• (photo courtesy The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Vectren Planning Nearly $1B in Natural Gas, Solar Projects

    Evansville-based Vectren Corp. (VVC) has announced plans for two major projects in southwest Indiana. The utility says the efforts, which include a $900 million natural gas-fired generation plant, will reduce its carbon emissions by 60 percent over 2005 levels. Vectren is also planning to install a 50-megawatt solar array that will include more than 150,000 solar panels covering nearly 300 acres. A specific location for the array was not announced. The plans are part of Vectren's...

  • Josh Hornbacker (left) and Colin Meadowcroft (photos courtesy Trine University)

    Trine Beefs Up Broadcast Capabilities

    Trine University has launched the Trine Broadcasting Network, which will incorporate university video production, athletic event live-streaming and game-day experience at the recently-open MTI Center. Josh Hornbacher, operations director of the campus radio station WEAX, will serve as executive producer of the network and Colin Meadowcroft has been named senior producer and creative specialist. The northeast Indiana school says...

  • TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier

    Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

    More than 100 nominees have been announced for Techpoint's 2018 Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

  • Sports Corp. Rebrands Charity Tournament

    The Indiana Sports Corp. is rebranding its annual event that, to date, has generated more than $6.5 million for youth sports programs. The former Youthlinks Charity Golf Tournament will now be known as the Inspiring Sports Charity Golf Tournament. 

  • (photo courtesy Indiana University)

    IU Initiative Seeks to Increase Service Opportunities

    Indiana University Bloomington is launching an effort designed to connect students with service-related opportunities. IU Corps, aims to boost campus-community partnerships throughout Indiana and the U.S. 

  • (Spreadsheet provided by BAGI.)

    Builders Association Tempers News of Permit Rise

    The chief executive officer of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says, despite a jump in January single-family building permits, the environment for builders remains challenging. Steve Lains says difficulties in the project approval process are "hindering the new construction industry’s ability to meet the ongoing demand." The nine-county organization says 480 permits were issued last month, compared to 345 in the same month a year earlier.

  • ULG Staffing Grows in Indy

    Indianapolis-based ULG Staffing has acquired another staffing firm in the city. Financial terms of the deal for STAFFWORKS were not disclosed, however ULG says no employees will be affected. STAFFWORKS focuses on staffing for jobs in the industrial market, the same as ULG. 

  • (photo courtesy Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers)

    Sunday Sales Bill Passes House

    The Indiana Senate bill allowing carryout alcohol sales on Sunday is one step closer to Governor Holcomb's signature. The Indiana House approved Senate Bill 1 with the previously-added amendment putting Sunday sales into effect as soon as the governor signs it into law. The House passed the bill by a vote of 82-10. Our partners at WIBC-FM in Indianapolis report the Senate must still vote to concur with the House amendment, though a date for that vote has not been set.

  • (Image courtesy of Byway Brewing Co. in Hammond.)

    Savor The South Shore Underway

    A two-week-long event focusing on dining out in northwest Indiana has begun. Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks features three-course menus at special prices through March 4. More than 30 restaurants throughout the Region are participating. Participants include...

  • Indiana Recycling Coalition Executive Director Allyson Mitchell

    Indiana Recycling Coalition Names Executive Director

    A nationwide search and selection process has led the Indiana Recycling Center to name Allyson Mitchell as the organization's next Executive Director. Current Executive Director, Carey Hamilton, announced in December that she would step aside to dedicate her time as an Indiana State Representative in House District 87.

  • Cook Medical was founded in 1963 and has more than 40 specialties.

    Cook Details Major Realignment

    The president of Bloomington-based Cook Medical says changes to the company's organizational structure will drive more rapid technology innovation and continued growth. Cook is restructuring from 10 business units to two divisions, a move that will impact sales, marketing, research and development, and customer service teams. It will also establishing new distribution channel management and medical education teams. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Pete Yonkman said...

  • Tech

    • Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

      More than 100 nominees have been announced for Techpoint's 2018 Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

    • Ivy Tech Partners With Marian University

      Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with Marian University to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who transferred to Marian prior to receiving an Ivy Tech degree. Reverse transfer is designed to help students pursue their career goals. 

    • New Hotel Opens in Portage

      Amerilodge Group has opened a newly-designed Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Portage. The 87-room hotel features the Holiday Inn Express brand's new "Formula Blue" design. Guestrooms include a flexible work space, functional storage, and movable seating allowing for a customized feel.

    More
  • Education

    • IU Initiative Seeks to Increase Service Opportunities

      Indiana University Bloomington is launching an effort designed to connect students with service-related opportunities. IU Corps, aims to boost campus-community partnerships throughout Indiana and the U.S. 

    • Trine Beefs Up Broadcast Capabilities

      Trine University has launched the Trine Broadcasting Network, which will incorporate university video production, athletic event live-streaming and game-day experience at the recently-open MTI Center. Josh Hornbacher, operations director of the campus radio station WEAX, will serve as executive producer of the network and Colin Meadowcroft has been named senior producer and creative specialist. The northeast Indiana school says...

    • Ivy Tech Partners With Marian University

      Ivy Tech Community College has partnered with Marian University to create a statewide reverse transfer agreement for students who transferred to Marian prior to receiving an Ivy Tech degree. Reverse transfer is designed to help students pursue their career goals. 

    More
  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Builders Association Tempers News of Permit Rise

      The chief executive officer of the Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis says, despite a jump in January single-family building permits, the environment for builders remains challenging. Steve Lains says difficulties in the project approval process are "hindering the new construction industry’s ability to meet the ongoing demand." The nine-county organization says 480 permits were issued last month, compared to 345 in the same month a year earlier.

    • Patrick Completes Purchase of Tennessee Manufacturer

      Elkhart-based Patrick Industries (Nasdaq: PATK) has announced the acquisition of Metal Moulding Corporation of Madison, Tennessee. The deal was completed for $20 million in cash considerations, with the potential for up to $2 million more if certain performance metrics are met. MMC manufactures custom metal fabricated products, mainly for the marine market, like hinges, arm rests, panels and trim, along with plastic products, including boxes and inlay tables. 

    • Mall GM: Big Renovations Reflect Commitment, Demo Shift

      The general manager of Circle Centre Mall says the largest in the nearly 25-year history of the downtown Indianapolis shopping destination will help deliver an "experience that people can't duplicate elsewhere." Audrie Thompson says the renovations demonstrate the commitment of managing partner Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) and stakeholders to maintaining what she calls the "best address downtown." Work is slated to begin in the spring and will take...

    More
  • Life Sciences

    • Cook Details Major Realignment

      The president of Bloomington-based Cook Medical says changes to the company's organizational structure will drive more rapid technology innovation and continued growth. Cook is restructuring from 10 business units to two divisions, a move that will impact sales, marketing, research and development, and customer service teams. It will also establishing new distribution channel management and medical education teams. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Pete Yonkman said...

    • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

      Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in an Adams County girl with a rare bleeding disorder, live around a decade longer than normal. They also had lower insulin levels and diabetes rates.

    • Study: Indiana a Life Sciences Stand-Out

      The author of a new report from a Washington D.C.-based science and technology think tank says Indiana "has done quite well" when it comes to creating a successful life sciences ecosystem. Information Technology and Innovation Foundation Senior Fellow Joe Kennedy says the sector -- which includes pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device and equipment companies -- was selected because new technology is showing great promise in reducing cost and increasing effectiveness.

    More
  • Health

    • Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Opens Health Clinic

      Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College teamed up with Union Health to open the on-site clinic. The facility is staffed by a nurse practitioner who provides basic health services like flu shots, immunizations, health assessments, physical exams and lab testing.  

    • Franciscan Closing Carmel Facility

      Mishawaka-based Franciscan Health Inc. says it is closing its urgent care center in Carmel. The health system says the employees at its ExpressCare and WorkingWell services at Village Park Plaza will be retained and move to other area locations.

    • Study: Indiana Amish Gene Mutation Shows Longer Life Potential

      Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center in an Adams County girl with a rare bleeding disorder, live around a decade longer than normal. They also had lower insulin levels and diabetes rates.

    More
  • Ag INnovation

    • White County Touting Year of Growth

      The president of White County Economic Development Organization Inc. says "everything is on the move" in terms of business progress in the northwest Indiana county. White County farmers produce more popcorn than any other county in the state and Randy Mitchell says the county's economy is also bolstered by a manufacturing presence that is tied to one-third of all jobs. During the organization's annual luncheon that drew 400 attendees, Mitchell talked with...

    • Purdue Wine Tech Startup Hires CEO

      VinSense Technology, who is using technology patented at Purdue to help with wine agriculture has hired a Sonoma County viticulturist as its Chief Executive. Lise Asimont is past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. She also serves as a committee chair for the United Wine and Grape Symposium. 

    • Beck's Adds Solar to Atlanta HQ

      Hamilton County-based Beck's Hybrids has completed an effort to boost energy efficiency at its Atlanta headquarters. The retail seed company has installed two, 1-megawatt solar energy systems it says will account for about 25 percent of its current electric costs. 

    More
  • Josh Hornbacher and Colin Meadowcroft

    Trine Promotes Two to Lead Broadcasting Network

    Trine University has promoted two staff members to build its new Trine Broadcasting Network and expand the university's video production capabilities. Josh Hornbacher has been named executive producer and will oversee the live-streaming of Trine athletic and other events, manage game-day production in the control room in the new MTI Center. Also, Colin Meadowcroft has been named senior producer and creative specialist.

  • Chuck Baldwin

    Ogletree Deakins Re-Elects Baldwin as a Managing Director

    Ogletree Deakins has re-elected Chuck Baldwin as managing director. He is one of two managing directors who serve as members of the firm’s board of directors, and along with the managing shareholder make up the Executive Committee, responsible for the strategic direction and daily affairs of the firm. Baldwin has served in this role since 2014. He has held numerous leadership roles since joining the firm in 2000.

  • Allyson Mitchell

    Indiana Recycling Coalition Selects Executive Director

    The Indiana Recycling Coalition has selected Allyson Mitchell (pictured) as executive director. Current Executive Director Carey Hamilton is stepping down from the IRC after nearly a decade, in order to focus on her role as Indiana State Representative for House District 87, a position to which she was elected in November 2016.

  • Cebronica Luft

    Lyft Names First Market Manager For Central Indiana

    Lyft has appointed Cebronica Luft its first market manager for the central Indiana area. She has an extensive and impressive background in the hospitality and marketing business. Luft is founder of The Pavilion at Pan Am, a 26,000 multi-use venue serving event planners, promoters, meeting planners and the general public. Luft is also founder/president of 317 Events, a full-service event and entertainment management company.

  • Julie Pursley Oelschlager

    Community Health Names Communications Manager

    Community Health Network has named Julie Pursley Oelschlager communications manager for Community’s north region. She is an Emmy-nominated journalist and broadcast veteran with a career spanning more than 27 years in markets including Valparaiso, South Bend, Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. The last 17 years of her career were spent covering stories in central Indiana as the morning reporter for WRTV.

  • James Johnson

    Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Appoints CEO

    The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has named James Johnson chief executive officer. He is currently president and CEO of the Omaha Symphony Association. Johnson will join the ISO this spring after seven years in Nebraska.

  • Susan Hofer

    Indiana Fiber Network Names HR Director

    Technology service provider Indiana Fiber Network has named Susan Hofer director of human resources. She will be based in Indianapolis at IFN’s corporate office. Hofer brings more than 25 years of experience in human resources to her new role. Most recently, she served as vice president of human resources and corporate communications at FULLBEAUTY Brands.

  • Rita Wilder

    Agresta, Storms & O’Leary Elects Partner

    Agresta, Storms & O’Leary PC has elected Rita Wilder partner at the firm. She is a certified public accountant and has been with the firm since it opened its doors in 2009. During her career at ASO, Wilder has held the positions of senior associate, manager, assurance services and, most recently, senior manager. Also, she was responsible initially for leading the ASO market development in Columbus as well as later opening the Columbus office in 2014.

  • George Robertson (photo courtesy Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp.)

    Kosciusko County EDC President to Retire

    The president of the Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp. is retiring. George Robinson, who became the organization's first full-time leader in 2010, will step down at the end of the year. Jim Tinkey, chairman of the KEDCO Board of Directors, says during his tenure, Robertson built a board of about 30 members and helped grow a network of volunteers involved with economic development throughout the county.

  • Kelly Barton

    Community Health Network COO Named VP

    Community Health Network has promoted North Region Chief Operating Officer Kelly Barton to vice president of product line strategy - Integrated Primary Care. In her new role, she will be responsible for the network’s strategic and business development. Barton served as vice president for clinical operations for Wisconsin-based Gundersen Health System.

  • Trisha Paul and Cathleen Shrader

    Barrett McNagny Elects Chair, Partner

    Barrett McNagny LLP has elected Trisha Paul (pictured) to serve as chair of the firm’s Executive Committee for 2018. Also serving on the committee: John Barce, Robert Keen, Michael O’Hara and Samuel Talarico, Jr. The firm has also elected William Ramsey partner. Also, Cathleen Shrader (pictured) has been elected to a second term as president for the Indiana State Board of Law Examiners.

  • Marion Blakey

    Rolls-Royce North America CEO to Retire

    The chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America is retiring. The company, which has a major presence in Indianapolis, says Marion Blakey will step down at the end of June after nearly three years as CEO. Before joining Rolls-Royce, Blakey spent nearly eight years as president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association. She is also a former administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.

  • Lise Asimont

    Purdue Wine Tech Startup Hires CEO

    VinSense Technology, a startup using Purdue University-patented technology to help with wine production, has hired Lise Asimont as chief executive officer. She is a Sonoma County viticulturist. Asimont is past president of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture. She also serves as a committee chair for the United Wine and Grape Symposium. Asimont says she hopes to help perennial farmers with increasing sustainability and efficiency as well.

  • Barbara Ellsworth

    Dress For Success Executive Director to Retire

    Barbara Ellsworth, executive director of Dress for Success Indianapolis, is retiring June 1st. She spent nine years as the organization's leader. After directing nonprofit organizations in Evansville for nearly thirty years, she moved to Indianapolis in September 2008. Ellsworth served as executive director of a domestic and sexual violence center in Evansville for 15 years.

  • Bret Waddy

    Greater Indy Habitat For Humanity Adds to Team

    Bret Waddy has joined Greater Indy Habitat for Humanity as real estate & production director. He previously served as capital program management director at the Indiana Department of Transportation, where he spent eight years. He will oversee real estate acquisition, construction and homeowner repair for the Greater Indy Habitat affiliate.

  • Michael Pettry

    Center Names VP of Development

    The Center for the Performing Arts has chosen Michael Pettry as its vice president of development. He served as executive director of the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir since 2006, which he guided to national recognition and a six-fold increase in annual revenue and budget.

  • Erin Roth

    Roth Joins Strada Education Network

    Strada Education Network has appointed Erin Roth executive vice president and general counsel. In her new role, she directs all legal activities of the Indianapolis-based national nonprofit dedicated to improving lives by strengthening the pathways between education and employment. Roth most recently served as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Wabash National Corp. in Lafayette.

  • Jill McKinney and Priscila Vansetti

    International Center Adds to Board

    The International Center has added Shash Goyal, Jill McKinney (pictured) and Priscila Vansetti (pictured) to its board of directors. Goyal is director of database engineering at Salesforce Marketing Cloud. McKinney is director of study abroad at Butler University's Center for Global Education. Vansetti is director of global strategy and business development at Dow DuPont.

  • Kevin Beswick

    RMS Safety Promotes Beswick to President

    Indianapolis-based RMS Safety has promoted Kevin Beswick (pictured) to president. John Lindenschmidt, the firm’s founder, has assumed the role of chief executive officer. Also, Mike Mariner has been promoted to vice president of industry & ergonomics.

  • Shelby Kaiser

    Dittoe PR Adds to Team

    Dittoe Public Relations has added Shelby Kaiser as an account executive. She previously served as publications and marketing specialist at Alpha Gamma Delta headquarters.

  • Mark Brooker

    IWU Names Business School Dean

    Indiana Wesleyan University has named Mark Brooker dean of the DeVoe School of Business. He previously served as assistant dean of faculty at IWU-National & Global. Brooker also held the dean position on an interim basis while the university searched for a permanent successor. In his new role, Brooker will be responsible for the direction and oversight of personnel, academic programs, instructional delivery and strategic planning for the school.

  • Doug Smith

    Smith Hired as Controller at Wabash College

    Douglas Smith has been named controller in the Business Office at Wabash College. A graduate of Purdue’s Krannert School of Management, he most recently served his alma mater as director of financial affairs for student life. Smith also previously served as director of financial affairs for Purdue’s College of Agriculture and a business manager for the departments of Agriculture, Chemistry, and Civil Engineering. He also has experience in banking.

  • Sammy Davis - Image Courtesy: American Legion

    Sammy L. Davis to Receive Sachem

    Governor Eric Holcomb will next month award the state's highest honor to a Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Sammy L. Davis, a native of Freedom, Indiana in Owen County, will receive the 2018 Sachem Award. Holcomb's office says the Sachem is given "to recognize a lifetime of excellence and moral virtue that has brought credit and honor to Indiana."

  • Top Videos

    • Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

      More than 100 nominees have been announced for this year's Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

    • Levementum Riding Indy's Tech Wave

      The senior vice president of Arizona-based Levementum says the presence of Salesforce and a "fantastic talent pool" have made Indianapolis a great spot for the customer relationship management firm to grow. Michael Burton says the company will move to a new Indianapolis location this summer after outgrowing its current home at The Union 525 downtown. Early last year, the company detailed plans to add 175 jobs by 2021.

    • First-Ever Indy Tech Census

      The results are in from the first-ever Indy tech census report. Tech entrepreneurship organization, Powderkeg, shares some key findings and has some expansion news to share as well.

    • Emplify Continues Growth Spurt

      Fishers-based Emplify is touting a year of triple-digit sales growth and plans to add more than 30 employees this year. Why the tech firm’s CEO says the growth represents validation.

    • First Merchants on a Roll

      The largest financial institution headquartered in central Indiana is making headlines in Forbes magazine and also expanding into high-profile space in downtown Fort Wayne. First Merchant's CEO Mike Rechin discusses what's driving growth. 

    • Trendiana: Where are the Best Pies?

      It's comfort food, and America's favorite dessert. From fruit and custard to chocolate and nuts, our Trendiana segment has a roundup of some of the best pies in Indiana. 

    More
  • Web Exclusive

    • Visit Indy Honors Madam C.J. Walker

      This week Visit Indy named Madam C.J. Walker as the 2018 “Bill McGowan Leadership Award” winner. Madam Walker revolutionized black hair care in the early 1900’s and built her hair care empire in Indianapolis. Her great-great granddaughter, A’Lelia Bundles, who is the foremost historian and author of Madam Walker, received the award on her great-great grandmother’s behalf. Madam C.J. Walker died in 1919.

    • Gahl Details Visit Indy's Future Goals, Biggest Hurdles

      Chris Gahl, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Visit Indy, details the organization's major initiatives for 2018. Gahl also discusses the biggest challenges facing the city moving forward.

    More

Stocks

  • Perspectives

    • Indiana's Workforce is Mission: Critical

      Indiana is ranked the #10 Best Place to Do Business, #4 for Quality of Life, #1 for Regulatory Environment and #2 for Software Job Growth. Indianapolis is ranked #3 for Tech Jobs for Women. We have four of the top 25 Best Places to live in America, with my hometown of Fishers topping the list. Yet, in spite of these amazing rankings, we have some serious challenges to overcome within our economic development ecosystem, not the least of which is skilling up a workforce to meet demand.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • 'Best Places' in Indiana Reaches Record

      The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has released the 2018 list of Best Places to Work in Indiana. A record 125 companies are being honored this year and more than 50 are first-timers or returning after a year or more off the list. Employers in over two dozen communities are represented and the chamber will unveil the rankings of the Best Places honorees during a May 3 awards dinner at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis.

    • Cook Details Major Realignment

      The president of Bloomington-based Cook Medical says changes to the company's organizational structure will drive more rapid technology innovation and continued growth. Cook is restructuring from 10 business units to two divisions, a move that will impact sales, marketing, research and development, and customer service teams. It will also establishing new distribution channel management and medical education teams. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Pete Yonkman said...

    • Mira Award Nominees Cover Tech's Wide Spectrum

      More than 100 nominees have been announced for Techpoint's 2018 Mira Awards. More than 200 applications for individuals, companies and organizations -- a record total -- were submitted in categories including New Startup of the Year, Innovation of the Year and Rising Star. Inside INdiana Business creator and host Gerry Dick is a nominee in the Community Champion of the Year category.

    • Indiana's Workforce is Mission: Critical

      Indiana is ranked the #10 Best Place to Do Business, #4 for Quality of Life, #1 for Regulatory Environment and #2 for Software Job Growth. Indianapolis is ranked #3 for Tech Jobs for Women. We have four of the top 25 Best Places to live in America, with my hometown of Fishers topping the list. Yet, in spite of these amazing rankings, we have some serious challenges to overcome within our economic development ecosystem, not the least of which is skilling up a workforce to meet demand.

    • Mall GM: Big Renovations Reflect Commitment, Demo Shift

      The general manager of Circle Centre Mall says the largest in the nearly 25-year history of the downtown Indianapolis shopping destination will help deliver an "experience that people can't duplicate elsewhere." Audrie Thompson says the renovations demonstrate the commitment of managing partner Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) and stakeholders to maintaining what she calls the "best address downtown." Work is slated to begin in the spring and will take...