• Top Videos

    • Chamber Agenda Sharpens Workforce Focus

      Workforce issues again are among the top issues for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce heading into the new legislative session. The chamber's priorities, announced at today's annual Legislative Preview, include requiring computer science for high school graduation and better aligning the state's education and workforce programs. 

    • Purdue Unveils Boiler Affordability Grants

      Purdue University is launching another affordability effort. The Boiler Affordability Grant is designed to cover expenses not taken care of after Indiana resident undergraduates have pursued need-based financial aide. It will fund tuition, fees and book costs using a pool of existing university resources, donations and through Purdue savings efforts. 

    • Sunday Alcohol Sales Truce

      The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers and the Indiana Retail Council have come together on a slate of policy agreements they say would strengthen the state's alcohol laws. The organizations say they are supporting legalizing carry-out Sunday alcohol sales, while opposing the expansion of the sale of cold beer.

    • Inside INnovation: Center for Intellectual Property Research

      The Center for Intellectual Property Research, in partnership with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, operates two pro bono IP legal services aimed to help Indiana solo inventors, entrepreneurs, non-profits and some small businesses in need. Patent Connect matches Indiana inventors who need pro bono patent and trademark services with volunteer attorneys.

    • Ascus Biosciences Pioneering an Emerging Science

      Indianapolis tech start-up Ascus is pioneering an emerging science, Endomicrobial Ecology, that uses a natural approach to improve animal health and performance. It’s being driven by former Elanco VP of Global Research and Development William Weldon. Endomicrobial Ecology harvests the natural microbiota that already exists in an animal’s system. The research is driving the science behind Ascus’ first product which will launch in Argentina in 2018.

    • Around Indiana: Moving Forward Affordable Housing Program

      An intensive two-day workshop on bringing affordable housing and transportation to East Chicago has just wrapped up. The Moving Forward program currently has four affordable housing developments underway across the state: in Fort Wayne, Bloomington, Indianapolis and Lafayette.

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  • The Show

    • Insiders: Sunday Alcohol Sales, Venture Capital, Indy Celebrates Richard Lugar

      Each week a group of Insiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week, we’re sounding off on stunning developments in the long-running debate over Sunday alcohol sales, could more venture capital be flowing into Indiana and Indy celebrates the legacy of Richard Lugar.

    • Kids Building Bikes Program Fuses STEM and Fitness

      Kids Building Bikes provides students with a hands-on opportunity to learn the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair. Throughout the multi session program students will gain confidence and a foundation for independence while learning project management and critical thinking skills as we introduce a variety of STEM based principles that can be learned from working with the bicycle.

    • INnovators: Aubry Lane

      Aubry Lane is a first of its kind safety technology and fashion company. It was founded to help provide a new market to provide safety to women and children using a fashionable container. The Indy startup designs and manufacturers quality leather handbags. Each comes specially equipped with a hidden GPS tracker and SOS button that, once activated, allows the wearer to be reached virtually anywhere.

    • Ascus Biosciences Pioneering an Emerging Science

      Indianapolis tech start-up Ascus is pioneering an emerging science, Endomicrobial Ecology, that uses a natural approach to improve animal health and performance. It’s being driven by former Elanco VP of Global Research and Development William Weldon. Endomicrobial Ecology harvests the natural microbiota that already exists in an animal’s system. The research is driving the science behind Ascus’ first product which will launch in Argentina in 2018.

    • Inside Crossroads Education LLC

      Kevin Michael Berkopes, a mathematician in the School of Science at IUPUI, has launched an education and logistics tech company called Crossroads Education LLC. The startup creates innovative, collaborative learning spaces and the tech that drives and supports them. The company’s model constructs education around multiple access points, including a differentiation between students’ first access and second access to content.

    • Easley Winery Expansion Plans

      A growing Indianapolis winery is celebrating a multi-million-dollar expansion and a major production milestone. Easley Winery, which was founded in 1974, this week surpassed 200,000 gallons of wine produced in a calendar year for the first time. The winery has also invested $2 million to double production capacity with a new, fully-automated bottling line.

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  • Most Popular Videos

    • INnovators: Aubry Lane

      Aubry Lane is a first of its kind safety technology and fashion company. It was founded to help provide a new market to provide safety to women and children using a fashionable container. The Indy startup designs and manufacturers quality leather handbags. Each comes specially equipped with a hidden GPS tracker and SOS button that, once activated, allows the wearer to be reached virtually anywhere.

    • Holiday World Details Multi-Million Dollar Investment

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      Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus says it will pump $3.5 million into new attractions and improvements. Plans include new children's water slide and wave pool facilities called Tembo Falls and Tembo Tides.

    • Inside INnovation: Center for Intellectual Property Research

      The Center for Intellectual Property Research, in partnership with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, operates two pro bono IP legal services aimed to help Indiana solo inventors, entrepreneurs, non-profits and some small businesses in need. Patent Connect matches Indiana inventors who need pro bono patent and trademark services with volunteer attorneys.

    • Device Helps Heroin Addicts Fight Withdrawal

      Versailles-based Innovative Health Solutions has created a device that could help heroin addicts overcome withdrawal symptoms. Barbara Lewis chats with a company exec about the product.

    • Lash & Brow Design Helping Burn Victims

      Lash & Brow Design Co. in Carmel is partnering with Indy’s largest hair salon to raise money for the Hoosier Burn Camp, which provides life-changing experiences for burn victims. The owner of Lash & Brow discusses why this cause is near and dear to her heart in the Business of Health.

    • 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.

  • Perspectives

    • The Power of Partnerships

      You can't go it alone in tech. All technology companies, regardless of their segment, live in an ecosystem comprised of organisms of varying complexity. More mature companies in established categories can function at the top of the food chain, consuming smaller companies through acquisition, but startups are seldom if ever in a position to gain dominance through acquisition. It’s vital for the success of a startup to be able to play well with others...

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  • Most Popular Stories

    • Liberty Mutual Plans 400 New Carmel Jobs

      Boston-based Liberty Mutual Group Inc. is planning to add up to 400 Carmel jobs as part of a $14 million expansion plan. The insurance company has a global presence and currently employs 1,430 in central Indiana. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the new jobs, expected to be created by 2021, will pay more than the state and Hamilton County average wages. Plans call for Liberty Mutual to lease...

    • Vincennes Woman Sentenced For Tax Fraud

      U.S. District Judge Richard Young has sentenced a Vincennes woman to four years in prison on tax fraud charges. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler's office says Deborah Richards pleaded guilty to preparing more than 350 false tax returns between 2014 and 2017. 

    • Soybean Alliance Chair Appointed to National Board

      The chairman of the Indiana Soybean Alliance Board of Directors has been named to a national board. Tom Griffiths of Kendallville is one of 19 new members appointed to the United Soybean Board by U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. 

    • Opioid Withdrawal Treatment Lands FDA Clearance

      The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given clearance for a medical device developed in Indiana to help treat symptoms of opioid withdrawal. The device, known as the NSS-2 BRIDGE, was created by Innovative Health Solutions Inc. in Versailles.

    • FedEx Plans to Pump $170M Into Indy Hub

      FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) is planning a $170 million investment in its hub at Indianapolis International Airport. In a tax abatement request introduced Monday evening to the City-County Council in Indianapolis, the company says plans call for more than two dozen additional full-time and nearly 180 part-time positions. FedEx says the installation of new package-handling equipment would also help retain some 730 full-timers and 3,200 part-timers.