Paramount Health Data Project
One of the keys to success in the classroom is student health...Paramount Schools of Excellence is taking a unique approach to increase test scores by decreasing the number of visits to the school nurse. Executive Director at Paramount Schools of Excellence Tommy Reddicks and Dr. Azure Angelov, an independent researcher shares the goal of the project and highlights some of the results.
NAWBO Visionary Awards
The National Association of Women Business Owners or NAWBO is a unified voice for America's more than 11 million women-owned businesses. NAWBO-Indianapolis is celebrating the 16th year of its Visionary Awards luncheon...a testament to the community’s desire to see women in business succeed. President of the NAWBO-Indianapolis Board of Directors Lisa Purichia explains the NAWBO impact and why the awards are important.
America's Crossroads Bowl in Hobart
Hobart prepares to host Truman University from the Indianapolis-based Great Lakes Valley Conference and Ohio Dominican from the Great Midwest Conference will square off at Hobart’s Brickyard Stadium in a bowl game featuring NCAA Division II institutions. Jim Naumovich, Commissioner of the GLVC, and Katie Holderby, Executive Vice President of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, co-host of the game with the city of Hobart and explain the new endeavor.
INnovators: Orthodontic Details Marketplace
A revolutionary way for orthodontists to buy all the equipment they need: a one-stop online shop with roots right here in central Indiana. Nick Wangler, co-founder of Orthodontic Details Marketplace, joins us in the INnovators with Dr. K to explain how it works.
The American Dream Thrives at ISU
We head west to Indiana State University where a Sycamore alum…and the school’s first female president…is leading the charge to carve out a new identity for ISU. President Deborah Curtis joins us to share her vision on making “American Dream” thrive at the university.
INsiders: Lilly $400M Investment, Bosma Stepping Down & NCAA Endorsements Ruling
Each week a group of INsiders joins us to sound off on some of the state’s top stories...this week, Lilly with a $400 million plan to expand in Indy...Brian Bosma leaving the legislature and NCAA board OKs athlete compensation for image, likeness, and more! Joining me are Kaannan & Associates Founder and Principal Aubrey Annan, Content by Carter President and CEO Cam Carter and Ice Miller Partner In Charge Of Client Relations Melissa Proffitt.
Lifeline Data Center's New Patented Technology
The explosion of technology has put a strain on energy use at a vital resource for nearly every business on the planet… data centers. Co-owner and President Alex Carroll of Lifeline Data Centers explains how a new patented technology can help combat high energy consumption needs.
Perspective on 2020 Priorities For Indiana General Assembly
As 2019 is quickly drawing to a close, state legislators are looking ahead at priorities for the 2020 Indiana General Assembly. Ginovus Executive Managing Director Larry Gigerich has perspective and a look at some the of top priorities when it comes to economic development.
Terre Haute's Big Projects
Big things are brewing in Terre Haute… plans are underway on a highly anticipated casino and construction continues on a long-talked about Convention Center. Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce President Kristin Craig has details on the potential impact and what’s next for Vigo County and the Wabash Valley.
Trendiana: Iconic Hoosier Eats
The holidays are the perfect time to try some iconic Hoosier eats like sugar cream pie, or maybe a piping hot tenderloin or Indiana’s signature wine, Traminette that is grown and served at over half of the state’s wineries. Yelp’s Brittany Smith takes us on a statewide tour in this month’s Trendiana segment.
NCAA Ruling on Endorsements For Athletes
Big changes may be coming for NCAA student-athletes. The NCAA has opened the door for student-athletes to be compensated for the use of their likenesses. NCAA Chief Operating Officer Donald Remy explains what’s behind the move and break down next steps in making the plan come together.
Infosys Celebrates Beam Signing on Education Center
The Infosys U.S. Education Center reaches a construction milestone on more than 70-acres at the former Indianapolis International Airport terminal...Rick Cardwell, the head of the company’s Midwest region, has new details on the $245 million and plans for adding 3,000 jobs.
Project Lead The Way: Businesses Can Build Workforce of Tomorrow
Project Lead the Way is continuing its focus on Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce. This week we explore some of the most effective ways businesses can get involved to support students and build the workforce of tomorrow? Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Brandi Davis-Handy explains how companies can engage with local schools by investing time, resources or expertise.
Indiana Grown Launches Buyer's Guide
Kids may like pizza and fries for lunch, but Indiana schools also want them to eat fresh, healthy, locally grown food, too. And now there is a new tool to help make that happen. In the Business of Health, Indiana Grown Program Director Heather Tallman explains how the new Buyer's Guide can help.
New Esports Gaming Lounge at Butler University
Some of the hottest jobs of the future are expected to be in the world of Esports and video gaming. Director of Esports and Gaming Technology at Butler University Eric Kammeyer explains what Butler is doing for students and the gamers around the city of Indianapolis.
(i) on Economic Dev: Millennials vs Baby Boomers
Are Boomers staying too long on the job? If so, are they blocking growth opportunities for Millennials and Gen Xers? And what impact is it having on businesses? KSM Location Advisors CEO Tim Cook and President Katie Culp are here to weigh in on this in this month’s (i) on Economic Development.
Perspective on Penske Buys IMS
For some perspective on the sale of Hulman & Co. and its subsidiaries, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the NTT IndyCar Series, and IMS Productions, to Penske Entertainment Corporation and what it all means... Inside INdiana Business Contributor Bill Benner offers his perspective.
Indy Autonomous Challenge
There was another big announcement at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this week. The IMS and Energy Systems Network have announced a $1 million prize competition surrounding autonomous vehicles. The Indy Autonomous Challenge will feature universities from around the world creating software for self-driving Indy Lights cars. IMS President Doug Boles and Energy Systems Network CEO Paul Mitchell explain how the two-year competition will culminate in a head-to-head, high-speed race in 2021.
INsiders: Penske Buys IMS, What's Next? and Grand Junction Groundbreaking
Each week a group of INsiders joins us to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on the change in ownership at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Roger Penske’s vision to grow the track and more. CHARGE President and Founder Ken Ungar, Bose Public Affairs Group Principal Roger Harvey and Bill Benner share their perspectives.
Janus Developmental Services 40th Anniversary
A nonprofit in Noblesville is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Janus Developmental Services works with adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, matching them with jobs in the community. CEO Christina Sorensen explains the benefits for businesses and clients.
IMS, IndyCar Series to Sell to Penske
It’s the end of an era… and the beginning of a new one. The Hulman-George family selling the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the IndyCar series Penske Entertainment Corp. and legendary team owner and business executive Roger Penske. Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles discusses the impact the blockbuster deal could have on IMS, Indiana and open wheel racing.
Tippecanoe Building Trades Camp
It’s a summer camp like no other! The first ever Construction Camp, hosted by the Tippecanoe Building Trades Construction Council, gave students hands-on experience to learn about specific trades alongside professional educators and apprentice instructors. Tippecanoe Building Trades President Stephen Snyder has more on plans to grow the camp for next summer and how camp impacted the trade associations with an immediate uptick in traffic and interest in available job openings.
NW INdiana Road Show: State of the Steel Industry
For more than a century, the steel industry has employed thousands and served as the backbone of the northwest Indiana economy. From U.S. Steel’s largest domestic mill, Gary Works, to ArcelorMittal’s Indiana Harbor complex in East Chicago, the largest integrated steel making facility in North America, steel is still important, but a very different industry here... The Times of Northwest Indiana Business Reporter Joseph S. Pete looks at what’s next.
NW INdiana Road Show: BNutty's Growing Success
Two “soccer moms” created Portage-based BNutty, a gourmet peanut butter company that outgrew its humble beginnings in a kitchen and is now expanding and investing nearly $2 million with plans to create up to 100 new jobs. Owners Joy Thompkins and Carol Podolak share their story and vision.
NW INdiana Road Show: Workforce Development & Emerging Economic Drivers
Northwest Indiana is the state’s second-largest regional economy and the steel industry has served as its backbone for decades. But there are other emerging economic drivers, like a $40 million data center planned for Hammond, which is targeting companies like Amazon and Hulu. Workforce development will be key in filling these new economy jobs. Center of Workforce Innovations in Porter County CEO Linda Woloshansky explains more about the region’s changing workforce.
NW INdiana Road Show: The State of the Economy in NWI
The South Shore Line West Lake Corridor is billed as the project of a generation, creating a crucial "Hoosier Gateway to Chicago." Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority CEO Bill Hanna talks about the South Shore and other projects remaking the region.
NW INdiana Road Show: Grass is Greener in Indiana Campaign
There’s a new mantra and movement that’s gaining traction here in the region: it’s called the Grass is Greener in Indiana campaign. South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Speros Batistatos explains what it is and why it’s specifically aimed at those living in neighboring Illinois.
NW INdiana Road Show: Dunes National Park & Tourism
Tourism in northwest Indiana is big business, especially after the Dunes earned national park status earlier this year, a first for the state. We’ll talk with Indiana Dunes Tourism Executive Director Lorelei Weimer about record crowds and what’s ahead.
NW INdiana Road Show: The INsiders
Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week our special panel is sounding off on all things NWI. From the West Lake Corridor project to the focus on getting more people to move to IN from IL to how the Region is stepping up its workforce development game. Our panel: Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson, NIPSCO Economic Development Director Don Babcock and South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority President and CEO Speros Batistatos.
New Indy Fuel Coach Talks New Season
The Indy Fuel are opening their new East Coast Hockey League season with a new coach and he’s intent on making the Fuel into an ECHL contender. Doug Christiansen is also the Fuel general manager and he arrives from the ECHL’s Manchester Monarchs, where he compiled an excellent record and guided the team into the second round of the playoffs. Christiansen is in studio to share his vision.
(i) on Education: Golden Bear Preschool
It’s a problem facing many Indiana communities: what to do with those old, vacant big box stores like Marsh? Some of the buildings have been transformed into indoor recreation spaces and storage facilities. But not in Shelby County—desks and crayons have replaced grocery aisles. We go inside the new Golden Bear Preschool.
Business of Health: Responding to the Addiction Crisis
Indiana University is marking its two-year anniversary of waging war on opioid abuse. IU launched the “Responding to the Addictions Crisis” in 2017 as part of the Grand Challenges Program. IU’s initiative is the nation's largest and most comprehensive university-led response. As it marks the 2-year anniversary, leaders are reflecting on some of the progress made.
Foppers Pet Treat Bakery Sees National Growth
Foppers Pet Treat Bakery in Logansport is the brainchild of a mom who gave in to her daughter’s wish to bring a dog into the family. Shortly after “Holly” joined the fold, the Michelle Leffert started a small pet boutique bakery. That was 2004. Today, that startup has grown into a multi-million-dollar business and one of the winners of Walmart’s Open Call event in June. CEO Michelle Leffert explains her company’s keys to success.
Around Indiana: Indiana's Teacher of the Year
Up until about six years ago, Tam Markey worked in the corporate world as engineer with Amoco and BP Pipelines. But the Purdue grad always wanted to be a teacher. So, Markey followed her heart and applied for a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship to teach high school engineering. Now Markey holds the distinction of being Indiana’s Teacher of the Year for her work at Lawrence Township’s McKenzie Center for Innovation and Technology.
Inside Innovation: Covideo
Rising startup Covideo has evolved from a bootstrap startup in Lafayette to a thriving business now located in Indianapolis. Learn why Indianapolis-based tech networking platform Powderkeg recently named Covideo the Top-Rated Health and Balance winner at the inaugural Indiana Breakout Tech Culture Awards.
AgriNovus CEO Talks National FFA Convention
This week, 70,000 people will descend on downtown Indianapolis for the annual National FFA Convention with a laser focus: how best to attract talent and develop the next generation of agbioscience leaders in Indiana. AgriNovus Indiana is playing a key role in all this and president and CEO Beth Bechdol joins us on the show to explain how.
What's Next For the Former GM Stamping Plant?
What’s next for the former GM Stamping plant site in downtown Indianapolis now that plans for the $1.4 billion Waterside have been scrapped? Will the city follow through on its imminent domain threat? Leadership from Ambrose Property Group reacts and talks next moves.
Inside Innovation: New Renewable Natural Gas Facility
A major Renewable Natural Gas facility is coming to Indianapolis. It will convert landfill gas into approximately 8 million gallons of RNG annually. Kinetrex Energy CEO Aaron Johnson has more on the environmental and economic impact of this big investment.
Ingram Micro Opens Sixth Indiana Operation
Ingram Micro is a global leader in technology and supply chain services and is growing again in Indiana, with plans to add more than 100 jobs...this time in Plainfield. Executive Director of North American Operations Steve Osborne explains why the Hoosier state is a good fit.
2019 Indiana Conference For Women Preview
Since its inception in 2011, the one-day Indiana Conference for Women has become the largest gathering of professional and entrepreneurial women in the Midwest. The goal of the conference is to build a strong ecosystem that helps women build careers, create companies and experience positive lives. Indiana Conference for Women Founder Billie Dragoo-Garcia and Executive Director Pam Dyar have a preview of this year’s event.
Humane Society For Hamilton County Seeking New Facility
The Humane Society for Hamilton County started at the county jail campus, then moved next to a hazardous waste facility. In the business of nonprofits, hear about plans for a state-of-the art facility and the impact that goes beyond animal care. President and CEO Rebecca Stevens and Chairman of the Board, Humane Society for Hamilton County Kim Ebert detail a huge fundraising campaign.
Pet Wellness Clinics Unveil New Tele-Tails Service
Telemedicine is already connecting patients with doctors. Now the digital age is linking veterinarians with pet owners. Pet Wellness Clinics Associate Veterinarian Dr. Kerry Peterson explains how its new Tele-Tails service means your pet can see the vet without leaving home and why it can benefit both vets and pet owners.
(i) on Education: College Equity Report
A new report provides a snapshot of the state’s effort to close the achievement gap. A key factor? The 21st Century Scholars Program. Indiana Commission for Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers breaks down the report and explains where improvements can be made.
ISU Master Plan For Sycamore Sports District
For now, it’s just a vision, but officials at Indiana State University are daring to dream---to see what-could-be---for ISU athletics facilities. Indiana State officials have unveiled a master plan for an on-campus athletics complex called the Sycamore Sports District. ISU’s Director of Athletics Sherard Clinkscales details the plan that calls for a new softball field, a basketball practice facility and perhaps most importantly, an on-campus football stadium.
INsiders: GM Stamping Plant Future, Ruoff Fort Wayne HQ, Colts Pivotal Game
Each week a group of INsiders offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week sounding off on what’s next for the old GM Stamping plant site in downtown Indianapolis…plus expansion plans for Ruoff Mortgage in Fort Wayne and much more.
Indy Scream Park GM: Business of Halloween is an Evolution
The general manager of Indy Scream Park says Halloween attractions have gone from simple, local novelties to a competitive industry. The haunted house park in Anderson is celebrating its 10th year and during that time, has opened a sister facility in Florida and is looking toward further upgrades for future years, including a ride attraction in addition to the haunted houses.
INsiders: Asia Trips, GFS Westfield & Brewery Awards
Each week a group of INsiders joins us to offer perspective on the week’s top stories. This week we’re sounding off on the potential impact of increased overseas economic development trips, a new distribution center and hundreds of jobs coming to Westfield and Hoosier breweries shine in Denver.
Inside the All-Star Legacy Project 2021
Indianapolis is gearing up to host the star-studded NBA All-Star weekend in less than a year and-a-half. All-Star Legacy Project host committee co-chair Rafael Sanchez explains how it’s going to be an event with statewide impact and a potential game-changer for 21 youth-serving nonprofits and hundreds of kids around the state.
(i) on Education: Marion Aviation Academy
Students in Marion are soaring to new heights in the Aviation Academy at the Marion Regional Career Center. The unique, two-year program is a partnership with Marion Community Schools in Grant County. Aviation Instructor Scott Simpson and Aviation Academy Student Emma Jacobs talk about the program and how it could help attract new business to Grant County.
Business of Health: ChamberCare
It’s being billed as a game-changer for Indiana small businesses when it comes to health insurance. Thanks to a new alliance between the Indiana Chamber and Anthem, small businesses can now participate in plans typically only available to larger companies. Leadership from the Chamber and Anthem are in studio with details.
International Economic Development Council Conference in Indy
The International Economic Development Council is a nonprofit, non-partisan membership organization serving economic developers around the globe. With more than 5,000 members, IEDC is the largest organization of its kind in the world. This year the annual conference will be held in Indianapolis and the theme is Driving Growth, the race for talent, innovation and place. Host Committee Chairperson Maureen Krauss shares how Indy landed the conference and why it’s important.
Inside Innovation: Genesys
Genesys says it powers more than 25 billion of the world’s best customer experiences each year. More than 11,000 companies in over 100 countries trust Genesys Cloud’s platform. Vice President of Corporate Affairs Todd Pedersen explains why the company was recently named Powderkeg’s Top-Rated Social Impact winner.
I on Education: PopUp Business School
An alternative to the traditional way of starting a business which usually consists of things like writing a business plan and securing a loan. It’s called the PopUp Business School. It’s free and it’s coming to Indianapolis. Assistant Vice Chancellor for the Office of Community Engagement at IUPUI Teresa Bennett explains how the school works.
The INsiders: Indiana National Lab Day
Each week a group of INsiders joins me to offer perspective on what’s happening around Indiana. This week we discuss the importance of the Indiana National Lab Day event which is Monday. It’s an effort to bring together researchers, industry, government and other key stakeholders from Indiana and the U.S. to build on the research capabilities and strengths in Indiana in the areas of Trusted Microelectronics, Artificial Intelligence, Hypersonics and Quantum Science.
Indianapolis-based Powderkeg recently honored Indiana tech companies who emphasize and prioritize strong workplace culture. This week, we profile AuthentiCx, a business that walked away with the top award for “emerging culture.” Founder and CEO Amy Brown shares their keys to success.
Business of Health: New Concept Focused on Memory Care
Indianapolis-based Senior Home Companions has been providing non-medical in-home care for aging Hoosiers for 25 years. Building on that experience, the company is launching a new concept focused on memory care. Owner and President David Morgan shows us more of how the new model in memory care works.
Indy Eleven's Season & Eleven Park Update
The Indy Eleven are about to wrap up a very successful regular season and head into the United Soccer League playoffs. Despite a recent rough road stretch, the Eleven remain very much in the USL playoff hunt, especially because of an amazing run of dominance on their home pitch at Lucas Oil Stadium. Team President and CEO Greg Stremlaw discusses the season thus far and has an update on plans for a hoped-for new home of Indy Eleven Park.
Impact of IND on the Indiana Economy
The impact of Indianapolis International Airport on the Indiana economy. For the second time in four years J.D. Power has named Indy the best medium-sized airport in North America. But with more nonstop flights and massive development on the way, the economic impact continues to grow. Airport Executive Director Mario Rodriguez has details.
Tech Sector Rolls Out Red Carpet for Talent
The chief executive officer of TechPoint says the response to the "Wish You Were Here" campaign exceeded expectations. The state's technology accelerator has partnered with Indianapolis-based TMap LLC in an effort to bring former Hoosiers currently working out of state back to Indiana. Mike Langellier said they had hoped for 100-150 applicants and ended up with nearly 400 from throughout the country.
Federal Grant Creates IU Alzheimer's Center
The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $36 million grant to the IU School of Medicine to launch a drug discovery center focused on accelerating the development of treatments for Alzheimer's disease. The center is part of a strategic partnership with the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, and IU says the partnership is one of only two multi-institution teams in the country selected for a new federal program designed to grow the drug development pipeline for the disease.
Tech: IU Ventures
IU Ventures recently launched the IU Angel Network to help connect IU affiliated companies with prospective investor’s among Indiana University’s global community of alumni, faculty, staff and students. IU Ventures CEO Tony Armstrong and Associate Vice President Jason Whitney explain how the network will further IU’s mission of fostering an entrepreneurial culture that contributes to the state’s economy.
Business Spotlight: Baker Hill
Built on more than 30 years of industry experience, Carmel-based Baker Hill says it is continuing to deliver cutting-edge banking solutions that empower financial institutions. Its NextGen platform serves 500 financial institutions, including more than 20% of the top 150 U.S. banks and 20% of the top 25 U.S. credit unions. CEO John Deignan explains what’s next at Baker Hill.
I on Education: IUPUC Using VR
IUPU Columbus is a pioneer in the nation with the use of virtual reality technology in its nursing simulation lab. One scenario that was developed for the lab is both timely and common to the region—neonatal abstinence syndrome, which involves an infant born to a mother addicted to drugs. UITS Executive Director of IT Services Bill Fields and IUPUC Director of Regional Healthcare Pipeline Carrie Shaver explain how the technology helps students prepare for real-life situations.
Business of Health: Hot Flashes? Cool!
Every woman, eventually, will have to make peace with menopause, and likely, the hot flashes that come with it. An IU expert believes the condition could benefit from more open dialogue, empathy, and the debunking of myths. Those are just a few goals of the new art exhibit created by Associate Dean for Research and Distinguished Professor at the IU School of Nursing Janet Carpenter. She shares more about her creation.
Pacers President Talks Mumbai Games, Fieldhouse Upgrades
The Indiana Pacers will be part of NBA history this week as the team participates in the National Basketball Association’s first games ever in India. The Pacers and Sacramento Kings will play preseason games Friday and Saturday at the NSCI Dome in Mumbai. The team will embark on the 20-hour flight Tuesday.
Around INdiana: Concerts for a Cause
Since 2016, special concerts by local and national artists, have helped raise nearly $200,000 for 14 nonprofits to help kids, adults and families in need. Concerts for a Cause hosts the quarterly live concerts to raise money for charities. Co-founder Bruce Kidd has a preview of the next concert in a few weeks and a look ahead to next year.
Zylo's $22.5M Series B Funding
Big news on the Indiana tech scene! Indianapolis-based Zylo, the largest independent enterprise Software-as-a-Service management platform, has completed one of the largest Series B rounds of funding ever in the state. CEO Eric Christopher discusses how the money will create jobs and a national tech brand.
New BioCrossroads Challenge Combines Life Sciences, Data
Indiana's life sciences initiative is launching a new competition designed to help solve two health issues facing Hoosiers: diabetes and opioid abuse. BioCrossroads says the DataX BioInnovation Challenge was created to "intersect life sciences and data research," giving innovators the opportunity to use data sets to identify and investigate hypotheses to improve the health issues. The winning team or teams could receive up to $50,000 in cash.
Innovators with Dr. K: Chexology
The entrepreneur behind start-up Chexology has seen his business grow from humble beginnings in a Broad Ripple basement to an appearance on Shark Tank to where it is today: a multi-million-dollar global company. Chexology Founder and CEO Derek Pacqué shares what’s fueling growth with Dr. K.
Business Spotlight: Pier 48 Fish House & Oyster Bar
The newest restaurant to hit the downtown Indianapolis scene is the brainchild of a former NHL hockey player with deep generational roots to the East Coast fishing industry. Meet Fred Knipscheer and learn how his family plays a key role in getting fish from sea to plate within 24 hours.