• Holcomb: Steelmaker’s Indiana Presence a 'Magnet'

    Officials have cut the ribbon on a wire rod processing facility in Jeffersonville that Governor Eric Holcomb says could spur more global investment. South Korea-based POSCO (NYSE: PKX) is pumping $21 million into the initial phase of the operation at the Ports of Indiana - Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 jobs. He says POSCO's presence will open the door for the state to the "friends and suppliers" of one of the world's largest steel makers.

  • (Image courtesy of the Ports of Indiana)

    Possible Port Site Hits Transportation 'Trifecta'

    The Ports of Indiana vice president says a potential fourth port would help Indiana with a commodity that continues to be at a premium: space. Jody Peacock says the three existing state ports in Jeffersonville, Mount Vernon and Portage are using up more than 80 percent of their original footprint, "so there is a need to grow." The state announced Thursday an $8 million purchase agreement for the former Tanners Creek coal power plant in Dearborn County.

  • From left-to-right: John Lechleiter, James Still and Sarah Lechleiter

    Lechleiters Pledge Unprecedented Support to IRT

    The recently-retired chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and his wife have made the largest individual gift to the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre in its history. The $2.5 million donation from John and Sarah Lechleiter will lead to the creation of the James Still Playwright-in-Residence Fund. It will also ensure the position will be named for Still in perpetuity. Still has served as playwright-in-residence for the last 20 years, which the IRT says...

  • North Vernon Municipal Airport is one of the recent recipients of federal funding.

    Millions Heading to Hoosier Airports For Improvements

    Nearly three dozen Indiana airports have received funding through a federal program. The grants from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program can be used for work including taxiway and runway improvements, snow removal equipment and terminal building construction. The amount distributed nationwide in the most recent rounds of funding totals $541.5 million. The list of Hoosier facilities securing funding includes...

  • (photo courtesy Aspire Indiana)

    Aspire to Open to Boone County Office

    Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana will Monday celebrate the opening of its expanded facility in Lebanon. The behavioral healthcare organization says the move to the new building was necessary in order to meet the Boone County's "explosive growth over the past three years." 

  • (photo courtesy Purdue Extension)

    Indiana Food Summit Returns to Indy

    A two-day event at IUPUI aims to create a food system in Indiana that is "more resilient, economically vibrant and diverse." Purdue Extension is hosting the second annual Indiana Food Summit, which runs Monday and Tuesday. 

  • MatchBOX to Kick Off Entrepreneurship Week

    MatchBOX Coworking Studio in Lafayette is hosting a week-long event beginning Monday in celebration of the area's entrepreneurial ecosystem. The Greater Lafayette Entrepreneurship Week, which runs through Friday, will focus on highlighting local and regional resources for startups.

  • (Image courtesy of Catalyst Lifestyles LLC)

    Planned Sport Resort in Jeopardy

    The fate of a planned $75 million Sport Resort in Porter County is unclear. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report two partners in the Catalyst Lifestyles LLC project have taken issues to court and little progress has been made at the 170-acre site since groundbreaking nearly a year-and-a-half ago. Plans include multi-purpose dome facilities for sports, entertainment and movie events, a cable wakeboarding lake, lodging space and outdoor athletic fields.

  • Attorney General Investigating Equifax Breach

    Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill has announced his office has launched an investigation into the data breach recently reported by Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX). Hill's office says the breach, which Equifax blamed on a cyberattack, affected 3.8 million Indiana residents. 

  • Chief Justice Loretta Rush (file photo)

    Rush to Co-Chair Opioid Task Force

    The chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court has been tapped to lead an nationwide effort. Loretta Rush will co-chair a national task force designed to address the ongoing opioid epidemic in the country and its impact on the justice system. The task force will have its initial meeting November 13 in Washington D.C. 

  • Tech

    • Launch Indy to Celebrate Grand Opening

      The newest coworking space in downtown Indianapolis will Friday officially open its doors. Officials will celebrate the grand opening of Launch Indy, the 12,000-square-foot space located inside The Union 525. 

    • IU Kelley, Deloitte Consulting Partner on Tech

      The Indiana University Kelley School of Business in Bloomington has launched an effort designed to help prepare students to use emerging technologies. The Digital Intelligence Initiative, created with the help of New York-based Deloitte Consulting LLP, will give students leadership and research opportunities in business analytics, cloud computing, intelligent systems, pervasive technologies and augmented reality. Dean Idie Kesner says the partnership is part of efforts to help studen...
    • Ivy Tech's Big Auto Tech Play Coming Together

      Officials expect Ivy Tech Community College's $16 million auto technology center on the Indianapolis west side to be complete in two years. The facility will help feed an industry that continues to seek highly-trained openings as baby boomers leave the work force. Indianapolis Auto Trade Association Board President Tom Miller says graduates of the program, which is supported by a $1 million grant from the organization, "will be guaranteed a job."

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  • Education

    • Lechleiters Pledge Unprecedented Support to IRT

      The recently-retired chief executive officer of Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) and his wife have made the largest individual gift to the Indianapolis Repertory Theatre in its history. The $2.5 million donation from John and Sarah Lechleiter will lead to the creation of the James Still Playwright-in-Residence Fund. It will also ensure the position will be named for Still in perpetuity. Still has served as playwright-in-residence for the last 20 years, which the IRT says...

    • Indiana Food Summit Returns to Indy

      A two-day event at IUPUI aims to create a food system in Indiana that is "more resilient, economically vibrant and diverse." Purdue Extension is hosting the second annual Indiana Food Summit, which runs Monday and Tuesday. 

    • Earlham to Inaugurate New President

      Earlham College will Saturday officially inaugurate Alan Price as the school's 18th president. The event will include remarks from Price about his vision for the college and festivities will continue throughout the day, culminating in a fireworks display on the Richmond campus. 

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Holcomb: Steelmaker’s Indiana Presence a 'Magnet'

      Officials have cut the ribbon on a wire rod processing facility in Jeffersonville that Governor Eric Holcomb says could spur more global investment. South Korea-based POSCO (NYSE: PKX) is pumping $21 million into the initial phase of the operation at the Ports of Indiana - Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 jobs. He says POSCO's presence will open the door for the state to the "friends and suppliers" of one of the world's largest steel makers.

    • Millions Heading to Hoosier Airports For Improvements

      Nearly three dozen Indiana airports have received funding through a federal program. The grants from the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program can be used for work including taxiway and runway improvements, snow removal equipment and terminal building construction. The amount distributed nationwide in the most recent rounds of funding totals $541.5 million. The list of Hoosier facilities securing funding includes...

    • Possible Port Site Hits Transportation 'Trifecta'

      The Ports of Indiana vice president says a potential fourth port would help Indiana with a commodity that continues to be at a premium: space. Jody Peacock says the three existing state ports in Jeffersonville, Mount Vernon and Portage are using up more than 80 percent of their original footprint, "so there is a need to grow." The state announced Thursday an $8 million purchase agreement for the former Tanners Creek coal power plant in Dearborn County.

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  • Life Sciences

    • Fail Fest Speakers Focus on Overcoming Odds, Self

      An event focusing on the role failure plays in innovation is attracting storytellers from local and international backgrounds. Fail Fest, taking place Thursday at The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis, includes presentations from entrepreneurs and executives in industries ranging from technology to food service to public safety. Rupal Thanawala, Indiana Market Leader for Dublin-based consulting, tech services and outsourcing company Accenture, discussed...

    • Researcher Working Toward Safer Allergy Testing

      A University of Notre Dame researcher has an ambitious vision for his allergy testing method. Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Associate Professor Bashar Bilgicer is developing an allergy test that would replace the traditional oral food challenge technique and the dangers that come with it. Bilgicer talked about the allergy diagnostic tool with Special Projects Reporter Kylie Veleta in our most recent edition of the Life Sciences INdiana enewsletter.

    • Anderson, IPFW Hosting Job Fairs

      The city of Anderson and IPFW are each hosting job fairs Thursday. The events, both of which are free and open to the public, will feature a total of more than 200 employers looking to fill thousands of open positions.

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  • Health

    • Aspire to Open to Boone County Office

      Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana will Monday celebrate the opening of its expanded facility in Lebanon. The behavioral healthcare organization says the move to the new building was necessary in order to meet the Boone County's "explosive growth over the past three years." 

    • Planned Sport Resort in Jeopardy

      The fate of a planned $75 million Sport Resort in Porter County is unclear. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report two partners in the Catalyst Lifestyles LLC project have taken issues to court and little progress has been made at the 170-acre site since groundbreaking nearly a year-and-a-half ago. Plans include multi-purpose dome facilities for sports, entertainment and movie events, a cable wakeboarding lake, lodging space and outdoor athletic fields.

    • Union Hospital Lands Trauma Center Verification

      A Vigo County hospital has received a major designation. The American College of Surgeons has verified Union Hospital in Terre Haute as a Level III Trauma Center, making the hospital the first verified trauma center in the Terre Haute area. 

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Fair Oaks Co-Founder Among 'Awesome Women'

      Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana and Chicago-based fairlife LLC co-founder Sue McCloskey is being recognized by a national publication. Good Housekeeping has named McCloskey one of its Awesome Women Award winners. The honor, the publication says, goes to "creators, visionaries, helpers and trailblazers." This year's recipients also include Spanx founder Sara Blakely, TriBeCa film festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal and actress and entertainer Whoopi Goldberg.

    • DowDuPont Details Post-Merger 'Targeted Adjustments'

      The newly-merged DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP) has detailed several changes to two of the three planned spin-out companies that will emerge from the $130 billion combination. The agriculture-focused spin-out, which will be headquartered in Delaware and have a global business center at the current Dow AgroSciences LLC HQ in Indianapolis, is not expected to be affected by what the company calls "targeted adjustments."

    • Upland Brewing Searching For Next President

      The president of the state's third-largest brewery is stepping down. Upland Brewing Co. says Doug Dayhoff, who has been with the Bloomington-based business for more than 10 years, will give up day-to-day responsibilities, but "continue to support key initiatives" through year's end. Dayhoff is a part owner of Upland and came to the company when it was a brew pub. It now has a national footprint and produces over 50 beers per year, with locations in...

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  • The Farmers Bank Promotes Cripe to VP

    The Farmers Bank has promoted Andrew "Drew" Cripe to vice president/agricultural lender. He started at the bank in 2011 as an agricultural lender. Cripe previously worked for Monsanto in the seed industry for four years.

  • Ruth's Chris Northside Names GM

    Jeff Smith has been named general manager of Ruth’s Chris Indianapolis northside restaurant. He has more than 30 years of hospitality experience. He previously served as food/beverage director and restaurant general manager at the Pyramid Hotel Group.

  • Indiana State Fairgrounds Names Communications Manager

    The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center has named Sharon Smith communications manager. She joins the organization after launching and running an Indianapolis-based PR firm, Maverick Public Relations, for 12 years.

  • Colts Hire Campbell as VP of Communications

    The Indianapolis Colts have hired Steve Campbell as vice president of communications. He has more than 25 years of experience working at all levels of media, community programming and public service. Campbell currently is president of Campbell Strategies LLC, a local communications and strategy firm providing media counsel to business, nonprofit and public sector clients. He founded the firm in 2009.

  • Indiana Afterschool Network Names President

    The Indiana Afterschool Network has promoted Jamie Johnson to president. She has been with IAN since 2012 when she started as vice president. Johnson has more than 20 years of youth serving experience. She started her career as a high school English teacher and later served as an assistant principal focusing on curriculum and instruction. Her commitment to quality education and innovation led her to Walt Disney Development as director of curriculum and learning.

  • Kinetrex Energy Adds to Team

    Kinetrex Energy has named Mark Gallo (pictured) director of sales and marketing. Also, Kristin Maguire (pictured) has been appointed senior customer solutions manager and will focus on marketing pipeline gas, LNG and RNG to the transportation sector. Anjuli Skirvin has been named customer solutions manager.

  • Pacers Names Esports Director

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the Indiana Pacers have selected Cody Parrent as director of esports operations. He will oversee the franchise's efforts in the inaugural NBA 2K esports league, which will launch in 2018. The Pacers team is one of 17 from the NBA that will take part in the league, which was announced in May.

  • Ally Accounting Hires Manager

    Avon-based Ally Accounting has hired Wendi Dickison as manager. She brings more than 20 years of experience in various aspects of tax services, having worked for other regional CPA firms. She has worked with clients spanning from individuals, to nonprofits and small to midsized business entities.

  • Indiana State Museum And Historic Sites Adds to Team

    Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites has named Amy Ahlersmeyer (pictured) chief marketing officer. Kate Harvey (pictured) has been appointed chief development officer. Julie Schaefer has been named vice president of marketing and communication. Also, Cathy Donnelly has joined the ISMHS as an exhibit developer.

  • PERQ Names Yasin VP of Marketing

    PERQ has promoted Muhammad Yasin to vice president of marketing. He joined the firm as director of marketing & demand generation in 2013. Yasin previously served as director of marketing at BizProps and marketing director at HCC Medical Insurance Services.

  • Atlas Van Lines Appoints COO

    Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, has named Joe Stackhouse president and chief operating officer of Atlas Van Lines. He joins the company following a lengthy career in telecommunications and energy management, most recently serving as president and COO of American Utility Management in Chicago.

  • Colts Name Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

    The Indianapolis Colts have hired Roger VanDerSnick as chief sales and marketing officer. He is an Indiana native and graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, VanDerSnick comes to the Colts with more than 30 years of experience in the sales and marketing field. He most recently served as chief sales and marketing officer of International Management Group College for six years.

  • Purdue Names Chancellor For Fort Wayne Campus

    Purdue University has identified the next chancellor for IPFW. Ronald Elsenbaumer is a Purdue alumnus who currently serves as a special advisor to the president at the University of Texas at Arlington. He will succeed Vicki Carwein, who has led IPFW since 2012 and previously announced plans to retire by the end of the year. Purdue tells Inside INdiana Business Carwein will continue serving as chancellor until Elsenbaumer takes the helm November 1.

  • Bose Public Affairs Group Promotes Cornell to VP

    Bose Public Affairs Group LLC has promoted Amy Cornell to vice president. Since joining the firm in 2016, she has represented critical players in Indiana’s farming industry, such as Indiana Pork. As a member of the government relations team, she has also worked with the Indiana Economic Development Association assisting Indiana’s rural communities with land use planning, policy and infrastructure.

  • Costello Adds Keene as Director of Sales

    Indianapolis-based Costello had named Phill Keene director of sales to lead its business development. He previously served as director of marketing at Octiv and is currently co-host of #RealSalesTalk podcast.

  • Glick Receives 2017 Emerging Voice Award

    Purdue University’s College of Liberal Arts has presented its 2017 Emerging Voice Award to Katie Glick. She is agribusiness strategy manager in the Food and Agribusiness Group at Ice Miller LLP. Since 2008, the Emerging Voice Award has recognized young alumni who have excelled in their careers and proven to be productive, engaged members of society.

  • ONI Risk Partners Adds to Insurance Team

    Indianapolis-based ONI Risk Partners has named Kathleen Lemont as commercial services manager. She brings 30 years of insurance experience to the firm where she leads the commercial client services support team. Also, Logan Valentine has been hired as an employee benefits advisor. He is a graduate of Indiana State University with a bachelor’s degree in Insurance and Risk Management.

  • Holcomb Names Health Commissioner

    Governor Eric Holcomb has named Kristina Box state health commissioner. She has spent more than 30 years as an OB-GYN at Indianapolis-based Community Health Network. Box fills the role previously held by Jerome Adams. Her first day with the Indiana State Department of Health will be October 16. She started at Community Hospitals of Indianapolis in 1987 as a private practitioner in OB-GYN with Clearvista Women's Care.

  • Lessonly Adds to Team

    Lessonly has named Andrew Robinson III senior director of product & engineering. He has more than 10 years of software leadership experience at companies like Formstack, Emplify and Our Health. Also, Bryan Naas has been appointed director of sales enablement.

  • CNO Financial Group Names VP

    CNO Financial Group Inc. has promoted Adam Auvil to vice president of investor relations. He has served as director of investor relations since July 2015, overseeing relations with securities analysts, institutional investors and rating agencies. Auvil joined CNO Financial in 2010 and has held roles of increasing responsibility in the finance organization.

  • Bank Chairman Announced as Member of CDIAC

    The Federal Reserve Board has selected Christopher Murphy to serve as a member of the 2018 Community Depository Institutions Advisory Council in Washington, D.C. The CDIAC advises the Federal Reserve Board on local economic conditions, the impact of regulations and the Federal Reserve’s operational services and oversight of community depository institutions. He is chairman and chief executive officer at 1st Source Bank.

  • Beacon Health Details Leadership Transition

    The chief executive officer of South Bend-based Beacon Health System is stepping down. Phil Newbold has served as CEO for 30 years and will be succeeded by Chief Operating Officer Kreg Gruber (pictured). The transition will officially take effect November 1. Beacon says Newbold will remain with the organization until the end of the year to "provide transitional support."

  • Mainstreet CEO Steps Down From Board

    The founder and chief executive officer of Carmel-based Mainstreet has resigned as chairman of the board of directors for subsidiary Mainstreet Health Investments Inc. Zeke Turner says he is stepping down to focus on Mainstreet's continued growth. Mainstreet Health Investments was formed through a reverse takeover transaction between another Mainstreet subsidiary, Mainstreet Investment Co. LLC and Canada-based Kingsway Arms Retirement Residences Inc.

  • Dimension Mill Appoints Executive Director

    Pat East has been appointed executive director of the Dimension Mill, Bloomington's downtown co-working and business incubator space. It is slated to open in 2018. He started Hanapin Marketing, a company specializes in pay per click advertising, in 2004.

  • Barnes & Thornburg Names Merkel COO

    Barnes & Thornburg LLP has named Steven Merkel chief operating officer. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel who joins the firm after serving as chief of operations for the United States Military Academy. Earlier operational roles held by Merkel include brigade commander at the U.S. Military Academy; chief of operations for a multinational security force in Kabul, Afghanistan and chief of operations for the U.S First Army.

  • Brink Joins FaegreBD Consulting

    Michael Brink has joined Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting as a senior director. He has spent more than two decades as a government official, business executive and consultant. Brink has expertise in public-private partnerships across a number of projects, including leading multiple utility and human services P3 transactions.

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    • Bedel: 'The Road To Mars Goes Through Indiana'

      Representatives from the state joined members from the NASA Space Launch System (SLS), Orion and Ground Systems programs to celebrate Indiana's aerospace and defense industry.

      Executive Director of the Indiana Aerospace and Defense Council Ryan Metzing says there are more than a dozen small to medium-sized companies located in Indiana that are playing a significant role in America’s future in deep space.

    • Indiana's Effort for Amazon HQ

      The clock is ticking for central Indiana to submit a proposal for Amazon’s massive second headquartersand the potential for 50,000 new jobs. What can we check off and where are we lacking? TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier shares our strengths and weaknesses.

    • Cheddar gets Cheddar

      Cheddar gets some cheddar. The Bloomington tech billing company lands $1.25 million in funding. We talk with the startup’s CEO about a unique business model and adding jobs.

    • Ironworks Hotel Opens, Bottleworks Progressing

      Wisconsin-based Hendricks Commercial Properties has built the first luxury boutique hotel on the north side of Indianapolis, and they aren’t stopping there. Next up… a $260 million development along Mass Ave.in downtown Indy. 

    • Cutting-Edge Auto Tech Center Moving Forward

      The automotive industry has long been the engine of Indiana’s economy. We have some exclusive details on Ivy Tech’s plans for a sophisticated automotive technology center.

    • LyoHUB Trying to Advance Freeze-Drying

      Researchers are working to modernize a process that could be used in making everything from freeze-dried space foods to lifesaving wonder drugs. In the Business of Health, Barb Lewis talks about the goal of the Purdue LyoHUB.

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    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: 1-on-1 With 'The Big O'

      Inside INdiana Business talks to Oscar Robertson after being selected as one of 16 sports legends that will be immortalized in a life-size bronze statue at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Sports Legends Experience opening in the spring. "The Big O" also discusses growing up in Indianapolis and some of his Crispus Attucks High School teammates who made history in 1955 as the first all-black high school in the country to win a state title.

    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Tamika Catchings Talks 'Sports Legend' Honor, Love For Indy

      Former Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings will forever be remembered for her exceptional accolades on the hardwood, and in the community. The 10-time WNBA All-Star talks to Inside INdiana Business about being honored as one of 16 sports legends that will be immortalized in a series of bronze statues at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis' Sports Legends Experience set to open in the spring. Catchings also opens up about her love of Indianapolis.

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    • Indiana's Effort for Amazon HQ

      The clock is ticking for central Indiana to submit a proposal for Amazon’s massive second headquartersand the potential for 50,000 new jobs. What can we check off and where are we lacking? TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier shares our strengths and weaknesses.

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      Large or small, businesses contain processes that define how they work. Those processes may be simple or complex, and may or may not be documented and consistent across the organization. During growth and change, processes tend to become more complex in one of two ways: Like pioneers exploring uncharted territory, start-up organizations tend to build processes organically. These methods are rarely documented and evolve quickly with technology and business changes.

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      The Indianapolis Colts have hired Steve Campbell as vice president of communications. He has more than 25 years of experience working at all levels of media, community programming and public service. Campbell currently is president of Campbell Strategies LLC, a local communications and strategy firm providing media counsel to business, nonprofit and public sector clients. He founded the firm in 2009.

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