Top Story: South Shore Line 

Mike Noland, President & General Manager

It’s full steam ahead for two major commuter rail improvement projects in northwest Indiana. Mike Noland has an update on the South Shore Line’s double tracking project from Gary to Michigan City and the 8.5-mile extension of the West Lake Corridor from Hammond to Dyer.

Closing Out 2021 – Around INdiana

Mary-Rachel Redman, Inside INdiana Business

As 2021 draws to a close, we’re bringing back some of the Hoosier businesses and destinations we featured throughout the year in our Around INdiana segments. Mary-Rachel Redman with more on how Hoosier entrepreneurs are making an impact in their communities.

Around INdiana: Oakley Brothers’ Distillery

 Brothers Jason and Jerrad founded Oakley Brothers’ Distillery on 8th Street in Anderson in 2018. We learn more about how their dream started on the Inca Trail in Peru and wound up becoming a popular destination in Madison County.

Around INdiana: The Bradley Hotel   

Northeast Indiana’s newest boutique hotel opened its doors for guests earlier this year. We’ll check out Fort Wayne’s botanical-themed Bradley Hotel, the city’s newest addition to its waterfront revitalization efforts.

Around INdiana: Kokomo Opalescent Glass

Kokomo Opalescent Glass has been manufacturing colored glass art and architecture for more than 130 years and can be found all over the globe, from cathedrals to Tiffany lamps to fixtures in Disney World. It’s a feast for the eyes from Howard County.

Around INdiana: Cedar Creek Winery & Brew Co.

Morgan County is home to the state’s only all-in-one manufacturer of wine, beer and spirits. We sample the food and drinks at Martinsville’s hidden gem, Cedar Creek Winery & Brew Co.  

Around INdiana: Landree Mine

A vacant coal mine in Greene County is being turned into a “farm-to-bottle” craft distillery. More on the redevelopment of the old Landree Mine in Jasonville and how the concept is also providing jobs to former coal miners.

Around INdiana: 33 Brick Street

What began as an idea between old friends from French Lick in 2008, has turned into destination dining with a basketball twist. We head to French Lick to check out 33 Brick Street, a restaurant that pays homage to Indiana hoops legend Larry Bird.

Around INdiana: Foamnasium

For more than 65 years, Greenfield-based Foamcraft has distributed foam and latex to furniture, boat and RV manufacturers around the Midwest. Learn how the family-owned company’s transition into the kids’ furniture business has become a hit around the globe.

Around Indiana: 1000° Wood Fired Pizza

Less than 400 people call Mount Summit, Indiana home. It’s a tiny town nestled between New Castle and Muncie that is gaining a big-time reputation as a can’t miss destination for pizza lovers. We head to Henry County to sample 1000º Wood Fired Pizza.

Inside This Week’s IBJ

Lesley Weidenbener, Editor

Indiana business leaders are heading to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month to make connections that could ultimately bring more tech companies to the state. Lesley Weidenbener with details on that and other stories coming up in this week’s IBJ.

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