• What's Next For the Former GM Stamping Plant?

    What’s next for the former GM Stamping plant site in downtown Indianapolis now that plans for the $1.4 billion Waterside have been scrapped? Will the city follow through on its imminent domain threat? Leadership from Ambrose Property Group reacts and talks next moves.

  • Ingram Micro Opens Sixth Indiana Operation

    Ingram Micro is a global leader in technology and supply chain services and is growing again in Indiana, with plans to add more than 100 jobs...this time in Plainfield. Executive Director of North American Operations Steve Osborne explains why the Hoosier state is a good fit.

  • 2019 Indiana Conference For Women Preview

    Since its inception in 2011, the one-day Indiana Conference for Women has become the largest gathering of professional and entrepreneurial women in the Midwest.  The goal of the conference is to build a strong ecosystem that helps women build careers, create companies and experience positive lives. Indiana Conference for Women Founder Billie Dragoo-Garcia and Executive Director Pam Dyar have a preview of this year’s event.

  • Humane Society For Hamilton County Seeking New Facility

    The Humane Society for Hamilton County started at the county jail campus, then moved next to a hazardous waste facility. In the business of nonprofits, hear about plans for a state-of-the art facility and the impact that goes beyond animal care. President and CEO Rebecca Stevens and Chairman of the Board, Humane Society for Hamilton County Kim Ebert detail a huge fundraising campaign.

  • Pet Wellness Clinics Unveil New Tele-Tails Service

    Telemedicine is already connecting patients with doctors. Now the digital age is linking veterinarians with pet owners. Pet Wellness Clinics Associate Veterinarian Dr. Kerry Peterson explains how its new Tele-Tails service means your pet can see the vet without leaving home and why it can benefit both vets and pet owners.

  • (i) on Education: College Equity Report

    A new report provides a snapshot of the state’s effort to close the achievement gap. A key factor?  The 21st Century Scholars Program. Indiana Commission for Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers breaks down the report and explains where improvements can be made.

  • ISU Master Plan For Sycamore Sports District

    For now, it’s just a vision, but officials at Indiana State University are daring to dream---to see what-could-be---for ISU athletics facilities. Indiana State officials have unveiled a master plan for an on-campus athletics complex called the Sycamore Sports District. ISU’s Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales details the plan that calls for a new softball field, a basketball practice facility and perhaps most importantly, an on-campus football stadium.

  • INsiders: GM Stamping Plant Future, Ruoff Fort Wayne HQ, Colts Pivotal Game

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on what’s next for the old GM Stamping plant site in downtown Indianapolis…plus expansion plans for Ruoff Mortgage in Fort Wayne and much more.

  • Indy Scream Park GM: Business of Halloween is an Evolution

    The general manager of Indy Scream Park says Halloween attractions have gone from simple, local novelties to a competitive industry. The haunted house park in Anderson is celebrating its 10th year and during that time, has opened a sister facility in Florida and is looking toward further upgrades for future years, including a ride attraction in addition to the haunted houses. 

  • Stutz Announces 2019-20 Resident Artist

    The Stutz Artists Association has named its 2019-20 Resident Artist. Kassie Woodworth, a 2019 graduate of Herron School of Art and Design, was chosen from over 40 artists who applied for the Residency program.

  • INsiders: Asia Trips, GFS Westfield & Brewery Awards

    Each week a group of INsiders joins us to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the potential impact of increased overseas economic development trips, a new distribution center and hundreds of jobs coming to Westfield and Hoosier breweries shine in Denver.

  • Inside the All-Star Legacy Project 2021

    Indianapolis is gearing up to host the star-studded NBA All-Star weekend in less than a year and-a-half.  All-Star Legacy Project host committee co-chair Rafael Sanchez explains how it’s going to be an event with statewide impact and a potential game-changer for 21 youth-serving nonprofits and hundreds of kids around the state. 

  • (i) on Education: Marion Aviation Academy

    Students in Marion are soaring to new heights in the Aviation Academy at the Marion Regional Career Center. The unique, two-year program is a partnership with Marion Community Schools in Grant County. Aviation Instructor Scott Simpson and Aviation Academy Student Emma Jacobs talk about the program and how it could help attract new business to Grant County.

  • Business of Health: ChamberCare

    It’s being billed as a game-changer for Indiana small businesses when it comes to health insurance. Thanks to a new alliance between the Indiana Chamber and Anthem, small businesses can now participate in plans typically only available to larger companies.  Leadership from the Chamber and Anthem are in studio with details.

  • International Economic Development Council Conference in Indy

    The International Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers around the globe. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind in the world. This year the annual conference will be held in Indianapolis and the theme is Driving Growth, the race for talent, innovation and place. Host Committee Chairperson Maureen Krauss shares how Indy landed the conference and why it’s important.

  • Hoosier Lottery Celebrates 30 Years

    The Hoosier Lottery celebrated a milestone over the weekend. Sunday marked the 30 years since the first Hoosier Lottery ticket was sold and the lottery is touting its successes over the past three decades. 

  • Inside Innovation: Genesys

    Genesys says it powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. More than 11,000 companies in over 100 countries trust Genesys Cloud’s platform. Vice President of Corporate Affairs Todd Pedersen explains why the company was recently named Powderkeg’s Top-Rated Social Impact winner.

  • India Wants to Partner with Indiana on Sports

    Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger says a recent trade trip to India included a rare meeting that produced some interesting results.  Schellinger and Governor Eric Holcomb were granted an audience with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

  • I on Education: PopUp Business School

    An alternative to the traditional way of starting a business which usually consists of things like writing a business plan and securing a loan.  It’s called the PopUp Business School. It’s free and it’s coming to Indianapolis. Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Office of Community Engagement at IUPUI Teresa Bennett explains how the school works.

  • The INsiders: Indiana National Lab Day

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on what’s happening around Indiana. This week we discuss the importance of the Indiana National Lab Day event which is Monday. It’s an effort to bring together researchers, industry, government and other key stakeholders from Indiana and the U.S. to build on the research capabilities and strengths in Indiana in the areas of Trusted Microelectronics, Artificial Intelligence, Hypersonics and Quantum Science.

  • Around INdiana: Bosma Enterprises' New CEO

    Bosma Enterprises has provided jobs and opportunities to the blind and visually impaired for more than a century and now the company has a new leader. Meet Bosma CEO Jeff Mittman and learn about his plans for growth.

  • Tech: AuthentiCx

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg recently honored Indiana tech companies who emphasize and prioritize strong workplace culture. This week, we profile AuthentiCx, a business that walked away with the top award for “emerging culture.” Founder and CEO Amy Brown shares their keys to success.

  • Trendiana: Five Fresh Ways to Celebrate Fall

    Fall is a wonderful time of year in Indiana to get outside and see the changing colors or even try something new. In this month’s Trendiana, Yelp’s Brittany Smith shows us a few new ways to experience fall around the state.

  • Business of Health: New Concept Focused on Memory Care

    Indianapolis-based Senior Home Companions has been providing non-medical in-home care for aging Hoosiers for 25 years. Building on that experience, the company is launching a new concept focused on memory care. Owner and President David Morgan shows us more of how the new model in memory care works. 

  • Indy Eleven's Season & Eleven Park Update

    The Indy Eleven are about to wrap up a very successful regular season and head into the United Soccer League playoffs. Despite a recent rough road stretch, the Eleven remain very much in the USL playoff hunt, especially because of an amazing run of dominance on their home pitch at Lucas Oil Stadium. Team President and CEO Greg Stremlaw discusses the season thus far and has an update on plans for a hoped-for new home of Indy Eleven Park.

  • Impact of IND on the Indiana Economy

    The impact of Indianapolis International Airport on the Indiana economy. For the second time in four years J.D. Power has named Indy the best medium-sized airport in North America. But with more nonstop flights and massive development on the way, the economic impact continues to grow. Airport Executive Director Mario Rodriguez has details.

  • Tech Sector Rolls Out Red Carpet for Talent

    The chief executive officer of TechPoint says the response to the "Wish You Were Here" campaign exceeded expectations. The state's technology accelerator has partnered with Indianapolis-based TMap LLC in an effort to bring former Hoosiers currently working out of state back to Indiana. Mike Langellier said they had hoped for 100-150 applicants and ended up with nearly 400 from throughout the country. 

  • Federal Grant Creates IU Alzheimer's Center

    The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $36 million grant to the IU School of Medicine to launch a drug discovery center focused on accelerating the development of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of a strategic partnership with the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, and IU says the partnership is one of only two multi-institution teams in the country selected for a new federal program designed to grow the drug development pipeline for the disease.

  • Tech: IU Ventures

    IU Ventures recently launched the IU Angel Network to help connect IU affiliated companies with prospective investor’s among Indiana University’s global community of alumni, faculty, staff and students. IU Ventures CEO Tony Armstrong and Associate Vice President Jason Whitney explain how the network will further IU’s mission of fostering an entrepreneurial culture that contributes to the state’s economy.

  • Business Spotlight: Baker Hill

    Built on more than 30 years of industry experience, Carmel-based Baker Hill says it is continuing to deliver cutting-edge banking solutions that empower financial institutions. Its NextGen platform serves 500 financial institutions, including more than 20% of the top 150 U.S. banks and 20% of the top 25 U.S. credit unions. CEO John Deignan explains what’s next at Baker Hill.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on is Indiana’s Venture Capital environment improving and Eleven Fifty Academy opens a new headquarters and the Pacers are headed overseas.

  • I on Education: IUPUC Using VR

    IUPU Columbus is a pioneer in the nation with the use of virtual reality technology in its nursing simulation lab. One scenario that was developed for the lab is both timely and common to the region—neonatal abstinence syndrome, which involves an infant born to a mother addicted to drugs. UITS Executive Director of IT Services Bill Fields and IUPUC Director of Regional Healthcare Pipeline Carrie Shaver explain how the technology helps students prepare for real-life situations.

  • Business of Health: Hot Flashes? Cool!

    Every woman, eventually, will have to make peace with menopause, and likely, the hot flashes that come with it. An IU expert believes the condition could benefit from more open dialogue, empathy, and the debunking of myths. Those are just a few goals of the new art exhibit created by Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor at the IU School of Nursing Janet Carpenter. She shares more about her creation.

  • Pacers President Talks Mumbai Games, Fieldhouse Upgrades

    The Indiana Pacers will be part of NBA history this week as the team participates in the National Basketball Association’s first games ever in India.  The Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play preseason games Friday and Saturday at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai. The team will embark on the 20-hour flight Tuesday.  

  • Around INdiana: Concerts for a Cause

    Since 2016, special concerts by local and national artists, have helped raise nearly $200,000 for 14 nonprofits to help kids, adults and families in need. Concerts for a Cause hosts the quarterly live concerts to raise money for charities. Co-founder Bruce Kidd has a preview of the next concert in a few weeks and a look ahead to next year.

  • Zylo's $22.5M Series B Funding

    Big news on the Indiana tech scene! Indianapolis-based Zylo, the largest independent enterprise Software-as-a-Service management platform, has completed one of the largest Series B rounds of funding ever in the state. CEO Eric Christopher discusses how the money will create jobs and a national tech brand.

  • IndyGo's Red Line Launches

    After years of talk... and months of construction... the IndyGo Red Line Bus Rapid Transit is ready to welcome passengers. IndyGo’s new CEO Inez Evans explains what to expect from Indy’s voyage into mass transit and her vision on the transit system.

  • I on Education: Old National Bank Center For Closely Held Business at Butler University

    The Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business in Butler University’s Andre B. Lacy School serves as a strategic advisory group designed to identify member company’s gaps between current and targeted performance. Director Mark McFatridge explains how the unique center works the recent announcement of 15 new accredited partners.

  • New BioCrossroads Challenge Combines Life Sciences, Data

    Indiana's life sciences initiative is launching a new competition designed to help solve two health issues facing Hoosiers: diabetes and opioid abuse. BioCrossroads says the DataX BioInnovation Challenge was created to "intersect life sciences and data research," giving innovators the opportunity to use data sets to identify and investigate hypotheses to improve the health issues. The winning team or teams could receive up to $50,000 in cash.

  • IWiT Championship Shines Spotlight on Women & Tech

    A member of the Indy Women in Tech Foundation Board of Directors says an important goal of the nonprofit with the LPGA tournament at the Brickyard Crossing golf course is to shine a light on opportunities for women and children in STEM. 

  • Innovators with Dr. K: Chexology

    The entrepreneur behind start-up Chexology has seen his business grow from humble beginnings in a Broad Ripple basement to an appearance on Shark Tank to where it is today: a multi-million-dollar global company. Chexology Founder and CEO Derek Pacqué shares what’s fueling growth with Dr. K.

  • Business Spotlight: Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar

    The newest restaurant to hit the downtown Indianapolis scene is the brainchild of a former NHL hockey player with deep generational roots to the East Coast fishing industry. Meet Fred Knipscheer and learn how his family plays a key role in getting fish from sea to plate within 24 hours.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Indy Premier Soccer

    Six years after a merger made it Indiana’s largest youth soccer club, Indy Premier is growing physically as well as expanding its statewide presence. In addition to debuting two new turf fields, Indy Premier has formed club partnerships in Terre Haute and South Bend and now boasts of more than 2,000 players ranging from 2 years old to adults. Executive Director Bryan Michel has more on soccer’s ever-growing Hoosier presence.

  • Business of Health: Regenstrief Institute

    Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis are taking the lead on numerous healthcare issues. From collecting and analyzing data on opioids, to the study of how certain drugs could possibly cause Alzheimer’s and dementia to trials on ways to eliminate back pain… and that’s not all. Regenstrief President and CEO Peter Embi has more on the institute’s projects.

  • Around INdiana: Under Secretary for Benefits

    Indiana has nearly a half million veterans living in the state. And a top priority of the US Department of Veterans Affairs is to ensure that those veterans receive the benefits and services they have earned. Technology has helped the Veterans Benefits Administration streamline programs and improve benefit delivery. Under Secretary for Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence explains what is being done to help our veterans.

  • Tech: Powderkeg's Tech Culture Awards

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg is honoring Indiana tech companies for workplace culture. The tech networking platform has handed out its Breakout Tech Culture Awards and Socio walked away as the top overall winner. Socio Founder Yarkin Sakucoglu and Powderkeg CEO Matt Hunckler explain what the awards mean for Indiana’s growing tech sector.

  • GM Strike

    Nearly 50,000 United Auto Workers are on strike across the US including 7,000 thousand union workers at four plants in Indiana. Director for the Center for Business and Research at Ball State University Michael Hicks looks at the impact it could have on the Hoosier state.

  • Ball State President Bullish on Growth Potential

    The president of Ball State University says he is optimistic about the growth trajectory for the school and the Muncie community at large. Ball State recently set a new record for total enrollment with more than 22,000 students, including its largest-ever freshman class. The university is also continuing with several major capital projects, including the more than $87 million Foundational Sciences building, which broke ground earlier this month.

  • Medical Consulting Firm Opens Downtown Indy HQ

    A medical consulting startup is celebrating the grand opening of its new downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says Expert RN|MD, which provides medical consultation services to law firms and life science companies, is investing $1.7 million in the new location and plans to create up to 21 jobs by the end of 2023.

  • ‘Potential’ Fueling Downtown Makeover in Fort Wayne

    As Fort Wayne prepares to christen its latest big downtown project, Mayor Tom Henry says there are no signs of transformational development slowing down in the state’s second largest city. The Landing, a $34 million downtown redevelopment project, is expected to officially open soon, one of an estimated 14 projects that Henry says can help Fort Wayne become a destination city. 

  • Around INdiana: Conexus Indiana

    Indiana has the highest concentration of manufacturing workers in the country, but the industry’s negative perception is hurting talent attraction efforts. Conexus Indiana CEO Mark Howell talks about changing the perception and putting more students on the path to advanced manufacturing and logistics jobs. If you would like to learn more about how you can participate in Manufacturing Day, visit MFGDay.com.

  • I on Economic Development

    How strong is Indiana’s economy if a recession were to hit? KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp weigh in on this month’s (i) on Economic Development.

  • Around INdiana: State Road 37 Project

    Major improvements are coming to the 37-Corridor in Hamilton County. And it’s going to have a major impact on not only travel, but on businesses in the area. Our Mary-Rachel Redman has more from Fishers.

  • I on Education: Indiana Campus Compact

    Learn how one Indiana organization is preparing the next generation to go beyond simply clocking in and out of work by pushing them to become civic leaders and changemakers. We’ll explain the mission of Indiana Campus Compact with Executive Director J.R. Jamison and UIndy Junior and ICC Grant Recipient Ally Nickerson.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Pickleball

    Have you ever heard of pickleball?  See why this combination of tennis, racquetball and ping pong is one of the fastest growing sports in the country. Pickleball Professional Rick Witsken explains why it’s starting to catch on here in Indiana.

  • Business Spotlight: Schott Design's schottXchange

    Schott Design is reusing, recycling, and redesigning building materials to keep them out of landfills. Schott leadership talks about a unique sustainability effort and getting others to join in.

  • Project Lead The Way: Rolls-Royce

    We continue our Project Lead The Way “Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce” series and learn about the value of connecting students with local businesses, especially in careers like engineering, where the job market is tight. Rolls-Royce Engineer Cameron Crenshaw explains how Project Lead The Way played a key role on his path to success.

  • 'Day of Impact' Stresses Importance of Early Learning

    Indianapolis-based Early Learning Indiana is celebrating its inaugural Early Learning Day of Impact. The event features more than 200 volunteers from throughout the city working to give a boost to the organization's nine Day Early Learning centers. 

  • Entrepreneurs Unveiled for Fishers Test Kitchen

    A group of Fishers residents has been chosen for the inaugural cohort in the Fishers Test Kitchen. The restaurant accelerator, slated to open later this fall, will feature the chefs' concepts as part of the Sun King Fishers Innovation Brewery at The Yard at Fishers District. Fishers Mayor Scott Fadness, who was part of the board tasked with selecting the culinary entrepreneurs, says the accelerator is the next step in Fishers becoming an entrepreneurial city.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on some of the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on IndyGo launches its Red Line, it’s legal to place sports bets in Indiana and honoring Andrew Luck.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: IWit LPGA Golf Championship

    In just a few weeks, the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course will host third Indiana Women in Tech Championship. It’s more than just an LPGA Tour event! It includes a leadership summit focusing on tech, diversity and inclusion as well as a STEM event for area youth. Chair of the IWiT local organizing committee Jennifer Pope Baker has more on all of the events.

  • State Road 37 Project Begins: 'Something Needed to be Done'

    Officials in Hamilton County are celebrating the beginning of a major construction effort. The $140 million State Road 37 Improvement project aims to address traffic congestion and public safety concerns along the SR 37 corridor between 126th and 146th streets. Hamilton County Commissioner Mark Heirbrandt says, when complete, the four-year project will not only help motorists get to their destination more quickly, but also support businesses along the corridor.

  • I on Education: Evening MBA at IUPUI

    The IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI has revamped its Evening MBA Program. The program is one of the most affordable top-ranked programs in the United States. Evening MBA Faculty Chair Kyle Anderson explains the reasons behind the changes to the 24-month MBA program.

  • Business of Health: 120WaterAudit

    Children are more vulnerable to lead than adults; it can cause lower IQs and slowed physical growth. The Flint lead crisis rang alarm bells nationwide, but there are no federal regulations that require schools to test for lead, and most states have also not created laws. Here in Indiana, public schools are not required to test for lead. Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit wants to help parents, and school administrators, who may be thirsty for answers.

  • Trendiana: Destination Shopping

    Instead of shopping online, why not hop in the car and head to hidden gems around Indiana! Yelp’s Brittany Smith has more on a Hoosier twist on a growing trend...destination shopping. Walk through countless booths at antiques malls or visit a converted diner and truck stop where many local artisans are featured under one roof.

  • Around INdiana: Nelbud Services

    An Indianapolis-based restaurant kitchen hood cleaning company is expanding again…Nelbud already has an impressive portfolio which includes the Pentagon, Air Force One, NFL stadiums and casinos in Vegas. CEO Michael Crafton discusses new locations, adding jobs and why they’ve targeted Indy as a “dominate” market.

  • Tech: Vennli

    South Bend-based Vennli is using a combination of artificial intelligence and customer data to build content strategies to help companies deliver bottom line results. Vennli Vice President of Product Strategy Bart Frischknecht explains why you should not be afraid of AI.

  • Sports Betting Legal in Indiana

    Betting on sports is now legal in Indiana. We are the 12th state in the nation to join a growing market. Casino Association of Indiana CEO Matt Bell explains ways that Indiana can cash-in, including attracting gamblers from neighboring states.

  • Penrod Arts Fair Returns to Indy

    One of the country's largest single-day arts fairs returns to Indianapolis this weekend. The nonprofit Penrod Society will Saturday host its 53rd annual Penrod Arts Fair at Newfields in an effort to raise funds to support arts organizations throughout the state. More than 350 artist exhibitions will be on display and Tim Haley, the 2019 Arts Fair chair for the Penrod Society, tells Inside INdiana Business the event aims to further the nonprofit's mission to provide grants.

  • Results Show Sharp Drop in ILEARN Test Scores

    The Indiana Department of Education has released the results of the first ILEARN exam conducted in the spring. The results show only 37.1 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed the exam, a decrease of more than 13 percent from the previous year's ISTEP+ test. State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says a drop in test scores was expected with the implementation of a new exam and the 2019 results "do not provide a true reflection of the performance of Indiana's schools.

  • State Superintendent on Cost of ILEARN Exam

    During a news conference on the results of the state's first ILEARN exam, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick was asked if the millions of dollars the state has spent to implement ILEARN was worth it. McCormick said that was an important question to ask.

  • IndyGo COO: Red Line Sees 'Tremendous' Launch

    The chief operating officer of IndyGo says the initial turnout for the new Red Line bus rapid transit line over Labor Day weekend was "tremendous." IndyGo and the city of Indianapolis held a public celebration this morning, two days after the launch of the service. Roscoe Brown says they've seen great ridership early in the first full day of service and the organization expects those numbers to continue to rise throughout the month and beyond.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on some of the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the Andrew Luck retirement, IndyGo’s Red Line launches and the first year for ILEARN and the scores are in and much more.

  • WNBA Commissioner in Town

    One month into the job, new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert says she is ready to stir things up and use her business acumen to shore up the financial outlook for the professional basketball league. Our Mary-Rachel Redman caught up with the former chief executive officer of accounting firm Deloitte this week when she was in Indianapolis for Inspiring Women Night at an Indiana Fever game.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: AC on Luck's Retirement & Colts Season

    Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s retirement shook the entire sports world...and state of Indiana...and one of the first tasked to capture and comment on the bombshell news was WISH-TV’s Sports Director Anthony Calhoun. He takes a look both back, and forward, on what occurred and what it portends.

  • Business of Health: Alzheimer's Leads Study

    The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is backing its mission with its largest ever research grant. Dr. Liana Apostolova, a professor at the IU School of Medicine, and Natalie Sutton, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter explain how the money pushes a prestigious IU School of Medicine study to the next level.

  • I on Education: Snapology

    Snapology is a company that combines play with education. Fun programs teach children ages 3-14 a mixture of interactive play-based programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics using building toys and technology. We look at the STEAM-based program with Snapology Indy West owner Steve Berg.

  • Business Spotlight: Ratio Architects Merges With HPA

    For more than three decades, Indianapolis-based RATIO Architects has completed projects across the country and around the globe. Founding Principal Bill Browne shares how a high-profile merger will extend the firm’s footprint even further.

  • Around Indiana: Brickyard 400

    The Brickyard 400 is next weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. An event that was once sold out has struggled to attract fans and interest. IMS President Doug Boles details plans to get more fans in the stands for what remains an important event for NASCAR and Indiana.

  • Tech: Techstars

    The Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy has selected 10 startups to take part in its inaugural class. The startups will relocate to Indianapolis for three months for mentorship with experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. Techstars Managing Director Jordan Fliegel has more on the 2019 Class of startups and what this innovative initiative is all about.

  • 1-on-1 With Fever President Allison Barber

    In her first season as president of the Indiana Fever, Allison Barber talks equal pay, corporate sponsors and the future of the franchise.

  • McKinney: USMCA Brings Hoosier Farmers ‘Certainty’

    As weather and trade issues make 2019 a difficult year for many Indiana farmers, a U.S. agriculture official with strong ties to the state says the proposed replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement would bring something the farm economy desperately needs:  stability.  

  • New WNBA Commish Leads League Transformation

    A month on the job, new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert is ready to stir things up at the league office and use her business acumen to shore up the financial outlook for the professional basketball league. The former chief executive officer of accounting firm Deloitte was in Indianapolis for Inspiring Women Night at an Indiana Fever game this week.

  • Around INdiana: BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery

    BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery has seen tremendous growth in less than a decade! From humble beginnings at farmers markets to the shelves of thousands of food store chains nationwide. BeeFree Creator Jennifer Wiese shares what’s fueling success, including a major deal with Wal-Mart.

  • I on Economic Development

    In our (I) on Economic Development segment, we’ll dive into the long-awaited launch of the Red Line and its potential impact...a promising report on Indiana’s venture capital activity and much more with KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp.

  • German Consul General Pitches Apprenticeship Program

    Germany and Indiana have built a strong working relationship over the years, with Germany serving as the state’s second largest foreign direct investor with 120 businesses across Indiana.  The German Consul General for the Midwest was here this week to talk about ways to continue building Germany’s relationship with Indiana and he sat down with our Mary-Rachel Redman.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: U.S. Nationals Drag Racing Championships

    The 65th annual Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals, the World’s Biggest Drag Race, is just around the corner. This iconic event at Lucas Oil Raceway will feature intense side-by-side racing at more than 320 mph as drivers in Top Fuel and Funny Car battle for glory.

  • I on Education: Christian Theological Seminary's New President

    Christian Theological Seminary traces its origins to 1855 and the founding of North Western Christian University in downtown Indianapolis. The seminary has named its seventh president... Dr. David Mellott. He explains his vision for CTS.

  • Business Spotlight: Reverse Trade Show

    It can be a challenge to get minority, women, veteran and disabled business owners if front of prospective buyers for projects. Leadership from the Office of Minority Women and Business Development explains how its Reverse Trade Show helps foster growth for local minority-owned businesses.

  • Business of Health: Life Extend App

    An Indiana tech company and a research powerhouse are combining forces to put health at Hoosiers’ fingertips with a new free app. Becoming a healthier state means more Hoosiers need to get involved, so the Life Extend app is designed just for Indiana residents aims to make daily health habits a little more fun and interactive by the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute and Indianapolis-based tech startup LifeOmic.

  • Inside Innovation: New Renewable Natural Gas Facility

    A major Renewable Natural Gas facility is coming to Indianapolis. It will convert landfill gas into approximately 8 million gallons of RNG annually. Kinetrex Energy CEO Aaron Johnson has more on the environmental and economic impact of this big investment.

  • Indiana's Great Southwest

    Indiana’s Great Southwest is about to shine on an international stage...we’ll show you the ads that will appear on the Golf Channel touting business, industry and quality of life and economic development chief Greg Wathen has details on nearly a billion dollars in projects in the region.

  • German Consul General Pitching Apprenticeship Program

    The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Chicago is looking to expand an innovative apprenticeship program to Indiana. Wolfgang Moessinger traveled to Indiana this week to pitch the ICATT Apprenticeship Program, which is based in Chicago, to Governor Eric Holcomb. The program was developed by the German Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest and focuses specifically on high-tech manufacturing companies.

  • INnovators with Dr. K: FlykeART

    FlykeART, a Purdue University-affiliated student startup, has developed a lighter and smarter galley cart for airlines. In this month’s INnovators with Dr. K, learn how FlykeART is helping airlines become more efficient.

  • INnovators with Dr. K: Brightlamp

    After five seconds of looking at your eye with a smartphone, Brightlamp's machine learning algorithm can tell whether you've sustained serious head trauma. And now the Purdue University graduates behind the patented Reflex app have made it far more mobile. On the INnovators with Dr. K… we learn how it is now able to detect other things, like Alzheimer's.

  • INnovators with Dr. K: DroneDek

    It’s being called the mailbox of the future. DroneDek is making drone package delivery a reality by combining a unique landing pad, mailbox and smartphone app. Chief Executive Officer Dan O’Toole is the creator of DroneDek and shows us how it works.

  • Project Lead The Way: Nursing Shortage

    We continue our Project Lead The Way “Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce” series with a focus on the nursing shortage…it’s the most in-demand occupation in the state. Find out why and what businesses and educators are doing to address the shortage.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on some of the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on Indiana colleges and universities engaging in economic development, a tough year continues for farmers and how is Andrew Luck?

  • Inside INdiana Sports: PUFW to Join Horizon League

    The Mastodons are on the move. Purdue Fort Wayne will soon have a new home – with an Indianapolis connection. Horizon League with Commissioner Jon LeCrone has more on the school’s switch.

  • I on Education: Safe Hiring Solutions

    Safe Hiring Solutions in Danville is using next generation technology to improve school safety. It is one of very few firms across the nation integrated with police level background screening. They have conducted more than 750,000 K-12 background checks, as well as providing screening options for higher education institutions like Purdue and I.U.

  • Business of Health: Heartland Harvest Processing

    CBD is part of a hot consumer health trend, and it’s taking on new importance in Indiana. July 1, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp, the plant source for CBD. Heartland Harvest Processing Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman explains how they are helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products.

  • Trendiana: Coffee Shops

    It’s National Coffee Month and across Indiana there’s something for everyone whether you like it strong, hot, iced or something with global flair! In our Trendiana segment, Yelp’s Brittany Smith introduces us to the entrepreneurs and their coffee shops that are transforming neighborhoods.

  • Tech: Anvl

    Anvl, a spin-off of Indianapolis-based venture studio High Alpha, has completed a $2 million seed round of funding and is expanding again. Founder and CEO Robin Fleming has more on plans to create dozens of jobs.

  • Westfield’s Transformation

    Some doubted Westfield’s ambitious sports strategy... but as Grand Park celebrates its 5th anniversary, the Colts are wrapping up camp there and more big changes are on the way downtown, the new $37 million plan for the Grand Junction District. Mayor Andy Cook has details on his city’s transformation...and what’s next.

  • Four-peat for Indy Thunder Beep Baseball

    The Indy Thunder has once again brought home the title of champions from the World Series of Beep Baseball.  Comprised of players who are blind and visually impaired, the team earned its fourth-straight national championship during the series played in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • Butler Unveils New Building for Lacy School

    The president of Butler University says the new building for the Lacy School of Business will create better engagement for students and faculty. The university unveiled the building Wednesday on the Indianapolis campus. James Danko says the new facility adds five times the classroom space and square footage for the school, which previously didn't have enough space for half of its classes.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on some of the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on the economic impact the Indiana State Fair has on the state, plus the impact weather has on the farm economy...Colts training camp continues and much more.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: IndyCar Hybrid System

    IndyCar, in partnership with engine manufacturers Chevrolet and Honda, announced a new system will bring both added horsepower and competitiveness to the series beginning in 2022 while next season an important safety component called an Aeroscreen will provide added protection for drivers. INDYCAR President Jay Frye discusses both of these important developments.

  • I on Education: Orr Fellowship

    The Orr Fellowship has just welcomed its largest class of fellows ever-68 top college grads! Orr Fellowship Founder and President Scott Brenton and Director of Recruitment Kristen McCauley join us to explain the importance and how college seniors from 47 states applied for the program.

  • Business of Health: IU Simon Cancer Center Earns Key Designation

    The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has been advancing health care in the state for two decades, and just this week, it earned one of the highest honors in the country. IU Simon Cancer Center Dr. Patrick Loehrer explains what this means for the center and for Hoosier patients.

  • At The Fair: Reynold's Farm Equipment

    A popular destination for fair goers interested in the latest John Deere equipment from everything to lawnmowers to combines is the MacReynolds Barn. Our Mary-Rachel Redman stopped by to talk with the team from Reynolds Farm Equipment to learn about the newest technology changing the game for Indiana farmers.

  • At The Fair: A Farmer's Perspective

    What started as a dream and 240 acres...today, Lamb Farms in Boone County includes more than 10,000 acres and serves as a model of modern agriculture. Vice President Don Lamb starts about a difficult 2019 and gives his take on the state of ag in Indiana.

  • At The Fair: State of Indiana's Ag Economy

    The state of Indiana’s agriculture economy. The wet spring led to late planting and in many cases, no planting at all. It has taken a heavy toll on farmers across the state. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler talks about the impact, a trade trip to Mexico and the state of the Hoosier agriculture economy.

  • State Fair's Economic Impact

    We paid a visit to the Indiana State Fairgrounds this week to learn more about the fair’s economic impact, including a $50 million plan to replace the aging Swine Barn with a multi-purpose, year-round event facility envisioned as a best-in-class livestock venue. Indiana State Fairgrounds and Events Center Vice President of Development Ray Allison shares more about the big investment.

  • Federal Grant to Boost Re-Entry Jobs Program

    The founder of Indianapolis-based RecycleForce says a federal grant will allow his company to continue providing transitional employment to ex-offenders. The U.S. Department of Labor awarded a $1.5 million grant, which the city of Indianapolis says will help re-establish the Indianapolis Career Pathways Collaborative. The company says the funding will help provide employment, OSHA Safety, and industry-recognized credential training to nearly 200 people with a moderate-to-high risk of...

  • IU Simon Cancer Center Earns Key Designation

    The Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center has received what it calls an elite federal designation. The center is now recognized as a National Cancer Institute-Comprehensive Cancer Center, making it the only one of its kind in Indiana and just the 51st in the nation. The IU Simon Cancer Center received an "outstanding" rating by NCI reviewers and has been awarded a five-year, $13.8 million grant to support its research programs and shared facilities.

  • The INsiders: CICP 20th Anniversary

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on some of the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership celebrating a major milestone… its 20th Anniversary. It is a holding company for several statewide initiatives, including AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana, Energy Systems Network, and TechPoint. We look at the impact of the CICP and what’s next.

  • Indianapolis Indians New Partnership with Elements Financial

    The Indianapolis Indians and Elements Financial announced a major financial partnership this week that will result in the most significant upgrade in Victory Field’s 23-year history. 

  • Inside INdiana Sports: SVRA's New President

    The Sportscar Vintage Racing Association is returning to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for the Brickyard Invitational, and it does so under new leadership. President Matt Breeden discusses the growing membership, more cars and an increasing schedule and discusses his role with this unique part of the motorsport’s universe.

  • I on Education: Butler's Big Projects

    In just a few weeks, Butler University will welcome students in a new building for the Lacy School of Business. We were allowed inside first to give you a sneak peek. Plus, a new sciences complex is set to take shape on campus. The $100 million renovation and expansion are billed as the largest investment ever by trustees in the school’s future. President James Danko talks about the reasons behind the big investment.

  • Business of Health: Health IoT Lab

    Economic development leaders in the northeast part of the state say Indiana is fertile soil for the development of health-focused “Internet of Things” technologies…and Fort Wayne is leading the charge. In the Business of Health, learn more about the new Indiana Connected Health IoT Lab.

  • Business Spotlight: New Hope of Indiana's New Food Truck

    It’s a first of its kind in the Midwest, the “Cheese and Thank You” food truck, where the food is prepped, marketed and served by young adults with developmental disabilities. New Hope of Indiana is behind the program and Director of Community Outreach Kathy Ballard joins us with details.

  • Around INdiana: Indiana Limestone Co. Merger with Polycor

    Indiana Limestone Company was in bankruptcy in 2014, but a merger with Canada-based Polycor created the world’s leading producer of natural stone. We’ll take a look inside a turnaround at this traditional Indiana company.

  • Tech: IWit Ignite Your Superpower STEM Day

    Indy Women in Tech is helping hundreds of middle school girls “Ignite Their Superpowers” at a third annual STEM Day. IWiT leadership explains how the hands-on learning event can help put girls on the path to STEM careers.

  • Convention & Hotel Business

    It is one of the largest, and most unique, conventions in Indiana. Gen Con is back, and organizers expect the event to generate more than $70 million in economic impact for Indianapolis. But what about future big conventions now that a big hotel project is being delayed? Visit Indy’s Chris Gahl joins with details.

  • Indians Detail Naming Rights Deal for New Club Space

    The Indianapolis Indians have secured a multi-year partnership with Indy-based Elements Financial as the naming rights partner for the team's new club space at Victory Field. The Elements Financial Club will be constructed on the field's upper level behind home plate during the offseason and will be ready by opening day 2020. 

  • Comedy Show to Honor Tech Trailblazer

    A comedy show next week in Indianapolis aims to raise money for cancer research in the name of a trailblazer in the city's tech scene. Comedy Against Cancer will celebrate the life of Denver Hutt, the former executive director of The Speak Easy in Indy who passed away in 2016 after battling cancer. Proceeds from the event, which is being headlined by Indianapolis native Megan Gailey, will benefit immunotherapy research at the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

  • RATIO Architects Merges With Denver Firm

    Indianapolis-based RATIO Architects Inc. has merged with Humphries Poli Architects P.C., headquartered in Denver. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, however the firm says the combined entity, which will operate as RATIO nationwide, will create a "unified and innovative design force on the national design landscape." RATIO also has locations in Illinois and North Carolina.

  • Kettler: Room for Optimism Amid Tough Farming Year

    The director of the Indiana State Department of Agriculture says while it will be difficult for farmers to get through the tough farming season this year, but there is room for optimism. Bruce Kettler spoke Tuesday at the Indiana Ag Policy Summit in Indianapolis and says the strength of the agriculture industry and Hoosier farms is good, but not great. 

  • CEO: eHealth Indy Operations Could Be Company's Biggest

    The chief executive officer of California-based eHealth Inc. (Nasdaq: EHTH) says, if all goes as planned, the company's new Indianapolis location will be its biggest operation. The private online health insurance exchange announced Monday it is investing more than $10 million to establish its Eastern U.S. Technology and Operations Headquarters on the north side of Indy and create up to 500 jobs by the end of 2023.

  • New Purdue Polytechnic High School Ready for Students

    Officials have cut the ribbon on the new Purdue Polytechnic High School North in Indianapolis. The STEM-based high school, located in the city's Broad Ripple neighborhood, is the second campus in Indy. Principal Keeanna Warren says the schools is set to meet the needs of students by creating an environment where they can easily innovate, collaborate and communicate with each other.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on some of the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on Indy hosting two high profile conferences: Cybertech Midwest and the National Urban League.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: USA Football

    USA Football, the sport’s national governing body and a member of the U.S. Olympic Committee, and TeachAids have announced a groundbreaking partnership. As we go Inside INdiana Sports, learn how the organizations will work together to advance smarter play across America’s favorite sport through TeachAids’ CrashCourse curriculum.

  • ICI & Ascend Indiana Partnership

    Independent Colleges of Indiana and Ascend Indiana have form what they're calling a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to enhance the connections between students and employers in an effort to meet the "changing demands in the Indiana labor market." Ascend Indiana, the state's talent and workforce development initiative, says it will work with ICI member institutions to guide students through the internship and job search process.

  • I on Education: Teachers' Treasures

    For nearly two decades, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit has helped schools, teachers, classrooms and kids in need. And now Teachers’ Treasures is expanding its reach. Teachers’ Treasures Director of Operations David Hobson and IPS Northwest Middle School Principal Phil Shults to explain how the second location became a reality.

  • Business of Health: CoolRevolution Pajamas

    Two Fishers entrepreneurs say they’re taking lounging to the next level for women going through menopause. Night sweats were becoming a nightmare for Laura Musall, but she came up empty-handed after her search for a better pair of pajamas. She discovered it was a common struggle among women going through menopause, so she joined her friend, Mindy Ford, and started their own company: CoolRevolution pajamas.

  • Trendiana: Hot Dogs

    Nothing says summer like a hot dog. Indiana has no shortage of tasty and loaded dogs and in this month’s Trendiana, Yelp's Midwest Regional Director Brittany Smith shows us where you can find the best dogs from Portage to Fort Wayne to Bloomington.

  • Around INdiana: Cybertech Midwest 2019

    Indiana played host this week to hundreds of thought leaders and industry executives from around the world at the Cybertech Midwest Summit... cybersecurity is an issue that affects all of us...but could it be also be a major boon for the state’s economy? The Consul General of Israel to the Midwest talks about that and Indiana’s growing relationship with Israel.

  • Tech: SoChatti Chocolate

    Indianapolis-based SoChatti Chocolate is changing the way people eat chocolate! The startup created a fully integrated process of crafting and delivering an artisanal melted dark chocolate that’s all natural, made with three simple ingredients. Founder and CEO Matt Rubin explains what’s behind the idea to develop an innovative warmer to enhance the flavor of SoChatti chocolate.

  • Indiana Housing Market

    Bidding wars for homes...will it continue? Hoosiers have been paying above asking price for homes they love. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Broker Greg Cooper explains why it’s happening and how far up has it driven up home values.

  • Indy Outlines 'Inclusive Incentives Roadmap'

    The city of Indianapolis and the Indy Chamber have launched an initiative aimed at prioritizing "inclusive growth" for residents. At a news conference Thursday with community stakeholders, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett said the new roadmap will reposition existing economic development incentive programs to advance job opportunities for Indy residents and remove barriers to employment, such as access to childcare, transit and workforce training.

  • 'Strategic Alliance' Targets Job Connections for Students

    Independent Colleges of Indiana and Ascend Indiana have form what they're calling a strategic alliance. The partnership aims to enhance the connections between students and employers in an effort to meet the "changing demands in the Indiana labor market." Ascend Indiana, the state's talent and workforce development initiative, says it will work with ICI member institutions to guide students through the internship and job search process.

  • Economic Development Momentum in Greenwood

    The city of Greenwood continues to experience significant economic development momentum, from a $35 million investment by Cummins for a cutting edge digital & IT Hub to numerous quality of life projects and a revitalized downtown. Mayor Mark W. Myers has a look at what’s fueling growth and what’s next.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on Indiana’s requests for agricultural disaster assistance, Jeffersonville is being considered for CBD plant and Indy’s airport ranks among world’s best...again.

  • I on Education: Independent Colleges of Indiana

    The Princeton Review cites campus visits as the “most important part of your research” when deciding which college or university to attend. That’s why Independent Colleges of Indiana helps families explore the possibilities at 30 institutions around Indiana. ICI President and CEO David Wantz explains how.

  • Hub & Spoke Groundbreaking

    Officials in Fishers broke ground this week on the Hub & Spoke, a $16 million mixed-use development, which will include a design center, coworking space and makerspace when completed. 

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Kokomo Championship Park

    The developer of Westfield’s successful Grand Park is looking north to Kokomo for its next youth sports complex while also adding another Pete Dye gem to its golfing resume. Henke Development Group is joining the city of Kokomo in a youth sports venture called Championship Park and at the same time is bringing to reality a golf and residential community called Holliday Farms just northwest of Zionsville. Henke Development Partner Brad Henke has details on both projects.

  • Around INdiana: Constant Canopy

    A farmer in Gaston is blazing a new path, getting national attention for using cash and cover crops in unison. Meet the brains behind Constant Canopy and learn how their cropping system owns the state record for soybean yield per acre.

  • Business of Health: Riley & BaM Team Up to Use VR for Fundraising

    A major hurdle in fundraising is getting people to care about your cause. The fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at I.U. Health is launching a high-tech approach to connect with potential donors: virtual reality. The foundation worked with Bradley and Montgomery, or BAM, an Indianapolis-based creative agency, to build the VR experience.

  • Tech: Elevate Nexus Program

    Elevate Ventures has launched a pitch competition program with very specific targets:  targeting entrepreneurs and higher education institutions throughout the state. Entrepreneur-in-residence Jacob Schpok explains the lofty goals of Elevate Nexus.

  • Infosys Continues Pathfinders Institute in Bloomington

    Educators from throughout the country have been in Bloomington this week for professional development in computer science. Infosys Foundation USA, the nonprofit arm of India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY), says its second annual Pathfinders Summer Institute on the Indiana University campus is part of an ongoing effort to boost computer science education in schools nationwide. Infosys President and Deputy Chief Operating Officer Ravi Kumar says the response has been very positive.

  • Inaugural Conference to Focus on Diversity, Inclusion

    A two-day conference kicking off Friday is designed to promote a more diverse and inclusive innovation ecosystem in central Indiana. InnoPower Conference Co-founder Jamal Smith says the goal of the event is to create a platform to give everyone a seat at the table to bring their innovative thoughts and energy and create the access that traditionally hasn't existed. 

  • Hub & Spoke Aims to Fuel 'Purpose and Passion'

    The co-founder of a $16 million mixed-use development in Fishers says the facility aims to have the biggest social impact possible. Officials broke ground Tuesday on Hub & Spoke, which will consist of a design center, coworking space and makerspace when completed. David Decker says the project is the first of its kind in the nation and seeks to help people find their purpose and passion and tie that into their vocation.

  • I on Economic Development: Qualified Opportunity Zones

    The 2017 federal tax reform package included the creation of qualified opportunity zones, or QOZs – distressed areas that offer tax benefits for developers and other investors. They were hailed as a potential economic boon... but how has Indiana’s economy fared so far in taking advantage of QOZs? And what does the future look like?

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Indy Thunder

    Later this month, the Indy Thunder from Indianapolis will be off in pursuit of a fourth straight national championship. But this team is different: it is comprised of the blind and visually impaired. The Thunder are the three-time defending champions in the World Series of Beep Baseball, a game modeled on baseball. Coach and General Manager Darnell Booker has more on their trip and about the game.

  • I on Education: Purdue Polytechnic High School

    Purdue Polytechnic is getting ready to open a second campus this school year for grades nine and ten. Their goal is to provide high-quality education to underrepresented student groups and increase the diversity of both students entering Purdue and workers in high-wage IT, Science and Engineering roles. Head of Purdue Polytechnic High School-Indianapolis Scott Bess has more on the second school.

  • Business of Health: Jane Pauley Community Health Center

    Indianapolis native and legendary network broadcaster Jane Pauley was in Indianapolis this week to celebrate the opening of another community health center named after her. Among the services offered at the Jane Pauley Community Health Center is mental health help. CEO Marc Hackett explains why this offering is unique and important to her.

  • IU Team Continuing Bone Study in Space

    A team of researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis has teamed up with the U.S. Army and NASA as it begins the second phase of an experiment heading to space. IU School of Medicine professor Melissa Kacena and her team of 8 students left for Cape Canaveral Florida this week to complete the second phase of their bone-healing research project.

  • Business Spotlight: Casey Wright

    Indiana’s Small Business Person of the Year for 2019 is the CEO of a Greenwood-based company. Casey Wright is the CEO of Wright's Gymnastics Academy and NinjaZone. She has more on what prompted her journey to NinjaZone and details on future growth plans.

  • Around INdiana: Republic Airways LIFT Academy

    Republic Airways has found a unique way to develop talent and engage future workers with the Lift Academy. In our second installment of Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce series with Project Lead the Way, see how the academy is creating a direct-to-hire, classroom-to-cockpit, path for its students.

  • Tech: Quillo

    In the $80 billion developmental disabilities field, staff turnover nationwide exceeds 50% annually, at a cost of more than $10 billion to the system.  Quillo Founder John Dickerson, a former, long-time leader of The Arc of Indiana, has innovation that could be an industry game changer.

  • IU Team Continuing Bone Healing Study in Space

    A team of researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis will Tuesday begin the second phase of an experiment heading to space. The research project will study the effect of spaceflight on osteoblast cells, which are essential to bone development, as well as the effects of certain drugs on bone healing. Melissa Kacena, director of basic and translational research at the school, is leading the effort in collaboration with NASA and the U.S. Army.

  • Pilot Program Aims to Boost Hispanic Business Owners

    The Indy Chamber’s Hispanic Business Council is launching a program to provide management training to Hispanic business owners in central Indiana. Accelerate Latinx is a partnership with national economic development nonprofit Interise. The seven-month program, slated to begin in September, provides participants with education in business strategy, financial planning, and sales and marketing, among other topics.

  • Indiana Fashion Week to Launch Training Cohort

    The Indiana Fashion Foundation is looking to help local designers heading into next year's Indiana Fashion Week. The nonprofit, which recently wrapped up the inaugural week-long event, says it plans to launch a cohort in January to provide more technical training for people working in fashion. Mich Weston, brand manager for the foundation, says the cohort will train participants in the areas of styling, design, production and communication.

  • I on Education: Kenzie Academy

    Apprenticeship and coding school Kenzie Academy is continuing to grow and is getting ready to start new cohorts in July and October. Former Speak Easy Executive Director Danielle McDowell has been named General Manager and explains how the academy is pioneering a new model for technology education.

  • Business Spotlight: United Way

    United Way of Central Indiana has announced the first round of grant recipients of the Basic Needs Fund. More than 237,000 central Indiana households are either living in poverty or are struggling to make ends meet. The Basic Needs Fund is one of three new impact initiatives announced earlier this year. President and CEO Ann Murtlow shares where the $4 million in unrestricted grants is going.

  • The Insiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the meeting Governor Holcomb had with state ag leaders, a $260 million recycling to fuel plant coming to a tiny town in Steuben County and more accolades for Holiday World...joining a special Hall of Fame.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Kelly Krauskopf

    She has spent nearly two decades evaluating basketball talent, and this spring she did the same thing, only with a significantly different twist. After building the Indiana Fever into one of the WNBA’s best franchises, Kelly Krauskopf last December made history by joining the Indiana Pacers as the NBA’s first assistant general manager. She talks about her new role and what her first NBA draft was like.

  • Business of Health: ISMA Opioid App

    A new state law for Indiana doctors takes effect July 1st that raises the bar for Continuing Medical Education related to opioids. ISMA President Dr. Stacie Wenk explains how a new app is helping doctors get the credit they need on their smartphone.

  • Around INdiana: Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card

    A new report from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce suggests the state is still facing several challenges to improving its economic climate. This is the fourth report card from the Chamber analyzes Indiana’s progress against the other 49 states. Indiana Vision 2025 shows Indiana did make improvements in areas like business climate and K-12 education. 

  • Tech: Project Lead the Way

    Indianapolis-based Project Lead the Way provides transformative learning experiences for students nationwide, designed to make sure they are equipped for the future workforce. We have the first installment of “Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce” a series examining what Indiana’s workforce of the future looks like and how we build a robust talent pipeline.

  • Top Story: Brightmark Energy Plastics-to-Fuel Plant

    The tiny town of Ashley in northeast Indiana will soon be the home to the nation’s first commercial-scale plastics-to-fuel plant. Brightmark Energy CEO Bob Powell explains how the $260 million plant will create jobs in Steuben County and what it will do with 100,000 tons of plastics annually.

  • Monumental Marketplace Highlights Hoosier Businesses

    The Indiana Grown initiative is celebrating more than 130 Hoosier businesses at the third annual Monumental Marketplace in downtown Indianapolis. Program Director Heather Tallman tells Inside INdiana Business the event not only gives attendees the chance to sample locally-made products, but also provides a benefit for businesses. "We like to provide opportunities just like this where they can reach the public from all over the state in one place."

  • Infrastructure, Housing Among NLC Meeting Topics

    The president of the National League of Cities says infrastructure and housing will be among the key issues discussed this week during the organization's summer leadership meeting in Indianapolis. Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, who in November was elected the 2019 president of the NLC, says there has been an impasse developing in Washington D.C. on infrastructure and the issue of affordable housing has been resonating nationwide. 

  • Inside INdiana Sports: Sports Gambling Law

    Sports gambling, legal sports gambling, is about to become reality in Indiana. This week, our Bill Benner sat down with State Senator Mark Messmer, who championed the sports wagering bill, to get the details.

  • PharmaCord $52M Jeffersonville Project

    A Louisville-based healthcare solutions provider is making a big expansion in Jeffersonville. One Southern Indiana leadership is here to explain how the $52 million project and 850 jobs are the result of regional collaboration...perhaps an example for other parts of the state.

  • I on Economic Development: Quality of Place

    In this month’s (I) on Economic Development segment, we take a closer look at some of the big things happening in downtown Indy that affect “quality of place” with KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp.

  • LIFT Academy In the Spotlight

    Indianapolis-based Republic Airways has launched a training academy that addresses a critical pilot shortage and helps meet the high demand for commercial airline pilots. The LIFT Academy will ultimately create more than 600 jobs and can be a great fit for those who don’t want to follow a traditional 4-year college path.  WFYI’s Aric Hartvig showcases a PBS American Graduate segment on how the academy has really taken off.

  • I on Education: TechPoint for Youth Foundation Robotics Initiative for Teachers

    Most Indiana teachers are required to renew their teaching license every five years, which entails accruing 90 hours of professional development during that time frame. TechPoint Foundation for Youth is there to help through its State Robotics Initiative Vice President of STEM Education George Giltner tells us more about the initiative.

  • Business of Health: Hope Healthcare Services

    An Indiana nonprofit says 14 percent of Hoosiers don’t have health coverage. Hope Healthcare Services in Hendricks County is now extending its reach to help more people in central Indiana without health insurance. Executive Director John Mollaun tells us more about the growth and how they are providing very low-cost medical care for people who slip through the cracks in the system.

  • Around Indiana: Eiteljorg Museum

    After three decades the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art has evolved into a nationally renowned institution. CEO John Vanausdall shares how a nearly $3 million Lilly Endowment grant could add to that reputation.

  • Tech: Bell Techlogix

    In less than a year, Indianapolis-based Bell Techlogix has hired 50 veterans and military spouses. Army veteran and Senior Vice President Dale Dye explains how the company will become part of a national effort to support military employment.

  • Powderkeg Launches Tech Culture Awards

    Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has announced plans to honor Indiana tech companies for their workplace culture. The tech networking platform will host the 2019 Indiana Breakout Tech Cultures Awards in September. The 50 finalists were selected based on data from the 2019 Tech Census, which launched earlier this year with a specific focus on culture. 

  • Fashion Week Kicks Off With Youth Designer Challenge

    Indiana Fashion Week in Indianapolis is underway and a group of students from throughout the state is getting a chance to show off its creativity. The Youth Designer Challenge gives the students, who have little-to-no design experience, the opportunity to create designs with a limited amount of material. The students come from Evansville, Pendleton and Indianapolis to participate in what is described as a Project Runway-style challenge.

  • Eleven Fifty Academy Cybersecurity

    There are currently more than 6,000 cybersecurity jobs available in Indiana. Eleven Fifty Academy is working to fill that gap by creating a first of its kind in Indiana Cybersecurity program. Founder Scott Jones explains how the immersion course will help Hoosiers get entry level cybersecurity jobs.

  • Tech: Girl Scouts & STEM

    The Girl Scouts of the USA has pledged to put 2.5 two million girls nationwide in the STEM pipeline by 2025, a new all-girls STEM school here in Indiana could help reach that goal. We’ll get details from Girl Scouts of Central Indiana CEO Danielle Shockey and Girls Can STEM Executive Director Jenn Watts.

  • Around Indiana: Sky Footwear

    Helping the homeless, one pair of socks at a time. Sky Footwear started in a dorm room at Taylor University. Founder Keaton Hendricks explains how the vision for the company goes far beyond socks, now that he’s wrapped up an initial round of funding.

  • Trendiana: Guide To Grilling Out

    With the growth of consumer demand for local products, it’s now possible to have a 100% Hoosier-sourced grill out. Yelp’s locally sourced grill guide combines top-rated meats with locally crafted fixin's like mustard and pickles. Yelp’s Midwest Regional Director Brittany Smith shares how you can grill Hoosier-style this summer!

  • Business of Health: Monumental Yoga

    Monumental Yoga is the annual yoga class that takes over Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis each year. We look at the far-reaching health benefits of this fundraiser that raises money for Indy Yoga Movement, an outreach program for kids at risk. Indy Yoga Movement President Suzy Bindley and Chair of Monumental Yoga Dave Sims share highlights of the event.

  • I On Education: IPS Grants

    Indianapolis Public Schools received nearly $1 million in grants this spring. Salesforce.org awarding the school system $650,000 to accelerate programming designed to attract, retain and empower educators and talent. And JPMorgan Chase recently announced a $280,000 investment in IPS as part of a $1 million award to several agencies for work-based learning opportunities.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: The Athletic

    Old-school sports reporting meets the digital age. That’s what you’ll find in the new online outlet, The Athletic. Staff Writer Scott Agness explains how they go beyond game recaps with in-depth storytelling and the subscription-based Athletic now cover sports in more than 40 cities including Indianapolis.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on how Indiana is making progress in lowering opioid prescriptions, Ball State releases quality of life rankings for every county in the state and the rush to fill cybersecurity jobs.

  • $24.3M Levinson Project Breaks Ground in Noblesville

    The city of Noblesville broke ground this week on its new $24 million-dollar downtown Levinson project. Mayor John Ditslear says the project, which will include downtown Noblesville's first new apartments in more than a century, has been a long time coming.

  • 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.

  • I On Education: Franklin College Accomplishments

    It’s been a very busy year at Franklin College. From opening its new Graduate Health Science Center to offering a second master’s program and recently dedicating a new $17 million state-of-the-art Science Center on campus. President Tom Minar explains how the recent additions are part of a broader strategy aimed at producing graduates for Indiana’s 21st century workforce.

  • 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 building featuring 85 apartments, a 300-space parking garage and 5,000-square-feet of commercial space.

  • 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 Indiana 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.

  • The INsiders

    Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on undercover video showing animal abuse at Fair Oaks Farms, Bottleworks unveils more Food Hall tenants and a new developer is on board for a major hotel and conference center project in Kokomo.

  • Inside INdiana Sports: IHSAA Face of Sportsmanship

    Even as spring sports reach their championship conclusions, the efforts to address unruly fan behavior – in particular, among adults – continues unabated by the Indiana High School Athletic Association. Commissioner Bobby Cox tells us how the IHSAA is trying to lessen such behavior through a messaging campaign called the Face of Sportsmanship.