• (Image courtesy of IU Health.)

    IU Health Touts 'Substantial Progress' in 2017

    One of the largest health care providers in the state estimates its community benefit in 2017 reached approximately $583 million. Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health also reflected on major projects throughout the state that were launched last year, including replacing the old IU Health Bloomington Hospital, integrating maternity and neonatal services at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health by 2020 and expanding patient, operating room and lab capacity at IU Health West.

  • Benner: New Corruption Allegations Could do More Damage to NCAA

    Inside INdiana Sports Contributor Bill Benner believes a Yahoo! Sports report that alleges large-scale corruption at more than 20 NCAA member schools involving improper payments to recruits through a well-known agent might not be the end of the story. However, he believes a sad day could turn into "a glad day" in the long-run, if the process brings systematic changes. The organization has more than 1,100 member colleges and universities.

  • The minors, being offered through the Scott College of Business, will begin this fall.

    ISU Trustees Approve Minors, Rate Increases

    Indiana State University's board of trustees has approved new minors in entrepreneurship and human capital management. At its Friday meeting, the board also approved increases in the cost for traditional residence hall rooms and standard meal plans. The school says it developed the programs after assessing industry needs and surveying faculty, students and alumni. Scott College of Business Associate Professor of Management David Robinson says the current generation of students has...

  • (photo courtesy Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College)

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Kicks Off 'Aspire Higher' Campaign

    Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has publicly launched a $22 million comprehensive campaign. The school says the Aspire Higher Campaign will support its strategic plan priorities, such as campus infrastructure improvement and enrollment growth. 

  • Housing Projects Land $20M in Funding

    The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority has awarded nearly $20 million in funding to 17 low-income housing projects throughout the state. The organization says the goal of the funding is to give private developers and investors more incentive to provide affordable rental housing options.

  • (Image of Teri Willey courtesy of the IURTC.)

    IURTC Launches Philanthropic Venture Fund

    The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has announced a new fund designed to support startup development and research by faculty, students and staff on all IU campuses. The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund is a $15 million endeavor that could grow beyond $50 million. Much of the fund's support will come from gifts to the university. IU says early stage companies can use the capital to cover prototyping, proof-of-concept testing and equity investments.

  • (Image courtesy of the Blue River Valley School Corp. in New Castle.)

    Indiana Schools Land Digital Learning Grants

    More than two dozen school districts throughout the state will receive Digital Learning Grants through the Indiana Department of Education. The Office of eLearning funding will support science, technology, engineering and math, as well as computer science initiatives. Between $11,000 and $75,000 will go toward each school for a total of nearly $2 million. The IDOE says proposals include...

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    Ivy Tech Footprint Evolves in Gary

    Ivy Tech Community College says it is shifting the location of its classes in Gary. A spokesman tells Inside INdiana Business the college will consider the next steps for its current campus in January, along with assessing its course offerings throughout various locations. Classes will be held in the new, $45 million Indiana University Arts and Sciences Building in Gary, which opened late last year. Jeff Fanter adds...

  • The company says home prices averaged $192,290 in central Indiana last month.

    Home Sales Continue to Rise

    F.C. Tucker Company says stats from the Central Indiana housing market show the market continues its upward climb. Sales grew 2.5 percent in January compared to January 2017.The average year-to-date home price rose 6.3 percent to $192,290. Homes also sold 14 days faster, on average. 

  • South Bend Named 'Champion City' in Nationwide Contest

    South Bend is one of 35 Champion Cities selected as finalists in the 2018 U.S. Mayors Challenge. The nationwide competition encourages cities to "uncover bold, inventive ideas that confront the toughest problems cities face." 

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    • Tech Census Shows Successes, Need For Improvement

      Indianapolis-based Powderkeg has released the inaugural Indianapolis Tech Census Report. The report details the results of a survey of nearly 400 members of the Indy tech community, including the momentum, growth and challenges facing the tech sector. One of the key takeaways centers around diversity and equality among tech companies which, according to the report, shows room for improvement. During an interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, CEO Matt Hunckler 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.

    • Knowledge Services Moves Ahead with Fishers HQ

      Knowledge Services has selected CitiMark Management Company, and American Structurepoint, to develop and build it's new headquarters in the Green Acres Technology Park in Fishers. Construction on the 80,000 square foot building, adjacent to Navient's headquarters, is set to be complete by the end of 2019, and will provide nearly 400 jobs by 2021.  

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  • Education

    • ISU Trustees Approve Minors, Rate Increases

      Indiana State University's board of trustees has approved new minors in entrepreneurship and human capital management. At its Friday meeting, the board also approved increases in the cost for traditional residence hall rooms and standard meal plans. The school says it developed the programs after assessing industry needs and surveying faculty, students and alumni. Scott College of Business Associate Professor of Management David Robinson says the current generation of students has...

    • (photo courtesy Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College)

      Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Kicks Off 'Aspire Higher' Campaign

      Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has publicly launched a $22 million comprehensive campaign. The school says the Aspire Higher Campaign will support its strategic plan priorities, such as campus infrastructure improvement and enrollment growth. 

    • (Image of Teri Willey courtesy of the IURTC.)

      IURTC Launches Philanthropic Venture Fund

      The Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. has announced a new fund designed to support startup development and research by faculty, students and staff on all IU campuses. The IU Philanthropic Venture Fund is a $15 million endeavor that could grow beyond $50 million. Much of the fund's support will come from gifts to the university. IU says early stage companies can use the capital to cover prototyping, proof-of-concept testing and equity investments.

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  • Manufacturing & Logistics

    • General Mills to Acquire Company Growing in Richmond

      Minnesota-based General Mills Inc. (NYSE: GIS) has announced plans to acquire a Connecticut-based company with a major presence in Indiana. The $8 billion deal for Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. (Nasdaq: BUFF) includes the company's new facility in Richmond, which remains under construction.

    • Sunday Sales Bill Now Awaits The Governor

      A bill allowing Sunday carryout alcohol sales in Indiana is headed to Governor Eric Holcomb's desk. The measure will take effect upon its passage, rather than waiting until July 1 when approved laws are typically slated to take effect. When the vote to concur was brought to the full Senate floor Thursday, Senate Bill 1 author Ron Alting (R-22) called it a historic moment for the state.

    • Valpo to Add Logistics Management Degree

      The Valparaiso University College of Business is launching a new degree program in supply chain and logistics management. The university says the program, which will be available both as a major and minor, will "prepare business leaders to manage complex operations" across a variety of industries, including technology, manufacturing, and retail. Valpo says the program will feature new courses in...

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  • Life Sciences

    • Governor Eric Holcomb Makes Appointments to State Boards, Commissions

      Governor Holcomb Makes Commission Appointments

      Governor Holcomb has announced several appointments and reappointments to various state commissions and boards. They include the Commission for Higher Education, Graduate Medical Education Board and State Board of Accountancy. 

    • Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags Reach Global Stage

      Some 30 years after inspiration struck for an economical way to prevent post-harvest losses from insects, a specially-designed bag system has reached global commercialization. Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags were invented by College of Agriculture professor Larry Murdock following a trip to Africa in the late-1980s. Murdock, associate professor Dieudonné Baributsa and a former Ph.D. student, Laurie Kitch, launched PICS Global Inc. to produce...

    • 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...

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  • Health

    • (Image courtesy of IU Health.)

      IU Health Touts 'Substantial Progress' in 2017

      One of the largest health care providers in the state estimates its community benefit in 2017 reached approximately $583 million. Indianapolis-based Indiana University Health also reflected on major projects throughout the state that were launched last year, including replacing the old IU Health Bloomington Hospital, integrating maternity and neonatal services at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health by 2020 and expanding patient, operating room and lab capacity at IU Health West.

    • Deputy Surgeon General to Speak at ISU

      Rear Admiral Sylvia Trent-Adams will speak on promoting public health April 6th in the University Hall Auditorium on the Indiana State University campus. Trent-Adams's event will be held from 8:30am-10:15am and is part of the Lambda Sigma Chapter Annual Research Day. 

    • Clinic to Offer Therapies Not Available to Hoosiers

      Armed with a $1 million grant and a new high-profile partnership, the founder and executive director of Lawrence-based NeuroHope says he expects the new physical therapy clinic for patients recovering from brain and spinal cord injuries to cast a wider net. Chris Leeuw says the support from the state's Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Fund will expand services and bring to Indiana therapies that are not currently available. The center, which launched three years ago, is now part of...

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    • Purdue Improved Crop Storage Bags Reach Global Stage

      Some 30 years after inspiration struck for an economical way to prevent post-harvest losses from insects, a specially-designed bag system has reached global commercialization. Purdue Improved Crop Storage bags were invented by College of Agriculture professor Larry Murdock following a trip to Africa in the late-1980s. Murdock, associate professor Dieudonné Baributsa and a former Ph.D. student, Laurie Kitch, launched PICS Global Inc. to produce...

    • 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. 

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  • Humair Chowdhry

    PNC Bank Names VP

    PNC Bank N.A has appointed Humair Chowdhry vice president and relationship manager for business banking. He has more than 10 years of banking experience, including consumer, commercial and SBA lending. Chowdhry most recently served as vice president and sales manager for State Bank & Trust Co.

  • Lori Kaplan

    CIRTA Executive Director Retires

    Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Lori Kaplan has retired. She served in the position for two years. Kaplan previously served as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

  • David Wolf and Fred Klipsch

    Purdue Alumni Selected For Space Council Users Advisory Group

    Decorated NASA astronaut David Wolf and Indianapolis businessman/philanthropist Fred Klipsch, both Purdue University alumni, will serve as members of the new Users Advisory Group for the National Space Council. Vice President Mike Pence announced the appointments during an event at Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. The men are among 29 individuals selected to serve on the advisory group from non-federal organizations, such as private industry.

  • Billie Dragoo

    Sigma Foundation For Nursing Adds Dragoo to Board

    Sigma Foundation for Nursing has added Billie Dragoo as a member to its 2017-2019 board of directors. She is founder and CEO of RepuCare and has 23 years experience in the medical staffing industry. Dragoo’s leadership has led RepuCare to be named one of the fastest-growing US staffing firms for 2015 by Staffing Industry Analysts.

  • Barbara Glass and Steve Dillinger

    Indianapolis Airport Authority Board Re-Elects Officers

    The Indianapolis Airport Authority’s governing board reelected: Barbara Glass (pictured), president; Steve Dillinger (pictured), vice president; Al Bennett, secretary and Robert Thomson, treasurer. Glass was elected board president in January 2017. Dillinger has a strong record of local government and community service. Bennett is retired from the Indiana Department of Correction. Thomson is senior director of finance for the IAA.

  • Heidi Unger

    Pearl Pathways Adds Unger as Analyst

    Indianapolis-based Pearl Pathways has named Heidi Unger regulatory publication analyst to support biopharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic life science companies. She previously spent 15 years at John Wiley and Sons. Unger earned a BA in English and Journalism from Franklin College.

  • Brenda Horn and Jennifer Dzwonar

    Women’s Fund Names New Advisory Board Leadership

    Women’s Fund of Central Indiana has announced Brenda Horn (pictured), retired partner of Ice Miller LLP, will serve as its advisory board chair. Melissa Proffitt, managing partner at Ice Miller LLP, is stepping down after two years as chair. Jennifer Dzwonar (pictured), managing principal at Borshoff, is the advisory board’s new vice chair.

  • Anne Hathaway

    Hathaway Chosen For Republican National Committee

    Hathaway Strategies President and CEO, Anne Hathaway, has been elected to serve Hoosier Republicans on the Republican National Committee. She is the 7th District Chair of the Committee and replaces Marsha Coats, the wife of Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats. Hathaway was recommended to the state committee by Indiana Republican Party Chair Kyle Hupfer, and supported by Governor Holcomb.

  • Isao Matsuzaki

    Honda Announces Greensburg Leadership Changes

    Honda Manufacturing of Indiana LLC in Greensburg has named Isao Matsuzaki president. He succeeds Bob Nelson, who will become senior vice president and regional division manager of the North America E-Planning Division at Honda of America Manufacturing in Ohio. Matsuzaki has been with Honda for more than 30 years, most recently serving in the production operation division at the Honda Motor Co. Ltd. Saitama Factory in Japan.

  • Jared Glunt

    The Farmers Bank Names Agricultural Loan Officer

    The Farmers Bank has named Jared Glunt agricultural loan officer. He has more than 10 years of experience in agriculture retail sales and diversified crop insurance services. Glunt most recently served as sales support supervisor – central region for Diversified Agency.

  • Melina Kennedy and Regina Barringer

    Cummins Announces Key Leadership Moves

    Cummins Inc. has promoted Melina Kennedy to executive director – pickup business and Regina Barringer will succeed Kennedy as general manager, global rail and defense. Kennedy joined the company in 2012. Barringer joined the rail and defense team late last year as director of operations.

  • James Farrelly

    Farrelly Joins RSM US Wealth Management

    RSM US Wealth Management LLC has named James Farrelly director. He will work in the South Bend office. Farrelly brings nearly 35 years of wealth management and financial services experience to the firm. Most recently he was instrumental in opening South Bend offices for both TIAA CREF and Fidelity Investments.

  • Donna Simmonds

    ISU Promotes Simmonds to Director

    Indiana State University has promoted Donna Simmonds to director of the Office of Student Financial Aid. The two-time State alumna has balanced building a career with being a non-traditional student since shortly after coming on board as a loan processor in 2005. Simmonds spent more than a decade in the banking industry. She completed her bachelor's in business administration in 2011 and was promoted to loan supervisor in 2012.

  • 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.

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    • Benner: New Corruption Allegations Could do More Damage to NCAA

      Inside INdiana Sports Contributor Bill Benner believes a recent Yahoo! Sports report that alleges large-scale corruption at more than 20 NCAA member colleges involving improper payments to athletic recruits through a well-known agent might not be the end of the story. However, he believes a sad day could turn into "a glad day" in the long-run, if the process could bring systematic changes to collegiate athletics.

    • 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. Inside INdiana Business Reporter Mary-Rachel Redman caught up with Jon Sinder, chairman of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers to get his reaction.

    • 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.

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    • 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.

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      We are living in a historic era with accelerating market and technology disruptions that impact our lives and rapidly change how we do business. Cloud computing, advanced analytics, and digital technologies have the potential to transform how every company interacts with its customer. So, how do businesses keep up and (better yet) stay ahead? Enter the digital CIO. A new breed of CIO is emerging to lead companies through technology changes happening at record pace.

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      Columbus-based Cummins Inc. has secured a more than quarter-billion dollar U.S. Department of Defense contract. The deal involves new and remanufactured engines for the U.S. Army. The DOD says locations of where the work will be performed will be determined with each order. The contract is for procurement of new commercial, remanufactured and remanufactured conversion V903 Cummins series 600 and 675 horsepower diesel engines. Cummins bills itself as...

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