• Indy Drops to 15th Largest City

    Indianapolis has dropped one spot and is now the 15th largest city in the nation. Population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show the Hoosier state, which had a population of 855,164 residents in 2016, fell behind Columbus, Ohio with 860,090 residents. 

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    Angie's List Co-Founder Honored by Harvard

    The co-founder and chief marketing officer of Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. (Nasdaq: ANGI) has received a major honor from Harvard Business School. Angie Hicks, who received her MBA from the school in 2000, was one of six to receive the Alumni Achievement Award.

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    Vincennes, Culver Leaders Discuss Stellar Finalist Designation

    The mayor of Vincennes and town manager of Culver both say there's more work to be done in the pursuit of landing a Stellar Communities designation from the state. The Knox County and Marshall County communities are among six finalists for the program, which involves access to state funding, support and other resources to boost quality-of-place efforts in cities and towns that have fewer than 50,000 residents.

  • Statewide Building Permits Fall

    The Indiana Builders Association says single-family building permits fell 4 percent in April. The organization says 1,308 permits were issued throughout the state, down from 1,359 during the same month the previous year. 

  • Demand is down, Tyner says, because, even though consumers are driving more, they are driving more fuel-efficient cars.

    Tyner Gives Summer Gas Price Projection

    A Purdue University economist expects gas prices to remain low this summer. Wally Tyner says lower demand and increased U.S. production are offsetting OPEC production cuts, keeping oil prices low. OPEC agreed this week to extend production cuts through March of 2018, but Tyner, the James & Lois Ackerman professor of Agricultural Economics, says that has just incentivized U.S. producers to increase investment and drilling.

  • (Image courtesy of the IHSAA) Pat Roy -- October 3, 1938 - May 23, 2017.

    'Pioneer For Girls' Athletics in Indiana' Dies

    An influential figure in advancing and growing the presence of girl's high school sports in the state has died. Pat Roy, who served the Indiana High School Athletic Association Inc. longer than any other executive staff member, retired as an assistant commissioner in 1999. In the mid-1950s, she played for the Fort Wayne Daisies of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Pat Roy was 78.

  • Shoe Carnival Profit Drops in Q1

    Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL) is reporting first quarter net income of $8.2 million, down from $10.7 million during the same period the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Cliff Sifford says, despite the drop, the company is encouraged by the improvement in sales as the quarter progressed.

  • Airport Land Sale Continues to be a 'Great Success'

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority property director says its long-term initiative to sell thousands of acres "has been a great success." In an interview that follows last week's board-approved sale of two parcels for nearly $9 million, Eric Anderson says he expects more success "on the horizon." The most recent deals total around 150 acres in Plainfield, which could be developed in a similar fashion as other nearby properties.

  • The Indianapolis Ballet aims to debut in early 2018.

    Campaign Seeks to Launch Indy Ballet Company

    Indianapolis Ballet Inc. has launched a capital campaign as it looks to establish a professional ballet company in the city. The organization is looking to raise $1.2 million by the end of the year. The Indianapolis Ballet aims to debut at the Toby Theatre at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in early 2018. In 2016, Indianapolis Ballet Inc. finalized a comprehensive business plan for the ballet company, using...

  • Carmel's addition of 2,977 residents was the highest in the state.

    Fort Wayne, Carmel Among Biggest Population Increases

    Carmel and Fort Wayne posted some of the largest year-over-year population increases in 2016, according to U.S. Census Bureau numbers analyzed by Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. The Indiana Business Research Center also says Whitestown in Boone County was the state's fastest-growing community among those with at least 5,000 residents.

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    Valpo to Join Missouri Valley Conference

    Valparaiso University says it has accepted an invitation to join the Missouri Valley Conference. The university, which has spent the last 10 years in the Horizon League, will officially make the move in July with 17 athletics programs competing in MVC play in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

  • Last year's Indy 500 was the first official sellout in IMS history. (photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    Indy 500 Named 'Event of the Year'

    Last year's Indianapolis 500 has won a major honor. The SportsBusiness Journal and SportsBusiness Daily Wednesday announced the 100th running of the race as the 2016 Event of the Year at the annual Sports Business Awards ceremony in New York City. 

  • Manufacturer Closes Bristol Facility

    A commercial modular building manufacturer has closed its plant in Elkhart County. In a notice to the state, Mark Line Industries LLC says the closure came after unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a lease extension for the building in Bristol, leaving 73 employees out of work. 

  • (Image courtesy of the town of Churubusco, a 2017 Stellar Communities finalist.)

    Six Towns And Cities Are Stellar Communities Finalists

    The six finalists for this year's Stellar Communities Designation Program have been announced. The selected cities and towns will present new or updated strategic investment plans to a team of leaders from state-connected agencies who will help choose two winners that will be named later this summer. Recipients will be eligible to more direct access to funding and state resources.

  • The building was constructed in the 1920s and has been vacant since 2015.

    Restaurant to Bring New Life to Historic Building

    Colorado-based The Kitchen Restaurant Group has announced plans to transform a former South Broad Ripple grocery store in Indianapolis into a new, farm-to-table restaurant. Next Door, which will be the company's second restaurant in Indianapolis, is slated to open in November. The company was co-founded by the brother of business magnate Elon Musk.

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    Elanco, Gates Foundation Pair-up in East Africa

    Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health has landed a grant of nearly $2.9 million from a big-name source. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is supporting the company's animal health and productivity initiatives for subsistence cow and chicken farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Elanco Global Leader of Corporate Responsibility Noel Paul says the grant supports Elanco's cause-driven missions, engages employees and could have business benefits.

  • Major Road Project to Start in Delaware County

    Work is set to begin next week on a $16 million project on State Road 3 in east central Indiana. The Indiana Department of Transportation says the project will maintain and preserve pavement and drainage structures on more than 12 miles of road between New Castle and Muncie.

  • Rebecca Stoltzfus is a GC graduate and previously served on its board of trustees.

    Committee Selects Next Goshen College President

    The presidential search committee at Goshen College has announced Rebecca Stoltzfus as its choice to be the school's 18th president. A 1983 Goshen graduate, she currently serves as vice provost for undergraduate education at Cornell University in New York. Stoltzfus must still receive final approval from the Goshen College and Mennonite Education Agency boards.

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    Growth Planned For Salesforce Integration Provider

    An Indianapolis-based technology consultant that focuses on Salesforce platform integration is growing. Galvin Technologies Inc. is planning to invest more than $600,000 into a larger office, new technology and nearly 40 additional jobs by 2022. The company currently employs 12 and could relocate to new space at the beginning of next year. Galvin Technologies says...

  • (L to R) LSI Group CEO Robert Baker and Roof Hugger President Dale Nelson.

    LSI Group Acquires Florida Company

    Logansport-based LSI Metal Building Components Group Inc. has acquired Florida-based Roof Hugger Inc. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however LSI Group Chief Executive Officer Robert Baker says the acquisition helps the company achieve its goal of expanding into the retrofit roof and wall markets.

  • HIP Waiver Extension Gets Amendment

    Governor Eric Holcomb says the state has made an amendment to the Healthy Indiana Plan waiver application to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Holcomb says the amendment eases administrative burdens, expands treatment options and enhances HIP's Gateway to Work program.

  • (Image courtesy of ARCH Inc.) The former GE Broadway Campus in Fort Wayne, slated for a massive redevelopment, has once again appeared on this year's Most Endangered List.

    ARCH Announces Most Endangered List, ARCHie Winners

    Arch Inc., a Fort Wayne-based historic preservation organization, has released its annual list of Most Endangered properties and places in the area. This year's edition includes 13 entries. During its annual ARCHie Awards, the group has also recognized the individual and organizational efforts involving outstanding preservation projects. The 2017 Endangered List includes...

  • Indy Tech Startup Scores Funding

    Indianapolis-based Tenant Tracker has closed on a $600,000 seed rounding of funding. Keith Kleinmaier, co-founder and chief executive officer of the tech startup, says the funding will be used to dial up the company's sales efforts and take its product to the market.

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    Evansville Airport Set For Terminal Renovation

    The terminal at Evansville Regional Airport is slated for a major renovation. The Evansville Courier & Press reports the more than $12 million redesign will include an addition to the terminal, outdoor improvements and a single security line. 

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    Fort Wayne Approves Riverfront Contracts

    The Fort Wayne City Council has approved more than $17 million in construction contracts for the first phase of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project. The city says, with the approvals, construction is slated to begin in late June. 

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    Symphony on the Prairie Lands New Title Sponsor

    A longstanding event in Fishers has a new title sponsor. Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is partnering with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra for the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. The announcement follows Marsh Supermarkets dropping out as the title sponsor after filing for bankruptcy.

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    I-65 Widening Work Starts Soon in NWI

    Crews will begin work to widen I-65 in northwest Indiana. The major project will affect the stretch between State Road 2 and U.S. 30. The Indiana Department of Transportation says lane shifts and reduced speed limits will be in place throughout the effort, which could begin around June 1. Work includes widening the busy thoroughfare, bridge repairs, adding erosion control and pavement resurfacing.

  • State Looking to Boost STEM Teachers

    The state's efforts to attract and retain teaching talent continue. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is making $10 million in STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants available to organizations seeking to address the shortage of STEM teachers throughout Indiana. 

  • myCOI currently has 36 full-time employees in Indiana.

    Another Tech Company Adding Indy Jobs

    Indianapolis has landed another win in what has been a busy week for the city's burgeoning tech industry. Software company myCOI has announced plans to expand its Indianapolis headquarters and create up to 185 jobs by 2021. The company, whose platform tracks and manages certificates of insurance, won last year's Venture Club of Indiana Innovation Showcase. Its clients include Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cushman and Wakefield and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

  • The competition involved nine teams from Indiana and Illinois.

    'Next Launch' Showcases Young Innovators

    Launch Fishers founder John Wechsler says this week's first "Next Launch" business idea competition is the first step of what he hopes will ultimately become a national program. High school students from Culver, Fishers and Illinois competed for more than $17,000 in prizes. The top prizes went to teams developing technology for artificial intelligence, arthritis therapy and using sound to extinguish fires.

  • IHIF CEO Kristin Jones is pictured on the left with SLA CEO Scott Johnstone.

    Hoosier, Scottish Organizations Sign Life Sciences MOU

    The Indiana Health Industry Forum has announced an international partnership. The organization has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with its counterpart in Scotland, the Scottish Lifesciences Association, which will involve sharing member benefits. IHIF says Scotland's life sciences cluster is similar to Indiana's. It considers the European Union nation a "key international partner." IHIF Chief Executive Officer Kristin Jones says...

  • Joe McCurdy owns the land and donated the conservation easement.

    Parke County Land Gains Protection

    Nearly 400 acres of land in Parke County have received protection from future development. Joe McCurdy, a local entrepreneur, has donated a conservation easement to the Central Indiana Land Trust to ensure the property will serve as a home to rare and endangered plants and animals. 

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    GE Looks to 'Balance The Equation' For Women

    General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE), which has three manufacturing sites throughout the state, is launching an effort designed to get more women into its tech-driven work force. Balance the Equation is looking to attract 20,000 women into STEM fields by 2020 and boosting its representation of women and men in entry-level programs to a 50:50 ratio. Other facets of Balance the Equation include...

  • (Image from video of Barstool Heartland office in Indianapolis courtesy of Buckingham Companies.)

    Pat McAfee Selects 'Barstool Sports' Space in Indy

    The sports humor and lifestyle media company launched by former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has announced the location of its Indianapolis office. Barstool Heartland, a division of Barstool Sports, will be located near the Indianapolis Central Library. Plans call for the space in the Buckingham Companies'-owned Library Square property to include a television and radio production studio, basketball court, golf simulator and private editing rooms.

  • Simon recently opened outlets in South Korea and France.

    Simon Plans Billions in Investment

    Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) says it expects to pump about $1 billion both this year and next into its shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use properties. The Real Estate Investment Trust says it has already invested more than $5 billion into development projects throughout the United States over the past five years.

  • McCormick was a lifelong resident of Knox County.

    Vincennes Mourns McCormick

    Longtime businessman and Vincennes University board member C. James McCormick has passed away. Vincennes President Chuck Johnson says McCormick's time on the board marked "remarkable years of progress, thanks in part to his visionary leadership and generous philanthropy." Service to Vincennes ran in McCormick's family. McCormick served on the Vincennes board from 1990-1999 and 2007-2017.

  • Tech Company to Make Jobs Announcement

    In a week that has already seen major news in the Indianapolis tech community, another company is set to make a jobs announcement Wednesday morning. Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will be on-hand for the news from Indianapolis-based myCOI.

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    ISU Names College of Education Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Janet Buckenmeyer as dean of the Bayh College of Education. Buckenmeyer, who currently serves as dean of the college of education at Armstrong State University in Georgia, will begin her new role July 31.

  • NASCAR Shifts Date of Brickyard 400

    NASCAR has announced several changes to its 2018 schedule, including moving the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The event at the World's Greatest Racecourse is scheduled next year for September 9th, as opposed to previous years in July or early August. This year's Brickyard 400 weekend will take place July 21-23. The racing series says the shift positions the race in a more prime place in its regular season schedule -- at the end.

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    Notre Dame to Host Job Fairs

    The University of Notre Dame is looking to fill more than 100 regular part-time and full-time positions. The university is hosting a series of job fairs, beginning Wednesday, to fill the jobs it says have been created by campus growth and existing vacancies. 

  • Downtown Indy Space to Become Infosys U.S. 'Hub'

    State, city and company officials Tuesday laid out several reasons for why India-based technology giant Infosys selected Indianapolis as its first U.S. tech and innovation hub. They include Indiana's talent pool and academic pipeline. The company plans to invest more than $8.7 million into Indy, hiring up to 2,000 workers by 2022. Infosys says it will occupy around 35,000 square-feet of space in OneAmerica Tower downtown.

  • The trip follows Infosys naming Indianapolis as the home of its first U.S. tech and innovation hub.

    Holcomb Leading Delegation to Silicon Valley

    On the heels of the announcement that India-based Infosys will set up its first U.S. tech and innovation hub in Indianapolis, Governor Eric Holcomb is set this week to lead a delegation of the tech, education and economic development sectors on a two-day trip to San Francisco. While there, the governor will speak at Infosys Confluence, the company's annual leadership conference.

  • (Image courtesy of Lilly Endowment Inc.) Organizations supported in 2016 by Lilly Endowment include CANDLES Holocaust Museum and Education Center in Terre Haute, which was founded by Holocaust survivor Eva Kor.

    Lilly Endowment: Grant Awards Rise, Assets Dip in 2016

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has released its annual report. The foundation says it awarded grants totaling $452.8 million in 2016, compared to $435.5 million in 2015. Lilly Endowment's total assets from year-to-year dipped to $10.3 billion last year from $11.8 billion in 2015. The report shows 46 percent of grants received were for community development, 33 percent were for religious organizations and 21 percent went to educational initiatives.

  • Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says his office can use Indiana's $623,097 share at is discretion.

    Indiana Shares in $18.5M Target Settlement

    Indiana will receive more than $600,000 as part of an $18.5 million settlement with  INDIANAPOLIS - Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced that Indiana has joined 46 other states and the District of Columbia in an $18.5 million settlement with the Target Corporation to resolve the states’ investigation into the retail company's 2013 data breach.

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    Franciscan to End Partnership With Rehab Provider

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Alliance will end its partnership with the former Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in September. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the rehab facilities and outpatient centers in which RIC currently operates are expected to remain open.

  • New Board Members at Trine, Holtz Takes Emeritus Role

    Trine University has announced three new members of its board of trustees. The school also says legendary college football coach and six-year member of the board Lou Holtz has become trustee emeritus. The new trustees are from the manufacturing, health care and natural gas industries.

  • Home Sales Increase in April

    F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales in central Indiana increased 5 percent in April. More than 3,300 homes were sold in the 15-county region, up from more than 3,100 during the same month the previous year. 

  • Akanocure is also researching technology that could synthesize and develop anticancer chemotherapeutic drugs derived from natural sources.

    Startups Land Ag-celerator Funding

    The Purdue Ag-celerator has awarded a total of $100,000 to two Purdue University agriculture-based startups. The recipients, Akanocure Pharmaceutical Inc. and VinSense LLC, were chosen from among seven finalists to receive the funding as part of the spring semester Ag-celerator Demo Day.

  • Veach's Toy Station first opened in Richmond in 1938.

    Veach's Toy Station Slated to Close

    After 79 years, the third generation owners of a Richmond landmark have announced plans to close. In a statement posted to Facebook, John and Shari Veach say Veach's Toy Station will close in August. The family cites declining sales and changes in the toy store business as factors in the decision. In 2014, the business was featured by NBC's TODAY and received a makeover for its downtown Richmond building and assistance with marketing as part of a national competition.

  • Brown calls the Indy 500 opportunity "truly a dream come true."

    Opera Star to Perform Before Indy 500

    Indianapolis native and world-renowned opera singer Angela Brown will sing "God Bless America" ahead of the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. She joins singers including Bebe Rexha and Jim Cornelison in pre-race performances. Brown gained fame in the opera world after debuting at the Metropolitan Opera in the title role of "Aida."

  • The announcement is set for 9 a.m. on Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Stage Set For 'Significant' Tech Announcement

    The office of Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett says a "significant economic development announcement" will be made Tuesday morning. Hogsett will be joined by Governor Eric Holcomb and a global tech company to provide details at the news conference at Lucas Oil Stadium. Officials have not publicly stated which company is involved in advance of the announcement.

  • Todd Clark (photo courtesy Old National Bancorp)

    Old National Adds Executive Position

    Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (Nasdaq: ONB) has named Todd Clark chief information and strategic innovation officer. In his newly-created role, Clark will be responsible for the company's information technology division as well as leading its consumer banking strategy.

  • The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network will have a satellite office in the new facility.

    Lutheran Breaks Ground on Wabash Facility

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network has broken ground on a new outpatient center in Wabash. The health system plans to invest $10 million into the facility, which is expected to create 36 jobs. The 30,000 square-foot outpatient center is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

  • Sherard Clinkscales is ISU's director of athletics.

    ISU Looks to Elevate Athletics With New Campaign

    Indiana State University has launched its first-ever athletics-only fundraising campaign. Elevate - The Campaign For Sycamore Athletics, which is looking to raise $600,000, will focus on primary areas "targeted for implementation or improvement." They include...

  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Chief Retiring

    The chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana is stepping down. Deborah Hearn Smith says she will retire at the end of the year, after serving as CEO since 2001. Smith has been a part of Girl Scouts on a professional level since the early 1970s.

  • Inside Salesforce Tower Renovation

    The tallest building in the state has more than a new name. The interior of the 48-story structure is undergoing a major renovation. Salesforce currently occupies four floors in Salesforce Tower and has plans to renovate a total of six. Salesforce Executive Vice President of Global Real Estate Elizabeth Pinkham says each floor will adhere to the company's new 'Ohana' design theme, currently being implemented at its headquarters in San Francisco.

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    Grant to Fuel Bosma Expansion

    The United Way of Central Indiana has awarded a $750,000 grant to Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises. The nonprofit, which serves people who are blind or visually impaired, plans to use the funding toward the renovation and expansion of its rehabilitation center on the city's northwest side.

  • (Image of Ashley Willis courtesy of the Pike County Economic Development Corp.)

    Pike County Continues Focus Near I-69

    Pike County officials are moving forward on an effort to attract development along the expanded I-69 corridor in the southern part of the state. A master plan for 3,500 acres of undeveloped property in Petersburg, expected to be complete by August, will lay the groundwork for future potential investment that could include a mix of retail, residential and industrial projects.

  • Carrier Details Indy Layoffs

    Carrier Corp. says it will begin the layoff process for more than 630 employees in Indianapolis this summer. The layoffs are coming despite the company's commitment to keep more than 1,000 jobs in the city, 800 of which were previously slated to be outsourced to Mexico. In a notice to the state, Carrier says the employees are part of its fan coil production operation, which is being relocated to Mexico. The affected positions were never included in the deal orchestrated by...

  • Lippert Acquires Lexington Business

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has acquired the marine and recreational vehicle seating business of Lexington LLC, also based in Elkhart. Lippert says the company will add Lexington's employees to its portfolio as part of the $40 million deal.

  • First Merchants Completes Arlington Acquisition

    First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) has completed its more than $82 million acquisition of Ohio-based The Arlington Bank. The Muncie-based bank plans to complete the integration of The Arlington Bank under the First Merchants brand during the third quarter. 

  • EasyDial expects to begin Porter County operations in 2018.

    Porter County Lands Med Tech Expansion

    A California-based medical device manufacturer has announced a big investment in Porter County. EasyDial, which makes portable hemodialysis machines, has broken ground on a more than $21 million production facility in Chesterton, which it says will result in nearly 100 new jobs. The company says the new facility will be equipped to produce 1.3 million units by 2020 for patients throughout the United States.

  • 3-D Printing Company Details Growth Plans

    Indianapolis-based 3rd Dimension LLC is planning to add up to 45 jobs by 2022. The 3-D printing company, launched by a former IndyCar engineer, says it will invest more than $800,000 into the expansion. 3rd Dimension currently employs nine and will be adding engineering, machinist, sales and production positions. The company says on-average, the new jobs are expected to pay more than 60 percent higher than the state average.

  • Salesforce Exec Says Indy Nation's Best Kept Secret

    As Salesforce christened its new regional headquarters this weekend, company executives were not shy about letting people know what they think about Indianapolis. “It's probably the best kept secret in the country,” said Salesforce Marketing Cloud Chief Executive Officer Bob Stutz, who added he is "very confident" in the ability of the region to produce a talent pipeline to meet the company's aggressive growth plans.

  • SalesForce CEO Marc Benioff speaking in downtown Indianapolis during grand opening ceremonies.

    Salesforce Marks Opening With New Work Force Commitment

    Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) has officially taken the wraps off its regional headquarters in Indiana's tallest building. As part of the grand opening celebration of the Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, Chief Executive Officer Marc Benioff said the company will add 500 new local apprentices by 2020. That is in addition to the tech giant's previously-announced commitment for 800 new jobs over the next five years.

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    Salesforce Tower Set For Grand Opening

    Officials from Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) will Saturday join Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett for the grand opening celebration of Salesforce Tower in Indianapolis. The event comes just over a year after Salesforce announced plans to establish a regional headquarters in the building.

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    Three Charged in Amazon Fraud Scheme

    A couple from Delaware County and a man from Indianapolis are facing charges related to an alleged $1.2 million scheme involving Amazon. Erin and Leah Finan and Danijel Glumac are accused of defrauding Amazon of hundreds of electronics products and selling them on the black market.

  • Greenwood Chamber Elects Board Chair

    The Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has elected Christine Alfery chair for 2017-2018. Alfery, regional sales manager for First Merchants Bank, has served on the board since 2010.

  • Gretzky Returning to Indy

    One of the greatest hockey players in history is set to return to Indianapolis. The Indy Fuel says Wayne Gretzky will take part in the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum in January. 

  • Mayor Lobbies For Affordable Housing Near New Park

    A $1.2 million affordable housing project is planned in Bloomington. Mayor John Hamilton is seeking approval of leasing city-owned land near Switchyard Park to nonprofit developer South Central Indiana Housing Opportunities for $1. The park takes up more than 65 acres of former industrial property that the city is featuring for potential redevelopment opportunities. The organization is an affiliate of the Bloomington Housing Authority.

  • Leadership Indianapolis Names Christina Hale CEO

    Leadership Indianapolis has tapped a former Indiana State Representative and recent lieutenant governor candidate as chief executive officer. Christina Hale will also serve as president for the organization that operates the Stanley K. Lacy Leadership Series and other community leadership programs. Additional programs under the Leadership Indianapolis umbrella include...

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    Indy Airport, Chamber Solidify Partnership

    As airports throughout the state continue the battle to land more direct service options, the Indianapolis Airport Authority board is moving forward with a partnership designed to tap into the resources and connections of the business community. The IAA board of directors has approved a year-long development deal with the Indy Chamber's business unit Develop Indy concerning air service and land use opportunities.

  • Indiana's Unemployment Rate Falls Again

    Indiana's unemployment rate dropped to 3.6 percent in April, down 0.3 percent from the previous month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the state lost 9,300 private sector jobs last month, though private sector employment has grown by nearly 29,000 over the past year. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics figures show the Indiana labor force increased by more than 4,800 in April. Indiana's labor force remains at more than...

  • Another historical marker honors T.C. Steele's work in Indianapolis and relationship with the John Herron Art Institute.

    Two Historical Markers to be Dedicated

    The Indiana Historical Bureau will Saturday hold dedication ceremonies for to new historical markers. The events will commemorate the Little Sisters of the Poor in Indianapolis and the home, studio and gardens of artist T.C. Steele in Nashville.

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    Charges Allege Fraud From Gary Tax Preparer

    The former owner of a tax preparation business in Gary could be facing several years in federal prison on fraud charges. The U.S. Department of Justice says the grand jury indictment alleges John Newlin trained and encouraged employees to file tax returns for clients that contained false business income and tax credit claims. Newlin owned and operated Quick Sam Tax Service from 2008 to 2012.

  • Developers say the Overpass is already at full occupancy.

    'Overlook' Aims to Provide Opportunity

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch took part today in the grand opening of the $14 million Overlook at the Fairgrounds. Developers say the Overlook, housed in the former Homer J. Williamson Candy Factory near the Indiana State Fairgrounds, includes training and computer rooms to help connect residents with job and education opportunities.

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    Officials Cut Ribbon on Solar Plant at NSA Crane

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch joined officials from Planfield-based Duke Energy Indiana, the Department of the Navy and Naval Support Activity Crane to cut the ribbon on a 17-megawatt solar power plant at the naval base. The solar plant includes 76,000 solar panels across 145 acres.

  • Former IU Health Chief Joins Consulting Firm

    The former chief executive officer of Indiana University Health is taking on a new role. Dan Evans, who retired from IU Health in May 2016, will serve as a senior director in the health and biosciences group with Indianapolis-based Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting. 

  • OUCC, Vectren Reach Agreement on Rate Case

    The Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor says it has reached a settlement with Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) on a proposed seven-year electric infrastructure plan. The agreement, which requires approval by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, reduces Vectren's proposal by more than $67 million.

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    Purdue Polytechnic Preps For Launch

    With just a few months before classes begin for the first time, the head of Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis says the model is poised for expansion. Scott Bess says he envisions two additional schools in Marion County and a total of six-to-nine locations throughout the state. He was joined on Inside INdiana Business Television by Fairbanks Foundation CEO Claire Fiddian-Green, who discussed the organization's recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.

  • The tuition and fee recommendations will now go to the Executive Committee for a May 31 public hearing, followed by a vote for final approval.

    Purdue Trustees Endorse Tuition Freeze

    Purdue University's board of trustees has endorsed another two-year tuition freeze on the West Lafayette campus, which would result in a total of six years with no change in base tuition. The board has also approved an operating budget for fiscal year 2018 that includes a 2.5 percent merit pay increase for employees on the main campus.

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    Harrison County Set to Develop New Business Park

    The Harrison County Economic Development Corp. has acquired 50 acres of land near Lanesville to be developed into a new business park. The organization says the land, which cost $2.5 million, has high potential for new business development and job creation.

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    New Development Aims to Spur Job Growth

    State and local officials will be on hand Friday for the grand opening of a nearly $14 million housing development near the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The Overlook at the Fairgrounds includes 50 one- and two-bedroom apartments as well as amenities designed to connect residents to jobs and education opportunities.

  • Image of Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese (left) and Kem Krest Chief Executive Officer Amish Shah (right) courtesy of Kem Krest Corp.

    Kem Krest Grows Presence in Elkhart

    Officials have marked the opening of Elkhart-based Kem Krest Corp.'s third facility. The logistics and supply chain management provider broke ground in September on the $6.2 million, 200,000 square-foot distribution center. The company's clients include automotive, agricultural, industrial and power sports businesses in Elkhart County. The new facility is next to Kem Krest's current headquarters and it includes...

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    High-End Manufacturer Debuts Elkhart Facility

    The chief marketing officer of a global manufacturer says its new U.S. headquarters in Elkhart will serve as "central hub for innovation" of its wide array of manufactured products geared toward high-end consumers. During a Thursday unveiling event, Matt Fidler said the 35,000 square-foot facility would be Furrion's "gateway of technology to the U.S. recreational vehicle, home, yacht and business industries."

  • Museum of Art Names COO

    The Indianapolis Museum of Art has announced Kathryn Haigh has been promoted to chief operating officer. Haigh joined the museum in 2007 and most recently served as deputy director for collections, exhibitions and facilities management. 

  • Indy Tech Space Lands Fiber Service

    Indianapolis-based LightBound has launched its fiber-based Internet service in The Union 525. John Hurley, partner at the downtown Indianapolis tech space, says the service will offer flexibility and scalability for startup and scale-up companies. 

  • The Tube Factory artspace in Indianapolis will become the fifth Speak Easy location as part of the partnership.

    Grant to Fund 'Arts and Entrepreneurship' Program

    Indianapolis-based coworking space The Speak Easy has announced plans to launch an "Arts and Entrepreneurship" program, thanks to a grant from the Central Indiana Community Foundation. As part of the program, The Speak Easy has added the Tube Factory artspace as its fifth central Indiana location. The Speak Easy says the goal of the program is to bring local artists from Big Car Collaborative together with entrepreneurs from central Indiana and "capture their unified k...

  • Vectren Makes Adjustments to Leadership Roles

    Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) has announced several changes to its upper-management structure. The utility says the moves are part of ongoing succession plans and continued development of its leadership team. The realignment involves senior vice president and vice president positions. Chief Executive Officer Carl Chapman says the changes include...

  • Global Company to Open U.S. HQ in Elkhart

    Furrion, which has its main office in Hong Kong and locations throughout the world, will Thursday celebrate the grand opening of its U.S. headquarters in Elkhart. The manufacturer says the facility will initially house 30 employees with the potential to add 50 more over the next year.

  • (L to R) Justin Watson and Michael Griffin (photos courtesy Holy Cross College)

    Provost, VP Appointed For Holy Cross

    Holy Cross College has selected Justin Watson as provost in addition to his current role as chief academic officer. The college has also appointed Michael Griffin, currently a tenured professor of theology, as senior vice president. 

  • IMS Unveils Plans For '400 Fest'

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is adding a major component to the Brickyard 400 weekend. The Speedway has announced the 400 Fest, a two-night concert headlined by pop and EDM stars The Chainsmokers and Major Lazer.

  • Rose-Hulman Names Dean of Faculty

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has named Russell Warley dean of faculty and professor of chemical engineering. Warley, who currently serves as interim director of the School of Engineering at Penn State Eric, the Behrend College, will begin his new role in July. 

  • Freight Transportation Leaders in Indy to 'Talk Frankly'

    A national gathering of transportation infrastructure stakeholders is underway in Indianapolis. The Influencer's Roundtable, hosted by the Ports of Indiana and the American Association of Port Authorities, will focus on issues and potential solutions related to what organizers characterize as under-investment in the country's freight infrastructure system.

  • Bedford Depot Restoration Complete

    Officials in Bedford will Thursday cut the ribbon on the newly-restored Downtown Depot. The 118-year-old building, formerly the Southern Indiana Railroad Station, underwent a $2.7 million relocation and restoration as part of the Indiana Stellar Communities program.

  • (Image courtesy of Purdue University/ Mark Simons)

    Japanese Government to Recognize Mitch Daniels

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels Thursday will receive one of the highest honors from the government of Japan. During a ceremony at the Embassy of Japan in Washington D.C., Daniels will receive the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star for "significant contributions to the strengthening of economic relations and mutual understanding between Japan and the United States."

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    Web Industries Details Fort Wayne Expansion

    A Massachusetts-based company is planning to expand in Fort Wayne and add up to 45 jobs by 2019. Web Industries Fort Wayne Inc. says construction is underway on a 50,000 square-foot addition to its facility that currently employs 75 in Allen County. The expansion to the 110,000 square-foot facility is set to be complete by the end of the year and will serve as space for multi-color printing and large format spooling assets.

  • Ivy Tech has awarded more than 225 associate degrees through reverse transfer to date.

    Indiana Tech, Ivy Tech Ink Reverse Transfer Agreement

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne and Ivy Tech Community College have launched a statewide reverse transfer agreement. It is designed for students who have transferred to Indiana Tech before completing an associate degree at Ivy Tech. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 15 credit hours from Ivy Tech and be currently enrolled as an Indiana Tech undergraduate.

  • The new deal spans 10 years.

    St. Vincent, Indy Zoo Ink Naming Partnership

    Indianapolis-based St. Vincent Health has announced a naming partnership for the Indianapolis Zoo's dolphin exhibit. The 10-year deal involves what will now be known as the St. Vincent Dolphin Pavilion and St. Vincent Dolphin Gallery. The new deal builds on a relationship that already includes support of the zoo's playground and Christmas at the Zoo's LED lights, which are presented by Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent.

  • The facility will product automotive accessories, including interior lighting products.

    Canadian Manufacturer Setting Up Shop in Gas City

    Canada-based AVG North America Inc. is locating its first U.S. operation in Grant County in a move that will create a small number of jobs. The automotive accessories manufacturer is set to begin production and shipping from the former Custom Assemblies building in Gas City this week.

  • The Elevate Office Suites will be located at Arbuckle Acres Park.

    Brownsburg Begins $80M Downtown Development

    Work is officially underway on the first piece of a planned $80 million overall investment in downtown Brownsburg. The city is partnering with Indianapolis-based Envoy Inc. and others on the Elevate Office Suites, which includes more than 100 office suites and a coworking space. Brownsburg Redevelopment Commission Vice President Troy Austin says the nearly $5 million project is the first step in an investment that will pay itself back "many times over."

  • Building Permits Rise Slightly in April

    The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says single-family building permits in central Indiana rose 3 percent in April. BAGI says 561 permits were issued last month in the nine-county region, compared with 546 permits during the same month last year. 

  • OurHealth's network of MyClinic locations could grow as a result of a $37 million round of funding.

    OurHealth Details Big Funding, Job Plans

    Indianapolis-based OurHealth says a $37 million round of funding will grow its national footprint and create 480 jobs over the next five years. The employer-based on-site and near-site clinic provider received financing from White Oak Healthcare Finance LLC and other private investors. OurHealth says it plans to expand its MyClinic network into eight additional markets and open 11 new MyClinics in existing markets of Indianapolis and Charlotte.

  • Market Wagon now operates online farmers markets in Indianapolis and Evansville.

    Indy Online Farmers Market Acquired

    Indianapolis-based Market Wagon LLC has acquired FarmersMarket.com, also based in Indy. Market Wagon, which has a similar online market in the Evansville area, says it plans to rebrand the online farmers market and expand the concept to other cities throughout Indiana.

  • New Leader For Leadership Hendricks County

    Danville-based Leadership Hendricks County Inc. has selected Kerry Tuttle as executive director. Tuttle, who most recently served as executive director of the Avon Education Foundation, will begin her new role June 5. 

  • (Image courtesy of Indiana University.) Mark Kelley has three decades of experience as a cancer researcher.

    IU Research Targets Chemo Side Effects

    A $2.9 million National Cancer Institute grant will support Indiana University School of Medicine research into some of the negative side effects of chemotherapy. Pediatric Oncology Professor Mark Kelley was awarded the funding to investigate chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, which currently has no effective treatment or prevention. Previous efforts by Kelley and colleagues have shown some promise.

  • Town and Country currently operates a facility in Wilder, Kentucky.

    Sports ‘Bubble’ Could be in Lawrenceburg’s Future

    Northern Kentucky-based Town & Country Sports and Health Club has presented a proposal to the Lawrenceburg City Council for a $10 million indoor sports facility in the Dearborn County city. Eagle Country 99.3 reports the vision includes an 80-foot-tall pressurized bubble and attached office space. The facility would be 110,000 square-feet and sit on four acres near the Lawrenceburg Fairgrounds.

  • Flagship Enterprise Center Has New Funding Entity

    Flagship Enterprise Center in Anderson has launched Flagship Enterprise Capital. The organization says the new entity will help it better serve small businesses through its Bankable Loan Program. Flagship Enterprise Capital has also received certification from the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, potentially opening the door for private sector partnerships for Flagship Enterprise Capital.

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    McRobbie Leads IU Delegation to Spain, France

    Indiana University President Michael McRobbie is leading a delegation of university officials on a trip to Spain and France. Among the items on the itinerary is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Madrid Program managed by IU.

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    CNO Financial Group's Bonach to Retire

    Carmel-based CNO Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: CNO) Chief Executive Officer Ed Bonach will retire at the end of the year. The company says the transition also includes leaving the board of directors. President Gary Bhojwani will succeed Bonach and immediately take a seat on the board.

  • Marriott has more than 10 Courtyard locations throughout central Indiana.

    Speedway, Brownsburg Set For Big Groundbreakings

    The towns of Speedway and Brownsburg will each break ground Wednesday on major developments. Brownsburg officials will celebrate the beginning of an $80 million master plan to create a new downtown, while a new hotel will serve as a highlight of Speedway's Crawfordsville Road corridor.

  • Demand Drives Cafe Valley to Add Third Shift

    One of Grant County's largest employers is adding a third shift. Arizona-based Cafe Valley Inc., which opened a baking production facility in Marion in 2014, says it is looking to fill more than 60 openings to keep up with demand. In addition to third shift production help, the company says it is also adding workers to its second shift, as well as maintenance, sanitation and delivery driver positions.

  • (photo courtesy Easterseals Crossroads)

    Career Expo Aimed at Job Seekers With Disabilities

    Indianapolis-based Easterseals Crossroads will Wednesday host its annual career expo for job seekers with disabilities. More than 20 businesses will be on hand looking to fill a number of positions.

  • Pictured left to right: Purdue Motorsports Manager Danny White, IMS President Doug Boles, LHP Engineering Solutions CEO David Glass.

    Autonomous Racing Series Sprouts From Indiana Connection

    An all-electric, autonomous racing division with strong connections to Indiana has been launched at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Purdue University is teaming up with Columbus-based LHP Engineering Solutions and Bolton University in England to add the division to its existing evGrand Prix program. The series will begin in May of 2018 and include vehicles controlled remotely, blending the disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering with information technology.

  • Owen County Nature Preserves Approved

    The Indiana Natural Resources Commission has given approval for two nature preserves in Owen County. The locations bring the total number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act to 279. 

  • Gilliam says Anderson Now offers mentoring and networking opportunities.

    'Anderson Now' Paying Off For Small Business

    One of the first recipients of funding from an Anderson initiative aiming to attract entrepreneurs says the program seems "too good to be true." Anderson Now offers school loan repayment for graduates of Indiana colleges who start or relocate a business to the city. PlainSong Music Services provides music therapy and adaptive lessons for people with special needs.

  • Growth Proposals Pitched at River Ridge

    Three economic development proposals are being proposed for River Ridge Commerce Center. The News and Tribune in Jeffersonville reports the development authority of the 6,000-acre industrial park is also seeking to acquire land from the city of Charlestown and Jesse Ballew Enterprises for better access to State Route 62 and S.R. 3. The proposals were discussed Monday during a meeting of the development authority's board. The potential projects include...

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    Bebe Rexha to Sing National Anthem at Indy 500

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced singer/songwriter Bebe Rexha will perform the national anthem at the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500. Rexha will follow the performance of "(Back Home Again in) Indiana" by Jim Cornelison. 

  • Indiana GDP Equals National Rate

    Indiana's economy is in line with the national average. The U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Economic Analysis report shows Indiana's 2016 Gross Domestic Product increased 1.5 percent, the same as the national economic growth rate. 

  • ISU Board OKs Several Key Actions

    The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has approved three majors and multiple other development on the Terre Haute campus. The new academic programs are physics, intelligence analysis and cyber security studies. Financing for the fourth and final stage of renovations to the Sycamore Towers complex was also approved.

  • Startup Ladies Founder Becomes CEO

    An executive with Fishers-based Sticksnleaves is stepping down. Kristen Cooper, who served as vice president of operations and corporate development with the tech company, is leaving to become chief executive officer of The Startup Ladies, also based in Fishers. 

  • The Military Family Research Institute is located on the campus of Purdue University.

    Military Family Research Institute Scores $4.8M Grant

    Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has awarded a $4.8 million grant to the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. MFRI Executive Director Shelly MacDermid Wadsworth says the grant "presents an exciting opportunity" to build the institute's future.

  • (Screen capture courtesy of Bill Estes Automotive)

    Car Dealer Pumps $10M Into New Location

    A well-known car dealer's newest location is now open. Bill Estes Automotive Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Brownsburg is the result of a $10 million investment into a property the company purchased two years ago. The new location is the second in Brownsburg and the fourth in central Indiana for Bill Estes, joining properties in Indianapolis and Lebanon.

  • Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers says the park will continue quality of life efforts in the city.

    Greenwood Planning New City Park

    The city of Greenwood has announced plans for its 15th public park and an expanded trail system. Plans call for Grassy Creek Park to sit on 10 acres of land along Worthsville Road, previously occupied by a concrete plant.

  • (file photo courtesy Jackson County Industrial Development Corp.)

    Jackson County Hosting Job Fair

    The Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. is hosting a job fair Tuesday and Wednesday in Seymour. Manufacturers, schools and banks are among the dozens of organizations set to take part in the "Destination Hire Me!" event.

  • Ball State's computer science program is located in the Robert Bell Building on the Muncie campus.

    Computer Scientist: Tech Still Vulnerable to 'WannaCry'

    A computer science instructor at Ball State University says Hoosier businesses and individuals are "not out of the woods yet" when it comes to potential future threats from the WannaCry ransomware attacks that have swept the world. Vinayak Tanksale urges computer users, especially with Microsoft Windows, to update their software immediately to help "nip this in the bud." He says medical facilities are particularly vulnerable because...

  • Hydro Grow LLC, founded by Scott Massey, is one of the recipients.

    Elevate Purdue Foundry Awards Funding to Startups

    The Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund is awarding $160,000 to eight Purdue-affiliated startups. The entrepreneurs will each receive $20,000 for commercialization activities, such as market research product development and prototype creation.

  • Nolot succeeds longtime chancellor Rita Shourds, who was let go from the position last month.

    Ivy Tech Names Interim Regional Chancellor

    Ivy Tech Community College has named Terry Nolot interim chancellor for its Sellersburg region. He has served in leadership roles with the school for more than 30 years, most recently as vice chancellor of student affairs. Nolot succeeds longtime chancellor Rita Shourds, who was let go from the position last month.

  • Winnecke Launches 'Build in Evansville' Plan

    Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke has detailed several recommendations and goals designed to boost economic development. The Build in Evansville initiative involves administrative and legislative changes that Winnecke says will make new residential and commercial construction projects easier to move forward. Winnecke says the proposed changes are a result of consulting with building trades, development and building officials. The overarching goals include...

  • The U.S. Navy Blue Angels were scheduled to perform at the event.

    Gary Air Show Canceled

    The mayor of Gary says the Gary Air Show, which was scheduled for July, has been canceled. Karen Freeman-Wilson says the city risked incurring a $350,000 debt and cannot afford to host the show. Freeman-Wilson says the city was unable to secure all of the sponsors needed to host the show.

  • The high school series features 20 electric karts, each developed by a team of 15 or more students.

    Karting Events, Student Fair Bring STEM to IMS

    The director of motorsports at Purdue University says this week's electric karting events at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway allow hundreds of high school and college students put STEM skills learned in school to the test. Danny White says STEM subjects are among the highest need when it comes to remedial courses in college. He says helping students apply STEM knowledge helps them understand and allows universities to proactively address the issue.

  • I-69 is set to eventually stretch from the southwest to the northeast corners of the state.

    Survey Work Begins Along Final Planned Section of I-69

    Survey work is underway on the final leg of the major I-69 expansion. Section 6 involves upgrading State Road 37 between Martinsville and Indianapolis. The Indiana Department of Transportation says a Record of Decision and Final Environmental Impact Statement from the Federal Highway Administration are set to be complete early next year.

  • Kroger Holding Hiring Fairs

    Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) is hosting several hiring events throughout the state over the next month. The grocery chain held a hiring fair this week in Indianapolis and says 39 percent of the applicants came from Marsh Supermarkets, which recently announced numerous store closures.

  • ESL Students Center of New Program

    A new program at Ancilla College in Donaldson will focus on students whose primary language is something other than English. Participants in the Ancilla College English Language (ACEL) initiative will live on-campus and take extra classes designed to make the students college ready through "more intensive language skills training."

  • (photos courtesy Gibson County EDC)

    New CEO, Associate Director For Gibson County EDC

    The board of directors for the Gibson County Economic Development Corp. has announced two key staff appointments. Paul Waters will serve as president and chief executive officer while Tami Muckerheide will serve as associate director.

  • (Image courtesy of CraftMark Bakery LLC)

    Baker Plans Production Boost, $16.5M Investment

    A frozen baked goods company is planning to expand production in Indianapolis and add 32 jobs. CraftMark Bakery LLC, formerly known as Specialty Bakery LLC, is seeking tax abatement on a proposed $16.5 million investment that could also retain 237 jobs. The company first launched its Indianapolis facility in 2014. It invested around $75 million into a 225,000 square-foot headquarters and manufacturing operation, meeting its previous hiring goals early.

  • BASi was founded in West Lafayette in 1974.

    BASi Profit Swing Continues

    West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting fiscal second quarter net income of $417,000, compared to a net loss of $254,000 during the same period the previous year. Chief Financial Officer Jill Blumhoff says the swing to profitability is largely due to an improved top line performance and focus on cost controls.

  • Jeff Bauman and Jake Gyllenhaal (photo courtesy Indianapolis Motor Speedway)

    Dual Starters Named For Indy 500

    For the first time in its more than 100-year history, the Indianapolis 500 will feature a duo waving the green flag to start the race. Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman will serve as the honorary starters of the 101st Running of the Indy 500.

  • (Image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana/Tony V. Martin.)

    Potential Buyer Identified For Strack & Van Til

    Highland-based Strack & Van Til may have a buyer. The largest grocery chain in Chicago, Jewel Food Stores Inc., is offering to acquire the 19 remaining Strack & Van Til stores. The proposal is valued at $100 million. Early this month, Strack & Van Till parent Central Grocers Inc. announced it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after racking up some $225 million in debt. Jewel has over 180 Chicagoland stores, including a few locations in northwest Indiana.

  • (rendering courtesy Old National Bank Foundation)

    Old National Awards Grant to Riverfront Project

    The Old National Bank Foundation is awarding a $180,000 grant to help fund construction of the main plaza inside the Riverfront Fort Wayne project. The area, which will be known as the Old National Bank Plaza, will feature a pavilion, amphitheater and children's play area.

  • Kevin Brinegar is president of the Indiana Chamber.

    Chamber Scores 2017 Legislative Session

    The Indiana Chamber says the 2017 General Assembly earned an "A-" for results from the legislative session. It lauded the long-term road funding plan that could put $1.2 billion per year toward road and bridge work. Chamber President Kevin Brinegar says one legislative shortcoming is lack of "significant progress" toward anti-smoking legislation.

  • (Image of 2016 Indy 500 champion ring courtesy of Herff Jones.) The Indianapolis Motor Speedway previously worked with Herff Jones on rings for winners of the Indy 500.

    IMS Shifts Winners Ring Supplier

    The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has moved on from a long-time, Indianapolis-based provider of champions rings for its major races. Officials have announced Minnesota-based Jostens as ring supplier for winners of the Indianapolis 500, INDYCAR Grand Prix and Brickyard 400. Herff Jones, a division of Varsity Brands that was founded in Indianapolis nearly 100 years ago, had been the official jeweler of IMS since 1983.

  • Feinberg: Amid Challenges, Grocery Business Still Attractive

    Despite hyper competition and financial troubles for grocers like Marsh Supermarkets, a Purdue University retail expert says the industry remains attractive.  Richard Feinberg says with U.S. sales expected to grow to $1 trillion in five years, groceries are not going extinct. "The problem with supermarkets is that their margin of error is really small because their profitability is so low," said Feinberg, in an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television.

  • (Picture Courtesy: Holy Cross College)

    Holy Cross Addressing Financial Issues

    Holy Cross College says it has reached an agreement with the University of Notre Dame as part of a long-term financial sustainability plan. The proposal, which still needs approval from multiple organizations, involves Notre Dame purchasing 75 acres of land owned by Holy Cross, then leasing the property back to the college.

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    Blackford County EDC Names Executive Director

    The Blackford County Economic Development Corp. has named Colton Bickel executive director. Bickel, who currently serves as an operations administrator for Sturtz Public Management Group in Churubusco, will begin his new role in June. 

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    Anthem Puts End to Cigna Merger

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has alerted Cigna Corp. (NYSE: CI) that it is terminating a proposed $54 billion merger. The combination would've created the largest insurance company in the country. The announcement comes after the Delaware Court of Chancery denied Anthem's motion to overturn previous court decisions to halt the merger. Anthem says Cigna was successful in the deal's "sabotage" and says...

  • Carmel Brewery Expanding in Indiana

    Carmel-based Danny Boy Beer Works is expanding throughout the state. The craft brewery is celebrating the grand opening of its location on the campus of the University of Notre Dame while construction continues on another location in downtown Bloomington.

  • Christopher Olsen (left) image courtesy of Indiana State University. Phil Repp (right) image courtesy of Ball State University.

    ISU, Ball State Name New Deans

    Indiana State University and Ball State University have announced new deans. Christopher Olsen has been named dean for the College of Arts and Sciences at ISU and Phil Repp is now dean of Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning. Each previously led their respective colleges on an interim basis.

  • In 2016, Dustin Sapp (pictured at podium next to Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett) helped launch the rebranding of TinderBox, a company he co-founded, to Octiv.

    Formstack Adds Big Name in Indy Tech Scene

    A well-known Hoosier technology entrepreneur is taking on a new role. Dustin Sapp is co-founder of Indianapolis-based Octiv, previously known as TinderBox, and will now serve as chief operating officer of of Indy software company Formstack LLC. Sapp left Octiv in January to take a sabbatical, seven years after helping launch the company. Sapp will be a guest this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television.

  • Noblesville to Open New City Park

    The city of Noblesville will Saturday celebrate the grand opening of its fifth city park. Officials broke ground in September on Federal hill Commons, which features an amphitheater, indoor event facility, and market plaza, among other amenities. 

  • (Image courtesy of Trinity Lutheran High School.)

    State Names 'Four Star' Schools

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced this year's Four Star Schools. The list includes 41 of what the department says are the "very best schools in Indiana." Only one high school is on the list, Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour. Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick says...

  • Lilly Touts Results of Migraine Treatment

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says three Phase 3 studies of a treatment for episodic and chronic migraine have met with success. The pharmaceutical giant says the studies of galcanezumab showed "statistically significant reductions" in migraines among the participating patients.

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

    Rose-Hulman Growing Indy Footprint

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says its new space in an emerging Indianapolis tech hub will help the school grow name recognition and keep connected with alumni. The Terre Haute school will in July open an office in The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis. Rose-Hulman President Jim Conwell says many of the companies already located in the building have connections to the school.

  • Family Express was founded in Valparaiso and has more than 60 locations.

    Family Express Awarded Another Ethanol Grant

    The Indiana Office of Energy Development and the Indiana Corn Marketing Council have awarded more than $158,000 to Valparaiso-based Family Express Corp. The grant, which is part of the Hoosier Homegrown Fuels Blender Pump Program, adds to the nearly $800,000 grant awarded to Family Express last year.

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

    Dow, DuPont Name DowDuPont Board

    DuPont (NYSE: DD) and The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) have announced the members of the Board of Directors for the company that would be created pending approval of a proposed $130 billion merger. The companies continue to expect the merger to close in August.

  • (Image courtesy of Alaska Airlines)

    Alaska Airlines: Seattle Could Just Be Beginning

    An executive with Alaska Airlines says its decision to expand into Indianapolis International Airport was heavily influenced by the city's reputation for growth, its business community and blossoming tech scene. Vice President of Capacity Planning John Kirby says Indy offers "a lot of business synergies" with the carrier's mainly West Coast destinations, leading to nonstop flights to tech hot spots San Francisco and Seattle.

  • Commission Sets Tuition Increase Recommendation

    The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is urging state colleges and universities to keep undergraduate tuition and mandatory fee increases to a minimum. The commission has adopted a recommendation which calls on the state’s public institutions to hold their increases to no more than 1.4 percent in each of the next two years.

  • Saint Joe Taps Rector to Handle 'Re-Engineering'

    The Saint Joseph's College Board of Trustees has named the coordinator of efforts to "re-engineer" the college. Barry Fischer, who will serve as rector, is a former moderator general of the school's religious sponsors, the Missionaries of the Precious Blood. Fischer also recently served as director of the Precious Blood Spirituality Center in Salzburg, Austria.

  • (Graphic courtesy of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission)

    Commission to Honor Final Bicentennial Project

    Officials Friday will celebrate the final event endorsed by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. A tree planting ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse will include Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Commission Co-chair Lee Hamilton. The final program involves planting a total of 44 Indiana-native trees and is a collaboration among the commission, Indiana Department of Natural Resources and Anderson-based Ricker Oil Co. and its Ricker's Replenish Program. The state program, which beg...
  • Lutheran hopes to begin some construction this year.

    Lutheran Announces $500M Investment

    Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne has announced a $500 million investment to upgrade health services and hospital facilities. Chief Executive Officer Brian Bauer says the multi-year project will result in more modernized health care that will improve the experience for thousands of patients in the region. The plan is expected to impact nearly every entity that is part of the Lutheran Health Network.

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    Former Paper Site Nixed For Proposed Jail

    The search is back on for a proposed county jail site in Vigo County. The Board of Commissioners says it can not move forward with the previously-targeted former International Paper site because of "the political reality of the situation." A memo issued by President Judith Anderson, Secretary Brad Anderson and Board Member Jon Marvel calls the property the best site for a new security complex, but adds "a majority of the city council does not share that same belief."

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    Cummins Partners With Canadian Company

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has announced a joint effort with Canada-based TM4 Inc. to develop a plug-in hybrid powertrain for transit buses. The companies say the goal is to reduce fuel consumption by at least 50 percent over conventional hybrid buses.

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    Indy Hosting Water Polo Championship

    Indiana University and the Indiana Sports Corp. will host eight teams at the IUPUI Natatorium beginning Friday for the 2017 National Collegiate Women’s Water Polo Championship. The single-elimination tournament runs through Sunday. 

  • Clark County Focus on Soft Skills Brings Business Buy-in

    The superintendent of Greater Clark Schools in southeast Indiana says a program designed to instill soft skills into students from pre-kindergarten through high school is receiving "full buy-in" from the local business community. Andrew Melin says the PRIDE program, launched in 2012, includes rigorous evaluations in 5th, 8th and 12th grades for students working toward a so-called Work Ethic Certificate.

  • Jeff Smulyan is CEO of Emmis Communications.

    Emmis Full-Year Profit Rises

    Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. (Nasdaq: EMMS) is reporting fiscal year net income of $13.1 million, up from $2 million the previous year. The earnings report comes days after the company announced the sale of its Power 106 radio station in Los Angeles. 

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    Mallory Named ISU Health And Human Services Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Caroline Mallory as dean of the College of Health and Human Services. Mallory, who currently serves as associate dean for research and graduate program coordinator for the Illinois State University Mennonite College of Nursing, will begin her new role in July.

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

    More Strack & Van Til Stores Could Close

    Illinois-based Central Grocers Inc. says it is looking to close an additional three Strack & Van Til stores. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the buyer looking to purchase the Highland-based grocery chain's remaining stores, only wants to buy 19 locations, instead of the previously announced 22.

  • Bankruptcy Filing For Marsh

    Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Tuesday, the company warned it could close its remaining 44 locations if a buyer isn't located within 60 days. Marsh says bankruptcy proceedings will allow it to maintain normal business operations as it seeks a new owner. The filing is with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. Marsh officials this week also announced...

  • The Vincennes Aviation Technology Center is located at Indianapolis International Airport.

    Purdue Polytechnic, Vincennes Partner on Aviation Degree

    Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis and Vincennes University are teaming up to offer a new joint aviation degree. The program, to be offered at the Aviation Technology Center in Indianapolis beginning this fall, aims to give high school students a direct pathway to a career in aviation. The program will follow a "2+2" model.

  • Lumina Foundation Names CFO

    Indianapolis-based Lumina Foundation has named Brad Kelsheimer chief financial officer. Kelsheimer, who currently serves as senior vice president for finance and administration at DePauw University, will begin his new role June 19. 

  • Rebirth: Inventrek Back Open For Business

    Eight months after tornadoes caused heavy damage throughout Howard County, a high-profile facility is re-emerging, and officials say it's better than before. Inventrek Technology Park in Kokomo is hosting a grand reopening Thursday after a $3.4 million renovation. It's home to a number of businesses and organizations including the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance office and Howard County's first coworking space, The Shared Drive.

  • The company specializes in precision medicine and molecules.

    Endocyte Loss Widens

    West Lafayette-based Endocyte Inc. (Nasdaq: ECYT) is reporting a first quarter net loss of $11.5 million, compared to a net loss of $10.2 million during the same period the previous year. The company says the loss is largely due to an increase in research and development expenses.

  • The 400-acre complex features 26 diamonds.

    Grand Park Among Best Sports Facilities

    Grand Park in Westfield is included on SportsEvents Magazine's "Top Multi-Use Sports Facilities" list. The sports complex is one of 10 chosen from a field of 31 facilities, voted on by readers.

  • The No. 40 car, driven by Zach Veach for AJ Foyt Racing, will showcase the September Indianapolis Women in Tech LPGA event during the month of May.

    IndyCar to Showcase Women in Tech Championship

    An LPGA event this summer at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be promoted in a prominent place. AJ Foyt Racing's No. 40 entry in this year's Indianapolis 500 will feature a design showcasing the Indy Women in Tech Championship. As its name suggests, one of the event's goals is to raise the profile and awareness among women of the state's technology sector.

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    Airport to Celebrate Seattle Nonstop

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority is will Thursday celebrate the inaugural flight of Alaska Airlines at Indianapolis International Airport. The airport's newest carrier will begin its daily, nonstop service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, a valued destination for the tech community.

  • The new two-year state budget includes $3 million per year for the Hoosier State service.

    Hoosier State Reports Ridership, Revenue Rise

    Operators of the Hoosier State train say ridership and revenue increased in March and April, compared to the same months last year. The line is also touting a faster schedule between Indianapolis and Chicago. The service, which runs four days per week, is now scheduled to arrive 11 minutes earlier into Indianapolis and five minutes earlier in Chicago.

  • Board of Education Approves Virtual Academy Changes

    The Indiana State Board of Education has approved a move by Ball State University aimed at improving the quality of education for students at the Hoosier Academies Virtual School. The online charter school has received an accountability grade of F in six of the last seven years. 

  • Newest High Alpha Investment Target Has Indy Ties

    Indianapolis-based High Alpha is pumping around $1 million into another high-tech company. Structural, a human resources software provider, is based in St. Paul, Minnesota and has an office and significant connections in Indianapolis. Since High Alpha's launch in late 2015, it has helped with five startups and its public portfolio now numbers eight companies. Structural's chief marketing officer is Chip House, the first marketing employee hired by Indianapolis-based ExactTarget.

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    IU Health Names East Central Region President

    Indiana University Health has named Jeff Bird president of its east central region, which includes IU Health Ball Memorial and Blackford hospitals. Bird, who currently serves as chief operating officer and chief medical officer at Ball Memorial, will begin his new role May 28. 

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    Coworking Space Leaves Station at Purdue Research Park

    A new coworking space is now open at the Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette. The Purdue Railyard is located in the Heddy Kurz Purdue Technology Building and the school says it is one of the largest in the country. PRP Director Greg Napier says the 26,140 square-foot facility "provides unparalleled amenities and space for early-stage entrepreneurs." The facility's theme is drawn from...

  • Ellen Ketterson will lead the Prepared for Environmental Change team.

    Grand Challenges Recipient Lands 'Extraordinary Investment'

    Indiana University has announced a $55 million investment into the second project funded through the Grand Challenges Program. The Prepared for Environmental Change initiative is led by IU Distinguished Professor of Biology Ellen Ketterson and supported by a partners including Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), Citizens Energy Group in Indianapolis and several Hoosier government officials. It involves...

  • NiSource is headquartered in Merillville.

    Hoosier Companies Among Best Employers

    Six Indiana-based companies are on the 2017 "America's Best Employers" list from Forbes. The list includes the top 500 companies in the country, compiled from surveys of more than 30,000 employees.

  • Cargill Office Relocates to Purdue Research Park

    The east region office for Minnesota-based Cargill's Agricultural Supply Chain has relocated to the Purdue Research Park. Financial details of the move were not disclosed, however, Cargill says the office will initially employ 26 people with the potential to add a small number of jobs.

  • Pastoor has led Saint Joseph's since March 2015.

    Saint Joe's President Resigns

    As the financial troubles for Saint Joseph's College in Rensselaer continue, President Robert Pastoor has submitted his resignation. Ben Sponseller, chairman of the college's board of trustees, says Pastoor's resignation will go into effect Friday. Pastoor has been president of Saint Joseph's since March 2015. Sponseller says Pastoor has been working with college officials to ensure a smooth transition.

  • Green is CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.

    Economic Club Names Officers, Board Members

    The Economic Club of Indiana has added new board members and selected officers for the 2017-2017 season. Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation Chief Executive Officer Claire Fiddian-Green will serve as president. The organization's 2016-2017 season concludes Thursday with a presentation by General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) CEO Mary Barra.

  • Rising Star is one of the first companies in southeast Indiana to take advantage of the statewide assistance program.

    Ivy Tech, Rising Star Partner on Tuition Program

    Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with Rising Star Casino Resort in southeast Indiana in an effort to help the attraction's employees continue their education. The school says it will help Rising Star employees pursue a degree while avoiding many out-of-pocket tuition expenses. Ivy Tech says it will provide Rising Star employees with guidance and financial assistance and let them defer billing until the end of the semester.

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    'German Church' Hits Fundraising Goal

    A century-old church in the town of Cumberland will continue to stand. The town, along with Indiana Landmarks, has raised more than $75,000 to pay for upkeep while a potential new owner waits for funding to redevelop the historic St. John United Church of Christ, also known as German Church into senior apartments.

  • Emmis to Sell Los Angeles Station

    Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications (Nasdaq: EMMS) has announced plans to sell its Power 106 radio station in Los Angeles. An affiliate of California-based The Meruelo Group has agreed to buy the station for $82.3 million in a deal expected to close in late 2017. 

  • A statue of Peyton Manning will be erected outside of Lucas Oil Stadium.

    Colts Set to Honor Manning

    The Indianapolis Colts will pay tribute to former quarterback Peyton Manning this fall. Among the honors, the team will unveil a statue in October and retire Manning's number 18 jersey.

  • Steff says the rankings will provide additional marketing material.

    Steff: Rankings Show Indiana's Global Strength

    Indiana's chief innovation officer says another strong showing in Chief Executive magazine's "Best & Worst States For Doing Business" list shows business and community leaders are doing a good job of "telling Indiana's story throughout the world." Ian Steff says Indiana's ranking as first in the Midwest and fifth in the nation is third-party validation that national and global marketing efforts are paying off.

  • Talbott: Marsh Failed to Stand Out

    An Indiana University Kelley School of Business retail expert says Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets failed to carve out a unique position in a very competitive marketplace, leading to its current financial state. John Talbott says it is tough to compete with retailers like Kroger and Walmart, which have more resources. The grocery chain announced Tuesday it could close all 44 of its remaining stores in two months if it fails to find a buyer or business partner.

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    BorgWarner, Noblesville Move Forward With Tech Center

    The Noblesville Common Council has approved a more than $4 million incentive package for Michigan-based BorgWarner Inc. (NYSE: BWA) to build a technical center in the Hamilton County city. The planned $28 million operation will consolidate current operations in Anderson and Pendleton and construction is set to begin next month. More than 300 workers are expected to be employed at the center.

  • Micronutrients has operations in Indianapolis and, soon, New Castle.

    Agribusiness Company Investing $30M in New Castle

    A Dutch-owned animal feed additive company is planning to invest around $30 million into a new manufacturing plant in New Castle. Micronutrients USA, which was founded more than 20 years ago in Indianapolis, says the facility will lead to 50 new jobs by 2020. The company plans to break ground later this year and the Henry County operation is expected to launch by the middle of 2019. Micronutrients USA currently employs 150 at its Indianapolis facilities.

  • (Image courtesy of Marsh Supermarkets)

    Marsh Could Close All Remaining Stores

    Indianapolis-based Marsh Supermarkets says all of its remaining stores could close within two months if a buyer or business partner is not located. A spokesman for the grocery chain tells Inside INdiana Business Marsh has retained investment banking advisor Peter J. Solomon Co. to help find a buyer. The company says its 44 remaining locations employ nearly 2,800 workers, more than 1,000 of whom are full-time.

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    ArcelorMittal Awards ESTEM Grant

    Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Northwest Indiana Environmental Education Partnership. The company, which is one of the largest employers in the region, says the ESTEM grant will support the integration of environmental education into STEM learning.

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    Notre Dame Professor Nominated For Appeals Court

    President Donald Trump has nominated a University of Notre Dame professor to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Amy Coney Barrett currently serves as the Diane and M.O. Miller II Research Chair in Law and professor of law at the university.

  • Kinney Group is located in the Haughville neighborhood of Indianapolis.

    Culture Matters: Colleagues And Comrades At Kinney Group

    A Hoosier cloud technology company is emphasizing its culture to help attract and retain talent. Ben Fuelberth, an advisor with FirstPerson in Indianapolis, has observed Indianapolis-based Kinney Group Inc. and says "even as they've continued to grow, they've kind of stayed true to their roots." Our Culture Matters segment this month features Kinney Group, which recently secured a $6 million round of funding. The company plans to add close to 90 jobs by 2019.

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    Ground Broken on $20M Columbus Facility

    Construction has begun on a new $20 million Lindal North America Inc. facility in Columbus. The company, which manufactures components for aerosol products, is owned by a German parent and currently has three other facilities in Bartholomew County. Lindal North America says the 100,000 square-foot facility and investment will help retain 65 jobs and create 30 more. The new positions are expected to pay an average of up to $24 per hour.

  • Stolen New IndyHumane CEO

    The Humane Society of Indianapolis has selected a new chief executive officer. Steven Stolen, who most recently served as vice president of corporate advancement with the Indy Chamber, will begin his new role in June.

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    Indiana Tech Withdraws Memorial Park Proposal

    Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne says it has withdrawn its proposal for new athletic facilities in Memorial Park. Under the proposal, the school would have invested $6.4 million to construct a new track & field facility, softball stadium and athletic training and office facility inside the park in partnership with the city.