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    $2.1B Endocyte Deal a Record-Breaker

    A veteran of Indiana's life sciences industry says the proposed blockbuster sale of West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is good for the ecosystem in the state. Switzerland-based Novartis AG has signed an agreement to acquire Endocyte for $2.1 billion, which BioCrossroads Project Director Brian Stemme says is "by far" the largest-ever acquisition of an Indiana life sciences company. The deal still faces regulatory and shareholder hurdles.

  • Bill to Fix Tax Issue For Trailer and Camper Dealers

    U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) has introduced a bill designed to fix what he calls a mistake in the 2017 McConnell-Ryan tax bill that has led to an adverse effect on RV trailer and camper dealers. Donnelly says the tax bill "significantly reduced" a tax deduction for dealers, which has led to higher inventory financing costs.

  • Great American Songbook Foundation to Sell Asherwood

    The Carmel estate known as Asherwood is in the process of being sold by the Great American Songbook Foundation. The 107 acre estate was donated to the Foundation in January by Bren Simon in support of the their music education and historic preservation programs.  The Asherwood estate features a fully-furnished 50,000-square-foot main house, 8,000-square-foot clubhouse, a 6,000-square-foot guest house, and two golf courses. An auction of antique furniture, artwork and other ...

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    'Heartbreaking' End For Nashville House

    The 91-year-old Nashville House restaurant is closing. The Brown County family dining staple will serve its last meal at the end of the month. In a post on Facebook, Gina Sarah Rogers, daughter of late-owners Andy and Fran Rogers, said it is "the end of an era and very heartbreaking." The restaurant is known for its country-style fried chicken and ham meals. Business on the property dates back to the late-1860s when an inn opened. It was acquired in...

  • Wheeler Mission to Announce Major Expansion

    Wheeler Mission will soon announce plans for a multi-million dollar expansion of the Center for Women & Children. A grand celebration fundraising event will be held Saturday, October 20 at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis. Plans call for $12 million to be raised over the next three years.  

  • Indy Airport Lands Record Grant Funding

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority has received what it says is a record amount of federal and state grant funding. The nearly $20 million will be used for projects focusing on rehabilitation of existing infrastructure, as well as sustainability, safety and security initiatives at Indianapolis International Airports and its reliever airports.

  • Steel Dynamics Hits Record Profit

    Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is reporting record third quarter net income of $398 million, up from $153 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Mark Millett says the results are due to record steel shipments and improvement in the average steel selling price.

  • Ying Alison Cheng (photo courtesy of the University of Notre Dame)

    Notre Dame Researcher to Lead Student Assessment Project

    An associate professor of psychology at the University of Notre Dame has been selected to lead a $1.4 million project. Ying Alison Cheng will oversee the development of the intelligent diagnostic assessment program, or i-DAP, for high school statistics education.

  • Mike Sherman is CEO of Endocyte.

    Endocyte, Novartis Ink $2.1B Merger Agreement

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) has announced a merger agreement with a global pharmaceutical giant. The deal with Switzerland-based Novartis AG is valued at $2.1 billion and still requires shareholder approval. Until regulatory and other approvals are met, Endocyte will remain independent. The proposed merger of Endocyte into Novartis is slated to be complete in the first half of next year. Endocyte develops targeted cancer therapies and earlier this...

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    Sturges, CBRE Splitting Up

    A long-time commercial real estate firm in Fort Wayne is going independent. CBRE | Sturges, which became affiliated with the global brand more than 20 years ago, will become Sturges Property Group at the end of this month. The firm was founded in 1975 and bills itself as largest full-service commercial and industrial real estate firm in the region. The shift, Sturges says, will...

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    Purdue Begins Work on Discovery Park Center

    Construction has begun on a five-story, 145,000-square-foot building designed to serve as the entryway to the $1.2 billion Purdue University Discovery Park District. The university says the Convergence Center for Innovation and Collaboration will be a resource hub for technology commercialization and entrepreneurial activities.

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    Vigo County Reorganizes CIB

    The Vigo County Capital Improvement board has undergone a reorganization. The Vigo County Commissioners have approved an ordinance that has established a new CIB, which includes four county appointments and three city appointments. 

  • Ameristar Casino Hotel was one of the properties owned by Pinnacle.

    Acquisition of Indiana Casino Parent Complete

    Two Indiana casinos are now under new ownership. Penn National Gaming Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN) has completed its $2.8 billion acquisition of Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. (Nadaq: PNK), which previously owned Ameristar Casino and Hotel in East Chicago and Belterra Casino Resort in Florence.

  • Lilly Endowment Launches $125M Grant Phase

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has launched the seventh phase of its Giving Indiana Funds for Tomorrow initiative. The organization plans to award a total of $125 million to community foundations throughout the state to help them better serve the towns, cities and counties they support.

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    Facebook Community Boost to Kick Off in Indy

    Business owners in central Indiana will have the opportunity to learn how to improve their social media skills in an effort to increase business. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) will Thursday kick off the two-day Facebook Community Boost event near downtown Indianapolis.

  • Union 525 the former home of Manual and Wood high schools.

    INfuze Indiana to Launch Before Packed House

    A new organization focused on boosting entrepreneurship throughout the state will hold its first event Wednesday before a sold out crowd at The Union 525 in Indianapolis. INfuze Indiana's mission is to bring together stakeholders from all walks of the startup ecosystem for what it describes as consistent, local community events discussing top issues. The keynote speaker at the inaugural gathering will be longtime Indiana venture capitalist Jane Martin.

  • The new hospital will be located at the Hendricks Regional Health campus in Plainfield. (photo courtesy of Hendricks Regional Health)

    $25M Behavioral Hospital Coming to Central Indiana

    Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with US HealthVest to develop a stand-alone behavioral center on the Hendricks campus in Plainfield. Known as the Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, the facility will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages.

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    Grant to Boost Mental Health Awareness

    A Purdue Fort Wayne Associate Professor of psychology is the recipient of a three-year grant from the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Jeannie DiClimenti will use the $368,664 to develop a mental health awareness and early-intervention program.  Purdue Aware: Helping Our Students through Faculty and Staff training has two focus areas, training faculty and staff and offering screenings, intervention and assessm...

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    JD Norman Details Muncie Closure

    Illinois-based JD Norman Industries Inc. is providing more details on the recently-announced closure of its manufacturing facility in Muncie. The company says the closure, affected 130 jobs, will result in all production being moved to its facility in Leslie, Michigan.

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    Meetings to Focus on Proposed Rail Corridor

    A slate of public meetings next week will focus on recent efforts and remaining steps to secure funding for a proposed passenger rail line running between Chicago, Fort Wayne and Columbus, Ohio. The first will be in Lima, Ohio, while the latter three will be in Indiana -- Fort Wayne, Warsaw and Valparaiso. Organized by the Northern Indiana Passenger Rail Association, the meetings will include presentations from Missouri-based consultant HNTB Corp. The firm has been hired to...

  • Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson (photo courtesy IN.gov)

    State Approves Workers' Comp Rate Decrease

    Indiana Department of Insurance Commissioner Stephen Robertson has approved a reduction in workers' compensation rates, effective next year. The department says the average 7.6 percent decrease will save Indiana businesses about $62.7 million. IDOI says the state's rates have been on a downward trend in recent years because of less frequent worker injuries. In addition, the department says near-full employment also creates a larger base for collecting premiums. The new rates go into...

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    South Bend Natatorium Receives Historic Landmark Status

    The designation of the Engman Natatorium as a historic landmark brought together community leaders and activists in a celebration at the IU South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center. The segregated public swimming pool denied entry to African Americans for nearly 30 years, but through a unique partnership became the home of the Civil Rights Heritage Center. The partnership between the city of South Bend, IU South Bend and the South Bend Heritage Foundation has led to the active learnin...

  • Another Acquisition For Dickinson Fleet Services

    Indianapolis-based Dickinson Fleet Services is growing its footprint in south Florida. The company has acquired Fleet Technology & Maintenance Corp. and Truck City Body Co., both of which are based in the Miami area. 

  • Brent Rockwood is in his first season as a vice president with Pacers Sports & Entertainment.

    Pacers Poised For Opening Tip On And Off Hardwood

    The Indiana Pacers are expanding the tip-off of the 2018-2019 season Wednesday with the start of what it says will be Opening Week festivities. The team will have a second home game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis Saturday and new Senior Vice President for Corporate Community and Public Relations Brent Rockwood says the remainder of the week will include scavenger hunts, viewing parties and other family-oriented events. Prior to Saturday's game, the team will also...

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    WOWO Names 'Morning News' Host

    The program and news director of WOWO radio in Fort Wayne has been named host of the station's morning show. Kayla Blakeslee will lead Fort Wayne's Morning News, succeeding longtime host Charly Butcher, who passed away in August. Blakeslee has served has the station's program director for the past two years, and previously served as news director and afternoon anchor. She led the station's "Penny Pitch" campaign in 2017, which earned a Service to America award from...

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    Council Gives Preliminary OK For Key Electric Works Funds

    The high-profile Electric Works project is moving forward following three key votes by the Fort Wayne City Council. Proposals involving $10 million in Legacy funding, $3.5 million in local income tax funding and $3.5 million in tax deductions for development partners RTM Ventures received preliminary approval Tuesday. The city previously announced it planned to allocate a total of $62 million toward the project that is expected to involve $440 million. The bulk of the city's funding...

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    Mega-Merger Involves Fort Wayne Operation

    A defense industry contractor with a significant presence in Fort Wayne has announced a merger agreement. Florida-based Harris Corp. (NYSE: HRS) and L3 Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LLL) in New York say the combination will create the sixth-largest defense company in the country. In early-2015, Harris completed the $4.75 billion acquisition of Exelis, a long-time manufacturer of military radio technology in Fort Wayne. Shortly after the acquisition, Harris consolidated...

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    Hoosier Tech Investors Partner to Boost PERQ

    Indianapolis-based PERQ has received a $5 million round of funding. The support includes participation from 10 Indiana investors. They are: Elevate Ventures, Collina Ventures LLC, former Indianapolis-based T2 Systems executives, former ExactTarget Chief Marketing Officer Tim Kopp and the co-founders of Greenwood-based One Click Ventures. The company provides technology that deals with digital consumer engagement and shopping behavior. In 2016, it received...

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    USA Gymnastics Interim CEO Resigns

    Just four days after being appointed interim president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, Mary Bono has resigned. In a statement released Tuesday, Bono said her decision "comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization." Bono, a former congresswoman and principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting in Washington D.C., drew criticism for a...

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    McRobbie Touts IU's 'Vital' Role in The State

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is calling 2018 a "banner year." IU is gearing up to mark the bicentennial of its founding next year. During his 12th State of the University address, McRobbie updated progress of the $3 billion IU For All Bicentennial Campaign, reporting $2.6 billion has been raised to-date. He discussed multiple accomplishments throughout the last academic year, which include...

  • Purdue Lands USDA Grant to Help Rural Communities

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded nearly $390,000 to the Purdue University Center for Regional Development. The funding is part of the USDA's effort to "help build rural prosperity" through the Rural Economic Development Innovation initiative.

  • Former Astronaut to Speak at UE

    The first woman to pilot and command a U.S. spacecraft will Wednesday evening speak at the University of Evansville. Eileen Collins will discuss her career and the future of space travel during the university's Patricia H. Snyder Lecture.

  • Rolls-Royce in Indy Selected For $100M Contract

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a contract worth up to $100 million to Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. The contract is related to Phase I of the Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability program for the U.S. Air Force.

  • A public launch of the new partnership will be held in December at Hard Truth Hills Welcome Center in Bloomington.

    Bloomington, Columbus Partner With Elevate Ventures

    The cities of Bloomington and Columbus and Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures have announced a partnership the venture development organization says is designed to "begin the cultural shift toward entrepreneurism and innovation" in the region. The agreement includes contributions of up to $1.5 million from Elevate Ventures and $1 million from the cities. The collaboration includes...

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    Group Aiming For Historic Designation of Calumet Region

    A group formed in the 1990's to raise awareness of an area stretching from the south shore of Lake Michigan to Michigan City is now working to have the Calumet Region designated a National Heritage Area. The Calumet Heritage Partnership, made up of residents from Illinois and Indiana, is seeking federal funding for historic preservation and conservation.

  • The school named Pietruszkiewicz its 24th president in March.

    UE President Touts Designation's Social, Student Impact

    The new president of the University of Evansville says a designation from a global education and entrepreneurship network has been a catalyst to increasing enrollment. Christopher Pietruszkiewicz says Ashoka U named the school the only Changemaker Campus in Indiana. The designation means UE is collaborating with other Changemaker Campuses and Ashoka U's network of entrepreneurs to promote social innovation. Last month, the school reported a 13 percent year-over-year increase in...

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    Final Section of Monon Trail Opens

    Officials in Hamilton County have cut the ribbon on the final section of the Monon Trail in Westfield. The city says the new section completes more than 24 miles of trail connecting Sheridan to downtown Indianapolis. 

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    Glick Philanthropies Grants to Address Food Insecurity

    Indianapolis-based Glick Philanthropies has awarded more than $300,000 in grants through its Feeding Those in Need program. The funding, announced in observance of World Food Day, aims to address food insecurity by providing meals and self-sufficiency skills to children, families and seniors.

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    Bono Appointed Interim CEO at USA Gymnastics

    Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics has named Mary Bono interim president and chief executive officer. Bono, a former Southern California congresswoman, previously served as a principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting in Washington D.C. Parent firm Faegre Baker Daniels LLP has more than a dozen offices, including a major presence in Indianapolis. Board Chair Karen Golz says...

  • Electric Works Lands Another Major Tenant

    The developers of the massive $440 million Electric Works in downtown Fort Wayne have announced a lease commitment from one of the largest employers in northeast Indiana. RTM Ventures says it is working with Parkview Health to finalize a 10-year agreement for the health system to be a tenant in the mixed-use innovation district.

  • Anthem Reaches $16M Data Breach Settlement

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has reached a settlement related to what the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services calls the largest health data breach in U.S. history. The HHS says the company has agreed to pay $16 million and take "substantial corrective action" to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

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    Work on Big Brothers Big Sisters Hub Begins

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Inc. has broken ground on a $3 million renovation at its new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The facility, which the organization describes as a mentoring hub, is part of its $7 million RISE campaign connected to a goal of serving 1,500 children in the region by 2022. The building was a previous home of WFYI Public Media and a hardware store. In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick...

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    Manufacturer Plans Expansion in Allen County

    New Haven-based Continental Diamond Tool Corp. says it is already outgrowing its new facility. The Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne reports the manufacturer is seeking tax abatement on a $5.5 million investment that could add around 150 jobs. CDT moved into the current facility last year and says the expansion would include 15,000 more square-feet onto its operation.

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    High Alpha Spawns Tenth Tech Startup

    The first company has launched from Indianapolis-based High Alpha since the venture studio received a $100 million infusion in July, and the tenth overall. Anvl develops software designed to reduce and prevent maintenance service industry injuries. The company is led by Hoosier tech scene veteran Robin Fleming, who previously served as vice president of technology for Angie's List before its acquisition by New York-based IAC (Nasdaq: IAC). Anvl was born out of a first-of-its-kind...

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    Bluffton Ethanol Plant Included in $328M Deal

    An ethanol plant in Wells County will soon be under new ownership. Nebraska-based Green Plains Inc. (Nasdaq: GPRE) has announced plans to sell three of its ethanol plants, including one in Bluffton, to Texas-based Valero Renewable Fuels Co. LLC in a $328 million deal.

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    Manufacturer to Close in Muncie

    Illinois-based JD Norman Industries is planning to close its facility in Muncie. In a notice to the state, the company says the decision will result in the layoffs of 130 employees. JD Norman did not provide a reason for the closure.

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    Pacers Co-Founder Dies

    The Indiana Pacers are mourning the loss of one of the team's founders. Dick Tinkham, who was also one of the founding fathers of the American Basketball Association, has died after a lengthy fight with muscular distrophy.

  • Wesemann Hall at the Valparaiso University Law School (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Valpo School of Law Transfer Denied

    A proposal to transfer Valparaiso University's law school to another university has been shot down. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has denied the transfer to Middle Tennessee State University, which would have led to the creation of a College of Law at the school. 

  • Andrew Greenwood is senior vice president of development at Ambrose Property Group.

    Ambrose: White River to be Centerpiece of $1.4B Project

    The Indianapolis-based developer of the city's former GM Stamping Plant site says it's excited about the $1.4 billion downtown district sitting next to a "major natural asset." Ambrose Property Group Senior Vice President Andrew Greenwood says the Waterside development will embrace the White River, which he believes "historically the city and the state have kind of turned their back on." He says the river will provide recreational opportunities at Waterside...

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    Purdue Board Endorses Master Plan

    The new campus master plan from Purdue University has received the endorsement of the university's board of trustees. The board has also approved the "at-risk" pay for President Mitch Daniels, as well as a new online degree program. 

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    German American Completes Acquisition of Kentucky Bank

    Jasper-based German American Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GABC) has completed its acquisition of First Security Inc. in Kentucky. As a result of the $101 million deal, FSI subsidiary First Security Bank Inc. has been merged with and into German American Bank.

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    More Indiana Sears, Kmart Stores to be Cut

    Multiple Sears and Kmart stores throughout Indiana will be victims of the latest round of closures prompted by the parent company's bankruptcy filing. Illinois-based Sears Holdings Corp. (Nasdaq: SHLD) says a total of 142 locations will be shuttered as part of efforts to return to longterm profitability and competitiveness. Liquidation sales are slated to begin soon and the stores are expected to close by the end of the year. In its most recent earnings report, the company announced...

  • South Shore Line Contracts Receive Key Approval

    The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District Board of Trustees has approved contracts totaling up to nearly $36 million related to the South Shore Line West Lake Corridor and Double Track projects. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report each project now has its team of project managers in place as a result.

  • Zimmer Biomet Partnering With Apple

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ZBH) has announced a partnership with Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL) to assist patients undergoing knee and hip replacement surgeries. Zimmer Biomet has developed an app for the iPhone and Apple Watch designed to improve the connection between patients and their surgical care teams.

  • Ivy Tech and Marian University Announce Partnership

    A new partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and Marian University will allow students to transfer from Associate of Science to Bachelor of Science degree programs. The 2+2 program allows students to complete the first two years and earn an Ivy Tech Associate of Science degree then transfer credits to Marian to complete a Bachelor of Science in two more years.  The program is the first between the schools, but the two institutions did partner earlier this year on a rever...
  • Ram founded EntouRaj for Kids in 2010 to support and promote tennis in the Indianapolis area.

    Ram to Receive Indiana Pathfinder Award

    Indiana Sports Corp. has announced tennis pro Rajeev Ram will receive the 2018 Indiana Pathfinder Award. The organization will honor the Carmel High School graduate alongside National Pathfinder Award recipient Andy Roddick during a luncheon next month in Indianapolis. After graduating from Carmel High School in 2002, Ram won an NCAA team championship during his time at the University of Illinois. He earned a silver medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics in mixed doubles with...

  • Flagship Enterprise Center CEO to Retire

    The longtime chief executive officer of Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson has announced plans to retire. Chuck Staley, who has served in the role since 2003, says he will step down by the end of the year while the center's board of directors searches for a successor.

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    Manufacturer Expanding Again in Bluffton

    Ohio-based 20/20 Custom Molded Plastics LLC has announced plans to further expand its operation in Wells County. The company, which manufactures structural foam products, initially bought and expanded its Bluffton facility in 2017 and will now invest $26 million to double its footprint.

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    NTN Driveshaft Proposing $90M Expansion

    NTN Driveshaft Inc. in Columbus is planning a $90 million expansion. In a tax abatement request with the Bartholomew County city, the automotive component supplier said the investment will lead to 74 new jobs and help retain a current full-time workforce of nearly 1,600. NTN Driveshaft is one of the largest employers in Columbus and last year, it opened a more than $140 million facility in Anderson. It launched operations in Bartholomew County in 1989 and says...

  • Daniels Envisions Purdue, Region as 'Cooler Place'

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says a more than $1 billion live, work, play development on the West Lafayette campus will be a magnet for attracting and keeping top talent in the region. The Discovery Park District is part of a 30-year vision to transform the west side of the Purdue campus and create a "preeminent environment" for educational, economic, cultural and community activities in the region.

  • Andrew Greenwood is senior vice president of development at Ambrose Property Group.

    Ambrose Amps up Ambition For Old GM Stamping Site

    An Indianapolis-based developer has greatly expanded its original investment plans for the city's former GM Stamping Plant site. Ambrose Property Group's vision now includes projects totaling nearly $1.4 billion, more than doubling the $550 million scope detailed last year. During a community event Friday, the company and Mayor Joe Hogsett announced the name of the more than 100-acre, downtown district: Waterside. Plans now call for...

  • The JW Marriott Indianapolis ranks third on this year's list.

    Indy Hotels Among Top in Midwest

    Three Indianapolis hotels are among Condé Nast Traveler's Top 25 Hotels in the Midwest. The rankings include two hotels that have made the list three years in a row and one making its debut. The JW Marriott Indianapolis ranks third on this year's list, followed by The Conrad, which is eighth and Ironworks Hotels appearing on the list for the first time at number 17. You can see the full rankings by...

  • New Location Continues Growth For Pet Wellness Clinics

    A central Indiana-based veterinary practice will Monday open its seventh location and has plans for several more. Pet Wellness Clinics says it has invested $450,000 into its newest clinic in Zionsville and created a small number of jobs.

  • Ben Forrest is CEO of Olio.

    Tech Startup Aims to Cut Out Medical 'Stumbling Block'

    As healthcare continues to evolve, a Carmel-based tech startup is rising to meet one rapidly-changing facet of the industry's business model. Olio develops software that it says helps providers at every stage of care communicate more effectively. CEO Ben Forrest says the platform his growing company has developed overcomes the traditional stumbling block of sharing information on a patient's recovery among multiple caregivers, health systems and facilities from start-to-finish.

  • DePauw University accepting gifts for the Rector Scholarship Centennial Celebration

    DePauw Announces Leadership Gifts

    DePauw alumni are making gifts to their school in the centennial year of Edward and Lucy Rowland Rector's scholarship gift that will be celebrated on campus next May. President Mark McCoy announced $2.6 million in leadership gifts for the Rector Scholarship endowment. Edward and Lucy Rowland Rector's gift to the university in 1919 marked the beginning of the scholarship, which has produced more than 4,000 DePauw graduates. “The Rector Scholarship transformed DePauw and uplifte...

  • Pictured left-to-right: William Dubois, Marlin Stutzman

    Stutzman, Dubois Join Trine Board

    Trine University has announced two additions to its board of trustees. Former Congressman Marlin Stutzman and Indianapolis-based Patriot Engineering and Environmental Inc. founder William Dubois, both Trine alums, join the board and nine-year board member Clifford Ryan has transitioned to trustee emeritus. Stutzman represented the state's 3rd Congressional District from 2010-2017. He currently serves as managing partner of Howe-based private equity firm Osmium Holdings, chief executi...

  • Purdue is the highest-ranked Indiana institution on the list.

    Purdue, IU Among 'Most Innovative Universities'

    Purdue University and Indiana University are once again included in the "Top 100: The World's Most Innovative Universities" list from Reuters. The rankings are determined based on criteria such as the number of published articles in scholarly journals and the number of patent applications granted.

  • Indiana Names Gold Star Schools

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the 2018 Gold Star Schools. The Gold Star designation means a steering team, led by school counselors, has met criteria to develop a comprehensive school counseling model.  “Receiving the Gold Star designation is evidence of the strong collaboration exemplified for student success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I want to recognize and commend these schools for under...

  • Biden will be at a Hammond event, while Pence will appear in Indianapolis.

    Pence, Biden Attending Indiana Rallies

    Vice President Mike Pence and former Vice President Joe Biden will be in Indiana over the next two days for campaign events. Biden will be with Senator Joe Donnelly in Hammond this afternoon, while Pence will join Republican Senate nominee Mike Braun and other GOP leaders Saturday in Indianapolis. Biden and Donnelly will appear at the Hammond Civic Center this afternoon. The rally starts at 5:00 Central time. Pence and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel will...

  • Angie's List Parent Acquires New York Tech Company

    Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI), which has a major presence in Indianapolis, has announced plans to acquire a tech company based in New York. Financial terms of the deal for Handy Technologies Inc. are not being disclosed, however ANGI says Handy will continue to operate out of New York City.

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    Manufacturer Plans New HQ in New Albany

    New Albany-based Progressive Materials is looking to expand its southern Indiana operation. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the silicone roofing systems manufacturer plans to invest $13.4 million to build a new headquarters in the city, creating up to 25 jobs by 2023. The company says it has outgrown its current headquarters and the new, 100,000-square-foot corporate campus at the New Albany North Industrial Park is expected to be operational by...

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    Vectren Reaches Agreement on Solar Farm

    Evansville-based Vectren Corp. has reached a settlement agreement regarding the utility’s plan to build a 50-megawatt solar farm in Spencer County. The agreement, which still requires approval from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, allows Vectren to recover costs of the project at a lower rate than originally proposed.

  • Cicero begins a downtown facade rehabilitation project

    Cicero Begins Facade Improvement Project

    The Town of Cicero has begun rejuvenating parts of downtown with a façade improvement project. The work is funded by a $403,000 Main Street Revitalization Program grant through the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs. A Historic Preservation Grant of $142,216 will also support the project, which includes 13 buildings along West Jackson Street from State Road 19 to Main Street.  Cicero officials, business owner...

  • URS Federal Services Inc. is an AECOM company.

    Military Contract Work to be Carried Out in Odon

    The work created by a $25 million contract for Maryland-based URS Federal Services Inc. will be performed in Indiana. It involves repairs and installation of electronic equipment and will be carried out by employees in Odon. The work is slated to be complete in 10 years. Tasks involved include installing repaired Naval Tactical Computer Resource equipment, cable assemblies and obsolescence management, as well as...

  • U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler (photo courtesy WTHR-TV)

    Public Officials Facing Corruption Charges

    U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler has announced charges against 15 former public service and government employees. The defendants are accused of stealing a total of nearly $870,00 from various public sources.

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    More Details on Deck For Former GM Stamping Site

    Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group, the developer leading $550 million plans for the city's former GM Stamping Plant site, will provide additional details Friday evening on the project. Company officials and Mayor Joe Hogsett will host a community gathering at the property and unveil what they say will be a major infrastructure initiative and a name for the downtown district. Plans unveiled last May call for...

  • French Lick Senior LPGA Event Hits 'Under-Marketed Group'

    As the Senior LPGA Championship prepares to tee off for its second year at the Pete Dye Course at French Lick, the resort's golf director says a later date this year will provide "beautiful colors and great playing conditions." Dave Harner says the 54-hole event, which begins Monday, continues to attract international attention to the southern Indiana landmark. Approximately one million Golf Channel viewers throughout the world will be exposed each day, Harner estimates.

  • Emmis Swings to Quarterly Loss

    Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS) is reporting a fiscal second quarter net loss of $373,000, compared to net income of $70 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Smulyan also announced the company plans to “dramatically reduce” the operations of its NextRadio and TagStation businesses after failing to form a consortium to own and operate them.

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    DePauw to Dedicate Alumni Building

    DePauw University will Friday dedicate the new Robert G. Bottoms Alumni and Development Center. The facility is named in honor of the university’s longest-serving president, who will return to the Greencastle campus for the event. 

  • Holiday World to Invest $5.5 Million

    Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari in Santa Claus Thursday announced plans to invest $5.5 million into improvements in 2019, including transformation of the park's signature restaurant into five different eateries with a candy store, bakery and coffee shop. The plan also includes track improvements to The Voyage, the world's second-longest wooden roller coaster. President Matt Eckert says construction of the new Santa's Merry Marketplace is part of an effort to...

  • Mary Snapp with Microsoft Philanthropies was among those at Thursday's announcement.

    'Game-Changer' Skillful Program Coming to Indiana

    A national nonprofit has chosen Indiana as the next state for its Skillful initiative, designed to help workers, especially those without four-year college degrees, find good jobs in a changing economy. The New York-based Markle Foundation is working with partners including Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart and Purdue University on the workforce development effort. Skillful, which began in Colorado, helps workers partner with companies to identify skills they already have and find...

  • Indiana Academy to Honor Three New Members

    The Indiana Academy will induct three new members at its 48th annual dinner celebration Monday, October 15. The new honorees will be acknowledged by the Academy for lifetime achievements to the state of Indiana.  This year's inductees are:  Eugene B. Habecker (Indianapolis and Upland) - Dr. Gene Habecker has served as president at two ICI member institutions, Huntington University and Taylor University, from which he retired in 2016 as President Emeritus. Inter...

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    New Elevate Ventures Fund Aims to Catalyze Innovators

    Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures says a new funding initiative will be a "propelling" force for entrepreneurs in regions where it has established a presence. The Community Ideation Fund will make $200,000 available in each of Elevate Ventures' partnership regions over the next three years. The funding comes from the state's 21st Century Research and Technology Fund, which is overseen by the Indiana Economic Development Corp. It focuses on...

  • Indiana Limestone Co. was founded in 1926.

    Indiana Limestone Co. Merges With Canadian Company

    Bloomington-based Indiana Limestone Co. has merged with a natural stone quarrier in Canada. Financial terms of the merger with Polycor Inc. in Quebec City are not being disclosed, however Indiana Limestone's operations in Monroe County will continue as normal.

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    Wabash National Mourning Loss of Innovative Co-Founder

    A co-founder of Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has died. Rod Ehrlich, who served as chief technology officer, helped launch the manufacturer with his brother, Jerry, in 1985. Ehrlich was 72. Wabash National says he helped author over 60 patents, including...

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    IU Kelley Degrees Launch on Digital 'Destination'

    The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is launching two master's degrees on a high-profile online platform. The accounting and information technology management programs will be available beginning next year through edX. edX.org, founded by Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is billed as "the leading nonprofit online learning destination." The organization has alliances with more than 130 member institutions. In addition to...

  • Athenaeum Foundation Names President

    The Athenaeum Foundation in Indianapolis has a new president. Craig Mince, who previously served as director of the IMAX Theater at the Indiana State Museum, will begin his new role in November. Mince succeeds Cassie Stockamp, who announced in June she would step down to pursue philanthropic opportunities throughout the world. The foundation's board cited Mince's previous leadership, fundraising, and relationship-building success in selecting him for the position.

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    Notre Dame Touts Multi-Billion-Dollar Impact

    A new study shows the University of Notre Dame generates nearly a $2.5 million economic impact in the region. The research, conducted by Philadelphia-based Econsult Solutions Inc., connects some 16,700 regional jobs to the South Bend institution. The last study was conducted five years ago and only considered data from St. Joseph County. The current report used 2017 information from St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall counties.

  • State Revenue Rises in September

    The State Budget Agency says September revenue totals exceeded the most recent projections by nearly $135 million. General Fund revenues totaled more than $1.6 billion, which is 13.5 percent higher than the same period last year, however the agency notes several non-recurring factors contributed to last month's totals.

  • Ball State will be honored as the 2018 Institution of the Year.

    Ball State, Grand to Be Honored at Indiana Society Gala

    The Indiana Society of Chicago is boasting a new venue and promising a livelier atmosphere at this year's gala in Chicago. The organization will honor award recipients including Ball State University and Barnes & Thornburg LLP Managing Partner Robert Grand during the December event at the Renaissance Chicago Downtown. The more than century-old social organization is also planning what it calls livelier entertainment, featuring the dance band The Doo and a special guest...

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    Marian, Saint Joe Join Forces on New College

    Marian University and Saint Joseph's College have established a partnership to create a two-year college near the current Marian campus. Saint Joseph’s College of Marian University - Indianapolis is slated to open in July and offer degrees in liberal arts, business and information technology. The schools are targeting enrollment of up to 125 for the first year. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Marian President Dan Elsener said...

  • The first international flight landed at the airport Sunday. (photo courtesy Gary/Chicago International Airport)

    Gary Airport Opens Customs Facility

    Gary/Chicago International Airport has officially opened its new general aviation U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility. The airport is now accepting international arrivals, meaning travelers from around the world no longer need to stop at another airport to clear customs. 

  • Holcomb to Make Workforce Development Announcement

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Thursday make a workforce development announcement in Indianapolis. Few details are available, however the announcement will also feature representatives from Microsoft Philanthropies and New York-based The Markle Foundation.

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    Harrison College Items to Be Sold

    Indianapolis-based Key Auctioneers says it is handling the auction of assets at nine of the 11 Harrison College campuses. An online sale is already underway at the Zionsville campus and items will hit the blocks at the Anderson and Columbus campuses next week. The college confirmed its closure in mid-September. Items for sale from Indiana, Ohio and North Carolina campuses include medical, culinary, office and IT equipment and furnishings. The upcoming auction schedule includes...

  • Indy to Cut Ribbon on Lugar Plaza

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Thursday join city and community leaders to cut the ribbon on the new Richard G. Lugar Plaza at the City-County Building in downtown Indy. The $9 million plaza has been redesigned to hold up to 1,500 people for community events and programs.

  • Shekhar (left) and BioCrossroads CEO David Johnson (right)

    BioCrossroads Announces Watanabe Winner, New Seed Fund

    Indiana University Associate Vice President for Clinical Affairs Anantha Shekhar is the 2018 Watanabe Life Sciences Champion of the Year. BioCrossroads made the announcement today at its annual Life Sciences Summit in Indianapolis. Shekhar is leading the $120 million Precision Health Grand Challenges effort. Also at today's event, the state's life sciences initiative announced the $9 million Indiana Seed Fund III, focused on life sciences, health IT and agbiosciences companies.

  • The job fair will be held at WestGate Academy. (photo courtesy Westgate@Crane Technology Park)

    NSWC Crane to Host Job Fair

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane will Thursday host its first-ever career fair. The event will allow attendees to discuss opportunities to fill a variety of positions, including electronics technicians, computer scientists, and logistics management specialists. 

  • First Merchants CEO: 'Clients Benefit From Scale'

    Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) Chief Executive Officer Mike Rechin says the bank's primary growth engine continues to be organically-focused, but additional mergers and acquisitions could be another avenue for a larger footprint. First Merchants announced a $291 million deal Wednesday morning to acquire Michigan-based Monroe Bank & Trust parent MBT Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: MBTF). The bank is marking its 125th anniversary and has completed...

  • Rensselaer cuts ribbon on second solar park

    Rensselaer Opens Second Solar Park

    The city of Rensselaer has opened its second solar park in the community. It's one of only 17 Indiana Municipal Power Agency members to have a solar park, their first was completed in 2014.  Mayor Stephen Wood says the community is a founding member of IMPA and was one of the first three members to have a solar park. “When the opportunity arose to add a second solar park, we welcomed the chance to not only broaden the generation resources in our community, b...

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    Notre Dame IDEA Center Establishes Startup Fund

    A separate for-profit investment fund to speed up ideas toward development has been established by the Notre Dame IDEA Center. The name draws from the center's race-car branding: Notre Dame Pit Road Fund. The fund will offer seed funding for student, faculty, alumni and community startups, which Notre Dame vice president and associate provost for innovation, Brian Ritchie, says will fill a resource gap between a business idea and the ability to garner follow-up investments and hittin...

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    Council Considering Funding For Merrillville Project

    Town officials in Merrillville have had their first look at a massive development project proposal. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report developers of the $356 million The Farm at Crossroad Commons are seeking $30 million in Tax Increment Financing revenue from the Lake County town.

  • Justin Busch (left) will fill the remainder of David Long's (right) term in the Senate. (photo courtesy of our partners at WPTA-TV)

    County Councilor to Succeed Long in Senate

    A Republican caucus has selected Justin Busch to fill the remainder of Indiana Senate President Pro Tem David Long's (R-16) term following his resignation next month. Busch currently serves as an at-large member of the Allen County Council.

  • Purdue Global Adds Cloud Computing Degree

    Purdue University Global has announced plans for a new cloud computing degree program. The bachelor's degree will be the first new program offered by the school since it joined the Purdue system earlier this year. Purdue Global is partnering with Virginia-based ManTech (Nasdaq: MANT), which helped develop program.

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    Amazon Makes Greenwood Project Official

    The city of Greenwood has confirmed Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) is moving forward with plans to establish a major distribution center in the city. The company will invest more than $80 million in the project, which is expected to create more than 1,250 full-time jobs. In a statement released Tuesday evening, Mayor Mark Myers says Amazon will also invest $2 million in public infrastructure improvements. He says the new jobs will also pay more than double the...

  • Officials from the Regenstrief Institute accepted the first place prize in the Inject Tech Challenge. (photo courtesy of Regenstrief Institute)

    Life Sciences Summit Competition Winners Unveiled

    BioCrossroads has unveiled the winners of two competitions at the 2018 Indiana Life Sciences Summit. The events include the inaugural Indiana Inject Tech Challenge, which focuses on the creation of new technologies designed to improve patient outcomes, as well as the BioCrossroads New Venture Competition.

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    ISU Grant to Boost Mentoring Capabilities

    Indiana State University has secured a $2.4 million federal grant. The funding from the U.S. Department of Education will support mentoring programs and space that boosts visibility of ISU's offerings. Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Mike Licari says "we are on a positive trajectory at State with respect to our commitment to students."

  • Brandon Ridenour (file photo)

    ANGI Homeservices Names New CEO

    Colorado-based ANGI Homeservices Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has named a new chief executive officer. The company, which maintains a significant presence in Indianapolis, says Chief Product Officer Brandon Ridenour will transition to CEO by the end of the year. He succeeds Chris Terrill, who will remain with the company in an advisor capacity. Terrill will also step down from the ANGI Homeservices Board of Directors and Ridenour will join the board following the transition.

  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.) Pictured left-to-right: Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC President Isao Matsuzaki, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger

    Honda Exec: At 10, Greensburg Plant Outpacing Expectations

    State, city and company officials have marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of Greensburg-based Honda Manufacturing of Indiana Inc. and the plant manager says activity continues to boom at the 1,600-acre operation. "The business, I think, has grown beyond our original expectations from 10 years ago," Tim Reisinger told Inside INdiana Business. Initial plans called for 1,000 jobs and today, it employs more than 2,500. Production has also multiplied...

  • Lou Gerig Named 'Indy PR Legend'

    The Indianapolis Public Relations Society has named Lou Gerig an Indy PR Legend. Gerig, who currently serves as president of Indianapolis-based Sease, Gerig & Associates, previously served in roles including press secretary for former Senator Richard Lugar and assistant to former Reagan administration Press Secretary James Brady. Gerig will receive his recognition November 14 during an IPRS luncheon at Christ Church Cathedral on Monument Circle in Indianapolis.

  • First Merchants Details Planned Michigan Acquisition

    Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) has announced an agreement to acquire a Michigan bank. The deal for MBT Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: MBTF), the parent of Monroe Bank & Trust, is valued at $291 million and marks the bank's entry into Michigan. First Merchants says the combination will create the second-largest financial holding company headquartered in Indiana. MBTF has 20 locations in southeast Michigan. When complete, First Merchants says it will have more than...

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    Notre Dame Appoints Museum Director

    The University of Notre Dame has selected Joseph Antenucci Becherer as director of the Snite Museum of Art on the South Bend campus. Becherer is the founding director and curator of the sculpture program at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • Grant to Support Retraining of Dislocated Workers

    The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded more than $1 million to EmployIndy as part of its Trade and Economic Transition Dislocated Worker grant program. The funding will be used to help "mature dislocated workers" find employment in growth industries.

  • Work on The Landing began in February. (photo courtesy city of Fort Wayne)

    Councilors Express Concern on 'The Landing' Funding

    The Fort Wayne City Council will this evening discuss a bill that could ultimately threaten funding for a more than $30 million mixed-use development project currently under construction. Two councilors have expressed concern over the bill, which requests $1.4 million for streetscape improvements at The Landing.

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    Enrollment Up At Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College says the number of students enrolled in on-campus programs has risen to the highest level in almost 50 years. The figure is boost by a 17 percent year-over-year increase in the number of new students enrolled at the Wabash Valley institution. SMWC says students enrolled in campus-based programs, which don't include online and graduate students, are estimated at...

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    Grant to Establish Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw

    A three-year, $527,000 grant from the Buehler Family Foundation will establish the Buehler Biomedical Imaging Center at DePauw University. The school says the center will give students access to cutting-edge equipment as they study regeneration biology, wound healing, and the neuroscience of addiction.

  • Jodi Golden is executive director of the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

    'Sense of Place' Events Part of First Downtown Development Week

    More than two dozen Hoosier cities and towns are participating in the inaugural, statewide Downtown Development Week. The initiative, spearheaded by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, involves sponsored events, activities and promotions that spotlight downtown. OCRA Executive Director Jodi Golden says downtowns serve a crucial purpose in a community's ecosystem. Golden says many of the state's 133 communities with Main Street organizations are participating.

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    Westfield, INDOT Plan $15M Road Project

    The Westfield City Council has approved an agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation to split the cost of a $15 million road reconstruction project. The city says the work on State Road 32 is essential to ongoing downtown development efforts. Westfield Mayor Andy Cook says, right now, State Road 32 "simply cannot safely and efficiently handle the traffic of a growing community." The project aims to address capacity and congestion issues along...

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    Inventory Taking Stock of Data Assets in The Region

    An inventory of public wireless and optical communications assets in northwest Indiana is underway. The developers behind the $40 million Digital Crossroads of America Data Center in Hammond have hired an engineering firm in Germany that deals with network deployment and planning throughout the world. Digital Crossroads Chief Executive Officer Peter Feldman says coverage is inconsistent in the region and throughout most of the country.

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    Kroger Subsidiary to Reopen in Muncie

    Seymour-based Ruler Foods will this month celebrate the grand reopening of its location in Muncie. The grocery chain, a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR), has invested more than $740,000 to completely remodel and update the store, which it says will better reflect customer needs.

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    Kohl's Looking to Fill Seasonal Jobs

    Kohl's Corp. (NYSE: KSS) is looking to fill more than 2,000 seasonal jobs at its Plainfield E-Commerce Fulfillment Center. Our partners at WTHR-TV report the facility will hold an on-site job fair throughout the day Wednesday.

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    Indy Airport Scores Top Honor Again

    Indianapolis International Airport has again been named Best Airport in the United States by a global leisure publication. The Condé Nast Traveler recognition is the fifth straight for IND. The Best Airport designation is part of Traveler's annual Readers Choice Awards, which is built on feedback from more than 100,000 comments and millions of ratings. In addition to airports, favorites were tallied for hotels, resorts and destinations.

  • Bradley Company Acquires Michigan Firm

    A commercial real estate firm with offices in Indiana and Michigan has acquired Michigan-based X Ventures. Bradley Co. says the commercial operations of X Ventures will be integrated into its existing presence in west Michigan, though financial details of the acquisition are not being disclosed. Bradley Company says the deal will increase both companies' service capabilities and professional expertise in the local market. X Ventures was founded in 2013 by...

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    Simon Plans Hockey-Related Mall Redevelopment in Seattle

    A group driving Seattle's bid for the 32nd National Hockey League franchise and Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) have announced an innovative redevelopment plan for a mall in the Pacific Northwest city. The proposed transformation of Northgate includes the organization's headquarters and a training center with three ice rinks. Simon Malls Chief Operating Officer Michael McCarthy says the project will turn the regional shopping mall into...

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    National Love For Danville Bakery

    A bakery in Hendricks County has received national attention. Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery was recently featured in People magazine and "The TODAY Show," both of which spotlighted the bakery's breakfast selections. People named Bread Basket's Cinnamon Roll French Toast as the best breakfast item in Indiana, based on review from Yelp. The publication's food and lifestyle director then appeared on the NBC morning show to talk about the...

  • (Image courtesy of Danise Alano-Martin on Twitter.)

    Hoosier Women in Technology Launches

    A new group from the organization behind events like the Combine in Bloomington and Ignite Bloomington has launched to draw more women to the tech scene in the Monroe County city. Hoosier Women in Technology, created by Bloomington-based nonprofit Humanetrix Foundation Inc., will host its first event toward the end of the month. Danise Alano-Martin says HooWiT will serve as a forum for engagement and connections for women looking to break into tech or advance their careers.

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    USF Dedicates Fort Wayne Chapel

    The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its new chapel in Fort Wayne. The chapel, located in the center of the university's Spring Street campus, is part of nearly $23 million in projects announced by USF last year.

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    Life Sciences Summit to Kick Off

    Indiana's life sciences initiative will this week host its annual two-day gathering focusing on the future of the life sciences sector. The 2018 Indiana Life Sciences Summit will feature keynote addresses from representatives of industry companies such as LifeOmic, Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), and Roche Diagnostics.

  • The gift includes more than 500 pieces of ethnographic objects from Itter's collection. (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    'Transformative' Gift to Support IU Museum of Art

    A professor emeritus of fine arts at Indiana University has awarded what the school calls a "transformative estate gift." The nearly $4 million gift from Bill Itter includes a collection of more than 500 African art pieces and will also fund an endowment at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art on the Bloomington campus.

  • Westfield-based IMMI is one of the Indiana companies on the list.

    Indiana Companies Among 'Healthiest Workplaces'

    A number of Indiana-based companies are included in the 2018 list of the “Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America.” Companies included in the ranking from Healthiest Employers are evaluated in categories including culture and leadership commitment, strategic planning and programming and interventions. Indianapolis-based Monarch Beverage is the highest-ranking Indiana company at number 15, compared to number 27 the previous year.

  • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College mascot Onyx

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Introduces First Mascot

    The black horse Onyx is the first official mascot in the history of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. Onyx made her debut during Homecoming 2018 festivities. The name comes from the SWMC ring with the Onyx stone, and is the culmination of a student committee charged with finding a mascot in 2017. Onyx was chosen from three finalists after conducting a survey and holding student forums. “The mascot is much bigger than a visual brand for athletics,” said Dee R...

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    Conwell: Campaign Counting on Corporate Support

    The president of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says non-alums and corporate partners will be key to the success of a $250 million fundraising campaign, which kicked off its public phase today. Jim Conwell says companies around the world need workers who can adapt to industry changes "we can't even begin to predict," and says The Mission Driven Campaign for Rose-Hulman will help put the faculty and facilities in place to produce those students. The school says the...

  • IU Researcher Receives Grant for Startup

    An Indiana University researcher has received a federal grant for his high-tech startup where he hopes to develop technology to reduce testing on animals. Ken Shao's Dream Tech LLC received a one-year $245,130 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences. The assistant professor of environmental and occupational health founded the company to lessen the use of animals in testing for chemical toxicity in food, pharmaceuticals and pesticides. "Dream Tech is de...

  • International Recognition For B-Start

    A pre-accelerator initiative in Bloomington has received an honor from the International Economic Development Council. B-Start, created by the Bloomington Economic Development Corp., has been named a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award winner. B-Start was recognized during the council's Annual Conference recently in Atlanta. Next year's Annual Conference will take place October 13-16 in downtown Indianapolis. BEDC Project Manager Anne McCombe says...

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    Grace College Opens Science Complex

    Grace College in Winona Lake is celebrating the opening of its new Dr. Dane A. Miller Science Complex. The school held a dedication ceremony Friday for the $8 million facility, which includes new and renovated space, multi-purpose learning labs and specially-designed space for the Lilly Center for Lakes and Streams.

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    Accounting And Advisory Firms Merge

    Muncie-based Whitinger and Co. has acquired an Indianapolis accounting and advisory firm. The deal will bring seven Haney CPA Group PC employees to Whitinger and Haney Group founder Greg Haney will serve as a consultant. Whitinger Managing Member Linn Crull says Haney and his more than 30-year-old firm have a strong reputation and successful track record. "By combining our two highly complementary organizations and leveraging our talented teams," Crull said.

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    West Central 2025 Rolls Out Logo, Website

    The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce is moving forward on an effort to strengthen regional branding and the regional platform. As part of West Central 2025, organizers have unveiled a website, logo and social media presence for the six-county initiative. Chamber Vice President Kristin Craig says the initiative will be under the chamber's umbrella and representatives and advisory board members are still being sought. Craig says...

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    Fort Wayne Airmail Museum Effort Receives Boost

    A congressional action is the latest step in the progress of the proposed National Airmail Museum in Fort Wayne. A legislative designation for the museum is part of the Senate-approved Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. The National Airmail Museum Act was introduced in August by Senator Todd Young (R-IN) and Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and it involves Hangar 2 at Smith Field as the National Airmail Museum.

  • State Issues Reminder on Remote Sellers and Sales Tax

    The Indiana Department of Revenue is reminding remote sellers about the collection of sales tax from Indiana consumers. The department says remote sellers, those without a physical presence in Indiana but sells products or services for delivery into the state, must begin collecting and remitting sales tax to Indiana if they meet certain criteria.

  • Michael Petrie is CEO of Merchants Bancorp.

    Merchants Closes on Illinois Bank Acquisition

    An Illinois subsidiary of Carmel-based Merchants Bancorp (Nasdaq: MBIN) has completed the acquisition of another Illinois Bank. The deal means FM Bancorp Inc. has been folded into Merchants and Farmers-Merchants National Bank has merged into Joy State Bank. Beginning at the end of the month, Joy State Bank's name will become Farmers-Merchants Bank of Illinois. Merchants acquired Joy at the beginning of the year. Merchants Chief Executive Officer Michael Petrie says...

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    Sweetwater Buys Aunt Millie's Properties

    Perfection Bakeries Inc. says it has sold its downtown Fort Wayne Aunt Millie's Bakeries properties to Sweetwater. The companies say the purchase is unrelated to Sweetwater's $76 million expansion project announced last week. Aunt Millie's corporate offices will remain on the site. Aunt Millie's Fort Wayne Bakery closed in April, affecting more than 90 jobs. The company will maintain 125 jobs at its corporate office through a leaseback agreement with Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater.

  • Rose-Hulman Details Huge Fundraising Campaign

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has launched the public phase of a $250 million fundraising initiative. "Mission Driven," which has already brought in $165 million through the private phase, will focus on boosting educational approaches and technologies, new spaces and faculty support. President Jim Conwell says...

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    $6B Vectren Merger Moves Forward

    The $6 billion merger between Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) and Texas-based CenterPoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP) is another step closer to completion. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the deal, which is expected to close no later than the first quarter of 2019. The companies announced plans for the merger in April. At the time...

  • Cervelli began as Saint Mary's president in June 2016.

    Saint Mary's President Resigns

    Saint Mary's College in Notre Dame has announced President Janice Cervelli has resigned after nearly two-and-a-half years on the job. In a letter to faculty and staff, Board Chair Mary Burke says Provost Nancy Nekvasil will serve as interim president "for as long as needed." The school did not give a reason for the resignation, but in her letter Burke thanked Cervelli for her contributions during her tenure. Cervelli began as president in June 2016.

  • Fort Wayne Momentum Helped Seal Sweetwater Deal

    Sweetwater founder Chuck Surack says Indiana had some competition when it came to landing the company's $76.4 million expansion and more than 1,000 jobs. "Economically, the states of Nevada and California were pulling really hard and offered us quite a bit of incentives," said Surack, who adds Fort Wayne's downtown revitalization helped keep the expansion at home. Sweetwater, which currently employs 1,300 in northeast Indiana, recruits from around the globe.

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    Indiana Stores Among Mattress Firm Closures

    Texas-based Mattress Firm Inc. has announced it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and plans to close up to 700 stores ahead of the holiday season. The company will close up to 200 stores within a few days, including three in Indiana. The Indiana stores affected by the initial round of closures are located in Indianapolis, Schererville, and Highland. Mattress Firm did not provide a specific date for the closures, but said additional stores will be announced in the coming weeks.

  • First 16 Tech Building Fully Leased

    The first new building in Indianapolis' innovation district is fully leased. 16 Tech developers say the $30 million research and office facility will house the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and Indiana University School of Medicine researchers. Construction on the anchor facility is set to begin later this year. IBRI will take more than 67,000 square feet of space on the first three floors of the building. The institute aims to...

  • Tina Peterson is CEO of Regional Opportunity Initiatives.

    ROI Launches Community Grant Program

    Regional Opportunity Initiatives has launched the Ready Communities Initiative grant program for the 11-county Indiana Uplands region. The new initiative will provide resources to implement projects and programs to better the quality of life in the region.  Each of the 11 counties is eligible for a $50,000 planning grant to devise a Quality of Place and Workforce Attraction Plan, followed by up to $3 million in implementation grants in 2019-2020 to groups or projects who su...

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    Remodel Planned For Fort Wayne Animal Care

    Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control has announced remodeling plans it says will increase the level of care and efficiency among its medical team. The project, which requires approval from the Fort Wayne Common Council, will include enhancements to the medical and triage area of the shelter.

  • (Image courtesy of Ball State University.) Startup Weekend events will be held at the Applied Technology Building.)

    Startup Weekend Muncie Awaits Entrepreneurs

    Budding entrepreneurs will develop and pitch their business ideas this weekend on the Ball State University campus. Techstars Startup Weekend Muncie starts Friday evening and runs through Sunday. Participants have the opportunity to work with coaches and mentors before pitching their ideas to a panel of judges including Scotty's Brewhouse founder Scott Wise and Elevate Ventures Entrepreneur In Residence Jacob Schpok. Several coaches and mentors will take part in the event, which is...

  • Hicks: Despite Unemployment Dip, Jobs Report 'Disappointing'

    Ball State University economist Mike Hicks says, despite an unemployment rate that dropped to its lowest level since 1969, the September federal jobs report was disappointing. The figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hicks says, show 134,000 jobs were added, lower than previous estimates of 185,000 and "poorest performance" in a year. Hicks says the results were affected by Hurricane Florence, which hit North Carolina and surrounding states last month.

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    Historic North Vernon Home Saved

    A more than century-old home in North Vernon is receiving new life. Indiana Landmarks says significant renovations to the Joseph Cone house in the city's State Street Historic District, built in 1894, are expected to be complete in December. 

  • IUPUI Biologist Nick Berbari and his team awarded a NIH grant (photo courtesy of IUPUI)

    IUPUI Biologist Awarded NIH Grant

    IUPUI biologist Nick Berbari will use a $1.75 million National Institutes of Health grant to look into the link between obesity and brain cell components called cilia. The hairlike protrusions are believed to work like antennae for communication between cells.  

  • Federal Contracts Detail $95M of Work at Crane

    The U.S. Department of Defense has announced six contracts totaling $95 million for projects at Naval Support Activity Crane. It involves new construction, demolition and renovation of facilities as well as infrastructure work. Contractors include Building Associates Inc. in Bloomington, Jasper-based Krempp Construction Inc. and Midnight Sun Global Services LLC of South Bend. Companies from Michigan, California and Alabama are also involved.

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    Miami County Celebrates $24M Swine Feed Mill

    Delphi-based Indiana Packers Corp. has cut the ribbon on a $24 million swine feed operation in Miami County. IPC subsidiary OP Nutrition will run the Peru mill, which is expected to produce some 4,800 tons of feed per week. The double-shift facility will employ 12. OP Nutrition President Dave Murray calls the mill "a key piece in IPC's growth strategy," adding "it's an exciting chapter for us and we're thrilled to continue to expand and grow our business within...

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    1000+ New Jobs Highlight Manufacturing Day

    The state has announced a portfolio of nearly two dozen employer commitments that involves close to 1,100 potential jobs. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the plans include about $154 million in investment and coincide with National Manufacturing Day. The slate includes a jewelry manufacturer's Hamilton County expansion, a more than $27 million investment from a Japanese company in Perry County and a Wayne County bacon maker looking to add almost 150 jobs.

  • White River Vision Plan Enters Second Phase

    Officials in Marion and Hamilton counties will later this month host another round of public meetings to discuss the White River Vision Plan. The effort, a collaboration among the city of Indianapolis, Visit Indy and Hamilton County Tourism Inc., has moved into its second phase, which will focus on development issues such as destinations, recreational opportunities and accessibility opportunities.

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    Cummins, Isuzu to Explore Partnership

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has signed a Letter of Intent with Isuzu Motors Ltd. In an effort to evaluate potential collaborative efforts. Each company will establish a team to explore possible opportunities in product technology development, service and other areas of collaboration.

  • IU neurologist Liana Apostolova will lead the study. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU-Led Study Lands Major NIH Grant

    A team of researchers led by an Indiana University School of Medicine neuroscientist has received the largest single grant from the National Institutes of Health. The nearly $45 million grant will fund a five-year national research study on a rare form of Alzheimer’s disease. The study is being led by IU neurologist Liana Apostolova. The Longitudinal Early-Onset Alzheimer's Disease Study, or LEADS, aims to provide a foundation that may lead to new therapies for the disease.

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    Purdue Team Taps Into Augmented Reality For Medical Tech

    A team at Purdue University is using technology most commonly associated with gaming to assist in potentially life-saving situations. The augmented reality system gives doctors who lack experience a remote helping hand from more experienced surgeons and physicians. Health care workers in the field -- war zones, disaster areas, rural areas -- use an AR headset that connects with mentor professionals who are using a large video screen to assess the situations and provide feedback.

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    Construction to Begin on Rose-Hulman Building

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will Friday break ground on a new academic building. The $29 million project will include collaboration workspaces, design studios and flexible classrooms, among other amenities.

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    Purdue College of Agriculture Sees Enrollment Increase

    The Purdue University College of Agriculture has marked its largest enrollment since 1980. The college has 2,803 students this fall, of which 76 percent are from Indiana and 60 percent are women.

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    Furrion Sets Up Shop in Europe

    An Elkhart manufacturer has opened an office in the United Kingdom, marking its entry into the European market. Furrion, which supplies electronics, appliances and robotics to the recreational and marine vehicle industries, has subsequently named Jim McEwan vice president and country manager for the U.K. The company says McEwan, who previously served as a sales director with Whirlpool Corp.'s (NYSE: WHR) Europe, Middle East and Africa unit, will be charged with...

  • dormakaba plans to break ground on the expansion later this year.

    Swiss Company Bringing 100 Jobs to Indy

    Switzerland-based dormakaba is expanding its Indianapolis operations and plans to create more than 100 jobs over the next few years. The security solutions company says Indianapolis will be its Access Solutions Americas segment headquarters. The company plans a significant investment to nearly double the size of its Indianapolis facility and increase production of secure locks and access control solutions. The technology is designed for markets including schools, airports...

  • Manufacturing Day Provides 'Awesome Platform'

    On the eve of Manufacturing Day, the head of Indiana's advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative says few, if any, promotional events hold the same significance for the industry. Conexus Indiana Chief Executive Officer Mark Howell says Manufacturing Day offers the opportunity to showcase the impact and opportunities -- particularly for young people -- surrounding the industry in the state. Organizers the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute list...

  • A test fire by Adranos of its high-performance, solid propellant for long-range missile and space launch systems. (photo courtesy of Adranos)

    Rocket Fuel Startup Lands $800K in Funding

    West Lafayette-based Adranos Inc. has raised additional funding to further the development of its rocket fuel technology. The company says the $800,000 will fund additional testing of its ALITEC propellant, which the Purdue-affiliated company says is more powerful and more environmentally friendly.

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    FileWave Names New CEO

    Indianapolis-based tech company FileWave has a new leader. Rolf Anweiler, who previously served as senior vice president of marketing for California-based Mapp Digital, will become the chief executive officer of the multi-platform endpoint management software company.

  • HT2 is expanding into the recently-vacated space next to its current location.

    HT2 Expanding in Ft. Wayne

    Fort Wayne cocktail lounge HT2 has announced plans to expand its footprint. Plans call for an additional 2,200 square feet for more seating, private event space, and eventual outdoor seating. The expansion comes after the business nearly doubled its revenue since opening in May 2015. The cocktail lounge opened shortly after Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery opened its doors in Indianapolis in 2014. The lounge took its name from the Hotel Tango line of spirits used in all of their c...

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    IDOE Names Indiana Teacher of the Year

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced Tamara Markey as the 2019 Teacher of the Year. Markey teaches pre-engineering at the McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology in Indianapolis and will represent Indiana in the National Teacher of the Year competition.

  • Study: Regional Cities 'More Successful' Than Anticipated

    A new Ball State University report shows the state's Regional Cities Initiative is delivering a positive impact. The results, which come from the second phase of a comprehensive study on the talent initiative, suggest RCI has been "even more successful than most had hoped or predicted." Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Chief Executive Officer Eric Doden, whose region received matching funds through the program, will be a guest this weekend on...

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    Anderson Mayor Seeks Final Funding For Bus Terminal

    Anderson Mayor Tom Broderick is asking the city's redevelopment commission for funding assistance for a new bus terminal building. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the commission is considering providing $1.8 million in Tax Increment Financing funding for the $8.3 million facility. The commission is expected to vote on the funding at its meeting in November. The city says, if the funding is lined up, work on the facility could begin in December and be complete by...

  • Expansion Announcement Set For Indy

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will Thursday afternoon join executives from Switzerland-based dormakaba for an announcement. While specific details have not been released, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the announcement is related to a business expansion. The announcement will take place at the dormakaba facility on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The Swiss company took over that space in 2017 after acquiring the majority of the...

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    Jeff Gateway Project to Provide 'Shot in The Arm'

    The Jeffersonville City Council has approved a $30 million mixed-use project planned for a key entry point in the Ohio River community. Plans for the Jeffersonville Gateway development include a hotel, office park and four restaurants. Mayor Mike Moore says the project is a long time coming and has succeeded where other proposals on the 10-acre property have failed because of so much downtown momentum. Moore says the project plays into a larger series of efforts to...

  • Tropicana Evansville is Eldorado's first location in Indiana.

    Tropicana Evansville Parent Acquired

    Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI) has completed its $1.85 billion acquisition of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. The massive deal brings Indiana's first land-based casino, Tropicana Evansville, and six other casinos throughout the country under the Eldorado banner.

  • Average ISTEP Scores Down Across The Board

    This year's ISTEP scores indicate lower performance by Hoosier students compared to 2017 results. The Indiana Department of Education says some 2.6 million assessments were given in 2018. English/Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies scores for grades 3-8 and grade 10 all decreased compared to last year. The IDOE says scores increased slightly in English/Language Arts for eighth graders and for third graders in Mathematics.

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    Family Express to Open Central Indiana Stores

    Valparaiso-based Family Express Corp. has announced plans to add more locations in central Indiana. The convenience store chain says the effort includes developments in Carmel, Zionsville, and Whitestown.

  • (L to R) Lee Hamilton and Richard Lugar (photo courtesy of Indiana University)

    IU to Name School After Hamilton, Lugar

    Indiana University has announced plans to rename its School of Global and International Studies after two prominent Hoosier statesmen. President Michael McRobbie announced Wednesday the school will be named in honor of former U.S. Representative Lee Hamilton and former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. Lee Feinstein, founding dean of the school and former U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, says there are not two better respected foreign policy voices in the country than...

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    Developer: $350M Project Will Have 'Mini-Amazon' Impact

    An executive helping drive a more than $350 million development planned in northwest Indiana likens the potential of The Farm at Crossroad Commons to "a mini-Amazon deal." Merrillville-based White Lodging Investments and Development Division Chief Executive Officer Deno Yiankes says the proposal, which includes multiple hotels, entertainment and conference venues and residential space near I-65 and U.S. 30, will transform the area that used to home to the Star Pl...

  • Toyota Tsusho Building New Lafayette Facility

    A warehouse and manufacturing facility is under construction in Lafayette by T.M. Crowley & Associates for Toyota Tsusho. The 350,000 square foot facility will double the current workforce of 60 by 2028. The facility will be used to supply part and materials to the automotive brand that produces one million vehicles per year. “This project represents the latest addition to the impressive and diverse portfolio our firm has been building for years,” said Tom Crowle...

  • Ultimate Technologies Group will expand is presence to the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers.

    Ultimate Automation Acquires Carmel Company, Rebrands

    Fishers-based Ultimate Automation has acquired Electronic Evolutions Inc. in Carmel. Financial terms of the deal are not being disclosed, however two companies have been rebranded under the Ultimate Technologies Group banner. The combined company will be headquartered in the existing Ultimate Automation offices and will also expand into the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers.

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    Endocyte Hits $1.5B Mark

    Purdue University says West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) has become its first startup to reach $1.5 billion in value. The company says its drug platforms in various stages of development and clinical trials are showing promising results in treating conditions including advanced prostate cancer and pediatric bone cancer. Endocyte was founded in the Purdue Research Park, with most of its technology based on research by Purdue Presidential Scholar in Drug...

  • The transmissions will be used in the Abrams Tank program.

    Allison Nabs $30M DOD Contract

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a more than $30 million contract to Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN). The contract calls for transmissions and additional services for the U.S. Army. 

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    Ag Producer Sentiment Hits Two-Year Low

    A study from Purdue University says agricultural producer sentiment has dropped to its lowest level in two years. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which surveys 400 ag producers nationwide, says respondents have expressed concern over worsening farm financial conditions.

  • Indiana entities given millions to fight opioid epidemic

    Justice Department Awards Millions to Combat Opioid Abuse

    The Bureau of Justice Assistance has awarded over $300 million to government entities in 45 states, including over $9 million to Indiana to fight the opioid epidemic. The BJA's Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Site-based Program provides financial and technical help to state and local jurisdictions to identify, treat and support those affected by opioid abuse.  The Indiana recipients are: Hamilton County Council on Alcohol and Other Drugs- $490,343  Health and Hospital Corpor...
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    Sweetwater Plans 'Massive' Regional Impact

    With Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater detailing its plans to create 1,000 jobs in the next three years, officials in the region are hailing the $76 million project as a win for northeast Indiana. "Our heart's desire would be to stay in Fort Wayne," said Chief Operating Officer John Hopkins, adding Sweetwater investigated the pluses and minuses of locations closer to a large segment of its customer base. Ultimately, Hopkins says Fort Wayne became the clear location to...

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    Kelley School Center Lands Federal Grant

    The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $1.28 million Title VI grant to the Center for International Business Education and Research at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. The university says the funding will support experiential learning initiatives, research projects and the center's statewide.

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    Job Fair to Focus on Community Justice Campus

    As preparations continue for the construction of the Marion County Community Justice Campus, the city of Indianapolis will Thursday afternoon host a construction trades job fair. The event will feature representatives from various trades organizations to discuss possible job and training opportunities related to the more than $570 million project.

  • Terre Haute Fail Fest Promoting 'Go For It' Mentality

    The organizer of the third Terre Haute Fail Fest says the event offers an opportunity to urge entrepreneurs and innovators to "go for it" and accept that failure is part of the process. Shelley Klingerman, who is also executive director of Launch Terre Haute, says the message at Wednesday's day-long gathering will be particularly important in the Wabash Valley.

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    Kokomo Supplier Announces Layoffs

    Kokomo-based Cardinal Metal Finishing LLC has announced the layoffs of nearly 80 employees in Howard County. In a notice to the state, the company says the move is due to a "key customer." CMF says the customer's decision has led to the loss of "a significant amount of business." The layoffs went into effect September 26. The company says the affected employees are not represented by a union and do not have any bumping rights.

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    Report: White Lodging Plans Mega Merrillville Development

    Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Inc. is planning a $356 million project in its home town. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report The Farm at Crossroad Commons will be located where the old Star Plaza Theatre and Radisson Hotel once stood off of I-65 and U.S. 30. Plans call for the development to replace the Twin Towers office complex currently located on the high-visibility property. The proposed Farm at Crossroads Commons, the publication reports, would...

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    Centric Names Indiana Innovation Award Winners

    Indianapolis-based Centric Inc. has announced the winners of the 2017 Indiana Innovation Awards. The honors go to individuals and organizations "who are successfully leading the innovation charge in our state," according to the think tank. An executive panel of judges picked ten of the state's best new innovations from 56 finalists.  The official 2018 Indiana Innovation Award winning innovations are:    SmartCore – AgNext (West Lafayette)&n...

  • Repairs were further delayed by the lack of availability of a crew licensed to work on a 950-foot tower.

    Lakeshore PBS Back On The Air

    Lakeshore Public Media in northwest Indiana says repairs to its transmission line are complete and Lakeshore PBS is broadcasting once again after more than two months off the air. The station was able to install a temporary low-power transmitter after a severe storm damaged the previous transmitter beyond repair.

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    Sweetwater Adding 1,000 Jobs

    Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater has announced a major expansion, to the tune of 1,000 new jobs by 2022. The company says it will invest more than $76 million to build and equip a new warehousing facility to house testing, photography, storage and other functions. The musical instrument and audio gear company says it will break ground on the expansion tomorrow, with plans to have it up and running by the summer of 2020. Governor Eric Holcomb and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined...

  • Will says the deal is mostly tariff-free, creating a free trade zone for the most part among the three countries.

    Will: 'Surprisingly Pleased' With New Trade Deal

    University of Indianapolis Associate Professor of Finance Matt Will thinks Indiana businesses have a lot to be happy about with the newly-negotiated United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. He says the deal, announced by President Donald Trump late Sunday, puts the three countries on a more level playing field when it comes to labor and environmental standards for auto parts, meaning less incentive for U.S. companies to move their manufacturing across the border.

  • Innovation Organization Strengthening Influence

    An Indianapolis-based organization focused on driving innovation among government, defense, research and industrial stakeholders is expanding its reach with a new consortium and collaboration space. The Indiana Innovation Institute has launched the Indiana Consortium for Advanced Technology Transition, as well as office, conference and warehousing space in the WestGate@Crane Technology Park in Odon that could become a makerspace. IN3 Chief Executive Officer General Gene Renuart said...

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    Lilly Endowment Awards $70M to Religious Organizations

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded nearly $70 million to 78 religious organizations throughout the country. The funding is part of Lilly Endowment's Thriving in Ministry Initiative and aims to support pastors in congregational ministry. The organization says the grants will allow the recipients "to help clergy thrive as pastoral leaders so they can lead the congregations they serve more effectively." The recipients are located in 29 states and include...

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    REPORT: AM General Hits The Selling Block

    A global news publication is reporting South Bend-based AM General LLC is up for sale. Sources tell Reuters the Humvee maker has hired investment bank Macquarie Group Ltd. to find potential bidders. The deal, Reuters' sources suggest, could exceed $2 billion.

  • Susan Marshall launched Torchlite in 2015.

    Torchlite Locks up More Funding

    Indianapolis-based Torchlite has secured a $3 million round of funding from backers including former Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Scott McCorkle and a new investor, Salesforce Ventures. The digital marketing talent platform says its 2017 revenue doubled from the previous year and it will use the funds to boost its global network of freelancers. The latest investment brings the total amount raised by Torchlite to $5.5 million since its founding three years ago.

  • Firms Sought For Entrepreneurial Network Study

    The Southern Indiana Development Commission and Radius Indiana have issued a Request for Proposals for a feasibility study on a proposed network that seeks to support entrepreneurship in the region. The Southwest Indiana Technology and Collaboration Hub Network, or SWITCH, plans to establish a network of entrepreneurial centers to provide shared resources for entrepreneurs.

  • Raytheon Awarded Military Contracts

    The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a pair of foreign military sales contracts to Raytheon Co. in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The contracts, totaling more than $22 million, call for work that will be performed for the military services of several countries.

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    Executive Leaving Hulman Motorsports

    Hulman Motorsports has announced chief marketing officer C.J. O'Donnell will leave the company at the end of the year. O'Donnell has held the position since 2013. Hulman & Company President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Miles says the company has made strides in recent years.  "Our fan base has grown significantly, and we've seen improvement across all key marketing metrics. I am pleased with our progress and thankful to C.J. for his strong leadership....