• John Wechsler (pictured on-stage) is founder of Launch Fishers and Launch Indy and an organizer of Fail Fest.

    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...

  • Ronald Elsenbaumer will become IPFW chancellor November 1 and will transition to Purdue Fort Wayne chancellor July 1.

    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.

  • Rise in Home Sales Continues in August

    F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales in central Indiana increased 3.2 percent in August. More than 3,000 homes were sold in the 15-county region, up from more than 2,900 during the same month last year. 

  • Union Hospital has two locations: Terre Haute (pictured) and Clinton.

    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. 

  • The 50-ton Chillzilla thank is the first of its kind in the world. (photo courtesy Sutton-Garten Co.)

    Dry Ice Manufacturer Completes Upgrades

    A nearly 100-year-old company has completed a $600,000 upgrade to its dry ice production facility in Indianapolis. Sutton-Garten Co. says the investment included the installation of the world's first 50-ton Chart Chillzilla tank, which cools liquid CO2. 

  • Fort Wayne Mayor Unveils Budget Proposal

    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has unveiled a proposed budget for 2018. It totals $165 million and will be formally presented to the City Council Monday. Henry says the figures include nearly $30 million for neighborhoods roads, streets, sidewalks, alleys and bridges. It also includes 24 new police officers and 22 new firefighters.

  • IU Touts Boost in Commercialization Efforts

    The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is touting the school's technology transfer activity in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The university received 57 issued patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a more than 20 percent increase over the previous year. 

  • (photo courtesy Pacers Sports & Entertainment)

    Pacers Names Esports Director

    Pacers Sports & Entertainment and the Indiana Pacers have selected Cody Parrent as director of esports operations. Parrent will oversee the franchise's efforts in the inaugural NBA 2K esports league, which will launch in 2018. 

  • First Internet Bancorp is headquartered in Fishers.

    First Internet Bank Hits Stock Offering Goal

    Fishers-based First Internet Bancorp (Nasdaq: INBK) has completed its public offering of more than 1.6 million shares of common stock. The parent of First Internet Bank says the offering succeeded in its goal of raising nearly $45 million in net proceeds.

  • Nearly 400 Counties, Cities, Towns Score Matching Road Funds

    Hundreds of Hoosier communities will share in $150 million from the state for local road work. The Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative involves matching funding for nearly 400 city, county and town projects. Applications for the second-year program rose by nearly 50 percent. At least half the available funding had to go to communities with a population of 50,000 or fewer.

  • Tech

    • 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...

    • IU Touts Boost in Commercialization Efforts

      The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is touting the school's technology transfer activity in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The university received 57 issued patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a more than 20 percent increase over the previous year. 

    • 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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  • Education

    • 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...

    • IU Touts Boost in Commercialization Efforts

      The Indiana University Innovation and Commercialization Office is touting the school's technology transfer activity in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The university received 57 issued patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, a more than 20 percent increase over the previous year. 

    • 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.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Dry Ice Manufacturer Completes Upgrades

      A nearly 100-year-old company has completed a $600,000 upgrade to its dry ice production facility in Indianapolis. Sutton-Garten Co. says the investment included the installation of the world's first 50-ton Chart Chillzilla tank, which cools liquid CO2. 

    • IEDC Considers New Carlisle Site a Contender For Potential Toyota-Mazda Plant

      A spokeswoman for the Indiana Economic Development Corp. confirms the state sees a site in New Carlisle as a potential fit for a $1.6 billion project being floated by Toyota and Mazda. Abby Gras adds that at any given time, the IEDC is evaluating sites for some 80-90 projects in its pipeline. The automaking collaboration could bring an anticipated 4,000 jobs wherever it ends up being located. Gras says it is too early to speculate on which sites the state sees as top contenders.

    • Nearly 400 Counties, Cities, Towns Score Matching Road Funds

      Hundreds of Hoosier communities will share in $150 million from the state for local road work. The Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative involves matching funding for nearly 400 city, county and town projects. Applications for the second-year program rose by nearly 50 percent. At least half the available funding had to go to communities with a population of 50,000 or fewer.

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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

    • 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. 

    • 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.

    • Ball State to Break Ground on Health Building

      Officials at Ball State University will Thursday afternoon break ground on the $62.5 million Health Professions Building. The 167,000-square-foot facility is expected to be complete in summer 2019. 

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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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  • 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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      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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      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.

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      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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