• The Indianapolis 500 Insiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we sound off on the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, there’s a new TV network, new presenting sponsor and a weekend of qualifications that had fans on the edge of their seats.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: State of IU Athletics

    As he concludes his 11th year as director of athletics at Indiana University, Fred Glass can look back on enormous improvements to facilities and he hopes, look forward to greater success in IU’s two most high-profile programs. IU’s Vice President and Director of Athletics has more on the state of the art additions and a look at the state of IU athletics.

  • Saint Joseph's College at Marian University - Indianapolis

    Marian University is set to launch a new, innovative two-year college. It's a collaboration with Saint Joseph's College, which suspended operations at its Rensselaer campus in May 2017. Marian University President Dan Elsener explains how the unique Earn and Learn model works. 

  • Business of Health: Pill Box Pharmacy

    The state’s first licensed telepharmacy has opened its doors in Albion in northeast Indiana, and it’s expected to be a model for other rural communities that have lost their local pharmacies. It’s a growing dilemma for many Hoosiers living in rural areas. Pill Box Owner and President Greg Winn explains how it could be good medicine for other small towns.

  • Business Spotlight: Fishers Test Kitchen

    The Fishers Test Kitchen restaurant accelerator, which the city says will be the first of its kind in the state, is on track to open this fall, but it needs to find a few chefs first. It will open inside the Sun King Brewing location in The Yard at Fishers District. It’s one part of a $150 million mixed-use development. Members of the selection board explain the vision for the unique concept.

  • Around Indiana: TeenWorks Summer Program

    TeenWorks offers youth the opportunity to learn important professional development skills through summer and year-round employment, robust college readiness programming and support.  The organization's new CEO Nick Duvall explains the importance of connecting at-risk teens with meaningful first jobs.

  • Indianapolis 500 Preview Part 2

    It is Race Weekend in Indianapolis! Drivers, fans and the entire state gearing up for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. From a new network to a new presenting sponsor and more, we have an extended interview with Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles on the state of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the future at IMS.

  • Indianapolis 500 Preview Part 1

    It is Race Weekend in Indianapolis! Drivers, fans and the entire state gearing up for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. From a new network to a new presenting sponsor and more, we have an extended interview with Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles on the state of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing and the future at IMS.

  • (i) on Economic Development: Elections Impact

    Economic development issues were front and center in several Hoosier communities during this primary election season. KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp look at how elections impact economic development, and vice versa.

  • MetaCX Scaling Up

    Indianapolis-based Software-as-a-Service startup MetaCX announced it is scaling up operations in central Indiana with plans to create 75 high wage jobs by 2023 in new headquarters space. The High Alpha portfolio company will invest $1.4 million to renovate and equip office space in the Salesforce Tower.

  • 'Extra Innings' Illustrates Career of Indians Icon

    From ticket manager to general manager to chairman of the board of the Indianapolis Indians… now a new book captures the memories and accomplishments of Max Schumacher’s extraordinary career. Hear more from the icon for minor league baseball and the co-author of “Extra Innings My Life in Baseball.”

  • State of Higher Education

    There are multiple educational pathways to a good job. And the Indiana Commission for Higher Education says it supports pathways not only for high school graduates but also for returning adults. In our (i) on Education segment, Commissioner Teresa Lubbers explains how a high school diploma coupled with an industry certification or workforce credential can jumpstart a career.

  • Farmer's Fridge Expanding to Indy

    A Chicago-based company wants to make fresh, healthy food as convenient as a candy bar. Farmer’s Fridge is sinking its teeth into the Indianapolis market, launching its “smart fridges” in many downtown locations. The fridges are stocked with healthy salads, bowls and snacks made fresh each day in Chicago and delivered overnight to 18 fridges in and around Indy.

  • UIndy Creates the Sease Institute

    The University of Indianapolis has created The Gene and Joanne Sease Institute...saying it answers the call for higher education to offer relevant, customized workforce education. UIndy President Rob Manuel and Sease Institute Vice President Corey Wilson explain their new model to develop talent.

  • 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

    Several bills that passed muster in the 2019 General Assembly could have a big impact on Hoosier business and the ability of the state to attract investment and jobs. Ginovus Executive Managing Director Larry Gigerich shares some insight on key bills and their impact and what key issues will be assigned to Summer Study Committees.

  • Zylo's Challenge to Pledge 1%

    Zylo, which bills itself as an online command center for cloud-based software, is challenging other tech companies to help the community by Pledging 1%. CEO Eric Christopher explains why it’s never too early to start building community involvement into the DNA of your company.

  • Cummins Expansion Plans

    Cummins is growing again and increasing its footprint in Indiana with a huge investment in three locations and adding jobs. CEO Tom Linebarger has details on the growing “Cummins Corridor” along I-65, from its global headquarters in Columbus to Greenwood and Indianapolis.

  • INsiders: Saab, Ag Tech Deal, Election Day

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on Indiana landing a new U.S. site for global defense & security giant Saab, plus another ag tech deal for Indiana and Election Day brings a big upset in Gary.

  • Spot Freight Expands HQ

    Indianapolis-based Spot Freight has completed another expansion of its downtown Indy headquarters. The logistics company, which moved into the former Jillian's building in 2016, has renovated the building's third floor to accommodate more than 150 new work stations and top of the line amenities. Spot’s office space isn’t the only part of the company that’s growing.

  • WGU Indiana's New Chancellor

    Alison Bell has returned to WGU Indiana as the online university’s new chancellor. Previously, Bell spent four years at WGU Indiana as general manager of operations. She has been in her new role two months and in our (i) on Education, she joins us to explain her vision for the school.

  • IHTC Helping Kenyans

    A person living in the U.S. diagnosed with hemophilia can still lead a normal life, but that’s not the case for patients in developing countries. The Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center is on a mission to change that for people living in Kenya, where there was little to no treatment available until the center came along.

  • Business Spotlight: Class UFC Gym

    There’s a new and challenging way for Hoosiers to get fit… Ultimate Fighting Championship style at the UFC Gym! The first central Indiana location has just opened in Noblesville. This new concept in boutique fitness studios offers a modern twist on traditional boxing and high-intensity interval training. Owner Todd Wood explains why he opened the gym after returning from combat in Afghanistan.

  • IU Grand Challenges Climate Change Survey

    The Indiana University Grand Challenges initiative is offering some insight into Hoosier views of climate change. A new statewide survey reveals that 4 out of 5 Indiana residents believe climate change is happening, and 3 out of 4 support efforts to address the impact of climate change. We break down the numbers and how Indiana might respond to environmental change.

  • Inside INnovation: The Bee Corp.

    The Bee Corp is buzzing with the launch of a new product. It’s called Verifli and the Hoosier startup spent nearly 10 months creating the infrared hive grading solution. CEO Ellie Symes is back to explain how the product will help growers and beekeepers and plans to move the company’s headquarters out of Bloomington.

  • Inside Saab's $37M Investment at Purdue Discovery Park District

    Global Defense & Security Company Saab has picked Purdue University’s Discovery Park District for its new $37 million aerospace production facility and 300 jobs. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger discusses the impact and how Indiana landed the big deal.

  • Insiders: Lugar and Bayh, Beck's Expansion, New Westfield Development

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on Beck’s huge expansion, a major development coming to downtown Westfield and how Hoosiers are remembering Richard Lugar and Birch Bayh.

  • Transition at the Top at Old National

    There was a change in leadership this week at Evansville-based Old National Bancorp. After 14 years as CEO, Bob Jones is retiring, although he’ll stay on as chairman through January. Chief Financial Officer Jim Ryan, who has been with the bank since 2000, will succeed Jones as CEO. They both stopped by our Studio (i) to talk about it.

  • Indy Eleven's New Stadium Plans

    The Indy Eleven this week cleared a large and necessary hurdle to help ensure the team’s futurewhen Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law Senate Bill 7, paving the way for a new multi-purpose stadium. As we go Inside INdiana Sports, Bill Benner chats about the stadium with Indy Eleven’s new CEO Greg Stremlaw.

  • Ball State's Digital Marketing Summer Academy

    Ball State University is offering a new unique program this summer for high school students to explore career interests and get a taste of life on a college campus. The Digital Marketing Summer Academy includes courses designed with 21st-century skills in mind, with a focus on innovation, collaboration, and communication. For more information about the academy or to apply online click here.

  • Business of Health: Purdue School of Nursing

    In just a matter of days, Purdue University will graduate an unusually large group of nursing students. The Class of 2019 marks a milestone for the college…it’s doubled the number of nursing students that graduated last spring. Why Purdue believes that’s the perfect medicine for the nursing shortage.

  • Trendiana: Non-Alcoholic Beverages

    Indiana’s non-alcoholic beverage industry is booming. Gourmet chai and tea blends, to locally roasted cold-brew coffee and kombuchas and cold-pressed juices and unique sodas. In this month’s Trendiana segment, we’ll show you what Hoosier companies are mixing up!

  • 2019 Statehouse Wrap-Up

    One of the top priorities for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce during the General Assembly was the health of Hoosiers...advocating for an increase in the cigarette tax and increasing the legal smoking age to 21...but neither happened. We have reaction from Chamber President Kevin Brinegar.

  • Inside Beck's $62M Expansion Plans

    For decades Beck’s has seen tremendous growth, doubling in size every six years... but now, even bigger plans for its northern Hamilton County headquarters. CEO Sonny Beck and IEDC President Elaine Bedel discuss a $62 million expansion that will essentially double production and processing operations at its Atlanta headquarters...and also adding to the 375 workers the company currently has in Indiana.

  • Inside INnovation: TechServ

    A central Indiana tech company says it is making a difference by providing the health care, higher education and public safety sectors with the data-driven tools needed for success. TechServ Corp. President Sunny Lu Williams explains how the IT solutions management firm is growing its global footprint.

  • INsiders: General Assembly Wrap-Up, Indy Eleven Stadium, IndyCar

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the Indiana General Assembly, as things wrap up for another year...state lawmakers pass a two-year budget and a bill for a new soccer stadium...and another big milestone for Subaru of Indiana Automotive in Lafayette.

  • LifeOmic Develops New App

    “Intermittent fasting” is a health lifestyle that has quickly gained a large following…and Indianapolis-based startup LifeOmic has created an app to help people adopt the practice. The app, called LIFE Fasting Tracker, has already surpassed 300,000 downloads. Serial entrepreneur and Indiana tech giant Don Brown explains how it works.

  • State of Downtown Indianapolis

    What is the state of downtown Indianapolis? Downtown Indy is out with new research and data measuring the strength of the heart of the state’s Capitol City...Downtown Indy President Sherry Seiwert and International Downtown Association CEO David Downey break it all down.

  • Ag+Bio+Science Start-Up Showcase

    FoundryX and AgriNovus Indiana teamed up again for the Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase. Meet some of the entrepreneurs who walked away with awards for their innovative agbioscience start-ups. 

  • Business is Booming in Shelbyville

    Shelbyville is on a roll! Mayor Tom DeBaun joins us to talk about several big projects, economic impact, jobs and why Shelbyville could be the state’s next “it” city.

  • Women & Hi Tech Celebrating 20 Years in Indy

    Nonprofit Women & Hi Tech is marking its 20th year in Indianapolis. The organization is celebrating by awarding more than $20,000 in scholarships and grants to women in Indiana studying in the STEM fields. Plus, they are getting ready for the third annual "Ignite Your Superpower" STEM day. 

  • Gearing Up for the Month of May

    Before the revving of engines at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, there will be the revving of Rev, the benefit event that serves as figurative green flag for the month of May. In just five years, Rev has blossomed into one of Indy’s most looked-forward-to gatherings while raising more than $2.5 million for the trauma and critical programs of IU Health.

  • Indy Airport Teams Up for Employer Health

    In our Business of Health segment, we revisit Indiana’s On Target Health…a company gaining traction for its success in helping create healthier workplaces.  We’ll explain how the company helps employers assist their workers in losing weight.

  • (i) on Economic Development: New Pacers Deal

    The Indiana Pacers and Capital Improvement Board recently reached a deal to keep the Pacers and Fever in town for the long-term, Governor Holcomb signs a Hate Crimes Bill and there were more retail closures in the U.S. through the first week in April YTD than in all of 2018, there’s a lot to discuss in the world of economic development in Indiana. Leadership from KSM Location Advisors have insight on these topics.

  • New Vision for All-Star Game

    For many basketball fans, the Indiana Kentucky High School All-Star Game is a yearly “can’t miss” rivalry featuring the best players from both states.  The new game director has a new vision for the game.

  • Decatur Schools Piloting Social Emotional Curriculum

    The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has added new social emotional learning programs to help students of all ages develop deeper relationships and greater understanding of social and emotional education. The district is integrating two strategies designed to drastically improve school climate as well as student’s mental health, social skills and overall academic achievement.

  • INnovators: Peak XV Marketing

    One of the biggest challenges for retailers?  How to drive people from their desktops and mobile devices…into their stores.  Dr. K explains how Peak XV Marketing’s new Close the Loop works.

  • Mira Awards 2019: Tech Educator of the Year

    Ariel Crawley is a dedicated leader, mentor, and advocate for the Ivy Works program at Ivy Tech Community College...it’s a unique partnership with Indy Women in Tech. Learn how this Tech Educator of the Year forges relationships with students and companies and the impact she is having on the tech community.

  • Mira Awards 2019: New Tech Product of the Year

    This year’s Mira Award for New Tech Product has its roots at the University of Notre Dame and with the U.S. military. Find out more about how SIMBA Chain says it is revolutionizing the consumer end of technology.

  • Mira Awards 2019: Innovation of the Year

    Innovative Neurological Devices has created an affordable medical device that treats anxiety, insomnia and depression without using drugs. Their flagship product, Cervella, earned the Innovation of the Year Award. CEO Bart Waclawik explains how the headphones seamlessly integrate treatment electrodes allowing patients to receive treatment anywhere at any time.

  • Mira Awards 2019: Tech Scale-Up of the Year

    Indiana’s tech initiative TechPoint honored the best in Indiana technology and innovation at its 20thAnnual Mira Awards. The annual gala took place in front of a sold-out crowd of 1,400 attendees, which was the largest total in the program's history. The honorees came from a list of over 100 companies, organizations and individual nominees.

  • INsiders: Major Jobs Announcement, Pacers Staying in Indy

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the more than 1,000 new jobs announced just this week in Indiana, a big agreement involving the Pacers and the CIB and a multi-year sponsorship for the Indiana Fever as Salesforce becomes the team’s new jersey partner.

  • Colts Productions Debuts All-Access Draft Day Series

    The Indianapolis Colts are beefing up their profile by evolving into a year-round entertainment organization. Colts Productions will give fans as much of an inside look at the draft process as possible. Colts VP of Communications Steve Campbell and Senior Director of Content & Production Matt Dominick explain what it means for fans.

  • Major Jobs Announcements for Central IN

    We are following two major stories this week. One is jobs. This week deals involving more than 1,000 jobs were announced...one from an international company. Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger details what’s behind the more than $370 million in investment.

  • IWU Launching Online Campaign

    Indiana Wesleyan University has launched a strategic plan aimed at boosting its online profile. Chancellor Matt Lucas and Director of Strategic Program Launch Erin Crisp explain the goal of the plan.

  • Exposure Tracker Using to Tech for FireFighter Safety

    Cancer is the number one killer of firefighters across the country. Bloomington-based Envisage Technologies operates training and compliance software for first responders across the country. Last year, it acquired a cloud-based software called Exposure Tracker in FirstForward. The software, now celebrating one year, helps firefighters track their exposure to carcinogens on their smartphone or any web-connected device.

  • Trendiana: Celebrating Earth Day

    To celebrate Earth Day, why not head to one of Indiana’s State Parks and enjoy Mother Nature, as well as some delicious food? In this month’s Trendiana segment, Yelp’s Brittany Smith shows us a few tasty options!

  • Performance Lab Latest Venture for FirstPerson CEO

    Trust, communication, empowerment and well-being are huge drivers for a company's financial success. The CEO of FirstPerson Bryan Brenner explains how his newest venture, Performance Lab, can help provide business leaders with these key tools.