• New Leader Aims to Remind City of International School's Assets

    The new head of school at the International School of Indiana says she wants to build on 25 years of growth. Elizabeth Head, who became the school’s first female leader last month, says the school’s reputation for contributing to the workforce and attracting talent from around the world excited her about the job. She says the ISI is the only school of its kind not just in Indiana, but throughout the Midwest. In an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick...

  • (photo courtesy of the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce)

    La Porte Chamber, EDC Teaming Up

    Two organizations in La Porte are joining forces. The boards of directors for the Greater La Porte Chamber of Commerce and the Greater La Porte Economic Development Corp. have formed an alliance aimed at aligning the organizations’ overall vision. The groups say they will continue to operate their functions independently but share staff and workspace to achieve their goals. The next step, according to the organizations, is to hold “strategic visioning workshops...

  • The bill now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee.

    Soccer Stadium Funding Added to CIB Bill

    The Indiana Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bill that includes funding for a new soccer stadium in Indianapolis, however the stadium may not necessarily become home to the Indy Eleven. Our partners at WIBC report the bill authorizes financing for a stadium to host a Major League Soccer team; the Indy Eleven play in the United Soccer League. The bill also fund the expansion of the Indiana Convention Center and two hotels in downtown Indy, as well as extend the...

  • Public, Private Investment Driving Speedway Growth

    Speedway leaders say the town is full speed ahead with millions of dollars in public and private projects that will help change the landscape of the Marion County community. At the heart of them all, says Town Manager Jacob Blasdel, is the new Town Hall in an old PNC Bank building that will house all of Speedway's town offices. Also in the works are a recently-announced $8 million mixed-use proposal on Main Street from Rebar Development, the soon-to-open $36 million Wilshaw...

  • One of the bills allows the Majestic Star casinos to merge into one land-based casino. (file photo courtesy of our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana)

    Full Senate to Hear Gary Bills

    The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved two bills that will have a big impact in Gary. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report the bills allow for a land-based casino in Gary and address the redevelopment of the lakefront at Buffington Harbor. Senate Bill 552 authorizes the two Majestic Star Casinos to merge into one that will move inland, according to the publication. It also allows the second casino license to be moved to Vigo County, where it will ...
  • Indiana is one of five states without a specific hate crimes law.

    Senate Passes Amended Hate Crimes Bill

    The Indiana Senate has passed a hate crimes bill, which includes a controversial amendment approved Wednesday in committee. The bill, which now includes a line stating criminal sentences can be lengthened for reasons "including bias," was approved by a vote of 39-10.

  • The ECHO Team courtesy of Indiana University

    IUPUI ECHO Program offers HIV Curriculum

    The Indiana University Richard Fairbanks School of Public Health ECHO Center at IUPUI has announced the launch of its first program focusing on HIV education, prevention and treatment in Indiana.The program is free and open to all members of the medical profession. 

  • Scotty McCreery will perform at Elkhart’s Lerner Theater on Idea Week’s Elkhart Day.

    Country Singer Joins Idea Week Line Up

    The University of Notre Dame has announced a new act joining this year's Idea Week. The award-winning country singer got his start by winning “American Idol” in 2011. 

  • (photo courtesy SOURCE River West)

    SOURCE River West Receives Funding to Expand

    Entrepreneurs and small-business owners in five Indianapolis neighborhoods will soon have more resources after River West Entrepreneurship Center received funding from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation. The center was given $200,000 from the foundation, after receiving $150,000 in 2016.

  • (Image courtesy of the Indy Chamber.)

    Grants Awarded to Analyze Mobile Crisis Assistance Teams

    The City of Indianapolis and Indiana University Center for Health and Justice Research today announced a grant award of nearly $500,000 from Arnold Ventures.The grant will fund a comprehensive analysis of the Mobile Crisis Assistance Teams and Behavioral Health Unit.

  • Indiana Rural School Clinic Network Expands to Pekin

    East Washington School Corp. has announced that East Washington Elementary School is now a participant in the Indiana Rural School Clinic Network. Supported by Ascension/St. Vincent Salem, the school now has a telehealth clinic available to its students and staff. 

  • Tech

    • (photos courtesy of Kenzie Academy)

      Kenzie Adds Tech Vet to Inaugural Board

      Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy has announced the first members its board of trustees. The coding school has appointed Travelocity.com and Kayak.com founder Terry Jones and Indianapolis philanthropist Kathy Hubbard as the first members of the board.

    • (photo courtesy of GadellNet Consulting Services)

      IT Consulting Firm Growing in Carmel

      Carmel-based GadellNet Consulting Services is touting its growth in 2018 and plans to continue that momentum over the next two years. The IT managed services firm says it added 26 jobs last year and expects to add 20 more by the end of 2019.

    • Lev Bringing Headquarters to Indy

      Marketing technology consulting firm Lev has announced plans to relocate its headquarters to Indianapolis. The company, which is currently based in Arizona, says it plans to hire 70 employees this year, part of a previously-announced effort to create up to 175 jobs by 2021. Lev has had a presence in Indianapolis for nearly three years and Chief Executive Officer Michael Burton says, since that time, the company has outgrown every space it has occupied in Indy. In an interview with...

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  • Education

    • Picture Courtesy: Junior Achievement of Central Indiana Facebook

      Indy Sports Teams Unite For JA Day

      Indiana's pro sports teams are coming together today to work with Indianapolis students in areas ranging from personal finance to career paths and entrepreneurship. Junior Achievement of Central Indiana says the Indiana Fever, Pacers, Colts, Indy Eleven, Indy Fuel, the Indianapolis Indians and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are working with more than 400 elementary students about the importance of education and the role it can play in leading to a career in...

    • Teacher Champion Challenge Brings Funds to Indy Schools

      The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation and DonorsChoose.org has announced Indianapolis area teachers won the Teacher Champion Challenge. As of the end of the challenge, donors gave over $65,000 to support classroom projects in Marion County. 

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      Purdue University has announced a team of its researchers has been awarded a $1 million W.M. Keck Foundation grant to test an early prediction derived from string theory. Chen-Lung Hung an assistant professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue will lead the research team. 

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • (photo courtesy of Aardvark Straws)

      Talent Key to Straw Maker's Growth

      Fort Wayne-based Aardvark Straws is celebrating the opening of its more than 100,000-square-foot paper straw manufacturing facility. The company was acquired by Wisconsin-based Hoffmaster Group Inc. in August and President Rory Leyden says the $9 million project is the result of a rapidly-growing demand for alternatives to plastic straws, especially on the coasts. Aardvark has already hired more than 100 employees for the facility and has plans to add at least...

    • Logistics Company to Lay off 300

      Minnesota-based KGP Telecommunications Inc. has detailed plans for a major workforce reduction at its facilities in Warsaw. In a notice to the state, the company says a "sudden decrease in business" has resulted in the decision to lay off 300 employees.

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      The chief executive officer of BraunAbility says the company's decision to move its global headquarters to Carmel is all about talent. The company, which is currently based in Winamac, announced its relocation plans Wednesday and Staci Kroon says it was prompted by the need for access to a larger population base to attract talent as the company continues to grow. BraunAbility will invest $7.5 million to move its headquarters to the Lakeside Green Business Center and construct a new...

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  • Life Sciences

    • (photo courtesy of Bayer)

      Bayer to Close Mishawaka Facility

      Germany-based pharmaceutical company Bayer has announced plans to close its customer logistics service center in Mishawaka. The company says the closure will take place over an 18-month transition period and will affect nearly 200 employees.

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      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO) in Connecticut. Loxo Chief Executive Officer Josh Bilenker says the deal will allow the company to realize the full value of its pipeline of medicines.

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      West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting a fiscal first quarter net loss of $85,000, compared to net income of $26,000 during the same period the previous year. Despite the drop, the company says quarterly revenue increased more than 60 percent.

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  • Health

    • Floyd Memorial Foundation Begins Chapel Campaign

      The New Albany-based Floyd Memorial Foundation is kicking off a fundraising effort to build a new chapel at Baptist Health Floyd hospital. The Chapel Capital Campaign aims to raise $600,000 over the next year.

    • State Awards $750K to Substance Abuse Coalitions

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      Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has completed its $8 billion acquisition of Loxo Oncology Inc. (Nasdaq: LOXO) in Connecticut. Loxo Chief Executive Officer Josh Bilenker says the deal will allow the company to realize the full value of its pipeline of medicines.

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      New investment and jobs that pay well above the state average are among the payoffs state officials see in a just-released hardwood strategy. The Indiana Hardwood Strategy will focus on business development, education and marketing in hopes of growing an industry valued at more than $10 billion annually and responsible for 70,000 jobs. Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler says a boost to the sector could benefit some areas of the state that face economic...
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      Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch has unveiled a new initiative to boost Indiana's hardwood industry. The Indiana Hardwood Strategy aims to expand existing wood processing facilities and attract new hardwood companies to Indiana. Crouch says the industry contributes more than $10 billion to Indiana's economy and supports more than 70,000 high-wage jobs. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Crouch said an assessment of the state's...

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      A young Indiana entrepreneur is using his expertise to help families in Africa. Scott Massey, a graduate of Purdue University and co-founder of Evansville-based Heliponix, has been selected for his second Mandela Washington Fellowship to lead educational workshops in the Republic of Cameroon.

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  • Roberta Tisdul

    Visit Indy Promotes Tisdul to Director

    Visit Indy has promoted Roberta Tisdul to director of convention services. She will oversee the convention services team, who supports the more than 500-plus meeting planners who host their convention in Indy each year. Tisdul joined the organization more than a decade ago as an assistant, and has been promoted four times.

  • Robert Seabrook

    Vincennes University Foundation Adds Data Analyst

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  • Scott Meiner

    Lippert Components Appoints Chief Supply Chain Officer

    Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. has promoted Scott Meiner to chief supply chain officer. He previously served as vice president of supply chain. Over the last 20 years, Meiner led several major operations, including chassis and axle production and window and glass tempering facilities.

  • Abby Van Vlerah

    Manchester University Adds VP

    Manchester University has named Abby Van Vlerah vice president for student affairs. She most recently worked at Long Island University as dean and chief operating officer at its Suffolk County regional campuses and before that she served as director of a mentoring program for first-generation students at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

  • Kristen Gentry Klos

    Indianapolis Law Firm Hires Partner

    Kristen Gentry Klos has joined the Indianapolis office of Taft Stettinius & Holister LLP as a partner in the firm’s Health and Life Sciences practice. Klos focuses on Medicaid and Medicare program reimbursement, with a specialization in Medicaid Supplemental Payment programs. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from IU McKinney School of Law and bachelor's degree from Indiana University.

  • Brian Sullivan

    Merchants Capital Promotes Sullivan to COO

    Carmel-based Merchants Capital has promoted Brian Sullivan to executive vice president and chief operating officer. He previously served as vice president of Merchants Capital and Merchants Bank of Indiana – the parent company of Merchants Capital, formerly PR Mortgage and Investments. Sullivan has been with with Merchants Bancorp since 2013 and has more than a decade of experience.

  • Christopher Murphy

    Bank CEO Elected to Federal Reserve Board

    1st Source Bank Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Christopher Murphy has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Murphy was elected as a Class A Director and will serve through 2021. Murphy previously served as Chairman of the Federal Reserve of Chicago's Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council and represented the council as a member of the Federal Reserve Board's CDIAC in Washington D.C. 

  • Brandi Hess

    USI Promotes Hess to Web Services Director

    The University of Southern Indiana has promoted Brandi Hess to director of web services. She most recently served as manager of web services and will now lead the team in management and strategic development of the university's web presence. Hess began as a web designer at USI in 2000, before being named art director of an Evansville marketing agency.

  • Li Li Leung

    USA Gymnastics Appoints CEO

    USA Gymnastics has appointed Li Li Leung president and chief executive officer. She most recently served as a vice president at the National Basketball Association, where she was responsible for managing partnerships across the globe. Leung also worked with USA Basketball, which is the sport's governing body.

  • Ryan Hiler

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister Adds Member

    Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP has hired Ryan Hiler in its Indianapolis office as a member of its intellectual property practice group. He designs intellectual property portfolios for entrepreneurial start-ups, universities, biotechnology and software companies, among others.

  • Jared Danilson

    Faegre Baker Daniels Adds Partner

    Jared Danilson has rejoined Faegre Baker Daniels in Indianapolis as a partner in its insurance group. He has extensive experience in corporate and strategic transactions in the insurance industry. Danilson will advise insurance and health benefits companies on mergers, strategic alliances and joint ventures.

  • Vanessa Pataky

    Aspire Indiana Hires Director

    Aspire Indiana/Aspire Indiana Health has promoted Vanessa Pataky to director of youth and family home and community based services. She will develop the organization's youth and family services. Pataky previously served as outpatient clinical manager.

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      After more than 30 public events and meetings and over 1,500 ideas submitted by residents and students, Fishers leaders Monday unveiled the Nickel Plate Trail Master Plan 2040. The stretch from 96th Street to 146th Street in Hamilton County will feature five segments: the Makers Space and Innovation Zone, Nature Park Zone, Downtown Active Core Zone, Wellness Zone and Park and Education Zone.

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      The Indiana IOT Lab is preparing to turn one, and there is much to celebrate. This one of kind facility is practically at capacity, and a new State of IOT Report is about to be released with some surprising results. Founder John Wechsler gives us the scoop.

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      Indiana's technology initiative has released the nominees for the 20th annual Mira Awards. TechPoint says the winners, to be selected from a list of 109 companies, organizations and individuals, will be announced April 13.

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      Pacers Sports & Entertainment and members of the 2021 NBA All-Star Local Organizing Committee board today announced the first event leading up to the 70th NBA All-Star Game that will take place at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on February 14, 2021. The program is called "Nothing but Knit" and calls upon the community to knit or crochet navy blue and gold beanie hats that will be part of the official uniform for volunteers and frontline hospitality...

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      It shouldn’t be this hard. The Senate’s Public Policy Committee voted 9-1 in favor of SB-12 this week, a bill that would have codified (as written) hate crime bias to include protections for race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, and age. SB-12 then made its way to the full Senate. Preceded by a lengthy deliberation by the Senate’s Republican caucus, the Senate voted 33-16 in favor of a watered-down...

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