• 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.

  • Pacers, CIB Reach Agreement

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  • Trendiana: Celebrating Earth Day

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  • 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.

  • IWU Launching Online Campaign

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  • 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.

  • INsiders: Major Jobs Announcement, Pacers Staying in Indy

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  • Pacers, CIB Excited About New Deal

    The president of Pacers Sports & Entertainment says the agreement announced today to keep the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever in Indianapolis is exciting for everyone involved. The Capital Improvement Board approved the 25-year deal, which also includes $360 million in upgrades to Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Rick Fuson says it has always been the desire of Pacers owner Herb Simon for the team to remain in Indy.

  • Fever, Salesforce Detail Sponsorship Deal

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  • 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.

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  • Tourism Special: Bike Trails

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  • Tourism Special: Festivals

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  • Tourism Special: History & Heritage

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  • Tourism Special: The Pete Dye Golf Trail

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  • Toursim Special: Record Year for Grants

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  • Hobart Team Places Third with RearVue

    RearVue, led by a team from Hobart, took home third place and $1,500 for each team member. RearVue seeks to improve bicycle safety through a distance measurement sensor harnessing LED technology to warn cyclists of approaching vehicles.

  • Innovate WithIN Competition Holding Finals

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  • Agriculture Secretary Bullish on Purdue

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    Carvana Aims to Boost Greenfield Economy

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  • Despite Loss, NCAA Tourney Run Can Benefit Purdue

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  • Indians Ready for 2019 Season

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    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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • South Shore Line Update

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  • 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.

  • O'Neill Dean on School's New Name

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    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.

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