• Holcomb is presenting the awards at the Statehouse.

    Hoosier Businesses Honored For Longevity

    The state is celebrating 65 companies and organizations throughout the state for their longevity in Indiana. Governor Eric Holcomb is presenting the Governor's Century or Half Century Business Award to each honoree for their service to their employees, community and state.

  • CNO Financial Names CFO and CMO

    CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) today named Paul  McDonough as chief financial officer and Rocco Tarasi as chief marketing officer. Both will transition into their new roles in April. 

  • Photo courtesy of Bradley Company

    Bradley Company to Lead Sale of Harrison Centre

    Bradley Company announced today that its Indianapolis office is the listing agent for Harrison Centre, a  61,477 sq. ft. office and retail building in the heart of Ft. Benjamin Harrison. The listing price for the 3.8 acre property is $5,990,000. 

  • (photos courtesy of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    Wheldon, Jenkins Named to IMS Hall of Fame

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of Fame is adding two big names. Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon and longtime broadcaster and IMS public address announcer Bob Jenkins have been elected to join the hall this year. 

  • (Image courtesy of Vectren Corp.)

    Vectren Receives Approval for New Solar Farm in Spencer County

    Evansville-based Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana has received approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to build a 50-megawatt universal solar array in Spencer County. The solar farm will be approximately 300 acres and will house nearly 150,000 solar panels.

  • Ting Gootee is the chief investment officer for Elevate Ventures.

    Indiana Lags Behind Neighbors on VC Investment

    A new report from Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures says Indiana remains behind other states in the Midwest for venture capital investment. The 2018 Indiana Venture Report shows the state accounted for only 0.22 percent of all venture capital dollars last year. Ting Gootee, chief investment officer at Elevate, says while there is room to grow, Indiana is on the right path. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Gootee said a venture community requires different...

  • Trine Expanding Health Science Facilities

    Trine University and Parkview Health have reached an agreement for the university to expand its Health Sciences Education Center in Fort Wayne into property adjacent to Trine's existing facility. Previously an eye surgery center, the new 8,900 square feet of space will house Trine University's surgical technology program as well as future programs planned in Trine's Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences. 

  • Danica Patrick Joins NBC's Indy 500 Broadcast Team

    Danica Patrick has signed on to be part of the NBC Sports broadcast team for their inaugural coverage of this year's Indianapolis 500. Patrick will serve as a studio analyst on race day, contributing to NBC Sports’ pre-race, in-race, and post-race coverage alongside host Mike Tirico. Patrick will also participate in NBC Sports’ coverage of Indy 500 Pole Day on May 19.

  • Chandler Speedway Auction Postponed

    The Chandler Speedway auction scheduled for this week has been canceled. Our partners at WEHT-TV report that track owner Reno Fontana has filed for bankruptcy in order to put a freeze on any debt collection, including sheriff's sales.

  • Spin operates in 18 cities and three college campuses throughout the United States.

    Indy Approves Third Scooter Company

    Indianapolis has approved a third scooter company to operate in the city. Spin, which was acquired in November by Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) for $100 million, joins Bird and Lime in offering the service in the state's capital city. Spin was founded in San Francisco in 2016. It operates in 18 cities and three college campuses throughout the United States. Indianapolis approved Bird and Lime in September after the City-County Council approved regulations for shared electric scooter...

  • Career Pathways Website Expands to Multiple States

    A career pathways initiative has received a nationwide boost. The Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center For Assisted Living has announced the expansion of CareForTheAging.org to 17 states.

  • Elkhart to Give Vibrant Communities Update

    Officials in Elkhart County will Thursday provide an update on the Vibrant Communities initiative. The Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Community Foundation of Elkhart County will release the 2019 Community Report, which will outline the progress of various projects from an agenda created in 2016.

  • Arizona Hotshots Sock Manufactured by FBF

    FBF Becomes Licensee of Alliance of American Football

    Martinsville-based FBF Originals LLC, a distributor and retailer of novelty socks, has been named a licensee of the Alliance of American Football. FBF is now producing socks of all 8 AAF teams that will soon be available for purchase from retailers. 

  • (photo courtesy of Kentuckiana Medical Center)

    Job Fair Targeting Kentuckiana Medical Center Workers

    WorkOne will Thursday host a Healthcare Sector Job Fair in New Albany in an effort to assist soon-to-be displaced workers from the Kentuckiana Medical Center. The medical center's parent announced earlier this month the facility will close its doors before the end of April.

  • Brian Dixon is the director of public health informatics for the Regenstrief Institute.

    Startup Day Brings Federal, Local Officials Together

    Local, state and federal leaders gathered at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis this week to discuss innovations in healthcare and technology in Indiana. Indiana Startup Day included remarks from Ed Simcox, chief technology officer for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and also spotlighted seven Indiana healthcare startups. Brian Dixon, director of public health informatics for the Regenstrief Institute, says the goal of the event was for federal officials...

  • Purdue Launches Search For Executive VP For Research

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced today the launch of a national search for the university’s next executive vice president for research and partnerships and senior research officer. The search will be led by Jay Akridge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. 

  • Art & Nature Park Receives $10M Grant

    The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has given a grant of $10 million to support enhancements of art, trails, parking, nature conservation and more at the Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park at Newfields in Indianapolis. The fund will also help the park expand its reach and community impact through improved infrastructure, upgrades to enhance accessibility and new art installations.

  • Tim Day is the senior vice president of the Chamber Technology Engagement Center.

    Study: Rural Broadband Offers Billions to Indiana's Economy

    A study from an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggests Indiana could benefit significantly from having improved rural broadband access. "Unlocking the Digital Potential of Rural America" says Indiana could add more than $2 billion to its GDP each year if the entire rural community had broadband services. The study was conducted by the Chamber Technology Engagement Center.  In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman...

  • NAWBO Indy Names 'Trailblazers'

    The National Association of Women Business Owners - Indianapolis has named its 2019 Trailblazers. The women will be honored "for their pioneering and trailblazing paths" during the organization's annual luncheon next month.

  • (photo courtesy of Rize)

    Rize to Join Restaurant List at The Yard

    A popular brunch restaurant is joining the line-up of restaurants at The Yard at Fishers District. Cunningham Restaurant Group is bringing Rize to the $110 million culinary and entertainment hub. The Fishers location will include more than 3,800 square feet of restaurant space and 120 seats.

  • (photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame)

    New Leader For Mendoza College of Business

    University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins has appointed K.J. Martijn Cremers dean of the Mendoza College of Business. Cremers has served in the role on an interim basis since last summer.

  • Campaign to Honor Former Butler Star

    An orthodontic practice in central Indiana has launched a campaign supporting a nonprofit honoring former Butler University basketball star Andrew Smith. Gorman & Bunch Orthodontics says the Be The Change campaign aims to have up to 430 people join the bone marrow registry. Jason Bunch is spearheading the effort and says the practice wanted to support Project 44 after its founder, Andrew Smith's wife, Samantha Smith spoke at an event it hosted by the practice.

  • Columbus Redevelopment Commission Issues RFQ for Hotel

    Hunden Strategic Partners and the Columbus Indiana Redevelopment Commission is issuing a Request for Qualifications from developers for a conference center hotel on one of two sites in downtown Columbus. The RFQ also seeks out developers with experience in urban grocery and apartment projects. 

  • Black Expo Purchases Crossroads Bible College Building

    Indiana Black Expo, Inc. says it will relocate its headquarters to the Crossroads Bible College Building on the east side of Indianapolis. The organization recently purchased the more than 43,000-square-foot building and will use the space for programming of its new Performing Arts Academy. The new building will house music production, dance, videography and photography studios that will be used by youth that participate in the Performing Arts Academy...

  • (file photo courtesy Schrader Real Estate and Auction Co.)

    Farmland Prices 'Remain Resilient'

    An auctioneer at Columbia City-based Schrader Real Estate and Auction Company says farmland prices “remain resilient" despite downward pressures."  R.D. Schrader cites mixed cropland prices on tillable land in 2018, stating that downward pressures include lower incomes, higher interest rates and the prospect of tariffs on farm goods.

  • Jennifer McCormick is Indiana's Superintendent of Public Instruction.

    Senate Passes State Superintendent Bill

    The Indiana Senate has approved a bill that moves up the timeline for the governor to appoint the state's education leader. House Bill 1005 would make the state school superintendent job, which is an elected position, go away in January 2021 in favor of an appointed secretary of education.

  • Metal Powder Products has Indiana operations in Noblesville and Campbellsburg.

    Manufacturer Growing Noblesville Operations

    Noblesville-based Metal Powder Products has announced plans to move a manufacturing division from Ohio to Hamilton County and add up to 80 jobs by 2020. The powder metallurgy product manufacturer says it will invest $1.5 million to increase production capacity in Indiana. The company currently employs more than 350 associates in its Noblesville and Washington County operations, and over 1,100 overall in the U.S. and China. MPP says it has already hired 51 employees as part of the...

  • Complaint Issued Against Curtis Hill

    The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission has officially filed a complaint against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. The complaint involves previous accusations from four women who say they were groped by Hill at a downtown Indianapolis bar last year.

  • (photo courtesy of Trine University)

    Trine Names Ketner School Dean

    Trine University in Angola has selected Catherine Benson as dean of the Ketner School of Business. Benson, who currently serves as chair for the school and director of golf management at the university, will begin her new role in June.

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana American Water.)

    Indiana American Water, OUCC Reach Deal on Rate Case

    Greenwood-based Indiana American Water has reached a settlement agreement with the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor regarding its proposed rate increase. If approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the deal will raise the average monthly residential water bill by about $2.50.

  • Downtown Fort Wayne Action Plan Finalized

    The city of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division has finalized the Downtown Fort Wayne Action Plan created by urban design firm, Gehl. The plan outlines possible projects that would connect public spaces and increase tourism to downtown.

  • (photo courtesy of Indiana Landmarks)

    Historic White Castle Building Sold

    A building in downtown Indianapolis believed to be the third-oldest surviving building constructed by the White Castle restaurant chain will be getting new life. Indiana Landmarks says it has sold the 1927 building with plans for it to be restored and maintained in the future.

  • Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum Founder Dies at 84

    Milan ’54 Hoosiers Museum Founder Roselyn McKittrick has died. WRBI reports she passed away at the Ripley Crossing Nursing Home after a short illness. She was 84. 

  • Carlstedt Recognized With Innovation Award

    The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI and the Indiana University Public Policy Institute have named Moira Carlstedt, president of the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership, as the 2018 recipient of the John L. Krauss Award for Public Policy Innovation. Carlstedt will receive the award at the inaugural Champions of Public Policy event on March 20.

  • (photo courtesy Butler University)

    Aramark to End Operations at Butler

    Aramark Educational Services LLC has detailed plans to lay off 200 workers in Indianapolis. In a notice to the state, the company says the decision is the result of Butler University not renewing its contract to provide food services on the campus.

  • IDOE Announces Recipients of 2019 Digital Learning Grants

    The Indiana Department of Education’s Office of eLearning has announced the recipients of the 2019 Digital Learning Grants. The grant awards up to $50,000 to support districts in building digital initiatives in STEM instruction, project-based learning and computer science programs.

  • (Image courtesy of The Haute Initiative.)

    Plans for Apartments at Former Terre Haute YMCA Revised

    Wisconsin-based Commonwealth Companies has revised a plan for apartments next to the former YMCA in Terre Haute. Ryan Wickens of the Vigo County Area Planning Department tells our partners at The Herald Bulletin the revised plan would have residential apartments on the first floor, which was not originally approved. 

  • Gov. Eric Holcomb kicking off the program.

    Skillful Governor's Coaching Corps Launches

    Skillful Indiana and Governor Eric Holcomb today kicked off its first Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps, an 8-month training and leadership development program. The initiative features 35 career coaches from across Indiana. 

  • Edify bills itself as a Business Communications as a Service platform.

    Tech Vets Launch Communications Platform

    Two former executives from Indianapolis-based Sharpen Technologies have launched a new company. Bracken Fields and Cameron Weeks unveiled global business communications platform Edify, which will be based in Carmel, this week at the Enterprise Connect event in Orlando. Edify bills itself as a Business Communications as a Service platform, combining communications, contact center and customer success functions. The company says its platform also uses machine learning to enhance...

  • Matt McIntyre is co-founder and executive director of Brackets For Good.

    Brackets For Good Launches New Program

    Indianapolis-based Brackets For Good Inc. is changing up its annual fundraising program. The sports-themed fundraising organization has launched Champ's Charity Challenge, in which users can fill out brackets for the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in the name of their charity of choice. The previous iteration of the program saw nonprofits competing in a tournament-style bracket of their own to see who could raise the most money. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • (photo courtesy of Howe Military Academy)

    Howe Military Academy to Close

    Howe Military Academy in LaGrange County has announced plans to close its doors after 135 years. In a letter posted on the academy's website, President Thomas Tate cited rising costs and declining in enrollment as reasons why the school will not reopen for the 2019-2020 academic year.

  • Greenwood CEO Named Small Business Person of the Year

    The chief executive officer of a Greenwood-based company has been named the 2019 Small Business Person of the Year for Indiana. U.S. Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon announced Monday this year's winners from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and Guam. 

  • (photo courtesy of Subaru of Indiana Automotive)

    SIA Breaks Ground on Training Center

    Officials from Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette have broken ground on a new technical training center. The company says the 20,000-square-foot facility will double the size of its current training center. SIA did not say how much it is investing in the new facility. The technical training center will feature a simulated factor floor, up to six training robots, multiple assembly line simulators, classrooms, and a larger computer lab, among other amenities. 

  • Purdue Northwest Hosting Educator Career Fair

    Purdue University Northwest will Tuesday hold a career fair on its Westville campus. The event will feature more than 30 organizations looking to fill a variety of education-related positions.

  • K9s For Warriors will invite veterans nationwide with PTSD to be part of the Purdue study.

    Sheriffs' Youth Ranch Secures Partnerships, Funding

    The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has signed a 10-year lease to share the K-9 Academy at the Indiana Sheriffs' Youth Ranch Clay County property for training while using the facility full-time as its Search and Rescue Training Center headquarters. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin also report New York-based tech company Ideanomics (Nasdaq: IDEX) has provided $175,000 to train youth in future law enforcement careers about cyber security.

  • Purdue Makes the Switch to Paper Straws

    Purdue University Dining & Catering is transitioning away from plastic straws and will switch to paper straws in the university's residential and retail outlets. The paper straws will be sourced from Fort Wayne-based Aardvark Straws. 

  • Fishers Among Finalists For National Prize

    The city of Fishers is one of 12 finalists for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. The award honors "communities that are bringing partners together around a shared commitment to health, opportunity, and equity."

  • DePauw New Residence Hall Preparation to Begin

    Site preparation work is scheduled to begin next week for the first of four proposed residence halls for DePauw University first-year students. The project will cost approximately $23 million.

  • (photo courtesy of Rob Earnshaw/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Crown Point Water Project Begins

    A $19 million effort to improve water infrastructure in Crown Point is underway. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report construction of new, larger water lines has begun and three of the city's elevated water storage tanks are set to receive improvements as well.

  • Hanna believes crews could begin "turning dirt" in 2020.

    Hanna: South Shore Project Hits 'Major, Major Milestone'

    The president of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority says the South Shore Line West Lake Corridor project will create a crucial "Hoosier gateway in Chicago." The more than $700 million project has received a positive project rating from the Federal Transit Administration, putting it a step closer to up to $440 million in federal funding. Bill Hanna says the rail extension will help Hoosier workers connect to jobs in Chicago that often pay more...

  • The Indiana Supreme Court made the ruling Friday.

    Supreme Court Removes Rental Fee Exemptions

    The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that rental fees must be capped at $5 per unit in Bloomington and West Lafayette. Our partners at WFYI report the ruling removes an exemption for the cities from a 2014 state law that capped rental registration and inspection fees.

  • The 2019 Midwest League All-Star Game will be at Four Winds Field in South Bend.

    South Bend/Mishawaka Expecting Strong Tourism Year

    On the heels of what it calls a "great year" in tourism, Visit South Bend Mishawaka says it believes 2019 will be even stronger. The organization expects events like IDEA Week in April, the U.S. Senior Open and the Midwest League All-Star Game to help the region top last year's tourism numbers. The events coming to the region this year include...

  • Milo detailed the effort on a special all-women edition of Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick.

    Milo: Collaboration is Key to Attract Talent

    Indiana's secretary of career connections and talent says a regional effort will be key to building a skilled and ready workforce throughout the state. Blair Milo says Indiana's 21st Century Talent Regions program will give 12 pilot communities to work directly with the Office of Career Connections and Talent and the Indiana Economic Development Corp. to build and implement workforce development plans. Milo says the ultimate goals are growing educational attainment, population and wag...
  • The museum says the moves are in response to controversy over the HBO film "Leaving Neverland."

    Children's Museum Details Michael Jackson Decisions

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis says it was in "an excess of caution" that it decided to remove multiple Michael Jackson artifacts from two exhibits. In a statement, the attraction says it will keep several Michael Jackson pictures on display as part of a direct recreation of AIDS activist and victim Ryan White's room.   Three Michael Jackson artifacts have been removed from two exhibits at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis: his iconic...

  • Caitlin Coffman, Founder/CEO MomentPath

    Childcare Software Receives Support of Innovate Indiana Fund

    Indianapolis-based child care software and day care app MomentPath has received an investment from the Innovate Indiana Fund. The fund, which supports an entrepreneurial environment in the state, has invested $150,000 in the company. The app offers scheduling, billing, curriculum planning and daily reports for parents and teachers. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Caitlin Coffman says MomentPath also builds confidence between teachers and parents. 

  • Susan Elrod Named Chancellor of IU South Bend

    Susan Elrod has been named chancellor of Indiana University South Bend. She will step into her new role on July 1, subject to formal approval by the IU Board of Trustees.

  • CICOA Chief Executive Announces Departure

    Indianapolis- based CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has announced Chief Executive Officer Orion Bell will resign effective April 12. Bell has accepted the position of president and CEO of the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging in Cleveland. 

  • Electroless Nickel from Franke Plating Works

    Northeast Indiana Plating Company Expanding

    Fort Wayne-based Franke Plating Works has announced plans to invest over $1 million to upgrade and expand its production facility east of downtown Fort Wayne. The third-generation-owned company will add new equipment and improve the facility near its headquarters. The company says the improvements will allow for additional flexibility and ability to produce a more diverse set of parts. The expansion will more than double the company's capacity. 

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