• Blue Buffalo makes natural cat and dog food and treats, which are sold nationwide.

    Blue Buffalo to Open $200M Richmond Facility

    Connecticut-based Blue Buffalo Pet Products (Nasdaq: BUFF) will Monday hold a grand opening for its $200 million manufacturing facility in Richmond. The natural pet food producer plans to create up to 165 jobs in Wayne County. Governor Eric Holcomb and Richmond Mayor Dave Snow will join company executives Monday morning for the grand opening. The facility, which includes a research and development center, is Blue Buffalo's second in the United States. When the company announced...
  • Greater Fort Wayne Launches Startup Bridge Program

    Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has launched its new Bridge Program. The program allows established businesses support entrepreneurs by sponsoring a startup business's GFW Inc. membership dues for a five-year period.

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    Indiana FFA to Hold 90th Convention, Elect Officers

    The Indiana FFA's 90th State Convention runs Monday through Thursday at Purdue University. The convention will include community service projects, competitions, workshops and the election of state officers.

  • Southwest Indiana Chamber CEO Tara Barney will lead the delegation.

    Southwest IN Chamber Leads Delegation to Nebraska

    The Southwest Indiana Chamber is leading a delegation of community and business leaders to Omaha, Nebraska this week. The chamber says the Inter-City Leadership Visit aims to inspire creative thinking, networking and discussions about innovative initiatives to grow communities throughout the region.

  • Purdue Board Approves Tuition Freeze, Construction

    The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved the previously-announced tuition freeze for the 2020 and 2021 fiscal years, as well as the university's operating budget 2020. Purdue says the total cost of attending the university's West Lafayette campus will continue to be less than it was in 2012. The board also approved the fee schedule for both years with general fees being held steady, except for flight program fees. Two major construction projects also received approval...

  • Governor Names Budget Director

    Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has named Zachary Jackson state budget director effective immediately.  Jackson has served as the state deputy budget director since 2013.  As the deputy budget director, Jackson worked on the Governor’s biennial budget and managed state spending. 

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    Teachers Credit Union, Beech Grove City Schools Partner

    South Bend headquartered-Teachers Credit Union and Beech Grove City Schools have announced a partnership, that involves stadium naming rights and a cash management agreement. Per the agreement, TCU will provide cash management services more than10 years to support Beech Grove City Schools programs.

  • Fort Wayne, Allen County Seek Plan Consultant

    The city of Fort Wayne and Allen County are seeking proposals to create the area's next comprehensive plan. The pair has issued a request of a consulting team to develop a plan that will improve future growth and development, promote inclusive public engagement and establish what it calls an achievable implementation plan.

  • The Waterside project aims to transform 100-acres of the former GM Stamping Plant site. (photo courtesy of Ambrose Property Group)

    Waterside Competition Aims to Grow Design Conversation

    One of the organizers of the Waterside Design Competition in Indianapolis says they want to elevate the conversation about design in Indy. The finalists in the competition to design key components of the $1.4 billion Waterside mixed-use development project in downtown Indianapolis completed site visits this week after giving initial presentations to the public. The three finalists were selected by Ambrose Property Group, Exhibit Columbus and the Central Indiana Community Foundation.

  • Rick Stamper

    Rose-Hulman Hires Provost, VP of Academic Affairs

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has hired alumnus Rick Stamper as a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Stamper is currently a professor of mechanical engineering and engineering management and will assume his new role on July 1. 

  • Jeffersonville to Break Ground on Medical Center

    Leaders from Nicklies Development, Clark County, the city of Jeffersonville and One Southern Indiana will Tuesday break ground on River Ridge Surgical Suites. The $4 million Medical Center will be located on Jeffersonville Commons Drive. 

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    T.C. Steele Historic Site Visitor Center to Open

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites will Saturday celebrate the opening of the new Singing Winds Visitor Center at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site in Nashville. The $2.2 million project broke ground in September 2017 and was funded through public and private donations and grants.

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    Pacers Name 2021 NBA All Star Staff

    Plans are ramping up for the 2021 NBA All Star Game to be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Pacers Sports & Entertainment has announced Dianna Boyce has been named vice president, 2021 NBA All-Star, Inc. and Mariah Bird has been named manager of event activations and Venues as the organization plans for the February 2021 weekend activities.

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    Allison Details $400M Expansion Plans

    Allison Transmission Holdins Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) today detailed expansion plans involving more than 300 new jobs through 2020. The company says it will invest more than $400 million over the next few years in projects including a new Vehicle Environmental Test facility and an Innovation Center in Indianapolis. As part of the announcement, Allison today broke ground on the Innovation Center, which is expected to open in 2021. The Innovation Center will feature virtual and physical...

  • Susan Brooks (R-5)

    Brooks to Retire From Congress

    Representative Susan Brooks (R-5) says her fourth term in Congress will be her last. In a letter on her website, Brooks says she is ready to "slow down and begin a new chapter" and spend more time with family. She was first elected in 2012 and previously served as chairwoman of the House Ethics Committee. In her letter, Brooks outlined some of the accomplishments she said mean most to her, including helping craft an overhaul of Congress' sexual harassment policies and...

  • Sweetwater Founder Takes Control of 'The Clyde'

    The founder and president of Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater has taken over full ownership of a historic building in the Allen County city. Our partners at WPTA-TV report Chuck Surack, who previously held a majority ownership of the Clyde Theatre, received total control of the property at the end of 2018.

  • First Merchants Resolves Claims of 'Redlining' in Indy

    Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. (Nasdaq: FRME) has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding issues related to the Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Fair Housing Act. The DOJ says the bank had been accused of engaging in lending discrimination by "redlining" predominantly African-American neighborhoods in Indianapolis.

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    Lakeshore Public Media Gets New Transmitter

    Lakeshore Public Media has returned to broadcasting at full power. The station has completed installation and certification of its new digital transmitter, restoring Lakeshore PBS broadcast service to the northwest Indiana and Chicago market.

  • Indiana Wins Silver Shovel Award

    Indiana is among 14 states to receive a Silver Shovels award from Area Development magazine. The award recognizes state's job creation and investment initiatives. Indiana is one of 14 recipients of the award, which is given to states based on the number of high-valued added jobs per capita, amount of investment, number of new facilities and industry diversity.

  • Ground Broken on Renewable Natural Gas Facility

    Kinetrex Energy, EDL and South Side Landfill announced today that they have broken ground on a new renewable natural gas facility in Indianapolis. The companies say the $25 million plant will create 50 construction jobs and a small number of permanent positions when operational.

  • GTA Containers is headquartered in South Bend.

    South Bend Company Awarded Military Contract

    South Bend-based GTA Containers Inc. has been awarded a $14M contract from the U.S. Army.  The company has been contracted to build collapsible fabric tanks. All the work will be performed in South Bend with an estimated completion date of December 6, 2022. The official contract is for $14,706,913 from Army capital funds. U.S. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan is the contracting activity. 
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    Demand Fuels Planned Tech Building in Indy

    The business group managing The Union 525 tech hub in downtown Indianapolis is adding to the campus. John Hurley, managing partner of The Union 525, tells Inside INdiana Business plans are moving forward to build a new, $10 million building designed to accommodate the city's growing tech scene. Hurley, who is also the chief executive officer of SmartFile, says The Union 601 will be a six-story, 67,000-square-foot facility that will have a similar open concept feel as its sister...

  • Allison Transmission's global headquarters are located in Indianapolis. (photo courtesy of Allison Transmission)

    Allison Transmission Set For Expansion Announcement

    Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) will Friday provide details on a planned expansion. Governor Eric Holcomb and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will be on hand for the economic development announcement and groundbreaking at the company's headquarters.

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    Whiting's Mascot Hall of Fame to Host Inaugural Induction

    The Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting will host its Inaugural Induction celebration on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Mascots making appearances, in addition to the inductees, include The Phillie Phanatic, The Gorilla, Aubie, Bucky the Badger, Jazz Bear, KC Wolf, YoUDee, Big Red, Brutus Buckeye, The Coyote, Lil' Red and Slider.

  • Ball State Approves Tuition Hike, New College Name

    The Ball State University Board of Trustees has approved an increase in undergraduate tuition rates for the next two academic years. The university says the increase, which amounts to 1.25 percent each year, keeps Ball State with the lowest tuition in the Mid-American Conference.

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    Upgrades Proposed for Vigo County Industrial Park

    The Vigo County Redevelopment Commission is looking to give a boost to the county's industrial park. The Tribune-Star reports the Vigo County Industrial Park Improvement Plan calls for $2.6 million in upgrades, though the effort could ultimately surpass $3 million.

  • Purdue Global Partners With Securitas Security Services

    Securitas Security Services USA Inc. has teamed up with Purdue University Global for new programming. The pair will offer four security certificate programs to Securitas security officers and financial assistance for the officers to earn associate and bachelor degrees. Securitas says it will provide its security officers scholarships that will pay 90 percent of tuition for the certificate courses, which can then be applied toward specific Purdue Global degrees.

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    Jeffersonville Railyard Facility Officially Open

    A new railcar-transload facility in Jeffersonville is expected to expand the ability to distribute malted grain to Indiana and Kentucky distilleries and breweries. Louisville & Indiana Railroad and Vancouver, Washington-based Great Western Malting Company took months of planning for the 33-railcar facility located at LIRC's railyard.

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    Elkhart RV Product Supplier Acquired

    Ohio-based Next Sparc LLC has acquired a majority interest recreational vehicle product manufacturer and supplier based in Elkhart. Financial details of the deal with Way Interglobal Network LLC were not disclosed.

  • City Announces New Grocery Partners in Lyft Project Pilot

    The city of Indianapolis has announced the addition of two grocery partners to the Lyft Project. Participants in the program will now be able to receive subsidized Lyft rides to Tienda Morelos, A & I Variety, Sunnyside Kroger and Carniceria Guanajuato. 

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    I&M Plans Large Solar Facility in South Bend

    Fort Wayne-based Indiana Michigan Power has announced plans for what it says will be its largest solar generation facility. The nearly $37 million project in St. Joseph County will have a 20-megawatt capacity, which the utility says will provide enough energy to power 2,700 homes each year.

  • Minar will step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year.

    Minar Touts Science Center Ahead of Stepping Down

    As Franklin College President Thomas Minar prepares to step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, he says the school is well-prepared to leverage its science heritage well into the future. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick, he says the school's new $17 million Health Science Center features "the most modern science facilities imaginable." Minar, who has been the school's president since July 2015, says a fundraising campaigning topping...

  • USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue (file photo)

    Indiana Not Selected for USDA Agency Headquarters

    Indiana will not become the new home of two of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's divisions. The USDA announced today it has selected the Greater Kansas City Region to serve as the headquarters for its Economic Research Service and National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

  • The event will take place at the Central Library in downtown Indianapolis.

    IndyHub to Host IndyVolved 14

    IndyHub will kick off IndyVolved 14 tonight at Central Library downtown. The event will feature more than 100 local nonprofits and civic organizations showcasing ways for Indianapolis’ young leaders to volunteer, serve on boards and committees, join organizations as ambassadors and ultimately make a difference throughout the city.   

  • Notre Dame To Host Career Fair

    The University of Notre Dame will host a career fair from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Stepan Center at Notre Dame. Attendees will be interviewed on-the-spot for more than 40 full-time, part-time and temporary service-focused positions and will make hiring decisions immediately. Some of the open positions include: Baker at the Center for Culinary Excellence — full-time Cook at South Dining Hall — full-time Cook at Legends — part-time Cook at the Morris Inn ...

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    Council Postpones Abatement for Anderson Solar Project

    A decision on a 10-year tax abatement for a solar farm in Anderson has been postponed until July. Our partners at The Herald Press report the Madison County Council Tuesday delayed a request from Invenergy for the abatement on both real and personal property.

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    Mayor: Levinson Groundbreaking 'A Long Time Coming'

    The mayor of Noblesville says a more than $24 million apartment and parking project will increase the vibrancy of the city's downtown. Officials broke ground Wednesday on The Levinson, a mixed-use development featuring 85 apartments, a 300-space parking garage and 5,000-square-feet of commercial space. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, John Ditslear said the project, which will include downtown Noblesville's first new apartments in more than a century, has been...

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    Butler Approves 'Significant And Historic' Project

    Butler University's board of trustees have approved what the school calls the largest-ever investment in its future. The $100 million renovation and expansion effort will create a new sciences complex with high-tech classrooms, labs and work spaces. The project will begin with the creation of a connector building linking Gallahue Hall and the Holcomb Building. Butler expects to begin Phases I and II of the project soon, with a planned 18-month timeline.

  • Indiana Sports Corp. President Ryan Vaughn announced the program in August.

    First Cohort Named For Sports Accelerator

    The Indiana Sports Corp. has named the 10 startups that will participate in the inaugural class of the Techstars Sports Accelerator Powered by Indy. The three-year initiative aims to provide support for startups specializing in sports technology. The accelerator was first announced in August. The program was founded by a variety partners, including the ISC, the Next Level Fund, the NCAA and Pacers Sports & Entertainment. It also involves several supporting partners such as the...

  • Franklin College President to Step Down

    Franklin College has announced President Thomas Minar will step down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year. Minar notified the college's Board of Trustees of his decision Wednesday, saying he is "looking at distinct possibilities for the future." Minar became the college's 16th president in July 2015 after serving as vice president for development and alumni relations at American University in Washington D.C. James Due, chairman of the Franklin College Board of Trustees...
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    Walmart to Close Indy Neighborhood Market

    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans to close one of its Neighborhood Market locations on the east side of Indianapolis. Anne Hatfield, a spokesperson for Walmart, tells Inside INdiana Business that while the decision was not easy, the store will close due to "financial performance."

  • Lippert is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Lippert to Acquire UK Company

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has announced plans to add a United Kingdom-based marine equipment supplier to its portfolio. The company has made an initial cash offer of more than $42 million to acquire Lewmar Marine Ltd. as part of an agreement with Lewmar's board of directors.

  • IDOE to Recognize AP Award Recipients

    The Indiana Department of Education has announced the 2018 Advanced Placement Award recipients. Superintendent Dr. Jennifer McCormick will recognize the honorees at a Statehouse celebration Thursday. 

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    Children's Museum Sets Attendance Records

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis saw several attendance records broken in the month of May. The overall attendance record for May was surpassed with 6 percent more people visiting than May 2018, and members also broke the 2018 attendance record by 5 percent. The world's largest children's museum also saw paid visitation and membership purchases reach their highest May levels.

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    RiverLink Tolling Increases Coming in July

    New toll rates are coming to three bridges connecting Southern Indiana and Louisville beginning next month. The 2.5 percent increase begins July 1. The new rate for a passenger vehicle with a prepaid account and transponder increases by a nickel to $2.10. The new toll rates will range from $2.10 to $12.61, depending on the size of the vehicle and whether the driver has a prepaid account. 

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    Amcor Acquires Bemis

    Australian-based packaging company Amcor has completed its acquisition of Wisconsin-headquartered Bemis Company Inc. Our partners at WTHI-TV report the company's Terre Haute plant will be among 250 plants involved in the merger. The combined company will now operate as Amcor Plc, trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “AMCR.” The companies first announced  Amcor would acquire Bemis in an all-stock combination in 2017.  “The acquis...

  • NineStar is the first telecommunications co-op to receive REDLG funding in more than a decade.

    USDA Funding to Boost Mt. Comfort Corridor

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded $2.3 million in loan and grant funds to Greenfield-based NineStar Connect. The utility says it will use the funding, which comes from the Rural Economic Loan & Grant Program, to help Hancock Regional Hospital build its ambulatory care center at the I-70 interchange at Mount Comfort Road in Hancock County. The project is a key component of a larger effort to grow economic development along the Mount Comfort Corridor.

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    Levinson Project to Break Ground

    A groundbreaking ceremony featuring Noblesville city leaders for the new $24.3 million Levinson downtown project will be held this afternoon. The project, which received approval earlier this year, features more than 80 apartment units and a third-floor courtyard. The apartment offerings include 75 market-rate and 10 affordable-rate studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments.

  • WTHR-TV is one of the flagship stations for Inside INdiana Business With Gerry Dick.

    WTHR in Indy Sold

    One of Indiana's most prominent television stations has been acquired. Virginia-based media company TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) has entered into an agreement to purchase WTHR-TV in Indianapolis from Dispatch Broadcast Group. The $535 million deal also includes a television and radio station in Ohio. The Virginia company is also acquiring CBS affiliate WBNS in Columbus, Ohio along with WBNS Radio in central Ohio. TEGNA Chief Executive Officer Dave Lougee calls the stations...

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    Hoosier High Schools Ranked by Metro Area

    U.S. News & World Report has released its 2019 Best High Schools by Metro Area rankings. The publication ranks high schools in more than 930 metropolitan areas, including nearly 40 in Indiana.

  • Phair says the 1.6 million square feet under construction at AmeriPlex at Indianapolis is "nearly full."

    Valparaiso OKs Tax Abatement for $5.3M Proposed Development

    The Valparaiso City Council Monday approved a tax abatement to support Bluejay 1 and Holladay Properties in developing a $5.3 million building on Barley Road. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the project could bring nearly 70 new jobs to the city. 

  • Purdue Names New Executive Vice President

    Purdue University has named Theresa Mayer as the university's next executive vice president for research and partnerships. Mayer assumes her role on August 1 and succeeds Suresh Garimellla, who will become president at the University of Vermont. Mayer is currently vice president for research and innovation at Virginia Tech. 

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    Portage YMCA Launches Improved Preschool Program

    The Portage Township YMCA says it will redevelop its programming for the 2019-2020 school year. The initiative is supported by funds provided from the United Way Porter County. The Portage Y’s preschool program will feature increased activity time during the school day. Curriculum will now incorporate gym time with the Sports Coordinator and structured activities including gymnastics, dance and yoga.

  • Farmer Conservation Grows in Indiana

    A recent survey says Indiana farmers planted more than 1 million acres of cover crops in 2018, up 32,000 acres over the previous year. The Indiana Department of Agriculture says that more farmers are using cover crops because they encourage productive soils that suppress weeds, improve water infiltration, cycle nutrients and increase soil organic matter.

  • Riverview Health Foundation Receives $500K for Expansion

    Riverview Health Foundation has received a gift of $500,000 from Dave and Jackie Cox, Courtney Cole, and Darren and Monica Peck to support the expansion of the Infusion Center at Riverview Health in Noblesville. The foundation says the center will feature private rooms and an open floor plan with windows and natural light. 

  • Trine Civil Engineers Place Second in Global Contest

    A team of Trine University civil engineers has placed second in a global competition. The team won a $1000 cash prize for its sustainable shelter for dogs following a natural disaster or emergency.

  • The Waterside project aims to transform 100-acres of the former GM Stamping Plant site. (photo courtesy of Ambrose Property Group)

    Waterside Design Finalists to Make Pitches

    The finalists in the Waterside Design Competition will be in Indianapolis Wednesday to discuss their approach and design philosophy. The competition is designed to transform key components of the $1.4 billion redevelopment of a former GM Stamping Plant site in downtown Indianapolis.

  • Vita Nonwovens to Celebrate $18M Expansion

    Vita Nonwovens will Wednesday celebrate the expansion of its Fort Wayne facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 150,000-square-foot expansion will allow the company to house a new production line and add 22 employees. The site, operational since 2003, was formerly 108,000 square feet and held the company’s thermo-bonding, needling, lamination and die-cut technology. The  $18 million expansion will add space to the facility to help meet Vita Nonwovens growing demand. ...

  • Purdue, IU Among Top 100 Granted U.S. Utility Patents

    Two Hoosier colleges have been recognized on the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association’s list of the top utility-earning universities in 2018. The Purdue Research Foundation ranks 12th, while the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. ranks 63rd. 

  • IU to Acquire Supercomputer

    Indiana University has acquired one of the fastest university-owned supercomputers in the nation. The university says the technology will support its advanced research in artificial intelligence, machine learning, data analytics, and scientific and medical research. 

  • CEO Mike Mushett  alongside several Turnstone athletes.

    Turnstone Center Creates Advisory Board

    Fort Wayne-based Turnstone Center has created a Paralympic Training Site Advisory Board. The goal of the new board is to implement initiatives to maximize resources following the facility's designation as an official U.S. Paralympic training site. 

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    Meyers Glaros Group and Regnier Insurance Services Merge

    Schererville-headquartered Meyers Glaros Group and Highland-based Regnier Insurance Services have announced a merger. The companies are not disclosing financial details and say the deal is still being finalized. 

  • Arts for Learning is one of seven organizations to receive grants in this second round of funding

    Create Indy Grants Announced

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has announced the second round of grant recipients from the Create Indy initiative. Winners include seven projects focusing on music, food and beverage. This round of grants total more than $50,000 and range from $5,000 to $10,000 for each project.

  • Indy Industrial Building Acquired

    A nearly 500,000-square-foot industrial building on the west side of Indianapolis is under new ownership. Boston-based Plymouth Industrial REIT Inc. (NYSE American: PLYM) has acquired the facility near Indianapolis International Airport in a more than $17 million deal.

  • Harrington Noodles is expanding their Plymouth production capacity (photo courtesy Harrington Noodles)

    Two Businesses Expanding in Plymouth

    Two companies have announced expansion plans in Plymouth. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. plans a $2.8 million expansion and Harrington Noodles wants to invest $632,000 in a new facility.

  • The reduction in opioid prescriptions in Indiana is 2 percent higher than the national average.

    Indiana Showing Progress in Lowering Opioid Prescriptions

    A new report from the American Medical Association suggests Indiana's efforts in the fight against opioids are paying off. The AMA Opioid Task Force 2019 Progress Report shows opioid prescriptions in Indiana have decreased 35.1 percent over the past five years, which is 2 percent higher than the national average. The Indiana Hospital Association and the Indiana State Medical Association say the state's effort to encourage and promote the responsible prescription of opioids among...

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    Books & Brews Expanding to Ohio

    Indianapolis-based Books & Brews is continuing its expansion efforts. The used bookstore and taproom will make its first official trip out of state with a new franchise location in Oxford, Ohio, near Miami University. It will be the 10th overall Books & Brews location.

  • Indy Chamber Hires Executive Director

    The Indy Chamber has hired Rick Proctor as the executive director of Business Ownership Initiative, the anchor organization of the Indy Chamber’s Entrepreneur Services division. Proctor will oversee day-to-day operations, with an emphasis on growing BOI's small business loan program. Proctor formerly served as vice president at BMO Harris Bank, and also founded the West Side Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and served as its president until last year.  

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    Lutheran Health Physicians Names CEO

    Lutheran Health Physicians has named Dan Konow chief executive officer.  Konow was previously CEO and chief operating officer of Fort Wayne Medical Oncology and Hematology.

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    Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Closed in Broad Ripple

    The Thr3e Wiseman location in Broad Ripple has closed. Our partners at WTHR-TV report a sign posted at the location states the taproom closed Sunday.  

  • Emmis to Sell Austin Radio Stations

    Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. has announced plans to sell its controlling interest in eight radio properties in Austin, Texas. The company says its partner, Virginia-based Sinclair Telecable Inc., will acquire the interest in a more than $39 million deal. Emmis expects the net proceeds from the sale to total approximately $28 million, which will be used to repay outstanding debt and for general corporate purposes. CEO Jeff Smulyan says the focus at Emmis will now be on...

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    Kimball International to Open Employee Health Center

    Jasper-headquartered furniture manufacterer Kimball International Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL) has announced a partnership with CareATC to open an employee health center near its Jasper campus. CareATC says it will provide non-emergency care to Kimball International employees and their dependents.

  • Hoosier Insurance Companies Merge

    McGowan Insurance Group and Jackson McCormick Insurance have announced the two agencies have merged. The merged organization will retain the McGowan name. 

  • Holcomb Makes Board, Commission Appointments

    Governor Eric Holcomb recently made several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards and commissions. They include the Integrated Public Safety Commission,Task Force for Services for Individuals with Intellectual & Other Developmental Disabilities and the Indiana State Egg Board. 

  • Regional Pitch Competition Comes to Evansville

    The Venture Club of Indiana is hosting a regional pitch competition Tuesday in Evansville. The event aims to connect local entrepreneurs and growth potential companies with investors.

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    IU Northwest Offers New Master's Degree

    Indiana University Northwest has opened registration for their new master's degree program in computer information systems. Students interested in systems analysis, computer science, data mining and more will start the program in the fall of 2019. The program also will prepare students for doctoral degrees in computer science or informatics. 

  • Anne Zwink was one of 46 judges for the competition

    INDY International Wine Names Winners

    Nearly 1,800 wines were judged in the 28th annual INDY International Wine Competition held at Purdue University in late May. Over 360 winemakers from 13 countries and 36 states entered the competition with Trinchero Family Estates of California being named Winery of the Year. 2018 Eagle Point White by Dubuque Heritage Winery of Iowa won Wine of the Year and Richard Batchelor of Maryhill Winery in Washington was named Winemaker of the Year for the second straight year. 

  • Holcomb at SelectUSA Investment Summit in D.C.

    Governor Eric Holcomb has announced he will attend the 2019 SelectUSA Investment Summit. SelectUSA is a U.S. Department of Commerce program dedicated to facilitating job-creating business investment into the United States, and takes place in Washington, D.C. June 10-11.  

  • IU Students to Take Greenhouse Gas Inventories Statewide

    Indiana University students have partnered this summer with local governments in Indiana to take greenhouse gas inventories on a community-wide level. The students will compile data on the amount of energy consumed in the communities, the diversity of the energy supplied to their grid and residents' vehicle types and fuel usages. 

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

    Indiana Could Lead Hypersonic Tech Future

    Indiana could play a key role in the future of hypersonic technology, according to the chief executive officer of the National Security Technology Accelerator. The North Carolina-based nonprofit has offices in Bloomington and is working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane on a program to work on the military priority, which includes weapons or supply vehicles that travels over five times the speed of sound. Tim Greeff says the organization's partnership with Crane can be an...

  • Timmy Global Health Names Executive Director

    Indianapolis-based Timmy Global Health has selected Nick Reich as executive director. Reich most recently served as vice president of strategic partnerships for RecycleForce in Indy. Timmy is a nonprofit that aims to expand access to healthcare and "empower students and volunteers to tackle today’s most pressing global health challenges," according to its website.

  • Thor Industries is headquartered in Elkhart.

    Thor Profit Drops in Fiscal Q3

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is reporting fiscal third quarter net income of $31.4 million, down from $180 million during the same period last year. Despite the drop, the recreational vehicle manufacturer says it hit record net sales of $2.5 billion for the quarter.

  • Purdue, USDA to Bring Assistance to Rural Areas

    The USDA Rural Development has named 47 rural communities and regions that will receive assistance to develop long-term economic development plans. The federal agency’s Rural Development Innovation Center is partnering with the Purdue Center for Regional Development and the Purdue Extension Community Development program as well as three other partners to support the initiative.

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    Lighthouse Autism Center to Open Elkhart Location

    Lighthouse Autism Center says it will be open a new location in Elkhart. This will be the seventh location for the therapy center, which opened its first location in Mishawaka in 2012. The center offers intensive, center-based therapy utilizing the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis.

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    Youth Hockey Creates Boon for South Bend Economy

    Visit South Bend Mishawaka is reporting the home of the University of Notre Dame men’s hockey team, Compton Family Ice Arena, hosted 26 youth hockey events during the 2018-19 academic year, contributing $12.5 million to the local economy. The events brought more than 38,700 visitors to the area, according to the convention and visitors bureau.

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    Ports of Indiana Earns Sustainability Certification

    The Ports of Indiana has earned Green Marine certification for all three of its locations. The certification recognizes the organization for its commitment to advance environmental sustainability initiatives and is the first statewide port authority to achieve the honor.

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    Study Shows Indiana's RV Industry Impact

    A new study from the Virginia-based Recreational Vehicle Industry Association shows the sector continues to have a major impact in Indiana. The RVs Move America Economic Impact Study indicates the RV industry contributes $32.4 billion to the Hoosier economy each year. The RVIA, which has an office in Elkhart, says the study "includes all companies involved in the manufacture, sale, rental, repair, storage, and service of recreation vehicles, as well as the...

  • Theater rendering courtesy: Hendricks Commercial Properties

    Bottleworks Developer Bullish on Indy

    The chief executive officer of Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties tells Inside INdiana Business construction on the $300 million Bottleworks District in downtown Indianapolis is moving forward on schedule. Rob Gerbitz, who last week announced new tenants for the project, says the 30,000-square-foot food hall should open next April, while a boutique hotel, movie theater and office space for Indy-based High Alpha are targeted for September openings.

  • Raytheon, UTC Announce 'Merger of Equals'

    Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN), which has operations in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne and United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) are planning what they call a "merger of equals." The all-stock deal excludes Carrier and Otis, which are set to separate from United Technologies next year. The combined company, to be called Raytheon Technologies Corp., will be headquartered in Massachusetts. The companies say the combined operation will have about $74 billion in 2019 sales.

  • Demolition of the former BorgWarner site has been underway for several months. (photo courtesy of Dan McGowan)

    Groundbreaking Could Come Soon For Muncie Facility

    Construction on a $75 million project at the former BorgWarner site in Muncie could begin soon. The Star Press reports Waelz Sustainable Products LLP could break ground on the 30-acre kiln facility in July or August.  WSP is a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental and Zinc Nacional in Mexico and officials updated the Muncie City Council on the progress of the project this week, according to the publication. Plans for the effort were first...

  • Year-to-date, the state has collected more than $14 billion.

    May Revenue Exceeds Expectations

    Indiana revenue exceeded the most recent projections in May. The Indiana State Budget Agency says General Fund revenues totaled more than $1.1 billion last month, nearly 8 percent higher than the revised revenue forecast in April and 7 percent higher than the same month last year.

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    IU Grad Launches Foreign Language Toy

    An Indiana University graduate has developed an egg-shaped toy, known as The Chatter Egg, designed to expose children to foreign languages when they are learning to talk. The Chatter Egg speaks a phrase in English, and repeats it in a foreign language. Founder Mikaela Gilbert  says The Chatter Egg is one of the few toys on the market that teaches kids a foreign language without a screen.

  • Plans for the addition of LGBTQ sites will be discussed at the Indy Pride Festival.

    Commission to Add LGBTQ Sites to Historic Area Plans

    The Indianapolis Historic Preservation Commission has passed a resolution to include LGBTQ places of significance to the organization’s future historic area plans. The update is part of the Preserve Indy Initiative, the IHPC’s comprehensive update of all 17 historic area plans scheduled to be completed by 2023. 

  • The Union Club Hotel was built in 1929. (photo courtesy of Purdue University)

    Purdue Holding Furniture Liquidation Sale

    Purdue University Surplus will host a three-day liquidation sale With the upcoming Purdue Memorial Union Club hotel renovation, Purdue University Surplus will host a public, three-day furniture liquidation sale. The sale will take place onsite at the hotel, 101 N. Grant Street, on June 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and June 10-11, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

  • Indianapolis-Based Cafe Baby Seeks New Kitchen

    Indianapolis-based Café Baby is a company that provides home delivery of fresh baby food for busy parents and caregivers. The company has outgrown two commercial kitchens and is currently on the hunt for a new location on the north side of Indy. 

  • IU Health to Provide Urgent Care for Veterans

    Indiana University Health says it has been approved as a Veterans Affairs-authorized urgent care provider. The health system says being part of the VA community care network will allow its six urgent care centers to offer care for veterans without prior authorization. The ability for IU Health to offer the expanded coverage for veterans comes under the Mission Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump last year. In an interview with...

  • Hicks is the director of Ball State's Center for Business and Economic Research.

    Hicks: Jobs Report Not Enough to Lead to Rate Cuts

    A Ball State University economist says the new jobs report confirms the Federal Reserve's decision to end rate hikes. Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the university, says however, the addition of 75,000 jobs last month is not weak enough to lead to rate cuts.

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    Historical Marker to Honor Lingenfelter

    The Indiana Racing Memorial Association will Friday unveil a historical marker in northeast Indiana honoring a motorsports legend. The organization says the marker will celebrate John Lingenfelter and his company, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, in Decatur.

  • Brotherhood Mutual was founded in 1917.

    Fort Wayne Insurer Plans Big Expansion

    Fort Wayne-based Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Co. is expanding in the Allen County city and plans to add up to 100 jobs by the end of 2022. The company, which specializes in insurance for churches and Christian schools, says it will invest more than $25 million into the expansion. Brotherhood says the expansion of its office space will allow for future growth as well, with the possibility of adding as many as 300 new employees in the future. The company currently has nearly...

  • IWC plans to add 60 full-time Plymouth employees by the end of the year.

    Manufacturer Planning 100+ Plymouth Jobs

    A startup manufacturing company is planning to invest $23 million to establish operations in Marshall County. Indiana Wheel Corp., which is a joint venture led by China-based Jingu Company Ltd., says it will create up to 117 jobs in Plymouth over the next few years. The company will produce and distribute steel wheels, with production expected to start later this year. IWC plans to 60 full-time employees by the end of this year, including executives, skilled machinists and operations...
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    Ribbon Cut on $35M Senior Care Facility

    Officials in Whitestown are celebrating the grand opening of the $35 million Anson Senior Living Community and Memory Care Center. The project, developed by Denver-based Spectrum Retirement, features 180 units between two buildings near I-65 in the Boone County town.

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    Hoosier Communities Awarded $4M in Brownfield Grants

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $4 million in funding to address brownfield sites multiple Indiana communities. The agency says the grants will aid underserved and economically-challenged challenged communities in assessing and cleaning up abandoned industrial and commercial properties.

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    Duke Energy Receives OK for Solar Pilot Program

    A pilot program from Plainfield-based Duke Energy Indiana is moving forward. The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved the effort, which the utility says will make it easier for businesses, schools and nonprofits to have solar energy at their facilities.

  • Toll Road Project to Boost Transportation System

    The operator of the Indiana Toll Road has reached a deal with a Nebraska company to grow the fiber optic network and intelligent transportation system along the interstate. eX² Technology LLC says the $34 million project will allow Indiana Toll Road Concession Co. to make the 157-mile stretch safer for drivers.

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    KAR Announces IAA Salvage Auction Business Spin-Off

    Carmel-based KAR Auction Services Inc. (NYSE: KAR) has announced a spin-off of its subsidiary, IAA Spinco Inc. IAA is slated to begin trading as an independent company on the New York Stock Exchange later this month, under the ticker IAA.

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    Butler Receives Gift from FirstPerson Founder

    Butler University has received a gift to be used toward construction of the new Andre B. Lacy School of Business building opening in August. FirstPerson Founder and Chief Executive Officer Bryan Brenner and his wife Elaine made the gift of $250,000, which will culminate in the Career Development Interview Suite in the new building to be named the FirstPerson Interview Suite in honor of the consulting company founded in 1998. 

  • Vera Bradley Quarterly Loss Widens

    Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) is reporting a fiscal first quarter net loss of $2.4 million, compared to a loss of $1.4 million during the same period last year. Despite the drop, the company says net revenues and comparable sales each increased more than 5 percent for the quarter.

  • Ivy Tech Community College recieved funding for its IT programming.

    Salesforce.org Boosts IPS and Ivy Tech

    Salesforce.org has announced $1.15 million in grants for the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation. The funding will support IPS and Ivy Tech Community College initiatives. 

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    Mesker Park Zoo Names Lead Donors for Penguin Project

     

  • Longtime Goodwill Volunteer Bequeaths Millions

    The Goodwill Foundation of Central Indiana is the recipient of a major gift from the estate of former, longtime volunteer Peggy Miller. Miller was a charter member of the Jack Dustman Society, which recognizes those who make gifts of more than $50,000. Her estate has bequeathed $2.4 million to the foundation. Miller's mother, Dr. Maurine Miller, was the first clinical psychologist in the country to work at a Goodwill organization, and for 24 years pioneered vocational rehabilitation ...

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    Purdue Northwest to Offer Banking Concentration

    Purdue University Northwest’s College of Business will launch a new banking concentration for undergraduate students majoring in Finance beginning in the fall. The new concentration is being offered through a partnership with the Indiana Bankers Association, which is the first of its kind in Indiana. The IBA made a $135,000 donation which supports a three-year program beginning in the fall.

  • Former NTSB Chair Joins NiSource Board

    Merrillville-based NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) says Deborah Hersman has joined its board of directors. Hersman is a former chair of the National Transportation Safety Board and chief executive officer of the National Safety Council.

  • Kevin Brinegar is the president and CEO of the Indiana Chamber.

    Report Card Shows Continued Concerns For Indiana

    A new report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce says the state is still seeing several challenges to improving its economic climate. The chamber Thursday released its biennial Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card and President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Brinegar says Indiana made improvements in many metrics, including business climate issues such as the tax, regulatory and legal environments, as well as K-12 education. However, the chamber says areas such as...

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    Hoosier Companies Among 'Best Workplaces'

    Three Indiana companies are included in Inc. magazine's list of the "Best Places to Work in 2019." The list was compiled from a survey of employees from nearly 2,000 businesses nationwide on topics including trust, management effectiveness and perks.

  • St. Joseph Foundation Awards Health Grants

    The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation has awarded more than $550,000 in local support grants to local community-based groups. The funding focuses on prenatal and infant health, food insecurity, access to quality affordable healthcare, and immigrant/refugee services.

  • Plans for the hotel were first announced in 2016.

    Ribbon Cutting Set for Plainfield Hotel

    Officials in Plainfield will Thursday cut the ribbon on Hendricks County's first full-service hotel. The $25 million Embassy Suites by Hilton Plainfield includes a conference center and is located near Indianapolis International Airport.

  • Anthem expects the deal to close in the fourth quarter of this year.

    Anthem Acquires Behavioral Health Provider

    Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has agreed to acquire Beacon Health Options in Boston. Anthem says Beacon is the largest independently-held behavioral health organization in the country, serving more than 36 million people throughout all 50 states. The companies did not disclose a price for the acquisition. Anthem Chief Executive Officer Gail Boudreaux says the deal plays into the insurance provider's goal to focus on "the needs of the whole person."

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    Paws Inc. Headquarters Up for Auction

    The former home of Albany-based Paws Inc., the world headquarters for the animated cat Garfield, will be auctioned off later this month. The Star Press reports proceeds from the 46,862-square-foot facility will be allocated to the Ball State University Foundation.

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    Construction Begins on Noblesville Water Treatment Plant

    Greenwood-based Indiana American Water has broken ground on a new water treatment facility in Noblesville. The utility says the $18 million project also includes an additional groundwater well at a well field on the city's north side, as well as a one million-gallon ground storage tank. The design of the new plant will allow Indiana American Water to recycle nearly all of the water used to backwash the filters at the location. The company adds it will also be able to provide about...

  • AquaBounty operates a facility in Albany, Indiana. (photo courtesy of Bell Aquaculture)

    AquaBounty Begins Production at Albany Facility

    After two years of planning and waiting on regulatory approvals, Massachusetts-based AquaBounty Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: AQB) has begun commercial production of its AquAdvantage Salmon at its Albany facility.

  • The company says it will use the funding to expand its team of employees. (photo courtesy of FormAssembly)

    Bloomington Company Lands $10M in Funding

    A Bloomington-based tech company has secured $10 million in Series A funding. FormAssembly, which provides an enterprise data collection platform, says it will use the funding to expand its its team and accelerate its mission.

  • OrthoPediatrics went public in October 2017. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

    Warsaw Orthopedic Company Expands Portfolio

    Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (NASDAQ:KIDS) has acquired Vilex in Tennessee, Inc. and Orthex, LLC  (collectively, “Vilex”), including its Orthex Hexapod circular fixation technology and proprietary CORA-based x-ray planning software, for a total of $60 million, consisting of $50 million in cash and $10 million in stock. .

  • SIA Awards $111K to Indiana Nonprofits

    Subaru of Indiana Automotive has awarded 15 Indiana nonprofit organizations grants totaling nearly $111,000 from the SIA Foundation. Award recipients are statewide, with representatives from Allen, Boone, Delaware, Grant, Greene, Howard, Huntington, Tippecanoe and White counties. 

  • Vincennes Names Foundation Executive Director

    The Vincennes University Foundation has named Kristi Deetz Executive Director. Deetz will also serve in the newly-formed role of Senior Director of Advancement for the institution. Deetz most recently worked as the Foundation’s interim director while simeltaniously holding the position of senior director of external relations. 

  • About 40 Hamilton Heights students are expected to participate in the program next fall.

    Hamilton Heights Earns Certified SEAL Program

    Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia is now the first in the state to offer the State Earn and Learn program designed for the construction industry. The program is a partnership with industry and education to offer students the opportunity to earn credentials while participating in job training. Students also have regular interaction with construction and industry-related employers. 

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    Elevate Purdue Foundry Awards Investments

    Elevate Purdue Foundry Fund has announced $80,000 in investment funding to four Purdue University-affiliated startups. The startups have been selected to receive tier-one "Black Award" investments of $20,000 each. They are Covert Defenses, BDYWR, Rogo Ag LLC and C2 Medical Robotics Inc.  Covert Defenses develops technology to prevent computer attacks on systems such as a nuclear reactor or power plant. 

  • Purdue Scientist to Lead Solar Sailing Launch

    A Purdue University Professor has received the all-clear to launch a satellite that will attempt the first controlled solar sailing in Earth’s orbit. The project from The Planetary Society, which is citizen-funded, is in partnership with the U.S. Air Force. 

  • Lilly's Emgality Approved to Treat Cluster Headaches

    Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says one of its headache treatments has recieved approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The product, Emgality is a preventative treatment of episodic cluster headache in adults. 

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    gBETA Program Expanding Statewide

    An Wisconsin-based startup accelerator is growing. gener8tor has announced plans to expand its gBETA program statewide in an effort to give a boost to more early-stage Hoosier companies. The announcement follows a successful pilot of the gBETA program in Indianapolis, which began in February 2018. The second cohort for gBETA Indy began in March. gener8tor says it plans to run a minimum of six gBETA Indiana programs each year for the next two years. The gBETA program is a free...

  • The company will occupy a shell building in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park.

    Manufacturer Expanding to Evansville

    Elkhart-based EFP Corp. has announced plans to expand to southern Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company, which specializes in the manufacturing and conversion of expanded foam protective packaging, will invest $2.1 million to lease a 100,000-square-foot building in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park and create up to 29 jobs by the end of 2021. EFP also plans to invest nearly $4.5 million in production equipment for the facility. The new location will be...

  • Fair Oaks Farms attracts more than 500,000 visitors each year.

    Fair Oaks Farms Responds to Animal Abuse Video

    The founder of Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana is responding to an undercover video showing animal abuse at the agritourism destination. In a statement on Facebook, Mike McCloskey says the Fair Oaks employees involved have been terminated, and the attraction has undergone retraining on animal care. The video, taken by nonprofit Animal Recovery Mission, shows calves being kicked and the bodies of dead calves being piled together. McCloskey says he is "disgusted by and take...

  • Jasper Man Accused of Embezzling From Nonprofit

    A Jasper man has been charged with theft following an investigation into missing funds from a Knox County nonprofit organization. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler says Mark A. Schmitt, 65, is facing a theft charge. Minkler says in a plea agreement filed in late May, Schmitt was an assistant director and accountant for ATTIC Incorporated, which received federal funding to help disabled community members.

  • Ivy Tech Community College will be among groups hosting the talks.

    Funding Awarded For Talks on Rural, Urban Dynamics

    More than 20 organizations statewide have been awarded funding to bring scholars to their communities to facilitate discussion on urban and rural dynamics. Representatives from Indiana University, Purdue University, Valparaiso University, Wabash College, IUPUI, Ball State University, University of Indianapolis, Butler University, Trine University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Indiana University-South Bend will speak at the events. 

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    Gary Senator Forms Exploratory Committee for Governor

    State Senator Eddie Melton (D-Gary) has announced the formation of a gubernatorial exploratory committee. Melton, who represents Indiana's third district in the Senate, says he will also embark on a statewide listening tour as he mulls a possible run for governor. Melton made his announcement Tuesday at the Gary Teachers Union. Our partners at WFYI report if he were to run and earn the Democratic nomination, Melton would be the first person of color from a major party to run for...

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    Rook Security Acquired by Sophos

    Carmel-based Rook Security has been acquired by Sophos, a security software and hardware company headquartered in Massachusetts. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. 

  • The public hearing will be live streamed.

    IU Board to Hold Public Hearing on Tuition

    The Indiana University Board of Trustees will Wednesday hold a public hearing in Indianapolis on tuition and fees for the next two academic years. The university says a recommended increase would support academic programs at every IU campus throughout the state.

  • Corteva celebrated the spin-off with Indianapolis employees. (photo provided)

    Corteva Completes Spin-Off From DowDuPont

    Delaware-based Corteva Inc. (NYSE: CTVA) is officially operating independently. The agriculture company, which has a major presence in Indianapolis, has spun off from DowDuPont and is now trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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    More Vendors Announced For Bottleworks Food Hall

    The developers of the $300 million Bottleworks District on Mass Ave in downtown Indianapolis have announced new vendors for The Garage food hall. Hendricks Commercial Properties says the new tenants will add to the local flavor of the food hall, which is part of the first phase of the 12-acre project. Poke Guru and Lick Ice Cream will join the lineup at the 30,000-square-foot food hall, which HCP Chief Executive Officer Rob Gerbitz says is expected to open in April 2020.

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    Farmer Sentiment Hits Two-Year Low

    A study from Purdue University says agriculture producer sentiment has dropped to its lowest level since October 2016. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, which surveys 400 ag producers nationwide each month, says farmers' concerns on both current and future economic conditions have "worsened considerably."

  • First Internet Bank Breaks Ground on Fishers Headquarters

    First Internet Bank has broken ground on its new headquarters in downtown Fishers. First Internet Bank Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer David Becker says Fishers is a “natural fit” for the company’s headquarters. The nearly 170,000-square-foot development will have the capacity for about 600 employees, however First Internet will start out with 250-300 working from the new location. Becker says the company will lease out about...

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    Warsaw Company Lands FDA Clearance

    A Warsaw-based medical device manufacturer has landed a key approval. Ignite Orthopedics LLC has received FDA clearance to market its Radial Head Arthroplasty System, marking what the company says is a "significant milestone" in its mission.

  • The recreational vehicle manufacturer is based in Elkhart.

    Thor Details Senior Leadership Changes

    Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) has announced new senior management positions for its North American operations. The recreational vehicle manufacturer says the staffing moves are an "essential step" to its overarching strategy. Chief Executive Officer Bob Martin has named Matt Zimmerman and Chris Hermon to the newly-created roles of RV group managers. Zimmerman and Hermon, who previously served as CEO of Keystone RV Co. and president of Heartland RV Co...

  • Purdue Named Finalist for Innovation Award

    The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities has named Purdue University a finalist for its seventh annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University Awards. Purdue is one of six finalists for the organization’s “Place” award, which recognizes initiatives that promote social, cultural and community development.

  • Ryan's Place is one of 21 organizations to receive grant funding. (photo courtesy Ryan's Place)

    Goshen Health Donates to Nonprofits

    Twenty-one community organizations from in and around Goshen will receive a total of $325,000 in grants from Goshen Health’s Community Benefit Fund. The organizations received their awards at a reception in May at the Arbor Conference Center at Goshen Hospital. The annual grant application process begins in October and grants are awarded in the spring. 

  • Hoosiers have until June 30 to take the survey

    DNR Wants Input on Historic Sites

    Indiana's Department of Natural Resources Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology is conducting an online survey to gather input regarding upcoming projects and initiatives. The department says feedback will help ensure preservation programs, staff resources and federal funding will meet the needs of Indiana communities.

  • Trine University Names Dean of Students

    Trine University in Angola has named Cisco Ortiz dean of students. Ortiz had served as chair of Trine's Department of Criminal Justice since last year and has been a full-time faculty member since 2015. 

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    Hoosiers Among 'Top Economic Developers'

    Consultant Connect has released its list of the 2019 Top 50 Economic Developers in North America. Hoosiers representing Indiana Michigan Power, the Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp. and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership are recognized on the list for their commitment to economic development. 

  • Wynnchurch is acquiring the facilities from Allegheny Technologies Inc.

    Jay County Forging Plant to be Acquired

    Illinois-based private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital LLC has acquired two closed-die forging facilities, one of which is located in Jay County. The firm purchased the facilities in Portland and Lebanon, Kentucky from Pittsburgh-based Allegheny Technologies Inc. (NYSE: ATI), though financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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    Regenstrief Scientist Awarded $3M for Dementia Study

    First study to see if de-prescribing commonly used drug class prevents or delays dementia A Regenstrief Institute research scientist has been awarded $3.3 million from the National Institute on Aging. The five-year award will fund a clinical trial that aims to determine if stopping anticholinergic medications results in cognitive improvements. 

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    OCRA Partners with Indiana Youth Institute

    Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs have announced a new partnership with the Indiana Youth Institute. The Promise Indiana program will work with communities to help residents save money for post-secondary education and training opportunities.

  • Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton (photo courtesy of the city of Bloomington)

    Buttigieg to Discuss CDFI-Friendly South Bend

    Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton will Tuesday join South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg at the Century Center in South Bend. The mayors will take part in a panel discussion with national financial and civic leaders to discuss the viability of establishing a CDFI-Friendly South Bend.

  • Photo of CCFF Headquarters courtesy of California Custom Fruits and Flavors

    Flavoring Company to Break Ground in Greenwood

    Los Angeles-based California Custom Fruits and Flavors Inc. will Tuesday begin work on its new manufacturing facility in Greenwood. The food processing company says it is investing more than $11 million to develop the 65,000-square-foot plant. 

  • The updated plans call for a four-level parking garage. (rendering courtesy of the city of Kokomo)

    New Developer For Kokomo Hotel Project

    The city of Kokomo says a new developer is on board for the major hotel and conference center project in the city's downtown. MWA Kokomo LLC, led by Vincent Dora from Fishers-based Dora Hospitality Group, will now lead the project, which will include a six-story, 123-room Hilton Garden Inn and a 22,000-square-foot conference center that will feature the Kokomo Automotive Museum. Along with the new developer comes new additions to the project, including a four-level parking garage...

  • Valley Oaks Health operates 11 locations in Indiana. (photo courtesy Valley Oaks Health)

    Funding Awarded to Fight Opioid Use Disorder

    An Indiana mental health organization has received over $1 million to treat opioid use disorders in three Hoosier counties. Valley Oaks Health says the funding will be used to implement an integrated approach to treating opioid use disorders in Tippecanoe, White and Jasper counties.

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    Elkhart Travel Company Acquired

    Elkhart-based Travel Management Company has been acquired by membership-based private aviation company Wheels Up. TMC is the largest wholesale-focused light jet operator in the country. Financial details were not disclosed. Wheels Up says the acquisition was made due to increasing demand from Wheels Up members for more high quality, light jets. TMC's fleet consists of 26 Hawker 400XP aircraft that will be paired with the Wheels Up fleet of 93 aircraft. 

  • Eleven Fifty is headquartered at Launch Fishers.

    Eleven Fifty to Launch Cybersecurity Course

    Eleven Fifty Academy has announced its first cybersecurity course. The course, which the academy calls the first of its kind in Indiana, will open full and part-time enrollment in July.

  • Amtrak has contracts with Indiana and 17 other states for short-distance, intercity passenger rail services.

    Last Hoosier State Train Service to Run June 30

    The last Hoosier State passenger train service, connecting Indianapolis and Chicago, via Crawfordsville, Lafayette, Rensselaer and Dyer, will run June 30. The Indiana Passenger Rail Alliance says it will be the first time in several years that Indy will lack a daily rail connection to Chicago.

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    Catholic Charities Breaks Ground on Evansville Location

    Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Evansville has officially broken ground on its new permanent location. The 9,800-square-foot building will house 20 offices and three meeting rooms.  

  • Construction to Begin on First Internet Bank HQ

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) will Tuesday break ground on its new headquarters in the city's downtown. The parent of First Internet Bank is moving into a 168,000-square-foot building, which is part of a $157 million development project announced in December.

  • IU Appoints Dean of O'Neill School

    Indiana University has appointed Siân Mooney as dean of the Paul H. O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Mooney is currently associate dean of interdisciplinary programs and initiatives at the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University.

  • Image courtesy of Jay County Community Foundation

    Jay County Names Winners of Innovation Competition

    The Jay County Chamber of Commerce Foundation has announced the winners of the 2019 High School Innovation Competition. Each winner took home a cash prize and received feedback on their innovation from a panel of judges. 

  • The $350 million Farm at Crossroad Commons development would include hotel, restaurant, office and residential space.

    Support Grows for Redevelopment of Merrillville Site

    A large property in Merrillville is taking a big step toward redevelopment. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the Merrillville Redevelopment Commission has approved the creation of a tax increment financing district for the property near I-65 and U.S. 30.

  • Officials unveiled the plan Monday in Indianapolis.

    Officials Unveil White River Vision Plan

    The plan to enhance nearly 60 miles of the White River in central Indiana has been unveiled. Officials say the White River Vision Plan provides a deep dive into a shared vision for the area of the river in Marion and Hamilton counties focusing on environmental and ecological health, equity, public safety and activation. Hamilton County Tourism Inc. Chief Executive Officer Brenda Myers says the goal of the project is to make the White River more prevalent in the eyes of central Indiana...

  • Photo courtesy of Indiana University

    IU Students to Develop Startups at The Mill

    Two high-tech startups founded by Indiana University Bloomington students will be housed this summer at The Mill, a co-working and business incubator space in Bloomington’s Trades District. The Mill's Executive Director Pat East says offering space to Hunger Curbed and TMR Technology supports The Mill’s mission to accelerate startups. 

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    Cummins, Isuzu Further Partnership

    Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Isuzu Motors Ltd. have announced a new partnership agreement. The companies say the deal formalizes a business structure to bring new diesel and diesel-based powertrains to market.

  • The facility would be the third location near the Indianapolis International Airport for FedEx.

    FedEx Plans New Facility, Jobs in Indy

    FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is again looking to grow its presence near the Indianapolis International Airport. The company plans to invest $9 million to lease and equip a large portion of a newly-constructed speculative building in the AmeriPlex Indianapolis industrial park, which will be a new location for its FedEx Supply Chain Inc. division. According to documents filed with the city, FedEx has committed to adding 225 full-time jobs at the facility by 2021. FedEx Supply Chain...

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    Construction to Begin on Salem Treatment Plant

    Construction on the rebuilding of the 51-year-old Lake John Hay Water Treatment Plant will begin Monday in Salem. The $15.2 million plant is expected to serve the community and Washington County for the next 75 years.

  • White River Vision Plan to be Unveiled

    Central Indiana leaders will gather Monday to unveil the White River Vision Plan. To celebrate the plan, a week-long series of community activities and events will follow the announcement and culminate on Friday.

  • New Manager For Kokomo Chamber

    The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance has named Elizabeth Kerns manager of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce. Kerns previously acted as director of local chamber relations and events for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and president of the Illinois Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. 

  • Grant to Fund Substance Abuse Treatment

    A $2.1M grant from the Columbus Regional Health Foundation will fund treatment and recovery programs for substance use disorder in Bartholomew County. The grant is comprised of charitable contributions that have been earmarked for addiction treatment or programs with the greatest need. Columbus Regional Health is using the grant to develop an outpatient treatment program and center, which is slated to open mid-summer. 

  • The projects include a new amphitheater in Ossian. (rendering courtesy of Ossian Parks & Recreation)

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