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

    Waterside Developer: City Has 'Violated Our Rights'

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

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    MutualBank Mourns Botts, Names New CEO

    MutualFirst Financial Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF) has officially announced the passing of its director, former President and Chief Operations Officer Patrick Botts. He was 55.  

  • The announcement is set for 11:30 Eastern time and will take place at the FTC Midwest Region Office in Chicago.

    State to Receive $4.4M in Johnson & Johnson Settlement

    Indiana is one of 41 states and the District of Columbia that reached a settlement with Johnson & Johnson healthcare company (NYSE: JNJ) over the marketing of its transvaginal surgical mesh devices. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill announced the nearly $117 million multistate settlement with Indiana receiving about $4.4 million from the payout. 

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

    Cloverdale Ethanol Plant Closes

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

  • Vera Bradley Collaborates with PopSockets

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

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    Sun King to Open Broad Ripple Location

    Sun King Brewery will Saturday officially celebrate the opening of its new Broad Ripple Tap Room. The family friendly Sun King Broad Ripple Tap Room will feature a wide array of Sun King beers, including core, seasonal, small batch, barrel aged and sours. 

  • Purdue Global Now Offers Analytics Degree

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

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    Hotel Tango Distillery to Open in Zionsville

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

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

    Northeast Indiana Innovation Center Awarded Nearly $280K

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

  • Restoration Builders Acquires Construction Company

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

  • (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Indy Software Firm Helping Florida Health System

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

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

    Architecture Firm Becomes ESOP

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

  • Radius Announces Pitch Contest Winners

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

  • (rendering courtesy Ball State University)

    BSU Health Professions Building to Cut Ribbon

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

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    UAW Agreement Heads for Member Vote

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

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

    Survey: Need for Skilled Workers as Companies Continue to Automate

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

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    Cummins Names Kennedy VP of Product Compliance

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

  • Indiana Manufacturers Association Names Honorees

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

  • Blue Wave is based in Purdue Research Park

    Purdue-Affiliated Startup Receives Nearly $7M

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

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    Elevate Ventures Adds Entrepreneur-in-Residence

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

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    Startup Moves Into Zionsville Town Hall

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

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    Rose-Hulman to 'Top Out' Academic Building

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

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    Ground Broken on First CDFI Bloomington Project

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

  • E-Day Winners Announced

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

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

    Clarksville Sees Redevelopment Potential Along Ohio River

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

  • Global Pitch Contest Comes to South Bend

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

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    Clif Bar Expands Indy Bakery

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

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

    Stutz Announces 2019-20 Resident Artist

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

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

    Larwill Medical Device Maker to Expand, Add Jobs

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

  • (Rendering Provided/Sullair)

    Manufacturer Growing in Michigan City

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

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

    AM General, FCA Collaborate on New Military Grade Jeep

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

  • (photo courtesy of Eli Lilly and Co.)

    Lilly to Close UK Center, Lay Off 80

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

  • Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission Announces Partners

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

  • Francis Vigo Elementary

    New Telehealth Clinic in Vincennes

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

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    Fort Wayne Improvement District Names New President

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

  • Photo courtesy of the town of Shelburn

    Shelburn Launches New Website and Brand

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

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

    Candy, Costumes & Cash: Big Spending on Halloween

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

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    UAW, GM Reach Tentative Agreement

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

  • (photo courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

    Ingram Micro Debuts Plainfield Center, Jobs

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

  • (conceptual drawing of proposed MADE @ Plainfield facility

    Plainfield Could House Proposed Higher Ed Center

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

  • Purdue Research Park of Southeast Indiana

    American Health Network Breaks Ground in New Albany

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

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

    Kitchenware Maker to Close in Terre Haute

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

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    U.S. Steel Updates Layoff Notice to State

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

  • INDOT to Hold Statewide Job Fair

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

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

    White River Park to Break Ground on Permanent Venue

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

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

    Ingram Micro to Make Announcement

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

  • Epic Grand Challenge to Launch

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

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

    Franklin College Picks Search Firm for Next President

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

  • Photo courtesy of AIT Bioscience

    AIT Bioscience Names New CEO

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

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    Notre Dame Reaches Sustainability Goals

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

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

    Valpo Bearings Plant to Close, Eliminating 160+ Jobs

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

  • (photo courtesy Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce)

    Senior Housing Project Advancing in Terre Haute

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

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

    JPMorgan Chase Investing in Indy Neighborhoods

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

  • (photo courtesy of LifeNet Health)

    Biomedical Firm to Expand in Plainfield

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

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    Cumberland Deploys Fiber Optics

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

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    MutualBank President Dies

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

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    Hoosier Banks Rated for Work Environment

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

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

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

  • Photo courtesy of Indiana Premium Outlets

    Simon Announces New Name for Shopping Center

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

  • Purdue Announces Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center

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

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    Irish Tech Company Coming to Westfield

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

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

    Midland Metal Products to Cut Ribbon

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

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    Jobs Announcement Set for Plainfield

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

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

    Ruoff to Build New HQ in Downtown Fort Wayne

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

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

    Greenwood Amazon Building Gets New Owner

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

  • FDA Approves Lilly Migraine Drug

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

  • Butler University Extends President's Contract

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

  • Northeast Indiana Bancorp Shows Strong Q3

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

  • Majestic Star Casino (file photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    BetIndiana To Launch Mobile SportsbookUSA

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

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

    Hoosier Lottery Celebrates 30 Years

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

  • Central Indiana Red Cross Names Executive Director

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

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    ISU 'Dreams' of Major Sports Facilities Improvement

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

  • Grow Wabash County Launching $1M Campaign

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

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    Startup Week Fort Wayne to Kick Off

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

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    Notre Dame President Receives New 5-Year Term

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

  • State Revenues Continue Higher in September

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

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    Slow Harvest in Indiana, Mixed Yield Estimates

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

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

    Black Expo Bringing Gary Model to New Charter School

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

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

    Life Science Companies Launch Information Source

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

  • Photo courtesy of Big Shoulders

    White Foundation Gifts $16M for Catholic School Education

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

  • Purdue Board Approvals Include Betting Ban

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

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

    Analysts: Indiana Sports Betting Starts Strong

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

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    Notre Dame to Host Presidential Debate

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

  • Arthritis Foundation to Host Bone Bash

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

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    Charity Employee Charged With Fraud

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

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    Billy Joel to Perform at Notre Dame Stadium

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

  • (Provided Photo/City of Sullivan)

    Sullivan to Construct 'Splash Pad'

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

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    Developer: Madison County Solar Farm Project in Jeopardy

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

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    Ambrose Responds to Eminent Domain Threat

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

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

    Holcomb Awards $100M in Road Construction Funding

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

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

    Indiana Names 2020 Teacher of the Year

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

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    Greenwood Officials Detail Plans for Old City Park

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

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    Indy Companies Land Major Military Contracts

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

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

    Emplify CEO: Funding Round is 'Validation'

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

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

    Sports Gear Companies form Partnership

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

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    Former MLB Player Brings 'Southern' Training to Northwest Indiana

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

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    Indiana Has Largest Amount of Small Business Loans

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

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    Plans for Fort Wayne Development Move Forward

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

  • Federal Loan to Help Fund Indiana Water Projects

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

  • Ball State Launches Crowdfunding Efforts for 17 Projects

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

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

    IDOE Announces 2019 Gold Star Schools

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

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    FOR SALE: Historic Marshall County Gym

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

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    Global Business Initiative Relaunches in Indiana

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

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    Recovery Center to Open in Clark County

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

  • Damar Opens Independent Living Center

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

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

    IU Professor to Serve on Advisory Council

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

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    First Facility at Community Justice Campus Announced

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

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    Hoosier Films Share Spotlight at Heartland Film Festival

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

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

    Distribution Center Could Bring Hundreds of Jobs to Westfield

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

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    Trine Names Miller Vice President for Administration

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

  • Early Learning IN Announces Finalists for $1M Competition

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

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

    Republic Airways, JA Partner on Flight Experience

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

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

    VC Investment Continues to Rise in Indiana

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

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    Mass Avenue Arts District Makes Hip List

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Warrant Technologies Creates Innovation Lab

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

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    Johnson County to Expand Jail

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

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    Mapleton Fall Creek Development Corp. CEO Steps Down

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

  • Meredith McGriff, co-creator of Hoosier Films.

    Service Seeks to Connect Indiana Filmmakers

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

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    Melton Officially Enters Governor's Race

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

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

    Boat Components Maker to Startup in Milford

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

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

    All-Star Legacy Initiative Targets Youth Nonprofits

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

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    Grand Park to Host National Flag Football Event

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

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

    Muncie Gearing Up for Startup Weekend

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

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    Purdue to Research Hypersonic Technology

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

  • Regenstrief CEO Joins National Advisory Council

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

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    ArcelorMittal Facing Potential Clean Water Act Lawsuit

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

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    IUPUI ECHO Center Receives Grant

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

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    Warsaw Company to Expand

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

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    Top Nature Group to Locate Global Center in Indianapolis

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

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    Major Step in West Lake Corridor Rail Project

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

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    Manchester University to Build Team, Compete in eSports

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

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    City of Gary to Showcase New HUD Program

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

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

    Indianapolis Law Firm Combining with Dentons

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

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

    Hoosier Breweries Shine at Beer Festival

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

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

    Work to Begin on $600M Mitchell Project

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

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

    All-Star Host Committee to Announce Legacy Initiative

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

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

    Downstate Tech Company Seeks Help from Jeffersonville

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

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    National Mascot Hall of Fame Taking Votes

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

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

    Elevate Ventures Accepting Entries for Pitch Competition

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

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    Georgia Company Purchases Midwest POS Solutions

    Anderson-based Midwest POS Solutions has been acquired by a Georgia company. NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) expands its presence with the acquisition to an additional 1,000 restaurants supported by Midwest POS throughout Indiana and Kentucky. 

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    Pitch Night Win Adds to Tech Startup's Growth

    The chief executive officer of Evansville-based SafeKeeping says the tech startup's win last week at the inaugural zWORKS Pitch Night in Zionsville is another step in its growth trajectory. The company, which provides a communication and collaboration platform for long-term care facilities, took the top prize in the competition, which includes a year of office space at the zWORKS coworking space. Doug Wilcox says the startup launched its platform in July 2018 and is working to...

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    IU Researcher Awarded $3.3M for 'Superbug' Work

    An Indiana University microbiologist has been awarded a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to look for vulnerabilities in the cell wall of bacterial pathogens, including a well-known  "superbug." The "superbug" is responsible for pneumonia, bacterial meningitis, and other diseases.

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    More Tenants Coming to Electric Works

    The developers of the $440 million Electric Works mixed-use innovation district in downtown Fort Wayne have announced two new tenants. RTM Ventures says an agriculture tech company is planning to establish a presence at the former General Electric campus, and plans are also in place for an on-site cafe.

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    Holcomb Makes More Board, Commission Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb has made another round of appointments to various boards and commissions. They include the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the Indiana State Department of Health Executive Board, and the State Armory Board.

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    Military Contract Awarded to Evansville Company

    Evansville-based George Koch Sons LLC was awarded an $8 million defense contract for the design, fabrication, supply, and installation of a metal finishing process system. The Department of Defense says the work will be performed in Evansville, with an estimated completion date of September 2020.  

  • Fire Protection Company Launches in Indy

    A new commercial fire protection and life safety company has launched in Indy. CertaSite is led by Chief Executive Officer Jeff Wyatt, a 30-year veteran of the fire and life safety industry who says the company aims to provide customers with a “simplified and dependable solution to managing all of the fire protection and life safety systems found in commercial buildings.” 

  • Upper Hand won in the Small Organizations category.

    Indy Organizations Honored in Annual Spaces Competition

    Top Central Indiana workspaces honored in annual Spaces competition Four Indianapolis companies awarded for their vision and execution of innovative workplace design. 

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    Plymouth Celebrates Opening of Aquatic Center

    The city of Plymouth has cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the Dr. Susan Bardwell Aquatic Center in Plymouth. Construction crews started work on the 27,000 square foot facility in July 2018.

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    Indiana Farmers Eager for EPA Biofuel Promises

    The Trump administration has unveiled a plan to increase U.S. biofuels consumption and help farmers struggling with low grain prices, weather challenges and trade war fatigue. The Indiana Corn Growers Association is welcoming the news which would boost next year the amount of ethanol that oil refiners must add to gasoline production. 

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    Solar Farm Oversight at Federal Level

    The Indiana Utilities Regulator Commission has expressed confidence in the development of a proposed $175 million solar farm in Shelby County by taking the administrative and regulatory steps of declining to take jurisdiction of the project. New York-based Ranger Power says it plans to build a 199-megawatt solar farm on a 1,200-acre site, with construction starting as early as 2021. 

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    Notre Dame Professor Awarded $1.5M from NIH

    Cody Smith, a researcher in the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Biological Sciences, has been granted a highly competitive National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award.

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    Tech Sector Rolls Out Red Carpet for Talent

    The chief executive officer of TechPoint says the response to the "Wish You Were Here" campaign has exceeded expectations. The state's technology accelerator partnered with Indianapolis-based TMap LLC in an effort to bring former Hoosiers currently working out of state back to Indiana. Mike Langellier said they had hoped for 100-150 applicants and ended up with nearly 400 from throughout the country.  Nearly 30 applicants were chosen to come to Indianapolis...

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    Bosma Makes Adjustments to Committee Assignments

    With the departure this year of several members of the Indiana General Assembly, Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) has released  updated House standing committee assignments. Committee assignments are made biennially after each election.

  • Central Indiana Land Trust is one of 16 organizations receiving grants

    Duke Energy Foundation Awards Grants

    Several Indiana entities have received grants in the Duke Energy Foundation's  "Powerful Communities" program. A total of nearly $270,000 will support a range of projects to support conservation, habitat and forest restoration and other environmental initiatives. 

  • The Blue Line project will be similar to the recently-completed Red Line. (IIB Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Business Owners Upset Over Plans for IndyGo Blue Line

    IndyGo’s Blue Line Rapid Transit System will run from the east side to the airport in the future, but business owners along the West Washington Street route are pushing for changes to proposed plans, according to our partners at WISH-TV. The project is expected to have a designated lane for the bus, much like the Red Line. 

  • Franklin College is a liberal arts school with an enrollment of about 1,000 students. (photo courtesy: Franklin College)

    Franklin College Celebrates Successful Fund Drive

    Franklin College has announced its 2018-2019 fundraising efforts were the most successful in recent years. The liberal arts college, with an enrollment of about 1,000 students, received gifts totaling nearly $5 million. 

  • There's growing interest in the Back a Boiler income share agreement program.

    'Back a Boiler' Gains Interest from Students

    The Purdue Research Foundation says a record number of Purdue University students are taking advantage of the Back a Boiler income share agreement program. The program is an alternative way to pay for college and forego relying on Federal Parent PLUS and private student loans. 

  • Founder Marissa Koscielski, courtesy of the University of Notre Dame

    Startup Focused on Amputee Recovery Receives Funding

    Startup Focused on Amputee Recovery Receives Funding  South Bend-based Enlighten Mobility is receiving $20,000 from Elevate Ventures to develop two prototypes. 

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    Bloomerang to Nearly Double Headquarters

    Indianapolis-based technology firm Bloomerang is planning a $1 million expansion. The company says it will nearly double the size of its current headquarters through the purchase of an adjacent 13,299 square-foot building at Fort Ben.

  • Midwest Express Clinic Opens Two Northwest IN Locations

    Midwest Express Clinic is expanding its footprint in Chicagoland and northwest Indiana with its newest offices opening in Dyer and Merrillville.  The Dyer office is currently taking patients. 

  • Lilly to Delist from European Stock Exchange

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has asked that it be delisted from the Euronext Paris stock exchange due to what the company calls “very low trading volume.” Lilly also says costs and administrative requirements are part of the reason for the delisting. 

  • City Extends 'Pathway to Employment' Program

    Following what officials are calling a successful pilot program, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has approved an extension of the “Pathway to Employment” workforce development program. 

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    Mayor Henry to Support Electric Works Extension

    Mayor Henry announces support for extension  to economic development agreement for Electric Works project Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has announced he will support an extension to the economic development agreement for the Electric Works project. 

  • DePauw Marks Completion of $384M Capital Campaign

    DePauw University is celebrating its capital campaign as the most successful campaign in the school’s history. The Campaign for DePauw, which launched in 2014 and officially ended this week, has raised nearly $384 million, which exceeds the university’s goal by more than $83 million. The campaign in May broke the university's previous record of $376.6 million, which was set in 2000.  The university says the funds raised through the campaign will support a variety of...

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    Holcomb Seeks Change to Federal Pell Grants

    Governor Eric Holcomb and eleven other governors are calling on Congress to make changes to a 25-year-old federal law that prevents people behind bars from obtaining federal funding to pursue higher education. The law blocks incarcerated students from receiving Pell Grants -- the primary form of need-based federal student aid. 

  • Onyx+East Names CEO

    Residential Developer Onyx+East, a spinoff from Indianapolis-based Milhaus, has hired its new chief executive officer. Kelli Lawrence most recently spent 6 years as a principal partner of Cityscape Residential, a full-service development and construction firm specializing in luxury multi-family communities throughout the Midwest. 

  • The organization says it served more than 1,100 employers and entrepreneurs in 2016 and directly supported 78 new business starts.

    Indy Chamber Awarded $400K for Entrepreneur Efforts

    The Indy Chamber’s Business Ownership Initiative has received more than $400,000 to further two of its entrepreneurship efforts that seek to help disadvantaged populations, minority-owned businesses and formerly incarcerated people trying to start their own business. Part of the funding comes from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, which certified BOI as a Community Development Financial Institution

  • Cummins Inc. & Hyundai enter into a MOU to accelerate development of hydrogen fuel cell technology.

    Cummins, Hyundai Forge Fuel Cell Partnership

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has forged a partnership with the Hyundai Motor Company to develop and commercialize electric and fuel cell powertrains. The two corporations have entered into a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on hydrogen fuel cell technology to take advantage of a developing global fuel cell market. 

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    Rose-Hulman Opens Mussallem Union Pavilion

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute today cut the ribbon on the Mussallem Union Pavilion. Mike and Linda Mussallem, who previously gave a $9 million gift to support the expanded student union, gifted an additional $1.5 million to cover design, construction and equipment costs for the project. 

  • Elevate Ventures is one of the Northeast Indiana Entrepreneur Support Organizations.

    Northeast Indiana Organizations Launch Website Hub

    A group of Entrepreneur Support Organizations has launched a new platform to help businesses start and grow in northeast Indiana. The website, FuseNEI.com, was developed as a networking hub with the financial support of the Indiana Economic Development Corp., American Electric Power, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., the Knight Foundation and SEED Fort Wayne.

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    Indy's Near East Side Receives Recognition, Funding

    Indy’s near east side is getting a boost.  Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has named Rivoli Park as the city’s Neighborhood of the Month for October and officials say it will see investment from Lift Indy in affordable housing, infrastructure improvements, private investment and more.

  • State's First Licensed Sportsbook Now Online

    Sports fans can now legally place internet wagers in the Hoosier state after Rush Street Interactive launched BetRivers.com in conjunction with French Lick Casino. The casino-style sportsbook offers all wagering for sporting events around the world, online and mobile, without needing to register in-person at the casino.

  • The ICI is located at the Miller College of Business at Ball State. (photo courtesy Ball State University)

    Economic Development Personnel Get Boost with New Program

    The Indiana Communities Institute at Ball State University has launched a training program designed to boost the skills of regional economic development leaders. The program, which will begin later this year, is tailored for people working at regional planning organizations and federally-designated economic development districts, who can earn a regional leadership certificate. The institute says the certificate demonstrates the participants have "completed courses and have...

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    Vacant Shelbyville Marsh Opens as School

    Shelbyville Central Schools is repurosing what was a shuttered Marsh store on IN-44 in Shelbyville. The new early childhood education space celebrated its grand opening Monday. Schmidt Associates, based in downtown Indianapolis, led the architectural design and engineering for the project, which revamped the building that had been empty since 2011. 

  • Tipton Celebrates New Solar Park

    The new Tipton Solar Park is officially open. The solar park is located on 31 acres of land and houses 17,496 solar panels that are estimated to produce an  annual amount of energy to power about 800 homes.  

  • IU Health & Indiana University are building the Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington

    IU Celebrates Hospital Construction Milestone

    A nearly $400 million construction project on the campus of Indiana University was celebrated Tuesday as officials conducted the "topping out" ceremony of the IU Health Regional Academic Health Center in Bloomington. Construction crews placed the final steel beam on the structural frame of the massive health facility. 

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    City Acts to Secure Land After Waterside Project Evaporates

    City officials are looking to take back land where the former General Motors stamping plant once sat just west of downtown. As WISH-TV freported last week, Ambrose Property Group pulled the plug on a $1.4 billion plan to revamp the site. Construction was supposed to start this year. City leaders sent a letter to Ambrose Property Group on Wednesday stating if they don’t come to the table and negotiate, the city could take them to court and claim eminent domain.

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    Six Hoosier Cities Among 'Best of the Midwest'

    Six Indiana cities are being recognized on Midwest Startups' list of the best startup cities in the Midwest for 2019. Indianapolis is the highest-ranked Hoosier city on the list, coming in at No. 4.  

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    Hoosier Teachers Reporting for Bootcamp

    As if teaching wasn’t a hard enough job, now some Hoosier educators are going through boot camp. But this first-of-its-kind training foregoes the military rigors. The Indiana Department of Education says this leadership course was offered to select teachers to engage in professional and leadership development.

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    Butler to Break Ground on $100M 'Science Project'

    Butler University is set to formally break ground Thursday on a $100 million science complex, the largest capital project in the school’s history. Work has already started on the campus in Indianapolis, but Butler says it is holding an official groundbreaking to celebrate this historic occasion. 

  • Atkinson Named Ivy Tech Richmond Chancellor

    Ivy Tech Community College has named Dr. Stacy Atkinson Chancellor for the Richmond campus and Connersville site. Atkinson succeeds Chad Bolser who stepped into the role of vice president of operations for the southern campuses for Ivy Tech in July. 

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    Survey: Helping Aging Americans Understand Healthcare

    A new study commissioned by Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) and the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging shows a vast majority of older Americans believe they are ready to face their growing years, but struggle with understanding the health care system. The survey shows eight out of ten people, age 60 and older, believe they are prepared to age well, but seven out of ten are at least somewhat concerned about their health as they age. 

  • Brent Rockwood will be joining Butler University as Chief of Staff

    Pacers Exec Heading to Butler

    An executive with Pacer Sports & Entertainment and a Butler University alumnus will become the next chief of staff for the university.  Brent Rockwood has been named to the post where he will serve as a vice president and cabinet member for university President James Danko.

  • Saint Mary of the Woods College not raising tuition

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Guaranteeing Tuition Rate

    No tuition increases are on the horizon for Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College students. The college says it will keep its academic year 2020-21 tuition the same as the current rate and will guarantee undergraduate students pay the same rate for four years. The current tuition is set at $29,950 per year.  

  • Indy Zoo to Expand

    The Indianapolis Zoo is expanding its footprint. A 10-acre donation from Indy-based Ambrose Property Group, combined with land purchased by the zoo, will add 26.5 acres of space to the popular Marion County attraction.

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    The AME Group Acquires IT Company

    The AME Group in Vincennes has acquired Integrity IT, a Kentucky-based information technology consulting company. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed.

  • Simon Investing in Online Shopping Venture

    Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) has announced plans for a new, multi-platform online shopping venture. The company says it is partnering with Boston-based Rue Gilt Groupe (RGG) and will invest $280 million in the effort. RGG is an e-commerce portfolio company backed by entrepreneur Michael Rubin. Simon says the new venture will combine its in-store retail expertise with RGG's Rue La La and Gilt platforms, in addition to Simon's online outlet...

  • The nonprofit hopes to begin construction next spring. (rendering courtesy of Guidon)

    Indy Nonprofit Seeks to Provide Homes for Veterans

    An Indianapolis nonprofit is looking to help homeless veterans get back on their feet. Steadfast For Veterans is planning to built a 14-home community on the west side of Indianapolis to not only give veterans a place to live, but also provide services to help with case management and crisis intervention. The nonprofit was founded by Tony Roberts, who came up with the idea after helping to buy and rehab a home for a veteran who was found squatting at a home owned by the city that had...

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    Farmer Sentiment Slips in September

    A national survey of 400 farmers, conducted by Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, shows ag producers are a bit more pessimistic this month about the overall economic conditions in farm country. The Purdue University Ag Economy Barometer dropped three points from the August reading of 124. 

  • ESPN Anchor Sage Steele to Headline EDGE|X Carmel

    ESPN anchor and Indiana University graduate Sage Steele is set to join six other speakers in Carmel for Friday’s EDGE|X conference. The program is an extension of EDGE Mentoring, a faith-based national organization that fosters meaningful mentoring relationships and provides resources and opportunities for leaders.

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    BraunAbility Opens New Carmel Headquarters

    An Indiana company that specializes in wheelchair lifts and van conversions so they’re wheelchair-accessible has announced plans to increase the number of workers with disabilities. BraunAbility made that announcement as it opened its new global headquarters in Carmel. 

  • Primaria Health Names O'Neill President and CEO

    Primaria Health, a primary care-focused provider, has hired Marty O'Neill as its chief executive officer and president. O'Neill will oversee more than 130 employees at Primaria Health.  

  • Byron Allen

    Hoosier TV Stations to be Acquired

     Los Angeles-based Entertainment Studios has reached an agreement to acquire 11 broadcast television stations from USA Television Holdings LLC and USA Television MidAmerica Holdings LLC $290 million. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Byron Allen's Allen Media Broadcasting division is acquiring three Indiana stations as part of the deal. 

  • Creative Works manufactures entertainment-based attractions, including esports. (Provided Photo/Creative Works)

    Manufacturer Details Morgan County Growth Plans

    Mooresville-based Creative Works has announced plans to grow its Morgan County operations. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company, which designs and manufactures themes, props and attractions for the entertainment industry, will invest $1.1 million in the expansion and create up to 70 jobs by the end of 2022. Creative Works plans to construct an addition to its existing four-building, 33,000-square-foot campus. Specific details on the addition are being finalized.

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    Carmel Tech Startup Secures $10M in Seed Funding

    A software company in Carmel has closed on a $10 million round of seed funding. Edify Labs, which also has an office in California, says the round, which was led by San Francisco-based First Round Capital, is among the four largest software seed rounds in the U.S. this year. Edify provides what it calls a Business Communications as a Service platform, which is used to help businesses manage customer engagement and cross-team collaboration. The company says the funding will...

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    Spencer Farm Expands to Include Winery and Tasting Room

    Spencer Farm in Noblesville is expanding with a winery and tasting room. The small-batch winery will be housed on Spencer Farm’s 40 acres in a newly-renovated farmhouse originally built in 1883.   

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    Polycor Acquires Another Hoosier Quarrier

    Canada-based Polycor Inc. has brought on another quarrier and fabricator of Indiana limestone. The company has acquired Elliott Stone Co. Inc. in Bedford, though financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed.

  • Alan Palkowitz (at podium) will lead the new center. (Inside INdiana Business Photo/Mary-Rachel Redman)

    Grant Creates IU Alzheimer's Center

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $36 million grant to the IU School of Medicine to launch a drug discovery center focused on accelerating the development of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of a strategic partnership with the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, and IU says the partnership is one of only two multi-institution teams in the country selected for a new federal program designed to grow the drug development pipeline for the disease.