• (Image of Papa John's founder John Schnatter delivering the 2015 Spring Commencement Address courtesy of Ball State University.)

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  • (Image courtesy of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.)

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  • Figuro3D is headquartered at Notre Dame's Innovation Park. (photo courtesy Figuro3D)

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  • (photo courtesy Indiana State Department of Agriculture)

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  • Taxman Brewing Co. is headquartered in Bargersville.

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  • (Image courtesy of the ETHOS Innovation Center.)

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  • The affected positions are at the FedEx Indy Hub at the Indianapolis International Airport.

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    • Figuro3D is headquartered at Notre Dame's Innovation Park. (photo courtesy Figuro3D)

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    • (photo courtesy Indiana State Department of Agriculture)

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    • (Image courtesy of the ETHOS Innovation Center.)

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    • Ball State Reverses Decision on Schnatter

      The Ball State University Board of Trustees has changed its tune on removing the name of Papa John's International Inc. (Nasdaq: PZZA) founder John Schnatter from the university's Institute for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. During a special meeting Thursday, the board also voted to return the $3.25 million grant awarded by the John H. Schnatter Family Foundation in 2016. The board voted 8-1 with trustee Jean Ann Jean Ann Harcourt providing the sole "no" vote.

    • (Image courtesy of the ETHOS Innovation Center.)

      ETHOS Center Boosts STEM Learning For Students, Teachers

      Students and teachers returning to class in Elkhart County have a new destination for science, technology, engineering and math learning opportunities. The $8.2 million ETHOS Innovation Center, which opened in April, is a hands-on museum and learning space located at a former Bayer Corp. pharmaceutical facility in Elkhart. The center features science camps in the summer months, during spring and fall breaks, after school and for field trips, as well as...

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    • Figuro3D is headquartered at Notre Dame's Innovation Park. (photo courtesy Figuro3D)

      South Bend Startup Partners With Elkhart Plastics

      A South Bend-based 3D digital imaging company founded by scientists from the University of Notre Dame has launched a partnership with Elkhart Plastics. Figuro3D, which makes 3D scanners used in manufacturing, says the collaboration will help the company focus its development efforts. 

    • (Image courtesy of the ETHOS Innovation Center.)

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    • (Image courtesy of the ETHOS Innovation Center.)

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    • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

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    • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

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    • Kathleen Unroe is the founder of Care Revolution. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

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    • (photo courtesy Indiana State Department of Agriculture)

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    • The new degree program begins this fall

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  • Lou Moneymaker

    Longtime Bosma Enterprises Chief Details Retirement

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  • Melissa Roberts and Paige Geer

    Energy Systems Network Makes Appointments

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  • Ashley Harris and Lori Norris

    Christel House International Adds to Team

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  • Pitt Thompson

    Christamore House CEO to Retire

    Pitt Thompson has announced plans to retire as chief executive officer of the Christamore House. Before taking on the leadership role at the organization in 2016, he served as vice president of operations for IU Health and vice president of business development for a Michigan-based security firm.

  • Chris Thyen and Kathy Thomson

    Kimball Electronics Makes Executive Appointments

    Kimball Electronics has appointed Desiree Castillejos chief strategy officer and vice president of corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. Chris Thyen (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of new platforms. Also, Kathy Thomson  (pictured) has been appointed vice president of global business development and design services, succeeding Thyen.

  • Kelly Henderson and Jason Austin

    SteadyServ Expands Executive Team

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  • Gary Bertoline

    Conexus Indiana Names Purdue Leader to Board

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  • Mitch Black

    Viral Launch Adds Experienced COO

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  • James Wimbush

    IU Establishes Black Philanthropy Circle

    Indiana University has launched the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle. Formed by IU alumni and friends of the university, the circle will address education issues faced by black communities through the power of philanthropic giving. The Black Philanthropy Circle first grew from the passions of 23 founding members and will support academic resources, create scholarships and fund initiatives. Wimbush and IU alumna Rose Mays will lead the circle as interim co-chairs.

  • Liz Gilhooly and Tara Goble

    Meyers Glaros Group Adds to Team

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    • Greg Ballard is the former mayor of Indianapolis and a co-founder and current board member of Indy Women in Tech.

      Shining a Spotlight on Women in Tech

      I still get a thrill driving through the gates of our legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway and I will be lucky enough to do so for an entire week soon. This week, the best women golfers in the world will once again display their talents at Brickyard Crossing Golf Course in the Indy Women in Tech Championship. However, the tournament is much more than an athletic competition. It is an opportunity to support a solution to a critical economic and workforce development issue.

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