• INsiders: Dairy Boost, New $440M Development, Luck Throwing Again

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week’s top stories. This week, we sound off on one of the nation’s largest grocer getting into the milk business with a major plant in Indiana, a $440 million live-work-play development gets a green light and Andrew Luck is throwing a football again.

  • Turnstone Lands Olympic-Level Designation

    Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities in Fort Wayne has landed a long-anticipated designation. CEO Mike Mushett talks about the United States Olympic Committee’s decision to name the agency the seventh U.S. Paralympic Training Site.

     

  • New IoT Partnership Focuses on Global Presence

    Fishers-based ClearObject says a new partnership with UI Labs' Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute in Chicago will broaden the IoT-focused company's global presence. As Mary-Rachel Redman reports, the collaboration will open the door for multiple opportunities.

  • New Approach to Developing Leaders

    To meet the demands of today’s rapidly changing world, modern leaders can no longer rely on a traditional model for effective leadership. That’s why The Institute for Postindustrial Leadership at the University of Indianapolis supports a new paradigm of leadership principles.

  • Vera Bradley Foundation Boosts Breast Cancer Research

    To date, the Vera Bradley Foundation has committed more than $37 million to the IU School of Medicine in the fight against breast cancer. The director of the IU Simon Cancer Center discusses the focus of a major new research center planned for Indianapolis.

  • Lauth Leadership Talks Rejuvenation and New Projects

    For more than 40 years, Indianapolis-based Lauth has been developing business facilities throughout Indiana and the U.S., but made dramatic cuts during the recession. CEO Mike Jones talks about the company’s comeback and new projects.

  • Indiana Fiber Network Details Major Infrastructure Investment

    The Indiana Fiber Network is rolling out a $50 million plan to increase capacity and broadband access reliability statewide. CEO Jim Turner explains the need for big infrastructure investment and gives us a glimpse at the future of broadband.

  • Inside Netfor's New HQ

    Technology and customer support company Netfor Inc. is settling in its new $4 million HQ in the Fishers Technology Park. Founder and CEO Jeff Medley discusses the need for upgraded space as it expands its software-as-a-service, IoT and cloud industries services.

  • Walmart Opens One-of-a-Kind Milk Processing Plant

    Walmart christened its first milk processing plant in North America this week in Fort Wayne, which created some 300 new jobs. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler weighs-in on the plant’s impact and a boost for the Hoosier dairy industry.

  • INsiders: I-65/I-70 Split, Another Nonstop, Luck's New Gig

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week’s top stories. This week, we sound off on the controversial plans to remake the I-65/70 split in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana getting another nonstop to a tech hotbed and Andrew Luck’s dad has a new gig.

  • Alliance for a Healthier Indiana

    In an effort to improve Indiana’s health rankings, the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana has been on the road visiting different cities. The CEOs of Community Health Network and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce discuss how conversations within communities can tackle tough topics like tobacco use, obesity, opioids and infant mortality.

  • The First Tee Program Impacting Youth

    The First Tee has expanded to 17 Indiana communities, and its national school program is in more nearly 250 elementary schools statewide. The executive director of the Indiana Golf Association explains how the program is impacting more than 80,000 Hoosier kids and teaching much more than golf.

  • Elevate Brownsburg Brings New Investment

    The first part of an $80 million mixed-use space in downtown Brownsburg is now open. Elevate Brownsburg brings more than 100 office suites and a co-working space to this Central Indiana town. Our Mary-Rachel Redman has more on the transformative project that’s generating excitement and energy.

  • Leading Light Awards Celebrates Women in STEM

    Every two years Women & Hi Tech hold the Leading Light Awards to recognize and celebrate women of achievement in STEM Fields. They are now taking nominations for the 2018 awards and scholarships. We speak with the organization about its effort to celebrate women in STEM.

  • Trendiana: Parisienne Indiana

    Indianapolis made history last month with its first Transatlantic nonstop flight to Paris. But if you can’t make it to the “City of Lights,” no worries. This month’s Trendiana features some of the best Parisian delicacies and cuisine Indiana has to offer.

  • I-65/I-70 Split Controversy

    30 bridges and the bustling I-65/70 inner loop are nearing its lifespan, and INDOT is suggesting solutions that raise concerns from residents in a growing downtown community. We speak with two members of Rethink 65\70 coalition urging the state to consider alternatives.

  • Glassboard Making Waves in IoT

    Indianapolis-based Glassboard has been a key player in the Internet of Things space from the beginning. Co-founder and CEO Randy Parmerlee shares how his team of innovators and engineers develops the hardware from electric bikes to wearable devices.

  • Revitalizing Frankfort's Downtown

    While some small town downtowns are struggling it’s a different story in Frankfort. Mayor Chris McBarnes talks about talent attraction effortsand the opening of the $7 million Nickel Plate Flats. 

  • (i) on Economic Development: 5 Trends in Site Selection

    What should companies be paying attention to when it comes to making location decisions? This month’s (i) on Economic Development segment zeros in on the top 5 hot trends in site selection.

  • Keating Supercars to be Produced in West Lafayette

    The world’s fastest street-legal cars, cars that can reach speeds faster than an IndyCar, will be produced in West Lafayette. Keating Supercars LLC recently cut the ribbon on the Viperia Berus showroom at Purdue’s Discovery Park. Keating hopes to produce 100 cars per year in collaboration with Purdue and the University of Bolton in Britain that has a goal of spurring STEM education.

  • Indy, McDonalds Teaming Up For Summer Jobs Initiative

    Order up! EmployIndy and McDonalds are teaming up on a new summer youth jobs initiative, which will include enhancements to the fast food chain’s education program Archway to Opportunities.

  • Republic Airways Unveils Lift Academy

    Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. is launching a training academy it says will address a "critical pilot shortage" and ultimately create more than 600 jobs. Airline leadership discusses how the academy is designed to create a direct-to-hire, classroom-to-cockpit, path for its students.

  • Outrun The Sun's Unique Business Model

    Indianapolis nonprofit Outrun the Sun is forming partnerships and engaging organizations, like the IMS, to support skin cancer prevention and melanoma research. A board member details its signature event and unique business model.

  • Ivy Tech, Vincennes New Transfer Agreement

    A new partnership will help students complete both an Ivy Tech associate degree and a Vincennes bachelor’s degree in four years. The presidents of both universities share how the program could help fill hundreds of Homeland Security and Public Safety jobs.

  • Fort Wayne's Talent Attraction

    A newly launched nonprofit hopes to attract top talent to Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana with a personal touch. We tell you how Northeast Indiana Talent Attraction Inc. is providing tailored tours to job candidates and their families.

  • Innovatemap Grows to New Broad Ripple Space

    A digital product agency that got its start in the Speak Easy in Indianapolis has new digs. Innovatemap CEO Mike Reynolds shares how his tech firm has helped more than 75 companies dream, design and scale products.

  • Berry Global Expansion Plans

    Paper or plastic? Berry Global is plastic all the way and investing some $70 million in its downtown Evansville headquarters. CEO Tom Salmon talks about what it’s like to be leading one of the largest plastic manufacturers in the world.

  • INsiders: Indy 500 Talk

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, an IIB contributor and two sports radio voices are sounding off on all things Indy 500, from Ed Carpenter on the pole to the popular James Hinchcliffe not in the field to Danica’s last race.

  • Pippa Partners with Netlogx

  • History of the Indy 500

    His encyclopedic knowledge of all things Indy 500 has earned him the official title of historian, but he also serves as the Brickyard’s most famous ambassador. Donald Davidson discusses the history of the race, how far its come and interesting potential outcomes for this Sunday’s running.

  • Eleven Fifty Academy Marks Milestone

    Fishers-based Eleven Fifty Academy recently graduated its 200th student from its12-week intensive coding program that provides students with an immersive learning experience to launch their professional careers.

  • 500 Festival

    500 Festival CEO Bob Bryant gives us the ins and outs of the Month of May in Indianapolis, from the Mini-Marathon, the Parade and the Snake Pit Ball to the thousands of volunteers and enormous corporate support.

  • IndyCar Driver and Infertility Awareness

    The car that Indy500 driver Jay Howard is driving this Sunday will carry a special message. For the second year in a row, Midwest Fertility Specialists has partnered with Jay and, his wife, Courtney to promote infertility awareness and share their story of hope and determination.

  • MatchBOX's Growth

    Since opening four years ago, MatchBOX Coworking Studio in downtown Lafayette has grown its membership to 300, engaged 40 sponsors and this week attracted International Venture Capitalist and Entrepreneur Paul Singh. Two women running the unique space have the scoop.

  • Indy 500 Preview

    More than 300,000 race fans are expected to gather for the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. IMS President Doug Boles shares details of this weekend built on tradition, some intriguing story lines and changes, and what it all means going forward.

  • Fishers Town Hall:Special INsiders Part 1

    We rounded up a special group of INsiders to talk all things Fishers. A tech guru, business leader and educator weigh-in on how Fishers has evolved over the past few decades, and where it’s headed.

  • Fishers Town Hall: Special INsiders Part 2

    A new crop of INsiders, including a former town council president, a tech co-founder and a chamber leader look back at how Fishers got its start and examine the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the city.

  • Fishers Town Hall: Entrepreneurship, Innovation in the Classroom

    The introduction of technology into the workforce and classroom is disrupting traditional education systems and environments. Two Hamilton County educators share how they are incorporating entrepreneurship and innovation into curriculum.

  • Fishers Town Hall: Growing Housing Market

    Fishers has received high marks on several quality of life surveys, drawing young families to the city. A real estate expert from Berkshire Hathaway discusses how this housing market has evolved, and how far your money can go in some Fishers neighborhoods.

  • Fishers Town Hall: Yelp's Best Eats

    Residents can now find everything from Thai to Korean right in their backyard, blending in with rapidly increasing entertainment and weekend activity options. Yelp Midwest Regional Director Brittany Smith unveils the top 15 eats in Fishers.

  • Fishers Town Hall: Corporate HQ Growth

    Fishers is attracting a number of corporate investments. In the past year, the city welcomed three corporate headquarters with a combined nearly $36 million-plus investment. The CEOs of Knowledge Services and Memory Ventures discuss why they took a chance on Fishers. 

  • Fishers Town Hall: From Launch Fishers to IoT Lab

    He’s been a leader in getting entrepreneurial infrastructure into place. In 2012, John Wechsler started Launch Fishers in the basement of Fishers Library, and over the years expanded it to more than 50,000 square feet of space. His next big idea: the Indiana Internet of Things Lab-Fishers.

  • Fishers Town Hall: Creating an Entrepreneurial City

    Inside INdiana Business hits the road and visits the very young, but vibrant Fishers. The city has grown to around 100,000 residents in just a few decades. Fishers’ current and first Mayor Scott Fadness talks about creating an entrepreneurial city.

  • Allegion Ventures Launches $50M Corporate Fund

    One of the nation’s largest security companies has launched a $50 million corporate venture fund right here in Indiana. We talk with the man leading Allegion Ventures about the idea behind the fund and why now.

  • The Insiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offers perspective on the week's top stories. This week, we sound off on southern Indiana businessman Mike Braun winning the GOP Senate primary, IPL’s $600 million natural gas plant is up and running in Morgan County and some disturbing news on Internet access in Indiana.

  • $600M Natural Gas Plant Comes Online

    A new major natural gas plant with the capacity to power 370,000 homes will provide a huge boost to the Morgan County economy. New Indianapolis Power and Light Co. CEO Craig Jackson discusses the $600 million investment and the utility’s request for a rate hike.

  • Is Indy a ‘Music City?’

    This week the Indy Chamber, along with UK-based Sound Diplomacy, hosted the first-ever Music Cities Forum in the U.S. The goal? To develop a music strategy for Indianapolis.

  • Colts PR, Marketing Strategy

    The Indianapolis Colts have made some big plays off the field by strengthening its front office team. Bill Benner talks with new vice president of communications about what prompted the moves.

  • I-Corps Program Targets Entrepreneurs Statewide

    Purdue is launching an I-Corps program across the state in partnership with Elevate Ventures to help early stage startups commercialize their technologies. Find out how this National Science Foundation program aims to boost entrepreneurship and economic development.

  • SoPE Indiana Helping Medical Professionals Innovate

    A new group is forming to help medical professionals innovate. In the Business of Health, the co-founders of the Indiana chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs tell us why healthcare is a hotbed of potential entrepreneurs.

  • Lemonade Day Preview

    Thousands of young entrepreneurs are getting ready to set up shop with just a few ingredients! Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis is gearing up for its ninth year of providing juice to aspiring entrepreneurs, and they need your help.

  • Conexus Names New CEO

    He went from serving on the board to becoming CEO of Conexus Indiana. Why Mark Howell believes Indiana's manufacturing and logistics sectors are "fully equipped" to be at the forefront of artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things.