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.
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...
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
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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...
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...
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
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.
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 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
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
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...
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...
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
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
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
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