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Notre Dame Receives $25M Gift to Create Data Institute

Notre Dame Receives $25M Gift to Create Data Institute

The University of Notre Dame announced it has received a $25 million gift from an alumnus to establish the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society. The money comes from Robert and Sara Lumpkins, who said the name “Lucy” was meaningful to their family.

Honey Creek to Announce Contest Winners

Honey Creek to Announce Contest Winners

Officials from the Honey Creek Mall in Terre Haute will Monday announce the winners of its rebranding contest. The mall says over 1,000 entries were submitted to rename the facility and create a new logo.

Facing Healthcare Staffing Shortages in Rural Indiana

Facing Healthcare Staffing Shortages in Rural Indiana

One of the biggest challenges in rural America is finding quality healthcare. A big reason for the problem is a shortage of healthcare professionals. Helping to address that need, IU Health Tipton Hospital has received $700,000 in grants for projects...

November Revenue Beats Estimates

November Revenue Beats Estimates

Indiana revenue exceeded the most recent projections in November. The Indiana State Budget Agency says General Fund revenues totaled more than $1.1 billion lat month, which is 5% higher than the April revenue forecast and 6.9% higher than...

Intelligent Fiber Network to Relocate Headquarters

Intelligent Fiber Network to Relocate Headquarters

An Indianapolis-based broadband provider is relocating its headquarters to the city's west side. Intelligent Fiber Network says the new space will better accommodate the company’s growth.

Langley Named Senior VP of Defense Development

Langley Named Senior VP of Defense Development

Governor Eric Holcomb has named Bryan Langley as the senior vice president of defense development at the Indiana Economic Development Corp. Langley has served as executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security since 2017. Langley previou

Indy Firm Helps Schools Push 21st Century Learning

Indy Firm Helps Schools Push 21st Century Learning

Indianapolis-based 1st Maker Space LLC is helping schools push innovative thinking to a new level by creating specific areas where students can gather to create, discover and innovate for 21st century learning.
The company, now in its fifth year...

Vera Bradley Reports Slim Income in Q3

Vera Bradley Reports Slim Income in Q3

Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. (Nasdaq: VRA) is reporting third quarter net income of $139,000, compared to net income of $4.2 million during the same period last year. During the second quarter, the handbag and clothing accessories designer and retai

Precision Health Grand Challenge Leads to Discovery

Precision Health Grand Challenge Leads to Discovery

The Indiana University School of Medicine is touting a major discovery in the fight against breast cancer. The school says researchers have discovered how to predict whether triple negative breast cancer will recur and which women are likely to remain...

VA Announces Plans for New Veterans Clinic in Terre Haute

VA Announces Plans for New Veterans Clinic in Terre Haute

Plans were unveiled this week for a new $40 million VA medical clinic in Terre Haute, providing healthcare service to military veterans. The new 46,000-square-foot outpatient clinic will replace the existing, smaller clinic in the city.

Mascot Hall of Fame to Induct Four

Mascot Hall of Fame to Induct Four

The National Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting has announced that it will induct four new professional mascots. Youppi! of the Montreal Canadiens, Boomer of the Indiana Pacers, The Oriole Bird from the Baltimore Orioles and Blue of the Indianapolis Colts wil

Mishawaka Charter Bus to Expand into Northwest Indiana

Mishawaka Charter Bus to Expand into Northwest Indiana

Mishawaka-based charter bus company Royal Excursion has announced plans to expand service into northwest Indiana, filling an anticipated void with the announced departure of Coach USA bus line. New Jersey-based Coach USA North America said it was ...

Grant to Expand Trine Health Science Programs

Grant to Expand Trine Health Science Programs

Trine University will use a $200,000 pledge from the Wilson Foundation to expand health science programs in Fort Wayne.

The Living Monuments to be Officially Dedicated

The Living Monuments to be Officially Dedicated

The city of Indianapolis will Friday dedicate of a commemorative project carved from Indiana limestone. Organizers say The Living Monuments honors the bravery and generosity of people who dedicate their lives to serving America, while saluting...

525 Foundation Launches Rx Drop Box Effort

525 Foundation Launches Rx Drop Box Effort

South Bend-based Beacon Health System is taking steps to prevent unwanted prescriptions from falling into the wrong hands. The health system is partnering with the 525 Foundation, a national advocacy group based in St. Joseph County, to install...

$7M Development Coming to Fishers

$7M Development Coming to Fishers

Fishers-based Mattingly Construction says it is bringing a $7 million development to Sunlight Drive in Fishers. Plans include an overhaul on three buildings to create office space for small businesses. The project will be on a 12-acre parcel located at 0

Chicago Couple Funds Scholarship at ISU

Chicago Couple Funds Scholarship at ISU

A family from Chicago is honoring their late son by donating $350,000 to Indiana State University to establish the Michael Grant Pajakowski Bridge the Gap Scholarship endowment. Jim and Sue Pajakowski have been longtime supporters of the university.

Purdue Engineering Dean to Serve U.S. State Department

Purdue Engineering Dean to Serve U.S. State Department

Purdue University’s Dean of Engineering has accepted a one-year appointment to the U.S. Department of State to serve as a science and technology adviser. Mung Chiang will be the director of the office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the...

OneZone Names Businesses of the Year

OneZone Names Businesses of the Year

OneZone, the chamber of commerce for Fishers and Carmel, has announced its 2019 Businesses of the Year. The organization says the honor recognizes businesses based on criteria including growth and stability, entrepreneurial spirit and overall...

Former Colts QB Using Tech to Prevent Firefighter Injuries

Former Colts QB Using Tech to Prevent Firefighter Injuries

A young Indianapolis company is looking to help firefighters prevent injuries by treating them like professional athletes. ProTeam Tactical Performance, co-owned by former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi, uses a new technology it says could...

Study: More Women in Skilled Trades

Study: More Women in Skilled Trades

A new report from Northeast Indiana Works shows a jump in the number of local women entering manufacturing and construction workforces. President of Northeast Indiana Works Edmond O’Neal says the increase is likely due to the higher pay grade in the

Selfless.ly Secures Funding, Plans Expansion

Selfless.ly Secures Funding, Plans Expansion

An Indianapolis-based startup that once described itself as the “Google for Good” has announced plans to expand its operations to support its corporate social responsibility platform. Selfless.ly says it has secured early-stage capital infusion for...

Brazil Ag Tech Company Makes Indiana Move Official

Brazil Ag Tech Company Makes Indiana Move Official

A Brazil-based precision agriculture company has made its decision to move its global headquarters to the United States official. As first reported last month by Inside INdiana Business, Solinftec says it will relocate its entire operations to the...

IU Names Interim Director for LGBTQ+ Culture Center

IU Names Interim Director for LGBTQ+ Culture Center

Bruce Smail has been named interim director of the Indiana University LGBTQ+ Culture Center and special assistant to the vice president. Smail replaces Doug Bauder, who is retiring after leading the LGBTQ+ Culture Center for 25 years. Smail most recently

Shuttle Buses to O'Hare, Midway Shutting Down

Shuttle Buses to O'Hare, Midway Shutting Down

New Jersey-based Coach USA North America has announced plans to shutdown its Supersaver bus service that have carried thousands of Hoosiers to O’Hare International Airport and Chicago Midway Airport.
Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana...

500 Festival Mini-Marathon Lauded Again

500 Festival Mini-Marathon Lauded Again

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon named Best Half Marathon in America for the second consecutive year. The Indy Mini was also named of the country's Top 25 races, 10 miles or less.

Ivy Tech Gives Vacant Building to Muncie Schools

Ivy Tech Gives Vacant Building to Muncie Schools

Ivy Tech gifts South Instructional Building to Muncie Schools to be used to expand the Muncie Area Career Center and to offers students expanded opportunities.

UE Offers Scholarships to MPA Students

UE Offers Scholarships to MPA Students

The University of Evansville has strengthened its partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation's Medical Professions Academy to offer scholarships to students. Students who successfully complete the MPA program, and who are admitted to U

Indy Getting More March Madness in 2022

Indy Getting More March Madness in 2022

The first and second rounds of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Division I basketball championship will be played in Banker’s Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, rather than in Cincinnati as originally planned. According to a statement from the NCAA, the switch is...

Developer Planning Changes For Fishers Marsh Property

Developer Planning Changes For Fishers Marsh Property

A former Marsh Supermarkets property in Fishers will soon have new life. Indianapolis-based commercial development and construction management company Strongbox says it will invest $7 million to redevelop the property.

Indy Offers Incentives for Homeowners Going Solar

Indy Offers Incentives for Homeowners Going Solar

Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Solar United Neighbors is partnering with the city of Indianapolis to expand solar access to low- and middle-income Indianapolis residents. Officials say Indy homeowners with solar-friendly roofs can receive grant funding t

Environmental Groups Sue ArcelorMittal Over Violations

Environmental Groups Sue ArcelorMittal Over Violations

Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against ArcelorMittal accusing the steelmaker of more than 100 permit violations at its Burns Harbor steel mill. The Hoosier Environmental Council and the Environmental Law & Policy Center cite...

Credit Union's $1M Renovation Efforts Underway

Credit Union's $1M Renovation Efforts Underway

Bedford-based Hoosier Hills Credit Union has begun renovation work at two of its southwest Indiana branches. The institution is investing a total of more than $1 million in the projects in Mitchell and Jasper.

Ennis Elected Economic Development Board Chair

Ennis Elected Economic Development Board Chair

President and Chief Executive Officer of the Northwest Indiana Forum Heather Ennis has been elected chair for the Indiana Economic Development Association Board of Directors. Ennis has served the Northwest Indiana Forum since 2014. She also serves on the

Indy Autonomous Challenge Concepts Unveiled

Indy Autonomous Challenge Concepts Unveiled

Conceptual renderings of the Indy-style race car that will be used for the inaugural running of the Indy Autonomous Challenge at IMS were unveiled Wednesday, giving race fans a first glimpse of the driverless machine. The Indy Autonomous Challenge is a...

Grant Initiative Aims to Boost Higher Ed Institutions

Grant Initiative Aims to Boost Higher Ed Institutions

A new initiative from Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. aims to help the state's higher education institutions improve their effectiveness and sustainability. Charting the Future for Indiana's Colleges and Universities, the organization says, to...

Indiana Sports Betting Grows 'Exponentially' in November

Indiana Sports Betting Grows 'Exponentially' in November

Three months into legalized sports betting in the Hoosier state, Indiana’s sportsbook continues to aggressively grow, according to gaming industry analysts. But with neighboring states of Illinois and Michigan looking to launch their own sportsbooks...

Ivy Tech Offers Free Tuition to Volunteer Firefighters

Ivy Tech Offers Free Tuition to Volunteer Firefighters

Volunteer first responders across Indiana can now earn a tuition free two-year associate degree. Ivy Tech has committed to provide $250,000 over two years to pay for tuition and fees for volunteer first responders to attend academic programs, with the exc

Second Round of Next Level Connections Grants Announced

Second Round of Next Level Connections Grants Announced

The second round of the state's $100 million Next Level Connections Broadband Grant program is now underway. Broadband providers and utility cooperatives may apply for up to $5 million to expand services to unserved areas if they provide a minimum...

Kimball Showcases New Corporate HQ

Kimball Showcases New Corporate HQ

After three years of planning, designing and building, Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBAL) has opened its renovated corporate headquarters. The 52,000-square-foot office houses 180 employees. The company says when it began the...

First Phase of Hyatt Regency Renovations Complete

First Phase of Hyatt Regency Renovations Complete

Hyatt Regency Indianapolis undergoes one phase of renovations, including new restaurant and updated meeting space.

Nice-Pak to Expand in Mooresville

Nice-Pak to Expand in Mooresville

A New York-based manufacturer of wet wipes has announced plans to grow its operations in Morgan County. Nice-Pak Products says it is "investing significantly" to construct a 760,000-square-foot production and warehousing facility in Mooresville and...

Work to Begin on Evansville Aquatic Center

Work to Begin on Evansville Aquatic Center

Officials in Evansville will Wednesday break ground on the city's new indoor pool. Our partners at WEHT-TV report construction on the $27 million Deaconess Aquatic Center is expected to take about a year and a half.

Easterseals Arc Addresses Worker Shortage in Fort Wayne

Easterseals Arc Addresses Worker Shortage in Fort Wayne

The nonprofit Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana is joining forces with the city of Fort Wayne to address worker shortages and provide opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The partnership with Easterseals Arc...

SIA to Officially Open Technical Training Center

SIA to Officially Open Technical Training Center

Lafayette-based Subaru of Indiana Automotive is Wednesday hosting a grand opening of its new Technical Training Center. The $4.2 million project includes nine classrooms, an enhanced computer lab and simulated factory floor.

EMS Firm to Sponsor Grand Prix at IMS

EMS Firm to Sponsor Grand Prix at IMS

Texas-based Global Medical Response Inc. has reached a multi-year agreement to become the title sponsor of the IndyCar Grand Prix in May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The deal is part of a season-long salute to first responders.

Boutique Hotel Coming to Nickel Plate District

Boutique Hotel Coming to Nickel Plate District

A five-story, 116-room, boutique hotel is coming to Fishers. The $21 million Hotel Nickel Plate will be an upscale Tapestry Collection by Hilton property and isslated for construction in the city’s downtown Nickel Plate District.

Water Associations to Join Forces

Water Associations to Join Forces


Two Indiana nonprofits that focus their efforts on drinking water safety and infrastructure have joined forces. The Indiana Rural Water Association announced it has entered into an agreement to join and take the name of the Indiana Section of the...

2020 TechPoint Mira Award Nominations Open

2020 TechPoint Mira Award Nominations Open

Indiana's technology initiative has opened nominations for the 21st Annual Mira Awards. TechPoint says the next round of awards honoring the "best in tech" has several updates, including its Rising Entrepreneur Award, which will this year ditch...

Nonprofit Names New CEO

Nonprofit Names New CEO

The board of directors for Indianapolis-based CICOA Aging & In-Home Solutions has selected Tauhric Brown as the nonprofit's next chief executive officer. Brown currently serves as chief operating officer for Senior Services Inc. in Michigan.

Lippert's Acts of Service Moves to Community Foundation

Lippert's Acts of Service Moves to Community Foundation

Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. is handing off its Acts of Service Program to the Community Foundation of Elkhart County. The company says the move is to ensure the program’s ongoing growth. The Community Foundation of Elkhart County will...

Hoosier Communities Among 'Best College Towns & Cities'

Hoosier Communities Among 'Best College Towns & Cities'

Several Hoosier cities are included in WalletHub's list of 2020's Best College Towns & Cities in America. The website says the rankings were determined by comparing more than 400 cities of varying sizes based on more than 30 indicators of...

STANLEY Focuses on 2020 Security Trends

STANLEY Focuses on 2020 Security Trends

Fishers-based STANLEY Security Solutions Inc., a division of Stanley Black & Decker (NYSE: SWK), has released its outlook for data security for the approaching year, helping to define what issues may impact security consumers. The 2020 Industry Trends...

Holcomb Details 2020 Priorities

Holcomb Details 2020 Priorities

Governor Eric Holcomb unveiled his 2020 Next Level Agenda today during a trip to Terre Haute. Among the governor's priorities are enacting legislation to curb distracted driving, raising the requirement for buying tobacco and e-cigarettes to 21, and...

Thor Profit Jumps in First Quarter

Thor Profit Jumps in First Quarter

Elkhart-based Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE: THO) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $51.8 million, up from $14 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Bob Martin says having a solid start to the fiscal year has...

NewPro Containers Expanding in Westfield

NewPro Containers Expanding in Westfield

Plant container and supply company planning to expand operations in Westfield.

IPL to Retire Two Coal-Fired Units

IPL to Retire Two Coal-Fired Units

Indianapolis Power & Light Co. has announced plans to retire two coal-fired units at its Petersburg Generating Station in Pike County. The move is part of the utility's integrated resource plan (IRP), which will be filed with the...

SIA Foundation Announces Winter Grant Recipients

SIA Foundation Announces Winter Grant Recipients

Lafayette-based Subaru of Indiana Automotive has awarded grants to 14 local organizations. The nonprofits span 12 counties and received grants totaling more than $110,000 from the SIA Foundation. The SIA Foundation says it has awarded more than...

Bloomington Bicentennial Project Designs to be Unveiled

Bloomington Bicentennial Project Designs to be Unveiled

The preliminary designs for one of the seven projects for Bloomington’s Bicentennial year will be unveiled Tuesday at city hall. Designs for three signature gateways to the city at the city's entry points will be showcased and include details such a

Governor to Unveil 2020 Agenda

Governor to Unveil 2020 Agenda

Governor Eric Holcomb will Tuesday unveil his 2020 Next Level Agenda in Vigo County. Along with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, the governor will detail his legislative priorities while speaking at a luncheon hosted by the Terre Haute Chamber.

IndyGo Trustees Approve $300K for Two Mobility Pilots

IndyGo Trustees Approve $300K for Two Mobility Pilots

The IndyGo Board of Directors has given the green light to invest up to $300,000 to fund two mobility pilots aimed at boosting transportation options for Indy residents.

'French Knot' Warehouse Sale Draws Hundreds

'French Knot' Warehouse Sale Draws Hundreds

An annual warehouse sale in Lafayette is bringing people from all over the state together. French Knot is a fashion line of winter accessories for women started by designer Lindsay Mason.

Groundbreaking Set for Plainfield Logistics Center

Groundbreaking Set for Plainfield Logistics Center

Officials in Plainfield will Tuesday break ground on the first of several buildings that will comprise the Plainfield Logistics Center. Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group, which is developing the project, says the business park represents...

Grammer Industries Acquires Texas Company

Grammer Industries Acquires Texas Company

Columbus-based hazardous materials transportation and logistics firm Grammer Industries Inc. has acquired Texas-based LiMarCo Logistics LLC. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. LiMarCo is a hauler of liquefied petroleum gas and natural gas liquids that

Café Baby to Open First Retail Location

Café Baby to Open First Retail Location

An Indianapolis company that produces and delivers freshly-made baby food is marking another milestone. Café Baby has announced plans to open its first brick-and-mortar location on the city's northeast side next year.

GEMCO Acquires REAL Mechanical

GEMCO Acquires REAL Mechanical

Indianapolis-based mechanical, electrical and plumbing design company GEMCO Constructors has acquired Carmel-based Real Mechanical Inc. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Military Contract for Flexible Storage System Maker

Military Contract for Flexible Storage System Maker

South Bend-based GTA Containers Inc. has been awarded a $9.5 million contract from the U.S. Air Force.  The company has been tapped to build collapsible fuel tanks.

Society of Innovators Issues Achievement Award

Society of Innovators Issues Achievement Award

The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest has named its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award recipient. John Davies, founder and retired managing director of the organization, is being honored with the award. The award will not be annual, but will be

IU Trustees Make Test Scores Optional

IU Trustees Make Test Scores Optional

Students who intend to apply to any Indiana University campus might not have to fret over their scores from ACT or SAT exams. The IU Board of Trustees on Friday approved a change in policy allowing the schools to opt-out of using the standardized test...

Bethel University Forms Esports Team

Bethel University Forms Esports Team

Bethel University to add esports team in the fall of 2020.

White Lodging Pulls Plans on Former Star Plaza Site

White Lodging Pulls Plans on Former Star Plaza Site

Merrillville-based White Lodging Services Inc. is no longer making plans to develop the 40-acre site where the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville once stood, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana. The hospitality company also...

Alaska Airlines Adds Flight From Indy

Alaska Airlines Adds Flight From Indy

Another daily, nonstop flight from Indianapolis to the West Coast will be available in spring 2020. Alaska Airlines plans to add a seasonal flight to Seattle, marking its second flight to the city from Indianapolis International Airport. 

Employee Benefits Firm to Expand in Indy

Employee Benefits Firm to Expand in Indy

Indianapolis-based Apex Benefits Group has announced plans to grow its Marion County operations. The employee benefits consulting and brokerage firm says it will invest nearly $6.7 million to acquire and renovate a building on the city's north side and...

Celadon Closes Doors, Industry Reacts

Celadon Closes Doors, Industry Reacts

Indianapolis-based Celadon Group, Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and shut down all of its business operations.  The company plans to use the bankruptcy filing to wind down its global operations, a move that will affect about 4,000 employees.

Hammond Digital Center Takes Shape

Hammond Digital Center Takes Shape

The face of old economy is being replaced with the shell representing new economy as construction crews have completed the exterior framing of a $40 million data center in Hammond. A coal-fired power plant once stood on this property.

Purdue Room & Board Remain Unchanged for 2020-21

Purdue Room & Board Remain Unchanged for 2020-21

Housing availability and affordability for Purdue University students were among a long list of action items Friday for the university’s Board of Trustees. The board approved holding student room and board rates steady for the 2020-21 academic year on...

Ag Secretary to Visit Indianapolis

Ag Secretary to Visit Indianapolis

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will make several stops Monday in Indianapolis. During his trip Perdue will visit the WorkOne Indy center to observe classes and participate in other events focusing on the SNAP Employment & Training program.

Indiana Ice Maker Acquired by National Packaged Ice Firm

Indiana Ice Maker Acquired by National Packaged Ice Firm

A Bedford-based packaged ice company that serves the southern half of Indiana and parts of Kentucky is joining one of the biggest ice-making companies in the U.S. New Jersey-based Arctic Glacier LLC has acquired Cosner Ice Co. Inc.

Indy Company to Distribute European Road Equipment

Indy Company to Distribute European Road Equipment

Indianapolis-based Integrated Technical Services LLC has forged an agreement with a European manufacturer of specialty trucks used to repair potholes.
ITS is partnering with France-based SECMAIR to become its North American distributor.

Aspire Indiana Health Completes Renovation Project

Aspire Indiana Health Completes Renovation Project

A $1.35 million renovation project that began this spring is now complete. Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana Health will Monday reopen its Bolin building in Anderson, which will house its primary medical care clinic and pharmacy.

Nestlé Plans $200M Anderson Investment

Nestlé Plans $200M Anderson Investment

Nestlé USA is continuing to grow its Anderson operations. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the company plans to invest more than $200 million to purchase and install new equipment in the facility, and create 30 jobs.

Indiana Solar Congress to Come to Indy

Indiana Solar Congress to Come to Indy

More than 100 Hoosier solar supporters are expected Saturday to attend the Indiana Solar Congress in Indianapolis. The public conference will detail the launch of a strategic partnership between the city and Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Solar United Ne

Indiana DOE Awards Dual Language Programs

Indiana DOE Awards Dual Language Programs

The Indiana Department of Education has awarded nearly $300,000 in grants, allowing ten elementary schools to continue their Dual Language Immersion Programs. The DLI program is an instructional model that begins in either kindergarten or first grade.

Data Health Project Aims to Boost Student Performance

Data Health Project Aims to Boost Student Performance

A charter school in Indianapolis is using data on visits to the school nurse to improve student academic performance. Paramount Schools of Excellence, which has three campuses on the city's east side, found students who visited the school nurse more...

Rohrman Gives Purdue $15M, Receives Naming Rights

Rohrman Gives Purdue $15M, Receives Naming Rights

When the Purdue Boilermakers kickoff next football season, it’ll be on the Rohrman Field at Ross-Ade Stadium. The Purdue University Board of Trustees on Friday approved a $15 million gift from the Bob Rohrman family, who in return received naming rights.

Kenzie Academy Adds to Executive Team

Kenzie Academy Adds to Executive Team

Indianapolis-based Kenzie Academy Kenzie Academy has added to its leadership. Dana Price has been named chief financial officer and Joe Wanninger will serve as chief revenue officer. Price previously worked for McGraw Hill Education where she served as vi

Fort Wayne Unveils Riverfront Development Designs

Fort Wayne Unveils Riverfront Development Designs

Fort Wayne unveils design ideas for development along the St. Mary's River.

Purdue Course Explores Spatial Data Science

Purdue Course Explores Spatial Data Science

Purdue’s College of Agriculture has launched a new online graduate certificate for students who want to explore spatial data science. That field allows for deeper analysis of data, helping the user to uncover hidden patterns and improve predictive...

Bottleworks Adds More Food Tenants

Bottleworks Adds More Food Tenants

The $300 million Bottleworks project has announced two more food tenants for The Garage food hall.

AgriNovus CEO Headed to Rome

AgriNovus CEO Headed to Rome

The president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana is leaving the organization for a prominent role at a United Nations agency. Beth Bechdol has been confirmed by the UN to be the deputy director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Valpo Soccer Alumni Appeal to Leadership

Valpo Soccer Alumni Appeal to Leadership

A group of Valparaiso University alumni has sent an open letter to university leadership regarding the decision to cut the school's men's soccer program. The authors say they and other current and former student-athletes, coaches, and supporters are...

Former Celadon Execs Indicted for Fraud

Former Celadon Execs Indicted for Fraud

The former chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. are facing multiple fraud charges. The U.S. Department of Justice says William Eric Meek and Bobby Lee Peavler have been indicted for...

Prison-Run Engagement Center Opens in Madison

Prison-Run Engagement Center Opens in Madison

Arizona-based Televerde will today celebrate the grand opening of its newest engagement center in the Madison Correctional Facility. The center, which is staffed entirely by incarcerated women, provides business skills and career opportunities through...

NIPSCO Customers to Start New Year with Rate Hike

NIPSCO Customers to Start New Year with Rate Hike

The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission has approved an electric rate increase for Northern Indiana Power Supply Co, a subsidiary of Merrillville-based NiSource (NYSE: NI). The utility says the hike will cause the average residential customer’s...

King Park Development and Renew Indianapolis to Merge

King Park Development and Renew Indianapolis to Merge

King Park Development Corp. and Renew Indianapolis are merging business operations to provide what they’re calling “comprehensive community stabilization and development services” in Indianapolis. The combined organization will be called

Children's Museum One of 'Coolest' Places in the World

Children's Museum One of 'Coolest' Places in the World

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis has been recognized in the inaugural World's 50 Coolest Place of 2019 by TIME for Kids, a multimedia publication for school-age children. The list is a showcase of educational, innovative, and fun destinations...

Greenfield Bank Named Small Business Lender of the Year

Greenfield Bank Named Small Business Lender of the Year

Greenfield Banking Co. has been named the Indiana Small Business Lender of the Year by Indiana Statewide Certified Development Corp. More than 20 Indiana banks were considered for the award, with First Financial Bank of Terre Haute as the runner up. The S

Indiana Pet Insurance Provider Purchased by MetLife

Indiana Pet Insurance Provider Purchased by MetLife

An Indiana-based insurance provider for pets has been purchased by one of the biggest life insurance companies in the U.S. MetLife Inc. (NYSE: MET) has acquired Jeffersonville-based PetFirst.

Hamilton County Named 21st Century Talent Region

Hamilton County Named 21st Century Talent Region

Hamilton County has been named as the state’s fourth 21 Century Talent Region.

Marshall County Lands 'Stellar' Designation

Marshall County Lands 'Stellar' Designation

The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, along with Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, has selected Marshall County Crossroads as the 2019 Stellar Communities designee. The region, which includes all of Marshall County, as well as...

Lilly to Combine Oncology Organizations

Lilly to Combine Oncology Organizations

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is announcing new leadership as well as what it calls a strategic initiative to combine the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly earlier this year. David Hyman,

Purdue to Research Wireless Charging for Vehicles

Purdue to Research Wireless Charging for Vehicles

Purdue has teamed-up with Germany-based Magment Concrete Wireless Power to advance electric transportation pilots at Purdue’s Discovery Park.
Magment is developing magnetized cement that can repower electric vehicles

Program to Foster Next Generation of Minority Scientists

Program to Foster Next Generation of Minority Scientists

IUPUI has launched a student-focused initiative to increase the numbers of underrepresented minorities and women in neuroscience research. Support for the project comes from a $1.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to fund the Neuroscience Exper

One Applicant for Terre Haute Casino License

One Applicant for Terre Haute Casino License

Only one gaming company has applied for the open casino license earmarked for Terre Haute, Spectacle Entertainment....which also owns Majestic Star casinos in Gary.

Aspire Indiana Introduces Name Change

Aspire Indiana Introduces Name Change

Noblesville-based Aspire Indiana has reorganized operations and will now be known as Aspire Indiana Health Inc. The rebranding comes less than a month after the organization merged with Indianapolis-based Progress House Inc.

SMWC to Add Men's Basketball Program

SMWC to Add Men's Basketball Program

SMWC to add men's basketball to the school's roster of varsity sports.

Chocolate Maker Expanding, Adding Jobs in Indy

Chocolate Maker Expanding, Adding Jobs in Indy

An Indianapolis-based artisanal vegan chocolate maker has announced plans to expand. SoChatti says it will invest more than $2.4 million to lease, renovate and equip a food production and research center at the Circle City Center Industrial Complex and...

Healthcare Supply Chain Company Expanding

Healthcare Supply Chain Company Expanding

Texas-based LifeScience Logistics has announced plans to grow its central Indiana operations. The company says it will invest $15 million to build a 280,000-square-foot storage and distribution facility in Whitestown and create 50 jobs.

Christel House, IPS Looking to Partner on High School

Christel House, IPS Looking to Partner on High School

Christel House Indianapolis is looking to relocate two of its educational institutions on the city's south side. The nonprofit says it is negotiating with Indianapolis Public Schools to move Christel House Academy South and the...

IU: Beer, Wine Revenue Up, Alcohol Incidents Down

IU: Beer, Wine Revenue Up, Alcohol Incidents Down

Indiana University says a pilot beer and wine program at Memorial Stadium has resulted in some positive findings. According to the school, beer and wine sales actually exceeded the school’s projected figures.

Purdue Unveils Plans for Data Science Building

Purdue Unveils Plans for Data Science Building

Purdue University has announced plans to build a $40 million facility dedicated to Data Science. The university says the 86,000-square-foot facility is needed to meet its goal to be a national and global leader in the field of data science research.

Community Foundation DeKalb County Receives $3M

Community Foundation DeKalb County Receives $3M

The Community Foundation DeKalb County has received a total of nearly $3 million from the DeKalb Health Foundation and Parkview Health. The gifts have established the DeKalb Memorial Hospital Fund, which supports general health and wellness across...

State to Announce Next 'Stellar' Community

State to Announce Next 'Stellar' Community

Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs will Thursday announced this year's winner of the Stellar Communities designation. The program provides funding to help with...

Ruhl Named Purdue CFO and Treasurer

Ruhl Named Purdue CFO and Treasurer

Purdue University has named its next treasurer and chief financial officer. Chris Ruhl, who is slated to fill the role in January, previously served as senior vice president for strategic initiatives at Purdue University and as CFO for Purdue Global since

Next 21st Century Talent Region to be Named

Next 21st Century Talent Region to be Named

Indiana's fourth 21st Century Talent Region will be named Thursday. Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo will join leaders from Hamilton County to make the announcement at the Bridgewater Club in Carmel. Speakers at the event include

Legislation to Ease Estate Tax Burden on Farmers

Legislation to Ease Estate Tax Burden on Farmers

Indiana farmers say they are encouraged by legislation that could help families dealing with estate taxes and the transfer of farmland after the death of a loved one. The Preserving Family Farms Act of 2019, co-sponsored by Rep. Jackie Walorski...

BASi Closes Acquisition of Pre-Clinical Research Services

BASi Closes Acquisition of Pre-Clinical Research Services

Inotiv, the newly-rebranded contract research services business of West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: BASI) has officially closed on the previously-announced deal to purchase Pre-Clinical Research Services Inc. As part of the...

Leaders Gather to Discuss 'Disruptive Technology'

Leaders Gather to Discuss 'Disruptive Technology'

Business leaders and innovators from throughout the state gathered Tuesday at Purdue@WestGate in Odon to discuss the impact of disruptive technologies on Indiana's economy. The panel focused on technologies such as IoT, autonomous vehicles and...

Hoosiers Named to Forbes' '30 Under 30'

Hoosiers Named to Forbes' '30 Under 30'

Several Hoosier entrepreneurs are included on Forbes' "30 Under 30 2020" list. The list is made up of 20 categories, each of which has 30 honorees, described by the publication as "innovators and trendsetters who are changing the world."

Cleveland-Cliffs Set to Acquire AK Steel

Cleveland-Cliffs Set to Acquire AK Steel

Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE: CLF) and Ohio-based AK Steel Holding Corp. (NYSE: AKS) are merging. Cliffs Chief Executive Officer Lourenco Goncalves will lead the combined organization, which includes AK Steel’s Indiana locations in Rockport and Columbus.

Farmer Outlook Improves as Harvest Winds Down

Farmer Outlook Improves as Harvest Winds Down

With much of the 2019 harvest in the bin, farmer sentiment appears to be improving. The Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer in November reached its highest level of the year, with a reading of 153.

Longtime Association President to Retire

Longtime Association President to Retire

John Koppin has announced he will retire at the end of the year from his position as president of the Indiana Broadband and Technology Association. Koppin began working at the 121-year-old association in 1984 as vice president and became president in 1993

Fort Wayne Sister Cities Partners with PFW

Fort Wayne Sister Cities Partners with PFW

Purdue University Fort Wayne is working to expand a partnership with the Fort Wayne Sister Cities International Inc. The partners have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a consortium of universities located in Fort Wayne's...

Trevor Noah, Reddit Co-Founder Join Idea Week Lineup

Trevor Noah, Reddit Co-Founder Join Idea Week Lineup

Three major acts have been added to the Idea Week 2020 lineup. The University of Notre Dame says the event, which runs April 19-25, celebrates innovation and ideas by combining speakers and workshops with fun events and concerts.

1933 Lounge to Open at 'The Yard'

1933 Lounge to Open at 'The Yard'

The Indianapolis-based parent of St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy's and Burger Study will today open its 1933 Lounge by St. Elmo concept at The Yard at Fishers District. Huse Culinary says it is the first of two establishments it will manage at the...

IMA, Conexus Partner on Workforce Development Initiatives

IMA, Conexus Partner on Workforce Development Initiatives

The Indiana Manufacturers Association and Conexus Indiana are collaborating on talent development initiatives. The organizations say the effort will train both new and current workers across the state for careers in advanced manufacturing.

Manchester University to Drop, Redesign Programs

Manchester University to Drop, Redesign Programs

Manchester University says it is adjusting its course offerings to better suit enrollment trends. Public relations, economics, physics, engineering science, modern languages and secondary education mathematics will be the first majors to phase out.

TechPoint Announces 2020 Sales Bootcamps

TechPoint Announces 2020 Sales Bootcamps

TechPoint, Indiana's technology initiative, has opened the application process for its Sales Bootcamp, an intensive program for career changers seeking a position in tech sales. The nonprofit says the four-year-old program has a job placement rate of 90%.

ISO Faces Financial Shortfall

ISO Faces Financial Shortfall

The Indianapolis Symphony Society is closing out the 2018-19 fiscal year by highlighting its artistic achievements, but at the same time the organization is reporting an operating loss of $751,000.

U.S. Steel Working to Restart Furnaces After Flood

U.S. Steel Working to Restart Furnaces After Flood

Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel Corp. (NYSE: X) says it continues work to get two of three active blast furnaces back online following a flood last week at the Gary Works mill.

ClusterTruck, Kroger Partnership Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model

ClusterTruck, Kroger Partnership Aims to Fix 'Broken' Model

The co-founder and president of ClusterTruck in Indianapolis says the recently-announced partnership with Cincinnati-based The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) seeks to address what he calls the shortcomings of the third-party food delivery industry. The soft

JDA Worldwide Announces Strategic Growth

JDA Worldwide Announces Strategic Growth

A Carmel-based advertising and communications agency is about to undergo a major expansion beyond its media services. JDA Worldwide has announced the launch of a new brand and firm, Prolific

REO Speedwagon, Styx to Headline Carb Day

REO Speedwagon, Styx to Headline Carb Day

Another best-selling musical act will headline the Carb Day Concert at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway next year. IMS has announced REO Speedwagon and Styx will co-headline the popular event two days before the 104th Running of the Indianapolis 500. IMS s

Insurance Firm Expanding to Former LIDS HQ

Insurance Firm Expanding to Former LIDS HQ

Indianapolis-based Group1001 has announced plans to grow its presence in central Indiana. The insurance holding company has invested more than $18 million to acquire the former LIDS building in Zionsville, which it says will accommodate ongoing growth.

Bennett to Lead Aqua Indiana as President

Bennett to Lead Aqua Indiana as President

Indianapolis-based Aqua Indiana has named the successor of former President Thomas Bruns, who will retire at the end of the year after 15 years at the company. Kari Bennett, who previously served as commissioner for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissi

Amish Acres Set for February Auction

Amish Acres Set for February Auction

A well-known tourist destination in northern Indiana’s Amish country will be sold to the highest bidder in February, according to the auction house that will handle the bidding.

Purdue Startup Awarded $4.5M for Bioenergy Work

Purdue Startup Awarded $4.5M for Bioenergy Work

A Purdue University-affiliated agbioscience startup has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Energy for its research in the field of bioenergy.

ACRES Land Trust Launches Capital Campaign

ACRES Land Trust Launches Capital Campaign

ACRES Land Trust begins its first capital campaign to help with construction and renovations.

UE Announces Nursing School Funding

UE Announces Nursing School Funding

University of Evansville announces Nancy McFadin Mueller Chair in Nursing Fund.

SmithFoods Looking to Grow in Richmond

SmithFoods Looking to Grow in Richmond

A subsidiary of Ohio-based SmithFoods Inc. is planning to expand its operations in Richmond. The Economic Development Corp. of Wayne County says SmithFoods Richmond Inc. will invest $9 million to add a new production line and create nearly 35 jobs.

Eli Lilly and Co. Opens Innovation Lab in San Francisco

Eli Lilly and Co. Opens Innovation Lab in San Francisco

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has opened its first shared innovation lab in San Francisco. The 65,000-square-foot lab will focus on fostering collaboration with local biotech companies. Lilly Gateway Labs says it will offer companies di

Huston to Succeed Bosma as House Speaker

Huston to Succeed Bosma as House Speaker

State Representative Todd Huston (R-Fishers) has been unanimously selected to succeed Rep. Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) as House Speaker. Huston will be sworn in as speaker just before the end of 2020 session.

Early Learning Indiana Names Award Winners

Early Learning Indiana Names Award Winners

Early Learning Indiana has awarded a total of $45,000 to five organizations. The funding is part of the Infant & Toddler Access Challenge, supported by Indiana's Preschool Development Grant, which works to support care services for children. Early Learnin

Union County Farmland Goes for $6M in Auction

Union County Farmland Goes for $6M in Auction

When it comes to good quality farmland in Indiana, it appears to be a seller’s market. Columbia City-based Schrader Real Estate says it just handled the auction of an 804-acre farm in Union County that sold for $6.3 million dollars

Kroger and ClusterTruck Announce Partnership

Kroger and ClusterTruck Announce Partnership

The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR) and Indianapolis-based ClusterTruck, a software platform with delivery-only kitchens, is partnering to launch the Kroger Delivery Kitchen Powered by ClusterTruck in Carmel and Indianapolis. The companies say the kitchen will offe

Indiana Launches Adult Learning Program

Indiana Launches Adult Learning Program

The state of Indiana has launched a new initiative to help adults, who didn’t graduate high school, earn a diploma. The Indiana Workforce Diploma Program also helps the students earn certain skilled trade certification for free.

IndyStar Executive Editor to Step Down

IndyStar Executive Editor to Step Down

Executive Editor of The Indianapolis Star Ronnie Ramos is stepping down to “pursue new opportunities.” IndyStar reports Gannett Co. Inc., the parent company of the publication, will launch a national search for Ramos' successor. Ramos first jo

Lilly Names Innovation Challenge Winner

Lilly Names Innovation Challenge Winner

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has announced the winner of its first digital health open innovation challenge. The nationwide competition sought to find digital health solutions aimed at transforming care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

DWD Seeks Applications for Adult Education Grant Funds

DWD Seeks Applications for Adult Education Grant Funds

Funding for adult education programs will be the topic of 11 statewide regional town hall meetings this month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development Office of Adult Education will host informative sessions on the grant.

Rolls-Royce Awarded $67M for Turboprop Supplies

Rolls-Royce Awarded $67M for Turboprop Supplies

Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce Corp. has been awarded a $67 million contract for supplies related to the upgrade of the T-56 engine from series 3.0 to series 3.5

Hoosier Organ Donors Top 4 Million

Hoosier Organ Donors Top 4 Million

A nonprofit organization that oversees organ donations in the state of Indiana says four million Hoosiers have joined the Indiana donor registry.

Whiting Development Halted Due to Parking

Whiting Development Halted Due to Parking

A lack of parking has halted plans for a 68-unit mixed-use development in Whiting. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report Mayor Joe Stahura scrapped the project just before it was set to break ground. Stahura said the project’s develo

Project Lead The Way Names Partner

Project Lead The Way Names Partner

Project Lead The Way partners with Amazon's AWS Educate to provide computer science education.

Purdue Northwest Awarded Grant

Purdue Northwest Awarded Grant

Purdue University Northwest secures NSF grant for Research Experience for Teachers site.

Women's Suffrage Commission Calls for Artists

Women's Suffrage Commission Calls for Artists

The Indiana Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission is issuing a call for proposals to local artists interested in designing an original work of art to be displayed in the Indiana Statehouse. The winning piece will commemorate the ratification of the

Coding School Opens ISA Program to DACA Students

Coding School Opens ISA Program to DACA Students

Kenzie Academy in Indianapolis is announcing it will expand eligibility of its Income Share Agreement financial tool to include participants of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as Dreamers. According to the academy...

Cleanup Underway at East Chicago Brownfield Site

Cleanup Underway at East Chicago Brownfield Site

Work is underway to remove about 60,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil from a 400-acre brownfield site in East Chicago, prepping the land in advance of a one-million-square-foot logistics center.

Indiana Receives $900K for Housing Effort

Indiana Receives $900K for Housing Effort

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $911,000 across the state of Indiana to provide affordable housing options for 145 individuals with disabilities. The housing assistance is provided through the HUD’s Mainstream Hous

Red Line Free Fares Coming to an End

Red Line Free Fares Coming to an End

Following several delays with the Red Line ticketing system, IndyGo says it is ready to start collecting fares. However, it continues to be a temporary pay system.

Trendiana: Iconic Hoosier Eats

Trendiana: Iconic Hoosier Eats

As the holidays draw near, Indiana provides a variety of iconic eats for gatherings of family and friends. In this month's Trendiana segment on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Yelp Midwest Regional Director Brittany Smith featured some of the...

New Law Firm Forgoes Traditional Office

New Law Firm Forgoes Traditional Office

Under the business name of JBJ Legal, local attorneys Kimberly Jeselskis, BJ Brinkerhoff and Hannah Kaufman Joseph have formed the new Indianapolis law firm.

Indiana Drives Towards Autonomous Vehicles

Indiana Drives Towards Autonomous Vehicles

Perceptin, a visual intelligence technology company announced plans last week to relocate its global headquarters to the city of Fishers by early next year, investing $6 million in the project. Is Indiana ready for self-driving autos?

Purdue Receives $2.5M from NSF

Purdue Receives $2.5M from NSF

Purdue University has received a $2.5 million grant. The National Science Foundation awarded the funding to the school's Mechanical Engineering Education Research Center. Purdue University’s schools of Engineering Education and Mechanical Engineerin

Land Trust Adds Area Near LaGrange

Land Trust Adds Area Near LaGrange

Land Trust expands Quog Lake preserve near LaGrange.

Former Afdent Manager Indicted on Fraud Charges

Former Afdent Manager Indicted on Fraud Charges

Three people charged with wire fraud after allegedly stealing millions from a Fort Wayne company.

Updates Planned for Evansville Stadium

Updates Planned for Evansville Stadium

A historic stadium used in 1991 to film scenes for Columbia Pictures’ A League of Their Own is getting some major updates. Our partners at WEHT-TV report the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. has approved plans for what it calls an” energy e

Hoosier Christmas Tree Farms on the Decline

Hoosier Christmas Tree Farms on the Decline

Christmas tree farms across Indiana will be busy Friday as families switch from Thanksgiving celebrations to the next big holiday. But Hoosiers might find their favorite tree farm closed this year.

Bloomington Seeks Planning Team for Project

Bloomington Seeks Planning Team for Project

The city of Bloomington’s Redevelopment Commission has issued a Request for Information seeking a team to provide Master Planning and Design services for the IU Health Bloomington Hospital Redevelopment Project. Officials say the hospital site will

Indiana Title 1 Schools Awarded for Improvement

Indiana Title 1 Schools Awarded for Improvement

The Indiana Department of Education has announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 Title I Distinguished Schools Award.

Hoosier Cities Among 'Best Places' for Thanksgiving

Hoosier Cities Among 'Best Places' for Thanksgiving

Two Indiana cities are included in WalletHub's "Best Places to go for Thanksgiving" ranking. The list ranks 100 of the most populated U.S. cities and is based on more than 20 metrics, including pumpkin patches per capita, cost of Thanksgiving dinn

Indiana State Gives Update on Hulman Center

Indiana State Gives Update on Hulman Center

Indiana State University men’s basketball team will play their home opener Saturday in Terre Haute and fans will get a good look at the $50 million renovation project now underway at the Hulman Center.

Bill to Name Post Office After Ernie Pyle

Bill to Name Post Office After Ernie Pyle

A bill currently being considered in Congress seeks to remember Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Ernest "Ernie" Pyle by renaming the post office in Dana, Indiana in his honor. Pyle served as a war correspondent in Indiana and overseas during...

Indy Library to Close Lawrence Branch for Renovations

Indy Library to Close Lawrence Branch for Renovations

The Lawrence Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will temporarily close beginning January 5. The $1.5 million project is the branch's first major renovation since opening in 1983.

Butler Receives $500K Gift for Risk Management Scholarship

Butler Receives $500K Gift for Risk Management Scholarship

The largest corporate-sponsored endowed scholarship gift in Butler University’s history has been made by Indianapolis-based Gregory & Appel Insurance . The institution says the $500,000 donation will create the Gregory & Appel Endowed Scholarship fo

Nominations Open for Century and Half Century Awards

Nominations Open for Century and Half Century Awards

The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor's Century and Half Century Business Awards. Nominations will be open through February 10. The awards recognize Indiana businesses that strive to improve the community and have been in business