolis has established its first Sister City relationship with an African country. The city's Office of International and Latino Affairs has developed the relationship with Onitsha, Nigeria, marking the ninth Sister City for Indy. 

  • Christy Gillenwater has served as president and CEO of the chamber since 2013.

    Gillenwater Named 'Executive of the Year'

    The Indiana Chamber Executives Association has named Christy Gillenwater the 2017 Executive of the Year. Gillenwater is the president and chief executive officer of the Southwest Indiana Chamber and received the honor at the association's annual conference in South Bend. 

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    VU Names Dean of Jasper Campus

    Vincennes University has named Christian Blome assistant vice president and dean of the university's Jasper campus. Blome, who currently serves as executive director of Kentucky campuses at McKendree University, will begin his new role July 5. 

  • Bloomington Chamber Names '10 Under 40' Winners

    The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2017 “10 Under 40 Awards.” The honors are given to professionals under the age of 40 based on their professional achievement, leadership and civic involvement efforts. 

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    Varied Weather Causes Uneven Start For Farmers

    A corn specialist with Purdue Extension says the growing season in Indiana has gotten off to a very uneven start. Bob Nielsen says heavy rains in April and May left standing water and delayed planting in many parts of the state, while other areas have experienced unusually hot and dry conditions.

  • Roche HIV Testing Technique Lands FDA Approval

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Premarket Approval Application for a new HIV testing technique developed by Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis. The company says the technique could increase the likelihood of early detection of HIV infection. 

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    IPFW Names Community Research Institute Director

    IPFW has named Rachel Blakeman director of the Community Research Institute. Blakeman, a licensed attorney who most recently served as a project manager for the city of Fort Wayne, will begin her new role July 10.

  • Finish Line Profit Dips

    Indianapolis-based The Finish Line Inc. (Nasdaq: FINL) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $8.1 million, down from $9.6 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Sam Sato says the earnings are in line with the company's expectations.

  • Northwest Indiana Staple Set to Close

    A more than century-old butcher in Merrillville has announced plans to close its doors. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Piatak Meats was known for making 25 different types of homemade sausages and grinding fresh meat daily.

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    Nature Preserve Efforts at White River Bluffs Continue

    The Central Indiana Land Trust says it has completed the first phase of a $2.9 million effort to establish White River Bluffs in Marion County as a nature preserve that includes 12.2 acres along the White River. The property features some of the oldest trees in Indianapolis, including some estimated to be between 200 and 500 years-old.

  • Aspire Indiana Closing Anderson Farm

    Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana is planning to close a Madison County farm used to provide job skills training for people with mental illnesses. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the 13-acre Harvestland Farm in Anderson will shut down June 30.

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    BorgWarner to Break Ground on Noblesville Center

    Michigan-based BorgWarner will break ground today on a $28 million technical center in Noblesville. The 100,000 square-foot facility will consolidate the company’s existing centers in Anderson and Pendleton into one location. 

  • Each multi-year agreement includes the potential for increased scope and funding levels.

    Purdue, Crane Detail Research Projects

    Purdue University and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have announced two cooperative research agreements as part of a recently-announced R&D collaboration. The projects involve improved communications and eliminating dangerous laptops and other electronics. Global Security and Defense Innovation Interim Director Daniel DeLaurentis is leading the communications project.

  • Daimler is headquartered in Portland, Oregon and employs more than 20,000 associates throughout the United States.

    Distribution Center Opens in Whitestown

    Oregon-based Daimler Trucks North America LLC has cut the ribbon on its $12 million distribution center at the AllPoints at Anson business park in Whitestown. The more than 283,000 square-foot facility is the first of its kind in the Midwest for Daimler and will create up to 45 jobs by the end of the year.

  • Buttigieg to Appear on 'Late Night'

    The mayor of South Bend will appear on national television tonight. Pete Buttigieg will be a guest on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" and says is looking forward to "sharing South Bend's story."

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced the charges Thursday at a news conference. (photo courtesy WTHR)

    Compounding Pharmacy Officials Facing Federal Charges

    The owner and director of compliance of a Noblesville-based compounding pharmacy are facing federal charges for the distribution of over- and under-potent drugs. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says Paul Elmer and Caprice Bearden are also being charged with defrauding the United States by "interfering with and obstructing the lawful functions of the Food and Drug Administration."

  • Ivy Tech, IWU Create Reverse Transfer Agreement

    Ivy Tech Community College has inked a reverse transfer agreement with Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion. The partnership will assist students who transfer to IWU before completing an associate degree at Ivy Tech. 

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    South Bend Unveils Hesburgh-King Statue

    The city of South Bend has unveiled a statue depicting a famous photograph featuring former University of Notre Dame President Rev. Theodore Hesburgh holding hands with Martin Luther King Jr.  The life-sized bronze sculpture is located in Leighton Plaza in downtown South Bend. 

  • The Compass Pavilion will be able to accommodate up to 300 people. (rendering courtesy City of Fort Wayne)

    Park Foundation Gives Boost to Riverfront Project

    The Fort Wayne Park Foundation Inc. says it will donate more than $1.5 million to the Riverfront Fort Wayne project. The funds will be used toward the construction of what will be known as the Fort Wayne Park Foundation Compass Pavilion. 

  • Memnon Archiving Services will use film digitization scanners to preserve IU's film collection. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Digitization Initiative Moves to Second Phase

    Indiana University has begun the second phase of its Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative. In collaboration with Bloomington-based Memnon Archiving Services Inc., IU plans to digitize about 25,000 film reels by 2020 in what the university calls "one of the most ambitious programs of film digitization" in the world.

  • Franklin to Add Second Shell Building

    The city of Franklin has approved a $2.4 million project designed to attract economic development. The project features the construction of a 50,000 square-foot shell building, partially funded by the city, which will be located in the Franklin Business Park.

  • Kim Macchiarella won for her company, Kim's Oil, and her product, One Shot Mc Shot.

    InnovateHER Honors Region Winner

    A product designed to help maintain and store small engines took the top prize in the Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center's InnovateHER competition. Kim Macchiarella will receive prizes including co-working space and will be considered for a spot in the national competition. Macchiarella's company, Kim's Oil, and her product, One Shot Mc Shot, sere selected from a field of 10 women to move ahead in the contest. The product seals small engines after spark...

  • (photo courtesy Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly Completes San Diego Expansion

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed the $90 million expansion of its Biotechnology Center in San Diego. The pharmaceutical giant says the new space will help foster and accelerate the discover of medicines in immunology, diabetes, oncology and neurodegeneration.

  • Horizon Bank is headquartered in Michigan City.

    Horizon to Acquire Michigan Bank

    Michigan City-based Horizon Bancorp (Nasdaq: HBNC) has announced plans to acquire Michigan-based Wolverine Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: WBKC) and its subsidiary, Wolverine Bank. Once the deal is approved, Wolverine Bank will merge with Horizon and continue to operate under the Horizon Bank name.

  • St. Joseph County Approves Double Tracking Funding

    The St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners has approved an agreement to help fund the $290 South Shore double tracking project. The South Bend Tribune reports the county will invest more than $18 million on the project, which would reduce the travel time from South Bend to Chicago on the South Shore Line. 

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    Fort Wayne, IPFW Developing Trail App

    The city of Fort Wayne is partnering with IPFW to develop a mobile app for users of the city's greenways and trail systems. IPFW says the app will collect data on trail usage and trail conditions, which it says will benefit the entire community.

  • Four Winds Field Gains National Recognition

    The home of the South Bend Cubs has received a major award from a national publication. Ballpark Digest has named Four Winds Field the best Class-A ballpark in the country.

  • Ripley County Company Expands Footprint

    Sunman-based Deufol North America has acquired select assets of Wisconsin-based Bentley World-Packaging. The custom packaging, engineering and IT services firm will take over Bentley's operations in Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Cincinnati in a move it says will nearly triple Deufol's industrial presence.

  • Secretary of State Connie Lawson (file photo)

    Lawson to Testify Before Senate Committee

    Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will Wednesday be in Washington D.C. to testify before the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Lawson's office says she will discuss the 2016 election and "steps needed going forward to ensure the integrity of our elections." 

  • The facility is capable of producing 65,000 tons of fertilizer each year.

    Ag Company Opens Fertilizer Plant

    Wisconsin-based Midwestern BioAg is celebrating the grand opening of its $15 million manufacturing plant at Fair Oaks Farms. The company says the Newton County facility is capable of producing 65,000 tons of fertilizer annually. 

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

    Berry Added to Fortune 500

    Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has joined the Fortune 500 ranking. The company is the sixth based in Indiana to be ranked among the largest companies in the United States by Fortune magazine.

  • The Indiana Soybean Alliance says the state's soybean farmers stand to gain from expanded animal agriculture operations as well.

    Study Shows Animal Ag Potential

    The Indiana Soybean Alliance says a new study suggests Indiana communities should consider animal agriculture when forming economic development strategies. The study from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business shows operations such as poultry, dairy and hog producers have high multipliers, resulting in additional jobs and sales in other industries. The study cites Indiana's existing strength in animal agriculture. It says, as of the 2012 census, the state housed nearly...

  • Indiana Basketball HOF Elects Officers

    The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame in New Castle has elected officers for its board of directors for 2017-2018. The organization has also added five new board members, all of whom will serve four-year terms, beginning next month.

  • Purdue Northwest Adds Sports Management Major

    Purdue University Northwest will provide students in its College of Business a new major offering beginning this fall. The university is adding a Sports Management major as part of its Bachelor of Science in Business degree program. 

  • Powder Metal Tech is currently located on the east side of Indianapolis.

    Robotics Company Relocating to Franklin

    An Indianapolis-based manufacturing robotics company is relocating to Franklin. The city says Powder Metal Tech plans to invest nearly $1.4 million to construct a new facility in the Franklin Business Park and add a small number of jobs. 

  • IKEA Adding EV Charging Stations in Fishers

    IKEA says it is continuing its commitment to sustainability at its new location in Fishers. The Swedish retailer has announced plans to install three electric vehicle charging stations at the store, which is set to open this fall.  

  • Pilot Mary McCarty (left) and co-pilot Alyssa Harvey comprise one of the Purdue teams in the race.

    Purdue Teams to Take Off in Air Race

    Two teams from Purdue University will take part Tuesday in the annual Air Race Classic women's cross-country competition. The students, representing Indiana, Ohio, Cyprus and France, will take off from Maryland and travel more than 2,600 miles to Santa Fe, New Mexico by Friday.

  • Fort Wayne tops the list for the second consecutive year. (photo courtesy Greater Fort Wayne Inc.)

    Hoosier Cities Among 'Lowest Cost of Living'

    Three Indiana cities are ranked among the top 10 in the nation for having the lowest cost of living. The rankings from Niche.com were determined by metrics including home value, rent, gas prices and property taxes.

  • Aco Sikoski (left) and Thomas Coley (photos courtesy Ivy Tech Community College)

    Ivy Tech Names New Chancellors

    Ivy Tech Community College has named chancellors for two of its newly-reorganized campuses in northern Indiana. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Aco Sikoski will serve as chancellor of the Valparaiso campus, while Thomas Coley will lead the South Bend/Elkhart campus.

  • (photo courtesy Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs)

    Culver Added to Indiana Main Street

    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has announced the addition of Culver Second Century Main Street to the Indiana Main Street Program. The organization includes local business leaders and community members aiming to revitalize the downtown area of the Marshall County town.

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    Franciscan to Open Micro-Hospital in Greenwood

    Franciscan Health has announced plans for a $50 million micro-hospital in Johnson County. The Franciscan Health Stones Crossing facility will include an emergency center and outpatient medical complex that the health system says will provide many of the same services offered at its Indianapolis and Mooresville locations, but on a smaller scale.

  • Accuride to Acquire German Supplier

    Evansville-based Accuride Corp. has announced plans to acquire Germany-based steel wheel supplier mefro wheels GmbH. Financial details were not disclosed and Accuride says the deal remains subject to antitrust approvals.  

  • Turnstone is receiving more than $100,000 for its recreation programs and $1 million to help with its "Big Dream" project.

    AWS Grants to Help Hoosiers With Disabilities

    The AWS Foundation in Fort Wayne has awarded more than $1.5 million to 19 nonprofits that serve people with disabilities. The largest grant went to Turnstone for youth sports, recreation and wellness programs. Fort Wayne, IN - The AWS Foundation recently awarded $1,514,122 in grants to 19 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in Northeast Indiana.

  • (property map courtesy Halderman Farm Management & Real Estate Services)

    Huntington County Land Sells For $1.7M

    More than 230 acres of farmland in Huntington County have sold at auction for nearly $1.7 million. Wabash-based Halderman Farm Management & Real Estate Services, who handled the auction, says the highest price paid per acre was for 154 acres that went for $1.2 million.

  • State FFA Convention to Kick Off

    The Indiana FFA will host more than 12,000 members at its annual State Convention beginning Monday at Purdue University. The four-day event will include leadership workshops, trade shows and the election of the organization's 2017-2018 state officer team. 

  • Purdue, IU Finalize IPFW Realignment

    The boards of trustees for Indiana University and Purdue University have approved agreements for the realignment of IPFW into separate institutions. The agreements will create a one-year transition period before the realignment takes complete effect in July 2018.

  • The Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville has been in continuous operation since 1979.

    Star Plaza Theatre to be Demolished

    After a brief reprieve, the longstanding Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville will be torn down. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report owner White Lodging has decided to demolish the theatre, along with the nearby Twin Towers, next summer to make way for a new development.

  • (photo courtesy WTVW-TV)

    Tin Man Brewing Acquired

    An Evansville-based brewery is under new ownership. Our partners at WTVW-TV report Louisville-based venture capital and real estate firm Neace Ventures has acquired Tin Man Brewing Co. 

  • (photo courtesy Vincennes University)

    Vincennes Names College of Technology Dean

    Vincennes University has named Ty Freed dean of the College of Technology. Freed, who has been a member of the VU faculty for 17 years, has served as interim dean since January.

  • The first phase of the Riverfront project is set to begin this month. (rendering courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Support Grows For Fort Wayne Tax Increase

    A proposal being considered by the Fort Wayne City Council that would increase taxes to fund neighborhood improvements and two phases of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project continues to gain support. The board of directors for Greater Fort Wayne Inc. unanimously voted to support the ordinance, which is set for a council vote next month.

  • (photo courtesy Braille Institute)

    Hoosiers Competing in Braille Challenge

    Four Indiana students will take part in the 2017 Braille Challenge finals in California this weekend. The competition, which will take place at the University of Southern California, is the only national reading and writing contest in braille for students who are blind or visually impaired.

  • Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

    New Jump IN CEO Sets Focus on Health in Schools

    The new chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Healthy Kids says Indiana's poor health rankings present the greatest challenges for improving the health of children in the state. Julie Burns says while the organization has many areas of focus, she believes they can make the greatest impact in childcare and schools by helping to give kids an early understanding of the benefits of healthy eating and physical activity. Burns was appointed CEO earlier this week.

  • IU Trustees Approve Operating Budget

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees has approved the school's operating budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The university says the budget calls for $3.5 billion in spending across IU's seven Indiana campuses, a 3.4 percent increase over the previous year. 

  • Building Permits See Slight Rise in May

    The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says single-family building permits in central Indiana rose 10 percent in May. BAGI says 626 permits were issued last month in the nine-county region, compared with 571 permits during the same month last year. 

  • As part of the deal, Corporate Construction will become a division of Fetters Construction.

    Auburn Construction Company Makes Acquisition

    Auburn-based Fetters Construction Inc. has acquired Corporate Construction Inc., also located in the DeKalb County city.  Fetters Construction Inc. today announced the acquisition of Corporate Construction, Inc., an innovative 20-year old construction firm located in Auburn, IN and well known for their expertise in industrial, manufacturing, and warehousing maintenance and construction throughout the Midwest.

  • Liquidation sales will continue until the merchandise is sold, which Marsh expects to be in early July.

    Marsh, Kroger Update Sale Timeline

    Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NSYE: KR) expects its subsidiary's purchase of 11 central and southern Indiana Marsh Supermarkets locations to close in mid-July. Liquidation sales at those locations as well as 18 others that did not attract a buyer are underway. Kroger's subsidiary Topvalco Inc. plans to take possession of its stores when the liquidation sales are complete.

  • (photo courtesy city of South Bend)

    South Bend to Celebrate Smart Streets

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg will Friday join community leaders for the grand opening of the city’s downtown Smart Streets project. The initiative was designed to create safer and more efficient transportation through new curbs, sidewalks, street lights and landscaping. 

  • (photo courtesy of Nine13sports)

    Nine13sports, LIDS Partner For Expansion

    Indianapolis-based nonprofit Nine13sports is expanding its Kids Riding Bikes youth program through a partnership with Zionsville-based LIDS. The nonprofit will add a central Indiana operations team in early July with the goal of serving 10,000 kids throughout the state over the next year.

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at WPTA)

    Mayor: Tunnel to Bring 'Significant' Benefits to Fort Wayne

    Work has begun on the largest construction and public investment project in the history of Fort Wayne. City officials broke ground Thursday on the $188 million Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel, which is part of the city’s effort to reduce sewage overflow into rivers.

  • The venue burned down in September 2009. (file photo courtesy WTHR)

    Little Nashville Opry Set to Return

    A popular entertainment venue in Brown County that burned to the ground in 2009 will soon have new life. Indiana Public Media reports the Little Nashville Opry will be rebuilt on the same property and is set to open next year. 

  • Skyline Corp. is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Skyline Announces Board Member Retirements

    Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. has announced the retirements of three members of the company's board of directors. The company says the board plans to nominate candidates to succeed Jerry Hammes, William Lawson and David Link at its upcoming annual meeting of shareholders.

  • The first phase of the Riverfront project is expected to begin this month.

    Regional Partnership Shows Support For Riverfront

    The investor board of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is supporting a proposed tax increase to help fund the second phase of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project. The Regional Opportunities Council passed a resolution urging the Fort Wayne City Council to approve the proposal.

  • Indy IT Companies Announce Merger

    Indianapolis-based IT and engineering professional services firm Theoris Services has announced a merger with software development firm Reliable Solutions Corp., also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however Theoris says all RSC employees will continue under the Theoris banner.

  • The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra is one of the recipients.

    NEA Grants Benefit Hoosier Arts Programs

    The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded more than $1.2 million in grants to Indiana arts organizations. The award includes more than $760,000 to the Indiana Arts Commission as part of a partnership to benefit arts and cultural program provides throughout the state.

  • Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

    Jump IN Announces New Leadership

    Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Health Kids has named Julie Burns chief executive officer. Burns, who has served as head of program operations for the organization since 2014, succeeds Ron Gifford.

  • Bauer became CEO of Lutheran Hospital in 2011 and Lutheran Health Network in 2013.

    Legislators 'Disappointed' in Lutheran CEO's Dismissal

    Members of the Indiana General Assembly representing northeast Indiana have expressed their disappointment in the sudden dismissal of Brian Bauer as chief executive officer of Lutheran Health Network. In a statement obtained by our partners at WPTA in Fort Wayne, the delegation says the decision "raises local concerns over the direction of the company." 

  • The tunnel will be constructed approximately 150-250 feet below ground using a tunnel boring machine. (photo courtesy City of Fort Wayne)

    Fort Wayne to Break Ground on Major Tunnel Project

    Officials in Fort Wayne will Thursday break ground on a nearly $188 million tunnel project. The Three Rivers Protection and Overflow Reduction Tunnel, or 3RPORT, is part of a long-term plan to reduce sewage overflow into the city's rivers each year. The 3RPORT project is part of the city's overall Tunnel Works program. The program also includes the installation of associated consolidation sewers, drop shafts and a pump station at the sewage treatment plant.  Construction on the...
  • 'An Almost Fail' Event Kicks Off inX3

    The opening program of inX3 drew a standing-room-only crowd. The week-long series of tech and entrepreneurship events began with "An Almost Fail" at Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, which featured speakers discussing the inherently-risky nature of entrepreneurship. Launch Fishers Chief Executive Officer John Wechsler, who organized the event, said it is part of an ongoing effort to "change the failure culture in the area."

  • Main Street Program to Host Community Exchanges

    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs is sponsoring a series of community exchanges over the next several months as part of the Indiana Main Street program. The meetings will allow Indiana Main Street communities and others to discuss local issues and tactics being employed to address community needs.

  • IU East to Offer Applied Health Science Degree

    Indiana University East has announced plans to offer a new Applied Health Science degree this fall. The bachelor's degree program will offer two tracks in community health education and health administration.

  • Lilly, Pfizer Drug Lands FDA Designation

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and New York-based Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) have received a Fast Track designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a drug currently undergoing a Phase 3 clinical trial. Tanezumab is being developed for the treatment of chronic pain in patients with osteoarthritis and chronic low back pain. 

  • (Image courtesy of Kellogg Co.) The company's brands include Cheez-It.

    Kellogg Details Vigo County Layoffs

    Michigan-based Kellogg Co. (NYSE: K) has revealed the timeline for layoffs at its plant in Vigo County. In a notice to the state, the company says 92 employees will be out of work, beginning in mid-August. 

  • LST Acquires Dallas Marketing Firm

    Indianapolis-based LST Marketing LLC has acquired a marketing firm co-founded by a Pro Football Hall of Famer. The company says PPI Marketing, founded by former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Roger Staubach and Roz Cole in 1993, will be rebranded under the LST name.

  • Holcomb says the loans can be a "crucial step" in disaster recovery.

    Low-Interest Loans Available In Flood-Damaged Areas

    Governor Eric Holcomb says low-interest disaster loans are now available for Washington and surrounding counties after spring flooding in southern Indiana. He says businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace disaster-damaged or destroyed property. The loans are available to businesses and organizations in...

  • West Side Chamber Hosting Job Fair

    The West Side Chamber of Commerce will Wednesday host its third annual Job Fair-aganza in Indianapolis. The chamber says the event aims to connect 1,000 job seekers with more than 70 employers.

  • (rendering courtesy CEDIA)

    CEDIA Building New HQ in Fishers

    Indianapolis-based CEDIA has announced plans to invest nearly $14 million to construct its global headquarters in Fishers. The association says the facility, which is expected to be complete in fall 2018, will be best suited to meet the current and future needs of CEDIA and its membership. 

  • Edward Berger is the executive director of MEERCat Purdue.

    Purdue Launches Mechanical Engineering Center

    Purdue University has launched a center that aims to better transition mechanical engineering students to the work force. The Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center at Purdue, or MEERCat Purdue, will create a research consortium with industry partners that focuses on the transition.

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at WTHR-TV)

    Pope Names Archbishop of Indianapolis

    The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has a new leader. Pope Francis has selected Bishop Charles Thompson as Archbishop of Indianapolis. Thompson has served as Bishop of Evansville since 2011. 

  • State Revenue Beats Estimates

    State revenue in May was $112 million above the most recent forecast. The Indiana State Budget Agency says last month's total of nearly $1.2 billion is more than 6 percent higher than the same month in 2016.