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    Trine to Host Innovation Challenge

    Trine University will Friday host its fifth annual Innovation Challenge on the Angola campus. The competition will feature new ideas and concepts for business and technology from high school and university students, as well as members of the community. 

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    Federal Funds to Fight Opioids

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded nearly $11 million to the state of Indiana in an effort to combat the opioid crisis. The Opioid State Targeted Response grants were created by the 21st Century Cures Act and Indiana’s award is part of $485 million being distributed to all 50 states and four U.S. territories. U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly’s office says the state will make the determinations on funding for specific programs at a later date.

  • Mary Clark is the executive director of the International Marketplace Coalition.

    Another Major Development Coming to International Marketplace

    Officials in Indianapolis will Friday break ground on a $24 million mixed-use development located at the International Marketplace on the city’s west side. The International Marketplace Coalition says the Pyramids at 35 Hundred will include residential and commercial space, creating 75 permanent jobs.

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    $436M EPA Loan Boosts Indiana Lead Cleanup Efforts

    The state of Indiana has been awarded a $436 million federal loan to clean up lead contamination. The funds, announced Thursday by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt in northwest Indiana, come from the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act program. Pruitt met with state and regional leaders including Governor Eric Holcomb near the former Federated Metals Corp. site in Whiting.

  • Rochon has served as provost for USI since 2010. (photo courtesy University of Southern Indiana)

    USI Announces Next President

    The board of trustees for the University of Southern Indiana has appointed Ronald Rochon as the university’s fourth president. Rochon, who has served as provost for USI since 2010, was chosen following a national search that included more than 90 candidates. Rochon will begin his new role July 1, succeeding Linda Bennett, who will retire after nine years as president. Harold Calloway, chair of the USI Board of Trustees and chair of the search committee, says...

  • Pike County Partners Unveil Master Plan For Massive Acreage

    A long-term strategic plan focused on developing 4,000 acres off of I-69 in southwest Indiana has been released. The Pike County I-69 Interchange master plan is designed to boost retail, commercial, residential and industrial investment opportunities near Petersburg. Properties involved in the plan, which was launched last year, include a portion of the massive Southwest Indiana Megasite.

  • The program began in 2011.

    Six Finalists Vying For 'Stellar' Designation

    Six regions have been selected as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program. The initiative, which is taking a regional approach this year for the first time, involves support from the state to help boost strategic planning efforts in participating communities. Stellar Communities is driven by the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and previously involved smaller cities and towns. OCRA Executive Director Jodi Golden says...

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    Holcomb Nominates Opportunity Zones

    Governor Eric Holcomb has submitted nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for dozens of Hoosier communities to earn the newly-created Opportunity Zone designation. The federal program, which was created with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, provides tax incentives to attract private investment to low-income communities.

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    State Boosts Broadband Focus

    In an effort to ramp up its focus on broadband access, the state has launched a search for a director of broadband opportunities. The newly-created position will create a single point of contact to deal with the federal government, industry, academia and other stakeholders connected to broadband topics and issues. A key area of focus is boosting access in rural Indiana, which Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch calls the state's "next great economic development frontier."

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    Purdue@WestGate, Crane Announce R&D Deal

    The Purdue Research Foundation at Purdue@WestGate and Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division have announced a cooperative research and development agreement. The partnership aims to connect private Indiana companies to the division's expertise and technology. Purdue@WestGate Director Jason Salstrom says the agreement will give small businesses in Indiana access to Crane's labs, equipment and workforce as they look to solve commercial technology challenges.

  • SJC says Schwietermann Hall will be the first residence hall used when the campus reopens.

    Saint Joe Fundraising Event to Support Renovation

    Saint Joseph's College is looking to raise money to support the renovation of one of the residence halls on the Rensselaer campus. The school, which suspended campus activities last year due to financial troubles, says it has full intentions of returning to the campus "in the foreseeable future."

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    Downtown Indy Outlines Assets, Hurdles

    Downtown Indy Inc. says growth continues, but challenges remain in downtown Indianapolis. Stakeholders, business leaders and community partners came together today for the 2018 State of Downtown event. The organization says housing options and job opportunities, particularly in the tech sector, are on the rise, but work remains on making residents feel safer downtown. According to the report, more than 28,000 people now live in downtown Indianapolis.

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    Corvette Named Pace Car For Indy 500

    For the 15th time, a Corvette will lead the field to start the Indianapolis 500. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway unveiled Thursday the 2019 Corvette ZR1 as the official Pace Car for this year's race.

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    1st Source Continues Record Profit Growth

    South Bend-based 1st Source Corp. (Nasdaq: SRCE) is reporting record first quarter net income of $19.1 million, up from $16.2 million during the same period last year. Chairman Christopher Murphy says the results helped the parent of 1st Source Bank pass $6 billion in assets.

  • (Image courtesy of SEL) Ed Schweitzer, pictured right, is a Purdue grad who started SEL from his basement in Washington state in the 1980s.

    Purdue Discovery Park District Strikes 'Breakthrough Moment'

    Purdue University has announced another private employer's plans to locate to the 450-acre Purdue Discovery Park District and create hundreds of jobs. Pullman, Washington-based Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc., led by President Ed Schweitzer, a Purdue graduate, says it will build a 100,000 square-foot electric power research facility that could employ up to 300. Earlier this week, the Purdue Research Foundation released a master plan for the district, which is expected to...

  • R.J. Talyor founded Quantifi, now Pattern89, last summer.

    Indy Tech Company Rebranding

    The chief executive officer of an Indianapolis-based tech company says a recent rebranding represents the company's continued evolution. R.J. Talyor says Pattern89, formerly known as Quantifi, comes with an enhanced platform designed to help brands get the most out of their social advertising. Quantifi was originally launched in 2017 as a spin-off of Indianapolis-based High Alpha. Talyor says Pattern89 builds on Quantifi's original platform using...

  • Report Ranks Indiana High For Economic Outlook

    An annual report from the Virginia-based American Legislative Exchange Councilranks Indiana's economic outlook among the best in the country. The Rich States, Poor States index ranks states based on 15 variables, such as highest marginal personal income tax rate, property tax burden and worker's compensation costs.

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    'Generational Development' Planned For I-69

    Officials in Pike County Thursday will provide details on a master plan for the I-69 corridor in southwest Indiana. The Pike County Economic Development Corp. says the presentation will cover future land use, transportation and infrastructure efforts. The section of interstate running through the county opened in late-2012 and additional work that will expand the road from Bloomington to Indianapolis continues. The EDC says Thursday's news conference will focus on...

  • (photo courtesy Kale Wilk/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Michigan City Hotel, Manufacturing Plant Land Incentives

    Two development projects in Michigan City have received tax abatements from the city council. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the projects, which include a new hotel and a manufacturing plant expansion, will create a total of up to 35 jobs over the next five years.

  • David Naus (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Gift From IU Alum Targets Addiction Research

    A major donation from an Indiana University alumnus will help further research in substance use disorder and addiction. The $1.5 million gift from David Naus will create the Naus Family Chair in Psychological and Brain Sciences on the Bloomington campus. IU says the gift will enhance the university's efforts to address the issue through the Grand Challenge initiative, "Responding to the Addictions Crisis," which was announced in October. 

  • WorkOne Hosting Job Fair in New Albany

    WorkOne will Thursday host a job fair in New Albany. Nearly 70 employers from throughout southern Indiana will be on hand in an effort to fill more than 1,500 open positions. 

  • LaGrange County EDC Taps Next Leader

    The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. has named Bill Bradley its next chief executive officer. He has served as executive director of the Jay County Development Corp. for the last 11 years. Bradley succeeds Ryne Krock, who left in January after two-and-a-half years in the position. The IPFW and Ball State University graduate, who has more than 30 years of economic development industry experience, will begin serving as CEO and president June 25.

  • More Voting Centers in Indiana

    Indiana voters now have more ways to cast a ballot. Indiana now has 36 voting centers throughout the state. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson says the centers have led to increased cost savings and accessibility.

  • Levementum SVP Michael Burton

    Levementum Scores Funding, Sells Off Product

    Arizona-based Levementum, which has a growing presence in Indianapolis, says it has raised an additional $4 million in funding, led by Inoca Capital Partners. Chief Executive Officer Doug Guilbeau also says the company has sold its SugarCRM practice to focus on its Salesforce products and becoming "the top digital consultancy focused on consumer engagement." Levementum says the funding from the private equity firm will help support...

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    Holcomb Makes Appointments to Workforce Cabinet

    Governor Eric Holcomb has appointed 13 people to the newly-created Governor's Workforce Cabinet. The group will convene to assess and realign the workforce development programs and services in the state. 

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    AM General Opens Michigan Tech Center

    South Bend-based AM General LLC is celebrating the opening of its Technology and Engineering Center in Michigan. The specialized vehicle manufacturer says the more than 175,000-square-foot facility signifies its continued commitment to growth and innovation. 

  • Bello Nock, dubbed the "World's Greatest Comic Daredevil," will be one of the featured performers at the circus.

    State Fair Bringing The Circus to Town

    The Indiana State Fair is adding to the multitude of attractions this summer as part of this year's theme, "STEP RIGHT UP!" Organizers say fairgoers will have the opportunity to experience the new Big Top Circus, which will perform three shows daily during this year's event.

  • (Image of The Meeting Grounds courtesy of the Next Step Foundation.)

    Entrepreneurs, Women in Recovery Create 'Perfect Marriage' in Terre Haute

    A new collaboration in Terre Haute is helping women recovering from addiction gain work experience and develop soft skills through two student-run startups. The partnership connects the women with volunteer shifts at Milky Way, a cereal bar, and The Edge, a coffee shop, which are housed at Meeting Grounds, a gathering space run by Next Step Foundation Inc. Launch Terre Haute Executive Director Shelley Klingerman says her coworking organization helped connect...

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    State OKs More I-69 Maintenance, Travel Lane Additions

    The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded $79 million for road construction and maintenance that will continue the repair and widening of I-69. The contracts with Walsh Construction Group, which has a regional office in Crown Point, and Goshen-based Rieth-Riley Construction Co. Inc. involve interchanges, bridges and pavement near Pendleton and Daleville. The full timeline has not yet been released, but the work is expected to be complete by the summer of 2020.

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    ISU Names College of Technology Dean

    Indiana State University has selected Nesli Alp as dean of its College of Technology. Alp, who most recently served as associate dean of academic affairs at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, will begin her new role in August.

  • Maureen Donohue Krauss is the chief economic development officer for the Indy Chamber.

    Anticipation Grows For Indy-to-Paris Flight

    The chief economic development officer for the Indy Chamber says excitement for Indiana's first transatlantic nonstop flight is building on both sides of the pond. Maureen Donohue Krauss says the Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE: DAL) flight from Indianapolis International Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris, set to begin May 24, is resonating with businesses in Indiana and throughout Europe. She says having a direct connection and quicker access to the Indy market is...

  • Purdue and Intel announced the collaboration this week at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (photo courtesy Intel/Matt H. King)

    Purdue, Intel Collaboration to Focus on 'Design for Security'

    A new collaboration between Purdue University and Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) aims to make security a core principle in the development of future products and technologies. The university says the "Design for Security" badge program will show the importance of incorporating security into every level of system design. Purdue is offering the ability to earn the "Design For Security" badge through a series of courses available on...

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    ISU to Launch Bikeshare Program

    Indiana State University will Wednesday kick off its new stationless bikeshare program on the Terre Haute campus. The university says 100 orange bikes, which can be unlocked by using a mobile app, will be available for people to ride.

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    Central State Site Attracts More Investment

    More redevelopment is slated for the property that used to house Central State Hospital in Indianapolis. Ohio-based M/I Homes Inc. is planning a $15 million housing community to be called 58/Bahr at Central State that will include 20 townhomes and 30 single-family homes. The builder says it also intends to develop an additional 27 acres of the site, which could involve 200 more homes.

  • The hotel will be located at the WestGate@Crane Technology Park (pictured).

    Construction to Start on Tech Park Hotel

    Groundbreaking on the first hotel at WestGate@Crane Technology Park will take place Wednesday in Odon. Officials say the $7 million Sleep Inn and Mainstay-branded hotel will employ more than 20. Owners Mike and Debbie Hicks also own the Comfort Suites in French Lick and the Legend of French Lick Resort Boutique Hotel and Event Center. Plans include...

  • (Images of Suzi Spahr [pictured left] and Dana Kosco [pictured right] courtesy of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture.)

    New Director For Indiana Grown Initiative

    The state's signature agricultural marketing effort has a new leader. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Program Manager Suzi Spahr has added responsibilities as director of the Indiana Grown initiative. The ISDA has also named Dana Kosco outreach manager for the effort. Spahr has served as program director since 2016. She succeeds David King, the previous director of Indiana Grown, who left more than a year ago for a private sector position.

  • From left to right: Mike Braun, Luke Messer, Todd Rokita.

    All GOP Senate Candidates Sign on For Debate

    All three Republican candidates seeking to take on incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) have agreed to take part in the final statewide televised debate before the May 8 primary. The Indiana Debate Commission will host the April 30 event featuring candidates Mike Braun, Luke Messer and Todd Rokita. Early last month, the commission said Rokita, who currently represents Indiana's Fourth Congressional District, initially declined the request to participate.

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    1si Names ONE Award Winners

    One Southern Indiana has announced the winners of its annual ONE Awards, celebrating local businesses in Clark and Floyd counties. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges based on criteria including business history, community involvement and innovation in products or services. 

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    Zimmer Biomet Touts First Surgery of New Tibia

    Warsaw-based Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: ZBH) is touting the first surgical case for its Persona Trabecular Metal tibia. The surgery was performed in Idaho on March 20 after receiving FDA clearance in January, and approval in April. 

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    IU Health Names Leader For South Central Region

    Indiana University Health has named Dan Handel chief medical officer for the health system's south central region. Handel most recently served as executive medical director and CMO at the Medical University of South Carolina.

  • Northview Elementary School is located in Gas City.

    East Central Indiana School Plugs Into Telehealth Tech

    Northview Elementary School in Gas City has become the most recent location for a telehealth clinic through the statewide Indiana Rural School Clinic Network. Mississinewa Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Lezlie Winter says the technology brings Marion General Hospital expertise into the rural school and "levels the playing field" for students and parents who face health care access challenges. The program, which is funded through a grant administered by...

  • The International Center is accepting nominations through May 31.

    International Center Establishes New Award

    The International Center in Indianapolis is seeking nominations for a newly-established award. The center says the Global Impression Award will celebrate emerging leaders working to globalize the state. The inaugural winner will be announced in August at the International Citizen of the Year event. The center says the growing number of young leaders pushing Indiana's global profile led it to create the award. Salesforce Marketing Cloud Director of Database Engineering and Global...

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    Campaign to Renovate Former Armory Hits $3M Goal

    Indianapolis Classical Schools has met the $3 million goal of a capital campaign to fund renovations at the former Heslar Naval Armory near downtown Indy. The parent of Herron High School says the milestone will allow it to complete the armory's transformation into the new Riverside High School. ICS says meeting the campaign goal means the project will be completed without any long-term debt. The organization will continue to raise funds for unmet needs at the facility, including...

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    Purdue, Daniels Agree on Extension

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has indefinitely extended President Mitch Daniels' contract. The school says the deal will run "until such time either party gives one year's notice." The former, two-term Indiana governor first signed on to lead Purdue in December of 2012. His initial contract was re-upped for two years in 2015. As with the previous deal, half of Daniels' pay is connected to performance-based metrics and he will receive...

  • Old GM Site Developer Envisions '20 Minute Neighborhood'

    Developers of the former General Motors Stamping Plant site near downtown Indianapolis say the 103-acre property is unlike any in the world. Ambrose Property Group Senior Vice President Andrew Greenwood says the uniqueness of the site offers a blank canvas to create a major, urban mixed-use development that will be a first class destination. "We looked internationally, we looked nationally we looked at Indiana and there's nothing that compares," said Greenwood.

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    Job Fair Set For Michigan City

    Officials in northwest Indiana will Wednesday host the third annual Michigan City Community Job Fair. More than 50 employers will be on hand to meet with job seekers about available positions. The event will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.

  • Purdue Professor Sunil Prabhakar will serve as the IDSI's inaugural director. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Launches Data Science Initiative

    A new initiative at Purdue University aims to make data science education part of every student's learning experience on campus. The university says the Integrated Data Science Initiative will help create a "data science for all" ecosystem while boosting research and partnerships in the field. The focus of the IDSI, Purdue says, is applying data science research to pressing fundamental and socially-relevant issues while also preparing students for what it calls the...

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    Master Plan Lays Out $1B Purdue Discovery Park District

    The Purdue Research Foundation and its private development partner, Indianapolis-based Browning Investments LLC, have unveiled the 30-year master plan for the massive Discovery Park District in West Lafayette. The mixed-use property is expected to include some $1 billion in projects and opportunities for on-campus private investment that Purdue University says will create "a mixed-use gateway for intellectual discourse and commercial partnerships." Officials also detailed...

  • Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard (second from left) was among the officials who cut the ribbon Monday. (photo courtesy city of Carmel)

    Old Spaghetti Factory Opens in Carmel

    Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard and other city officials Monday celebrated the grand opening of The Old Spaghetti Factory, adding to the growing number of businesses opening at Carmel City Center. The location is restaurant's second in Indiana and will add 100 jobs.

  • Doug McKibben is one of this year's honorees. (photo courtesy Mad Anthonys)

    Mad Anthonys Names Red Coat Honorees

    The Fort Wayne-based Mad Anthonys Foundation has named the 2018 Red Coat honorees. The organization presents the Red Coat each year to individuals who have made a positive impact to the Fort Wayne region and the state of Indiana.

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    Spot Freight Expands in Charlotte

    Indianapolis-based Spot Freight Inc. is growing its presence in North Carolina. The Charlotte office, which opened three years ago and currently employs 10, could add about 50 jobs by year's end. In an interview a year ago on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, President Andrew Elsener discussed the company's growth plans in Indianapolis, which include 260 new Hoosier jobs by 2023.

  • Jeffersonville Call Center Could Bring Over 600 Jobs

    Ohio-based United Collection Bureau Inc. has announced plans for a new southeast Indiana call center that could employ up to 621 over the next four years. The company intends to pump $2.4 million into improvements and equipment at a leased facility on the River Ridge Commerce Center campus in Jeffersonville. UCB says renovations have already begun on the 55,000 square-foot call center, which is slated to open by the end of next month.

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    Dry Cleaning Franchise Expanding to Indiana

    An Indianapolis native is bringing a growing dry cleaning franchise to central Indiana. Larry Frutkin and his wife Emma are investing more than $1 million to open five ZIPS Dry Cleaners locations, which are expected to create up to 125 full- and part-time jobs.

  • The Carrier Pigeon team won Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0. (Image courtesy of University of Southern Indiana.)

    Different Take on Drone Tech Wins Startup Weekend

    The winning concept from the recent Startup Weekend Evansville 7.0 uses drone technology to help save lives. Carrier Pigeon involves dispatching emergency medical supplies to ambulances transporting patients. The event, which was held at the University of Southern Indiana Business and Engineering Center, is in its seventh year and is considered the largest of its kind in Indiana. Some 100 participants were involved in the more than 50-hour event. The second place team created...

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    WNIN Showcases New Downtown Media Center

    Officials in Evansville have cut the ribbon on the city's new public radio and television hub. The new $3.8 million WNIN Tri-State Public Media Inc. headquarters was supported by funding including the state's Regional Cities Initiative and the Move2Main capital campaign. WNIN is an Inside INdiana Business partner. The media center includes production studios for the radio, television and digital properties, as well as...

  • Westfield Mayor Andy Cook announced the establishment of the fund Monday. (photo courtesy city of Westfield)

    Endowment Fund Launches For Westfield Nonprofits

    Officials in Hamilton County have launched an endowment fund to benefit nonprofits in Westfield. A gift from the Paul and Judy Estridge Family Foundation and other individual donors in the community has created the Westfield Endowment Fund.

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    Ball State Names Provost

    Ball State University President Geoffrey Mearns has selected Susana Rivera-Mills as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Rivera-Mills, who most recently served as vice provost for academic programs and learning innovation at Oregon State University, will begin her new role in July.

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    Downtown Mall Branching Out

    As the Circle Centre Mall in downtown Indianapolis continues its transformation, the high-profile property has announced several new businesses and the relocation of Purdue Polytechnic High School. General Manager Audrie Thompson says the announcement, which follows word in February that the 25-year-old landmark was receiving a multi-million dollar facelift, fits with the changing landscape and demographics downtown. Purdue Polytechnic opened in August at The Union 525.

  • The tiny device can be inserted into existing MRI machines. (photo courtesy Purdue University)

    Purdue Startup Scores Federal Grant

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a nearly $230,000 grant to a Purdue University-affiliated startup. West Lafayette-based MR-Link LLC says it plans to use the funding to further develop its coin-sized device which aims to help medical professionals conduct MRI scans more efficiently.

  • Mitch Bonar and Abby Abel (photo courtesy 500 Festival)

    Unified Sports Advocates Named 500 Parade Grand Marshals

    The 500 Festival has named a pair of Hoosier college students as the grand marshals for the 2018 IPL 500 Festival Parade. The organization says Abby Abel from Purdue University and Mitch Bonar from Ivy Tech Community College were chosen based on their work to spotlight their efforts in the world of unified sports.

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    Rose Acre Farms Issues Egg Recall

    Rose Acre Farms in Seymour has issued a voluntary recall on more than 200 million eggs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the eggs, which have reached consumers in nine states, have the potential to be contaminated with salmonella.

  • Experienced Leader to Manage Kokomo Chamber

    The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance has hired the former longtime chief executive officer of the Wabash Chamber of Commerce. Kimberly Pinkerton, who retired from her previous role in Wabash County in 2016, will manage the Kokomo Chamber. She spent 18 years with the Wabash Chamber, 13 as CEO and was named the Indiana Chamber Executives Association's Chamber Executive of the Year in 2011. The Huntington University graduate will focus on...

  • Plans for the land-based casino were announced in November 2015.

    Evansville Casino Parent to be Acquired

    The Tropicana Evansville casino will soon be under new ownership. Nevada-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. (Nasdaq: ERI) has announced plans to acquire Tropicana Entertainment Inc. in a $1.85 billion deal, which is expected to close by the end of the year. 

  • Comey Part of Purdue Northwest Speaker Lineup

    The former head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation will speak September 9 in Michigan City. James Comey will deliver a presentation titled "The Ethical Leader" during the Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum, which will be held at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa's Stardust Event Center. The speaker series, formatted in a town hall style, is in its 65th year.

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    Change of Food Service Provider to Cause Cuts at Hanover

    A food service company says its contract with Hanover College will expire, leading to job cuts. In a notice to the state, Sodexo Inc. says the move will affect 81 workers around June 30. Most of the positions are food service workers. Other job titles include cashiers, cooks, baristas, catering service workers and supervisors. Sodexo USA, which is based in Maryland, says it serves more than 15 million consumers at 13,000 client sites.

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    New Albany Brewery Among Country's Fastest-Growing

    An Indiana beer maker is on a list of the fastest-growing breweries in the country. The Colorado-based Brewers Association's inaugural ranking, which includes Donum Dei Brewery in New Albany, considered production totals reported in its annual survey. Donum Dei is among a handful of breweries in Indiana's neighboring states to be on the list.

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    Donnelly to Host Fellow Senator at Crane

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) will today host the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services committee at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) will tour a microelectronics laboratory and other exhibits featuring work being done at the naval installation. The senators will be joined by representatives including...

  • Skyline Corp. is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Skyline Corp. Continues Profit Swing

    Elkhart-based Skyline Corp. is reporting fiscal third quarter net income of $1.2 million, compared to a net loss of $2.4 million during the same period last year. The results mark the fourth consecutive quarter of profit growth for the manufactured housing company.

  • Tingyu Li (left) and Pavithra Ramamurthy pitch their "Buddy" speech therapy robot for children with cleft lip and palate. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    Speech Therapy Robot Wins IU Innovation Challenge

    A robot designed to help children with cleft lip and palate with speech therapy has won the top prize at the Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge at Indiana University. The robot, named Buddy, was designed by two IU graduate students who earned $7,500 for taking first place. 

  • Holcomb Names Gaming Commission Chair

    Governor Eric Holcomb has selected Michael McMains to serve as chairman of the Indiana Gaming Commission. McMains succeeds Cris Johnson, who resigned from the position to become a deputy chief of staff for Holcomb. McMains is an attorney who from 2010 to 2017 served on staff for then-U.S. Senator Dan Coats.

  • Springer says the approach has worked well in other communities

    Indiana Could be Social Investing Leader

    A partner at a prominent Indiana-based law firm says the state is positioned to be a leader in social impact investing, which aims to generate financial return and social good. Marilee Springer with Ice Miller says a combination of socially-active private equity investors and a deep bench of philanthropic organizations make Indiana an ideal spot for social investing. She cites 16 Tech and the Indiana Philanthropic Venture Fund as examples of...

  • NIRPC Sets Hearings for 2050 Plan

    The Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Commission is beginning the development of their next regional plan to 2050. They're seeking input on what the needs, vision and goals of the region will be in 2050.

  • Collegiate Drone Racing Championships to be held at Purdue

    Drone Racing Championships Return to Purdue

    Purdue University is again hosting the Collegiate Drone Racing National Championships. The second annual event happens Saturday, April 14 inside Lambert Fieldhouse. 

  • Former state senator Brandt Hershman is among the committee members.

    Committee to Design Joint Agricultural Law Program

    The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and the Purdue College of Agriculture have set the steering committee tasked with designing a joint agricultural law program. The schools announced plans for the program in October and have named 11 people to the committee. 

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    Road Construction Season Begins

    Governor Eric Holcomb and the Indiana Department of Transportation have marked the beginning of the 2018 construction season. INDOT says the state is investing over $1 billion into more than 900 projects throughout the state. 

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    IU Health Eyes Carmel Cancer Center

    Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health Inc. is proposing a new, $55 million cancer center in Carmel. Plans filed with the city's plan commission call for an 88,000 square-foot facility on the IU Health North Hospital campus. The building would be where a parking lot and green space are now located. IU Health says the center will be "leading-edge" and include radiation oncology, hematology-oncology, pharmacy, lab and patient navigation services. Groundbreaking could be...

  • Chris Leeuw is NeuroHope founder and executive director.

    NeuroHope Wins Brackets For Good Indy

    An Indianapolis-based nonprofit focused on helping patients recovering from neurological injury find affordable therapy options has won the Brackets For Good Indianapolis tournament. NeuroHope of Indiana raised more than $80,000 to earn the championship title for 2018. NeuroHope outlasted Brookside Community Development Corp. in the final round of the Indianapolis tournament with both organizations raising a total of more than...

  • (Image courtesy of the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana.)

    Health-Focused Alliance Hitting The Road

    Town hall meetings hosted by the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana will come to 16 more cities through mid-October. Friday's kick-off event, which drew more than 300 attendees, took place at the Indiana State of Our Health Summit in Indianapolis. The alliance says the road shows focus on combating tobacco use, infant mortality, opioid abuse and obesity by gathering local leaders, health care providers and public officials to share ideas. Alliance Chairman Bryan Mills, who is chief exe...
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    Robotics Students Set For State Championship

    More than 30 teams of high school students from throughout the state will compete in the 2018 IndianaFIRST state robotics championship in Kokomo. The teams with the highest rankings after the event, which runs Friday and Saturday, will advance to represent Indiana in the World Championships later this month.

  • Aunt Millie's Closes Fort Wayne Bakery

    The downtown bakery for Fort Wayne-based Aunt Millie’s has officially closed its doors. The company announced in November it was closing the facility, affecting more than 90 jobs. A spokesperson for Aunt Millie’s told our partners at WPTA-TV earlier this month some of the employees have been able to transfer to other company locations and most have been offered jobs locally.

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    Vectren Subsidiary to Cut Ribbon on New HQ

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will Friday join officials in Newburgh to cut the ribbon on a new corporate headquarters for Energy Systems Group LLC.  The Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) subsidiary broke ground on the facility in June 2017. Financial details were not released.

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    Indiana Tech 'Cyber Warriors' Taking Title Shot

    A cybersecurity team from Indiana Tech will be battling for a national title. The Cyber Warriors are among 10 National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition Championship finalists competing Friday through Sunday in Orlando. The team reached NCCDC Championships by winning the Erich J. Spengler Midwest Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition last month in Chicago. Indiana Tech says the championships involve building and defending a mock production business infrastructure from...

  • The Indiana IoT Lab officially opened in March.

    Wechsler Sees IoT Lab Network

    The founder of the Indiana IoT Lab, which opened last month in Fishers, says he envisions a "loose federation of labs throughout the state." During an interview at the Inside INdiana Business Launch Fishers Bureau, John Wechsler said labs throughout the state would focus on regional strengths, such as plastics engineering and precision agriculture.

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    New ISU President Ponders Future

    New Indiana State University President Deborah Curtis says the school is poised to begin "writing the next chapter." Curtis will be sworn-in Friday afternoon during inauguration ceremonies on the Terre Haute campus. "This is not a place that has a lot of divots to be repaired," she said, praising her predecessor Dan Bradley, who left in January. Curtis says leaders have begun evaluating the current strategic plan for potential "adjustments and...

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    Flexware Innovation Details New Fishers HQ

    Fishers-based Flexware Innovation Inc. is planning to relocate within the city to a new headquarters in a more prominent location. The company, which also has an office in Valparaiso and a presence at the new Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers, says the $3.5 million project near the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater could break ground in the fall. The company is seeking more than $265,000 in tax incentives from the city. Late last year, it announced plans to invest some $8 million into...

  • IU Student to Open Rush Bowls in Indiana

    A Colorado-based fast-casual restaurant chain has announced plans to open its first three restaurants in Indiana. Rush Bowls, which features meals-in-a-bowl using fresh fruit, granola and honey, has signed an agreement with Ethan White, a junior at Indiana University. 

  • AT&T says it has improved its network in Pierceton

    AT&T Improves Pierceton Network

    AT&T customers in Pierceton will now have faster, more reliable cell service. The company has upgraded a cell tower on its 4G LTE network to improve connectivity. 

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    Wabash College Professor Awarded National Grant

    Wabash College Associate Professor and Chair of Psychology Karen Gunther has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant. The funding will support research to examine how the human eye and brain perceive color. 

  • Foellinger Foundation Supports Taylor University Program

    The Taylor University Summer Clubhouse Program will receive three years of support from the Fort Wayne-based Foellinger Foundation. The foundation announced a $2.6 million grant to fund the program that provides opportunities for family involvement, and also encourages young people to develop relationship skills and reinforce academic skills.

  • The featured speaker lineup includes (from left-to-right): Mitch Daniels, Bill Oesterle, Michael Huber.

    Effort Underway to Flip 'Brain Drain' to 'Brain Gain'

    A new event Friday in Indianapolis will focus on an issue that has weighed on state leaders for decades: how to recruit and retain graduates of Indiana colleges and universities. The Brain Gain Talent Summit will include executives from nearly 40 Hoosier businesses encouraging hundreds of students to stay after graduation. Indianapolis-based Angie's List co-founder and former CEO Bill Oesterle says the event is part of a larger push he feels must take place to stem the brain drain.

  • Hogsett Launches Youth Leadership Council

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has established a youth advisory group that seeks to develop the next generation of leaders in the city. The Mayor's Youth Leadership Council will consist of 25 teens from throughout the city to provide insight and feedback on community issues to Hogsett and other city leaders.

  • Purdue Announces VC Partnership With LA Firm

    The Purdue Research Foundation is partnering with a Los Angeles-based venture capital firm in an effort to bring more venture funding to Purdue research, technologies and startups. The university says the deal with Kairos Ventures "provides additional leverage for Purdue's startup ecosystem and supports investments in companies commercializing Purdue's intellectual property." 

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    Teacher Evaluation Software Company Makes Acquisition

    Cloverdale-based tech company Standard For Success LLC has announced the acquisition of a Michigan-based software company. Financial details of the deal for STAGES Software were not disclosed, however SFS says a small number of STAGES employees will be retained.

  • Wechsler speaks with Inside INdiana Business at its Launch Fishers bureau.

    Wechsler is Mira's 2018 Trailblazer

    Launch Fishers and Indiana IoT Lab founder John Wechsler will receive the 2018 Trailblazer Award at this month's 19th annual Mira Awards in Indianapolis. TechPoint Chief Executive Officer Mike Langellier calls Wechsler "fearless, inspiring and passionate" in his work for tech and entrepreneurship in Indiana. Wechsler founded Launch Fishers in 2012. It has grown into the state's largest coworking space, spanning 52,000 square feet and housing more than...

  • Ben Carson to Deliver Trine Commencement Address

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will address the graduating class in May at Trine University's 133rd commencement ceremony. Carson has authored nine books and launched the Carson Scholars Fund with his wife, Candy, that has awarded more than $7.3 million in scholarships.

  • (Image of Vesuvius Coworking Pitch Night Winners Aerial Fit2Fly courtesy of Levi Rinker.)

    Footprint Grows For Vesuvius Coworking Contest

    Anderson-based Vesuvius Coworking is broadening the scope of its pitch competitions. The organization says the May 31 event at Mainstage Theatre will be open entrepreneurs who would locate in Madison, Delaware or Henry counties. The inaugural pitch night was focused on Madison County and the winners were Charity Rees and Lindsay Montgomery and their Aerial Fit2Fly studio concept. The entrepreneurs were awarded $7,600 toward the business and Rees said...

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    Amenity Center Set to Open in Indy

    Developers will Thursday celebrate the opening of the $8 million Parkwood Amenity and Recreation Center in Indianapolis. The facility is part of a $20 million investment in the Parkwood Crossing Office Park.

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    Hoosier Businesses Honored For Longevity

    Governor Eric Holcomb recognized 44 Hoosier companies Wednesday with the Governor's Century or Half Century Business Awards. The awards honor companies for their longevity and service to their employees, community and the state.

  • Another Tuition Freeze For Purdue

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels has announced plans to once again freeze tuition on the West Lafayette campus. The move marks the seventh consecutive year of holding the line on tuition, which now extends through the 2019-2020 academic year. The university says combining the tuition freeze with room and board rates which have been held flat or lowered and potential textbook savings through Purdue's partnership with Amazon, the total cost of attending Purdue is lower than...

  • Jessica Navascues is CEO of Allura USA.

    Demand Drives Restart of Terre Haute Plant

    The head of a Texas-based building materials manufacturer says the reopening of its Terre Haute plant represents just the beginning of a long-term commitment to the Wabash Valley. Allura USA Chief Executive Officer Jessica Navascues says, when fully-operational, there could be upwards of 150 employees at the facility that restarted this year after being closed in 2014. "Stage one" plans, she says, involve the 60 employees already working at the nearly...

  • Litz says Liberty Place is the second of four major developments the company is working on this year in downtown Indy.

    Litz Plans $10M Downtown Development

    Indianapolis-based Litz & Eaton Development Co. says it is investing about $10 million into a development in a historic downtown Indy neighborhood. The company says Liberty Place at Lockerbie Square will include duplexes, townhomes and industrial lofts.

  • Christopher Day is co-founder and CEO of DemandJump.

    Case Contest Boosts Indy Tech Biz

    Last year's Rise of The Rest venture competition, which made a stop in Indianapolis, is being credited as a catalyst for a Hoosier technology company landing a $6 million round of funding. Indianapolis-based DemandJump Inc. Chief Executive Officer Christopher Day says his team followed up with Revolution LLC, the Washington D.C. venture capital firm behind the competition co-founded by former AOL CEO Steve Case, and received its Series A round support. Other investors include...

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    Monon Greenway Improvements in Carmel

    The expansion and widening of the Monon Greenway is underway in Carmel. The $30 million project in midtown and the Arts & Design District will transform the single-lane trail into public areas with green spaces, plazas and more lanes for walkers, bikers and vehicular traffic. 

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    Fort Wayne Airport Begins Work on New Terminal Road

    Fort Wayne International Airport has begun the first phase of construction on a new terminal entrance road. The airport says, when complete, the project will enhance the flow of traffic for passengers and allow for possible expansion of the terminal and parking.

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    IUPUI Joins National Initiative

    IUPUI joins 30 other colleges and universities as an inaugural member of the Higher Education Anchor Mission Initiative. The initiative is a national collaboration to develop strategies and resources to strengthen the economic and advancement of the communities they serve. 

  • The first phase of the Electric Works project is slated to begin this year.

    Henry Reiterates Support For Electric Works

    FFort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry says his administration continues to support plans for the massive $440 million redevelopment of the former General Electric property in the city's downtown. The mayor says due diligence continues on the Electric Works project, in the wake of a new funding request from developer RTM Ventures. Last month, the developer sent a letter to the mayor request $65 million in public funding for the project, up from the $50 million proposed by the city.

  • (L-R) Qinmao “Fred” Zhang, Xingfang “Tony” Yuan and Yilun Wu

    Rose-Hulman Students Take Programming Skills to China

    A team of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students will represent Indiana next week at an international computer programming conference in China. Rose-Hulman, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are among 21 schools in the United States to have teams competing in the International Collegiate Programming Contest. The Terre Haute school's team includes seniors Xingfang "Tony" Yuan and Qinmao "Fred" Zhang as well as junior Yilun Wu.

  • Franciscan Health Western Indiana CEO Terry Allison at this week's dedication ceremony. (photo courtesy Franciscan Health)

    Franciscan Opens New Lafayette Patient Tower

    Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health is celebrating the opening of a $60 million patient tower in Tippecanoe County. The health system has begun moving patients into the new 106,000-square-foot West Tower at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. 

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    hc1.com Continuing Growth With $7M in Funding

    Indianapolis-based hc1.com says a $7 million capital infusion will help continue its "aggressive expansion." The company, a healthcare-specific Customer Relationship Management system, received the funds from Indianapolis-based lead contributors Health Cloud Capital Fund I LP with participation from Elevate Ventures. Health Cloud Capital Fund is a private equity firm that, like hc1.com, is led by Chief Executive Officer Brad Bostic.

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    Purdue, Peruvian University Launch Partnership

    Purdue University and Universidad Nacional de San Agustin have officially launched their first joint research and capacity building initiative: the Arequipa Nexus Institute for Food, Water, Energy and the Environment. The Nexus Institute will feature collaborative research into the challenges faced by residents in Peru and Latin America.

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    Indiana Tech Hosting Indy Career Fair

    Indiana Tech will Wednesday host its third annual Community Career Fair at its Indianapolis campus. The event will include nearly 20 employers as well as free employment resources. The event is free and open to the public.

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    Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Loses Leader

    Services are set for the chief executive officer of Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne Inc., who died Monday after a battle with ALS. David Bobilya, whose career with the company also included time as controller, treasurer, vice president and president, started with Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne 37 years ago. He was 65. Pizza Hut of Fort Wayne now includes all locations in Allen County and stores in 26 other Indiana and Ohio communities.

  • Christopher Day is a co-founder of DemandJump.

    DemandJump Secures $6M Financing Round

    Indianapolis-based DemandJump Inc. has received a $6 million round of funding it says will expand sales, marketing and product innovation efforts. The digital marketing platform provider is the previous recipient of two seed rounds totaling nearly $2.6 million. Inside INdiana Business will have more from Chief Executive Officer Christopher Day in the INside Edge enewsletter. The latest infusion comes from investors including...

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    Bikeshare Startup Targets Nationwide Growth

    The chief executive officer of West Lafayette-based VeoRide Inc. says the startup hopes to launch in 20 new markets in 2018. The company, which began at Purdue University last year and is expanding this month to two other institutions in the U.S., is a dockless bikeshare service that uses mobile technology to make bikes available to riders. Candice Xie, a Purdue graduate who co-founded VeoRide, says they have received...

  • Dan Ebert (pictured on stage) is a co-founder of VinSense.

    Agbiosciences Opportunities on Display in Fishers

    The co-founder of a wine growing industry software provider founded on Purdue University-licensed technology says events like Tuesday's AgBiosciences Startup Showcase at Launch Fishers provide more than just support for the field. David Ebert of West Lafayette-based VinSense LLC says he hopes the gathering will help attract attention from potential talent and investors. The showcase included young companies in the growing ecosystem, including...

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    IU Students Set For Innovation Challenge

    More than a dozen Indiana University students will Wednesday pitch their ideas as part of the Cheng Wu Innovation Challenge on the Bloomington campus. The participants are competing for a total of $15,000 in scholarships in the event, which aims to "encourage university-level intellectual property generation."

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    Building Product Maker to Mark Plant Restart

    Officials will celebrate the reopening of a manufacturing facility Wednesday in Terre Haute. The Allura USA plant, owned by a Texas-based parent, closed in 2014 and was restarted in January. The company employs 60 in the Wabash Valley. Allura USA makes fiber cement building products for new homes including siding, trim, soffit and shakes. The plant covers 438,000 square-feet and supplies homebuilders throughout the region and the country.

  • Krystal Geyer is assistant director of the Ball State Entrepreneurship Center.

    Statewide Student Pitch Competition Poised For Growth

    An organizer of the state's first high school pitch competition says the program will expand. Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Assistant Director Krystal Geyer says Innovate WithIN, won Monday by a team from Noblesville High School, will add middle schools next year and she expects the number of teams entering to double. The competition is the result of a partnership among...

  • Oasis Lifestyle manufactures commercial bathroom products.

    Oasis Lifestyle to Expand Plymouth Operation

    Plymouth-based Oasis Lifestyle LLC is planning two building expansion projects in Marshall County. The company, which manufactures commercial bathroom products, will invest nearly $2 million which it says will help retain its more than 240 employees.

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    'Papa John,' DeVos Families Donating to Purdue

    Two big name families have donated a total of $9 million to Purdue University. An $8 million gift from the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation will result in the renaming of Purdue's Research Center in Economics in honor of the Louisville-based Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) founder. The Doug and Maria DeVos Foundation, named for global consumer business Amway President Doug DeVos and his wife, is giving $1 million to the center. The funds will unlock...

  • Secretary of State Connie Lawson (file photo)

    Early & Absentee Voting Begins in Indiana

    As the May primary election draws near, early and absentee voting has begun. The Indiana Secretary of State's office says eligible voters can cast an absentee ballot in-person at their county clerk's office or request an absentee ballot by mail. 

  • The Indianapolis Foundation is an affiliate of Central Indiana Community Foundation.

    Summer Youth Programs Score $2.8M in Grants

    The Indianapolis Foundation says more than $2.8 million in grants will be awarded to 165 nonprofits throughout Marion County. The funding, awarded through the Summer Youth Program Fund, will support more than 200 summertime programs this year. 

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    Manufacturer Growing in Huntington

    A Minnesota-based company has announced plans to expand operations in northeast Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Ecolab, which manufactures soaps, sanitizers and cleaners will invest $4.5 million in new equipment at its Huntington plant. The addition will support a new product line and create a small number of manufacturing and plant logistics jobs.  Ecolab expects the equipment upgrade to be operational this month. The company employs...

  • Simon plans to redevelop five properties across the country

    Simon to Redevelop Five Properties

    Indianapolis-based Simon (Nasdaq:SPG) has announced plans to redevelop five properties across the country. The multi-million dollar plans include shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use developments.  

  • Educaid is led by Noblesville High School students Colin Wareham and Jackson Ramey. (photo courtesy IEDC)

    Noblesville Team Wins State HS Pitch Competition

    The state's inaugural high school pitch competition is in the books and a team of students from Noblesville High School has taken the top prize. Educaid, which created board games designed to help Hoosier students learn business concepts such as marketing and management, beat eight other finalists to win $10,000, one year of college tuition, mentoring services and internship opportunities. Students from more than 65 high schools submitted applications for the competition.

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    Former GM Site Ripe For 'All Different Types' of Development

    The company poised to lead a massive redevelopment of the Indianapolis site where a General Motors stamping plant once stood says there is "not a playbook" anywhere in the world that could guide the vision for the project. Senior Vice President Andrew Greenwood says the purchase of the 103-acre property continues progress on a "once in a generation opportunity."

  • Würth to Debut Greenwood HQ

    Würth Industry North America will Tuesday showcase its new Greenwood headquarters. The company, which is a subsidiary of Würth Group in Germany, broke ground in late-2016 on the facility. The new facility is expected to be home to up to 60 new jobs by 2020. WINA was previously headquartered on the northwest side of Indianapolis and it employs around 100 Hoosiers. The new facility includes 230,000 square-feet for customer fulfillment operations and office functions.

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    Restaurant to Open at Gary Ballpark

    Two northwest Indiana restaurateurs will next month to open a year-round restaurant in the U.S. Steel Yard in Gary. The agreement between the Gary SouthShore RailCats and R&R Gary LLC owners Dwayne Rancifer and Detrick Ross involves the five-year lease of a 7,000 square-foot space in right field of the stadium. R&R Sports Bar & Grill will be the second restaurant for Rancifer and Ross, which also own R&R Caribbean Jerk Chicken in East Chicago. The organization says...

  • Lubbers Looks to Restore Higher Education Confidence

    Indiana's higher education commissioner Monday addressed skepticism about the value of education beyond high school. During her sixth State of Higher Education Address, Teresa Lubbers argued the increased earnings of a college graduate "more than exceed" the total costs of college. During her speech, Lubbers acknowledged that consumer confidence toward higher education has decreased in recent years. She says it's crucial for the commission, universities and...

  • Crane, Contracts at Center of Buy Indiana Expo

    An event designed to connect Indiana companies with resources and knowledge on the government contracting process is underway at the French Lick Resort and Casino. The Buy Indiana Expo, in its 21st year, is hosted by The Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center and Linton-Stockton Chamber of Commerce. In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, NWSC Crane Deputy Director for Small Business Matt Burkett discussed how an event that began in a cafeteria has...

  • IU South Bend Names Interim Chancellor

    Indiana University South Bend has named an interim chancellor. Jann Joseph, who currently serves as executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, will take on the role July 2. Joseph will succeed Terry Allison, who announced last month he was stepping down as chancellor at the end of the academic year.

  • Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana receives state grant

    Meals on Wheels Announces $1M State Grant

    Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana has received a $1 million grant from the Indiana State Department of Health. The organization says the funding will help with delivery of meals to low-income residents living with HIV.

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    St. Elizabeth to Open Greendale Facility

    After more than a year of construction, Kentucky-based St. Elizabeth Physicians will Tuesday celebrate the opening of its new medical office building in Dearborn County. The multi-million dollar Greendale facility includes a multi-specialty physician center and expanded primary care and urgent care services.

  • A founder of JUA Technologies will be among the featured presenters at the showcase.

    Agbiosciences Focus of Startup Showcase

    Five high-potential Hoosier businesses in a growing corner of the food and ag innovation ecosystem will be in the spotlight Tuesday at Launch Fishers. The Agbiosciences Startup Showcase will feature Carmel-based JUA Technologies International LLC, Aggressively Organic of Fishers, ZeaVaxx LLC at the Purdue Railyard, Bloomington-based The Bee Corp. and West Lafayette-based VinSense. AgriNovus Indiana Senior Director of Talent & Strategy Dan Dawes says...

  • Klutz Seeking Full Term as Auditor

    Indiana Auditor Tera Klutz has filed paperwork in hopes of becoming the first certified public accountant to be elected to a full term in the position in the state's history. Klutz was appointed to the position by Governor Eric Holcomb in 2017 to fill the remainder of Suzanne Crouch's term after she was elected lieutenant governor.

  • More nonstop flights offered from Indianapols (Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Airport Authority.)

    More Nonstops Begin at Indy Airport

    Indianapolis International Airport travelers will have more nonstop flight opportunities. Allegiant Air launched a nonstop flight to Charleston, South Carolina last week and four additional nonstop flights will begin this week.

  • Luddy Hall Indiana University Bloomington

    Weeklong Celebration for IU's Luddy Hall

    A whole week of activities and events are planned around the opening of the Indiana University School of Informatics, Computing and Engineering's Luddy Hall. The new $42.4 milllion, 124,000 square foot building will house most of the school's programs and departments. 

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    Deal Closes on Old Indy GM Stamping Plant Site

    The acquisition of the former General Motors stamping plant property near downtown Indianapolis is now complete. Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group, the developer approved by the site's previous handler RACER Trust, is planning to launch a $92.5 million first phase of construction by year's end. The agreement was first announced last year, but it required a long-term vetting process by the city and the trust before Ambrose could take ownership.

  • Calumet Acquires California Startup

    Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (Nasdaq: CLMT) has completed its acquisition of Biosynthetic Technologies LLC. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. 

  • WATCH: Home Sellers, It's Your Market

    The weather may not feel like it, but the spring home selling season is here and realtors say available inventories are the lowest they've seen in decades. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Indiana Broker Greg Cooper calls it an inventory drought, unlike anything he's see in his 30 years in the business, and it appears to be accelerating. "We have houses in different places in Indiana getting six, seven, eight, nine offers," said Cooper.

  • Scenery along the proposed path includes the historic Arcadia train depot. (Image courtesy of the Nickel Plate Express.)

    'Nickel Plate Express' Sets Sights For Summer

    The newly-signed operator of a 12-mile, tourism-focused rail line in northern Hamilton County says activity between Atlanta and Noblesville will begin in the summer. Nickel Plate Heritage Railroad Inc. has signed a 15-year operating agreement with the track's manager, the Hamilton County-based Hoosier Heritage Port Authority. The authority controls 37 miles of track that stretches between Tipton and Indianapolis.

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    New Job Numbers Emerge From Jasper Group in Orleans

    The chief executive officer of a major southern Indiana manufacturer that employs is calling Indiana "the ideal location for growth." Dubois County-based Jasper Group's Mike Elliott made the comment Friday during a visit from Governor Eric Holcomb as the company detailed previously-announced plans to move in and renovate a former Paoli Inc. facility in Orleans and add 316 jobs.

  • (Image courtesy of Purdue University Athletics.) Joe McConnell is pictured in the center.

    Former Purdue, Pacers, Colts Announcer Dies

    The longtime former voice of Purdue University football has died. Joe McConnell's career included 15 seasons on Boilermaker radio broadcasts and stints behind the mic for five National Football League teams, including the Indianapolis Colts; two National Basketball Association teams, including the Indiana Pacers; and two Major League Baseball teams. He was 79. The visiting team's radio booth at Purdue's Ross-Ade Stadium is named in McConnell's honor and...

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    Manufacturer Growing in Hobart

    Hobart-based heavy equipment part supplier ITR America is investing more than $5 million into an expansion. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the project will result in about 55 construction jobs and a handful of permanent positions. ITR says its new facility will be behind its existing operation in the NorthWind Crossings Business Park. The company will assemble track frames at the plant.

  • Purdue Submits Bid to Run Los Alamos Laboratory

    Purdue University has confirmed to Inside INdiana Business it has submitted a proposal to run the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The university declined to provide any further details, however the Journal & Courier reports Purdue is one of several universities competing for the $2 billion contract.

  • CEO Maggie Galloway says the company's technology is born out of a need identified by an emergency physician.

    Medical Device Startup Looking to Win Big

    A Jeffersonville-based medical device startup is looking to take home the top prize in a national startup venture competition. Inscope Medical Solutions, which produces a device designed to help trauma patients breathe, is one of eight finalists in the Louisville stop of the Rise of the Rest pitch competition. Inscope Medical has created the Inscope Direct, which is used to clear the airways of an emergency room patient so a breathing tube can be more easily administered.

  • Notre Dame Planning New Athletics Center

    The University of Notre Dame has announced plans for a new athletics facility it says will expand the indoor space for three varsity programs. Construction on the more than 111,000-square-foot Irish Indoor Athletics Center is expected to begin soon and be complete in July 2019. Notre Dame did not say how much money is being invested in the facility, but says it has been underwritten by gifts from a number of benefactors. The building, which will be used as...

  • State Revenue Misses Projections in March

    State revenue in March missed the most recent forecast by nearly $43 million. The Indiana State Budget Agency says last month's total of just over $1 billion is also nearly $22 million below the same month in 2017.

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    International Marketplace Seeks 'Affordable Alternative'

    The director of economic development for the International Marketplace Coalition says a new $18 million mixed-use development is a big part of a plan to "create a village" on Indianapolis' west side. Terri Skipper says the Hanna International Lofts project will help develop "an affordable alternative to downtown" by helping lift businesses that are there and supplement them with new retail and residential options.

  • New Ag School Both Hands-on And Online

    A new charter school in central Indiana plans to blend the teachings of a traditional Hoosier career path with modern technology. The Indiana Agriculture & Technology School is an online public school that is tuition-free, and as part of the learning process, students spend time on a 600-acre farm north of Morgantown. The hands-on opportunities include courses and instruction in animal, plant and soil science, forestry and conservation and farming.

  • Purdue@WestGate is located at the WestGate Academy Conference and Training Center in Odon.”

    Purdue Polytechnic Launches Cybersecurity Courses

    Two cybersecurity courses will be provided by Purdue Polytechnic Institute beginning in the summer at WestGate@Crane Technology Park. The courses are the first certification chances in the CareerMakers series at Purdue@WestGate. 

  • In February, Hicks said now is a good time to look for a new job or ask for a pay raise.

    Hicks: Labor Markets Remain Tight

    Ball State University economist Michael Hicks says the latest national jobs report, showing a lower-than-expected growth of 103,000 new jobs in March, signals "very tight labor markets." He says the effects of a "looming trade war" won't be felt until later jobs reports. The national unemployment rate stands at 4.1 percent for the sixth straight month. However, the Labor Department reports wage increases at 2.7 percent per year over the past 12 months.

  • From left-to-right: Darnell Hillman, Scott Tarter, Inside INdiana Sports Contributor Bill Benner.

    Event, Foundation Provide Lift to Former ABA Players

    Some of the biggest surviving names from the old American Basketball Association will be in Indianapolis this weekend to honor the 50th anniversary of the league that once rivaled the NBA. The event is organized by the Indy-based Dropping Dimes Foundation Inc., which supports former ABA players and their families who are experiencing financial or medical hardships. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business, co-founder Scott Tarter and ABA Indiana Pacers great Darnell Hillman.

  • Last month, PFL opened its "HQ East" in downtown Indianapolis.

    Digital Marketing Firm Lands Big Investment

    Montana-based digital marketing company PFL, which recently opened an Indianapolis headquarters, has landed a $25 million investment from a division of The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE: GS). The company says the funding will support research and development and sales team growth for its TMA platform. Last month, PFL opened its "HQ East" in downtown Indianapolis. At the time, the company said it would benefit from being in the Eastern Time Zone and operating...

  • Merrillville Carson's Store to Close

    Another Carson's department store in Indiana will soon close. In a notice to the state, the store's parent, Wisconsin-based The Bon-Ton Stores Inc., says nearly 140 employees at its Merrillville location will be out of working beginning in June as the company continues through Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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    Indy Joins Smart Cities Collaborative

    The city of Indianapolis has been chosen to participate in a program aimed at implementing smart mobility practices and exploring emerging technologies. Indy will join 21 other communities in Transportation for America's Smart Cities Collaborative. 

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    Hoosier Energy Planning Big Solar Park

    Bloomington-based Hoosier Energy Rural Electric Cooperative Inc. has announced plans for what it says will be the largest solar array in the state. The co-op is partnering with EDP Renewables to build the 200 megawatt Riverstart Solar Park in Randolph County, which is expected to begin operation in 2022.

  • Nonstop to Charleston Debuts at IND

    The newest nonstop flight from Indianapolis International Airport has left the gates. Allegiant Air's seasonal service to Charleston, South Carolina, first announced in January, is connected to a $40 million Allegiant Travel Co. (Nasdaq: ALGT) air base that launched in February. The air base employs dozens and is home to two Airbus planes. When the flight to Charleston International Airport was announced, Allegiant also added a nonstop to Sarasota.

  • Indiana Women's Prison Cuts Ribbon on Inmate Coding Program

    Officials celebrated the beginning of The Last Mile, a program designed to teach inmates at the Indiana Women’s Prison coding skills they can use once they are released. Founded in 2010, Indiana is the first state outside of California to adopt the San Francisco-based non-profit that has seen 100 percent of its graduates secure employment upon release with a zero percent recidivism rate.

  • Deputy Surgeon General Visiting ISU

    The U.S. deputy surgeon general is taking part Friday in a nursing-focused event on the Indiana State University campus. Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams is the keynote speaker at Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day, a day-long program organized by the Lambda Sigma Nursing Honor Society and the ISU School of Nursing. Trent-Adams' presentation will cover promoting public health and translating evidence into practice.

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    Combine Kicks Off in Bloomington

    An annual entrepreneurship and innovation conference begins Friday at the Monroe Convention Center in Bloomington. The Combine, which seeks to further the growth of the startup community in the Midwest, will feature workshops, a Civic Challenge and presentations from industry leaders.

  • (Pictured right-to-left: Hancock Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Long and Pondurance Founding Partner Ron Pelletier.)

    Cautionary Tale: Health System Victim of 'Breach Season'

    A founding partner of an Indianapolis-based digital security consulting company is warning businesses to be aware of a busy time of year for data hacking schemes. Ron Pelletier with Pondurance says February through April is considered "breach season," when intrusions jump, in some cases, 80 percent to 90 percent. During an interview in the Business of Health, Hancock Regional Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Long joined Pelletier with his cautionary tale of a...

  • (rendering courtesy International Marketplace Coalition)

    Mixed-Use Development Coming to International Marketplace

    Officials in Indianapolis will Friday break ground on an $18 million mixed-use development at the International Marketplace on the city’s west side. The Hanna International Lofts project, which will be constructed in two phases, will include residential and commercial space. 

  • (Image courtesy of Ivy Tech Community College.)

    Wabash Schools to Take Over Ivy Tech Building

    Ivy Tech Community College is shrinking its footprint in Wabash County. The Ivy Tech Wabash site, a former elementary school built in 1952, will be donated to Wabash City Schools. Ivy Tech classes will continue either at the site or at Wabash High School. Officials say the decision is a response to Ivy Tech's plan to reduce it's "spatial footprint" by one-million square-feet statewide. Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, Warsaw and Wabash Chancellor Jerrilee Mosier says...

  • (photo courtesy Jasper Group)

    Holcomb to Make Jobs Announcement in Orleans

    Governor Eric Holcomb will Friday make an economic development announcement in Orleans. The governor will join local elected officials and executives from Jasper Group in the Orange County town, where the company announced last year it would expand a manufacturing facility that was previously set to close.

  • Bikeshare Startup Expanding Into New Markets

    A Purdue University-based startup has announced plans to expand to other cities. VeoRide Inc., a dockless bicycle sharing company, has signed contracts to launch the service at the University of Kansas and New England College in New Hampshire. The startup, which began service in October on the Purdue campus and West Lafayette, allows riders to use a smartphone to locate a nearby bicycle and unlock it. Purdue says, to date, VeoRide bikes have been ridden more than...

  • Refinery46 is in the south Broad Ripple neighborhood in Indianapolis.

    Coworking Space Carving Out New Market

    The next coworking space to join Indiana's growing roster is targeting a niche market. Co-founder Brian Schutt believes Refinery46, set to officially open later this month in Indianapolis, is among the first in the country to cater to home service and construction companies. The coworking and incubator space is looking to attract electricians, builders, cleaning services and other service companies to the facility in a renovated Double 8 Foods headquarters and warehouse.

  • (Image courtesy of Sigilon Therapeutics.)

    New Lilly Collaboration Could Grow by Hundreds of Millions

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced a collaboration with a Massachusetts startup initially valued at more than $63 million. The partnership with Sigilon Therapeutics Inc. involves development of potential type 1 diabetes treatments through an emerging biopharmaceutical research method. In addition to an undisclosed equity investment, Lilly could also pay Sigilon up to $410 million for reaching development and commercialization targets.

  • (photo courtesy of our partners at the Daily Journal)

    New Charter School Focuses on Agriculture

    A new online charter school is partnering with a farm in Morgan County to give students hands-on experience in agriculture. The Indiana Agriculture & Technology School, which begins classes in July for students throughout the state, will include tie-in lessons at the 600-acre farm in Morgantown. 

  • (Image of Lee Tenzer courtesy of DePauw University.)

    DePauw Grad Buys Greencastle Golf Course

    A Greencastle golf course has a new owner who is pledging to make significant improvements. Lee Tenzer, who is a DePauw University graduate and serves on its Board of Trustees, will change the name of the more than 60-year-old Windy Hill Country Club to Tiger Pointe Country Club. It will turn semi-private and Tenzer says he will guarantee it will stay open at least three years.

  • Land O'Frost Adds New Jersey Meat Maker

    Munster-based Land O'Frost Inc. has announced the acquisition of what it calls "an established and respected leader" in natural and organic meats. The deal includes the full brand portfolio of Wellshire Farms Inc. of New Jersey. Wellshire products are currently carried in specialty retailers including...

  • Board of Education Releases Charter School Evaluation

    The Indiana State Board of Education has released its first formal evaluation of the overall state of charter school outcomes. The report focuses on enrollment, performance and funding of charter schools throughout the state. 

  • Q5 Founder and CEO Maria Marsala Herlihy will now serve as global head of data and analytics for N2Growth.

    Hoosier Data and Analytics Firm Acquired

    Pennsylvania-based leadership and talent advisory firm N2Growth has acquired an interest in Q5 Division, a predictive data and analytics firm based in Indiana. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though N2Growth says the acquisition could create as many as 20 jobs this year.

  • ISU Adds Online Master's Degrees

    Indiana State University is adding to its online offerings. Students can now earn a master's degree in biology, mathematics and history, which the university says will support high school teachers looking to become qualified to teach dual credit classes.

  • Crouch says the application period for the first round of the 2018 CDBG program begins April 16.

    Rural Communities Land Development Grants

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch has announced more than $11 million in grants for 21 rural Indiana communities. The Community Development Block Grant funding will support efforts including infrastructure projects, downtown revitalization and public facility improvement.

  • Prison Coding Program to Begin

    A program to teach prison inmates coding skills officially gets underway Thursday at the Indiana Women's Prison. Governor Eric Holcomb and The Last Mile board member and rapper MC Hammer will be among those taking part in the ceremony. The Last Mile, which has drawn praise from the likes of the Obama administration and Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) founder Mark Zuckerberg, offers coding classes, mentorship and job placement services to inmates. Indiana is the second state in the nation...

  • The hall of fame building is made from red brick and Indiana limestone. (photo courtesy IMVHOF)

    Military Veterans Hall of Fame Set For Grand Opening

    Officials will Thursday cut the ribbon on the Indiana Military Veterans Hall of Fame building in at Fort Harrison Lawrence. The facility is the result of more than $330,000 in donations from individuals, Indiana's credit unions and their business partners. 

  • (Image courtesy of Ivy Tech Community College.)

    Growing Industry Takes Spotlight at Spring IT Expo

    A second annual event in Indianapolis will focus on technology sector jobs, industry connections and innovation. The Spring IT Expo will run Thursday and Friday on the Ivy Tech Community College flagship campus and feature a student challenge, career fair and conference recognizing the school's 20-year partnership with Cisco Academy. Vice President for Information Technology for Workforce Alignment Matthew Etchison says the event showcases...

  • Paragon Medical is headquartered in "The Orthopedics Capital of the World," Kosciusko County.

    $375M Deal For Paragon Medical

    Tennessee-based NN Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) has announced plans to acquire a high-profile medical device manufacturer in Kosciusko County. The company expects the $375 million deal for Paragon Medical Inc. to close in the second quarter. NN is an industrial manufacturer of high-precision metal and plastic components and assemblies, according to its website. Richard Holder, chief executive officer of NN, says the acquisition fits perfectly with the company's plan to...

  • (Image courtesy of Bell Aquaculture.)

    Indiana Aquaculture Facility Could Start Over This Year

    The Massachusetts company that last year purchased the Bell Fish Co. LLC in Albany says the indoor fish farm could begin generating revenue late next year. AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB) says the east central Indiana operation will become the company's first U.S. commercial production site and could begin being stocked within the next few months. In March of last year, Texas-based private equity firm Trive Capital acquired the assets of Bell.

  • Crawfordsville received the Stellar Community designation in 2015.

    Construction to Start on 'Key Connectors' in Crawfordsville

    Groundbreaking ceremonies Thursday will recognize two Crawfordsville projects supported by the state's Stellar Communities program. Construction will begin on what the city calls "key connectors" to its trail system. The more than $1.5 million Pike Place park project is supported through a public-private partnership that includes...

  • The first phase of the Electric Works project is slated to begin this year.

    Electric Works Developers Float Possible New Arena

    The developers of the massive $440 million Electric Works project in downtown Fort Wayne say a potential new arena could become part of the project at the former General Electric campus. The Journal Gazette reports Maryland-based RTM Ventures mentioned the prospect in a letter to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry. The letter called for more financial support for the project, the first phase of which is estimated to cost $220 million. The developers are seeking...

  • NiSource presents $100,000 grant to Purdue University Northwest (photo courtesy of PNW)

    Purdue Northwest Receives NiSource Grant

    NiSource has granted $100,000 to Purdue University Northwest and their Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. The grant will help extend student research and education in first responder and workplace safety.

  • Florida-based AssuredPartners buys AgentLink

    AssuredPartners Inc. Buys AgentLink

    A Florida-based independent insurance agency has purchased field marketing organization AgentLink, which has offices in Indianapolis and Louisville. The AssuredPartners Inc. purchase of AgentLink will mark the company's 10th acquisition already this year.  

  • Different Tax Certificate Sale Decisions For Mounds Mall, Wigwam

    Despite a removal request from the family that owns it, the Mounds Mall building will stay on track for a tax certificate sale. Our partners at the Herald-Bulletin report the motion did not receive a vote for the April 9 tax certificate sale from the Madison County Commissioners. At the same meeting Tuesday, all three commissioners voted in favor of removing the Wigwam property from the sale list.

  • The company says the first phase is complete, with additional phases set to wrap up over the next three months.

    Indiana Fiber Network Begins Upgrades

    Indianapolis-based Indiana Fiber Network LLC says it is underway with a multi-million-dollar network upgrade project throughout the state. The fiber optic provider says the multi-year project will increase capacity and boost reliability. The company says the first phase is complete, with additional phases set to wrap up over the next three months. The effort will then continue in the first quarter of 2019.

  • Mesker Park Zoo Penguin Exhibit Design Unveiled

    Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke gave residents a first look at the design for the new penguin attraction at Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden during his State of the City address. The mayor unveiled the logo and a rendering for the $5 million Penguins of Patagonia exhibit. 

  • Grant Supports Opioid Prescription Education Program

    A grant from the Indianapolis-based Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation will help the Indiana State Medical Association launch what the foundation calls a first-of-its-kind initiative in the state. The funding, totaling $230,000 will be used to establish a comprehensive medical education program addressing Indiana's opioid epidemic. The foundation says the program will focus on best practices for clinicians when prescribing opioids and treating patients who suffer from pain. The ISMA will...

  • This 2018 Startup Weekend Evansville is set for April 6-8 on the University of Southern Indiana campus.

    Entrepreneurial 'Feeder' Event Set For 7th Edition

    A Startup Weekend Evansville co-founder says this weekend's event, billed as the largest of its kind in the state, is a "feeder" for entrepreneurial activity in the state and beyond. Bryan Bourdeau says three different Startup Weekends have sprouted outside of Vanderburgh County and the event at the University of Southern Indiana has been a catalyst for multiple new ventures. Startup Weekend Evansville, Bourdeau adds, focuses on...

  • (rendering courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Data Center Planned For Old Hammond Generating Plant

    An attorney from Indianapolis and a data center mogul from New York City are looking to build a major data center in Lake County. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Tom Dakich and Peter Feldman plan to invest $40 million to construct the proposed Indiana NAP data center at the site of the former State Line Generating Plant in Hammond.

  • Matt McIntyre is a founder of Brackets For Good.

    Brackets For Good Mulling National Tournament

    As Brackets For Good charity competitions throughout the U.S. reach the home stretch, a co-founder of the Indianapolis-based nonprofit says a nationwide tournament is under consideration. Executive Director Matt McIntyre says new communities are continually asking about joining and that growth is being driven by corporate involvement. Brackets For Good now has a presence in 13 cities and states, including Indianapolis and, more recently, statewide in Indiana.

  • (Image courtesy of ACRES Land Trust.)

    Cedar Creek Corridor Property Now Protected

    A property valued at more than $3 million is now under the protection of Huntertown-based ACRES Land Trust. The 193 acres is mostly farmland in northeast Indiana's Cedar Creek corridor. Earlier this year, the organization announced it crossed the 7,000-acre mark for properties it will permanently protect. ACRES Land Trust says it will continue farming on the land for multiple years and use the income to support its mission. Eventually, plans call for...

  • (Image courtesy of Calumet Specialty Partners)

    Calumet Losses Deepen in Earnings Report Revision

    Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (Nasdaq: CLMT) has released revised earnings showing a greater fourth quarter and full-year loss than previously reported. The hydrocarbon processor says it lost $103.8 million in 2017, $83.6 million of that in the fourth quarter. The loss in 2017 was still an improvement from its 2016 performance where the company reported a $328.6 million loss. 

  • (photo courtesy South Central Indiana REMC)

    Co-Op Launches Fiber-to-Home Business

    Martinsville-based South Central Indiana Rural Electric Membership Corp. has kicked off the first phase of a new business designed to bring high-speed Internet services to rural areas in the region. The electric cooperative says work on the SCI Fiber project will begin in June to bring fiber service to nearly 3,800 homes in portions of Morgan and Brown counties. SCI REMC Chief Executive Officer James Tanneberger says the entire project will take place in four phases...

  • NSWC Crane is located within Naval Support Activity Crane, one of the largest naval bases in the U.S.

    NSWC Crane Partners With Naval Academy

    Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and the U.S. Naval Academy have launched a partnership. The agreement will give midshipmen at the Naval Academy the opportunity for internships at NSWC Crane. Senator Todd Young (R-IN) says the internships will not only help prepare midshipmen for service in the fleet and also boost Crane's "innovative support to our warfighters and our national security." 

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      As the world sees more small-scale terrorist attacks, some employers worry about their places of business becoming targets. The odds are much larger that they'll face a different kind of terror: one from an employee's personal life. The reality is that what we normally think of as terrorism presents only a miniscule threat to most Americans. There is, however, one very real threat of violence to your business.

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      Governor Eric Holcomb has submitted nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury for dozens of Hoosier communities to earn the newly-created Opportunity Zone designation. The federal program, which was created with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, provides tax incentives to attract private investment to low-income communities.

    • The Terrorist to Fear Most May be an Employee's Spouse

      As the world sees more small-scale terrorist attacks, some employers worry about their places of business becoming targets. The odds are much larger that they'll face a different kind of terror: one from an employee's personal life. The reality is that what we normally think of as terrorism presents only a miniscule threat to most Americans. There is, however, one very real threat of violence to your business.

    • (Rendering provided by the city of Fishers.)

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