• (Image courtesy of the city of South Bend.)

    Buttigieg Favors Downtown For Train Station Relocation

    South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg says plans to relocate the city's current South Shore Line location at the South Bend International Airport need "a sense of direction." A study released in April suggests a potential downtown location would cost over $100 million -- the most of any of the five proposed sites -- but would have the highest upside in terms of economic impact. The move is part of a long-term series of efforts aimed at reducing commute times on the rail route...

  • (file photo courtesy Indianapolis International Airport)

    Indy Airport Poised For Another Record Year

    A new report shows the Indianapolis International Airport is on pace to break last year's passenger traffic record. Through the first half of the year, the Indianapolis Airport Authority says passenger totals have risen 7 percent on the backs of record-breaking April, May and June traffic figures. In 2017, 8.77 million passengers flew through IND. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Executive Director Mario Rodriguez attributed the increases to...

  • The building will be converted to the Aloft Indianapolis Downtown

    Historic Downtown Indy Building to Become Hotel

    A hotel owner and operator with offices in Columbus and New York has acquired a historic building in downtown Indianapolis. Everwood Hospitality Partners says it has invested $5 million to acquire the former Stockyards Bank Building and plans to invest an additional $13 million to transform the building into a 128-room hotel. The 12-story building, which was built in 1898, will become the Aloft Indianapolis Downtown. Renovation work is expected to begin in the...

  • Dupont Hospital Earns First-in-State Accreditation

    Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network says one of its hospitals has become the first facility in the state to receive a special designation for the care of senior patients. The American College of Emergency Physicians has accredited the ER at Dupont Hospital as a Geriatric Emergency Department.

  • I-69 construction delayed in Bloomington

    I-69 Delays Causing More Bloomington Traffic Problems

    Construction to complete section 5 of I-69 will take longer than expected and will impact students returning to IU. The "substantial completion" date for the stretch of interstate was August 31, but INDOT officials now say despite an accelerated schedule of 16-hour work days and six-day work weeks, the work won't be done for several more weeks.  INDOT says the construction will pose challenges for drivers in and around Bloomington through the end of the ...

  • Create Indy includes the Film Indy and Music City strategies.

    Hogsett Unveils 'Create Indy'

    Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett has launched a comprehensive effort aimed at making Indianapolis an arts and culture hub. Create Indy combines the city's music and film strategies with new grants to support design, media and food projects as well as strategic planning efforts. One of the new grants will target emerging cultural economies" that often do not quality for traditional funding sources. Individuals and organizations can apply for up to $10,000 each.

  • Notre Dame is the highest-ranking Indiana school.

    Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Colleges in America'

    Nearly two dozen Hoosier institutions are included in MONEY magazine's rankings of the Best Colleges in America. More than 700 schools are on the list, which was determined by a number of factors in three categories, including quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.

  • (Rendering of phase two of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project provided by the city of Fort Wayne.)

    Fort Wayne Riverfront Contract Pulled

    A proposed $2.5 million contract for the design work for the next two phases of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project has been pulled. Our partners at WPTA-TV report the Fort Wayne City Council withdrew the contract, which was set to go to Philadelphia-based DAVID RUBIN Land Collective.

  • (Image courtesy of WonderLab)

    'Major Renovations' Underway at WonderLab

    WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington is in the midst of multiple construction projects. The $250,000 work includes adding a new dedicated gallery called Science Sprouts Place designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. WonderLab will be closed through August 23 for other "spiff up" efforts including additions to the Coral Reef Aquarium exhibit and renovations to its second floor where a hot air balloon exhibit was previously featured.

  • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

    IU Center to Focus on Regenerative Medicine

    The Indiana University School of Medicine has announced plans for a new center focused on regenerative medicine. IU will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to establish the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, specializing in what the university says is a rapidly-developing field. The center will be led by Chandan Sen, who previously served as director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies at Ohio State University.

  • Tech

    • Work to Begin on Power Plant-to-Data Center Project

      Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott and Governor Eric Holcomb will take part in a groundbreaking Wednesday on a $40 million industrial redevelopment project. Indiana NAP is a venture created to transform the former State Line Generating Facility in the Lake County city into the Digital Crossroads of America Data Center. In an interview featured in July in our quarterly INPower energy innovation publication, Indianapolis attorney Tom Dakich, who is co-leading the effort, said he expects...

    • Girls Who Code Founder Seeks 'Future Female Talent'

      The founder of Girls Who Code says she sees good signs in Indianapolis when it comes to getting more girls into technology. However, Reshma Saujani says, for real change to take hold, "the way we raise our girls has to change." During her keynote address at Tuesday's Indy Women in Tech Summit, Saujani said girls need to be encouraged to be risk-takers willing to fail, rather than being overly-coddled and protected. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary...

    • As Growth Picks Up, Viral Launch Adds Experienced COO

      Indianapolis-based Viral Launch Chief Executive Officer Casey Gauss says he is satisfied with progress on the company's growth plans and the addition of a veteran operations executive will help keep things on-track. Mitch Black, who most recently served as CEO of Bloomington-based Author Solutions LLC, has been named president and chief operating officer. The company, which advises customers on how to sell their products through Amazon, currently employs...

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  • Education

    • I-69 Delays Causing More Bloomington Traffic Problems

      Construction to complete section 5 of I-69 will take longer than expected and will impact students returning to IU. The "substantial completion" date for the stretch of interstate was August 31, but INDOT officials now say despite an accelerated schedule of 16-hour work days and six-day work weeks, the work won't be done for several more weeks.  INDOT says the construction will pose challenges for drivers in and around Bloomington through the end of the ...

    • Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Colleges in America'

      Nearly two dozen Hoosier institutions are included in MONEY magazine's rankings of the Best Colleges in America. More than 700 schools are on the list, which was determined by a number of factors in three categories, including quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.

    • (Image courtesy of WonderLab)

      'Major Renovations' Underway at WonderLab

      WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington is in the midst of multiple construction projects. The $250,000 work includes adding a new dedicated gallery called Science Sprouts Place designed for babies, toddlers and their caregivers. WonderLab will be closed through August 23 for other "spiff up" efforts including additions to the Coral Reef Aquarium exhibit and renovations to its second floor where a hot air balloon exhibit was previously featured.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • Work to Begin on Power Plant-to-Data Center Project

      Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott and Governor Eric Holcomb will take part in a groundbreaking Wednesday on a $40 million industrial redevelopment project. Indiana NAP is a venture created to transform the former State Line Generating Facility in the Lake County city into the Digital Crossroads of America Data Center. In an interview featured in July in our quarterly INPower energy innovation publication, Indianapolis attorney Tom Dakich, who is co-leading the effort, said he expects...

    • OrthoPediatrics went public in October 2017. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

      OrthoPediatrics Growing in Warsaw

      Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has announced plans to expand its Kosciusko County headquarters. The medical device manufacturer says it will invest $1 million to double the size of its existing warehouse and adding office space and dedicated training and education facilities.

    • Heartland Foods occupies nearly 860,000 square feet of space in Marion County.

      Heartland Foods Plans Another Expansion

      Carmel-based Heartland Food Products Group is planning to expand production capacity at two of facilities on the northwest side of Indianapolis. The company, which makes sweetener brands such as Splenda and other beverage products, says it will invest $32 million in new production and logistics equipment, creating up to 60 jobs by 2021. Heartland is seeking a 10-year tax abatement for the project, which will be considered next week by the city's Metropolitan Development Commission.

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  • Life Sciences

    • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

      IU Center to Focus on Regenerative Medicine

      The Indiana University School of Medicine has announced plans for a new center focused on regenerative medicine. IU will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to establish the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, specializing in what the university says is a rapidly-developing field. The center will be led by Chandan Sen, who previously served as director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies at Ohio State University.

    • Acquisition Costs Lead to Loss for BASi

      West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) is reporting a fiscal third quarter net loss of $75,000, compared to net income of $227,000 during the same period last year. Chief Financial Officer Jill Blumhoff says the earnings were negatively affected by costs related to the company's July acquisition of Missouri-based Seventh Wave Laboratories LLC. 

    • OrthoPediatrics went public in October 2017. (photo courtesy Nasdaq)

      OrthoPediatrics Growing in Warsaw

      Warsaw-based OrthoPediatrics Corp. (Nasdaq: KIDS) has announced plans to expand its Kosciusko County headquarters. The medical device manufacturer says it will invest $1 million to double the size of its existing warehouse and adding office space and dedicated training and education facilities.

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  • Health

    • Dupont Hospital Earns First-in-State Accreditation

      Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Health Network says one of its hospitals has become the first facility in the state to receive a special designation for the care of senior patients. The American College of Emergency Physicians has accredited the ER at Dupont Hospital as a Geriatric Emergency Department.

    • Chandan Sen will serve as the inaugural director of the center. (photo courtesy IU School of Medicine)

      IU Center to Focus on Regenerative Medicine

      The Indiana University School of Medicine has announced plans for a new center focused on regenerative medicine. IU will invest more than $20 million over the next five years to establish the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering, specializing in what the university says is a rapidly-developing field. The center will be led by Chandan Sen, who previously served as director of the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Cell-Based Therapies at Ohio State University.

    • Kathleen Unroe is the founder of Care Revolution. (photo courtesy Indiana University)

      Medical Startup Seeks to Support Nursing Home Patients

      An associate professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine has launched a startup aimed at changing how nursing homes care for long-stay residents. Kathleen Unroe says Care Revolution's goal is to reduce the number of unnecessary transfers from nursing homes to hospitals.

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  • Ag INnovation

    • Hoosier Homestead Awards Honor Farm Families

      Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler honored 88 families Friday with the Hoosier Homestead Award. To be eligible for the Hoosier Homestead Award, farms must also consist of more than 20 acres or produce more than $1,000 of agricultural products annually. There are three categories for the award, including the Centennial Award for 100 years of ownership, the Sesquicentennial Award for 150 years of ownership and the...

    • Italian Cheese Producers to Launch Plant in Northeast Indiana

      A startup cheese maker has announced $9.5 million plans to locate its facility in Huntington County. Golfo di Napoli Dairy, which will use organic milk from Fair Oaks Farm in northwest Indiana to produce multiple cheese varieties, says it will create 35 jobs over the next two years. Production in Warren is expected to begin in February. The owners and operators of the new plant, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. says, are fourth-generation cheese makers from Italy.

    • Ivy Tech to Open Precision Ag Facility

      Ivy Tech Community College in Terre Haute will Wednesday cut the ribbon on the new home of its Precision Agriculture Equipment Technology program. The college says the Center of Excellence Laboratory space will provide students with real-world, hands-on learning opportunities.

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  • Kathy Callen and David Lupke

    USF Re-Elects Trustees

    The University of Saint Francis has re-elected the following trustees: Kathy Callen (pictured), Old National Bank; Steve Corona, Corona Consulting; Richard Fox, Barrett & McNagny; David Lupke (pictured), Lupke Rice Insurance & Financial Services and Thom Obergfell, First Merchants Bank. They have been re-elected to three-year terms.

  • Christina Hage

    Managed Health Services Adds VP

    Managed Health Services has named Christina Hage vice president of external affairs. She has more than a decade of experience in state and federal government and the private sector with a focus on public policy, communications and government affairs. Hage most recently served as vice president of public policy for United Way of Central Indiana.

  • Lou Moneymaker

    Longtime Bosma Enterprises Chief Details Retirement

    After 17 years as chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Bosma Enterprises, Lou Moneymaker has announced retirement plans. His last day leading the nonprofit that works to help Hoosiers who are blind or visually-impaired will be July 31. Prior to arriving at Bosma, Moneymaker spent 32 years in roles ranging from teacher to coach to dean of students at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Indianapolis.

  • Melissa Roberts and Paige Geer

    Energy Systems Network Makes Appointments

    Energy Systems Network, a nonprofit initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership focused on advancing the energy technology and mobility sectors, has added Matt Peak as director of mobility. Tim O’Hara has been named director of grid and infrastructure. Melissa Roberts (pictured) has been promoted to chief of staff. Also, Paige Geer (pictured) has been named communications specialist.

  • Ashley Harris and Lori Norris

    Christel House International Adds to Team

    Christel House International has named Ashley Harris development assistant and event coordinator. She previously served as marketing/promotions director for Emmis Communications – WIBC. Also, Lori Norris has been appointed fundraising consultant for the Passport to Prosperity event.

  • Pitt Thompson

    Christamore House CEO to Retire

    Pitt Thompson has announced plans to retire as chief executive officer of the Christamore House. Before taking on the leadership role at the organization in 2016, he served as vice president of operations for IU Health and vice president of business development for a Michigan-based security firm.

  • Chris Thyen and Kathy Thomson

    Kimball Electronics Makes Executive Appointments

    Kimball Electronics has appointed Desiree Castillejos chief strategy officer and vice president of corporate development and mergers and acquisitions. Chris Thyen (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of new platforms. Also, Kathy Thomson  (pictured) has been appointed vice president of global business development and design services, succeeding Thyen.

  • Kelly Henderson and Jason Austin

    SteadyServ Expands Executive Team

    SteadyServ has added to its executive team: Andy Troxel, director of client success; Ryan Valle, director of sales operations and enablement and Kelly Henderson (pictured), marketing director. Also, Jason Austin (pictured) has been promoted to vice president of product engineering and strategy.

  • Gary Bertoline

    Conexus Indiana Names Purdue Leader to Board

    Conexus Indiana has appointed Gary Bertoline to its board of directors. He is dean of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and distinguished professor of Computer Graphics Technology and Computer & Information Technology at Purdue University. Bertoline joins the 13-member board, which is comprised of statewide representatives from industry and academia.

  • Mitch Black

    Viral Launch Adds Experienced COO

    Indianapolis-based Viral Launch has named Mitch Black president and chief operating officer. He most recently served as chief executive officer of Bloomington-based Author Solutions LLC. Prior to leading Author Solutions, Black served as president of Indianapolis-based MOBI for five years.

  • James Wimbush

    IU Establishes Black Philanthropy Circle

    Indiana University has launched the Indiana University Black Philanthropy Circle. Formed by IU alumni and friends of the university, the circle will address education issues faced by black communities through the power of philanthropic giving. The Black Philanthropy Circle first grew from the passions of 23 founding members and will support academic resources, create scholarships and fund initiatives. Wimbush and IU alumna Rose Mays will lead the circle as interim co-chairs.

  • Liz Gilhooly and Tara Goble

    Meyers Glaros Group Adds to Team

    Schererville-based Meyers Glaros Group has added Liz Gilhooly as commercial property and casualty insurance team assistant. She most recently served as a customer service representative at Alverno Clinical Laboratories. Also, Tara Goble has been named benefits team assistant.

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    • Inaugural Summit Highlights 'Value of Water'

      Organizers of the inaugural Indiana Water Summit say acting like "the grownups in the room" will allow Indiana to create a sustainable water plan to deal with increasing personal and industry demand. White River Alliance Executive Director Jill Hoffman says, as a manufacturing- and agriculture-heavy state, Indiana is among the nation's leaders when it comes to depending on water for economic growth.

    • Elkhart Town Hall: Booming RV Industry

      Inside INdiana Business is on the road coming to you from the RV Capital of the World...Elkhart!  RV is big business for manufacturers, suppliers and the entire region. We talk to some of the industry’s major players, including longtime manufacturer Lippert and newcomer Furrion.

    • Elkhart Town Hall: Quality of Place Initiatives

      The $300 million Elkhart River District is well on its way to becoming a live, work, play destination. From an Aquatics Center to apartments and condos and retail, city and county leaders hope it will be a magnet for talent.

    • Elkhart Town Hall: ETHOS Innovation Center

      Can a center teaching children about science help solve the worker shortage? Leadership behind the ETHOS Innovation Center say yes. We take you inside the sprawling campus where STEM is king! 

    • Elkhart Town Hall: Diversifying Its Economy

      There's more than the RV industry in Elkhart. We visit with the CEOs of supply chain provider Kem Krest and corrugated box manufacturer Welch Packaging to talk about expansion and future growth.

    • Elkhart Town Hall: Regional Cooperation

      Regional cooperation is beginning to develop in northern Indiana. Elkhart, South Bend, Mishawaka, Goshen have long operated on their own, but now, there’s an effort to work together to make the region stronger. 

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    • Culture Matters: Milhaus

      With another installment of our monthly Culture Matters segment we spotlight the reasons for the rapid growth of Milhaus, the development company headquartered in downtown Indianapolis. We also take a look at some of their completed projects, and how their workplace culture translates to their projects and their customers.  

    • WEB EXCLUSIVE: Holcomb Signs SaaS Industry Bill

      Governor Eric Holcomb says a tax exemption for Sales as a Service is something that was brought up "again and again" in meeting with Hoosier tech executives. Indiana is one of four states to have approved this type of law. The ceremonial signing took place Friday morning at the headquarters of Indianapolis-based SaaS company, DemandJump.

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      From pay rate to wellness programs, there are many important areas that employers need to pay attention to regularly; however, there is one that is often forgotten — 401(k) benefits. A 401(k) plan provides employees with the opportunity to deduct a portion of their pay and use it as a contribution towards retirement. Properly saving for retirement is vital to ensuring a healthy lifestyle after an employee’s career comes to an end, but 50 percent of Americans claim to not...

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    • Hoosier Schools Among 'Best Colleges in America'

      Nearly two dozen Hoosier institutions are included in MONEY magazine's rankings of the Best Colleges in America. More than 700 schools are on the list, which was determined by a number of factors in three categories, including quality of education, affordability, and outcomes.

    • I-69 Delays Causing More Bloomington Traffic Problems

      Construction to complete section 5 of I-69 will take longer than expected and will impact students returning to IU. The "substantial completion" date for the stretch of interstate was August 31, but INDOT officials now say despite an accelerated schedule of 16-hour work days and six-day work weeks, the work won't be done for several more weeks.  INDOT says the construction will pose challenges for drivers in and around Bloomington through the end of the ...

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      An annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country includes 63 Hoosier businesses. Greenwood-based The Garrett Companies is again tops among Indiana companies on the Inc. 5000 list, breaking into the top 10 in the U.S. for the first time. Its number 10 national ranking is the highest for an Indiana-based business since 2016 when eLuxurySupply.com in Evansville placed fourth.

    • (Rendering of phase two of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project provided by the city of Fort Wayne.)

      Fort Wayne Riverfront Contract Pulled

      A proposed $2.5 million contract for the design work for the next two phases of the Riverfront Fort Wayne project has been pulled. Our partners at WPTA-TV report the Fort Wayne City Council withdrew the contract, which was set to go to Philadelphia-based DAVID RUBIN Land Collective.

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      A new report shows the Indianapolis International Airport is on pace to break last year's passenger traffic record. Through the first half of the year, the Indianapolis Airport Authority says passenger totals have risen 7 percent on the backs of record-breaking April, May and June traffic figures. In 2017, 8.77 million passengers flew through IND. In an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Executive Director Mario Rodriguez attributed the increases to...