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    Statehouse Leaders Detail 'Hold Harmless' Plan

    Leaders at the Indiana Statehouse have announced a plan for a "hold harmless" policy for schools regarding this year's ILEARN test results. The plan comes nearly two months after Governor Eric Holcomb asked for such a waiver. In a letter to Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick and the State Board of Education, House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) and Senate President Pro Tempore Rod Bray (R-Martinsville) said the plan aims to implement the...

  • Trine Names Bandemer VP for Health Sciences

    Trine University has named Whitney Bandemer to its newly-created role of vice president for health sciences. Bandemer most recently served as vice president for human resources and strategic initiatives at Manchester University, where officials say she played a key role in the development, launch and accreditation of that institution's College of Pharmacy and in the construction of its Fort Wayne campus. 

  • MutualFirst Reports Strong Q3

    The parent company of Muncie-based MutualBank has announced record net income of $6.1 million during the third quarter, compared to $5.4 million during the same period last year. MutualFirst Financial Inc. (NASDAQ: MFSF) says mortgage production for the third quarter of 2019 increased $31.8 million, or 61 percent, the third quarter of 2018

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    Ambrose, City Dig In on Waterside Site

    Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group met Wednesday with officials from the city of Indianapolis to discuss the future of the former GM Stamping Plant site, which until recently was being redeveloped as part of the $1.4 billion Waterside project. Chief Executive Officer Aasif Bade says the city offered to buy the downtown property for $6 million, which he claims is "far below its current fair market value." In a statement Wednesday, Bade said the property is worth...

  • Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch oversees the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA).

    Veedersburg Property Gets 'Prime' Designation

    A 31-acre piece of land in the town of Veedersburg has just received the designation of Indiana Site Certified Prime. That certification, from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, means the property is ready for economic development. 

  • Purdue Names Double Down Experiment Cohort

    Purdue University’s Purdue Foundry is unveiling the first cohort for its inagural Double Down Experiment. The companies chosen to participate range from precision agriculture to education to medical innovations. 

  • UIndy Receives $7.9 Million for Early College Program

    The Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis is the recipient of a $7.9 million grant as part of the federal Education Innovation and Research program administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

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    Aviation Institute of Maintenance to Hold Career Fair

    The Aviation Institute of Maintenance Indianapolis campus, which is located south of the Indianapolis International Airport, will be holding a career fair on Thursday. Employers attending the fair include AAR, FedEx, Gulfstream Aerospace, UPS and more. 

  • Down Named President of Herff Jones

    Indianapolis-based Herff Jones has named Steve Down president of its business division. He will report to Adam Blumenfield, chief executive officer of the parent company, Varsity Brands.

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    BSU Joins Diverse STEM Initiative

    Ball State University is joining a nationwide, three-year institutional change effort to create inclusive STEM faculty recruitment, hiring and retention processes. 

  • CEO of Knox County Development Corp. Steps Down

    The president and chief executive officer of the Knox County Development Corp. has resigned. Kent Utt had held the position for five years. Officials say Utt will continue to work with the corporation’s leadership to ensure a smooth transition going forward. 

  • State of Indiana files suit against three drug distribution companies for their role in opioid crisis.

    Indiana Files Suit, Seeks 'Relief' in Opioid Crisis

    The state of Indiana is aggressively going after three pharmaceutical and healthcare companies that Attorney General Curtis Hill says are primarily to blame for the opioid crisis in the state. Hill filed suit Wednesday against AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp., Cardinal Health Inc. and McKesson Corp., saying the three drug distributors are responsible for a “commanding share” of the prescription opioids sold to Indiana pharmacies. 

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    Cyber Security Battalion to be Located in Indiana

    Indiana’s growing defense industry is further expanding into the digital battlefield. Governor Eric Holcomb has announced a National Guard cyber battalion will be located in the Hoosier state. The 127th Cyber Protection Battalion will be made up of nearly 100 soldiers focused on cybersecurity and cyber warfare. 

  • Andy Perry is the co-founder and CEO of Curvo Labs.

    Curvo Labs CEO Calls Funding Round 'Validation'

    An Evansville-based tech company has closed on a Series A round of funding. Curvo Labs Inc., which provides a clinical spend management platform designed to help hospital supply chain leaders reduce costs while maintaining quality, raised $2 million in the round led by Snake Run Capital in Florida and Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures. The company says it will use the funds to expand its leadership team and further develop its product offering. In an interview with...

  • Lilly Earnings Tick Higher in Q3

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting third-quarter net income of $1.2 billion, compared to the $1.1 billion during the same period last year. The company says the increase in net income is primarily driven by higher operating income and lower tax expense, partially offset by lower net income from discontinued operations related to Elanco Animal Health.  

  • UIndy and Vincennes Partner on Logistics Learning Lab

    The University of Indianapolis School of Business Department of Operations and Supply Chain Management and the Vincennes University Logistics Training & Education Center is partnering up to create the UIndy Logistics Learning Lab, which will provide educational warehousing simulation exercises at VU LTEC’s 30,000-square-foot warehouse facility in Plainfield.

  • Butler Blue III is retiring next spring as the school's mascot. (photo courtesy Butler University)

    Butler Mascot Set to Retire

    One of the best-known ambassadors for Butler University is stepping down, all four legs of him, at the end of the current academic year. The university says their furry mascot, Butler Blue III, is ready to retire after nearly eight years of greeting visitors, students and staff. 

  • Jim McClelland

    State Announces $3M to Launch Addiction Recovery Networks

    Three regional partnerships have been awarded funds to complete recovery networks and seek designation as comprehensive addiction recovery networks. Regional Health Systems, Merrillville.

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    Waterside Fight Continues Between Ambrose, City

    Ambrose Property Group has taken another step in its fight with the city of Indianapolis over the former GM Stamping Plant site in the city's downtown. The developer has given a notice of the legal action it intends to pursue against the city for what it calls "the city's baseless eminent domain threat and defamation." The back-and-forth between the two parties stems from Ambrose's announcement in late September that it planned to sell the property, which was being...

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    Sleep Inn-Mainstay Hotel Files for Permit in Sullivan

    A new hotel could be coming to downtown Sullivan. The proposed project would tout four stories, more than 43,000 square feet, and space for nearly 360 occupants, as well as create 20 full-time jobs.

  • South Bend Medical Foundation has sold its clinical laboratory operations.

    South Bend Med Foundation Completes Sale of Labs

    North Carolina-based LabCorp (NYSE: LH) has completed the acquisition of South Bend Medical Foundation’s clinical laboratory business. The medical foundation announced in July it was selling its clinical testing operations to focus on blood bank services and pathology. 

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    Old National to Ring Closing Bell for Anniversary

    Officials from Evansville-based Old National Bancorp are marking the company's 185th anniversary with a special occasion. Chief Executive Officer Jim Ryan will Wednesday join Lead Director Becky Skillman and other board members and executives to ring the closing bell at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange in New York.

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    Lippert Components Acquires Philly Company

     Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has acquired a designer and manufacturer of sunshade systems for the outdoor recreation industry in North America and Europe. Terms of the deal with Philadelphia-based SureShade were not disclosed.

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    $5M Grant to Study Drug Abuse & Juvenile Justice

    Youth who enter the juvenile justice system are at a high risk of becoming drug users, according to a researcher at Indiana University School of Medicine. Professor Matt Aalsman wants to change that dangerous course for at-risk offenders. 

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    Questa Education Launches Leadership Search

    Fort Wayne-based Questa Education Foundation is seeking a new executive director. Marc Levy, who currently holds the position, has announced his retirement, effective June 2020.

  • Hogsett Announces New Market Tax Credit Projects

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced his support of four projects to share in $55 million in New Market Tax Credit funding. The recipients include the Madam Walker Legacy Center, Wheeler Mission Center for Women and Children, 16 Tech Citizens Shop and RecycleForce. 

  • The students received training and experience at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne.

    Lutheran Hospital Hires New CEO

    Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne has hired a new chief executive officer.  Brady Dubois is currently serving as president of Mosaic Life Care Medical Centers in Missouri, a position he's held for about three years.

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    Operations Startup Elate Launches with $530,000 in Funding

    An Indianapolis-based software platform has received $530,000 in an initial funding round from Chicago-based early-stage venture firm M25. Elate says the funding will help grow its product, sales and marketing teams, as well as further develop its platform.

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    Indy Airport Showcases New Retail Offerings

    Indianapolis International Airport is celebrating the opening of the first wave of new retail offerings. The new stores are part of the airport's multi-year Concessions Refresh initiative, which aims to bring a greater mix of nationally-known brands, such as FAO Schwarz and Vineyard Vines, with more local offerings, including Natalie's Candy Jar and Fountain Square Market. In all, nine new retail stores opened Tuesday morning. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business...

  • Transpo is South Bend's municipal bus system. (photo courtesy of Transpo)

    South Bend Launches Free Fare Program

    The city of South Bend has launched a new initiative to help a select number of residents who don’t have reliable and easy access to transportation get to work. The program is called Commuters Trust. 

  • Rose-Hulman Adds Data Science as Academic Major

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is offering a new secondary academic major to all its students. The institute has added a data science track that combines science, mathematical algorithms and computer science principles to extract knowledge and insights from data. 

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    $45M Contract for Military Aircraft Maintenance

    Illinois-based AAR Aircraft Services Inc., which has a large maintenance facility in Indianapolis, has been awarded a nearly $45 million modification to a previously awarded contract for work to be performed on the Boeing P-8 Poseidon. The Boeing-built military aircraft is used by the U.S. Navy for anti-submarine warfare. Modeled after the civilian Boeing 737, it is often armed with torpedoes and sonobuoys.  The Department of Defense says the modified contract calls for wide-ra...

  • EY Report: Private Equity Boosts IN Economy

    A new report by EY and the American Investment Council shows the private equity industry supports 574,000 jobs in Indiana.  The report also outlines the positive impact the industry has on the US economy.   

  • Kosciusko County Expands Entrepreneurship Support

    Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. has announced the formal launch of the organization’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, which positions KEDCo as the lead Entrepreneur Support Organization in Kosciusko County. An ESO is a resource for startups to share and discuss business challenges, seek help from a personal mentor, and gain access to large-scale networking events. 

  • DePauw University ranked No. 20 on list of Best "Colleges"

    Small Indiana Colleges Rank High Nationally

    Indiana has two institutions of higher learning, with intentionally small enrollments, that rank in the top 30 in the nation for an overall experience.  The personal finance website, WalletHub, conducted a survey of what it calls the 2020 Best College Ranking. 

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    Westfield Playhouse to Break Ground on New Location

    After 12 years in its current location, the Westfield Playhouse will soon move to a new building in the city's downtown. The city will Tuesday break ground on the new venue, which will be located across from City Hall. 

  • Vigo County voters will decide in November whether to approve construction of a casino.

    Trade Group, PAC Push for Vigo County Casino

    When Vigo County residents head to the voting booth next month, one of the referendum issues they’ll be deciding is the future of casino gambling in the county. Question 1 on the November 5 ballot asks voters if they support the construction of a casino in Terre Haute. The Advance West Central Indiana Political Action Committee has released the results of an economic impact study of a casino in the community. The analysis was conducted by The Innovation Group on behalf...

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    Stone City Products Invests $2 Million in Expansion

    Bedford-based manufacturer Stone City Products is expanding. The $2 million, 30,000-square-foot project could result in a weekend shift, adding jobs as product lines increase. 

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    Ball State Breaks Ground on Multicultural Center

    Ball State University has broken ground on its new Multicultural Center with construction set to start in a few weeks.  The $4 million project, 10,500-square-foot project was approved by the board of trustees last year. 

  • (Image of Idie Kesner courtesy of Indiana University.)

    IU's Kelley Direct Among 'Best Online MBA Programs'

    The Kelley Direct Online MBA program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business is ranked second place in an annual list from business news and education site Poets & Quants. The site evaluates 35 programs based on the quality of incoming students, an assessment of the MBA experience by graduates and career outcomes of alumni.

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    Purdue Professor Pleads Guilty to $1.3M Fraud Case

    A Purdue University professor and his wife have pleaded guilty last week to using more than $1 million in federal research funds for their own personal expenses. Federal prosecutors say Qingyou Han of West Lafayette and his wife Lu Shao of Lakewood, Ohio pleaded guilty to a felony wire fraud charge in federal court in Hammond. 

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    B-Start Selects 2019 Startups

    A pre-accelerator program for entrepreneurs and early-stage startups in Bloomington has announced its 2019 cohort. Fourteen Monroe County startups will participate in B-Start's 5-month program.   The cohort will attend workshops to help develop business plans, prepare financial documents and understand fundraising and bootstrapping. B-Start is open to all Monroe County residents and is designed for entrepreneurs who want to take their creative busi...

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    Old National Hits Record Q3 Profit

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) is reporting record third quarter net income of $69.8 million, up from $51.3 million during the same period last year. The results mark the second consecutive quarter of record profit for the bank.

  • Casino & city officials cut the ribbon on the new Fremont Ballroom. (photo courtesy: The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Blue Chip Casino Expands Non-Gaming Venue

    Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City has expanded its footprint with the addition of a new 11,000-square-foot ballroom as it attempts to draw more than gaming players through their front doors. The $11 million expansion is part of the casino’s Stardust Event Center, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana

  • The multi-year road project stretched from Bloomington to Indianapolis.

    INDOT to Update I-69 Extension

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has scheduled three public meetings for next week to update the community on the I-69 Section 6 road project.    Section 6 is an approximately $1.5 billion new interstate project stretching from Martinsville to I-465 in Indianapolis.

  • The IU School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering will now be named for Fred Luddy for his $60M gift. (photo courtesy James Brosher/IU)

    $60M Gift to Fund AI Center

    An Indiana University alumnus who founded the information technology firm, ServiceNow, has given his alma mater $60 million to establish an artificial intelligence center. The university says the gift from cloud-computing pioneer Fred Luddy is the second largest in the history of the IU.

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    Superior Ag 'Co-Partners' with Kentucky Company

    Huntingburg-based Superior Ag is joining forces with a Kentucky company. The agriculture cooperative says it has finalized what it calls a "co-partnership" with Central Kentucky Grain LLC, though financial details are not being released.

  • September Unemployment Drops

    Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent in September. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says this marks a milestone as the last time Indiana's unemployment rate was lower than 3.2 percent was December 2000. 

  • Hoosiers to be Honored in Chicago

    The Indiana Society of Chicago is set to honor what it calls some of the most consequential Hoosiers in Indiana history. The organization in December will hold its annual dinner, which is designed "to recognize and celebrate exceptional Hoosier individuals and institutions that are making outstanding contributions to the state and nation."

  • The 'Final Table' of the World Food Championship was held in New Orleans in 2019. (courtesy WFC)

    World Food Championships Coming to Indiana

    Some of the finest chefs in the world will compete in Indianapolis next year in the World Food Championships. The organization announced the competition’s Final Table, the championship round, will take in Indianapolis in spring 2020. 

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    MutualBank Names New President

    The board of directors for Muncie-based MutualFirst Financial Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF) has appointed David Heeter president and chief executive officer of MutualBank. The announcement follows the sudden death of former president and chief operating officer Patrick Botts.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

    State to Receive $4.4M in Johnson & Johnson Settlement

    Indiana is one of 41 states and the District of Columbia that reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) over the marketing of its transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says Indiana will receive nearly $4..4 million of the nearly $117 million multistate settlement.

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    Sun King to Open Broad Ripple Location

    Sun King Brewery will Saturday celebrate the opening of its new Broad Ripple Tap Room in Indianapolis. The venue is a partnership with Offshore by FK Restaurant Group, which just opened Pier 48 Fish House and Oyster Bar in downtown Indy. 

  • Todd Harmeson is the general manager of Indy Scream Park. (IIB Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Indy Scream Park GM: Business of Halloween is an Evolution

    The general manager of Indy Scream Park says Halloween attractions have gone from simple, local novelties to a competitive industry. The haunted house park in Anderson is celebrating its 10th year and during that time, has opened a sister facility in Florida and is looking toward further upgrades, including a ride attraction

  • POET ethanol co. announced in Aug 2019 it was closing the plant in Cloverdale. (photo courtesy: POET)

    Cloverdale Ethanol Plant Closes

    South Dakota-based POET LLC, the nation’s largest biofuels producer, is moving forward with a plan to shut down its biorefining plant in Cloverdale, leaving 50 Hoosiers without jobs effective Friday. The company tells Inside INdiana Business that it is not making any changes to the plans announced two months ago. 

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    SupplyKick Moving to Former Angie's List Campus

    An Indianapolis-based tech company is moving from its location near Mass Ave to the former Angie's List campus. SupplyKick, which helps businesses optimize their retail presence on Amazon, says the decision to relocate to the area, now known as Elevator Hill, is the result of continued growth and the need for more office and warehouse space. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Vice President of Marketing Peter Lazarz said Elevator Hill was a great fit for the...

  • Aasif Bade (pictured left) is the founder of Ambrose Property Group.

    Waterside Developer: City Has 'Violated Our Rights'

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group says the firm is preparing for litigation regarding the future of the former GM Stamping Plant site. In a response to a letter from the city of Indianapolis this week, Aasif Bade says the city's continued threat of acquiring the site of the $1.4 billion Waterside redevelopment project through eminent domain "has violated our rights and is harming the community by putting Waterside in a state...

  • Purdue Global Now Offers Analytics Degree

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that jobs in the field of data analysis are projected to grow 26 percent over the next ten years. Acting upon that data, Indianapolis-based Purdue University Global has launched a new Bachelor of Science degree program in analytics. 

  • The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center helps entrepreneurs launch and grow business ideas.

    Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Awarded Nearly $280K

    Foellinger Foundation has awarded the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center nearly $280,000 through the foundation’s Breakthrough Fund. The fund was created to support projects that better Allen County and address a social challenge in ways that are feasible, measurable and sustainable. 

  • Restoration Builders Acquires Construction Company

    Restoration Builders, Inc. announced today that it has completed the asset purchase of Noblesville-based Elbert Construction, LLC.  Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. 

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    Indy Software Firm Helping Florida Health System

    Indianapolis-based medical software firm LifeOmic has developed a partnership with Florida-based healthcare system AdventHealth. LifeOmic's Precision Health Cloud is being used on two health initiatives for the health system to help patients to better understand their health.

  • MKSK Inc is now an employee owned architecture firm. The Ohio co. has offices in Indy and West Lafayette.

    Architecture Firm Becomes ESOP

    An Ohio-based architecture firm with offices in Indianapolis and West Lafayette has become an employee-owned company. MKSK Inc. has completed a transition of its ownership structure to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.  

  • Radius Announces Pitch Contest Winners

    Bedford-based Radius Indiana is announcing the winners for its inaugural regional pitch competition. The competition spanned southern Indiana and had competitors at both the high school and adult level. 

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    BSU Health Professions Building to Cut Ribbon

    Ball State University will Friday host a ribbon cutting for its new Health Professions Building. The $62.5 million building, which opened at the start of the current academic year, houses classrooms, laboratories, offices, a resource hub, simulation labs/suites and clinical spaces. 

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    UAW Agreement Heads for Member Vote

    The United Auto Workers union says the UAW GM National Council has approved a tentative labor agreement with General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM). The agreement must now be ratified by local UAW members nationwide and the union says workers will remain on strike until ratification.

  • Survey shows many Indiana manufacturers want to grow but available workforce is limiting their growth.

    Survey: Need for Skilled Workers as Companies Continue to Automate

    A new report on the status of Indiana manufacturing indicates labor shortages are so bad it’s preventing some companies from expanding their business. Yet, many remain optimistic about growth and demand for their products. The 2019 Indiana Manufacturing Survey, commissioned by Indianapolis-based accounting firm Katz, Sapper & Miller, shows companies across the state are reporting a serious shortage of skilled and unskilled laborers. 

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    Cummins Names Kennedy VP of Product Compliance

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has named Melina Kennedy vice president of product compliance and regulatory affairs. In the newly-created role, Kennedy will oversee engine emission certification, product compliance, and regulations related to Cummins products. 

  • Indiana Manufacturers Association Names Honorees

    The Indiana Manufacturers Association has announced the winners of its 2019 Manufacturing Excellence Awards. The organization is also unveiling new inductees to the Indiana Manufacturers Hall of Fame.

  • Blue Wave is based in Purdue Research Park

    Purdue-Affiliated Startup Receives Nearly $7M

    Blue Wave AI Labs has received a $6.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop predictive models of nuclear reactor components that could cause unplanned outages. The Blue Wave research team, based at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, says it will use the funds to analyze billions of reactor data points. 

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    Elevate Ventures Adds Entrepreneur-in-Residence

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures has hired Dan Meek as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence in northeast Indiana. Meek most recently served as president for his own consulting practice, Seneca Business Ventures.

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    Startup Moves Into Zionsville Town Hall

    A Zionsville-based startup is expanding its presence in the Boone County town. 120WaterAudit has signed an agreement to lease space in the Zionsville Town Hall that is specifically dedicated to businesses from the zWORKS coworking space.

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    Rose-Hulman to 'Top Out' Academic Building

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will today hold a "topping out" ceremony for its $29 million academic building currently under construction. Crews will attach a steel beam to mark the highest point of the project, which is slated for completion ahead of the 2021-2022 academic year.

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    Ground Broken on First CDFI Bloomington Project

    Ground has officially been broken on a 50-unit complex will provide affordable housing for homeless families and individuals with substance abuse disorders or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders.

  • E-Day Winners Announced

    The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center in Merrilville has named the winners of its 28th Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards. The organization says the awards recognize small business owners and advocates who are making a difference in the region.

  • Clarksville leaders are focused on redevelopment including this mixed-use project

    Clarksville Sees Redevelopment Potential Along Ohio River

    What is currently vacant property where a petroleum tank farm once stood in Clarksville could one day become property ripe for development. The Clarksville Redevelopment Commission voted unanimously to approve the $3.9 million purchase of the 24-acre site from the Marathon Petroleum Company LP, according to the News and Tribune. 

  • Global Pitch Contest Comes to South Bend

    The SoGal Foundation, a nonprofit working to close the diversity gap in entrepreneurship, is tomorrow hosting the first of 25 regional startup competitions as a part of the SoGal Global Pitch Competition in South Bend.

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    Clif Bar Expands Indy Bakery

    California-based Clif Bar & Co. has completed a $10 million expansion of its commercial bakery in Indianapolis. The company says the project involved a more sustainable redesign of the facility for its employee-owners with a greater focus on energy efficiency.

  • Kassie Woodworth is the 2019-20 Stutz Artist Association Resident Artist.

    Stutz Announces 2019-20 Resident Artist

    The Stutz Artists Association has named its 2019-20 Resident Artist. Kassie Woodworth, a 2019 graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, was chosen from over 40 artists who applied for the Residency program.

  • Red Star announced plans to expand and add 18 jobs.

    Larwill Medical Device Maker to Expand, Add Jobs

    A Whitley County-based medical device maker has announced plans to expand its facility in Larwill which should mean new jobs. Red Star Contract Manufacturing Inc. says it will invest $1.6 million in real estate improvements and additional equipment and will create 18 new jobs by 2022. 

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    Manufacturer Growing in Michigan City

    A Michigan City-based company is expanding its headquarters. Sullair, which manufactures air compressors for construction and industrial applications, broke ground earlier this month on an 80,000-square-foot manufacturing building at its LaPorte County campus, which is part of an overall $30 million investment that will add more than 30 jobs.

  • AM General & Fiat Chrysler announce plans to build military grade Jeep Gladiator pickup trucks.

    AM General, FCA Collaborate on New Military Grade Jeep

    Nearly 80 years since the first jeep rolled off the assembly line, and helped support American soldiers throughout World War II, it appears the trusted four-wheel-drive machine may be making a comeback in the U.S. military. South Bend-based AM General LLC has teamed up with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to build military-grade versions of the 2020 Jeep Gladiator pickup truck. 

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    Lilly to Close UK Center, Lay Off 80

    Lilly has announced plans to close its neuroscience research site in the United Kingdom. The proposal means that about 80 employees would be laid off. 

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    Shelburn Launches New Website and Brand

    The town of Shelburn is rolling out a revamped brand, Simply Shelburn. The Sullivan County town is also launching a website and Facebook page as part of the rebrand, which is aimed at promoting economic development within the town and focuses on current projects.

  • Americans will spend nearly $9 billion on Halloween in 2019, according to the National Retail Federation

    Candy, Costumes & Cash: Big Spending on Halloween

    Americans will spend $8.8 billion this year to enjoy the revelry of Halloween, according to new data from the National Retail Federation. While plenty, it’s still a bit less than last year’s $9 billion. The NRF says this year’s total is expected to be the third-highest in the survey’s 15-year history, after the record $9.1 billion in 2017. Ball State University economics professor Steve Horwitz says spending by Americans on Halloween-related items is...

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    UAW, GM Reach Tentative Agreement

    The United Auto Workers union says it has reached a proposed tentative labor agreement with General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM). The announcement follows five weeks of negotiations between the two parties since the union went on strike September 15, affecting thousands of workers nationwide, including many in Indiana.

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    Ingram Micro Debuts Plainfield Center, Jobs

    California-based Ingram Micro has unveiled its new IT Asset Disposition Processing Center in Plainfield. The global technology and supply chain company has invested nearly $5 million to lease and equip the facility, which is the company's sixth Indiana location. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Ingram Micro has already hired 80 employees for the center and plans to grow its staff to more than 150 by the end of 2023. The facility is Ingram Micro's fourth...

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    Plainfield Could House Proposed Higher Ed Center

    The Town of Plainfield could become home to a new multi-use higher education center to help support Indiana’s workforce needs.  The proposed project is a collaboration between the Plainfield Community School Corp. and area colleges. 

  • Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana

    American Health Network Breaks Ground in New Albany

    Officials from the Indianapolis-based American Health Network, Part of Optum, the State of Indiana, the city of New Albany and One Southern Indiana have broken ground on a more than 22,000-square-foot office located at the Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana in New Albany. The space is slated to be the new home for five health offices across New Albany and Charlestown.

  • The Columbian Home Products plant was built in Terre Haute in 1902.

    Kitchenware Maker to Close in Terre Haute

    Illinois-based Columbian Home Products LLC has sent a letter to the State of Indiana saying it intends to close its plant in Terre Haute and lay off 82 workers. According to the WARN letter sent to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the layoffs will begin on December 1. 

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    U.S. Steel Updates Layoff Notice to State

    Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) has updated the State of Indiana regarding its previously announced layoffs at the East Chicago Tin Mill. The company says 314, rather than 307, workers will be displaced when the mill is idled this fall. 

  • INDOT to Hold Statewide Job Fair

    The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a statewide hiring fair on Wednesday. The department says it seeks to recruit candidates for over 100 winter seasonal and full-time positions. 

  • Ingram Micro has more than 170 facilities throughout the world.

    Ingram Micro to Make Announcement

    Officials in Plainfield are set to make another economic development announcement Wednesday morning. Few details are available, however the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says executives from California-based Ingram Micro will take part in the announcement.

  • Epic Grand Challenge to Launch

    Earlham College is partnering with Forward Wayne County to award $40,000 in startup capital this fall. The EPIC Grand Challenge, which launches today, challenges participating students to develop social ventures that can help to address gaps in the county’s workforce, reverse downward trends in population and homeownership, or increase property values by 2025.

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    AIT Bioscience Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based contract research organization AIT Bioscience has named Jeff Goddard chief executive officer and a member of the AIT Bioscience Board of Directors. Goddard is the company's current vice president of business development.

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    Notre Dame Reaches Sustainability Goals

    The University of Notre Dame says it has achieved two major goals ahead of their target dates. The school reports it has reached its initial goals of discontinuing the use of coal by the end of 2020 and cutting the university’s carbon footprint in half by 2030.

  • Regal Beloit is closing in Valparaiso. (photo courtesy; The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Valpo Bearings Plant to Close, Eliminating 160+ Jobs

    Wisconsin-based Regal Beloit Corp. and the union representing workers have reached an agreement about the closing of a helicopter bearing factory in Valparaiso. According to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana, the decision will cost between 160 to 170 workers their jobs. 

  • The SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center is one of the beneficiaries of the funding. (photo courtesy SOURCE River West)

    JPMorgan Chase Investing in Indy Neighborhoods

    JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) has announced gifts designed to support economic development and inclusive growth in several Indianapolis neighborhoods. The company is donating a former bank branch and a total of $500,000 to support the neighborhoods, which are part of the Great Places 2020 program. The branch location, located in the Englewood Village neighborhood on the city's near east side, will become a new coworking space called Vault. In an interview with...

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    Biomedical Firm to Expand in Plainfield

    Virginia-based LifeNet Health says it intends to expand its presence in Plainfield with the addition of more than 100 jobs. The biomedical firm says it is investing more than $18 million as it expands in Indiana. LifeNet Health’s 70,000-square-foot biologics logistics center is already operational and currently employs 45 people. The plan is to grow its staff by up to 127 employees by the end of 2023. Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development...

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    Cumberland Deploys Fiber Optics

    Greenfield-based NineStar Connect has completed the deployment of high-speed fiber optic facilities in the town of Cumberland. The co-op says the project brings 1Gb connectivity to Cumberland’s town hall and other facilities.

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    MutualBank President Dies

    The President and Chief Operating Officer of Muncie-based MutualBank Pat Botts has died. In a statement on Facebook posted Sunday, the company said the passing was unexpected.

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    Hoosier Banks Rated for Work Environment

    Three Indiana banks have been judged as Best Banks to Work for in the U.S. by American Banker. The publication compiled a list of the top 85 banks in the country having a good work environment and strong, engaging leadership. 

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    WISH-TV to Hire Indiana’s First Multicultural TV Reporter

    Randy Ingram, Vice President and General Manager of WISH-TV announced Monday that the station has begun a nationwide search to hire the state’s first-ever television reporter dedicated exclusively to covering multicultural issues within the Indiana community. “Our new reporter will share previously untold stories of the many distinct cultures and ethnic groups who make up our ever-growing, diverse community,” said Ingram.

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    Simon Announces New Name for Shopping Center

    Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) has announced Edinburgh Premium Outlets will become Indiana Premium Outlets. The company says extensive enhancements are currently underway to reflect the new name and are slated for completion by Holiday 2019. 

  • Purdue Announces Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center

    Purdue University is announcing it will create a new sports engineering and research center named in honor of a record-setting Olympian and Purdue graduate. The Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center, led by Purdue’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Engineering, will aim to develop technology to reduce athletes’ injuries, improve performance and advance rehabilitation with support of the latest in digital execution systems. 

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    Irish Tech Company Coming to Westfield

    An Ireland-based technology company has announced plans to set up operations in Westfield. The city says Aptiv PLC (NYSE: APTV) will invest more than $9 million to open an engineering lab in the Westfield Business Centre and bring in 50 jobs.

  • (Image of Mayor Tom McDermott courtesy of the city of Hammond.)

    Midland Metal Products to Cut Ribbon

    Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. and the city of Hammond Development are officially celebrating Midland Metal Products beginning operations in the former Lear building in the Lake County city. A public ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday. 

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    Jobs Announcement Set for Plainfield

    State and local officials will Tuesday make an economic development announcement in Plainfield. Few details are available, however the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says executives from Virginia-based nonprofit LifeNet Health will be in attendance.

  • Artist rendering of proposed headquarters for Ruoff Home Mortgage in Fort Wayne.

    Ruoff to Build New HQ in Downtown Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne-based Ruoff Home Mortgage has announced plans to build a $43 million corporate headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne. Plans call for a 110-thousand square foot, nine-story structure, at the corner of Ewing Street and Jefferson Boulevard. The building would include leasable office and retail space, as well as a parking garage. It would overlook Parkview Field, home of the Fort Wayne Tin Caps minor league baseball team. The company is currently located on...

  • The company also owns a building leased by Ulta in IN. Photo courtesy of Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp.

    Greenwood Amazon Building Gets New Owner

    New Jersey-based Monmouth Real Estate Investment Corp. (NYSE: MNR) is acquiring a property in Greenwood.  The company says it is purchasing the nearly 616,000-square-foot industrial building for $81.5 million and will lease the space in a 15-year agreement to Amazon.com Services Inc. 

  • FDA Approves Lilly Migraine Drug

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given another approval for a drug from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY). The approval of REYVOW is for the treatment of patients with acute migraines. 

  • Northeast Indiana Bancorp Shows Strong Q3

    Huntington-based Northeast Indiana Bancorp Inc., the parent of First Federal Savings Bank, has announced record net income for the third quarter. Net income came in at $1.3 million, up $330,000 from the same period last year. 

  • Sarah Taylor (left) is the executive director of the Hoosier Lottery. (IIB Photo/Joe Ulery)

    Hoosier Lottery Celebrates 30 Years

    The Hoosier Lottery celebrated a milestone over the weekend. Sunday marked 30 years since the first Hoosier Lottery ticket was sold and the lottery is touting its successes over the past three decades. Since being approved by 62% of Hoosier voters in a referendum, the state-run lottery has grown to a network of more than 4,300 retailers and has transferred more than $6 billion to the state. One of the biggest changes to the lottery over the years is the use of technology.

  • Central Indiana Red Cross Names Executive Director

    The American Red Cross has named Britt Sutton the new executive director for its Central Indiana Chapter. Sutton previously served as the director of policy for the Indiana Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services, specializing in administrative law and policy composition for the Indiana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services Waiver programs. 

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    ISU 'Dreams' of Major Sports Facilities Improvement

    When Indiana State University developed a master plan for its campus, it didn’t include sports and athletic facilities. That’s about to change.  The university this week revealed a major plan for their sports facilities, according to a report from The Tribune Star of Terre Haute. 

  • Grow Wabash County Launching $1M Campaign

    Grow Wabash County is launching its “Growth Starts Here” campaign. The campaign is part of the county’s initiative to raise $1 million over the next four years to help further promote economic development in the region. 

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    Startup Week Fort Wayne to Kick Off

    Startup Week Fort Wayne kicks off Monday. The five-day event aims to celebrate the growth of the city’s entrepreneur and startup communities while offering mentorship and networking opportunities.

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    Notre Dame President Receives New 5-Year Term

    The University of Notre Dame Board of Trustees has elected Rev. John Jenkins to another five-year term as president of the University. Jenkins was first elected in 2005. He’s the 17th Holy Cross priest to serve in that role of the 176-year-old school. 

  • State Revenues Continue Higher in September

    Indiana revenue in September exceeded projections by nearly six percent, coming in at $1.7 billion. The Indiana State Budget Agency reports General Revenue funds last month were 5.6 percent above projections in April and 6.3 percent higher than September 2018 revenue. 

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    Slow Harvest in Indiana, Mixed Yield Estimates

    As fall harvest rolls along across the Corn Belt, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has updated its predictions of the size of the nation’s corn and soybean crops. In Indiana, the data shows the state’s corn yield has improved, while soybeans dropped over the past month. 

  • Kevin Teasley is the founder and president of the GEO Foundation.

    Black Expo Bringing Gary Model to New Charter School

    Indiana Black Expo Inc. is teaming up with the Indianapolis-based GEO Foundation to open its first school next year. The foundation says the school will be located at IBE's new headquarters on the east side of Indianapolis and  use the same college immersion model as the foundation's 21st Century Charter School in Gary. Kevin Teasley, founder and president of the GEO Foundation, says the model provides low-income, minority students the opportunity to attend and...

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    White Foundation Gifts $16M for Catholic School Education

    Independent charitable organization the Big Shoulders Fund has received a $16 million gift from Bruce White, chairman of Merrillville-based White Lodging, and his wife Beth. The funding will enable the organization to extend its programming to northwest Indiana.

  • Purdue Board Approvals Include Betting Ban

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees made several approvals this week, ranging from a sports betting policy to President Mitch Daniels' "report card." The trustees approved the adoption of a sports wagering policy which bans faculty, staff and non-athlete students across the university system from gambling on sporting events involving any Purdue teams, coaches or student-athletes.

  • Horseshoe Casino Hammond took in $9M in sports bets in September.

    Analysts: Indiana Sports Betting Starts Strong

    After one month of legal sports gambling in Indiana, the state gaming commission says bettors placed $34.5 million in wagers, most of that going towards football, which accounts for 60 percent of the bets placed. Though sports betting is now legal throughout the state, the IGC says northwest Indiana, fueled by the Chicago market, attracted a majority of the wagering. 

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    Notre Dame to Host Presidential Debate

    For the first time in its 176-year history, the University of Notre Dame will host a U.S. presidential debate. Set for September of next year, the debate will be the first for the 2020 general election and take place at the Joyce Center on the South Bend campus. 

  • Arthritis Foundation to Host Bone Bash

    The Arthritis Foundation is set to host its 7th annual Bone Bash Saturday night. At the event, the foundation will honor Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Edward Hellman. Hellaman specializes in hip and knee reconstructive surgery,  and is also a member of the OrthoIndy board of directors and the medical executive committee of the OrthoIndy Hospital.

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    Billy Joel to Perform at Notre Dame Stadium

    Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Billy Joel will make his inaugural concert appearance at Notre Dame Stadium on June 20. Tickets for the general public go on sale October 18 at 10:00 a.m. 

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    Sullivan to Construct 'Splash Pad'

    The City of Sullivan continues to revitalize its downtown with an awarded $20,000 from the Sullivan County Community Foundation. On Wednesday evening, the City of Sullivan was presented the grant award for the city’s Central Plaza aquatic feature, one of the many features in the developing downtown plaza.  

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    Developer: Madison County Solar Farm Project in Jeopardy

    A proposed $110 million solar farm in Madison County appears to be in jeopardy and the developer, Illinois-based Invenergy LLC, is signaling it may pull out of the project. According to our partners at The Herald Bulletin, Invenergy officials said the defeat of a requested tax abatement by the Madison County Council could make a proposed solar farm financially impossible. 

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    Ambrose Responds to Eminent Domain Threat

    A Chicago-based law firm representing Ambrose Property Group LLC in Indianapolis is threatening legal action against the city of Indianapolis for its threat to seize by eminent domain the former GM Stamping Plant property. Late last month, Ambrose announced it was pulling out of the $1.4 billion Waterside project, saying it had a shift in its business focus which did not include the redevelopment. Following that announcement, the city said it was within its rights to seize the...

  • I-65 bridge rehab projects to be done ahead of schedule

    Holcomb Awards $100M in Road Construction Funding

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation Commissioner Joe McGuinness will be handing out checks Thursday to recognize local governments awarded state-matching funds for road construction projects. The funding is part of the 2019 Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. 

  • Katie Pourcho is the 2020 Indiana Teacher of the Year (photo courtesy of IDOE)

    Indiana Names 2020 Teacher of the Year

    An elementary school teacher with a penchant for art has been named the 2020 Teacher of the Year by the Indiana Department of Education. Katie Pourcho of Danville Community School Corporation teaches art to students in kindergarten through second grade at North Elementary School. 

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    Greenwood Officials Detail Plans for Old City Park

    The city of Greenwood is providing more details on the new playscape that will be based in the city's downtown. Plans to reimagine Old City Park, one of Greenwood’s most historic and storied public spaces, include a double pipe slide, updated playground equipment and a climbing wall.  

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    Indy Companies Land Major Military Contracts

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded contracts to two companies in Indianapolis. The contracts, awarded to Major Tool & Machine Inc. and Rolls-Royce Corp., call for production work for the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy. 

  • Santiago Jaramillo is the co-founder and CEO of Emplify. (IIB Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Emplify CEO: Funding Round is 'Validation'

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Emplify says its recently-completed funding round is "validation" of the tech company's efforts. Emplify, which provides an employee engagement management software platform, raised $15 million in Series B funding, led by New Jersey-based Edison Partners. Santiago Jaramillo says demand for the platform has forced the company to grow and Emplify plans to use the funding to add to its staff and further develop the...

  • Knockerball USA has developed a partnership with Global Archery Products. (photo courtesy Knockerball USA)

    Sports Gear Companies form Partnership

    Ashley, Indiana-based Global Archery Products Inc. has developed a strategic partnership with Illinois-based Knockerball USA to collectively market their non-traditional sports equipment. Global Archery specializes in non-lethal archery gear where the arrow tips are foam-based. 

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    Former MLB Player Brings 'Southern' Training to Northwest Indiana

    A former Major League Baseball player who learned the fundamentals of the game in northwest Indiana is opening an athletic training facility in Highland. Jordan Schafer told our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana he’s introducing the type of training that’s more popular in Florida and the southern U.S. 

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    Plans for Fort Wayne Development Move Forward

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and officials from Indianapolis-based developer Barrett & Stokely today announced an economic development agreement is in place for a proposed $67.5 million mixed-use development. The Lofts at Headwaters Park would feature housing, retail and a parking garage.

  • Ball State Launches Crowdfunding Efforts for 17 Projects

    From assisting members of the Pride of Mid-American Marching Band acquire new instruments to sending the Jazz Club to a performance next year in New York,  Ball State University is launching crowdfunding campaign for 17 new projects that it says will make an immediate impact on the campus community. 

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    FOR SALE: Historic Marshall County Gym

    Call it “Hoosier Pride” on the line, but you can help save and protect a classic gymnasium in upstate Marshall County where countless basketball games, dances and graduation ceremonies have been held over the decades. Indiana Landmarks says the 91-year-old gym in the town of Bourbon is owned by Triton School Corp., but because a new activities center is being built at the high school, the school system doesn’t really need the building. 

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    Global Business Initiative Relaunches in Indiana

    They are calling it an historic relaunch. A global business initiative is reopening its Indiana chapter. The idea is to better help Hoosier businesses grow to reach a global market. 

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    Recovery Center to Open in Clark County

    Summit BHC, a provider of addiction treatment and behavioral health services, is opening of its 18th treatment center, Wooded Glen Recovery Center  in Clark County. The residential treatment facility will be Summit’s first in the state and will serve individuals throughout the region, including Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

  • Damar Opens Independent Living Center

    Damar Services is cutting the ribbon on an 8,000-square-foot Independent Living Center. The new space will provide a teaching place for youth and adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities to learn to live more independently. 

  • IU's Michael Baye will serve as an advisor to the Consumer Financial Protection Board. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Professor to Serve on Advisory Council

    A professor of business economics from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business has been appointed to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Academic Research Council.  In that role, Michael Baye will advise CFPB leaders. 

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    First Facility at Community Justice Campus Announced

    The Assessment and Intervention Center, a mental health and addiction treatment center, will be the first facility to open at the new Community Justice Campus currently under construction on the city’s southeast side. 

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    Hoosier Films Share Spotlight at Heartland Film Festival

    The largest and longest-running film festival in Indiana will kick off its 2019 edition Thursday. The Heartland International Film Festival will feature a record 200+ films and 400 film screenings during its 10-day run and award $60,000 in cash prizes. One of the categories is the Indiana Spotlight, which showcases films shot by Hoosiers or filmed in Indiana. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Heartland Film Artistic Director Greg Sorvig said Indiana-related films...

  • Gordon Food Service plans to build a 500,00-square-foot distribution center in Westfield.

    Distribution Center Could Bring Hundreds of Jobs to Westfield

    Pending approval of government incentives, construction will begin next spring in Westfield on a new distribution center for Gordon Food Service.  The Michigan-based company today announced its plans to build the $150 million food storage facility in the Northpoint Industrial Park. The company says the distribution center will initially create more than 200 jobs, with the long-term hope of creating more than 400 by the end of 2025. Before dirt is moved however...

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    Trine Names Miller Vice President for Administration

    Trine University in Angola is promoting Gretchen Miller to the newly-created position of vice president for administration/chief of staff. Miller most recently served as assistant to the president and chief of staff at the university.

  • Early Learning IN Announces Finalists for $1M Competition

    Early Learning Indiana has announced the finalists in a competition to address what it calls the state's child care desert. The selected schools, child care centers, community organizations and United Way agencies will now submit formal applications to receive up to $100,000 to provide high-quality child care for children ages six months to six years.

  • LIFT Academy is teaming up with Junior Achievement for a flight experience for students.

    Republic Airways, JA Partner on Flight Experience

    Indianapolis-based Republic Airways and Junior Achievement are today dedicating a new educational experience for students who want to learn about careers in flight. It’s called the Republic Airways Hangar at JA BizTown.

  • Zylo saw the biggest capital investment in Q3. (pictured left: Zylo CEO Eric Christopher)

    VC Investment Continues to Rise in Indiana

    Indiana's technology initiative says venture capital investment in the Hoosier state saw a big jump in the third quarter. TechPoint's VC Report show tech VC investment in the quarter totaled more than $76 million from 13 publicly-announced capital raises and five grant awards.

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    Mass Avenue Arts District Makes Hip List

    The Mass Avenue Arts District in Indianapolis has been placed among the Top 20 "Cool Streets" in a report by Cushman & Wakefield. Survey participants were asked to rank individual neighborhoods on several factors, including hipness, livability and retail flavor, and residential and retail rents. The commercial real estate services firm describes Mass Ave as "one of Indy's funkiest art enclaves." The report cites the district's mix of old features...

  • City of Gary Tapped to Host 'EnVision Center' Concept

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has designated Genesis Towers, a senior high rise in downtown Gary, as an “EnVision Center.”  The Envision Center initiative is intended to give HUD-assisted families additional support beyond housing. 

  • ISDA Dir. Bruce Kettler attended the US-Japan Trade deal signing ceremony. (photo courtesy of Barb Green/NASDA)

    Kettler: U.S., Japan Trade Deal to Benefit Hoosier Farmers

    The U.S. and Japan this week formally signed a trade agreement that will reduce or eliminate Japanese tariffs on multiple U.S. agricultural products, including beef, pork and corn. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler attended the signing ceremony at the White House. 

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    Johnson County to Expand Jail

    Johnson County is a step closer to the expansion of its jail after the Johnson County Board of Commissioners gave final approval to the project. Our partners at the Daily Journal report county officials will now begin its search for a contractor to do the work on the multi-million-dollar project. 

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    Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp. CEO Steps Down

    Chief Executive Officer Leigh Riley Evans of the Indianapolis-based Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp. has announced she will step down from the organization. Evans will remain in her current role through the end of this month part-time and will continue in a project management capacity through the end of November to ensure a smooth transition. 

  • Meredith McGriff, co-creator of Hoosier Films.

    Service Seeks to Connect Indiana Filmmakers

    A new streaming service for Indiana filmmakers is taking submissions online. The website, Hoosier Films, aims to serve as a showcasing space, networking platform and help filmmakers statewide create revenue. 

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    Melton Officially Enters Governor's Race

    The race for the Democratic nomination for governor has gotten more crowded. State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) has officially entered the race for governor, several months after forming a gubernatorial exploratory committee. Melton made the announcement Tuesday evening in Gary, following a statewide listening tour. "I have heard directly from Hoosiers across Indiana about how they feel left behind by our state government," said Melton. "I feel a sense of...

  • Boating is a $313M industry in Kosciusko Co. (image ctsy of Pixabay/PDPics)

    Boat Components Maker to Startup in Milford

    Williamsburg Marine has announced it will locate a startup operation in the town of Milford, adding up to 75 new jobs in Kosciusko county. The company says it will invest more than $1 million to equip an existing 30,000-square-foot building in the town.

  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment President Rick Fuson (WISH-TV Photo)

    All-Star Legacy Initiative Targets Youth Nonprofits

    The NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee has officially launched its legacy initiative. Organizers say the effort will invest more than $1 million in youth-serving nonprofits throughout the state and identify 21 high school students, who will be named Rising Stars and serve as honorary chairs of the legacy project in their areas. The committee says the initiative will provide grants of up to $50,000 for 21 brick-and-mortar capital improvement projects focusing on health and wellness ...

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    Grand Park to Host National Flag Football Event

    Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield can add another national championship to its growing list of events the complex hosts. The City of Westfield and USA Football has announced Grand Park will host the 2020 Flag Football Championship.  

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    Purdue to Research Hypersonic Technology

    Purdue University has signed a master agreement with Dynetics Inc., an Alabama-based aerospace and defense contractor, to design, produce and test hypersonic vehicle technology. Purdue says the initial focus of the research agreement will be hypersonic systems with military applications. 

  • Regenstrief CEO Joins National Advisory Council

    The president and chief executive officer of Regenstrief Institute has been named to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

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    ArcelorMittal Facing Potential Clean Water Act Lawsuit

    A plant in Burns Harbor could be facing a lawsuit. Our partners at the Times of Northwest Indiana report two environmental groups are serving a 60-day notice of their intent to file a Clean Water Act lawsuit against ArcelorMittal for alleged violations of the water permit at its Burns Harbor steel mill.

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    Top Nature Group to Locate Global Center in Indianapolis

    Indianapolis Zoo President Dr. Rob Shumaker has signed an agreement with the world’s largest and most important environmental conservation organization to locate a first of its kind global center in Indianapolis. The agreement with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature creates the first Global Center for Species Survival, which will support an estimated 9,000 experts and scientists around the world and make Indianapolis a hub for...

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

    Major Step in West Lake Corridor Rail Project

    Organizers behind the West Lake Corridor commuter rail project have received word that the proposed project has been pushed into the engineering phase by the U.S. Federal Transit Administration. That step puts the rail line extension project significantly closer to federal funding, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. 

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    Manchester University to Build Team, Compete in eSports

    Manchester University may not be able to put a Division 1 football team on the field at the North Manchester campus, but the school does plan to be very competitive in the world of eSports. The school says it has a varsity-level, coed team, competing in video online gaming. 

  • Photo of Gary City Hall courtesy of the City of Gary

    City of Gary to Showcase New HUD Program

    The city of Gary will host Tuesday the Midwest regional administrator for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for what the city calls a “major development.” Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Housing Authority Executive Director Julian Marsh will join HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan to announce a new program in the impoverished city.

  • Toby McClamroch will serve as managing partner of Dentons Bingham Greenebaum. (photo courtesy of BGD)

    Indianapolis Law Firm Combining with Dentons

    Indianapolis-based Bingham Greenebaum Doll has announced it is combining with a law firm that bills itself as the largest in the world. BGD, which has locations in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, says the deal with Dentons will help serve a growing need among its clients for cross-jurisdictional work in the U.S. and around the world. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however BGD says the combined firm will have a total of 1,100 attorneys, which would make it...

  • Sun King received three gold medals and one silver. (photo courtesy of Sun King Brewery)

    Hoosier Breweries Shine at Beer Festival

    Several Indiana breweries took home medals in the 2019 Great American Beer Festival in Denver. The 33rd annual competition judged beers from nearly 2,300 breweries in more than 100 categories.

  • Cement operations were first started in the early 1900s. (photo courtesy Lehigh Hanson)

    Work to Begin on $600M Mitchell Project

    Officials will Tuesday break ground on a $600 million project in Lawrence County. Texas-based Lehigh Hanson Inc. is set to begin work on the expansion and modernization of the Lehigh Cement Co. plant in Mitchell, which is expected to create 50 jobs.

  • All-Star Board of Directors Founding Chairman Rick Fuson will take part in the announcement.

    All-Star Host Committee to Announce Legacy Initiative

    Members of the NBA All-Star 2021 Host Committee board will Tuesday join city and state officials for a major announcement. The board will provide details on a million-dollar statewide legacy initiative. Indianapolis is set to host the 70th NBA All-Star Game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in February 2021.

  • Amatrol Inc. is seeking a tax abatement to help it with a $2.5 million expansion.

    Downstate Tech Company Seeks Help from Jeffersonville

    Jeffersonville-based Amatrol Inc. is asking the city of Jeffersonville for tax abatement, which it says, could lead to a $2.5 million expansion of its facility and the creation of 35 new jobs. Amatrol says the proposed 26,000-square-foot expansion would help the company as it grows in domestic and international markets. 

  • Elevate Ventures is acceptlng applications for its Elevate Nexus pitch competition.

    Elevate Ventures Accepting Entries for Pitch Competition

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures has launched a new pitch competition to help entrepreneurs develop their ideas into realities. The venture capital firm has started accepting applications for the inaugural Elevate Nexus Regional Pitch Competition.

  • The Indianapolis Prize was first awarded in 2006. The winners receive $250,000 and the Lilly Medal.

    Indianapolis Prize Nominees Announced

    The Indianapolis Zoological Society has announced the nominees for the world's leading animal conservation award, the Indianapolis Prize. The 2020 award has 31 nominees who have worked with scientific advances to bring animals back from near extinction. A nominating committee and jury, consisting of local representatives and conservationists, will choose six finalists for the Indianapolis Prize. 

  • Bora Kim

    Heartland International Film Festival Announces Winners

    Organizers of the 28th Heartland International Film Festival have announced the winners of the festival, with over $50,000 going to several filmmakers. The festival says it has awarded millions to independent filmmakers since 1992. 

  • Indiana University Campus Children's Center is one of nine recipients (photo courtesy of IU)

    'Strong Start For Kindergarten' Prizes Awarded

    Nine Indiana schools and organizations have been named winners of the Strong Start for Kindergarten Prize. Early Learning Indiana conducted the program to focus on finding ways to ensure children effectively transition to kndergarten. The new initiative was funded by an Indiana's Preschool Development Grant.  Early Learning Indiana received 55 entries from school districts, early-learning centers and non-profits in 24 Hoosier counties. 

  • Ruby, Rogerio, Nadine and Bianca Tregnago of Gaucho's Fire

    New Food Hall Tenants Announced at Bottleworks

    International fare is coming to Bottleworks as three more tenants have been announced for the Garage food hall. Abbiocco, Gaucho's Fire and Herculean Meal Prep will open in Phase 1 of the $300 million redevelopment of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant in Indianapolis next summer. 

  • (Image of downtown Shelbyville courtesy of Mainstreet Shelbyville Inc.)

    Shelbyville Unveils Major Downtown Redevelopment

    The city of Shelbyville is announcing what it calls a major downtown redevelopment project to boost overall quality of life. The project plans feature green spaces, increased parking, market-rate housing, and infrastructure for public entertainment and community events. 

  • Vera Bradley Collaborates with PopSockets

    Bag and luggage company Vera Bradley has announced a collaboration with expandable phone grip and mobile accessory company PopSockets. The companies have launched a co-branded collection that debuted Thursday. The brands partnered to make Vera Bradley-designs for PopSockets' phone grip. The new device accessories retail for $14.99 each. 

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    Hotel Tango Distillery to Open in Zionsville

    Hotel Tango Distillery has confirmed plans to open a tasting room in Zionsville. The spot in the former Pizza King location on Zionsville Road will be Hotel Tango's third location, after initially opening in Indianapolis in 2014 and starting HT2 in Fort Wayne in 2015.  “When we first opened our doors, we were pleasantly surprised by the reaction to our Tasting Room,” said Travis Barnes, founder and CEO of Hotel Tango.

  • Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission Announces Partners

    Indianapolis is planning its 200th birthday party and the Bicentennial Commission is announcing its first partners, while seeking to add more for the celebration. Four partner projects have received commission approval and other civic, nonprofit and community-based organizations are encouraged to apply.

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    New Telehealth Clinic in Vincennes

    A Vincennes elementary school is the latest in the state to receive a telehealth clinic from Indiana Rural Health Association. Medical personnel at Good Samaritan Hospital will now be able to remotely examine students at Francis Vigo Elementary while they're still at school. The 365 students will gain access to the clinic with prior parent/guardian consent. No student will be denied coverage due to a lack of ability to pay. 

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    Fort Wayne Improvement District Names New President

    The Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District has named Michael Galbraith as its new President and chief executive officer. Galbraith succeeds Bill Brown, who stepped down in July. Galbraith was chosen by a search committee made up of D.I.D. board members and stakeholders.

  • The Lawn at White River State Park currently hosts concerts, but is not a permanent venue. (photo courtesy White River State Park)

    White River Park to Break Ground on Permanent Venue

    White River State Park in Indianapolis will Wednesday host a ground-breaking ceremony for a permanent concert venue on its concert lawn. The project, announced early last year, will include a permanent st...

  • The college will soon begin the search for its 18th president

    Franklin College Picks Search Firm for Next President

    Franklin College has chosen an executive search firm to help recruit the college's 17th president. Isaacson Miller is working with a 16-member search committee to find the college's next leader after current president Thomas Minar announced earlier this year that he would be stepping down.  The committee has no current timeline but hopes to provide recommendations to the board of trustees for a possible vote during the first quarter of 2020. 

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    Senior Housing Project Advancing in Terre Haute

    Alliant Capital says it has finalized its $10 million investment in Terre Haute's Miller Parrott Lofts. The building near downtown was operated as a bakery from 1915 to 1955, but will now be transformed into 54 affordable senior housing units.

  • Butler University Extends President's Contract

    The Butler University Board of Trustees has extended the contract of President James Danko. Danko's contract now runs through August 2024. 

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    BetIndiana To Launch Mobile SportsbookUSA

    USA Sports Gaming LLC has announced plans to launch BetIndiana mobile sportsbook in connection with Spectacle Entertainment. Spectacle, headquartered in Indianapolis, owns and runs the Majestic Star Casino in Gary.

  • IBRI is one of many life science organizations to collaborate on the new app

    Life Science Companies Launch Information Source

    Seven life science organizations in Indiana are collaborating on a one-stop shop for information, called INscience. BioCrossroads, Cook Regentec, Corteva Agriscience, Eli Lilly and Co., Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Insititute and Roche Diagnostics have teamed to educate and engage Indiana's $78 billion life sciences economy. 

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    Charity Employee Charged With Fraud

    A former employee of Carmel-based national women's fraternity Zeta Tau Alpha is accused of stealing donations to the ZTA Foundation. Christina Short, 43, of Speedway, faces charges of wire fraud in a multi-year scheme to steal over $450,000 from the charitable foundation. Short was the financial coordinator and was responsible for receiving and depositing individual donations used for charitable purposes, like scholarships, education and promoting breast cancer awareness. 

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    Indiana Has Largest Amount of Small Business Loans

    The Indiana statewide CDC approved more than $34 million in loans for small business owners in fiscal year 2019, which is the largest of any of the state's certified lenders of SBA 504 funds. The loan approvals went to 40 different borrowers. 

  • Federal Loan to Help Fund Indiana Water Projects

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $436 million loan for Indiana. The Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan will help finance drinking water and wastewater projects in 20 Indiana communities.  

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    IDOE Announces 2019 Gold Star Schools

    The Indiana Department of Education has named the 2019 Gold Star Schools. 

  • Warrant Technologies Creates Innovation Lab

    System and software engineering company Warrant Technologies has announced an innovation lab in downtown Bloomington. Thinker Labs is in Fountain Square Mall and will first focus on research and development in Artificial Intelligence and automation systems.  “We see this as a logical next step in our growth as a company to focus on research in areas of keen interest to our customer base and provide an environment where local researchers can thrive and collaborate.” 

  • Button Buddy won the inaugural Startup Weekend Muncie event last year. (photo courtesy of Startup Weekend Muncie)

    Muncie Gearing Up for Startup Weekend

    Budding entrepreneurs will this weekend have a chance to further their ideas at Startup Weekend Muncie. The event, which runs Friday through Sunday, brings together developers, designers, students and business people, who pitch ideas, form teams, and work to start a business over the course of 54 hours. Krystal Geyer, assistant director of the Entrepreneurship Center at Ball State University, says 35 participants are currently registered for the event, but they hope to have...

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    IUPUI ECHO Center Receives Grant

    Programs offered at the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI's ECHO Center will receive a boost from an Indiana State Department of Health grant. The three-year, $21 million Centers for Disease Control grant will help with efforts to find and prevent drug overdoses. 

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    Warsaw Company to Expand

    Specialized orthopedic instrument supplier Instrumental Machine & Development has announced plans to expand operations in Warsaw. Plans call for adding up to 34 new jobs by 2022. “Today’s announcement is about adding the people, equipment, and floorspace we need to grow alongside our nationwide customers,” said IMD President Todd Speicher, 

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    National Mascot Hall of Fame Taking Votes

    The first round of voting for the 2020 National Mascot Hall of Fame nominees is underway. The Whiting museum's executive committee announced 19 finalists and began taking votes Sunday for the first round, which runs through October 12.

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