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    MainSource Announces $1B Merger

    Greensburg-based MainSource Financial Group Inc. (Nasdaq: MSFG) is merging with Ohio-based First Financial Bancorp (Nasdaq: FFBC) in a $1 billion deal. The companies say the merger will create a $13 billion institution. The combined operation will move forward under the First Financial name and be headquartered in Cincinnati. The banks call the merger "an ideal strategic, financial and operational fit" that will create a...

  • Brian Tabor succeeded Doug Leonard at president of the IHA in June of 2017.

    Debate Swirls on Potential Obamacare Repeal

    The Senate has approved a procedural measure to move forward with an attempted pull back the Affordable Care Act and the president of the Indiana Hospital Association Inc. says "it's still anyone's guess" as to how potential changes will pan out. Brian Tabor, who took the helm at the IHA last month, believes the debate on the best setup for our country's health care system will continue, regardless of the regulatory outcome.

  • Hogsett formed the Carrier Task Force in 2016.

    Hogsett to Announce Plan to Support Carrier Workers

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Wednesday join city and community leaders for an announcement related to the recent layoffs by Carrier Corp. Hogsett's office says the announcement will center on the "implementation of programming designed to support workers and spur economic growth."

  • Ground Breaking Set For New YMCA

    The YMCA of Greater Indianapolis will Wednesday break ground on the $10 million OrthoIndy Foundation YMCA facility on the city's northwest side. The OrthoIndy Foundation landed the naming rights for the facility after making a $3 million donation toward construction in March 2016. 

  • Harris Corp. employs nearly 500 at its Fort Wayne facility.

    Expansions Planned in Fort Wayne

    Several companies in Fort Wayne are looking to the Fort Wayne City Council for approval of tax abatement requests related to proposed expansions. Among them is a $7.5 million investment by Silverado Cook Properties LLC to nearly double the size of its 240,000 square-foot facility which houses nearly 500 Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) jobs.

  • New Hotel Already Seeing Impact

    The town of Whitestown says a new hotel is already contributing to the tourism industry in central Indiana. Officials will Wednesday cut the ribbon on the nearly $7 million Holiday Inn Express & Suites, which sold out in its first weekend of operation due to the Brickyard 400 and events at Grand Park in Westfield.

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    Grace College Partners With Global Ministry on New Degree

    Grace College & Seminary in Winona Lake has launched an associate's degree in ministry leadership. The program is a collaboration with Christian University GlobalNet, an online religious education certification platform. President Bill Katip says "we know that students are looking for this - that is why we developed the program." The degree will be comprised of 14 Grace College courses totaling 60 credit hours.

  • (Image of Sue Mahony courtesy of Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly Oncology Taking 'Aggressive' Position

    The president of Lilly Oncology says the company has a "strong base" of existing and potential treatments to fuel a new strategy for its cancer-fighting pipeline. During a conference call with investors Tuesday morning, Sue Mahony said the company's oncology unit will be more aggressive in business development efforts, particularly when it comes to potential treatments in earlier stages "that clear a high bar."

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    Indy Airport to Receive Federal Improvement Funds

    The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded more than $5 million in grants to the Indianapolis Airport Authority through the Airport Improvement Program. The Indianapolis Airport Authority says the funding will support projects including taxiway and runway rehabilitation, as well as lighting technology modernization. The authority tells Inside INdiana Business the work will help "maintain and preserve the airport as part of ensuring its continued public value."

  • Frye says the kits took about 18 months to design.

    New Aero Kit Part of Bigger INDYCAR Plan

    INDYCAR's president of competition and operations says he hopes the new universal aero kit unveiled today will help attract another official engine manufacturer to the series. Jay Frye says the design is part of a five-year plan aimed at finding a third OEM to join Honda and Chevrolet. He says fan input has been positive on the new kits, which he believes combines modern technology with a "historical feel."

  • Techshot Joins Effort to Improve Plant Growth in Space

    Greenville-based Techshot Inc. has joined with NASA and Florida-based Tupperware Brands Corp. (NYSE: TUP) to develop an improved system for growing plants on the International Space Station. The group's goal is to improve upon existing technologies while reducing the amount of time required by crew members to care for the growing plants. 

  • Lakeland Financial Hits Record Profit Again

    Warsaw-based Lakeland Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: LKFN) is reporting record second quarter net income of $15.4 million, up from $12.8 million during the same period the previous year. The results mark the sixth consecutive quarter of record earnings for the parent of Lake City Bank. Chief Executive Officer David Findlay says the results are due, in part, to continued loan growth and stable asset quality. 

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    St. Vincent Names Region President

    St. Vincent Health has selected Dan Parod as president of its southwest region. The health system says Parod, who has served in the role on an interim basis since February, will be responsible for "advancing St. Vincent's mission of service in Evansville and the Warrick County Tri-State area."

  • IPFW Announces Chancellor Finalists

    IPFW has named the four finalists to succeed Vicky Carwein as chancellor of the Fort Wayne campus. The university has set up public forums for each candidate, which will take place over the next month. 

  • Old National Profit Takes a Slight Dip

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) is reporting second quarter net income of $38.9 million, down from $39.1 million during the same period the previous year. The bank says, despite the slight drop, the quarterly results are strong. 

  • Patchen's Perspective on Sports Legends Experience

    The chief executive officer of The Children's Museum of Indianapolis says the $35 million Sports Legends Experience is coming together and will "get our arms around fitness" in an unprecedented way. Jeff Patchen says partnerships with major local sports teams, which he calls "content experts," are helping shape the 7.5-acre outdoor/indoor exhibit that is expected to be complete in March.

  • Lilly Quarterly Profits Rise by 35 Percent

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) is reporting second quarter net income of more than $1 billion, compared to $748 million during the same quarter last year. Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks calls revenue growth strong and says the second quarter results build on the momentum of new products in the company's portfolio including Trulicity and Taltz.

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    DoubleTree GM Leaving Evansville

    The general manager of the recently-opened DoubleTree by Hilton convention hotel in Evansville has resigned. The Evansville Courier & Press reports Tracy Wiley, who came to Evansville in February 2016, is leaving the hotel for another position outside of the area.

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    INDYCAR Unveiling New Aero Kit

    Indianapolis-based INDYCAR is this morning debuting the new universal aero kit that will be used by all Verizon IndyCar Series teams next year. The unveiling will be followed by the inaugural test of the kit at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • Hogsett has made completion of a new justice center one of his administration's priorities.

    Council OKs $20M For Planned Justice Campus

    The City-County Council in Indianapolis has approved up to $20 million for planning and design work associated with a proposed community justice campus on the city's east side. Estimates released in March peg the total cost of the project at $565 million to $575 million. Additional, off-site projects related to a new center could tack on around $74 million. Following Monday night's vote, Mayor Joe Hogsett said...

  • Eric Holcomb is in his first year as Indiana's governor.

    Holcomb: Shift From Obamacare to More State Control

    Governor Eric Holcomb is calling on federal lawmakers to work closely with states and give Indiana greater control over its health care subsidies. In an open letter to Hoosiers, Holcomb says the requests are a response to ever-changing debates and proposals related to Republican and Trump administration efforts to repeal or replace the Affordable Care Act.

  • The university says the project will significantly improve DePauw's ability to transfer large datasets.

    Grant to Boost DePauw's Cyber Strength

    DePauw University will use a $210,000 grant to fund a project to enhance cyberinfrastructure and internet connectivity on the campus. The school says the funding from the National Science Foundation will support efforts to better connect the campus to national research networks. DePauw Vice President For Academic Affairs Anne Harris says the effort will allow the school to move large amounts of data through its campus and partner institutions more efficiently.

  • West Fork Whiskey Heading Downtown

    Indianapolis-based West Fork Whiskey Co. has announced plans to move operations from the city's northwest side to downtown. Co-owner Blake Jones says the company is expected to open a new distillery and tasting room in September. 

  • Thomas Klootwyk (left) will succeed Arthur Rettig (right) as head team physician. (photo courtesy Methodist Sports Medicine)

    Colts Team Physician to Step Down

    The longtime physician with the Indianapolis Colts has announced plans to step down. Arthur Rettig has served as the team's head team physician since 1999 and has been with the organization since its relocation to Indy in 1984. 

  • (Image of TCU Granger location courtesy of Teachers Credit Union)

    TCU Investing in Cloud-Based Tech

    South Bend-based Teachers Credit Union is backing a new digital financial services platform. TCU is investing $3 million into North Carolina-based Constellation Digital Partners LLC. Seven other credit unions are also supporting the company. TCU officials say the technology is the first of its kind designed exclusively for the credit union industry. "Constellation is a game changer," said Chief Executive Officer Paul Marsh.

  • The company has already hired about 100 workers at the location.

    Whitestown Welcomes $50M Facility

    The chief executive officer of Pennsylvania-based AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. says the company picked Whitestown for a nearly $50 million investment, in part, because it is "very proud and very pleased" about the work force it is able to attract there. The global health care company cut the ribbon this morning on the distribution facility, which Steven Collis says could ultimately employ up to 150.

  • Tina Peterson is CEO of Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc.

    ROI Kicks Off Education, Workforce Initiatives

    Bloomington-based Regional Opportunity Initiatives Inc. is moving forward with two of its education and workforce initiatives announced earlier this year. The organization has selected six school districts for its Ready School Initiative and named its first cohort of K-6 teachers to take part in the regional STEM Fellow program.

  • The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana is located in downtown Indianapolis.

    Former Bloomington CPA Convicted of Fraud Charges

    A former financial advisor and accountant in Bloomington has been sentenced to nearly three years in federal prison on mail fraud charges. The office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Michael E. Sallee's conviction stems from a decade-long embezzlement scheme involving close to $1.2 million. The fraud is reported to have taken place from 2003-2013.

  • (Image courtesy of Saint Francis University) Officials broke ground Monday on two multi-million projects on the University of Saint Francis campus.

    USF Breaks Ground on $22.7M Projects

    Construction is underway on two projects at the University of Saint Francis. The $22.7 million in work includes a new St. Francis Chapel in the center of the Fort Wayne school's Spring Street campus and an expansion and modernization of Achatz Hall of Science. The projects will be funded through the ongoing Faith & Reason Campaign.

  • Columbus Regional Health Acquires Former Hotel

    Columbus Regional Health says it plans to demolish the former Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in the Bartholomew County city and build a new facility. The health system purchased the 21-acre property from German American Capital Corp. at a foreclosure auction earlier this month. The price of the acquisition is $4.5 million. Columbus Regional Health Chief Executive Officer Jim Bickel says...

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    Lilly Buys Into Promising Autoimmune Therapy

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a co-development agreement on a potential autoimmune therapy. Lilly says it will initially pay Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ: NKTR) $150 million and the deal could be go as high as $400 million if development and regulatory milestones are reached.

  • Rea Park was established in 1925.

    Terre Haute 'Gem' Lands Historic Designation

    Indiana Landmarks is hoping a listing in the National Register of Historic Places will help an effort to restore a "temple-like landmark" in Terre Haute. The organization says the Rea Park Clubhouse, which dates back to the 1920s, is in need of "urgent repairs." Indiana Landmarks says Rea Park was established in 1925, thanks to a $100,000 bequest from Terre Haute grocery owner William S. Rea.

  • Ball State will now seek state approval to move forward with the project.

    Ball State Trustees Approve Residence Project

    Ball State University trustees have approved the first phase of a new north residential project. The school says the $90 million effort, which will include a residence hall and stand-alone dining facility, is designed to create a new campus gateway. The project is part of a master plan that includes replacing LaFollette Complex, which is being demolished in sections over the next few years.

  • The ceremony will be held at the WestGate Academy Conferencing And Training Center.

    Purdue, Westgate, Crane to Make It Official

    Officials from Purdue University, the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and the WestGate Authority will hold an event Monday to formalize a recently-announced partnership. The collaboration involves commercialization, startup development and educational considerations. During an interview earlier this month with Inside INdiana Business, Purdue Research Foundation Senior VP Greg Deason said collaboration will help move the economic development needle for the region.

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    Park to Bear Joe Kernan's Name

    A four-acre park in a prominent city location will be renamed in honor of a former South Bend mayor and Indiana governor. A ceremony Monday afternoon will change the name of Viewing Park to Governor Joe Kernan Park. The park includes a nearly-half-mile-long nature path and is located at Northside Blvd. and Notre Dame Ave. Mayor Pete Buttigieg will lead the ceremony, which will honor Kernan, a decorated U.S. Navy veteran who, among other accomplishments, served as South Bend...

  • Hiring Sign Out at Westfield's IMMI

    It all began in 1961, with four employees and two sewing machines in downtown Indianapolis. Today, Westfield-based safety products company IMMI does business around the globe and boasts a work force of more than 1,400.  And that number is about to get larger. "As we grow, we need talent, we need people to accomplish what we're trying to do," said Chief Executive Officer Larry Gray, during an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television.

  • Whitestown Facility Set For Ribbon Cutting

    Officials will Monday cut the ribbon on a $55 million distribution facility in Whitestown. Pennsylvania-based AmerisourceBergen Drug Corp. announced plans for the 320,000 square-foot facility a year ago, saying it would bring 120 full-time jobs to Boone County. 

  • Alliance Steel is currently based in Bedford Park, Illinois, which is outside of Chicago.

    Report: Steel Company Mulling $35M Gary Relocation

    A steel company based in Illinois is considering a move to Gary. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Alliance Steel Corp. is proposing a $35 million relocation, which could bring 100 jobs with it. The company is bidding $925,000 on a 25-acre property where it is proposing a new 250,000 square-foot production facility and office space. The Times reports An Illinois steel company is proposing to relocate to the city and create 100 new jobs.

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    Hacking 'Ninjas' Represent High-Tech Future

    TechPoint Foundation For Youth Executive Director Laura Dodds says Saturday's inaugural CoderDojo Hackathon at DeveloperTown in Indianapolis is one more piece included in building the state's talent pipeline. She says the event is expected to attract 100 "ninjas" from throughout the state and believes participation could eventually grow five-fold. The foundation oversees 35 "dojos" in Indiana that provide high-tech learning opportunities for young students.

  • ND Receives $2.9 Million To Lead Monsoon Study

    Researchers at the University of Notre Dame have received funding for a five-year monsoon study. The U.S. Office of Naval Research granted the university $2.9 million to measure oceanic and atmospheric conditions and flow patterns of monsoons across the Indian Ocean to help improve predictive models.

  • First Internet Bancorp was established in 1999 as the first state-chartered, FDIC-insured institution in the U.S. to operate exclusively online.

    First Internet Bank Hits Record Profit

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) is reporting record second quarter net income of $4 million, up from $2.8 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer David Becker says the record numbers are largely due to growth in total loans. 

  • Christel House Expanding to Jamaica

    Indianapolis-based Christel House International has entered into an agreement with the government of Jamaica to develop a new learning center on the Caribbean island. The organization says it will build the facility on 10 acres of land near Kingston and will serve about 840 students. 

  • Steven Braun is commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

    Unemployment Holds at Lowest Level Since Mid-'90s

    The state's unemployment rate remains at its lowest point in some 20 years. The state added more than 10,000 private sector jobs in June, compared to May, maintaining the unemployment level at 3.0 percent. During the same month a year ago, the rate stood at 4.5 percent. Indiana is 15,700 jobs above November 2016's peak employment level and now stands at nearly 2.7 million.

  • (Image of Dave Roberts courtesy of LinkedIn)

    Roberts to Lead Innovation Efforts at IEDC

    The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has a new chief innovation officer. Dave Roberts, who previously served as president of the Battery Innovation Center at the WestGate @ Crane Technology Park, will oversee innovation and entrepreneurship efforts at the IEDC. He succeeds Ian Steff, who was appointed deputy assistant secretary of commerce for manufacturing by the Trump Administration in March. Roberts will be the second person to serve in the position.

  • IDOE Awards Dual Language Grants

    The Indiana Department of Education has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to 10 school districts throughout the state as part of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion Pilot Program. The grants will allow districts to establish or expand dual language immersion programs in Mandarin, Spanish and French, among others.

  • The Bristol facility manufactures the company's Utilimaster brand vans.

    Spartan Looking to Fill Jobs in Bristol

    A subsidiary of Michigan-based Spartan Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: SPAR) will Saturday host a job fair at its facility in Bristol. Spartan Fleet Vehicles & Services is looking to fill nearly 150 entry-level and supervisory jobs as part of a previously-announced $11 million expansion. The event will also include a cookout, raffle and plant tours. Spartan is hiring for first, second and third shift positions, including...

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    South Bend Researcher Secures Grants Totaling $1.9M

    An Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend researcher has been awarded nearly $1.9 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Defense. The funds will support Molly Duman Scheel's work focusing on safeguarding field troops from mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika and dengue fever.

  • Building Permits Rise Again

    The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says single-family building permits in central Indiana rose 9 percent in June. BAGI President Craig Jensen says there is "unrealized opportunity" for the new home construction market.

  • Layoffs Announced For Highland Ultra Foods

    Illinois-based Central Grocers Inc. is detailing the closure of the last remaining Ultra Foods store in Indiana that was not acquired at auction. In a notice to the state, the company says 139 employees at the Highland location will be out of work by September 15.

  • Another Record Quarter For 1st Source

    South Bend-based 1st Source Corp. is reporting record second quarter net income of $16.7 million, up from $14.5 million during the same period a year ago. The parent of 1st Source Bank says healthy growth in deposits, loans and leases contributed to the record numbers.

  • Doug Boles is president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

    Boles Talks Tackling Lagging Brickyard Attendance

    It's Brickyard 400 weekend in Indianapolis, and the president of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway says attendance remains the top issue for race-related officials. Doug Boles says changes designed to address lagging tickets sales are afoot, including the series' announcement that next year's race will move to September. Other potential attendance-boosting moves include...

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    The Iron Yard Folding

    Two years after expanding its footprint to Indianapolis, a Raleigh-based coding school has announced it is closing. In a message on its website, The Iron Yard says "while our journey is coming to an end, we will always take pride in the thousands of people our staff helped to launch new careers." The company launched four years ago and since spread to markets including...

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    Gift to Endow Trine Biomedical Engineering Department

    Trine University has received an endowment benefiting the school’s biomedical engineering department. The amount of the gift from Jim Bock, a 1954 alumnus, and his wife Joan was not disclosed, however the university says the department will be renamed in their honor. The university says the endowment will provide equipment and other needs for the Jim and Joan Bock Biomedical Engineering Department. Jim Bock graduated from the school, then known as Tri-State College, and would g...
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    Bank of America Selects Market President in Indy

    Charlotte-based Bank of America Corp. (NYSE: BAC) has named Andy Crask Indianapolis market president. In April, Bank of America announced an expanded central Indiana presence, which includes its first financial center in the state at the new Cummins Office Tower in downtown Indianapolis. Crask will also serve as business banking for Indiana market executive for the company. He has held multiple relationship management positions with Bank of America, most recently as...

  • In 2016, then-Governor Mike Pence (left) and Governor Matt Bevin (right) signed a memorandum of understanding on behalf of their respective states to develop the project.

    Short List Released For I-69 Ohio River Crossing

    The project team behind the I-69 Ohio River Crossing has unveiled a short list of potential locations for the new I-69 bridge connecting Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. The three corridors are now being recommended for further evaluation in a Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

  • (Image of 3D printed metal component courtesy of ITAMCO.)

    Software Aims to Simplify 'Black Arts' of 3D Printing

    The chief executive officer of a Plymouth-based 3D printing software company believes traditional manufacturers in the state could "miss the boat" if they are not paying attention to the emerging process. "There is definitely a groundswell happening, where more and more parts are being moved to additive manufacturing," says Chad Barden of Atlas 3D. "Components that used to have 150 parts sometimes are being reduced to 14 because of the flexibility."

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    Consolidation to Affect Norfolk Southern Fort Wayne Facility

    A Fort Wayne rail operations facility will be handling additional dispatching responsibility following a consolidation decision by Virginia-based Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE: NSC). The company says it will close its Central Division headquarters in Knoxville and divide the work between facilities in Allen County, Alabama and Illinois. Norfolk Southern says 50 workers in Tennessee will be affected by the move. It says the number of operating divisions is now nine.

  • IND offers more than 40 nonstop destinations.

    New Nonstop Service Coming to Indy Airport

    New nonstop service to Tampa is coming to Indianapolis International Airport. Frontier Airlines says it will begin nonstop service to Tampa International Airport in November. The new service is set to begin November 12. Frontier's current nonstop destinations from Indianapolis include Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando and Fort Meyers.

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    Chamber Broadens INTERNnet Focus

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to expand its Indiana INTERNnet initiative with a pilot program aimed at high school students. Executive Director Janet Boston says the goal is to bring employers and school corporations together to "foster an even earlier pipeline of talent into the state's workforce."

  • Holcomb Makes Commission Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Indiana War Memorials Commission, the Indiana Arts Commission and the newly-created Bicycle Trails Task Force.

  • Steel Dynamics Profit Grows

    Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is reporting second quarter net income of $154 million, up from $142 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Mark Millett says the company is optimistic that market conditions will benefit domestic steel consumption in a variety of sectors.

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    Beech Grove Marsh Set to Reopen Under New Banner

    The former Marsh store in Beech Grove will soon have new life. Officials from California-based Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) Monday announced plans to reopen the store the first week of August. Our partners at WTHR report Safeway plans to rehire 98 percent of the former Marsh employees.

  • McKinney became ISDA director in 2014 under Governor Mike Pence.

    Trump Taps McKinney For Federal Ag Post

    President Donald Trump says he will nominate Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to be Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says McKinney's background will make him an "unapologetic advocate for U.S. products in the world marketplace."

  • The job fair will be held at the Whitestown Municipal Complex.

    Boone County Hosting Job Fair

    The Boone County Economic Development Corp. is Thursday hosting a job fair in Whitestown. More than 30 employers will be on hand for the free event, which will include resume and interview workshops.

  • Songbook Foundation Named GRAMMY Affiliate

    The Carmel-based Great American Songbook Foundation at the Center for the Performing Arts has joined locations throughout the world as a cultural affiliate of the GRAMMY Museum, based in Los Angeles. The affiliation will give the nonprofit access to GRAMMY Museum exhibitions, technical support and research programs.

  • Fiber Project Underway in Elkhart

    Officials in Elkhart have broken ground on a project aimed at boosting Internet speeds throughout Elkhart County. MapleNet Wireless Inc., the Elkhart-based company serving as project manager, says the fiber optic cable service could help the region's economic development efforts.

  • Jasper Mayor Terry Seitz

    Jasper Touts String of Recent Growth

    The mayor of Jasper says the last month has been a prosperous one for his city. Terry Seitz says more than $34 million in investment has been announced for the Dubois County city recently. Projects include expansions by Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBAL) subsidiary Kimball Hospitality and German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC).The largest investment total, up to $18 million, is for a new senior living community and memory care center from Legacy Living of Indianapolis.

  • Mohan Tatikonda is a professor of operations management at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis.

    Prof: Innovation Can Prevent Carrier-Like Cuts

    As Carrier Corp. begins the first round of previously-announced layoffs at its Indianapolis manufacturing facility, one expert says Hoosier companies must reinvest in themselves to prevent similar moves in the future. Mohan Tatikonda, professor of operations management at the IU Kelley School of Business in Indianapolis, says he would like to see companies invest in R&D to make innovative, customizable products best produced in the U.S.

  • (Image of co-founders Colton Voege, Jacobi Petrucciani and Prahasith Veluvolu provided by Mimir.)

    Mimir Planning More Than 100 New Jobs

    Indianapolis-based Mimir Corp. is planning to add more than 100 jobs by 2021. The computer science classroom technology developer says it will expand its new downtown office in the coming weeks and begin adding sales and engineering positions by the end of the summer. The company currently employs 14 and says the growth will help meet demand for its software, which is used by more than 80 universities.

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    Kroger Details Future of Former Marsh Stores

    A subsidiary of the Cincinnati-based Kroger Co. (NYSE: KRO) has closed on its deal for 11 former Marsh Supermarkets locations in Indiana. The $16 million deal by Topvalco Inc. involves stores in Indianapolis, Muncie, Bloomington, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Fishers and Greenwood. Kroger says it will initially focus on deferred maintenance issues at seven of the buildings, and will figure out the future of the remaining locations once...

  • Eskenazi Medical Group Names CEO

    Indianapolis-based Eskenazi Health has named Curtis Wright president and chief executive officer of Eskenazi Medical Group. Wright, who is also an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine, had previously served in the role on an interim basis.

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    Co-Founder: 'No Limit' to Code School's Potential Reach

    South Bend Code School continues to grow and a co-founder of the high-tech training organization says she's open to even more expansion. Alex Liggins says the new markets of Fort Wayne and Goshen share the same outlook of innovation and creativity that is the focus of South Bend Code School. The organization teaches the fundamentals of web development, design and entrepreneurship to elementary and high school students. Partnerships in the new communities include...

  • (Photo of Blair Milo by Joe Chung Photography)

    American Legion Honorees Include La Porte Mayor

    An Indiana mayor has been named 2017 Reserve Military Person of the Year by the American Legion, Department of Indiana. Blair Milo has served as mayor of La Porte and holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy Standby Reserve. Milo was commissioned into the Navy in 2004, and after two Persian Gulf Deployments, transitioned to reserve duty in 2010. She was elected mayor of her hometown in 2011 and won re-election in 2015.

  • Enwright Promoted to Vera Bradley CFO

    Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) has named John Enwright executive vice president and chief financial officer. Enwright has served as interim CFO since March, following the departure of Kevin Sierks from the position.

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    Committee Releases Nickel Plate Proposal Rankings

    Preferred options for a new operator for the Nickel Plate rail line have been tallied. Members of a Hoosier Heritage Port Authority committee ranked proposals from five different groups and the submission from Iowa Pacific Holdings LLC, the one-time operator of the Hoosier State line, came out on top. The Indiana Transportation Museum previously operated the Nickel Plate, but had its permission suspended last year by the authority due to safety concerns.

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    Indy Airport Among 'World's Best'

    Indianapolis International Airport has landed yet another accolade. The airport is ranked among the 10 best domestic airports in Travel + Leisure Magazine's "World Best Awards for 2017." 

  • Klutz says this is the eight straight year that the state has ended the fiscal year with an annual budget surplus.

    State Closes Out FY 2017

    Indiana Auditor Tera Klutz says the state has closed Fiscal Year 2017 with a budget surplus of more than $40 million and nearly $1.8 billion in reserves. Governor Eric Holcomb says, while the numbers are strong, the state "must remain vigilant to maintain our position as the fiscal envy of the nation." Klutz says this is the eight straight year that the state has ended the fiscal year with an annual budget surplus.

  • (photo courtesy Inovateus Solar)

    Notre Dame Solar Array Online

    The University of Notre Dame has unveiled a new solar array that will be used to power its Kenmore Warehouse in South Bend. The nearly 145-kilowatt array is part of the university's commitment to reduce its carbon footprint by more than half by 2030.

  • Hendrickson Leaving Indiana For D.C.

    The director of the Indiana State Personnel Department is leaving for a new position in Washington D.C. Brandye Hendrickson, the former commissioner of the Indiana Department of Transportation, has been named a deputy administrator with the Federal Highway Administration.

  • TechPoint announced Tuesday morning that McCorkle would serve as board chair.

    McCorkle: Talent is Job One

    The new board chair for Indiana’s tech sector initiative says talent will be his initial focus. Scott McCorkle says working to develop and attract top talent is a continuation of TechPoint’s efforts to grow the tech scene in the state. The former Salesforce Marketing Cloud chief executive officer says he will work to expand TechPoint’s extern program and reach out to universities throughout the country to help attract...

  • Wabash National is headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana.

    Wabash National, Indiana Tech Partner

    Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has announced a partnership with Fort Wayne-based Indiana Tech. The manufacturer says the partnership will provide financial assistance for employees seeking to continue their education at the school.

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

    Vigo County Proposing Income Tax Increase

    The Vigo County Commissioners will Wednesday propose a 1 percent increase to the county's local income tax rate. Our partners at WTHI-TV report the funds would be used to fund a new county jail and public safety efforts.

  • (Image courtesy of Strack & Van Til)

    Family Deal For Strack & Van Til OKed

    A bid by Indiana Grocery Group to acquire what's left of the Strack & Van Til supermarket chain is moving forward. The investors, made up of members of both Strack and Van Til families, have received the go-ahead to purchase 20 locations, the company's Highland headquarters and a Valparaiso University commissary, according to bankruptcy court filings. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the deal is valued at $91.3 million.

  • The Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital is expected to open in Spring of 2018.

    Deaconess Hits Milestone in Expansion

    Evansville-based Deaconess Health System will Wednesday celebrate a construction milestone at its new Orthopedic and Neuroscience Hospital in Newburgh. Officials will place final steel beam for the hospital, which is part of a $135 million expansion.

  • (Image courtesy of the Ports of Indiana)

    'Gamechanger' Comes to Life in Portage

    A facility touted as a "game-changer" is now open at the Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor. California-based Metro Ports, which has a vast network of sites throughout the U.S. port system, has opened a new bulk terminal facility in Portage. In an interview last month on Inside INdiana Business Television, Ports of Indiana Chief Executive Officer Rich Cooper said the partnership has the potential to double cargo business at the port within five years.

  • T2 Systems Adds Parking Tech Company

    Indianapolis-based T2 Systems Inc. has announced the acquisition of a cloud-based parking software company in Georgia. Atlanta-based ParkingSoft develops parking management software and has customers in sectors including airports, health care, school and transit. Officials say ParkinSoft's PARCS products will be able to integrate with T2's UNIFI platform. T2 Chief Executive Officer Adam Blake says...

  • Biofuels Producers Sentenced in Fraud Case

    The co-owners of a Waterloo-based biofuel producer have been formally sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy and fraud charges. The U.S. Department of Justice says Fred Witmer and Gary Jury will serve 57 months and 30 months in prison, respectively after generating more than $60 million in fraudulent tax credits and renewable fuels credits.

  • (Rendering provided by Team Pineapple VBC)

    Gold Medalist Planning New Volleyball Academy

    A Fort Wayne-born Olympic volleyball star has announced plans for new volleyball facility in Angola. Lloy Ball, a four-time Olympian who won a gold medal with the USA Men's National Team in 2008, says the proposed Ball Sports Academy will serve as the new home for his northeast Indiana organization, Team Pineapple Volleyball Club. Ball tells The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne the Steuben County facility will be 25,000 square-feet and be complete sometime next year.

  • (Aerial rendering provided by Kitselman Pure Energy Park)

    $60M Project to Transform Development 'Restrictor'

    After four years of preparation, demolition and remediation, the owner of Kitselman Pure Energy Park in Muncie says construction is underway. Plans for the $60 million project at the old Indiana Steel & Wire Co. property include a new headquarters for DD Dannar LLC, a South Carolina mobile power station company relocating to the property, as well as a five megawatt solar power plant, community center, hotel, retail and green space.

  • ONI Risk Partners Acquires Franklin Firm

    Indianapolis-based insurance broker ONI Risk Partners had acquired Green Owens Insurance in Franklin. Financial terms of the acquisition, the company's first since rebranding under the ONI name more than a year ago, were not disclosed. 

  • TechPoint honored McCorkle in 2016 with the Trailblazer Award.

    McCorkle to Lead TechPoint Board

    Indiana's tech sector initiative has announced a top name in the industry will lead its board. Former Salesforce Marketing Cloud CEO Scott McCorkle will become TechPoint's board chair, succeeding Apparatus CEO Kelly Pfledderer. TechPoint has also announced Salesforce Marking Cloud Chief Operating Officer Glenda Akers and Kronos Inc. Vice President Kristina Lengyel are joining the board.

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Ultra Foods Stores Fail to Find Buyer

    After attempts to secure a buyer at auction failed, Illinois-based Central Grocers will close its Ultra Foods locations in Highland and Kankakee, Illinois. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the closings will leave the brand with one remaining open store. 

  • The application period for fall 2018 begins August 1.

    UE Announces 'Test Optional' Admissions

    The University of Evansville will give prospective students the option to apply without submitting standardized test scores beginning with the fall 2018 semester. President Tom Kazee says the move will put less emphasis on what he calls "at best, a weak indicator of potential success at the college level." The school says students will have the choice to opt out of sharing SAT and ACT scores for admission consideration for the application period beginning August 1.

  • VeriCite Selects Tech Vet as CEO

    An Indianapolis-based tech company has a new leader. VeriCite, a cloud-based plagiarism detection service, has selected Valerie Schreiner as chief executive officer.  Schreiner previously served as chief product officer of California-based data analytics company Schoolzilla.

  • Trine Reviving Men's Volleyball Program

    As Trine University gears up for the launch of several new sports this fall, plans are now in place for another sport to return to the Angola campus. Trine says it will bring back men's volleyball as a varsity sport in 2018, after being gone from the university since 2002. 

  • (Image courtesy of the IEDC and Site Selector)

    Daviess County Pitching to The Nation

    The Daviess County Economic Development Corp. is looking far and wide for business prospects and has launched a national and statewide marketing campaign to bolster its efforts. Advertisements touting key Daviess County assets, including I-69, work force, income and population growth will be included in a special, Indiana-focused section of the July 2017 edition of Site Selection magazine.

  • Mishler Tapped to Chair Appropriations Committee

    Indiana Senate President Pro Tempore David Long (R-16) has selected Sen. Ryan Mishler (R-9) as the next chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriations. The Bremen Republican will succeed Sen. Luke Kenley (R-20), who is retiring in September.

  • Court Approves hhgregg Incentive Program

    The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana has approved a key employee incentive program for the remaining hhgregg Inc. executive team. If the employees, including Chief Executive Officer Kevin Kovacs, hit specific targets as the company winds down operations, they could receive a total of $675,000 in bonuses.

  • Thor relocated its headquarters to Elkhart County in 2013.

    Thor Motor Coach Expanding Again

    A subsidiary of Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is expanding in Elkhart County. Financial details were not immediately released, however Thor Motor Coach says the expansions in Elkhart, Wakarusa and Bristol will result in 400 new jobs.

  • (Rendering of the River Gate South project in Plymouth provided by the Marshall County Economic Development Corp.)

    Mayor: Project Will Kick Off 'Downtown Renaissance'

    Construction will begin today on the first development in Marshall County associated with the Regional Cities Initiative. The $10 million River Gate South apartment complex is designed to help attract young professionals and provide a boost to downtown Plymouth. The project will receive around $1.5 million through the state-supported, quality-of-life-focused program.

  • Tim Hassinger has served as president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences since 2014.

    Dow Agro CEO to Take New Gig in Omaha

    Nebraska-based Lindsay Corp. (NYSE: LNN) has named Tim Hassinger, president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences LLC, its next president and CEO. Hassinger will succeed Rick Parod, who is retiring after 17 years with the irrigation, infrastructure and road safety equipment manufacturer. Hassinger took the lead role at Dow AgroSciences in 2014 and has been with the company for more than 30 years.

  • Anne Bono (pictured right) will succeed Jeb Conrad (pictured left) on an interim basis as head of the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce.

    Conrad Leaves Greater Bloomington Chamber

    After four years on the job, Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce Chief Executive Officer and President Jeb Conrad has resigned. Director of Advocacy and Public Policy Anne Bono has taken over on an interim basis. A search committee has been launched and it will be co-chaired by Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington campus Chancellor Jennie Vaughan and First Financial Bank Market President Cindy Kinnarney.

  • The Methodist Hospital's Northlake Campus is located in Gary. (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Methodist Completes $12M Gary Renovations

    Methodist Hospitals has completed more than $12 million in renovations at its Northlake campus in Gary. The project, which took 14 months to complete, included improvements to its emergency room and existing intensive care unit, along with the construction of a new ICU. 

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

    Notre Dame Continues 'Good Story' of Research Funding

    The University of Notre Dame is the most recent college in the state to report an annual record in research funding. The university says it received $138.1 million in fiscal 2017, which was capped off by June's all-time monthly high water mark of $27.6 million. Both Indiana University and Purdue University announced research funding records last year.

  • First Merchants Completes iAB Merger

    Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) has completed its merger with Fort Wayne-based Independent Alliance Banks Inc. As a result of the deal, the integration of iAB Financial Bank into the First Merchants Brand is expected to be complete during the fourth quarter. 

  • Patrick Industries Acquires Wire Design

    Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK) has completed its acquisition of another Elkhart company. The deal to purchase Wire Design, a wire harnesses manufacturer, totals nearly $11 million. Wire Design has customers in the recreational vehicle, marine and industrial markets.

  • (Image of the Scottsburg facility courtesy of Tokusen U.S.A. Inc.)

    Wire-Maker Says it Will Idle Clark County Operation

    A Japanese-owned manufacturing supplier says it will idle its plant in Scottsburg. In a notice to the state, TOKUSEN U.S.A. Inc. says the 62 layoffs associated with the decision are expected to be permanent. The company anticipates layoffs will start in September, but they could be delayed until December. TUI says severance packages for displaced workers are possible.

  • Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Online Colleges'

    Online College Plan has unveiled its ranking of the Top 100 Best Online College, which includes three schools representing Indiana. The list was determined by a number of criteria, including average cost of attendance and academic offerings.

  • (photo courtesy IMMI)

    IMMI Looking to Hire Dozens

    Westfield-based IMMI is looking to grow its manufacturing work force. The company has announced plans to hire 55 full-time employees in order to meet demand for its lap-shoulder seat belts used in school buses. 

  • Participating campuses include Wabash College.

    Students, Campuses Set For Private College Week

    Indiana's nonprofit, independent colleges and universities will host on-campus tours and informational sessions next week. Private College Week 2017 runs Monday through Friday at all 31 campuses throughout the state. A new feature of this year's event is 21st Century Scholars Day, which will take place Wednesday and focus on helping participants complete their Scholar Success Program activities.

  • Ted McKinney is the director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.

    McKinney: Innovation Key to Hoosier Ag Future

    Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney says if Indiana is going to be successful in growing its $31 billion ag sector, it must embrace innovation, "from before the farm gate to the consumer plate." Food and ag innovation is one of seven strategic priorities included in a recently-released, ten year strategic plan that McKinney says provides a comprehensive roadmap for the future, including job creation.

  • (Image courtesy of German American Bancorp)

    German American Bank Planning Operations Center

    Jasper-based German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) has unveiled plans for a $6 million operations center on the south side of the Dubois County city. The Dubois County Free Press reports the 40,000 square-foot facility would initially create a small number of jobs.

  • (Rendering courtesy of the city of South Bend)

    Coal Line Trail Would Create 'Purposeful' Connections

    The city of South Bend is detailing a proposed trail along a rail corridor that has gone unused for more than 20 years. Plans call for the Coal Line Trail to initially include two phases, with potential for a third section. Current construction estimates put the project at $4.5 million and it is expected to begin in 2020 and be complete around a year later.

  • Inside INdiana Business radio will air at 8:35 a.m. Monday-Friday on WFNB.

    IIB Radio Growing Again

    Inside INdiana Business is again expanding its radio network. IIB morning reports are now airing daily on 92.7 WFNB in Brazil. The Clay County station joins more than 20 others in the Inside INdiana Business Radio Network. Inside INdiana Business radio will air at 8:35 a.m. Monday-Friday on WFNB.

  • RealtyLink hopes to break ground in September, with the first phase of the project opening in 2018.

    Whitestown Approves $50M Retail Project

    The Whitestown Plan Commission has given final approval to a much-anticipated retail project. The $50 million Shoppes at Whitestown development will feature two large buildings with space for close to 20 tenants as well as additional plots for restaurants and boutique shops. The 33-acre plot of land east of I-65 has been identified for a retail complex since 2004, but several projects have fallen through at that location.

  • The company says the facility will house 750 workers.

    Lear Corp. Plans Major Hammond Investment

    Michigan-based auto systems manufacturer Lear Corp. (NYSE: LEA) has reached a development agreement with the city of Hammond to invest $30 million into a new location. The city says the proposal, which will be considered by the Hammond Redevelopment Commission Tuesday, will allow it to keep its fourth-largest employer in town. The 240,000 square-foot plant will be located on a long-vacant property.

  • IDOE Awards Math, Science Partnership Grants

    The Indiana Department of Education has awarded nearly $2.5 million in grants as part of the 2017-2018 Math and Science Partnership Program. The grants were awarded to recipients who have displayed a focus on classroom integration of math and science instruction. 

  • Image of Tom Kirsch (pictured left) courtesy of Winston & Strawn and the image of Josh Minkler (pictured right) courtesy of the U.S. Department of Justice.

    Trump's Indiana U.S. Attorney Picks Are In

    President Trump has announced his nominees for Indiana's U.S. District Attorney positions. If confirmed, Tom Kirsch would serve the Northern District of Indiana and Josh Minkler would continue serving the Southern District of Indiana. Kirsch is currently a partner with Chicago-based Winston & Strawn LLP. Minkler currently has the role on an interim basis.

  • Chuck Surack is the founder and CEO of Sweetwater Sound.

    Surack Quits Lutheran Boards

    The founder of Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound has resigned from the advisory boards of Lutheran Hospital and Lutheran Health Network. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Chuck Surack's decision came amid disappointment with Lutheran's parent, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems Inc. (NYSE: CYH). 

  • Springbuk Touts Customer Milestone

    An Indianapolis-based employer health data company says demand for its portfolio is rising and it plans to add employees to keep up. Springbuk says its services are now used by 900 employers and it is looking to hire around 10 by year's end. Springbuk currently employs 38 at its headquarters in The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. The company says it has added 300 customers in the second quarter alone.

  • The city says young entrepreneurs will be selling products including baked goods, artwork and hand-made soaps.

    'Biz Kids' to Show Off Entrepreneurial Skills

    The city of Fishers is teaming with its Parks and Recreation department to allow kids to show their entrepreneurial spirit. This weekend's Fishers Farmers' Market will include nearly 20 youth vendors as part of Biz Kids Entrepreneurial Day. Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler, who helped coach the kids, says children are "naturally resourceful, naturally creative and naturally industrious," making them ideal entrepreneurs.

  • Deedie Dowdle will begin her new role September 3.

    DePauw Makes Several Appointments

    DePauw University has made several leadership appointments. Among them, the university has selected Deedie Dowdle to serve as vice president of marketing and communications, beginning September 3. 

  • The 5K Run, Walk, Roll is set for Saturday at 8:00 a.m. at IUPUI.

    Fundraiser to Spotlight Disability Awareness

    Hundreds of participants and more than 1,000 spectators are set to take part this weekend in an event to support an organization working to raise disability awareness and programs such as inclusive athletics. The Joseph Maley Foundation says Saturday's 9th Annual 5K Run, Walk and Roll Event in downtown Indianapolis will help fuel its mission of "serving children of all abilities." The foundation is named for Joseph Maley, who...

  • Parkview Health in Fort Wayne is included in the list.

    Hoosier Hospitals Among 'Most Wired'

    Several Indiana hospitals and health systems are included in the 2017 "Health Care's Most Wired" list by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The survey, conducted in collaboration with the American Hospital Association, recognizes institutions based on their use of information technology.

  • (Image courtesy of SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse)

    Expansion Complete at SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse

    A multi-purpose athletics expansion is now complete at the SportONE / Parkview Fieldhouse. Officials say the 35,000 square-foot addition includes more basketball, volleyball and pickleball court space, as well as an adult sports performance training facility. Facility General Manager Todd Ramsey says the expansion has been focused on kids, families and the community.

  • The Brookville Healthcare Center in Franklin County is one of the facilities included in the deal.

    Indiana Nursing Facilities Acquired

    Tennessee-based MedEquities Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: MRT) has acquired two Indiana skilled nursing facilities. The $15 million deal, which covers the facilities in Franklin and Union counties, is expected to close within 30 days. 

  • Officials broke ground on the hospital in May 2016.

    Topping Off For Michigan City Hospital

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health will Friday celebrate a key milestone in the construction of its new hospital in Michigan City. The health system will hold a topping off ceremony, placing the final steel beam on the frame of the $233 million facility.

  • Svindland Named New Celadon CEO

    The board of directors for Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. (NYSE: CGI) has unanimously approved the appointment of Paul Svindland as the company’s next chief executive officer. Svindland, who currently serves as chairman and CEO of Houston-based Farren International Holdings, will succeed Paul Will.

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Mount Baldy to Reopen

    For the first time in four years, the beach at Mount Baldy in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will be open to the public. The beach, which was closed in 2013, is scheduled to open Friday at noon and the National Park Service says it expects big crowds.

  • Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick took the job at the start of 2017.

    State Accepting ISTEP Replacement Proposals

    The Indiana Department of Education has launched the request for proposal process for the exam to replace ISTEP. ILEARN is set to take over as the statewide standardized test in the 2018-2019 school year. Applications are due August 24. During an interview in February, Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick said a key to ILEARN will be creating "something that looks different than what we are administering now."

  • (Image of Campus Crossroads construction courtesy of the University of Notre Dame.)

    Notre Dame to Showcase $400M Project

    The largest construction project in the University of Notre Dame's 175-year history will soon make its public debut. The $400 million Campus Crossroads project involves major renovations to Notre Dame Stadium and three new facilities built onto the historic venue. The new facilities include Duncan Student Center on the stadium's west side, Corbett Family Hall on the east side and O'Neill Hall on the south side.

  • (Image during the construction process courtesy of Wabash Woollen Works)

    Wabash Entrepreneur Investing in Downtown Artistry

    The city of Wabash is partnering with a local entrepreneur to open a new textile arts project in an 1850s-era building downtown. Wabash Woollen Works LLC founder Lisa Gilman says the facility will serve as a space for textile education, community outreach and will include a focus on the cultural side of textile arts. Nearly $1 million is slated to be invested to renovate the former Brown Trucking site and purchase equipment.

  • State to Dedicate Red Skelton Historical Marker

    A public dedication ceremony for an Indiana state historical marker commemorating comedian, actor, and humanitarian Red Skelton, is scheduled for Friday, July 14, 2017. The marker dedication will begin at 5:30 pm at 111 West Lyndale Ave., Vincennes. 

  • Books for Kids is in its 11th year.

    Education Program Broadens Foster Kid Focus

    A more than 10-year-old program supporting children in foster care has branched out to boost those who have aged-out of the system. Books For Youth is a statewide collaboration with partners including Indianapolis-based Cargo Services Inc., the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Department of Child Services. It involves donating thousands of age-appropriate books and backpacks to foster kids.

  • Holcomb said the plan will help Hoosiers get from place to place quicker.

    Holcomb Unveils 'Next Level Roads' Plan

    Governor Eric Holcomb has detailed plans for the first five years of a 20-year program to improve Indiana's roads and bridges. They include investing about $4.7 billion to resurface nearly 10,000 miles and repair or replace approximately 1,300 bridges. He says the Next Level Roads initiative also includes $342 million per year to help cities, towns and counties pay for local road projects.

  • Mt. Vernon to Offer Downtown Facade Grants

    The Mt. Vernon Redevelopment Commission has launched an initiative aimed at revitalizing local businesses and buildings in the city's downtown business district. The Mt. Vernon Downtown Facade Grant Program will provide matching funds for facade improvement projects.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill.

    State Plays Role in Big Medical Fraud 'Takedown'

    The Office of the Indiana Attorney is detailing results of a major effort to uncover health care fraud. In all, the office's Medicaid Fraud Control Unity was involved with seven investigations that have led to the indictments of two companies and 15 individuals. The announcement of the crackdown is connected to a U.S. Office of Inspector General-led initiative called Fraud Takedown Week, which is billed as the largest effort of its kind in U.S. history.

  • Pictured: Signature School in downtown Evansville.

    Indiana High Schools Among 'Most Challenging'

    Two Indiana schools have made a national list of the top 100 most challenging high schools. Signature School, a public charter school in downtown Evansville, came in at number three and the International School of Indiana, a private school located in Indianapolis, ranked 72nd in the Washington Post’s annual list. Including the aforementioned institutions in the top 100, Indiana has a total of 15 high schools listed in the top 1,000.

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Kroger Names Ruler Foods President

    A division of Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) has a new president. The company has appointed Liz Ferneding to lead Ruler Foods, based in Seymour, following the May retirement of former president Paul Bowen. 

  • (Image courtesy of the city of Greenwood.)

    Greenwood 'Eyesore' Could Have New Future

    The city of Greenwood is looking to buy an abandoned strip mall near the Greenwood Park Mall. Plans call for the city's redevelopment commission to offer approximately $1 million to acquire the nearly 9-acre property that once housed the former Patriot's Grill restaurant. Officials call the land a "local eyesore" and say it could be turned into a park or gateway to the city. The city says the majority of the property has been federally designated as a flood plain.

  • Jeff Smulyan is CEO of Emmis Communications.

    Emmis Swings to Loss

    Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS) is reporting a fiscal first quarter net loss of $267,000, compared to net income of $2.7 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smulyan says, despite the drop, the company's outlook for the next quarter is good.

  • Captain Mark Oesterreich (left) will succeed Captain Jeffrey Elder (right) in command of Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane.

    Ceremony to Mark Change in Command at Crane

    A new leader will officially take command Thursday at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. Captain Mark Oesterreich will accept leadership from the retiring Captain Jeffrey Elder during a Change of Command ceremony. Elder is retiring after 28 years in the U.S. Navy, the last three as Crane commander. Oesterreich has most recently been serving as assistant chief of staff for ship maintenance and material of Commander Naval Air Forces Pacific Fleet.

  • Jeff Strack in 2016. (photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Strack: Grocery Acquisition 'Incredible Feeling'

    More details are emerging about the successful bid for the remaining Strack & Van Til grocery stores in northwest Indiana. Indiana Grocery Group, which consists of members of the Strack and Van Til families, will not only acquire 20 stores, but also the grocery chain's Highland headquarters.

  • Could Health Tech Become Indiana Calling Card?

    A panel of some of the state's top health care technology executives agrees that Indiana is poised to take a lead role in the emerging industry. During a recent event at The Speakeasy in downtown Indianapolis, Formstack Chief Executive Officer Chris Byers, Healthx Inc. Chief Operating Officer Tom Millay and Springbuk CEO Rod Reasen discussed the components that make the city and the state stand out in health tech, including strengths in life sciences, data analytics and insurance.

  • Gard spent 24 years in the Indiana Senate before retiring in 2012.

    Gard to Chair Alcohol Commission

    The newly-formed Alcohol Code Revision Commission has its chair. Former State Senator Beverly Gard will lead the commission, which is tasked with reviewing Indiana's alcohol laws and identifying potential changes. Gard spent 24 years in the Indiana Senate before retiring in 2012. The commission is charged with performing a comprehensive review of Indiana's alcohol laws over two years and submitting recommendations to the General Assembly.

  • Manufacturer Relocating Within Franklin

    Franklin-based Direct Conveyers LLC has announced plans to relocate to a new facility in the Johnson County city. The company says it will invest $1.8 million into the move and add a small number of employees. The manufacturer is also looking to pump $300,000 into new equipment at its next 30,000 square-foot facility. Owner John Van Kooten says "we have been very successful in Franklin and are pleased to continue to grow in this community."

  • Holcomb to Unveil Next Level Roads Plan

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Thursday kick off a trip throughout the state to unveil his Next Level Roads Plan at a series of news conferences. The events, the first which will take place in Indianapolis, will detail the Indiana Department of Transportation's road construction plan for the next five years.

  • (Image courtesy of La Porte Municipal Airport)

    Hoosier Airports Secure Federal Funding

    Several airports throughout the state will receive support through two recent rounds of funding from the Federal Aviation Administration. The Airport Improvement Program covers what Administrator Michael Huerta calls "critical airport infrastructure projects." The funds will help pay for work that involves categories including runways, taxiways, airport signage, lighting and markings. The Indiana project funding comes from pools totaling $185 million and $230 million.

  • (file photo courtesy Grand Park)

    Soccer Tourneys to Bring Large Impact

    A pair of US Club Soccer tournaments being held at Grand Park in Westfield over the next two weeks is expected to have a major benefit to the area. The events, the first of which begins Thursday, are expected to generate more than $12 million in direct economic impact.

  • AT&T is hoping to roll out a global 5G ecosystem by the end of the year.

    Indy Among First For New AT&T Tech

    AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) is today launching "5G Evolution" service in parts of Indianapolis, making it the second market for the company's newest high-speed internet service. AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards says the move is another step to creating a wider network that can accommodate autonomous vehicles, the Internet of Things and related technology.

  • (Image courtesy of Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District)

    More Funds Lined Up For South Shore Double-Tracking

    The St. Joseph County Council has unanimously approved more than $18 million in funding toward a plan that officials say would shave 50 minutes off train travel time between South Bend and Chicago. The funds would support a region-wide, $290 million project to double-track the existing South Shore line between Gary and Michigan City.

  • Shekhar heads research-related activities at the IU School of Medicine.

    $25M Partnership Looks to Leverage 'Larger Impact'

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. is continuing to invest big in the state's life sciences sector. A new $25 million grant will launch the INCITE partnership, which will bring together the top names of industry and academia in an effort to draw the best scientific minds to the state. The funding will bolster research in key areas including genomic medicine applications, as well treatment of cancer, Alzheimer's, diabetes and childhood diseases.

  • The event will take place at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Veterans Job Fair Coming to Indy

    More than 70 employers will Thursday meet with veterans about open positions at the Indianapolis Veterans Job Fair. Ohio-based RecruitMilitary LLC is hosting the free event, which will also feature representatives from educational institutions and veterans associations and service agencies.

  • Indiana Among 'Top States For Business'

    Indiana's ranking on CNBC's "America's Top States For Business 2017" list has improved over the previous year. The list ranks each state based on metrics in 10 categories, including workforce, cost of doing business and access to capital. Indiana ranks 14th on this year's list, compared to 16th last year.

  • (photo courtesy Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians)

    New Casino Hits Construction Milestone

    The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is celebrating a key point in the construction of the Four Winds Casino in South Bend. The group held a topping ceremony this week, placing the final steel beam on what will be a 175,000 square-foot venue. 

  • Florida Company Acquires Home Health Depot

    Indianapolis-based Home Health Depot Inc. has been acquired by Florida-based Lincare Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the medical equipment retailer tells Inside INdiana Business the majority of its employees were offered positions at Lincare.

  • Lilly plans to present trial results at scientific meetings and publications this year and in 2016.

    Lilly Reaches Settlement on Cialis Patent

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it has reached a settlement agreement with generic drug companies regarding the unit dose patent for Cialis. Under the terms of the agreement, Lilly's patent, which had been set to expire in April 2020, will now expire at the earliest in September 2018.

  • (Image courtesy of the city of Jeffersonville)

    Southeast Indiana RDA Gains 'Critical Mass to Move Forward'

    One Southern Indiana CEO Wendy Dant Chesser calls the approval by the Clark County Council to join a new Regional Development Authority a "huge" opportunity. Last month, Floyd County also bought into the cooperative effort. The Scott County Council favored the formation of an RDA in 2015, during the push to apply for the Regional Cities Initiative. Dant Chesser says, with the region's two largest counties on-board, the "critical mass" is in place to move forward.

  • (Image courtesy of our partners at WPTA21)

    City Council OKs Smaller Income Tax Increase

    The Fort Wayne City Council has approved a lower-than-proposed income tax increase to fund the large-scale riverfront redevelopment project. Our partners at WPTA21 report the rate increase will be .13 percent instead of the .15 percent first brought to the council last month. The funds would also go toward sidewalk and alley improvements in city neighborhoods and to shore-up river banks.

  • Roofing Company Completes Hammond Expansion

    Hammond-based Korellis Roofing Inc. has completed a $2 million expansion of its Lake County operation. The project, which includes expanded sheet metal operations and a new training center, will result in the addition of 45 full-time jobs over the next few years, according to the company. 

  • Alcoa's Warrick Operations facility covers 9,000 acres.

    Alcoa to Restart Smelting Operations in Newburgh

    Pennsylvania-based Alcoa Corp. (NYSE: AA) has announced plans to restart three idled lines at its aluminum smelting facility in Newburgh. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company will invest up to $35 million to restart the lines, which were closed last year, by the second quarter of 2018. The company plans to add 275 employees, some of whom will be recalled from layoff status.

  • (Image courtesy of Office360)

    Office360 Details Growth Plans

    Indianapolis-based Office360 is planning to add 30 jobs in the next five years as part of a $765,000 investment. The office solutions and supply company, which currently employs more than 90, says it will add sales, administrative, warehouse and delivery positions. Plans call for Office360 to add equipment to modernize its information technology infrastructure. In 2012, it exceeded the hiring targets of an expansion that called for 25 new workers.

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    Report: Grocery Chain to Return to Strack, Van Til Family Ownership

    Highland-based Strack and Van Til Super Market Inc. will reportedly be acquired by the families whose names are on the stores. In an email, Chief Executive Officer Jeff Strack told our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana a group consisting of his family, the Van Tils and other buyers have succeeded in a bid through bankruptcy court proceedings to acquire 20 stores. The grocery chain has been up for sale since May.

  • AT&T says it invested nearly $2 billion in its wired and wireless networks in Indiana between 2013 and 2015.

    AT&T Set For 'Major' Announcement in Indy

    State and local officials will Wednesday join AT&T Indiana President Bill Soards for what the company is calling a major announcement. AT&T says the announcement is related to new technology for Indianapolis, though specific details were not released.

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    'Shovel-Ready' Mixed-Use Site Set For Auction

    An auction of more than 46 acres near the Indiana Tollway is set for Wednesday in South Bend. Illinois-based Hilco Real Estate LLC and Marcus & Millichap are partnering to sell the Hutsfield Square Development Site, which is billed as ready for senior living, residential, commercial and retail development. Around one-third of the site is already zoned for a senior living development.

  • The grant will also support the creation of a high-end biomedical research center.

    Big Grant Targets Top Scientists

    An effort to attract top scientists to Indiana has received a major boost. Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $25 million grant to fund the INCITE program, which is a collaboration among players including the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) to bring biomedical scientists to enhance research and education at the school and strengthen the state's life sciences sector.

  • Zimmer Biomet CEO Steps Down

    The president and chief executive officer of Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has stepped down. The company says David Dvorak, who also stepped down from its board of directors, will remain in an advisory capacity for an undisclosed period of time. 

  • Both expansions are set to roll out in August.

    'Why Not?' Sun King Expands Out of State

    A co-founder of Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. says the proximity and the amount of native Hoosiers living in Louisville and Chicago led the brewery to choose those markets for its first out-of-state distribution. Dave Colt also says a change in state law boosting production limits helped lead to today's announcement that the company would expand to those markets next month.

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    Auction Begins Again For Strack & Van Til

    The parent of Highland-based Strack & Van Til is once again looking for a buyer. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report an auction for the remaining 19 stores and additional facilities began Tuesday after being rescheduled following last week's auction, which yielded no successful bids.

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    IKEA Hiring For Fishers Store

    Swedish retailer IKEA has begun hiring for 250 positions at its new facility in Fishers. The company is looking to fill a number of positions at the store, slated to open this fall, including sales, customer service and facility management. 

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

    Income Tax Increase to Set For Final Vote

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is continuing his push for City Council to approve a local income tax increase to pay for development along the riverfront and infrastructure improvements. A final vote is set for Tuesday night and Henry calls it a "vital next step" in continuing "positive momentum." In a series of tweets, Henry added "a vote in favor of this plan would be a critical win for our entire community for generations to come."

  • City Approves Abatement on Mega-Distribution Center

    A $31 million investment that is expected to create up to 1,160 Boone County jobs is moving forward. The Lebanon City Council Monday night approved tax abatement for XPO Logistics Inc.'s plans to locate to and upgrade a former Pearson Education facility. The abatement could save the global company up to $1.3 million over 10 years. The Boone County EDC says the proposed distribution facility is the first project "seriously considered" for the property in nearly three years.

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    Cummins Adds COO, Dell Exec to Board

    The board of directors for Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has grown by two. The company has elected one of its own to the board, along with an executive from Texas-based Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DVMT). 

  • IU Med School Adds Residency Positions

    The Indiana Graduate Medical Education Board has approved seven new residency positions for the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. The school says the positions will help to address the state's need for more physicians. 

  • Kokomo Train Depot Adding Restaurant

    The growth of the Historic Train Depot in downtown Kokomo will continue with a new food offering. The city says Marble the Steakhouse, an upscale chophouse-style restaurant, will open later this summer. 

  • Sun King is headquartered in Indianapolis (pictured) and has a second location in Fishers.

    Sun King Expanding Outside Indiana

    The state's second-largest brewery is expanding its footprint beyond Indiana for the first time. Indianapolis-based Sun King Brewing Co. has announced distribution into Chicago and Louisville. The announcement continues a year of change for the eight-year-old brewery. In April, it announced a shift from self-distribution in its home region to partnering with Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage Co. as a means to achieve "solid, sustained and steady growth."

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    Bus Rapid Transit Progressing in Indy

    The Indianapolis public transit system is moving forward on the $135 million planned Purple Line route with public input meetings over the next two weeks. IndyGo Manager of Marketing and Communications Lauren Day says the route is part of a larger bus rapid transit plan to provide a more "comfortable, upscale, upgraded experience" that isn't available now.

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    Indiana Radio Stations, Personalities in Running For Marconis

    Some Hoosiers are in the running for top honors in the radio industry. This year's list of finalists for the National Association of Broadcasters' Marconi Radio Awards includes stations and personalities from the Indianapolis, Fort Wayne and South Bend markets. Winners will be announced September 7 at the NAB's annual awards show and dinner in Austin, Texas. The finalists from Indiana include...

  • Roundabouts, Carousel Among Proposed Carmel Projects

    The Carmel City council will consider two proposals aimed at boosting economic development in the Hamilton County city. One includes an investment of $76 million for new roundabouts, multi-use paths and an attraction featuring a more than century-old antique carousel.  

  • The first JobSpark event drew more than 7,000 to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in 2016.

    Program Works to Spark Interest in In-Demand Careers

    The chief executive officer of Junior Achievement of central Indiana says an initiative focused on awareness of in-demand careers will help "plant that seed" in the minds of Hoosier middle school students. JA JobSpark brings together education and industry partners to expose students to fields they may not otherwise know. The program centers on a two-day, hands-on event in September at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Jennifer Burk says could draw up to 10,000 eight graders.

  • Lilly Breast Cancer Treatment Moves Forward

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted the New Drug Application for a potential breast cancer treatment. The application for abemaciclib also received a Priority Review designation, which aims to expedite the approval process by regulators.

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    Ranking: Northeast Indiana City Safest in State

    A national website focusing on home security and safety advice has released its annual list of the safest cities in Indiana. The SafeWise report considered statistics from the 2015 FBI Crime Report and population data. Ligonier is number one in Indiana in this year's ranking. The Noble County city of around 4,400 also topped the list last year. SafeWise considered cities with populations of 4,000 and larger.

  • Distributor Plans Expansion in Evansville

    A subsidiary of Indianapolis-based Haggard & Stocking Co. has announced plans to expand its Evansville operations. The city says Imperial Fastener and Industrial Supply will invest $1.5 million to build a new warehouse and office facility, which will create a small number of jobs.

  • Aspire Indiana Names CEO

    The board of directors for Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana has named Barbara Scott president and chief executive officer. Scott, who has served as the organization's chief operating officer for the past 20 years, succeeds Rich DeHaven, who retired at the end of June. 

  • The Ohio River Greenway project will benefit from some of the funding. (Image courtesy of The Friends of the Ohio River Greenway)

    Clark-Floyd CVB Awards Tourism Funding

    The Clark-Floyd Counties Convention & Tourism Bureau has approved more than $1.2 million in bond funding for three community projects. The funding comes from the bureau's Capital Development Tourism Fund program, which supports new tourism experiences in the region.

  • Purdue launched the public phase of the "Ever True" campaign in 2015.

    Purdue Topples Fundraising Records

    Purdue University is touting a record year for donations. For fiscal 2016, the school says it took in nearly $352 million from 85,465 donors. The university is in the midst of its $2.019 billion "Ever True" fundraising campaign, which will wrap up on the university's 150th anniversary June 30, 2019. Donation totals increased six percent from last year and topped the previous record of $343.4 million set in 2015.

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    Bloomerang CEO Jay Love Steps Down

    The co-founder and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based tech company Bloomerang has stepped down. The company says Jay Love, who has served as CEO since the company was founded in 2012, will continue as chairman of the board and will assume the part-time role of chief relationship officer.

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    WATCH: Sports Legends Experience Begins to Take Shape

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is updating progress of the $35 million Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. The project broke ground in September and officials expect it to be complete in March. The 7.5-acre project is the largest investment at the attraction in 40 years. Major milestones to date include pouring the foundations of...

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    South Bend Launches Bikesharing

    The city of South Bend has launched a dockless bikeshare program. At a news conference Monday, Mayor Pete Buttigieg said the program, created in partnership with California-based LimeBike, brings together innovation in transportation, the city's complete streets policy and inclusion efforts for bicyclists.

  • RV Manufacturing Industry's Hot Start Continues

    The Recreational Vehicle Industry Association is reporting another jump in monthly shipments. The organization, which represents 98 percent of RV producers and suppliers in the U.S., says wholesale shipments increased more than 21 percent in May, compared to the same month last year. The monthly total of 45,853 shipments moves the year-to-date total to 209,014, which is up from more than 12 percent during the same point last year.

  • Daredevil Brewing Co., which opened its Speedway brewery in 2015, took home Indiana Brewery of the Year and Grand Champion Brewery at the 2017 competition.

    Indiana Brewers' Cup Honors Best in State, Region

    The winners of the 19th annual Indiana Brewers' Cup have been announced. Speedway-based Daredevil Brewing Co. swept the major awards in the professional division and entries from five states took home individual honors for beers in dozens of categories. The homebrew division included 770 entries from nine states.

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    Lucas Named Chancellor at IWU

    Indiana Wesleyan University has selected Matt Lucas as chancellor of its National and Global Campus. Lucas, who currently serves as provost and executive vice president of Corban University in Oregon, succeeds Audrey Hahn, who announced her retirement in March.

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

    Dow, DuPont Give Update on Merger

    The boards of directors of DuPont (NYSE: DD) and The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) say the companies have launched a comprehensive portfolio review of the combined operation to be created by a planned $130 billion merger. The boards also released a statement reaffirming their support of the merger and the expectation for the deal to close in August. The study aims to identify "value-enhancing opportunities" ahead of the intended creation of three companies.

  • Research Combo Can 'Raise Level of Tech Talent' in Indiana

    The partners in a just-announced life sciences research collaboration between Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and Purdue University say the deal could have implications that extend far beyond the two institutions. The five-year, $52 million partnership is designed to expand Lilly's efforts to get medicines to market more efficiently, says Lilly Research Labs Chief Operating Officer Andrew Dahlem, who adds talent is key to making it happen.

  • The court is expected to hand down the full judgment on Wednesday.

    UK Supreme Court Ruling Favors Lilly

    The UK Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) in a case relating to alternative salt forms of lung cancer treatment Alimta. The ruling suggests the products from generics manufacturer Actavis infringe on Lilly patents in the UK, France, Italy and Spain.

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    More Indiana Kmart, Sears Stores Closing

    Illinois-based Sears Holding Corp. has announced plans to shutter 35 Kmart stores and eight Sears stores throughout the country. The latest round of closures includes four locations in Indiana. Eddie Lampert, chief executive officer of Sears Holding Corp., says the closures are part of a strategic effort to "address losses from unprofitable stores and to reduce the square footage of other stores because many of them are simply too big for our current needs."

  • IDOE Names Presidential Award Finalists

    The Indiana Department of Education has named the 2016-2017 state finalists for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The eight finalists will move to the national level, where the winners will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

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    New Dining Concept Launches in New Albany

    An innovative culinary space has launched in Floyd County. MESA, A Collaborative Kitchen is located in New Albany and it includes space for cooking classes, demonstrations, to-go meal service and a book store. The start-up secured a $50,000 loan from the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County's Revolving Loan Fund. The fund's executive director Jerry Finn says several restaurants in the area have been supported in the same way.

  • (Image of Lawson Computer Sciences Building Courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Purdue to Launch Data Science Major

    The head of Purdue University's Department of Computer Science says a new degree offering will place students "at the forefront of an emerging field." Sunil Prabhakar says the major in data science, which will begin in the fall, is a cross between computer science and statistics. Courses will involve learning key computational methods and statistical techniques.

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    'Monumental' Celebration of Hoosier Producers

    Nearly 100 food and ag-related producers from throughout the state helped celebrate the Indiana Grown initiative's second anniversary today at the first-ever Monumental Marketplace event. Products available ranged from meat, produce and flowers to soap and sunflower oil. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch says the success stories from Indiana Grown's more than 800 members and today's strong turnout show that Hoosiers not only want to support local companies, but trust...