• IPS Unveils Plans For High School Closures

    Indianapolis Public Schools has announced recommendations for closing four schools before the 2018-2019 academic year. Superintendent Lewis Ferebee tells our partners at WTHR low enrollment in the schools led to the decision, which will affect Arlington, Broad Ripple, Northwest and John Marshall high schools. The district is also recommending the sale of two administrative buildings which, combined with the sale of the Broad Ripple High School building, could save millions of dollars.

  • VU Approves Tuition Increases, Record Budget

    The Vincennes University Board of Trustees has approved a record-high budget for the next two academic years. The budget includes increases in tuition for each year, though the university says it will continue to have the state's second-lowest tuition rates. 

  • Work to Begin on Riverfront Fort Wayne

    Work on the long-awaited Riverfront Fort Wayne will officially get underway. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and a host of others will Thursday break ground on Promenade Park, which is the first phase of the project. 

  • (Image courtesy of the town of Bloomfield) Bloomfield Schools were the first participants in the southern Indiana program.

    Work Simulation Program Growing

    A program designed to create a pipeline for workers at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center is expanding. The Workplace Simulation Project, which launched two years ago in southern Indiana, will be offered at the school districts in Shoals, Paoli and Spring Valley and at French Lick and at Loogootee-based STIMULUS Engineering Services Inc. The WSP, which is organized by NSWC Crane, Indiana University and DirectEmployers, was first started in Bloomfield Schools in 2015.

  • Poseyville Regional Cities Project Set For Ribbon Cutting

    State and local officials will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a project in Poseyville supported by Regional Cities Initiative funding. The Poseyville Medical Foundation Inc. has completed work on the $700,000 Regional Medical Center, for which the state contributed more than $135,000.

  • (Rendering courtesy Franciscan Health)

    Construction Set to Begin on Johnson County Micro-Hospital

    Franciscan Health officials will break ground Thursday on a planned $50 million micro-hospital and health complex in Greenwood. The facility will include an emergency room and outpatient services. The new Johnson County location will be near the fast-growing Bargersville and Center Grove areas. The three-story, 108,000 square-foot facility will feature eight inpatient rooms, emergency exam space, as well as imaging services and lab capabilities.

  • (Screengrab courtesy of Mediacom)

    Service Provider Expands Gigabyte Availability

    A cable provider has 1 Gig broadband service in 20 counties throughout the northern part of the state. Mediacom Communications says the high-speed service in Indiana is part of an $8 billion investment throughout the country. In all, the company says the service will be available in 75 cities and towns.

  • Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett (podium) helped make the announcement Wednesday.

    IUPUI Joining Horizon League

    IUPUI's athletics programs will have a new home next month. The university has announced it has received approval to join the Horizon League and it will begin competing in the league in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

  • Anderson Accepting Bids For Water Treatment Plant

    The city of Anderson is moving forward with plans to build a new water treatment plant. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the Anderson Board of Public Works has set July 18 as the deadline to accept bids for the nearly $8 million plant's construction.

  • to customers in Times Square LIDS locations.

    LIDS Unveils 'Captown USA' Campaign

    Indianapolis-based LIDS Sports Group has launched its "Captown USA" campaign, which is a partnership with Spike Lee. The Emmy Award-winning director says the documentary-style video spotlights "the underlying reasons why cap lovers, sports and others wear and invest in headwear." The company says the video depicts Lee "on a quest toward the headwear mecca of Indianapolis, or 'Captown USA.'"

  • Former Music Club Now Incubator

    The manager of a new entrepreneurial hub in Gary says the space stands out for its service to the region's creatives and makers, who often have to find space elsewhere like Chicago. The Stage Gary Small Business Incubator and Coworking Space is located in the old Carmella's Stage on Shelby building, a former music club in the city's Miller neighborhood.

  • Tech

    • Service Provider Expands Gigabyte Availability

      A cable provider has 1 Gig broadband service in 20 counties throughout the northern part of the state. Mediacom Communications says the high-speed service in Indiana is part of an $8 billion investment throughout the country. In all, the company says the service will be available in 75 cities and towns.

    • Steve Case: Startup Momentum Building in Indianapolis

      AOL co-founder Steve Case says there's a "sense of possibility" surrounding the startup community in Indianapolis. The comment comes with Monday morning's announcement that the city will be part of a Case-led national tour highlighting communities that receive less attention for their entrepreneurial prowess than traditional hubs like the Silicon Valley and Boston.

    • IU Targets Entrepreneurship With Reorganization

      Indiana University is detailing measures it says will boost entrepreneurial activity at its campuses statewide. President Michael McRobbie has reorganized the IU Research and Technology Corp. in ways the school says will better address challenges such as talent identification, capital, startup space and programming for the companies behind innovations at IU.

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  • Education

    • VU Approves Tuition Increases, Record Budget

      The Vincennes University Board of Trustees has approved a record-high budget for the next two academic years. The budget includes increases in tuition for each year, though the university says it will continue to have the state's second-lowest tuition rates. 

    • Work Simulation Program Growing

      A program designed to create a pipeline for workers at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center is expanding. The Workplace Simulation Project, which launched two years ago in southern Indiana, will be offered at the school districts in Shoals, Paoli and Spring Valley and at French Lick and at Loogootee-based STIMULUS Engineering Services Inc. The WSP, which is organized by NSWC Crane, Indiana University and DirectEmployers, was first started in Bloomfield Schools in 2015.

    • IUPUI Joining Horizon League

      IUPUI's athletics programs will have a new home next month. The university has announced it has received approval to join the Horizon League and it will begin competing in the league in the 2017-2018 academic year. 

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Work Simulation Program Growing

      A program designed to create a pipeline for workers at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center is expanding. The Workplace Simulation Project, which launched two years ago in southern Indiana, will be offered at the school districts in Shoals, Paoli and Spring Valley and at French Lick and at Loogootee-based STIMULUS Engineering Services Inc. The WSP, which is organized by NSWC Crane, Indiana University and DirectEmployers, was first started in Bloomfield Schools in 2015.

    • BWI to Break Ground on First U.S. Facility

      State and local officials will Wednesday afternoon join executives from BeijingWest Industries Co. Ltd. to break ground on a more than $80 million manufacturing facility in Greenfield. The nearly 275,000 square-foot building will be the Chinese company's first production site in the U.S. and is expected to create up to 441 jobs by 2021.

    • Carrier Parent Looks to 'Set The Record Straight'

      The parent of Carrier Corp. says it is looking to clear up some confusion about its plans for its Indianapolis manufacturing facility. Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) says there have been inaccurate reports about the facility and the jobs associated with it.

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  • Life Sciences

    • Roche HIV Testing Technique Lands FDA Approval

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a Premarket Approval Application for a new HIV testing technique developed by Roche Diagnostics in Indianapolis. The company says the technique could increase the likelihood of early detection of HIV infection. 

    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Woman-Owned Device Company on a Roll

      Jeffersonville-based Inscope Medical Chief Executive Officer Maggie Galloway took top prize at the recent Winner's Circle competition at inX3 in Indianapolis. The startup develops controllable suction technology designed for breathing tube procedures. Galloway says the first device will be fully-launched in September with the goal of "getting this device in every hospital around the world."

    • Lilly Completes San Diego Expansion

      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed the $90 million expansion of its Biotechnology Center in San Diego. The pharmaceutical giant says the new space will help foster and accelerate the discover of medicines in immunology, diabetes, oncology and neurodegeneration.

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  • Health

    • Poseyville Regional Cities Project Set For Ribbon Cutting

      State and local officials will Thursday afternoon cut the ribbon on a project in Poseyville supported by Regional Cities Initiative funding. The Poseyville Medical Foundation Inc. has completed work on the $700,000 Regional Medical Center, for which the state contributed more than $135,000.

    • Construction Set to Begin on Johnson County Micro-Hospital

      Franciscan Health officials will break ground Thursday on a planned $50 million micro-hospital and health complex in Greenwood. The facility will include an emergency room and outpatient services. The new Johnson County location will be near the fast-growing Bargersville and Center Grove areas. The three-story, 108,000 square-foot facility will feature eight inpatient rooms, emergency exam space, as well as imaging services and lab capabilities.

    • Taylor, IWU Partner on Nursing Program

      Taylor University and Indiana Wesleyan University are partnering on a nursing program. The schools say the cooperative effort will allow students to earn two bachelor's degrees in four years at a similar cost to earning a single four-year degree. The program involves a three-year nursing program at Taylor University, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing training program at IWU. The schools say students will gain experience in a variety of allied health professions and...

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Ag Industry Puts Heads Together For Strategic Plan

      Key stakeholders from the state's agriculture sector have released a strategic plan designed to boost the sector over the next decade. The priorities include supporting infrastructure improvement, extending high-speed broadband to all parts of the state and better coordinating ag education with the private sector. The committee that drafted the plan includes leaders from...

    • State to Unveil 10-Year Ag Strategy

      A group of Indiana agriculture and community leaders will today unveil a 10-year strategic plan for the state's $37 billion ag sector. The Indiana State Department of Agriculture says a team has been working on the plan for the past 18 months. Monday's launch will include presentations, speakers and panel discussions to detail strategic priorities and initiatives for the next decade.

    • Huntington Ag Focus Growing

      The president of Huntington University says the needs of the work force are driving the school's continued focus on agriculture. Sherilyn Emberton says HU's two-year-old ag program taps into a field that has meaning to the region and will "at the end of the day, produce jobs." Agriculture is a $37 billion industry in the state, and in an interview with Inside INdiana Business Television, Emberton said the concept of venturing into ag began when she started asking...

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  • The Farmers Bank Hires Analyst

    Frankfort-based The Farmers Bank has hired Steve Davis as senior financial analyst. He has more than 30 years of experience in finance, accounting and cash management. David previously served as senior corporate accountant at St. Vincent Health in Indianapolis for 12 years.

  • Conrad Indianapolis Adds Director

    Conrad Indianapolis has added Zachary Lockett as director of sales and marketing. He has spent more than 14 years working in the hospitality industry. Lockett began his career at the historic Waldorf Astoria New York, where he worked in rooms operations and revenue management and as assistant director of sales. Most recently, he led sales efforts for corporate convention business while serving as market senior account executive for Marriott Indy Place.

  • American College of Education Appoints President

    American College of Education has promoted Shawntel Landry to president. She joined ACE in 2009 and became interim president in 2013. Landry previously served as senior vice president, assistant/associate provost and provost for the college in program development and coordination, curriculum and assessment and institutional effectiveness and assessment.

  • Clear Software Adds Orr Fellow

    Zionsville-based Clear Software has added Orr Fellow Christina Zerfas to its team. She is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in entrepreneurship and corporate innovation from the Kelley School of Business. Zerfas will be working full-time with the client services team.

  • BidPal Expands Board

    BidPal has added Robert Carr to its board of directors. The entrepreneur, philanthropist and author, is chief executive officer of Beyond, a newly-launched business services and financial technology company. Carr is also founder of both Heartland Payment Systems and Give Something Back, a nonprofit charity that provides mentoring and college scholarships to students from lower-income families.

  • Taylor University Names VP

    Taylor University has named Indianapolis-area executive, lawyer, and college fundraising professional Rex Bennett vice president for university advancement. He has served as vice president for development-finance at FSJ Inc. and as an equity member at the Indianapolis law firm of Frost Brown Todd LLC for 16 years.

  • IUPUI Selects Assistant Vice Chancellor

    IUPUI has promoted Etta Ward to assistant vice chancellor for research development. She most recently served as executive director of research development in IUPUI's Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

  • Downtown Indy Names Manager

    Downtown Indy Inc. has hired Jacqueline Cromleigh as community engagement manager. She most recently worked as communications and community relations manager for Indiana Humanities. Cromleigh also previously served as public relations and marketing manager at Conrad Indianapolis.

  • Meyer Najem Construction Hires Three

    Meyer Najem Construction has hired Brian Falcon, Jeff Soellner and Ryan Mcneely. Falcon has been named general counsel. Soellner has been appointed assistant project manager. Mcneely, senior estimator, spent his construction career in Indianapolis and received his bachelor's degree in building construction technology from Purdue University.

  • BSA LifeStructures Adds Director

    BSA LifeStructures has named Carla Hill director of business development - Indianapolis. She previously worked as senior vice president of sales and new business development for Business Furniture.

  • First Security Bank Makes Promotions and Hires

    First Security Bank has named Jeff Jackson (pictured) executive vice president and chief commercial banking officer. Kevin Martin (pictured) has been appointed VP and commercial banker. The bank has also hired Logan Hillyard as VP of treasury management. Matt Yeary has been appointed vice president - credit officer. Wanda Mayer has been promoted to vice president - director of loan and credit operations and Kim Lewis to consumer loan underwriter.

  • Huntington Insurance Hires Sales Executive

    Huntington Insurance has hired Steve Suttle as a commercial insurance sales executive. He previously worked as a customer service representative at both the Weibring Golf Club and Holiday Inn Express and most recently served as an insurance agent for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.

  • Ice Miller Adds to Team

    Ice Miller has added John Gregg as a partner. He previously had a career with in the Indiana General Assembly and served as speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives for the last six years of his time in office. Joe Champion has also been appointed to partner. He served as deputy prosecutor of Marion County, special counsel for gaming in the Indiana House of Representatives and House Parliamentarian. Also, Sebastian Smelko has been named of counsel.

  • Indiana Tech Names Dean

    Indiana Tech has named Kathleen Watland dean of the College of Business. She previously served as an associate dean, associate professor and director of the Graham School of Management Graduate Programs for the Chicago Police Department at Chicago’s Saint Xavier University. 

  • Veteran Wabash Professor Receives Award

    Michele Pittard, a veteran professor at Wabash, has received the McLain-McTurnan-Arnold Excellence in Teaching Award. She serves an associate professor of education studies and is also director of the secondary licensure program at Wabash. 

  • VU Names Dean of Jasper Campus

    Vincennes University has named Christian Blome assistant vice president and dean of the university's Jasper campus. He currently serves as executive director of Kentucky campuses at McKendree University. Blome will begin his new role July 5.

  • Culver Academies Names Director

    Culver Academies has named Douglas Bird director of the Culver summer schools & camps. He graduated from Culver Military Academy where he became artillery battalion commander and eventually regimental commander. Bird is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and previously served in the Marine Corps. He received his doctorate from Ball State University.

  • Notre Dame Appoints Director

    The University of Notre Dame has promoted Eileen Botting to director of merit scholarship programs. She previously served as a professor of political science and has been a member of the school's political science faculty since 2001. Botting is also a fellow in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, Nanovic Institute for European Studies and Massachusetts Historical Society.

  • Community Healthcare Systems Adds Operations Director

    Community Healthcare System's Occupational Health Department welcomed Mark Savage as operations director. He started his career as an exercise physiologist in corporate wellness and cardiac rehabilitation.

  • Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne Adds to Board

    The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne has elected two new members to its board of directors: Heather Schoegler (pictured), president of Augustus Advisors Inc. and Doug Wood (pictured), senior vice president and CAO at Sweetwater Sound. The 2017-2018 officers are: Shannon Hardiek, president; Jonathan Hancock, vice president; Bob Francis, secretary and Bruce Menshy, treasurer.

  • Elements Financial Adds to Team

    Elements Financial has named Dawn Bruce (pictured) assistant vice president mortgage underwriting/processing of mortgage lending. Also, Andy Shank (pictured) has been appointed assistant vice president of fraud investigation manager. Amanda Middleton has been named assistant vice president of eCommerce. The credit union has also hired Molly Barrett as assistant vice president of deposit product manager and Noah Dennis as associate LPL financial advisor.

  • Gillenwater Named 'Executive of the Year'

    The Indiana Chamber Executives Association has named Christy Gillenwater its 2017 Executive of the Year. She is president and chief executive officer of the Southwest Indiana Chamber and received the honor at the association's annual conference in South Bend. Gillenwater has served as president and CEO of the chamber since 2013.

  • Thomas P. Miller & Associates Announces Appointments

    Thomas P. Miller and Associates has appointed Spenser Rohler (pictured) a project consultant for economic development. Ashlee Fujawa has been named marketing manager. Brittany Sherrill and Alexia Maggos have been named project assistants in the firm's workforce practice area.

  • Trine Names Assistant VP & Dean of Admission

    Heather Kim has joined Trine University’s main campus as assistant vice president and dean of admission. She most recently served as assistant vice president at Trine's Peoria, Arizona campus. Kim has worked in admission, student services and marketing positions for DePauw University; Thunderbird School of Global Management and Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and Arizona Christian University in Phoenix.

  • IPFW Names Community Research Institute Director

    IPFW has named Rachel Blakeman director of the Community Research Institute. She is a licensed attorney and most recently served as a project manager for the city of Fort Wayne. Blakeman will begin her new role July 10.

  • IWU Hires Director of Military & Veteran Recruitment

    Indiana Wesleyan University has hired Kenneth "KC" Haight as director of military and veteran recruitment. He will work out of IWU's Louisville Education Center. In this newly-created position, Haight will be responsible for recruiting active-duty service members and veterans for the adult enrollment program at IWU's National and Global Campus.

  • Eskenazi Health Names Vice President

    Eskenazi Health has promoted Julie Conrad to chief counsel and vice president of legal affairs. She previously served as associate chief counsel. Conrad also previously worked for Ice Miller and Johnson Smith, as well as other private law practices. 

  • Indiana Nonprofit Hires Director of Advancement

    Indiana Connected By 25 has hired Scott Monnett as director of advancement. He has more than 15 years of experience in fundraising, community relations, annual giving, partnership engagement and organization development. Monnett previously worked in the family and youth service recreation and enrichment industry through Parks and Recreation, YMCA and Boys & Girls Clubs in Lafayette, Zionsville, Bloomington, Fort Wayne and Gainesville, Florida.

  • Westfield Washington Schools Makes Administrative Changes

    Westfield Washington Schools has announced a series of administrative changes. Nick Verhoff, director of business & operations, has announced his retirement. Joe Montalone (pictured), principal of Maple Glen Elementary in Westfield, has been named director of operations for the district. Carrie Alday (pictured) has been named director of elementary curriculum, instruction and talent development for Westfield Washington Schools.

  • McGowan Insurance Group Adds to Team

    Indianapolis-based McGowan Insurance Group has added Ben Marschand as commercial account executive. The Earlham College graduate spent the last three years as a marketing representative with Federated Insurance Co.
  • IU Health Names Hospital President

    Indiana University Health has named Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce president of IU Health Methodist and University hospitals effective September 1. She is currently a professor of surgery and biomedical informatics and the chief quality, patient safety and experience officer at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

  • Covideo Adds to Team

    Video email tech company, Covideo, has named Margaret Henney business development manager. She previously worked for the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

  • Indy Pride Appoints First Executive Director

    Indy Pride Inc. has appointed Christopher Warren Handberg its first executive director. He comes from a long history of volunteer-based leadership with nine years outreach experience at the Julian Center and three years as director of programs and research at the Domestic Violence Network.

  • MIBOR Adds Marketing Specialist

    The MIBOR REALTOR Association has named Brent Lyle marketing and communications specialist. He previously served as marketing and business development manager for RLR Associates Inc.

  • Top Videos

    • Event Looks to Help Avoid 'Crippling' Loans

      Federal student loan interest rates are set to increase next week, and an Indiana nonprofit is looking to help students navigate the loan process. InvestEd Chief Executive Officer Joe Wood says rates for undergraduates will increase from 3.76 percent to 4.45 percent, resulting in average payments of about $10 more per month, or $1,100 over the life of a loan.

    • Ag Industry Puts Heads Together For Strategic Plan

      Key stakeholders from the state's agriculture sector have released a strategic plan designed to boost the sector over the next decade. The major priorities include supporting infrastructure improvement efforts, extending high-speed broadband to all parts of the state and better coordinating ag education standards between educators and the industry.

    • New Operator Coming to Burns Harbors

      The Ports of Indiana is calling the move a “game-changer.” The nation’s oldest port operator, Metro Ports, is expanding to the Great Lakes for the first time at the Port of Indiana Burns Harbor. Exclusive details on a deal that some say could double bulk cargo business.

    • Nextech's New Initiatives

      Cutting edge opportunities for teachers to get out of the classroom and into the workplace to sharpen their computer science skills.  Details on Nextech’s Educator Externship Program and other teacher-focused initiatives.

    • Ball State's New President

      Geoffrey Mearns has been in his new role as president of Ball State University since May, and has big plans for the Muncie school. In our (i) on Education segment, he talks about his strategic plans with a focus on economic development and cultural vitality. 

    • Guatemala Electrification Project Update

      Hoosier lineworkers returned to Central America to bring electricity to the impoverished region and improve quality of life. It was the Indiana Electric Cooperatives’ third trip to Guatemala, and the team electrified 60 homes, a school, a church and a clinic for Project Indiana. 

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  • Most Popular Videos

    • Basketball Standout Turned Healthcare Exec

      Former Butler Basketball All American Chris Miskel recently became CEO of Versiti, a Midwestern healthcare company affiliated with the Indiana Blood Center. He discusses his role and the organization’s work in blood services and genomic research. 

    • Ivy Tech Unveils Organizational Transition

      Ivy Tech is undergoing a major statewide makeover. The college will no longer operate on a regional basis, but instead as 19 self-sustaining campuses, each with their own chancellors. Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann and COO Andy Bowne weigh-in on the new structure. 

  • Perspectives

    • We Can and Must Do Better - Together

      This year, Congress has worked hard to craft solutions to real challenges being experienced in the healthcare marketplace. The fact is that in many states the individual insurance market needs to offer more health plan options at lower cost for Hoosiers. We need Congress to act now. Throughout this debate, St. Vincent, part of Ascension, has sought to be a voice for our patients by calling on Congress to pass legislation that meets three simple principles...

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    • Carrier Parent Looks to 'Set The Record Straight'

      The parent of Carrier Corp. says it is looking to clear up some confusion about its plans for its Indianapolis manufacturing facility. Connecticut-based United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) says there have been inaccurate reports about the facility and the jobs associated with it.

    • BWI to Break Ground on First U.S. Facility

      State and local officials will Wednesday afternoon join executives from BeijingWest Industries Co. Ltd. to break ground on a more than $80 million manufacturing facility in Greenfield. The nearly 275,000 square-foot building will be the Chinese company's first production site in the U.S. and is expected to create up to 441 jobs by 2021.

    • IU Targets Entrepreneurship With Reorganization

      Indiana University is detailing measures it says will boost entrepreneurial activity at its campuses statewide. President Michael McRobbie has reorganized the IU Research and Technology Corp. in ways the school says will better address challenges such as talent identification, capital, startup space and programming for the companies behind innovations at IU.

    • New Ivy Tech Campus Chancellors in Place Statewide

      As part of its new organizational structure, Ivy Tech Community College has announced the 19 chancellors that will head its statewide campuses. President Sue Ellspermann says it represents the next step "in putting more 'community' into community college." The more localized structure, Ivy Tech says, will create self-sustaining units led by the chancellors. The new setup replaces the regional or bi-regional leadership structure that had been in place.

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