• Vincennes Woman Sentenced For Tax Fraud

    U.S. District Judge Richard Young has sentenced a Vincennes woman to four years in prison on tax fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler's office says Deborah Richards pleaded guilty to preparing more than 350 false tax returns between 2014 and 2017. 

  • The WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center is located in Odon.

    Purdue@WestGate 'Firestarter' Program Launches

    A program designed to support southern Indiana entrepreneurship is touting the potential of its inaugural class. The Purdue@WestGate version of Purdue University's Firestarter program includes 11 startups at the WestGate Academy. The six-week program is designed to foster commercialization by connecting entrepreneurs with resources. Purdue says its West Lafayette program churned out...

  • The new headquarters is located at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center.

    Alliance Française Moves HQ to Carmel

    The Indianapolis chapter of the Alliance Française has relocated its headquarters to Carmel. The organization says the new located, at Pedcor Square in Carmel City Center, is a strategic location due to a large number of its members residing in the Hamilton County city. 

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    Three to Return as Ball State Trustees

    Governor Eric Holcomb has reappointed three members of the Ball State University Board of Trustees for four-year terms. Board Chair Rick Hall says Renae Conley, Jean Ann Harcourt and Mike McDaniel have already made "strong contributions." He adds "we have all benefited from the counsel of Renae, Mike and Jean. Our board has the strength, dedication and expertise to help guide Ball State as it continues on an upward trajectory."

  • The program was announced Tuesday during a news conference at the Indiana Statehouse.

    Lawmakers Supporting Fostering, Adoption

    Top lawmakers on both sides of the Statehouse aisle are joining forces to boost awareness of the need for foster homes and adoptions. The Indiana House is partnering with the Indiana Association of Resources and Child Advocacy on a social media campaign, new website and donation drive during the 2018 Legislative Session. House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) says too many Hoosier children are awaiting foster care or adoption.

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    Health Clinic at Gleaners Food Bank Now Open

    A health clinic is now open at a first-of-its-kind location. The St. Vincent Medical Group Health Clinic, inside Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana Inc. in Indianapolis, offers options for care that doesn't require an emergency room visit. The health care provider says the food bank-based health clinic arrangement is the only one like it in Indiana and among the first in the country. St. Vincent Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Nalli says...

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    State OKs New Nature Preserve in Brown County

    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has announced the newest state-approved nature preserve. Lucas Hollow Nature Preserve, located in Brown County, brings the total number of sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act to 282. The site is located within the Highland Rim Natural Region in the southeast central portion of the state. The Indiana Natural Resources Commission approved the designation earlier this month. The DNR says the preserve...

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler announced the charges related to former Pharmakon executives in June. (photo courtesy WTHR)

    Federal Sentencing Awaits Former Pharmakon Exec

    The former compliance director of now-defunct Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Noblesville has pleaded guilty to multiple federal charges. The Office of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana Josh Minkler says Caprice Bearden will be sentenced at a later date for alleged crimes that include introducing adulterated drugs into interstate commerce and conspiracy to defraud the U.S. If convicted, the combined charges carry a maximum jail sentence of...

  • Disaster Assistance OKed For Michiana

    Farmers in three Indiana counties are eligible to receive natural disaster assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Elkhart, LaPorte and St. Joseph counties are included in a declaration involving 16 adjoining Michigan counties. The designation dates back to frost and freeze events that caused crop loss and damages between March 14 and May 20. Producers in the Michigan and Indiana counties can apply for Farm Service Agency emergency loans to help offset losses.

  • The home delivery service was announced in conjunction with new labels for Traders Point Creamery's products.

    Traders Point Creamery to Launch Home Delivery

    Zionsville-based Traders Point Creamery is adding a new service for customers in central Indiana. The company, which produces organic dairy products, is launching a home delivery service, which will begin on Small Business Saturday. 

  • Vincennes is Indiana's oldest university.

    Schools Recognized Among Best For Military Students

    Two Indiana schools are ranked among the best colleges for veteran, active-duty and military dependent students. The Military Times Best: Colleges 2018 rankings are determined by a survey that assesses the veteran and military student services and rates of academic achievement of more than 600 colleges throughout the country.

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    INnovators: Safety, Style Drive Fashion Tech Startup

    A Hoosier entrepreneur has launched a startup marrying peace-of-mind with fashion. Aubry Lane designs and manufactures handbags that integrate GPS tracking technology and cellular "S.O.S." devices to alert contacts during dangerous situations or when the bag is lost. During The INnovators with Dr. K, founder and Chief Executive Officer Jordan Hetland said the company is poised to grow by $30 million - $60 million within the next five or six years.

  • Newman University Church opened in 1856.

    Notre Dame President to Inaugurate Irish Center

    University of Notre Dame President John Jenkins will spend Thanksgiving in Ireland, inaugurating the Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason in Dublin. The school last year announced a partnership with the historic Newman University Church to establish a center designed for young professionals. Rev. Jenkins will join Rev. Diarmuid Martin in inaugurating the center with a Thursday mass. The center is named for the church's founder, John Henry Newman. Thursday's event will also i...
  • Jay County Hospital to Join IU Health

    Jay County Hospital and Indiana University Health have signed an agreement for the hospital to join the health system next year. The deal, which goes into effect March 1, brings IU Health's total number of Indiana hospitals to 16. The hospital, located in Portland, has been managed by IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie since 1998. IU Health says it will assume all assets and liabilities for the hospital once the agreement takes effect. 

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    Vote on North River Property Deal Delayed

    The Fort Wayne City Council has delayed a vote on whether to purchase a 29-acre property near the city's downtown. Our partners at WPTA-TV report some members of the council are concerned about the more than $4 million deal, as the city will not know the results of an environmental study until after the transaction is complete. The city has called the property, which served as the site of a former OmniSource scrap yard, as an "important gateway to downtown."

  • Grants Aim to Make 'Tangible Difference' in Allen County

    The Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation has opened the application process for funding designed to make "a tangible difference" for Allen County nonprofits. The grants, totaling up to $500,000, are for any organization providing direct charitable services and will cover replacement of current assets or the addition of new ones.The foundation says it is seeking to support "mission-driven, well-governed and results-oriented" nonprofits.

  • Indiana Design Center Deemed Fiber-Ready

    AT&T has designated the Indiana Design Center in Carmel as AT&T Fiber Ready. The company says the facility, which is dedicated to design professionals, is the first of its kind to receive the designation.

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    Fort Wayne, Lafayette Police Benefit From Grants

    Police departments in Fort Wayne and Lafayette have been awarded grants to cover the cost of hiring additional officers through the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. The Indiana communities are among 179 throughout the country to receive funding from the $98.5 million COPS Hiring Program. In all, agencies plan to fund more than 800 additional law enforcement officer jobs.

  • Anchor Drilling Fluids USA is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

    Calumet Completes Sale of Subsidiary

    Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Nasdaq: CLMT) has announced the sale of its subsidiary, Anchor Drilling Fluids USA, to Houston-based Q’Max America. Calumet will receive approximately $84 million in considerations as a result of the deal. The company says the sale's value includes $50 million in cash, $15 million to be paid over the next two years for net working capital, and 10 percent equity ownership of Q’Max’s parent, Fluid Holding Corp.

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    Venture Competition to Serve as Community, University 'Spark'

    Entrepreneurs and startups in Elkhart, St. Joseph and Marshall counties can now take part in a University of Notre Dame-run competition. The McCloskey New Venture Competition, which was previously only open to entries within the Notre Dame community, features competitors vying for more than $200,000 in winnings. Director Karen Slaggert says the competition, held at Notre Dame's IDEA Center innovation hub, helps set participants up for success.

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    Apprenticeship Collaboration 'Natural Fit' For Ivy Tech

    Ivy Tech Community College has announced it is handling a new job training resource. As a U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship sponsor, the school will register companies' apprentice programs, collect on-the-job learning hours and assist with related D.O.L. audits. The Fort Wayne campus will serve as pilot site and Ivy Tech says it will launch it on other campuses in the future. The school says program participation will lead to more apprentices enrolled at Ivy Tech.

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    Indiana Included Among 'Least Tax-Friendly States'

    A personal finance magazine has ranked Indiana among the 10 least tax-friendly states in the country for retirees. The ranking is part of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance's 2017 Retiree Tax Map, which compares all 50 states on senior tax breaks, as well as taxes on income, property, everyday purchases and estates.

  • (L to R) The Perceive staff includes Anuraag Rajasekhar, Kyle McNulty, Aaron Michaux, Odilia Lirani, Matt Woenker, and Everett Berry. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Scores Federal Funding

    The National Science Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to a Purdue University-based tech startup. The university says the funding will help Perceive Inc., which is located at the Anvil coworking space on the West Lafayette campus, further develop its automated customer service coaching software.

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    LCI Industries Adds RV Vet to Board

    A well-known figure on the northern Indiana recreational vehicle scene is joining the Elkhart-based LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) board. Grand Design Recreational Vehicle Co. co-founder Ron Fenech, who previously held executive positions with Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) and Keystone RV Co., will also serve on the LCI board's corporate governance and nominating committee.

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    Purdue Unveils Boiler Affordability Grants

    Purdue University is launching another affordability effort. The Boiler Affordability Grant is designed to cover expenses not taken care of after Indiana resident undergraduates have pursued need-based financial aid. It will fund tuition, fees and book costs using a pool of existing university resources, donations and through Purdue savings efforts. Eligible students must be newly or currently enrolled at the West Lafayette campus, be Indiana residents and be qualified for...

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    Endowment Continues Support For Young Scholars Program

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $1.15 million grant to the Center for the Study of Religion and American Culture at IUPUI. The university says the funding will provide support for the center's Young Scholars in American Religion program for the next five years.

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    South Bend VA Clinic Under New Ownership

    A Washington D.C.-based Real Estate Investment Trust has taken over ownership of another South Bend property. Easterly Government Properties Inc. (NYSE: DEA) has acquired a Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, though financial details were not disclosed.

  • The new Liberty Mutual space will be in the Parkwood Crossing complex, which is owned and operated by central Indiana-based Strategic Capital Partners in partnership with Rubenstein Partners. (Image courtesy of SCP.)

    Liberty Mutual Plans 400 New Carmel Jobs

    Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group Inc. is planning to add up to 400 Carmel jobs as part of a $14 million expansion plan. The insurance company has a global presence and currently employs 1,430 in central Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the new jobs, expected to be created by 2021, will pay more than the state and Hamilton County average wages. Plans call for Liberty Mutual to lease...

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    Indy Ranked Among Top For Shopping Local

    As Small Business Saturday draws near, Indianapolis is being recognized as a top spot for shopping local. The city is included among Yelp's ranking of the Top 20 Cities for Local Holiday Shopping in 2017. 

  • Apprenticeship Program Launching in Marion County

    EmployIndy is partnering with the Indiana Health Care Association/Indiana Center for Assisted Living to launch a registered apprenticeship program. The organizations say the program will be implemented in skilled nursing and assisted living centers throughout Marion County. 

  • Community Foundation Names CEO

    The board of directors for the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has selected Brad Little as president and chief executive officer. Little, who currently serves as CEO of the Ottumwa Regional Legacy Foundation in Iowa, will begin his new role January 8. 

  • Lawmakers to Reconvene, Battles Begin

    The 2018 General Assembly will begin today with Organization Day at the Statehouse and the workforce remains a common talking point among influential members of both parties. Aside from Governor Eric Holcomb, only Senate Democrats have formally released their legislative agenda. Republicans and Democrats have used the days leading up to the first gavel to sound off on topics like jobs, education, voting rights and health care.

  • The Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library received a $35,000 grant.

    Indianapolis Foundation Announces Grants

    The Indianapolis Foundation has awarded more than $670,000 to 16 Marion County organizations and projects. The latest round of funding will support efforts including family financial planning, an apprenticeship program and transitional living. The Indianapolis Foundation, founded in 1916, is an affiliate of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. The organization awards about $7 million per year to support current and future community needs in Marion County. The organizations an...

  • Clocktower Project Set to Begin

    An organization in Montgomery County says work on a new clocktower at the Montgomery County Courthouse will begin immediately, after more than 20 years of fundraising. The Montgomery County Clocktower Committee says the project is expected to be complete in May. 

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    Holiday World Details $3.5M Investment

    Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus says it will pump $3.5 million into new attractions and improvements. Plans include new children's water slides and wave pool facilities to be named Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides. The travel destination says the slate of additions and upgrades will be in play for the 2018 season, which opens in May. Holiday World says the investment will also cover...

  • The ISU Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice is housed on-campus at Holmstedt Hall.

    ISU Proposing Intelligence Analysis Program

    Indiana State University will launch a new major following input from employers, a former military intelligence officer and law enforcement professionals. The intelligence analysis program will be part of the department of criminology and criminal justice and draw on additional departments and colleges to teach "essential skills that can be adapted widely." ISU says the program is three years in the making and will address a growing industry need.

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    Ag Economist: Consumers to See Turkey Savings

    A Purdue Extension agricultural economist says consumers can expect to pay less for their Thanksgiving turkeys this year, compared to 2016. Chris Hurt says abundant crop harvests both this year and last have kept farm prices low, which in turn keeps grocery store prices low. An analysis by Hurt shows prices for other holiday favorites, including dressing, dinner rolls, and pumpkin pie, should remain the same or only see a slight increase. Hurt says grocery store prices are...

  • Building Permits Rise in October

    The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says single-family building permits in central Indiana rose 11 percent in October. The organization, which covers a nine-county region, says even with the increase, room remains for future growth. 

  • Dexter to Acquire Utah Manufacturer

    Elkhart-based Dexter Axle is adding to its portfolio. The company has announced plans to acquired Utah-based Henderson Wheel & Trailer Supply Inc. Financial details of the deal were not released. 

  • The company's NSS-2 BRIDGE device helps to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms. (photo courtesy Innovative Health Solutions)

    Medical Device Company Details Growth Plans

    Versailles-based Innovative Health Solutions Inc. has announced plans to expand operations. The medical device company will invest nearly $500,000 to move into a larger office in Carmel and create 30 jobs, while maintaining its headquarters Ripley County. The announcement comes less than a week after IHS received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its NSS-2 BRIDGE device, which is designed to help treat the symptoms of opioid withdrawal.

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    Pelath Stepping Down as Head of House Dems

    The outgoing Indiana House Minority Leader says the Democratic Party will seek an "energetic" successor to continue his work over the last five years. Scott Pelath (D-9) will step down Tuesday from the post and will not seek re-election for the House seat he's held since 1998. The decision, Pelath said, is in part because of his desire to spend more time with family. During an address to the media Monday following the Indiana Chamber Legislative Preview, Pelath discussed...

  • Auslander says the state's workforce plan needs to be "better aligned to high-demand, high-wage jobs."

    Chamber Agenda Sharpens Workforce Focus

    Workforce issues again are among the top issues for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce heading into the new legislative session. The chamber's priorities, announced at today's annual Legislative Preview, include requiring computer science for high school graduation and better aligning the state's education and workforce programs. Vice President for Education, Workforce Development & Federal Affairs Caryl Auslander says the business community needs to have a bigger voice in work...

  • West Lafayette Company Earns Military Contract

    PC Krause and Associates in West Lafayette has been awarded a nearly $15 million contract from the U.S. Air Force. The deal covers an aircraft power and thermal modeling and analysis program in hopes of reducing development time and cost of new technologies. Work on the project will be performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, with an expected completion date of February 22. The contract includes research and development funds of more than $820,000 being awarded right awa...

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    Blackhawks, Bruins to Play at Notre Dame Stadium

    Notre Dame Stadium will be the site of a high-profile National Hockey League game next season. The league has announced the University of Notre Dame will host the 2019 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic featuring the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins. Commissioner Gary Bettman expects the game to be the "largest live audience ever to witness a game by either of these teams." Notre Dame Stadium can hold some 80,000 fans, providing "an ideal setting..."

  • Simon was ranked tops in its category on the annual list.

    Hoosier Businesses Among 'Most Respected'

    Three Indiana companies are listed among their respective industries on an annual list for corporate reputation. The World's Most Respected Companies from FORTUNE are determined by nine factors that are voted on by executives from 680 companies in 28 countries. None of the businesses based in Indiana made FORTUNE's Top 50 "All-Star" list.

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    Merging Boys & Girls Clubs Name Leader

    The combined organization created through the merger of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana has a leader. Ryan Smiley, who currently leads the Porter County organization, will serve as president and chief executive officer of combined club.

  • Suter has held executive healthcare positions in Texas, Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky.

    Dupont Hospital Gets New CEO

    DuPont Hospital in Fort Wayne has named Lorenzo Suter chief executive officer. He most recently served as chief operating officer of the Baptist Medical Center in downtown San Antonio. He will begin in his new role in mid-December. Before working at the 623-bed hospital in downtown San Antonio, Suter held executive positions with healthcare organizations in Illinois, Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky. Lutheran Health Network Chief Executive Officer Mike Poore says Suter stood out...

  • Aspire Indiana recently opened its new location in Lebanon. (photo courtesy Aspire Indiana)

    State Grants to Fund Aspire Indiana HIV Services

    The Indiana State Department of Health has awarded more than $500,000 in grants to Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana Health. The organization says the funds will be used to expand its HIV Services program in 2018.

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    Delph Called Into Service in Puerto Rico

    A prominent state lawmaker will be taking a leave of absence during the upcoming legislative session. Senator Mike Delph (R-29), who serves as a U.S. Army Reserve major, will be deployed to Puerto Rico December 8 for at least a month. Senate Pro Tem David Long (R-16) says Delph has been ordered to help with ongoing disaster recovery efforts in the U.S. territory following Hurricane Maria more than a month ago. In a statement, Long said...

  • (Image courtesy of Hyatt.) The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

    Chamber Sets Legislative Preview Lineup

    Top leaders from both sides of the Statehouse aisle will take the stage Monday for the annual Indiana Chamber Legislative Preview. The event will include a panel featuring House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88), House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-9), Senate President Pro-Tem David Long (R-16) and Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-25). Chamber leadership will also present their priorities for the upcoming session.

  • (Image courtesy of Hyatt.) The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

    Chamber to Unveil Legislative Agenda

    The Indiana Chamber of Commerce will Monday outline its priorities for the upcoming session at its annual Indiana Chamber Legislative Preview. Senate President Pro-Tem David Long (R-16), Senate Minority Leader Tim Lanane (D-25), House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) and House Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-9) will also take part in Monday morning's event. Registration begins at 10:00 Monday morning at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Organization Day, set for Wednesday, November 22...

  • Mainstreet Reorganization Results in 12 Layoffs

    Mainstreet says it is undergoing a corporate-level reorganization that will eliminate or consolidate 12 positions. The move is a result of a new strategy and to support what the real estate development, investment and health care company says is faster growth in its operations functions, compared to real estate functions. The affected employees, which the company says will receive severance packages, represent 4 percent of Mainstreet's work force.

  • Patrick last raced in the Indy 500 in 2011. (photo courtesy INDYCAR)

    Danica Patrick to Retire After Indy 500

    The first woman to win a Verizon IndyCar Series race has announced plans to retire. Danica Patrick says she has stepped away from full-time competition after Sunday's NASCAR race in Miami and will retire after competing in next year's Daytona 500 and the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500.

  • Indiana American Water Acquires Southern Indiana Utility

    Greenwood-based Indiana American Water has acquired another water utility in southern Indiana. The utility says the deal for Georgetown Water, valued at $6.4 million, will add about 1,300 residents to its customer base and result in lower rates for Georgetown customers. The acquisition received approval last month by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission. Indiana American Water says the Georgetown system will be integrated into its southern Indiana district.

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    Tucker: Home Sales, Prices Climb in Central Indiana

    F.C. Tucker Co. Inc. in Indianapolis says central Indiana home sales jumped nearly 15 percent last month, compared to October of last year. The average home price year-to-date also increased 6 percent in the 15-county region to $199,193. Chief Executive Officer Jim Litten says the October sales increase was the largest in any month this year. He adds "the housing market continues to offer sellers less competition and buyers a variety of price points for their new home across...

  • Monahan: Sunday Carryout Deal 'Sets New Tone'

    The president of the Indiana Retail Council believes a truce between his group and the Indiana Beverage Retailers Association on Sunday alcohol sales marks the beginning of a new era at the Indiana Statehouse. "It really sets a new tone for both of our organizations and our memberships going forward," said Grant Monahan. "I think it puts an end to the alcohol wars in the Statehouse for a long time." The two groups recently announced a deal to...

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    Mainstreet Details $425M Deal

    Mainstreet Health Investments Inc., a Toronto company founded by Carmel-based Mainstreet, has announced a $425 million acquisition and planned name change. The senior health care real estate company says the deal for New York-based Care Investment Trust LLC includes a portfolio of 42 properties throughout the United States. Mainstreet Health Investments says Invesque Inc., its proposed new name, will be unique, recognizable and "eliminate any possible confusion around...

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    Holcomb Makes Board Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments to various boards and commissions. They Include the Indiana Public Defender Commission, the Indiana Tourism Council and the Indiana State Fair Board.

  • Haynes produces high-performance alloy products.

    Haynes Reports Full-Year Loss

    Kokomo-based Haynes International Inc. (Nasdaq: HAYN) is reporting a fiscal full-year net loss of $10.2 million, compared to a net income of $5 million the previous year. The high-performance alloy manufacturer says, despite the loss, revenues in the aerospace market reached its highest level of the year during the fourth quarter.

  • Al Oak (left) with Doug McCoy, director of Center for Real Estate Studies. McCoy's position will be named after the Oaks. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Gifts to Promote Diversity in Real Estate

    Indiana University says gifts to the Kelley School of Business totaling $500,000 will help foster more diversity among real estate professionals throughout the state. The gifts from Al and Shary Oak and Lacy and Patty Johnson will support internship recipients and various real estate-related programming.

  • New Nonstop to Phoenix Takes Off

    Las Vegas-based Allegiant (Nasdaq: ALGT) has launched its inaugural seasonal nonstop flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport. The flight, plans for which were announced in June, will run weekdays through February.

  • Santa Claus Among Top Spots For Christmas Lovers

    As the holiday season draws near, the town of Santa Claus has received national recognition. The Spencer County town is included in POPSUGAR.com's list of 15 holiday travel destinations for Christmas lovers.

  • Hummels said the school began the program shortly after the death of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Krannert Diversity Program Celebrates Half-Century

    One of the first programs in the country to help recruit minority students into a business school is approaching a major milestone. Purdue University says the Krannert School of Management's Business Opportunity Program turns 50 next year, and has produced some of the school's most successful alumni. The school says, since the program launched in 1968 with 11 people, it has served more than 1,000 students who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to attend...

  • Indiana Unemployment Rate Ticks Higher Again

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state's unemployment rate has risen slightly to 3.9 percent, offset in part by a gain of 2,500 jobs in the private sector. The October report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the Indiana labor force had a net decrease of nearly 11,700, compared to September. The unemployment rate since June has increased 0.9 percent. Indiana's unemployment rate is lower than the 4.1 percent national average and...

  • New COO at Elevate Ventures

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures has named Ken Miller chief operating officer. The technology industry veteran most recently served as partner at Indianapolis-based DeveloperTown. Chief Executive Officer Chris LaMothe says "with Ken on board, our statewide team is growing exponentially in terms of experience and passion for entrepreneurship in Indiana."

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    Construction Begins on $25M Assisted Living Facility

    Officials in Noblesville have broken ground on a $25 million assisted living and memory care facility. The four-story, 105,000-square-foot Heritage Woods of Noblesville will include 124 studio and one-bedroom apartments and create nearly 80 full-time and part-time jobs.

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    Valpo Taking 'Difficult' Actions Involving Law School

    Valparaiso University says its law school is facing "severe financial challenges," deeming the 130-year-old program "financially unsustainable for the foreseeable future." The administration has decided to suspend first-year law school class admissions next fall and the university is exploring alternatives for the future, including affiliating the law school with another institution or relocating it to a market with "perceived greater demand."

  • Brinegar: Tolling 'Not a Forgone Conclusion'

    The General Assembly has opened up the possibility of additional interstate tolling, a concept Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar says, while not a done deal, is the "most realistic" method of filling potential funding gaps for road work in the future. The Indiana Department of Transportation recently released a feasibility study on tolling, which suggests revenue from collections could exceed $53 billion between 2021 and 2050.

  • Indiana Health Official Heading to South Dakota

    An Indiana health official has been tapped to serve as the next state epidemiologist in South Dakota. Joshua Clayton currently serves as deputy state epidemiologist and director of the Epidemiology Resource Center for the Indiana State Department of Health.

  • IPFW Opens Food Bank

    IPFW has cut the ribbon on a new food bank it says will serve food-insecure members of the campus community and the public. The university says the food bank has already received more than 3,000 pounds of food as well as monetary donations. 

  • Indiana Grand Casino (pictured) and Hoosier Park are owned by Centaur Gaming in Indianapolis.

    Indiana Racinos Acquired in $1.7B Deal

    Las Vegas-based Caesar's Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR) has announced it is acquiring the owner of Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and the Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville. The deal for Centaur Holdings is valued at $1.7 billion. Caesars calls Indiana "an attractive region for investment," based on what it calls under-penetration and favorable economic fundamentals. The company's network already includes Horseshoe Hammond, serving the Chicagoland...
  • The company changed its name from Berry Plastics to Berry Global Group in April 2017.

    Berry Global to Acquire Ohio Company

    Evansville-based Berry Global Group has announced plans to acquire Ohio-based Clopay Plastic Products Company. The deal, valued at $475 million, is expected to close in early 2018. Clopay produces breathable films and laminates for a variety of markets, such as hygiene, healthcare and construction. Berry Chief Executive Officer Tom Salmon says the acquisition is directly aligned with the company's fundamental strategic initiatives.

  • Outpost Medicine was launched in 2016.

    Funding Grows For Indy-Connected Biopharma Company

    A biopharmaceutical company with offices in Indianapolis and London has announced a $20 million boost to a Series A round of financing. Outpost Medicine, which focuses on treating urologic and gastrointestinal disorders, says Scott Byrd will succeed co-founder David Socks as president and chief executive officer. Socks, who also serves as a venture partner with one of Outpost's key VC providers, Frazier Healthcare Partners, will remain on the board of directors.

  • The e-retailer has already added close to 200 new workers.

    E-Retailer Celebrates Greenwood Growth

    The co-founder of a plus-size women's clothing company says work force and economic development programs led the company to choose Greenwood for a distribution center and hundreds of new jobs. Dia&Co. cut the ribbon on its $2.7 million Johnson County distribution center today, and President Lydia Gilbert says the company expects to grow in Greenwood "for many years to come." The e-retailer has already added close to 200 new workers, and Gilbert says it hopes to add...

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    Fort Wayne Tables Proposed Events Center

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says the city will "delay further action" on a previously-proposed downtown event center. In a statement this morning, he said the sports, concert and entertainment project would've required funding from the General Assembly and "I don't feel as though it would be fair to ask for their support during the 2018 legislative session when our community hasn't yet embraced the project." A $105 million vision for the venue was first...

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    Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Lands FDA Clearance

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance for a medical device developed in Indiana to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, known as the NSS-2 BRIDGE, was created by Innovative Health Solutions Inc. in Versailles.

  • Hillenbrand is headquartered in Batesville. (photo courtesy Hillenbrand)

    Hillenbrand Full-Year Profit Rises

    Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) is reporting fiscal full-year net income of $126.2 million, up from $112.8 million the previous year. The company says revenue also rose 3 percent to $1.6 billion due mainly to strong demand for plastics projects and screening and separating equipment.

  • The submission deadline is Friday, January 19.

    TechPoint Opens Mira Nominations

    Applications and nominations are open for the 19th Annual Mira Awards. The move begins a six-month process to select winners in 18 individual, product, company and "people's choice" categories celebrating the best of technology in Indiana. You can find application and nomination forms by clicking here. The submission deadline is Friday, January 19. The 19th Annual Mira Awards is set for Saturday, Fifty-two independent subject matter experts will evaluate and rank the a...
  • Indiana Grand Casino (pictured) and Hoosier Park are owned by Centaur Gaming in Indianapolis.

    Report: Caesars Looking to Buy Indiana Racinos

    Las Vegas-based Caesar's Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR) is close to a deal to acquire two Indiana casinos, according to a report from Bloomberg. The deal for Indiana Grand Racing & Casino in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park Racing & Casino in Anderson could be worth more than $1 billion.

  • The Culbertson Mansion was constructed in 1867. (photo courtesy city of New Albany)

    Council to Consider Bond For New Albany Projects

    The New Albany City Council will Thursday consider a capital development bond for the Clark/Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau. The city says the bond will be funded through an $825,000 grant awarded to the city earlier this year and will support the New Albany Visitor and Historic Generator Project.

  • Calumet has several facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, including a refinery in Shreveport, Louisiana that produces specialty lubricating oils and waxes, as well as fuel products like gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

    Calumet Specialty Products on Notice From Nasdaq

    Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Nasdaq: CLMT) says it has received a non-compliance notice from Nasdaq because it has not yet filed its most recent quarterly report. The company says it is in the later stages of implementing an enterprise resource planning system, which has delayed the filing. In the notice, Nasdaq said Calumet had 60 days to submit a plan to regain compliance. If accepted, the exchange says it could give the company up to 180 days to act on...

  • Officials broke ground on the expansion Tuesday. (photo courtesy Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke)

    Logistics Company Growing in Evansville

    Mount Vernon-based Warehouse Services Inc. has announced plans to expand its Evansville operations. The third-part logistics provider says it will invest $8 million to add a 200,000-square-foot centralized distribution center, creating more than 50 full-time jobs by 2019. The addition will be used by California-based TaylorMade Golf Co. which is looking to consolidate its North American distribution operations to a more centrally-located site.

  • Curtis earned her Ph.D. from Indiana State. (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    New Indiana State President Confirmed

    The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Deborah Curtis as the school's 12th president. Curtis, currently the provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, will begin her new role in January.

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    Greenwood to Toast Newest Major Employer

    A ribbon-cutting for a facility expected to eventually bring on more than 870 jobs is Thursday in Greenwood. Dia & Co., an e-retail business focused on plus-size women's apparel, is investing $2.76 million in its Johnson County distribution center. The company has hired 200 employees so far and plans to add the remaining hundreds of Hoosier workers over the next four years. Thursday's 9 a.m. ceremony will include...

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    'Stay-at-Home Economy' Fueling Terre Haute Startup

    The e-commerce boom and popularity of companies like Birchbox are driving growth for a Terre Haute-based manufacturer. BoxUp Chief Executive Officer Curt Stephens says the "stay-at-home economy" offers unlimited potential for the year-old business with a growing staff of nine. The Subscription Trade Association estimates the industry's current value at $5 billion. BoxUp offers custom boxes and designs in quantities from 12 to 5,000 to customers including Hoosier...

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    Kroger to Open Downtown Indy Store

    Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) will Thursday celebrate the opening of its new store in downtown Indianapolis. The company has invested nearly $2 million into the former Marsh store, which was purchased in July as part of a $16 million deal by Kroger subsidiary Topvalco Inc.

  • New Notre Dame Office to Support Veterans

    The University of Notre Dame has created an Office of Military and Veterans Affairs in what it calls a strengthened commitment to people who have served in the military. The university says the office will expand support for veterans and their families, active-duty service members and ROTC students enrolled at Notre Dame.

  • CNO Financial Group in Carmel is the highest-ranked Indiana company on the list.

    Hoosier Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces'

    Several Indiana-based companies are ranked among the "Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America." The ranking from Healthiest Employers was determined through an assessment based on a number of key categories, including culture and leadership commitment, strategic planning and programming and interventions.

  • Merritt says every Hoosier "is affected by this scourge in one way or another."

    Merritt: Companies Relaxing Rules to Deal With Opioid Issue

    An Indiana senator who has been a major voice in the battle against the opioid epidemic says addiction is causing companies to relax their drug testing rules. "People are having to not drug test when they ordinarily would to get employees," says Jim Merritt (R-31). He believes those companies are hopeful that, if an employee has addiction issues, they can resolve them in-house without termination. The recently-released Indiana University Kelley School of Business...

  • (Image of Gebisa Ejeta courtesy of Purdue University.)

    Purdue Researcher Lands $5M From Gates Foundation

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting Purdue University research to find stronger and more versatile sorghum varieties for African farmers. The $5 million grant is the second grant from the foundation secured by Purdue Center for Global Food Security Director Gebisa Ejeta. He previously led a team that identified a gene and biological processes that control resistance to a parasitic weed dangerous to sorghum and other crops.

  • Sydney Conn and Leena Vyas (front, center) took home first place. (photo courtesy Gerry Dick)

    Muncie Innovators Cash in at BIG Idea Pitch Competition

    An invention designed to provide charging power to cell phones in underdeveloped countries and regions around the globe was the big winner in Tuesday night’s BIG Idea Pitch competition in Muncie. The Breeze Charger, designed by Sydney Conn and Leena Vyas, uses a small, fan-like device attached to slow-moving vehicles like rickshaws to generate energy. The high school juniors’ three-minute pitch landed them a cash prize along with a menu of business development services.

  • Tuesday's symposium drew more than 150 community leaders from throughout the state.

    Public Policy Institute Targets 'Growing Divide'

    The Indiana University Public Policy Institute in Indianapolis marked its 25th anniversary by trying to address one of Indiana's emerging issues. The research organization held a symposium Tuesday to discuss what Director Tom Guevara calls the "growing divide" between urban and rural communities. He says, while the institute does a good job providing analysis, research and recommendations to communities, Tuesday's event was about how to take the next step and implement those...

  • Vroom Looking to Fill Jobs in Whitestown

    New York-based Vroom plans to hire more than 75 workers at its newest facility in Whitestown. The online car retailer says it is looking to fill a variety of positions, including automotive service technicians, automotive detailers and quality control managers.

  • The TinCaps have won the Midwest League's Grounds Crew of the Year six of the last eight years.

    Parkview Field Earns Another National Honor

    The Fort Wayne TinCaps have racked up another honor. The Parkview Field grounds crew has won the Sports Turf Managers Association "Field of the Year" award, which covers all Major League, Minor League and independent league teams. A panel of 13 judges determined the award. The group scored entries based on factors including playability, the appearance of surfaces, use of innovative solutions, effective use of budget and comprehensive agronomic programs...

  • (Image courtesy of South Bend Community School Corp.) Spells became district superintendent in 2016.

    South Bend Schools Details Big Reorganization Plan

    South Bend Community School Corp. Superintendent Ken Spells has announced a major reorganization proposal designed to address lower enrollment and district finances, as well as maintain United States Justice Department compliance. "Focus 2018: Design For The Future" involves closing or repurposing multiple schools and returning middle schools to a six through eight model. The reorganization plan, the district says, will not affect the grade-level makeup of its high schools.

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    Commission Approves Sunday Carryout Sales Recommendation

    The legislative study group tasked with investigating potential changes to Indiana's alcohol laws has made its first recommendation. The Alcohol Code Revision Commission has approved a draft bill that would permit the carry-out sale of alcohol on Sundays. WIBC/Network Indiana Statehouse Bureau Chief Eric Berman tells Inside INdiana Business the commission will take up a number of other issues, including expanding cold beer sales, when it meets again in December.

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    Plymouth INDOT Operation Ready For Winter

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has cut the ribbon on its $7.6 million Plymouth Sub District facility. It will serve parts of St. Joseph, Marshall, Fulton and Starke counties as a base of operations for highway maintenance functions in the area. It replaces the nearly 40-year-old building and salt barn in Plymouth. INDOT says it used Tuesday's ribbon-cutting in Marshall County as a backdrop for the start of winter operations.

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    Dora to Lead USDA Rural Development in Indiana

    The chairman of the Ivy Tech Community College Board of Directors has been appointed state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development in Indiana. Michael Dora is retired and was the previous owner/operator of Dora Enterprises, the family's grain and swine production operation in Rush County. He was appointed to the Ivy Tech board in 2013 by then-Governor Mike Pence.

  • Floyd County Company Continues Rapid Growth

    New Albany-based SmartBox LLC is planning to add 100 jobs by 2022. The digital marketing company focused on the dental industry says it will pump $1 million into doubling the size of its headquarters. It was one of five Hoosier companies included in the most recent Inc. 5000 Best Workplaces list. Nearly 50 SmartBox employees are based in Floyd County and 30 work remotely. SmartBox says the new positions are expected to pay average wages more than 65 percent higher than the state average.

  • DWD Testing Digital Job Fairs

    The Indiana Department of Workforce Development will Wednesday kick off the first two trial digital job fairs in Jasper and Warsaw. The department says it is looking to use an online format that will lessen time, scheduling and travel conflicts for both job seekers and employers. A third digital job fair will take place Thursday in Elkhart.

  • Martin Yale manufactures, among other things, equipment for the print finishing market.

    Manufacturer Acquires Kansas Distribution Company

    Wabash-based Martin Yale Industries has announced the acquisition of Kansas-based distributor Dry-Lam LLC. Financial details were not disclosed, however the print finishing, office and mailroom equipment manufacturer says the deal will expand its current offerings and service.

  • The vacant strip mall is located near Greenwood Park Mall. (photo courtesy of the city of Greenwood)

    Greenwood Completes Acquisition of 'Eyesore'

    The Greenwood Redevelopment Commission has closed on its acquisition for a former strip mall considered an "eyesore" near the Greenwood Park Mall. The city says the eight-acre property, which formerly served as home to The Patriot's Table restaurant, is expected to be demolished by early 2019.

  • 360 Networx to Cut Ribbon on HQ

    Officials in Scott County are set to cut the ribbon on the new 360 Networx headquarters in Scottsburg. Financial details were not disclosed, however the telecommunications service company says the facility, located in the Mid-America Science Park, will serve as its first multi-service hub.

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    Yoder: VC Firms 'Hunger' to Invest in Indiana

    On the heels of his company announcing an $8 million investment round, Lessonly Inc. Chief Executive Officer Max Yoder believes more venture capital will come Indiana's way. Yoder says it will take the continued launch of Hoosier businesses "with solid fundamentals" to boost what has traditionally been light interest from VC firms. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Yoder pointed to factors ranging from more in-state VC participation from investors like...

  • (photo courtesy Indiana State University)

    ISU Foundation CEO to Step Down

    The chief executive officer of the ISU Foundation has announced his plans to step down at the end of the year. Ron Carpenter, who also serves as vice president of Indiana State University's Division of Development, says he is leaving to take the next step in his career closer to his home near Indianapolis.

  • David King is an assistant professor of philanthropic studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI and the the Karen Lake Buttrey Director of the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving.

    IUPUI Research to Explore Finances of Congregations

    A $1.67 million grant will fund a nationwide study on how congregations deal with their finances. The funding from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. will support research by the Lake Institute on Faith & Giving at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI. The school says existing research usually involves the motivation and giving habits of individual donors. The new study will focus on "the most common recipients of that giving, religious congregations."

  • Sterrett says the scouts are working to reach outside of "traditional scouting thinking."

    Indiana Scout Leader Taking National Position

    Growing Boy Scout membership and updated programming in central Indiana has caught the attention of the national scout organization. Patrick Sterrett, who is currently scout executive for the Crossroads of America Council, has been promoted to the number two position with the Boy Scouts of America. Sterrett says growing programs like STEM Scouts are helping to build soft skills like teamwork and experimentation that Indiana employers want in talent. During a Studio(i) interview...

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    Saint Joseph's to Form New Board

    As Saint Joseph's College continues efforts to rebound from financial troubles that led to a suspension of activities on the Rensselaer campus, its board of trustees is about to undergo a major change. The college says the 24 current lay members will vacate their positions "in the coming months" to make way for a new board. In a post on the college's website, board says the decision to recreate the board has been discussed for months.

  • Innovation, Entrepreneurs in Spotlight Tonight in Muncie

    More than 350 technology, business and community leaders are expected to attend tonight’s third annual Excellence in Innovation Awards in Muncie. The event, put on by the Muncie Innovation Connector, will honor area innovators and entrepreneurs and include a Big Idea Pitch competition. The evening’s keynote presentation will feature Karen Laine and Mina Starsiak Hawk, stars of the HGTV hit series Good Bones. 

  • Indiana Added to CVS Apprenticeship Program

    Indiana is one of seven states to join a program created by CVS Health Corp. (NYSE: CVS) designed to increase the number of apprentices throughout the country. The company says the expansion of its Registered Apprenticeship program will help reach its goal of hiring 5,000 new apprentices by 2022.

  • Lilly Promotes Johnson to Treasurer

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has appointed Philip Johnson senior vice president of finance and treasurer. Johnson, who currently serves as vice president for investor relations with Lilly, will begin his new role in January. 

  • The Agbiosciences Innovation Summit will take place this year from 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on November 29 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis.

    Lineup Announced For Agbiosciences Summit

    The state's food and agriculture innovation initiative, AgriNovus Indiana, has announced the 2017 Indiana Agbiosciences Innovation Summit lineup. The November 29 program highlighting research advancements and industry convergence will feature speakers including Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chairman Emeritus John Lechleiter and Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick. Chief Executive Officer Beth Bechdol says...

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    Couple's $1M Gift Boosts Notre Dame Security Center

    A $1 million gift will support the University of Notre Dame International Security Center. Jack Kelly, a retired U.S. Army officer with nearly three decades of service who later served as an aide to presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, and his wife Gail Weiss, a longtime staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives, will boost the existing Jack Kelly and Gail Weiss Lecture in National Security and fund internships and research awards.

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    Report: Ball State Buying Nearby Middle School

    Ball State University has signed an agreement to acquire Northside Middle School from Muncie Community Schools. Indiana Public Radio reports the university is expected to pay $1.27 million for the facility that is located just north of the main campus. Muncie Community Schools will be permitted to lease to property back from Ball State for one dollar a year over five years. IPR reports Ball State will pay MCS $60,000 a year while it's being leased. Previous district plans call for...

  • ISDA Issues Clean Water Indiana Grants

    The Indiana State Department of Agriculture and the State Soil Conservation Board have awarded grants to 25 soil and water conservation districts throughout the state. The funding, totaling nearly $900,000 in Clean Water Indiana grants, will support projects designed to improve water quality.

  • State Revenue Falls Short

    State revenue in October was nearly $30 million below the most recent forecast. The Indiana State Budget Agency says last month's total of nearly $1.2 billion is slightly above the same month in 2016.

  • Hanley says 2017 will finish with the organization's highest participation yet.

    Nine13sports Growing With 'Kids Building Bikes'

    An Indianapolis-based nonprofit focused on children's health and wellness through riding bicycles is diversifying its programming. Nine13sports will launch Kids Building Bikes next summer, a four-week program that teaches bike safety and maintenance where participants who complete it will ride away on a new bike. The program is geared toward fourth and fifth-graders and will be primarily after school. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, CEO Tom Hanley says...

  • (stock photo courtesy Nickel Plate Express)

    Nickel Plate Express Seeking Input on Arcadia Excursions

    The Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Inc. will tonight hold an open house at the Arcadia Heritage Depot to provide information and receive public comment on the proposed Nickel Plate Express excursions between Arcadia and Atlanta, Indiana, beginning in mid-2018.

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    Grant to Fund ESL Development For Teachers

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $2.75 million grant aimed at improving the development of English as a second language teachers to the IUPUI School of Education. The five-year grant will allow educators to complete ESL certification and complete leadership academies.

  • International undergraduate students are welcomed to Purdue during the 2017 Boiler Gold Rush International orientation program. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Universities Recognized For International Students

    Two Indiana universities are once again ranked among the top schools in the country for hosting international students and participation in study abroad programs. The Institute of International Education has included the schools in its 2017 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

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    IND Begins New Seasonal Nonstop Service

    Today marks the inaugural flight for new Frontier Airlines nonstop seasonal service from Indianapolis International Airport to Tampa. The service, scheduled for three times per week, will run through mid-April. Tampa is IND's third nonstop Florida destination, joining Fort Myers and Orlando. Frontier now offers five nonstop flights out of the airport, including service to Las Vegas, which launched in July. Southwest Airlines also offers service to...

  • Former Lilly USA Head is Trump's HHS Pick

    President Donald Trump says he is nominating the former president of Lilly USA LLC to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Alex Azar left Lilly in January following a leadership restructuring announced by Chief Executive Officer Dave Ricks. Azar spent 10 years at the pharmaceutical company, including five years as president of its largest affiliate. He came to Lilly in 2007 as...

  • Ammex Plastics is headquartered in Monroe, Michigan.

    Echo Engineering Acquires Michigan Company

    Indianapolis-based Echo Engineering and Production Supplies Inc. has acquired Ammex Plastics in Michigan. Financial terms were not disclosed, however the plastic injection molding company says the deal will allow Echo to increase its product offerings and its market share within the automotive plastics industry.

  • Beth Bechdol is president of AgriNovus Indiana.

    AgriNovus Scores Major Grant Funding

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded the state's food and agriculture innovation initiative a $4.2 million grant. AgriNovus Indiana says it will use the funding to support education, talent and entrepreneurship programs.

  • The Educators College at Marian will now bear Fred Klipsch's name.

    Klipsch: $12M Marian Gift About Better Teachers

    Marian University's now-public, $250 million fundraising campaign has received a big boost. Fred Klipsch, the former owner of Indianapolis-based Klipsch Audio Technologies, and his wife Judy have donated $12 million to the university's Educators College. President Dan Elsener calls the gift "a key moment in our history at Marian University." During an interview with Inside INdiana Business Television, Klipsch said the contribution will...

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    Work to Begin on 'Wilshaw' Development Near IMS

    Construction is expected to begin Monday on a $36 million mixed-use development near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When complete, the Wilshaw will feature 90 apartments, a 126-room hotel and 14,000 square feet of retail space.

  • Zionsville Selected For Little League HQ

    Little League International has chosen Zionsville as the new home of its central region headquarters. The decision comes more than a year after the organization announced plans to relocate from its current home in Indianapolis. The central region headquarters is one of five regional offices for Little League International and has been located in Indy since it was established in 1989. Zionsville was one of three finalists considered for the headquarters, including...

  • (Image of headquarters courtesy of BraunAbility.)

    New Leader to Take Over at BraunAbility

    Winamac-based BraunAbility has announced its next president and chief executive officer. Staci Kroon will succeed Nick Gutwein, who will retire at the end of the month. Kroon most recently served as executive vice president of Eaton Business Systems, a division of global manufacturer Eaton Corp. PLC (NYSE: ETN). Gutwein says...

  • (Rendering courtesy of Strategic Capital Partners LLC.)

    $27M Project Underway in Plainfield

    Indianapolis-based Strategic Capital Partners LLC is partnering with a national real estate investment firm on a $27 million development near the Indianapolis International Airport. The project involves two new facilities that are part of the Metro Air Business Park Buildings in Plainfield. The new buildings will increase the park's space by 500,000 square-feet, bringing it up to more 1.2 million square-feet. The project is a collaboration between...

  • Wilkinson Hall is scheduled to open in September 2018.

    IU Breaks Ground on Athletics Facility

    Indiana University has officially broken ground on a 3,000-seat multi-use athletics facility. Wilkinson Hall, named in recognition of a $10 million gift from IU alumnus Jay Wilkinson and his family, will be the home venue for the school's volleyball and wrestling programs. The project brings those sports back onto the IU Athletics campus, moving them from their current home at University Gymnasium at the intersection of 10th Street and the 45/46 bypass. The venue will also serve as...

  • The Indiana Power and Light Co. recognized Junior Achievement with a light display on the outside of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters.

    Indy's Best And Brightest Honored

    Junior Achievement of Central Indiana has recognized 10 professionals under the age of 40 with Indy's Best and Brightest awards. Winners, which were selected from 100 finalists, are considered "the next generation of leaders in our community." The nonprofit focuses on K-12 programs involving career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy skills. This year's Best and Brightest award winners are...

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    Retailers, Liquor Stores Unite on Alcohol Laws

    The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council have come together on a slate of policy agreements they say would strengthen the state's alcohol laws. The organizations say they are supporting legalizing carry-out Sunday alcohol sales, while opposing the expansion of the sale of cold beer. In a joint statement, IABR Chairman Jon Snider and IRC President Jon Snider say the moves would "improve public health and enhance safety measures, while...

  • Easley Winery Celebrates Downtown Success

    A growing Indianapolis winery is celebrating a multi-million-dollar expansion and a major production milestone. Easley Winery, which was founded in 1974, this week surpassed 200,000 gallons of wine produced in a calendar year for the first time. The winery has also invested $2 million to double production capacity with a new, fully-automated bottling line. Co-owner Meredith Easley says Indianapolis has been a great place to find "very nimble, curious, creative people.

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    Purdue Removes Interim Tag From Provost

    Purdue University has named Jay Akridge provost and executive vice president for academic affairs and diversity. He has served in the position on an interim basis since July. Akridge previously served as Purdue's Glenn W. Sample Dean of Agriculture. Purdue says his responsibilities will include...

  • Prahasith Veluvolu is the CEO of Mimir.

    Mimir Acquires Chicago Tech Company

    Indianapolis-based Mimir has announced its acquisition of Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Mimir has also launched a new product aimed at streamlining the interview process for computer programming positions. 

  • DePauw University and Wabash College have played 124 times in the Monon Bell Classic.

    'Coveted Rivalry' to Battle For The Monon Bell

    This year's Monon Bell Classic will mark the 124th time in-state rivals DePauw University and Wabash College have met on the gridiron. This year's edition will take place at Blackstock Stadium on the DePauw campus in Greencastle. Wabash Athletics Director Greg Shaheen says 10,000-20,000 fans are expected for an experience he says "you can't really even explain to someone" unless they watch it in-person or on television.

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    100th Class Completes Second Helpings Training

    A restaurant industry training and food recovery organization is marking a milestone. The 100th free culinary job training class at Indianapolis-based Second Helpings Inc. has graduated. The nearly 20-year-old nonprofit says 747 men and women have received skills that Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Vigran says can help change lives. During a Studio (i) interview, Vigran says Second Helpings delivers a big impact on the local community and businesses.

  • Reid Health left the former hospital campus in 2008.

    Contractor Selected For Reid Hospital Demolition

    The Richmond Board of Public Works and Safety has approved a bid for the demolition and cleanup of the former Reid Hospital site. The Palladium-Item reports the city has selected Indianapolis-based Renascent Inc., which submitted a bid of just under $3.5 million.

  • Sunrise Coal operates several facilities in Indiana, including the Carlisle Mine in Sullivan County. (photo courtesy Sunrise Coal)

    Coal Loading Facility Planned For Princeton

    A subsidiary of Denver-based Hallador Energy Co. (Nasdaq: HNRG) has announced plans to construct a new truck-to-rail coal loading facility near Princeton. Sunrise Coal LLC in Terre Haute says the facility, known as the Princeton Loop, is expected to be complete in the spring of 2018. 

  • ClearObject, formerly known as CloudOne, is headquartered in Fishers.

    Fishers Company Makes 'Fast 500' List

    Fishers-based ClearObject is included in the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500. The list ranks the top 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in North America. It's the second consecutive year ClearObject has been included on the list.

  • Indy Poised For Grow With Google

    A first-of-its-kind event from one of the biggest names in tech kicks off Friday in Indianapolis. Grow With Google, a free event that runs through Saturday, is billed as an opportunity for anyone, from job seekers to students to entrepreneurs, to improve their digital skills. The Indiana State Museum will host more than 20 workshops and 100 coaching sessions over two days. Grow With Google's Erica Swanson says Indianapolis is an ideal choice to launch the flagship event.

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    Connersville Added to Indiana Main Street

    The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs has announced the addition of Connersville to the Indiana Main Street Program. OCRA says the efforts of Discover Connersville, which includes local business and community leaders, have helped foster growth in the Fayette County city.

  • Purdue Expanding After-School Veterinary Program

    The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine has announced a nationwide expansion of its after-school science program. The program, known as This is How We "Role," targets elementary school students and seeks to diversify the veterinarian scientist workforce. 

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    Electric Shuttle Fleet Begins to Roll at Indy Airport

    The first electric shuttle bus, part of what the Indianapolis International Airport says will grow to be the largest fleet of its kind in the country, has started serving travelers. Plans call for nine buses to be operating at IND by the end of 2019. Zero Emission grants from the Federal Aviation Administration totaling $3.6 million will cover the cost of the buses.

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    Ball State to Celebrate Emens Renovations

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns will Friday help cut the ribbon on the newly-renovated Emens Auditorium. The $5 million project involves a variety of improvements to the more than 50-year-old building, including an expanded lobby and a new hospitality suite.

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    Indiana Chamber Salutes 2017 Award Winners

    A record crowd of more than 2,000 was on hand Tuesday to celebrate honorees at the 28th Annual Indiana Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner. Winners include: Lafayette-based Subaru Indiana Automotive Inc. Senior Executive Vice President Tom Easterday, State Representative Ed Soliday (R-4), former Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer and current TechPoint board chair Scott McCorkle and the city of Goshen.

  • Richard Lugar served in public office for all or part of six decades.

    Indy City-County Plaza to be Named For Lugar

    A ceremony Monday to honor the 50th anniversary of Richard Lugar's election as mayor of Indianapolis will also include a special dedication. Current Mayor Joe Hogsett and former mayors Greg Ballard, Bart Peterson and Stephen Goldsmith will be on-hand as the City-County Building Plaza, set to open next summer after major renovations, will be re-named the Richard G. Lugar Plaza. Lugar served two terms as mayor starting in 1967 and was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1976.

  • Mimir was co-founded in 2015 by Colton Voege, Jacobi Petrucciani and Prahasith Veluvolu. (photo couresy Mimir)

    Indy Tech Company to Detail Acquisition

    Indianapolis-based Mimir Corp. will Friday announce details of a new acquisition as well as information on a new product. The cloud-based software company says the announcement will justify its recent commitment to hire more than 100 employees by 2021. 

  • The park would be located just off I-65 in Whitestown.

    Industrial Park Planned For Whitestown

    Two central Indiana developers are proposing a $113 million industrial park in Whitestown. According to documents filed with the town, the GreenParke development would take eight years to complete and could bring 980 full-time jobs to the area. The project includes six industrial buildings totaling more than two million square feet, plus additional buildings totaling more than 37,000 square-feet. The 170-acre development would be located just off Interstate 65.

  • The board will recommend Curtis during a special meeting next week.

    Indiana State Names 12th President

    The Indiana State University board of trustees is expected to confirm Deborah Curtis as the school's 12th president. Curtis, currently provost and chief learning officer at the University of Central Missouri, would succeed Dan Bradley, who is stepping down next year after more than nine years in the position. Board President David Campbell will recommend Curtis during a special meeting next week. Curtis was selected through a national search that drew over 70 candidates.

  • The theme of the event is "Inclusion Through User Experience."

    'Usability' Event Focuses on Customer Experience

    Executives from IKEA, Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Salesforce are taking part today in the 13th World Usability Day Conference at Launch Fishers. Fishers-based GravityDrive President Michael Miserendino says the event focuses on the study of customer behavior and designing products and services to make them accessible to everyone. This year's event attracted about 100 people. Miserendino says companies sometimes accidentally create hurdles for customers. "One ex...
  • The event is a partnership among Ball State, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. and the Indiana Department of Education.

    Indiana, Ball State Launching Student Pitch Competition

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  • Image of Acorn Hall, built in the 1880s, courtesy of Indiana Landmarks.)

    State Boosts Work on Historic Properties

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  • The AEP subsidiary is headquartered in downtown Fort Wayne.

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  • (Image of Bill Styring provided by Flanner and Buchanan.)

    Well-Known Hoosier Economist Remembered

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  • Husky Energy plans to retain 180 workers at the facility. (photo courtesy Calumet Specialty Products Partners)

    Calumet Completes Sale of Wisconsin Refinery

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  • (Image courtesy of The Golden on Facebook.)

    The Golden Saying Goodbye

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  • (Image of Vice President Mike Pence's September 2017 visit to Anderson courtesy of our partners at the Herald-Bulletin.

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  • (photo courtesy Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers)

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  • Go Electric is located at the Purdue Polytechnic Anderson facility.

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  • The transition to two separate institutions takes complete effect in July 2018.

    IPFW Details Branding Plans

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  • The Ports of Indiana-Jeffersonville is one of three ports throughout the state.

    Indiana Ports Deemed Fiber-Ready

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    Holcomb: Agenda Spotlights 'Record of Opportunity'

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  • Notre Dame Professor Peter Burns will lead the center. (photo courtesy University of Notre Dame)

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    Franciscan Health Acquires Vacant Hospital

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  • (photo courtesy Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce)

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  • The IEDC says the 28,846 new committed positions have an average hourly rate of $27.38, or $57,000 per year.

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  • Trine already had a partnership to participate in programs in Athens, Greece.

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  • (Image of Fred Payne provided by the state of Indiana.)

    Payne to Head Indiana DWD

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  • Ed Feigenbaum will continue as publisher of the newsletters. (photo courtesy of our partners at WFYI)

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    Culver to Detail 'Huge Deal'

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  • The company has operations in Indiana and Alabama.

    Plastics Company Investing in Jennings County

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  • USA Gymnastics Names CEO

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  • Medical Device Company Growing in Columbia City

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  • The technology was developed at Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

    Company Using Purdue, Notre Dame Tech Lands Funding

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  • In September, the Chamber named Goshen the Community of the Year.

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  • Mearns began as Ball State President in May.

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  • The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial was voted Best Historic Destination.

    'Best of Indiana' Fall Awards Unveiled

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    Groundbreaking Launches Teachers Village Construction

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  • Bartels to Succeed Arnold in House

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    Lilly's Work Force Reduction Plans Remain 'on Track'

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  • Groundbreaking on Deck For Argos Manufacturing Center

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  • Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced the new brand Monday.

    Ball State Unveils New Branding

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  • (Image courtesy of Kimura Foundry America.)

    High-Tech Manufacturer Breaking Ground in Shelbyville

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  • Howell spent five years as Angie's List chief operating officer.

    Angie's List Exec to Lead Conexus

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  • Fort Wayne 'Excited' For Potential Downtown Boutique Hotel

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