• The institute will take place on the IU Bloomington campus.

    IU Receives AAU Grant for Student Success Research

    Indiana University Bloomington has been awarded a "mini-grant" from the Association of American Universities. The grant will supply $20,000 over two years  to support research of factors that improve undergraduate education outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs. 

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    1st Source Bank CEO Announced as Board Member of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    South Bend-based 1st Source Bank has announced its Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Murphy III was elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Murphy was elected as a Class A  Director, and will serve on the Board in 2019 through 2021.  

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    Talent Key to Straw Maker's Growth

    Fort Wayne-based Aardvark Straws is celebrating the opening of its more than 100,000-square-foot paper straw manufacturing facility. The company was acquired by Wisconsin-based Hoffmaster Group Inc. in August and President Rory Leyden says the $9 million project is the result of a rapidly-growing demand for alternatives to plastic straws, especially on the coasts. Aardvark has already hired more than 100 employees for the facility and has plans to add at least...

  • The EnterChange opened in November 2018.

    Centric Partners With New Coworking Space

    Indianapolis-based Centric Inc. has announced a partnership with the newly-opened coworking space The EnterChange. The nonprofit, which provides a network of resources for innovators throughout the state, says the space will host a series of innovation-related events in 2019 as a result of the deal.

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

    Powder Metal Technicians Completes Relocation, Adds Jobs

     Powder Metal Technicians has announced the completion of its relocation to Franklin from Indianapolis. Announced last year, the project was financed by a loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration 504 loan program.

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    Kings Island to Offer Housing for Indy Employees

    Kings Island has announced it is currently recruiting prospective employees who live in Indianapolis. The park is wrapping up construction on a dormitory where it will provide on-site affordable housing for those interested. 

  • Franklin Electric is headquartered in Fort Wayne.

    Profit Grows For Franklin Electric

    Fort Wayne-based Franklin Electric Co. Inc. (Nasdaq: FELE) is reporting full-year net income of $106 million in 2018, up from $79.6 million the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Gregg Sengstack says the company set records in numerous financial metrics, including net sales, gross profit and earnings per share.

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    Wheaton Van Lines Acquires Michigan Company

    Indianapolis-based Wheaton Van Lines Inc. is adding to its portfolio. The company has announced plans to acquire Stevens Worldwide Van lines in Michigan, though financial details were not released.

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    Chandler Speedway Up For Auction

    A longstanding racetrack in Warrick County will go up for auction next month. Chandler Speedway, which features a drag strip and oval track, is being sold as a result of a court order, according to William Wilson Auction Realty Inc., which is handling the auction.

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    Bayer to Close Mishawaka Facility

    Germany-based pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced plans to close its customer logistics service center in Mishawaka. The company says the closure will take place over an 18-month transition period and will affect nearly 200 employees.

  • Amendment Makes Major Change to Hate Crimes Bill

    A bill that would allow for longer sentences for hate crimes is moving forward with a significant change. Our partners at WIBC report the Senate passed an amendment Tuesday that removed the list of individual groups that would be covered under the law. Originally, Senate Bill 12 said a sentence could be lengthened if someone convicted of a crime was found to have deliberately targeted someone based on factors including race, religion, and sexual orientation, among others.

  • Teacher Champion Challenge Brings Funds to Indy Schools

    The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and DonorsChoose.org has announced Indianapolis area teachers won the Teacher Champion Challenge. As of the end of the challenge, donors gave over $65,000 to support classroom projects in Marion County. 

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    Shelby County Scholarship Applications Grow

    Shelby County has announced an increase in applications for its Advantage Shelby County Scholarship. Applications numbers have grown from 244 in fall 2016 to 407 for the fall 2019 class.  

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    Madison Community Health Merges with Meridian

    Meridian Health Services has announced a merge with Madison County Community Health. The Madison County Community Health Center will be rebranded to Meridian Health Services – Madison County. Meridian Health Services is a not-for-profit healthcare system with a $137 million revenue that serves nearly 40,000 patients per year. 

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    Mixed-Use Project Proposed For Speedway Main Street

    A Fishers-based commercial real estate development firm is proposing an $8 million mixed-use development in Speedway. Rebar Development says the project would redevelop a section of Main Street that would include residential, office and retail space.

  • Trine Names Winners of Innovation Challenge

    Trine University has announced the winners of its sixth annual Innovation Challenge. Awards and scholarships for the challenge are funded by a $100,000 gift from Fifth Third Bank, Greater Indiana and were named February 15. 

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    Floyd Memorial Foundation Begins Chapel Campaign

    The New Albany-based Floyd Memorial Foundation is kicking off a fundraising effort to build a new chapel at Baptist Health Floyd hospital. The Chapel Capital Campaign aims to raise $600,000 over the next year.

  • Grants Awarded to Grow Specialty Crop Sector

    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $475,000 to seven projects designed to grow the state’s specialty crop sector, funded by USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant program. The crops include fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops. 

  • Purdue Researchers Receive $1M Grant

    Purdue University has announced a team of its researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to test an early prediction derived from string theory. Chen-Lung Hung an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue will lead the research team. 

  • Trine Expands Online Degree Programs

    Trine University has announced its launch of TrineOnline, a new program for students aiming to complete an associate's, bachelor's or master's degree. The department will eventually be headquartered in Fort Wayne at what is currently Trine's Fort Wayne Education Center.

  • House GOP Unveils Budget Proposal

    Rep. Todd Huston (R-Fishers) has unveiled the House Republicans' two-year state budget proposal. The caucus says the $34.6 billion spending plan includes funding increases for education, school safety and the Indiana Department of Child Services.

  • Business Magazine Announces Award Winners

    Northwest Indiana Business Magazine has announced the winners of its annual Best of Business Awards. The 2019 award winners span 110 businesses in 52 categories.

  • Lev Bringing Headquarters to Indy

    Marketing technology consulting firm Lev has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis. The company, which is currently based in Arizona, says it plans to hire 70 employees this year, part of a previously-announced effort to create up to 175 jobs by 2021. Lev has had a presence in Indianapolis for nearly three years and Chief Executive Officer Michael Burton says, since that time, the company has outgrown every space it has occupied in Indy. In an interview with...

  • Logistics Company to Lay off 300

    Minnesota-based KGP Telecommunications Inc. has detailed plans for a major workforce reduction at its facilities in Warsaw. In a notice to the state, the company says a "sudden decrease in business" has resulted in the decision to lay off 300 employees.

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    NBA Exec Tapped as USA Gymnastics CEO

    The board of directors for Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics has selected Li Li Leung as president and chief executive officer. Leung is the third CEO in as many years for the embattled organization, which is still reeling from the sexual abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar. She most recently served as a vice president for the National Basketball Association and also has previous involvement with USA Basketball. Leung will begin her new role March 8.

  • Indy Chamber Kicks Off Music Strategy

    The Indy Chamber has launched the first phase of the Indy Music Strategy. The chamber says the economic development initiative, created in partnership with the city of Indianapolis, the Central Indiana Community Foundation, and Visit Indy, is focused on the city's diverse and growing music industry. Jim Rawlinson, regulatory and permitting ombudsman for the Indy Chamber, says the first phase will focus on the creation of a music vision for the city, as well as an...

  • Purdue Announces Tuition Freeze, Staff Appreciation

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced that Purdue plans to hold tuition at 2012 levels for an eighth consecutive year. The university is also giving a one-time $500 appreciation payment this spring to all West Lafayette campus staff who make $75,000 or less and who were employed as of Dec. 31, 2018. 

  • The company operates mines throughout the country. (photo courtesy of American Resources Corp.)

    American Resources Corp. Moves to Nasdaq

    Fishers-based American Resources Corp. has begun trading on The Nasdaq Capital Market. The company is underwriting a public offering of one million shares of common stock, which is expected to close Wednesday.

  • The planning process included input and ideas from more than 200 students.

    Innovation, Quality of Place Lead Nickel Plate Plan

    After more than 30 public events and meetings and over 1,500 ideas submitted by residents and students, Fishers leaders Monday unveiled the Nickel Plate Trail Master Plan 2040. The stretch from 96th Street to 146th Street in Hamilton County will feature five segments: the Makers Space and Innovation Zone, Nature Park Zone, Downtown Active Core Zone, Wellness Zone and Park and Education Zone. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler, who is on the planning committee, says a...

  • Sunrise Coal acquired the Oaktown complex in 2014. (photo courtesy of Sunrise Coal)

    Sunrise Coal Planning Expansion

    The Knox County Council is considering a major tax abatement for Terre Haute-based Sunrise Coal Co. The Vincennes Sun-Commercial reports the company plans to invest $60 million to expand its Oaktown operations and add up to 60 jobs.

  • Michael Burton is CEO of Lev.

    Jobs Announcement Set For Indy

    Arizona-based tech company Lev will Tuesday make a jobs announcement in Indianapolis. Few details were provided, however Mayor Joe Hogett's office says the announcement will take place at the company's new office inside Regions Tower in the city's downtown. 

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    IU Signs Partnership with French University

    Indiana University has signed two new partnership agreements with Sorbonne University, one of France's research universities. The agreements were signed during a visit to the IU Bloomington campus by a 16-member delegation led by Sorbonne President Jean Chambaz. 

  • Aspire Indiana Names Youth and Family Services Director

    Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health has named Vanessa Pataky as director of youth & family home & community based services. In her new position, Pataky will focus on developing the organization’s home and community-based services for youth and family. 

  • State Awards $750K to Substance Abuse Coalitions

    More than a dozen substance abuse coalitions will share in $750,000 in grants from the state. Governor Eric Holcomb's office says the one-year funding will support the recipients' efforts to combat the drug crisis in Indiana.

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    Cummins Partners with Society of Black Engineers

    Cummins Inc. and the National Society of Black Engineers have announced a new partnership to increase the success of retaining engineering majors from groups underrepresented in the field.The Cummins-NSBE Integrated Pipeline Program will be funded by a $1.48 million, five-year grant from Cummins. 

  • The original project was first announced in 2017. (Rendering provided by the city of Fort Wayne.)

    New Developer Sought For Fort Wayne Riverfront Property

    The city of Fort Wayne is looking for a new developer for a site next to the nearly-completed Promenade Park. The city says Minnesota-based Continental Property Group is not able to meet the conditions of a previously-approved economic development agreement for a $62 million mixed-use riverfront development.

  • Indiana is one of five states without a specific hate crimes law.

    Hate Crimes Bill Clears Committee

    An effort to pass hate crimes legislation in Indiana has taken a step forward. The Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee today voted 9-1 to move a bill allowing for stronger sentences for bias-based crimes to the full Senate. Supporters argued the measure would provide protections for Hoosiers throughout the state and make Indiana more attractive to businesses and talent, while some critics suggested the bill could limit free expression and that current law already provides.,..

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    Project Lead The Way Hosting Annual Summit

    Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way is hosting more than 1,100 people Monday and Tuesday for the PLTW Summit in downtown Indianapolis. The organization says the gathering is dedicated to "preparing students with the in-demand and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers."

  • Nycha Schlegel and Dallas "Bill" Loos courtesy of Indiana University

    Alumni Gift $4 Million to Indiana University

    The Indiana University Foundation has announced a $4 million gift from alumni Nycha Schlegel and Dallas "Bill" Loos. The money will largely benefit the School of Education, IU Libraries, the Kelley School of Business and the Wells Scholars Program.

  • Holcomb Announces Girls Go CyberStart

    Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart challenge, a competition to encourage girls to pursue tech-based learning and career opportunities. Indiana was one of 16 states to participate in the inaugural event hosted in 2018 by the SANS Institute. 

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    Coal Mine Closing in Boonville

    White Stallion Energy LLC in Evansville has announced plans to close its Warrick County coal mining operation. In a notice to the state, the company says the surface mine operations at Liberty Mine in Boonville will shut down this spring, affecting more than 80 employees.

  • CNO Financial Swings to Full-Year Loss

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group (NYSE: CNO) is reporting a full-year net loss of $315 million in 2018, compared to net income of $176 million the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Gary Bhojwani says the results were impacted by market volatility and tax reform.

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    Indiana Dunes Becomes National Park

    The new appropriations bill signed by President Donald Trump includes a major designation for one of Indiana's most popular attractions. The bill includes a provision that officially turns the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore into the state's first national park. The area in Porter County is now known as Indiana Dunes National Park.

  • The chamber will unveil company rankings April 30.

    Chamber Unveils 'Best Places to Work'

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has released its list of the Best Places to Work in Indiana. This year's list features 125 companies throughout the state, including more than 40 that were not on the list last year. The chamber will unveil company rankings April 30 at an awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis. Winners are sorted into four categories based on size. Out-of-state parent companies must have at least 15 full-time employees in Indiana to...

  • Crowther (center) received the Will Koch Indiana Tourism Leadership Award last August.

    Crowther Named 2019 International Citizen of The Year

    The International Center in Indianapolis has named Indianapolis Zoo Chief Executive Officer Michael Crowther the 2019 International Citizen of the Year. The organization is citing Crowther's achievements including founding the Indianapolis Prize, considered the world's leading award for animal conservation, as well as his work in diversity at the zoo. International Center Board Chair Julie Griffith says Crowther's efforts "have made such a tremendous impact on the world and...

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    Albion Center Launches Capital Campaign

    The Albion Fellows Bacon Center in Evansville has announced plans to expand in southern Indiana. The nonprofit, which provides services to victims of domestic and sexual violence, has launched a $1.5 million capital campaign to add to its existing facility and provide shelter to more people in need.

  • The properties receive silver, gold or prime designations.

    Knox County Industrial Park Certified Gold

    The U.S. 41 Industrial Park in Knox County has received a key certification. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has designated the 63-acre site in Vincennes as Indiana Site Certified Gold. The Indiana Site Certified program certifies that sites are ready for economic development, according to OCRA.

  • Indianapolis Housing Agency is one of 14 Indiana recipients

    Indiana Awarded HUD Funding

    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $74 million to hundreds of public housing authorities to boost participation in the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Over $1.2 million was awarded to public housing authorities across Indiana. The grants support housing authorities through the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, which helps local housing authorities hire service coordinators to work directly with residents 

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    New Center Designed to Lower Computing Costs

    The high cost of computing has led to a new collaborative center that will work to lower costs while protecting and supplying more power to make the chips perform at higher levels. Purdue University says researchers are limited in how small main computer components can be made, but instead of placing more transistors on a single chip, companies have been trying to stack multiple chips into a single assembled unit to boost performance and keep costs low, a technique called...

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    Madison Mill Redevelopment Aims to Boost Tourism

    Developers behind the revitalization of a more than 130-year-old building in Madison say the project will be a boon for tourism in the city. Riverton LLC announced in January plans to invest $21 million to redevelop the Eagle Cotton Mill into an 80-room boutique hotel and conference center. The former mill has been vacant since the 1980s and Andrew Forrester, director of community relations for the city of Madison, says the project is something the community has wanted since...

  • SteadyServ is headquartered in Fishers' IoT Lab.

    SteadyServ Eyes Quick Chapter 11 Rebound

    A Fishers-based data analytics company for the beverage industry says it looks to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy "promptly" as it continues the transition from beer waste reporting to total beverage management solutions for retailers and suppliers. Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer Steve Hershberger says the company has a "good plan and best-in-class product," and believes SteadyServ will exit in a stronger position to move forward in what he...

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    Apartment Building Development Coming to Rushville

    A Knightstown company has announced plans to build four new apartment buildings in a $5.25 million development in Rushville. Villa Buildings will be built by KDC Investments, Inc on West 16th Street in Rushville.

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    Former Portage Mayor Found Guilty

    A federal jury in Hammond has found former Republican Portage Mayor James Snyder guilty on two felony counts of bribery and tax obstruction. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the verdict resulted in Snyder's immediate removal from office.

  • Lilly Completes $8B Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO) in Connecticut. Loxo Chief Executive Officer Josh Bilenker says the deal will allow the company to realize the full value of its pipeline of medicines.

  • Indiana Included in Walgreens Settlement

    Indiana has joined in settling two whistleblower lawsuits against Walgreens. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says the agreements resolve allegations that Walgreens knowingly over-dispensed insulin pens to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and billed Medicaid for certain drugs at higher rates. Walgreens will pay $209.2 million in the insulin pen setttlement, with $89.1 million going to the state Medicaid programs. Indiana Medicaid is set to receive $2.9 million. 

  • Reuters reports Payless will close about 2,300 stores.

    Report: Payless to Close All U.S. Stores

    Kansas-based Payless ShoeSource Inc. (NYSE: PSS) plans to close all of its U.S. stores as part of a bankruptcy filing later this month, according to a report from Reuters. The discount retailer has dozens of locations throughout Indiana. The business news organization reports Payless will close about 2,300 stores as it files for bankruptcy for the second time in two years. The company previously filed in 2017. Reuters says Payless has not been able to find a buyer, and...

  • BASi Profit Falls Despite Revenue Jump

    West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting a fiscal first quarter net loss of $85,000, compared to net income of $26,000 during the same period the previous year. Despite the drop, the company says quarterly revenue increased more than 60 percent.

  • Trine University to Host Innovation Challenge Expo

    Trine University's Innovation One will hold its annual Innovation Challenge Expo Friday. The sixth annual event will feature 12 finalists displaying their projects and competing for awards and scholarships.

  • The Indiana Toll Road was built in the mid-1950s.

    New Partnership to Promote Tourism in Lake County

    A partnership between the Indiana Toll Road, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and other counties to promote tourism and economic development on I-80/90. As part of the partnership, $70 million has been allocated for demolition and rehabilitation of eight travel plaza buildings along I-80/90.

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    CIB, Visit Indy Present Case For Convention Center Expansion

    The Senate Appropriations Committee heard testimony Thursday on a bill that would fund the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and the addition of two new hotels in downtown Indianapolis. The city’s Capital Improvement Board unveiled plans for the $120 million effort in October. CIB President Melina Kennedy says the city’s biggest conventions have said an expanded convention center and more hotel space were significant factors in their decisions to stay in Indy.

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    Indiana Limestone Co. Lands Key Accreditation

    Bloomington-based Indiana Limestone Co. has received what it says is the first accreditation of its kind in the state. The limestone building products supplier has received the Sustainable Production of Natural Dimension Stone Certification for its three quarries, which it says will help architects and builders ensure the stone they request for their buildings is produced in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner.

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    Indy Eleven Rallies For State Stadium Support

    Indy Eleven leadership, players and fans Thursday rallied at the Statehouse for support of a measure creating a public-private partnership to help fund a $150 million soccer stadium. Lawmakers are considering a measure that would allow the team to work with city leaders for two years on development plans for the venue, which would be funded by developer-backed bonds. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman, team owner Ersal Ozdemir said the...

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    Rails to Trails Project Deadline Extended

    The federal Surface Transportation Board and CSX have extended the deadline for New Albany to acquire a CSX line for the city’s Rails to Trails project. The city says it continues to seek funding to acquire the 63-mile line from New Albany to Bedford that will be transformed into a recreation trail.

  • Frontline Tooling Solutions Sells Techniks Tool Group

    Frontline Tooling Solutions the non-operating holding company of Techniks Tool Group and Jasper-based Peak Toolworks has completed the sale of TTG to an affiliate of Z Capital Group. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

  • New ULG Division for 'Smart' Conveyors

    Logansport-based ULG Companies is launching ULG Conveyor Resources, a new Division of ULG Skilled Trades. Chief Executive Officer of the company Gary Hentschel said the division was created to meet an increasing demand from ULG clients for specialized support of conveyor system installations. 

  • Papa John's Partners with Purdue Global

    Papa John’s International Inc (Nasdaq: PZZA) today announced a new tuition benefit program in partnership with Purdue University Global. The tuition reimbursement education program will cover 100 percent of tuition costs of undergraduate and graduate online degree programs for Papa John’s corporate team members. 

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    Florida Couple Makes $1M Gift to Butler University

    A Florida couple has gifted $1 million to Butler University to name the investment room of the Andre B. Lacy School of Business. Sean and Erin McGould recently made the donation to their alma mater to help complete the 110,000 square-foot building set to open this fall.

  • IU Health Foundation Exceeds Fundraising Goal

    The Indiana University Health Foundation exceeded its fundraising goal by more than 300 percent in its first full year. The foundation raised more than $19 million in 2018, which includes government grant dollars and commitments raised through the foundation. 

  • Ivy Tech Sells Gary Location to Charter School

    Ivy Tech Community College has announced it will sell its former campus in Gary to 21st Century Charter School. 21st Century runs elementary and secondary schools and will purchase the two buildings and land at the location. 

  • Major Hospital in Shelbyville (photo courtesy Major Health Partners)

    Health Center Coming to Shelbyville

    Shelbyville will soon see a new $18 million wellness center to be built by Major Health Partners and the YMCA. Shelbyville City Council approved final funding for the project earlier this month. Other funding was secured from the Shelby County Council and Blue River Community Foundation. 

  • Northeast Indiana Launches Brand for Talent Attraction

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has unveiled a new brand aimed at attracting talent to the 11-county region. The organization says "Make It Your Own" was developed through a six-month process and is designed for businesses to use in their efforts to attract target talent from the ages of 21-45 to live and work in the the area. 

  • Staci Kroon is the CEO of BraunAbility.

    BraunAbility CEO Says HQ Move is About Talent

    The chief executive officer of BraunAbility says the company's decision to move its global headquarters to Carmel is all about talent. The company, which is currently based in Winamac, announced its relocation plans Wednesday and Staci Kroon says it was prompted by the need for access to a larger population base to attract talent as the company continues to grow. BraunAbility will invest $7.5 million to move its headquarters to the Lakeside Green Business Center and construct a new...

  • Carmel Education Tech Firm Changes Name

    Carmel-based education and technology firm CuroGens Learning has changed its name and relaunched as GoNext Education. The company says the new brand better reflects its mission of personalized, authentic learning.  “We are very enthusiastic about continuing our great learning strides under a more inspiring new brand name,” said Ole Hjorth, GoNext Chief Learning Officer. 

  • Holcomb Appointed to Workforce Policy Advisory Board

    Governor Eric Holcomb is one of 25 people appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Ivanka Trump to the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board. The board will work with the National Council for the American Worker to develop and implement a strategy to "revamp the American workforce to better meet the challenges of the 21st Century."

  • A limited number of free kits are now available around the city.

    'Nothing but Knit' Announced as First NBA All-Star Initiative

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment and members of the 2021 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee board have announced the first community-wide initiative leading up to the 70th NBA All-Star Game that will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 14, 2021. The program is called "Nothing but Knit" and calls upon the community to knit or crochet navy blue and gold beanie hats that will be part of the official uniform for volunteers and...

  • Houtman will begin as Earlham president July 1.

    Earlham Names 20th President

    Earlham College in Richmond has named Anne Houtman its 20th president. She currently serves as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and will be the first woman to serve as president of Earlham. Houtman earned her bachelor of arts degree from Pomona College in California, a master's degree in anthropology from UCLA and a doctorate in zoology from the University of Oxford. She will begin as Earlham president July 1.

  • Cumulus will begin programming the Indianapolis stations March 1.

    Cumulus Acquires Three Indy Radio Stations

    Cumulus Media Inc. (Nasdaq: CMLS) has acquired three Indianapolis radio stations as part of a deal with Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM). Through a "swap agreement," Cumulus will take over WNTR, WXNT and WZPL in Indy. Cumulus will begin programming the Indianapolis stations March 1. 107.9 WNTR plays adult contemporary music, 1430 WXNT is a sports talk station and WZPL airs a Top 40 format. Cumulus Chief Executive Officer Mary Berner says the Entercom swap "sig...
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    Toyota Industries Acquires East Chicago Manufacturer

    Toyota Industries North America in Columbus has announced plans to acquire East Chicago-based Hoist Liftruck Manufacturing LLC. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Toyota says the new company will be called Hoist Material Handling Inc.

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    BraunAbility Moving Global HQ to Carmel

    A manufacturer of wheelchair vehicles and wheelchair lifts in Pulaski County has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to Carmel. BraunAbility says it will invest $7.5 million to move its HQ to the Lakeside Green Business Center and construct a new Research & Development and Technology Center. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the move will create up to 70 jobs in Hamilton County. The company says the investment will also boost its existing...

  • Dan Haight became Shindigz CEO in January 2017.

    Shindigz to Expand, Add Jobs

    Online retailer of personalized party supplies Shindigz has announced plans to expand its operations in South Whitley by adding new manufacturing equipment and additional jobs.The company says it will have new equipment up and running by March. 

  • Manufacturer Moving Companies to South Whitley

    Fort Wayne-based Bolt Custom Trucks and Manufacturing has announced it's moving affiliated companies to South Whitley. Field service truck equipment manufacturer Service Star Trucks and TEK Coat and Spray, LLC, will locate in the former Dwyer Instruments building on West 1st Street. The company plans to relocate employees to the new facility, but future plans include employing up to 35 workers at the South Whitley building.  

  • The Indianapolis Museum of Art is one of the grant's recipients.

    Nonprofit Arts Providers to Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts will award 11 grants totaling $215,000 to Indiana nonprofit arts organizations, cultural programming providers, and individual artists. The organization says this is the first of two major grant announcements for 2019.

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    Record Store to Join Bottleworks Plans

    Indianapolis-based Hendricks Commercial Properties has announced the record store Square Cat Vinyl is set to open in 2020 as part of phase one of the Bottleworks District. The new shop, which will be in The Garage at Bottleworks, is the latest addition to the project that aims to revamp the Coca-Cola building on Massachusetts Avenue. 

  • New Program to Meet Need for Substance Use Treatment

    Community Health Network is launching a program that will prepare more licensed clinical social workers to provide treatment in central Indiana in an effort to supplement the shortage of trained behavioral health professionals. The program provides a model that can be replicated in communities across the state to make sure substance use disorders receive proper treatment. 

  • Strategic Partnership to Focus on Employer Branding

    Indianapolis-based marketing agency Element Three has announced a strategic partnership aimed at boosting employer branding among tech companies. President Tiffany Sauder says the partnership with Powderkeg will help companies focus on using their brand to attract and retain top talent and build employee engagement. Powderkeg is an Indy-based startup connector whose annual tech census showed talent remains a challenge among tech companies in the Midwest. In an interview with...

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    Noblesville Approves Building Projects

    Two major building projects in Noblesville are moving forward. The Noblesville Common Council has given final approval for the more than $24 million mixed-use building The Levinson, and also approved bond financing for a $31 million redevelopment project that will include a new business park. Plans for The Levinson, which will include the first new apartments in downtown Noblesville in more than a century, were first announced in August. In addition to the apartments, the building...

  • Michael Karickhoff is the author of the bill.

    Bill Could Revamp Tourism Approach

    A bill passed Tuesday by the Indiana House would change the way the state approaches tourism. House Bill 1115, authored by Representative Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) would create the Indiana Destination Development Corp., a joint public-private agency to replace the existing Office of Tourism Development. The bill is the result of a study by the Indiana Tourism Task Force, which was established in 2017. In an interview with...

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    Indians to Host Inaugural Job Fair

    The Indianapolis Indians will Wednesday host its first job fair at Victory Field. The team says it is looking to fill a variety of game day and seasonal positions, including field operations, guest relations and merchandise.

  • Holcomb originally announced plans for the commission during his State of the State address.

    Holcomb Names Teacher Pay Commission Members

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced the volunteer members of the Next Level Teacher Compensation Commission. The governor's office says the commission is "tasked with determining what constitutes competitive teacher compensation in Indiana and with providing recommendations for how to achieve it." The members will gather for an organizational meeting in the near future, according to Holcomb. The commission will be supported by an advisory council that...

  • Six Indiana Towns to Host National Smithsonian Exhibit

    Indiana Humanities says six Hoosier communities have been selected to host a Smithsonian-curated traveling exhibit called Crossroads: Change in Rural America. The exhibit, which will debut in September, is part of the Museum on Main Street program, a division of the Smithsonian that brings resources to rural communities. 

  • Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard will be on hand for the announcement.

    Jobs Announcement Set For Carmel

    The city of Carmel will Wednesday afternoon make an economic development announcement. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will join Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard to provide details.

  • Chris Byers is the CEO of Formstack.

    Formstack Relocates Headquarters to Fishers

    Data capture and workflows company Formstack has announced it will relocate its headquarters to downtown Fishers. Formstack will occupy the third floor of the Nickel Plate District building, sharing the site with gastropub Four Day Ray Brewing. Formstack is a platform designed to help users of all industries engage with their customers and manage data. Formstack was previously located on Allisonville Road in Indianapolis.

  • ISU Alum Pledges $250,000 to 'Bridge the Gap'

    Indiana State University alumna Lois “Jo” Einstandig has pledged $250,000 to support the university’s need-based Bridge the Gap scholarship campaign. Einstandig gave a lead gift of $50,000 with a pledge to give the full sum over the next five years. 

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    Dickinson Fleet Services Grows Chicago Footprint

    Indianapolis-based Dickinson Fleet Services is spreading its reach further into Illinois. The company has acquired Highway Express Trailer Repair Company, marking the sixth acquisition in the last 10 months for DFS alongside its majority shareholder, Ridgemont Equity Partners.

  • Former Manufacturing Execs Indicted

    A federal grand jury has indicted two former executives of a plastics manufacturer in Evansville. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler's office says Kevin Kuhnash and Jason Jimerson allegedly committed fraud when they orchestrated the sale of Lucent Polymers Inc. to another company. Kuhnash was the chief executive officer of Lucent and Jimerson served as chief operating officer. They are alleged to have concealed critical defects in the company's business, including fraud that Lucent was...

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    TechPoint Announces 2019 Mira Nominees

    Indiana's technology initiative has released the nominees for the 20th annual Mira Awards. TechPoint says the winners, to be selected from a list of 109 companies, organizations and individuals, will be announced April 13 in front of a sellout crowd of 1,300 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. A group of 48 independent subject matter experts selected the nominees. Later this month, judging panels will interview the nominees before selecting the winners.

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    Notre Dame Receives Record Research Grant

    Switzerland-based Unitaid will fund a $33 million study at the University of Notre Dame. The grant, which will fund a five-year program determining the effectiveness of a repellent product in preventing mosquito-borne diseases, is the largest research grant awarded to a single proposal in Notre Dame’s history.

  • The city of Frankfort moves forward with hiring its first Community Development Director

    Frankfort Hires First Community Development Director

    Frankfort is set to hire its first community development director. A search committee recommended Annie Bacon who was approved for the position Monday night by city council members. 

  • Radius Completes First Regional Wage and Benefits Study

    Radius Indiana has released the results of its first regional survey of wages and benefits. The data shows that 71 percent of companies in 15 southwest central Indiana counties expect to add workers in the next year, while only 5 percent expect layoffs.  

  • Passageways Opens New Office, Adds Jobs

    Lafayette-based software company Passageways has announced the opening of a new office and plans to add 30 new positions. The office on the 10th floor of the Regions Tower in downtown Indianapolis will give the company three locations, after its headquarters in Lafayette and an office in the United Kingdom.

  • Indiana Tech to Add Women's Wrestling

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne has announced plans to add women's wrestling to its athletics department. Athletics Director Debbie Warren says the school hopes to hire a coach this spring and begin competition in the 2020-2021 academic year.

  • The Kelley School of Business and School of Public and Environmental Affairs on the IU Bloomington campus. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    $3M Gift to Create New IU Institute

    A $3 million gift from Chicago-based consulting and accounting firm Grant Thornton LLP will establish a new institute on the Indiana University Bloomington campus. The university says the Grant Thornton Institute for Data Exploration for Risk Assessment and Management, or GT-IDEA, will span the IU Kelley School of Business, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering.

  • Tech vet Aman Brar launched Canvas in 2017.

    Indy-Based Canvas Acquired

    Indianapolis-based text-based interviewing platform Canvas has been acquired by Jobvite in California. Canvas Chief Executive Officer Aman Brar says the company's headquarters will remain in Indianapolis, and all Canvas leaders and employees will be retained. The acquisition comes as Jobvite announced a $200 million majority investment from private equity firm K1. The company also acquired recruitment marketing company Talemetry and employee referral and internal mobility...

  • Hoosier Couple Sets Techstars Record

    Techstars and blockchain advisory firm Alchemist have announced the inaugural class of their 13-week Alchemist Blockchain Techstars Accelerator, which will be hosted in New York. Part of that class is a Hoosier couple, and for the first time in an accelorator each is the chief executive officer of their own respective participating startup. 

  • Miller Pipeline Acquires Florida Company

    Indianapolis-based Miller Pipeline has announced the acquisition of Hamlet Construction of Ocala, Florida. Hamlet specializes in natural gas mains, water and sewer lines, fire hydrants and reclaimed water lines.  “For several years we have wanted to expand our natural gas operations in Florida, and the opportunity to join forces with Hamlet’s top-notch team is a huge step in that direction,” said Chad Davis, Vice President of South Region Construction...

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    Westfield Details Funding Plan For Grand Junction

    The city of Westfield has unveiled the funding plan for Grand Junction Plaza, a redevelopment project that is 12 years in the making. Mayor Andy Cook and city finance leaders Monday night introduced the $37 million plan to the Westfield City Council. The project will feature three pavilions, including an outdoor performance venue, a cafe, and a trailhead pavilion, as well as a children's play area, and Cook says it will be critical to the vibrancy of the city's downtown.

  • Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick

    Anderson Creates Job Training Program

    Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. has announced a new program designed to prepare local residents for manufacturing jobs. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the Anderson Advanced Manufacturing Program looks to connect local commercial and manufacturing businesses, economic development leaders and the local education system.

  • Well-Known Sportswriters, Voices Make 2019 Indiana Hall

    The Indiana Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association has announced its 2019 Hall of Fame class. Honorees include a 60-year broadcast veteran, a writer who also raced sprint cars and worked for Indy 500 crews and multiple ESPN alums. The organization has also announced sportscaster and sportswriter of the year, as well as Lifetime Achievement Award and Helping Hand Award winners.

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    Vincennes, GM Partner to Train UAW Workers

    Vincennes University has formed a partnership with General Motors Powertrain Bedford to train United Auto Workers apprentices in advanced manufacturing. The agreement allows apprentices to train in metallurgy, blueprint reading and Computer numerical control machining.

  • Spec Building Planned Near Indy Airport

    A Pennsylvania-based real estate investment management firm is planning to build an industrial spec building near Indianapolis International Airport. Exeter Property Group says it will invest $12 million to build the 366,000-square-foot building, which will be designed for light manufacturing and logistics companies.

  • Former Senator to Teach at Notre Dame

    As part of Notre Dame’s effort to put real-world experience into its classes, the university asked a former U.S. Senator to teach two one-credit courses this semester. Our partners at The South Bend Tribune report one course will be in political science and the other will be in the Keough School of Global Affairs. 

  • Arts Council of Indianapolis President and CEO Named

    The Arts Council of Indianapolis Board of Directors has appointed Julie Goodman as President and CEO following a national search led by Arts Consulting Group. Goodman will join ACI March 4.

  • Partnership Created For Irvington Plaza Redevelopment

    The Department of Metropolitan Development in Indianapolis has announced a partnership with the Urban Land Institute for a five day planning exercise for Irvington Plaza and a portion of the former Ford/Visteon site. The two organizations will consult with  land use and urban planning experts to create a plan for the redevelopment of the east side sites.

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    Grants Leading to Growth in State Robotics Teams

    An effort to grow the number of schools offering robotics programs is showing signs of success. The Indiana VEX Robotics State Championship is set to take place next month at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and the TechPoint Foundation for Youth says the amount of robotics teams throughout the state is on the rise. George Giltner, state director of robotics for the organization, says out of nearly 1,900 schools throughout Indiana, 645 of them have at least one robotics team...

  • Job Center Opens in Rush County

    The Rush to Work Job Center has been dedicated in Rushville. The collaborative effort between the Rush County Economic & Community Development Corporation, Eastern Indiana Works and Ivy Tech Community College will offer training to link job seekers with employers.

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    North Manchester Store to Close After 80+ Years

    A longstanding furniture store in Wabash County will soon be closing. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Harting Furniture Gallery in North Manchester has announced plans to shut its doors after 86 years in business, following a final sale.

  • New Jersey Company to Acquire Determine

    New Jersey-based Corcentric Inc. has announced plans to acquire Determine Inc., headquartered in Carmel. The company, which specializes in procurement and finance solutions for a variety of industries, says the $32 million deal is expected to close in the second quarter. Determine was originally based in Silicon Valley, but in June 2016 announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to the Hamilton County city. Determine is a tech company whose cloud-based platform provides...

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    Purdue University Fort Wayne Adds Master's Degree

    Prospective students seeking an advanced degree at Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a new option. The creation of a master’s program in Speech-Language Pathology was approved today by the Purdue University Board of Trustees. "This is huge for our program,” said Stacy Betz, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

  • The Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor runs along the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. (photo courtesy the Ports of Indiana.)

    Burns Harbor Port Extends Key Partnership

    The Port of Indiana Burns-Harbor has extended a partnership with its longtime stevedore and marine terminal operating company, Federal Marine Terminals. The Ports of Indiana says the deal will run through at least 2023. FMT is responsible for loading and unloading cargoes to and from ships that come into the port. Some of the commodities it handles at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor include steel, breakbulk cargoes, forest products, and heavy lift/project cargo such as...

  • Earlham College Receives Another Anonymous Gift

    Earlham College has once again received an anonymous gift of $1million in memory of late history and Jewish studies professor Robert Southard. It's the third such gift in as many years in memory of the professor who died in 2007. Southard taught at Earlham from 1971-2007 and was the convener of Jewish Studies and director of the Humanities Program. His wife of 38 years, Edna Southard, and the couple's sons, David and Jared, issued a statement of gratitude to the anonymous donor

  • Kenzie Academy to Grant $300K in Scholarships

    Apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy is partnering with Jobs for America's Graduates to grant $300,000 in scholarships to current high school seniors and recent alumni across the state. The scholarships will give JAG Indiana seniors and alumni the chance to study several tech fields for a reduced tuition rate. 

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    Purdue Memorial Union Club Gets Summer Start

    Purdue University says work will begin this summer to renovate the Purdue Memorial Union Club into a full-scale hotel. Construction on the more than $15 million project is set to begin in June and is expected to last approximately one year.

  • IRT opened in 1972 and has welcomed nearly five million people since then. (photo courtesy Indiana Repertory Theatre)

    Curtain Rises on IRT Campaign

    The Indiana Repertory Theatre in Indianapolis has launched the public phase of an $18.5 million capital campaign. The theater says it raised $17 million in the private phase of the effort, which focuses on keeping the venue sustainable for decades to come. The campaign, called "Front and Center," is being chaired by Founding Dean Emeritus of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Gene Tempel and Sarah and John Lechleiter. The Lechleiters, Lilly...

  • Schneck Medical Center in Seymour is included in the Top Rural & Community Hospitals list. (photo courtesy of Schneck Medical Center)

    Hoosier Hospitals Make Top 100 Lists

    Several Indiana hospitals are included in two lists from The Chartis Center for Rural Health that feature the top 100 critical access hospitals and rural and community hospitals. The healthcare advisory services and analytics company says the lists are based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics, which provides a "comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance." The Chartis Center says the hospitals that make...
  • Walter Koch (left) will be succeeded by Connie Ralph (right) after he retires in mid-March. (photo courtesy of Evansville Goodwill)

    Evansville Goodwill CEO to Retire

    The president and chief executive officer of Evansville Goodwill Industries Inc. has announced his retirement. Our partners at WEHT-TV report Walter Koch will step down March 15 and be succeeded by Connie Ralph, who currently serves as vice president of human services for the organization.

  • January Revenue Misses Estimates

    Indiana revenue for January fell short of expectations. The Indiana State Budget Agency says General Fund revenues totaled nearly $1.5 billion last month, 2.5 percent below the most recent revenue forecast and nearly 7 percent lower than January 2018.

  • The Red Line will run from a station in Broad Ripple (rendering pictured) to the University of Indianapolis.

    IndyGo Red Line Construction Accelerated

    Contractors on the IndyGo Red Line will step up construction efforts to cut off four months of the building schedule. The acceleration plan begins Monday, when 20 crews will simultaneously work the 13-mile stretch to have construction complete by summer's end. Construction includes utility, drainage, sidewalk, pavement and transit station work. 

  • The restaurant is located at the JW Marriott hotel in downtown Indy.

    Osteria Pronto Relaunching As New Concept

    Downtown Indianapolis restaurant Osteria Pronto, which is located on the ground floor of the JW Marriott,will this weekend relaunch as OP Italian. The rebrand will focus on authentic and rustic Italian dishes.

  • Russ Fellows is the project manager for Roche Academy.

    Roche Academy Aims to Fill Need For Talent

    The University of Indianapolis and Roche Diagnostics are partnering on an effort to fill a talent gap. The first cohort for Roche Academy has begun and the university says the goal is to solve the talent pipeline for biomedical equipment technicians. The academy provides a customized curriculum for the cohort of eight students, as well as a summer internship, that provides real-world training to prepare students for high-demand positions at Roche.

  • Elanco went public in September 2018.

    Lilly Reveals Plan to Offload Elanco Stock

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced plans to divest its remaining interest in Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE: ELAN). The pharmaceutical giant retained a more than 80 percent ownership interest in Elanco, following the company's Initial Public Offering in September.

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    Hoosier Company Recognized for Nanotechnology

    A Hoosier company was named ‘Best Nanotechnology-Driven Implant Company for 2018’ by Global Health and Pharma Magazine. Indianapolis-based regenerative technology platform company Nanovis was recognized for its breakthrough fixation and bactericidal technologies. Founded in 2006, the company specializes in spinal implants with a focus on fixation. Nanovis has also been fine-tuning implimenting bactericidal capability to its fixation technologies. “Nanovis is truly ...
  • Midwest Orthotics Changes Name

    South Bend-based Midwest Orthotics and Technology Center has rebranded as Transcend Orthotics & Prosthetics. The company, which has six different names and 13 locations, is making an effort to combine all their clinical offices under one brand name. Transcend provides orthotics and prosthetics services for children and adults. They sell their products to healthcare providers, therapists, school systems and hospitals to identify the patient’s specific needs.  ...
  • Purdue Alumnus Creates Business School Deanship

    Deere & Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Samuel Allen has gifted $5 million to his alma mater's business school. Allen's gift will create an endowed deanship to be known as the Samuel R. Allen Dean of the Krannert School of Management. The 1975 industrial management graduate began working with Deere while still at Purdue, and was named president and CEO in 2009, and chairman the following year. 

  • AAA 4 Diamond West Baden Springs

    National Publication Ranks Indiana Hotels

    U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top hotels in the Hoosier state. The publication ranks hotels by the aggregate opinion of published travel experts and overall customer satisfaction of online reviews to TripAdvisor. The formula assigns a point number based on the amount of awards or recognition, a hotel's star rating, and guest ratings, and the totals are combined and divided by the number of total eligible points.  

  • Photo of Greenpointe Logistics Center courtesy of the Opus Group

    Greenpointe Logistics Center Gets Fully Leased

    The Opus Group announced today speculative industrial development Greenpointe Logistics Center has been fully leased to Nebraska-based electronic commerce company VMInnovations Inc. The company will occupy all 496,416-square-feet of the development. 

  • Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett at the the official ground breaking of the Sports Legends Experience at the Children's Museum.

    Hogsett Announces '2,000 Homes' Initiative Success

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says the city surpassed its goal of renovating 2,000 abandoned homes as part of the “2,000 Homes in Two Years” initiative, which launched in 2017. The initiative aims to revamp abandoned properties to create affordable housing while simultaneously demolishing homes that are beyond repair and often facilitate crime. 

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    Greenwood Mayor Unveils Old City Park Designs

    In his State of the City address Thursday, Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers unveiled the final designs for a project to reimagine the Old City Park in the city’s downtown. The design includes a 20-foot cube play tower for children, an 18-foot promenade, a new pedestrian bridge, and urban porch swings, among other features.

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    Staffing Firm Expanding to Electric Works

    Spherion Staffing of Fort Wayne has announced plans for expansion. The locally-owned office of a national firm says it will relocate to a larger space at the Electric Works mixed-use innovation district in downtown Fort Wayne, a move which follows the office’s 10th anniversary.

  • The company is a joint venture between Ohio businessman Tom Faris and Madison-based SuperATV.

    Plastics Coating Company Coming to Madison

    A plastic coating company is investing more than $13 million to launch in southeast Indiana. Armor Plastics, which specializes in aftermarket ATV parts, plans to create up to 30 jobs over the next few years in Madison. The company will move into a former Williamson Metal Works facility, which was acquired by the Armor Group in 1999 and has been vacant since closing in 2009. It expects to have the site fully operational by 2023. The company is a joint venture between...

  • Kimball Electronics Swings to Profit

    Jasper-based Kimball Electronics Inc. (Nasdaq: KE) is reporting fiscal second quarter net income of $7.1 million, compared to a net loss of $8.3 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Donald Charron says the ramp-up of new program launches and the acquisition of California-based GES Holdings contributed to the results.

  • Business Parks Land OCRA Designations

    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has awarded special designations to two Hoosier business parks. Blackford County Industrial Park has received the Indiana Site Certified Gold classification, while the Franklin Business Park in Johnson County has been designated Indiana Site Certified Silver.

  • Gary Schools to Extend Auction of Statue

    Gary Community School Cooperation is extending an online auction for a wooden Picasso model. Our partners at the Times of Northwest Indiana report the school district has auctioned off several art works, equipment and unused supplies in recent months as part of the state-appointed emergency management team's plan to raise money, pay down debt and improve the school system's financial position.

  • IU Law School Partners with Indiana Supreme Court

    The Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the Indiana Supreme Court are joining forces to create a program in which up to five first-year students will work with judges throughout the state. The judicial clerkship program aims to educate students on different facets of rural and smaller-city practice while letting them assist trial court judges with research, drafting motions and opinions and courtroom practice and procedure. 

  • Purdue hosts the conference today and tomorrow

    Purdue OWL to Partner with Chegg

    The Purdue University Online Writing Lab and Chegg Inc. (NYSE: CHGG) today announced a partnership to merge Chegg’s Writing tools with Purdue University’s OWL content. The agreement will provide more online writing resources in a variety of styles to students around the world. 

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    Firestone to Remain Exclusive Tire of NTT IndyCar Series

    Indianapolis-based  INDYCAR and Bridgestone Americas Inc.have signed a five-year partnership extension.The deal will keep Firestone the official tire of the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 through 2025.

  • New IHA Executive Director Appointed

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed John Hall executive director of the Indianapolis Housing Agency. Hall currently serves as the director of Wichita's Housing and Community Services Department, which includes the Public Housing Authority. 

  • Lippert Launches Leadership Academy

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has launched an initiative designed to help other businesses, nonprofits, and individuals with leadership and development training. The manufacturer says the Lippert Academy for Leadership will offer a variety of programs and services, including on-site training and leadership development programs, executive coaching, and speaking engagements. The academy is being led by Dustin Kaehr, who says the goal is to share what LCI has learned through its...

  • Fort Wayne's efforts are funded through a statewide, federally-supported program.

    Ball State Study Raises Vacant Housing Concerns

    New research from Ball State University shows population loss throughout much of the state has led to an "overabundance" of empty single-family houses. The report shows, while the Indianapolis area is experiencing a "building boom," there are more than...

  • Developer Plans to Tear Down Closed Sears Location

    A plan filed recently with the Fort Wayne Plan Commission would continue the Shoppes at Glenbrook Development Plan, calling for the former Sears building and auto center to be demolished. WPTA21 reports that a new retail building would be constructed, along with a freestanding Portillo's restaurant.

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    New Bosma CEO Hopes to Set Example

    The incoming chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises hopes his appointment can serve as an example for businesses and others who are blind or visually impaired. Jeffrey Mittman, who currently serves as chief operating officer for the organization that supports the visually impaired, will become the first blind CEO for Bosma in August, succeeding the retiring Lou Moneymaker. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Mittman talked about...

  • Rehab Medical Acquires Missouri Company

    Indianapolis-based Rehab Medical Inc. has acquired a Missouri business. The company says the acquisition of OMS Rehab will allow it to expand its current product line of wheelchairs and wound care products to orthotic devices. Rehab Medical will also gain OMS Rehab’s comprehensive training, education, service, maintenance and support resources. OMS is also a supplier of advanced rehabilitation equipment to long-term care facilities.

  • The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    Sports Betting, Casino Bill Moves Forward

    A bill setting rules for legalized sports betting and paving the way for a new casino in Terre Haute has unanimously passed the Indiana Senate Public Policy Committee. SB552 is now set to go before the Senate Appropriations Committee next week. The measure would put rules in place for Indiana casinos to offer sports betting, based on additional regulations put together by the Indiana Gaming Commission. Colts and IndyCar executives appeared at the statehouse to endorse the proposal.

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    Chateau Thomas Winery Owner Dies

    The owner and president of Chateau Thomas Winery in Plainfield has died. Charles Thomas, a longtime OB-GYN who practiced for more than 30 years, founded the winery in 1984 along with his wife, Jill. He was 86.

  • (L to R) Indy Urban League CEO Tony Mason, National Urban League CEO Marc Morial, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett

    National Urban League Bringing Conference to Indy

    After 25 years, the National Urban League is bringing its summer conference back to Indianapolis. The conference will take place July 24-27 with the theme of "Getting 2 Equal: United Not Divided." Chief Executive Officer Marc Morial announced the decision this morning at the Indianapolis Urban League office and said the "one of a kind" conference will bring together people who are focused on urban American and communities of color. In an interview with...

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    Rokita Tapped by Apex Benefits

    Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits has added former Congressman Todd Rokita to its ranks. The benefits strategy and services provider says Rokia will serve as general counsel and vice president of external affairs.

  • Cook Group in Bloomington is one of the largest life sciences companies headquartered in the state.

    Georgia Woman Wins $3M Verdict Against Cook Medical

    A federal jury in Indianapolis has awarded $3 million to a Georgia woman who claimed an intravenous filter made by Bloomington-based Cook Medical was defective. Tonya Brand says she suffered medical complications after the filter deteriorated inside her body.

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    Former Starbucks CEO to Speak at Purdue

    The former chief executive officer of Starbucks Corp. (Nasdaq: SBUX) will Thursday afternoon speak to students at Purdue University. Howard Schultz, who is considering a possible run for president in 2020, will speak at Fowler Hall on the West Lafayette campus.

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    Three IU Centers to Receive Anti-Opioid Grants

    Three Indiana University centers will share $45,000 of a $200,000 federal Health Resources and Services Administration planning grant as part of the Indiana Rural Opioid Consortium.The Indiana Rural Health Association is organizing plans to address opioid abuse in rural Indiana communities.

  • JA Benefits Announces Leadership Changes

    Bedford-based insurance agency JA Benefits has announced leadership changes. Chris Johnson has been named partner, chairman and chief executive officer, and Clint Parker is the new chief operating officer.

  • Ball State Sports Link to Produce Esports Event

    Ball State Sports Link will tonight produce and broadcast the first esports tournament for broadcast in the university’s history. Sports Link and Cardinal Esports have partnered on the project, which will highlight a Rocket League Tournament featuring Ball State student-athletes and esports student organization players.

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    Hoosier Restaurants Make 'Most Romantic' Lists

    Two Indiana restaurants are included on separate lists naming the "Most Romantic Restaurants." The lists, from websites Yelp and OpenTable, each feature restaurants based on user reviews.

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    Cummins Swings to Quarterly Profit

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) is reporting fourth quarter net income of $579 million, compared to a net loss of $274 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger says 2018 was a historic year for Cummins and he expects another year of record financial results in 2019.

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    Bosma Enterprises Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises has selected Master Sgt. (Ret.) Jeffrey Mittman as its next chief executive officer. Mittman, who currently serves as chief operating officer of the organization, will begin his new role in August and become the first CEO in the organization's 100-year history who is blind.

  • Garimella is Purdue's Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

    Purdue's Garimella 'Sole Finalist' For New Job

    Purdue University Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships Suresh Garimella has been identified as the "sole finalist" for the University of Vermont's 27th president. The school's board of directors will vote on Garimella's appointment after he visits the campus next week. Garimella is also Purdue's Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Late last year, President Donald Trump appointed him to the National Science Board.

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    Two Indiana Students Honored for Volunteer Work

    The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism, has named Indiana's top two youth volunteers of 2019. The two Hoosiers representatives each will receive $1,000, an engraved silver medallion and an all-expense-paid trip in early May to Washington, D.C.

  • Lilly says quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent to $6.4 billion.

    Lilly Returns to Profit

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting fourth quarter net income of $1.1 billion, compared to a loss of $1.7 billion the previous year, when earnings were impacted by U.S. tax reform. The company is also cuttings its revenue and profit forecast for 2019, due in part to disappointing results from a Phase 3 study of cancer drug Lartruvo. Lilly says quarterly revenue increased 4.5 percent to $6.4 billion, topping estimates. The company cites higher sales of...

  • Saturn Petcare made its Vigo County plans official last month. (photo courtesy of the IEDC)

    Terre Haute Closing on Pfizer Sale, New Investment and Jobs

    As Terre Haute officials close on the sale of a portion of a once high-profile property, they are also celebrating the latest in a string of economic developments wins. Germany-based Saturn Petcare Inc. will Wednesday close on its purchase of part of the former Pfizer Inc. property as it moves forward with plans to establish its first U.S. operations in Vigo County. Last month, the pet food manufacturer made its plans official to invest more than $38 million to renovate...

  • National Urban League CEO to Make Indy Announcement

    The chief executive officer of the National Urban League will be in Indianapolis Wednesday for an announcement. Marc Morial will join Indianapolis Urban League CEO Tony Mason, Indy Mayor Joe Hogsett and representatives from Visit Indy for the event.

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    IU Med School Hits Record NIH Funding

    Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine received a record amount of funding from the National Institutes of Health in 2018. The school says nearly $150 million was awarded, marking a 10 percent increase over the previous year.

  • Strada Announces Recipients of $8M Grants

    Strada Education Network is distributing grants totaling  $8 million to organizations that are working to prepare learners of all ages to enter the workforce. Seven organizations were selected from applicants of the “innovative solutions in education-to-employment” competition Strada announced last year. 

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    La Porte Manufacturer Acquired

    La Porte-based Boss Industries LLC is under new ownership. The company, which manufactures rotary screw power take-off compressor systems for utilities and municipalities, has been acquired by Illinois-based private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital LLC.

  • Franklin College Alum Heading to Inventors Hall of Fame

    Franklin College alumnus James Sprague will be posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in May. Sprague was selected for his work with the Merck Sharp & Dohme Research Laboratories team that introduced thiazide diuretics, the first class of drugs to safely treat high blood pressure.  

  • New Purdue Polytechnic HS Targets Workforce

    The founding principal for the second Purdue Polytechnic High School location in Indianapolis says the school's mission is to make sure all students have access to a high-quality education. Plans for the new school, which will initially be located in a former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Broad Ripple, were announced Tuesday morning. Keeanna Warren says serving in her new role fulfills a goal she set when the first Purdue Polytechnic High School was unveiled.

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    mAccounting Under New Ownership

    Indianapolis-based outsourced accounting and tax firm mAccounting has been acquired. inDinero, a financial solutions firm headquartered in Oregon, says the deal will allow it to "supercharge" the mAccounting platform. Financial terms of the acquisition are not being disclosed.

  • Quaff ON! Brewing Co. Launches Redesign

    Brown County-based brewery Quaff ON! Brewing Co. is rebranding its beer labels. The company says the redesign is intended to reflect the expansion of the craft brewery and increased distribution to surrounding markets.

  • Housing to Recovery Fund Established in Indianapolis

    Indianapolis leaders and the Central Indiana Community Foundation have launched a new funding model to raise $4 million in the fight to end chronic homelessness in Indianapolis. The Housing to Recovery Fund would direct funding to support institutions to help cover outreach, assistance obtaining benefits, landlord negotiation and daily living skills. 

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    Michigan Company Acquires Gasper Engineering

    Michigan-based manufacturing company Eckhart, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Gasper Engineering. Headquartered in North Vernon, the acquisition of Gasper will give the company wider access to a key market and a focus on “growing manufacturing employment in the state of Indiana,” according to Eckhart President and Chief Executive Officer  Andy Storm. 

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    Charlotte Russe Bankruptcy Means Indiana Closure

    San Francisco-based Charlotte Russe Holdings Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The retailer says, as a result, it plans to close nearly 100 stores throughout the country, including its location at Southlake Mall in Merrillville.

  • Purdue Startup Awarded Air Force Contract

    A Purdue University-based cybersecurity software startup could soon help monitor high-value assets for the U.S. Air Force. SensorHound Inc. has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 contract sponsored by the Air Force and AFWERX, the Air Force's technology hub. The Air Force is interested in the company's environmental condition monitoring and tracking device, Beagle. 

  • IUPUI Researcher Earns Grant to Study Pancreatic Cancer

    A Purdue Associate Professor has been awarded a National Institutes of Health grant to focus on one of the deadliest forms of cancer. Chien-Chi Lin's research focuses on pancreatic cancer, which has a five-year survival rate of 8 percent, and is projected to be the second leading cause of all cancer-related deaths by 2030.

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    Techshot Tissue Printing Innovation Ready to Launch

    A device created by Greenville-based Techshot Inc. is one step closer to heading into space. The company says the Techshot BioFabrication Facility, which is designed to 3D print human tissue in space, successfully passed testing at a NASA facility in Alabama and is expected to be sent to the International Space Station this summer. Rich Bolling, vice president of corporate advancement for Techshot, says the company is currently putting the final touches on the BFF before...

  • The school opened its first Indianapolis location in 2017.

    Purdue Polytechnic Announces Second Location

    Purdue Polytechnic High School has announced the location for its second charter school, set to open this summer. The STEM-focused high school will be in the former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Indianapolis' Broad Ripple neighborhood. The school is planning for an inaugural class of up to 150 freshmen for the 2019-2020 school year.  Purdue says the building will be a temporary location owned and operated by Indianapolis-based Keystone Group.

  • The brewery will open at the former Blind Pig sports bar building in Greenwood. (photo courtesy of the Daily Journal)

    Shuttered Franklin Brewery to Reopen in Greenwood

    A brewery that had previously been located in Franklin is planning to open again in Greenwood. Our partners at the Daily Journal report Hoosier Brewing Co. owner Brian Nentrup has joined with four new partners and the brewery will move into a historic building in the city's downtown.

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    Haynes Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2019 Financial Results

    Kokomo-based Haynes International Inc. (Nasdaq: HAYN) is reporting a fiscal first quarter net loss of $1.6 million compared to net loss of $22.5 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Michael Shor says recent upgrades will allow the company to increase business. 

  • Schedules Released For Hoosier Indoor Football Teams

    The new indoor football league that will feature two Indiana teams has released the schedule for its inaugural season. The National Gridiron League says the season will kick off March 30 and the Indiana Blue Bombers in Fort Wayne and Indiana Firebirds in Evansville will square off twice.

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    Marian University President to Serve Through 2025

    The Marian University board of trustees has announced its unanimous decision to  extend the contract of President Daniel  Elsener through the 2024-25 academic year. The length of the contract coincides with the university’s Strategic Plan 2025, which was implemented in 2015. 

  • Former Director of ECHO Indicted on Three Counts of Theft

    United States Attorney Josh J. Minkler announced today former executive director at Evansville-based nonprofit Echo Housing Corporation, Stephanie TenBarge, was arrested and indicted on three counts of theft around programs receiving federal funds. TenBarge, 71, will appear before a federal magistrate judge for her initial appearance. 

  • Rehab Medical Merges With Wound Care Company

    Indianapolis-based Rehab Medical Inc. has announced a merger with medical device manufacturer Cork Medical, also based in Indy. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however Rehab Medical tells Inside INdiana Business it plans to add 50 jobs by the end of the year.

  • Town of Griffith and United Way Form Partnership

    The town of Griffith has teamed up with Lake Area United Way to help residents needing assistance getting connected to service providers. Town officials will announce specifics during the regularly scheduled town council meeting this week.

  • Wellness Council Partnership Aims to Reduce Obesity Rate

    The Wellness Council of Indiana is partnering with On Target Health for employer-sponsored weight management programs targeting obesity. WCI members will receive exclusive pricing through the Indianapolis-based organization.

  • The husband-and-wife team designed Crooked Stick in 1964.

    Services Set for Alice Dye

    The Dye family has announced a "celebration of life" service for "first lady of golf course design" Alice Dye, who passed away Friday at the age of 91. Pete and Alice Dye created more than 150 golf courses. The service is set for May in Carmel.

  • Jim Hallett is CEO of KAR Auction Services

    KAR Finalizes European Acquisition

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) has completed its acquisition of Belgium-based online auction company CarsOnTheWeb. The company says COTW will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary and retain its current operating locations, employees and key leadership.

  • Peru Factory To Cut 300 Jobs

    Peru-based switchboard components factory Schneider Electric has announced that it will close its Square D site in Peru, laying off 306 employees. The company tells our partners at WIBC it is moving operations from Peru to other states and Mexico "in response to competitive market dynamics and to meet the needs" of customers.

  • Construction on the tower began in the summer of 2018.

    $175M Community Health Project Hits Milestone

    Community Health Network says patients will today begin moving into the new patient tower at Community Hospital East in Indianapolis. The facility is part of a $175 million effort resulting in a new hospital to be completed in 2020. The tower includes a new emergency department and medical imaging, surgery, delivery and inpatient rooms. Community Health says the facility also includes enhanced privacy features and will operate under a "NIC2 model" allowing mothers to...

  • Indiana Maintains AAA Credit Rating

    Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that Indiana has maintained its AAA credit ratings from all three credit agencies: Standard and Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Ratings. "These ratings are evident of Indiana's consistent fiscal integrity, and the hallmark indicator of being good stewards of Hoosier tax dollars," Holcomb said. 

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    Holcomb Makes Board, Council Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb recently made several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. They include the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities, Native American Indian Affairs Commission and the Soil Conservation Board. The appointments include: Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities The Governor appointed the following members to the council, with terms expiring April 30, 2021

  • Lilly Acquisition Moving Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co.'s (NYSE: LLY) $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO) has cleared its first hurdle. Lilly says the deal has made it past the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act. The acquisition was first announced in early January. Lilly says the deal will add precision medicines to its oncology portfolio.

  • NE Indiana Regional Partnership Creates Mentor Program

    The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Diverse Talent Strategies have partnered to create a new Engage Mentoring program for local employers. The program seeks to connect Northeast Indiana students with professionals in the business community while helping employers attract, retain and develop talent.

  • Litten cautioned that tight inventories, which led to rising prices and bidding wars in some parts of the state in 2018, could persist this year.

    Tucker CEO Cautiously Optimistic' About 2019 Housing Market

    After a record-setting 2018, what does 2019 hold for the Indiana housing market? F.C. Tucker Co. Chief Executive Officer Jim Litten says it can be another banner year for housing as long as key indicators remain in positive territory. "Consumer confidence is at an all-time high and unemployment, certainly in Indiana, is very low," said Litten. "We are blessed to be in Indiana, we’ve got a pro-business environment and that bodes well for housing.

  • Hogsett will make the announcement Monday morning.

    Hogsett to Push 21st Century Scholarship Participation

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will today unveil a new toolkit and resources to help Marion County schools boost enrollment in Indiana's 21st Century Scholars program. Hogsett will also honor an Indianapolis middle school for being the only one in Marion County to enroll 100 percent of its eligible students in the program. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education's 21st Century Scholars Program aims to help income-eligible Indiana students with up to four years of paid tuition at...