• 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.

  • Pacers, CIB Reach Agreement

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment has reached an agreement with the Capital Improvement Board that not only keeps Indiana's two professional basketball teams here for the long-term, but their home arena could potentially get a big facelift. Pacers Sports & Entertainment President and COO Rick Fuson and Capital Improvement Board President Melina Kennedy explain what it means for the city and state.

  • Tourism Special: Indiana Dunes National Park

    The Indiana Dunes was just named a national park. Last year alone the Dunes saw 3.6 million visitors putting it seventh in the nation, just behind Yellowstone. According to National Geographic Indiana Dunes’ visitor numbers are on par with Mount Rushmore. Executive Director of Indiana Dunes Tourism, Lorelei Weimer joins us with a look at the Indiana Dunes National Park and what this new designation means

  • Tourism Special: Agritourism Part 1

    Since 2006 there has been a 200-percent increase in wineries and tasting rooms, producing more than 2 million gallons of product. More than 170 craft breweries create an economic impact estimated at more than $1 billion. And, Indiana has more than 300 farms, 12,000 restaurants and around 150 Farmers Markets.

  • Tourism Special: Agritourism Part 2

    Indiana has more than 300 farms, 12,000 restaurants and around 150 Farmers Markets.  Indiana Wine Council’s Katie Barnett, Executive Director, Brewers of Indiana Guild Rob Caputo and Marketing and Media Director of the Indiana Foodways Alliance Lindsey Skeen are here with more on Indiana’s agritourism boom.

  • INsiders: Special Tourism Discussion

    Each week a group of INsiders joins us to offer perspective on the week’s top stories.  This week our special panel of tourism experts look at the big business of tourism in Indiana and how it relates to economic development and talent attraction and quality of place.

  • Tourism Special: Bike Trails

    Indiana has more than 15-hundred miles of hard surface and off-road trails open for bicycles. But some communities have more miles than others, while others have none at all. The Indiana Bike Trails Task Force is looking at a statewide approach to create a larger, more comprehensive trail network.

  • Tourism Special: Festivals

    From festivals celebrating food or people, to car shows, historic reenactments, music festivals and county fairs – the sky’s the limit!  In Indiana, there’s always a reason to celebrate. Each year, more than 640 festivals and events are held in all 92 counties.  Indiana State Festivals Association Doug Weisheit coordinator joins us with more now on some of the year’s biggest festivals.

  • Tourism Special: History & Heritage

    The Indiana State Museum and Historic sites runs 12 locations from 148 acres of gardens, lake shore and newly-restored wetlands and prairies surrounding the cabin of Gene Stratton-Porter in Rome City to the Levi and Catharine Coffin house in Fountain City where more than 1,000 freedom seekers were assisted to use the Underground Railroad to safety. 

  • Tourism Special: The Pete Dye Golf Trail

    Indiana is one of the nation's top 10 states for golf.  Among the state’s unique golf assets? Pete Dye Golf Trail’s seven courses. Dye is considered in many circles to be the most influential golf course architect of the last five decades. Director of Planning and Development, Sport Tourism and Outdoor Recreation for the IOTD Noelle Szydlyk is here to explain the relaunch of the statewide Pete Dye Trail.

  • Toursim Special: Record Year for Grants

    In 2018, visitor spending in Indiana increased nearly 4% over the previous year. Attractions like the Dunes Event Center in LaPorte or the resort-like complex South Bend Chocolate Company is planning wouldn’t be possible without the Destination Development Grant program. IOTD Director Misty Weisensteiner is here with details and also updates us on the state of tourism in Indiana.

  • INsiders: Tech Census, Mission Jurassic, IMS Schedule

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on two tech-related items, a tech census that focuses on culture and the growth of tech jobs in Indiana grew, plus the Children’s Museum is “digging” a new dinosaur project and a schedule change at the IMS.

  • Children's Museum Partners on Mission Jurassic

    The Children's Museum of Indianapolis has announced a more than $27 million project involving a paleontological excavation effort in Wyoming. Known as Mission Jurassic, the museum is partnering with The Natural History Museum in London, the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and the University of Manchester in England to excavate a large amount of Jurassic Period fossil bones, trackways and fossilized plants found at the site.

  • Indians Ready for 2019 Season

    It’s almost time to play ball. The Indianapolis Indians are about to open its 118th season and 24th at Victory Field. Tribe President and GM Randy Lewandowski shares what’s in store for the 2019 season.

  • Crossroads Education Lands Gates Foundation Grant

    Four Indianapolis schools are getting a boost from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to the tune of three quarters of a million dollars. Crossroads Education CEO Kevin Berkopes explains how the money will impact students.

  • Catalent Sees Growth in Emerging Biologics Sector

    A year-and-a-half after entering Indiana’s life-sciences environment, New Jersey-based Catalent says the emerging biologics sector is driving big investment in Bloomington. Catalent General Manager Denis Johnson joins us to explain what’s driving the growth and what’s next for the company.

  • Purdue Ag Week

    Purdue Ag Week is a tradition that started in 2012, hosted by students and created to engage the campus community in the importance of agriculture. Multiple new events have been added this year to celebrate Purdue’s Sesquicentennial. Director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture Bruce Kettler and Purdue Ag Week Task Force Chairman Dane Voris Chapman are here with highlights of the week.

  • Inside the Statehouse

    The Indiana House has passed an amended hate crimes bill, but some argue it’s not inclusive enough. Indiana Chamber President Kevin Brinegar breaks down that bill, the budget and more with just weeks left in the General Assembly.

  • New Book Highlights Kronos Success Story

    The CEO of Indianapolis-based Kronos is a three-time winner of Glassdoor’s Top CEOs honor. Aron Ain’s new book outlines how the 41-year-old company built its award-winning culture – all while tripling revenue to $1.4 billion.

  • Powderkeg 2019 Tech Census Preview

    A new tech census, this one focused on culture, will provide a map of the entire landscape of the sector in the Hoosier state. Powderkeg CEO Matt Hunckler and CMO and Co-founder Kevin Bailey are here to explain how it will drive more talent into tech companies.

  • (i) on Economic Development: Lilly Tax Abatement Debate

    This week Eli Lilly and Co. received final approval for property tax abatement on a $90 million investment it’s making at its technology center in downtown Indianapolis. Leadership from KSM Location Advisors look at how some critics question whether providing incentives to this project is good public policy.

  • 'Be The Change' Campaign to Honor Former Butler Star

    An Indiana orthodontic practice has launched a campaign supporting a nonprofit to honor former Butler University basketball star Andrew Smith. Smith tragically passed away in 2016 after battling cancer. Inspired by his widow, Samantha Smith, who started Project 44, Gorman and Bunch Orthodontics is doing its part to get more people to join the bone marrow registry.

  • Inside the Tobias Center Executive in Residence Program

    The Randall Tobias Leadership Center is starting a new Executive in Residence program through Indiana University to help connect students and faculty with business leaders in the community. The inaugural Executive in Residence Neal Rothermel, co-founder of VMS BioMarketing, and the center’s Executive & Academic Director Julie Manning Magid explain the goals of the program.

  • Orange Corn Growing in Indiana

    A startup with roots at Purdue University is launching orange corn in the U.S. and says our health stands to benefit. It’s called Professor Torbert’s Orange Corn, and it’s already on the menu at about half a dozen Indiana restaurants. It was invented by an agronomy professor at Purdue: Dr. Torbert Rocheford.

  • Innovators with Dr. K: Quarion Technology

    Evansville-based Quarion Technology is focused on heavy equipment safety and stopping equipment from running over people with its market disrupting technology. Quarion President Aric Pryor explains how the technology generates critical data that can uncover even greater efficiency and profitability for firms seeking a competitive advantage.

  • Culture Matters: Moser Consulting

    Teamwork and transparency are at the forefront at the expanding Indianapolis-based Moser Consulting. In this month’s Culture Matters, FirstPerson’s Paul Ashley discusses how transforming an old restaurant into new office space is paying dividends.

  • O'Neill Dean on School's New Name

    The Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs has been renamed in honor of Paul O'Neill’s prestigious career and his $30 million gift to the school. Dean John Graham explains how it will help the largest school of public administration and public policy in the U.S.

  • netlogx Founder Talks Keys to Continue Tech Growth in Indiana

    Indianapolis-based netlogx was founded by a woman, two-decades ago. Audrey Taylor is a pioneer in Indy’s tech sector, and she discusses keys for continued growth throughout the state and beyond.

  • South Shore Line Update

    A key leg of the South Shore Line in northwest Indiana is a step closer to hundreds of millions of dollars in funding. Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority CEO Bill Hanna explains how an eight-mile rail extension between Dyer and Hammond will create a crucial “Hoosier gateway in Chicago.”

  • Special Women INsiders: Workforce, Wage Disparity, Gender Gap

    Each week a group of Insiders offers perspective on the week's top stories.This week, an all-female INsiders panel sounds off on where Indiana stands in workforce readiness, wage disparity and any progress the state is making with the gender gap and much more. Guest Host Lara Beck will lead the ladies in an important discussion.

  • Special Women Show: 21st Century Talent Regions

    It's a special all-women edition of Inside INdiana Business featuring female guest hosts and guests. The state of Indiana says it is focused on building a 21st century workforce by creating talent regions committed to using asystems approach to attract, develop, and connect Hoosier talent. Indiana Career Connections & Talent Secretary Blair Milo explains why collaboration is key for the 21st Century Talent Regions.

  • Women in Tech: Little Nugget

    It’s a tech startup created by a mom for moms. Little Nugget helps you personalize, organize and treasure your favorite family moments all through an app. Guest Host Kristen Cooper, CEO and Founder of the Startup Ladies talks with CEO and Founder of Little Nugget, Carrie Griffith about how every aspect of the app was designed with love and a passion for documenting life as it happens.

  • Women in Tourism: IOTD's New Director

    The Indiana Office of Tourism Development has a new director. Misty Weisensteiner is no stranger to the tourism world in Indiana. She most recently served in a similar role for the Orange County Economic Development Partnership. Guest Host Executive Director for the Indiana Tourism Association Carrie Lambert asks Misty about her vision and top priorities for the state’s tourism efforts.

  • Trendiana: Women-Owned Businesses

    More women-owned businesses are popping up around the state! In our Trendiana segment, Guest Host and Co-Founder & CEO of New Day Craft Tia Agnew and Yelp’s Brittany Smith look at some companies aiming to satisfy your sweet or savory taste buds others that provide natural bath and body products – including some that are collaborations with Indiana breweries!

  • Women in Health: AIT Bioscience

    No doubt Indiana has a robust life sciences industry...serving some 1,700 companies. AIT Bioscience is a research laboratory that performs analysis for biopharma drug development. Guest Host Lori LeRoy, Vice President of Communications at BioCrossroads chats with CEO Terri Pascarelli, who’s held leadership positions in life science companies---from start-ups to Fortune 500 firms---for more than 25 years.

  • Women in Education: Dr. Jennifer Palilonis

    For many years, journalism professor Dr. Jennifer Palilonis researched and developed a master’s degree program, called Emerging Media Design and Development in Ball State University’s Department of Journalism. The program, also known as EMDD, is a unique field bringing together students with diverse backgrounds and creating the next generation of business communicators in this media-centered world.

  • Women in Sports: Pacers' New VP of Digital Strategy

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment tapped Viacom’s social media and digital marketing strategy senior director to lead the Blue and Gold’s social media efforts. Tatiana Holifield joins Guest Host & Field Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman to discuss her brand-new role as Vice President of Digital Strategy.

  • Controversy Brewing Over Hotels Bill

    State lawmakers are continuing to discuss a bill that includes $120 million to expand the Indiana Convention Center with one of the nation's largest ballrooms and add 1,400 additional hotel rooms. But not everyone agrees two planned hotels are necessary. We’ll look at both sides of the issue.

  • INsiders: Hotel Debate, Airport Honored Again, Newspaper Quits Print

    Each week a group of Insiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on concerns about adding more hotel rooms in downtown Indianapolis, Indianapolis International Airport continues to rake in the honors and another newspaper going away...at least the print version.

  • Infosys Celebrates Indy Anniversary

    Earlier this week, India-based IT company Infosys celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Technology and Innovation Center in downtown Indianapolis’ One America Building. Mary-Rachel Redman was there and has details on the tech giant’s continued growth in Indiana.

  • Fever Name Allison Barber New President & COO

    Her professional journey has taken this Indiana native from the White House to now Bankers Life Fieldhouse. As the WNBA Indiana Fever embark on their 20th season, they will do so under just their second president and chief operating officer as Allison Barber moves into that role, replacing long-time executive Kelly Krauskopf. And Allison will guide the Fever alongside Fever legend Tamika Catchings, who will become VP of basketball operations.

  • IU East Utilizes VR Technology

    Indiana University East in Richmond is using Virtual Reality as a cutting-edge teaching tool.  In our (i) on Education segment, the professor behind the program joins us to show us how VR is transforming how students learn.

  • Timmy Global Health Partners for Vision Mission

    Indiana businesses are helping those in Central America and the Dominican see more clearly. In the Business of Health, we learn more about the mission that is a partnership between Timmy Global Health and One Click Ventures.

  • Breakdown of IFPI Findings From New Policy Report

    Fewer state tax dollars going into Indiana counties, cities and towns could have a major impact on roads and public safety. That’s the opinion of the Indiana Fiscal Policy Institute and President Chris Watts will dig deeper into findings of a just-released policy report.