• 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.

  • Business Spotlight: Work to Include

    Work to Include is a coalition of persons with disabilities and family members working to design a better system of employment supports to ensure that competitive employment is an expectation of Hoosiers with disabilities. The coalition has held Town Hall meetings to discuss potential solutions to barriers facing those with disabilities when entering the workforce.  Indiana Disability Rights Staff Attorney Emily Munson shares the goals of the movement.

  • Business of Health: FAST BioMedical

    A Carmel-based startup says recent clinical trial results for its medical technology are even better than expected and delivers a critical boost toward the goal line. Fast BioMedical Chief Executive Officer Joe Muldoon details the recent progress with its technology that can measure a patient’s blood volume, or the amount of blood flowing through the circulatory system and what’s next.  

  • Around Indiana: OFS

    The heart of the state’s furniture business is in Dubois County. OFS set up shop in 1937 and continues to grow, thanks, in part, to the airport in Huntingburg. OFS CEO Hank Menke explains why he thinks local aviation is a critical resource for business.

  • Tech: Boardable

    Indianapolis-based tech company Boardable is off and running with new seed funding that will continue to help nonprofits looking for ways to better engage board members.  CEO Jeb Banner shares what they will do with the a $1 million seed round of funding from High Alpha Capital.

  • 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.

  • INnovators: Peak XV Marketing

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

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters to Unveil New HQ

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana will Saturday host the official unveiling of its newly-renovated headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The nonprofit says the 20,000-square-foot building will help improve visibility and attract more volunteers, expand staffing and programming to reach more kids and provide enhanced services.

  • Symphony on the Prairie to Kick Off

    A popular summer concert series in central Indiana is gearing up for its 2019 season. The Kroger Symphony on the Prairie returns to Conner Prairie in Fishers and will feature a few enhancements teased by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at the end of 2018. This season, attendees will see three large LED screens that will capture everything that happens on stage, in addition to reserved seating being made available for select performances. 

  • IU Health Distribution Center Already Paying Off

    Indiana University Health says its new Integrated Service Center in Plainfield is a catalyst for change. The 300,000-square-foot facility allows the health system to provide critical medical supplies to all of its hospitals throughout the state at a discounted price. 

  • The Indianapolis 500 Insiders

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

  • Inside INdiana Sports: State of IU Athletics

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

  • Saint Joseph's College at Marian University - Indianapolis

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

  • Business of Health: Pill Box Pharmacy

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

  • Business Spotlight: Fishers Test Kitchen

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

  • Around Indiana: TeenWorks Summer Program

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

  • Indianapolis 500 Preview Part 2

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

  • Indianapolis 500 Preview Part 1

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

  • Fishers Students Honored For C-SPAN Competition

    A pair of students from Fishers High School were celebrated for their Second Prize-winning entry in C-SPAN's annual StudentCam video documentary competition. Sophie Foley and Lauren Higgenbotham were presented with their prize money check and StudentCam certificate of merit as the C-SPAN Bus traveled to Fishers for a school-wide ceremony that included classmates, teachers, family and elected officials. 

  • NBC Team 'Honored' to Broadcast 500

    For the first time in 54 years the Indianapolis 500 will air on a new television network. On Sunday the 103rd running will be broadcast on NBC and host Mike Tirico says he is honored to be a part of "a great American sporting event." The broadcast will include former Indy 500 driver Danica Patrick and NASCAR star Dale Earnhardt Jr., who will also be driving the pace car for the race. 

  • Boles: Snake Pit Succeeding in Creating New Race Fans

    It is race weekend in Indiana. The 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday and the Snake Pit, an area once known for its rowdiness and Woodstock-like atmosphere, continues its resurgence with a focus on nonstop music and partying. The new iteration of the event, which features some of the top Electronic Dance Music performers, has been embraced by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as a way to attract fans and turn them into regular Indy 500 ticket buyers.

  • State of Higher Education

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

  • State Unveils Employer Guidelines For Drug Assistance

    Indiana Workforce Recovery has unveiled new guidelines for employers dealing with employees with substance abuse issues. The initiative, a partnership between the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Wellness Council of Indiana, aims to help employers meet the requirements of Indiana's substance abuse treatment law passed last year. Mike Thibideau, director of Indiana Workforce Recovery, says many businesses do not have a plan to help employees receive assistance for...

  • Summit to Focus on Healthcare Workforce

    The Bowen Center for Health Workforce Research & Policy at the Indiana University School of Medicine will Tuesday host its annual Indiana Health Workforce Summit. The event in downtown Indianapolis aims to bring together a diverse group of people together to discuss complex issues surrounding healthcare workforce. Hannah Maxey, director of the Bowen Center, says discussions will focus on the supply and demand for the workforce, as well as various policy-related issues.

  • UIndy Creates the Sease Institute

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

  • (i) on Economic Development: Elections Impact

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

  • MetaCX Scaling Up

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

  • 'Extra Innings' Illustrates Career of Indians Icon

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

  • Farmer's Fridge Expanding to Indy

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

  • 2019 Legislative Wrap-Up

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

  • Zylo's Challenge to Pledge 1%

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

  • Cummins Expansion Plans

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

  • IU Grand Challenges Climate Change Survey

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

  • Mayor: Cummins Project Will Have 'Huge Impact'

    The mayor of Greenwood says the planned investment from Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) for a new office in the Johnson County city will have a huge impact. The engine manufacturer announced Thursday it is investing $35 million to construct an office building near I-65 and County Line Road, which will bring some 500 digital and information technology jobs. 

  • Salesforce Chief: White House Pledge is 'What We Need'

    The chairman and co-chief executive officer of Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) says signing the White House's Pledge to America's Workers is exciting for his company. Marc Benioff signed the pledge at an event this morning at Salesforce Tower in downtown Indianapolis, which was also attended by Ivanka Trump, advisor to President Donald Trump.

  • Development Company Sets Sights on Small Towns

    A new development company has launched in Indianapolis with the goal of aiding small town America in restoring its vibrancy. Pago USA seeks to help communities with populations between 8,000 and 20,000 leverage their unique history to improve community pride and enhance opportunities through redevelopment and restoration. 

  • MetaCX Investment Part of Growing Tech Sector

    The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based tech company MetaCX says Indiana's tech scene has become part of a national conversation. The company announced today it was investing $1.4 million to set up shop on the 10th floor of Salesforce Tower in downtown Indy with plans to add up to 75 jobs by 2023. 

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

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

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

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

  • INsiders: Saab, Ag Tech Deal, Election Day

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

  • Spot Freight Expands HQ

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

  • WGU Indiana's New Chancellor

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

  • IHTC Helping Kenyans

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

  • Business Spotlight: Class UFC Gym

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

  • Inside INnovation: The Bee Corp.

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

  • Transition at the Top at Old National

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

  • Ball State's Digital Marketing Summer Academy

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

  • Feigenbaum: Gaming Bill a 'Game Changer'

    The editor of Indiana Gaming Insight says the gaming bill recently signed into law by Governor Eric Holcomb will be a huge boon for the Indiana economy. The bill allows, among other things, sports wagering both through mobile devices and at Hoosier casinos and also authorizes new casinos in Vigo County and downtown Gary. Ed Feigenbaum says the legislation does more for gaming revenue in Indiana than has been seen in many years, especially with the proposed new casinos.

  • Daniels: Saab Facility Will Have 'Enormous' Impact

    Purdue University President Mitch Daniels says today's announcement that Sweden-based Saab will establish a $37 million facility at Discovery Park will have a major impact on the university. The company plans to build an advanced manufacturing and production facility that will be used for the production of part of the T-X jet trainer aircraft for the U.S. Air Force and create up to 300 jobs.

  • Indiana Celebrating Small Businesses

    Governor Eric Holcomb has declared this week Small Business Week in Indiana. The state has more than 500,000 small businesses that employ more than 1.2 million people. Hoosier leaders are traveling throughout the state this week to promote small business and entrepreneurship in Indiana in recognition of Small Business Week, which will culminate Thursday with the Indiana Small Business Impact Awards in Indianapolis.

  • Spot Freight Adds to Downtown Indy HQ

    Spot Freight Inc. has completed an expansion of its downtown Indianapolis headquarters. The logistics company, which moved into the second floor of the former Jillian's building in 2016, has completed the renovation of the building's third floor, doubling the size of its previous office space. Spot Freight says it has invested more than $2 million between its two expansions over the past three years and plans to continue the growth of its Indiana footprint over the next five years.

  • Inside Beck's $62M Expansion Plans

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

  • Inside INnovation: TechServ

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

  • 2019 Statehouse Wrap-Up

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

  • Trendiana: Non-Alcoholic Beverages

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

  • Business of Health: Purdue School of Nursing

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

  • Indy Eleven's New Stadium Plans

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

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

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

  • LifeOmic Develops New App

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

  • Holcomb Names First Next Level Trails Recipients

    Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Department of Natural Resources Director Cameron Clark have announced the first recipients of funding from the Next Level Trails program. The 17 recipients will receive nearly $25 million for 42 miles of new trail development. 

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    Hogsett: 'We All Owe A Debt'

    A large crowd gathered today at the Indiana Statehouse to pay tribute to former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. The memorial service included remarks from Governor Eric Holcomb, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, former Governor Mitch Daniels and former Governor and U.S. Senator Evan Bayh, among others. Bayh was celebrated for many accomplishments during his career, including authoring the federal Title IX law and drafting two Constitutional amendments.

  • Public Media Vet Named WFYI CEO

    The board of directors for WFYI Public Media in Indianapolis has selected Greg Petrowich as the organization's next president and chief executive officer. Petrowich, who currently serves as executive director of WSIU Public Broadcasting in Illinois, will begin his new role in July. He succeeds Lloyd Wright, who in September announced his retirement after 30 years at the helm. 

  • Lugar Remembered For Lasting Legacy

    State and local officials Monday gathered in downtown Indianapolis to celebrate the life of former Senator and Indianapolis Mayor Richard Lugar, who passed away Sunday. Several former Lugar staff members also attended the ceremony, including Nick Weber, who served as former press secretary, Indiana secretary and 2006 campaign manager for Lugar. He told Inside INdiana Business what people in public service around the country could learn from Lugar. 

  • State of Downtown Indianapolis

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

  • Ag+Bio+Science Start-Up Showcase

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

  • Business is Booming in Shelbyville

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

  • Women & Hi Tech Celebrating 20 Years in Indy

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

  • Gearing Up for the Month of May

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

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

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

  • Showcase Winners Highlight Variety in Agbiosciences

    An ag startup that originated at Purdue University was one of the big winners at Tuesday's Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase in Indianapolis. NutraMaize, which specializes in non-GMO orange corn won the People's Choice award and $2,000 at the event hosted by AgriNovus Indiana. The company's main product, Professor Torbert's Orange Corn, was developed by Purdue agronomy professor Torbert Rocheford and its original purpose was to help alleviate malnutrition in Africa.

  • Showcase to Spotlight Agbioscience Companies

    AgriNovus Indiana will today host its annual Ag+Bio+Science Start-up Showcase in Indianapolis. The event will feature presentations from the entrepreneurs behind six agbiosicence startups, two of which will receive a People's Choice cash prize based on an audience vote. Dan Dawes, senior director of innovation and strategy for AgriNovus, says the showcase continues to grow with more competitive and advanced companies being featured.

  • New Co-op Aims to Create 'Solar Movement'

    A group of Indianapolis residents have formed the first solar cooperative in the city. The Indiana chapter of nonprofit Solar United Neighbors will allow members to purchase and install solar panels using a single installer at a group rate. SUN Indiana Program Director Zach Schalk says the organization is focused on building a solar movement in Indiana by fighting for better solar policies in the state.

  • Indy Airport Teams Up for Employer Health

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

  • (i) on Economic Development: New Pacers Deal

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

  • New Vision for All-Star Game

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

  • Decatur Schools Piloting Social Emotional Curriculum

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

  • Mira Awards 2019: Tech Educator of the Year

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

  • Mira Awards 2019: New Tech Product of the Year

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

  • Mira Awards 2019: Innovation of the Year

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

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

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

  • INsiders: Major Jobs Announcement, Pacers Staying in Indy

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

  • Colts Productions Debuts All-Access Draft Day Series

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

  • Major Jobs Announcements for Central IN

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

  • IWU Launching Online Campaign

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

  • Exposure Tracker Using to Tech for FireFighter Safety

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

  • Trendiana: Celebrating Earth Day

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

  • Performance Lab Latest Venture for FirstPerson CEO

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

  • 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.

  • 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

    The Indiana Fever has announced a multi-year sponsorship with Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), which will become the team's new jersey partner. Beginning this season, the Salesforce logo will be prominently displayed across the front of the Fever jerseys. The team says the deal is an expansion of a multi-platform agreement between the tech company and Pacers Sports & Entertainment announced last fall. 

  • 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.