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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 the 'Coolest' Places in the World

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

the children's museum of Indianapolis was named as one of the coolest places in the world

Greenfield Banking Co. Named Small Business Lender of the Year

Greenfield Banking Co. 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.

Foundation Pledges Support for Trine Facility Expansion

Foundation Pledges Support for Trine Facility Expansion

Trine University receives pledge to help with facility expansion.

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.

Calumet Announces Resolution in SEC Investigation

Calumet Announces Resolution in SEC Investigation

Indianapolis-based Calumet Specialty Products Partners LP (Nasdaq: CLMT) says it has reached a resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The commission had been investigating the company following errors and delays in its reporting of...

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.

Indiana Plan Looking to Grow

Indiana Plan Looking to Grow

The only remaining program of its kind to come out of President Johnson’s 1970 executive order to recruit disadvantaged populations into the building trades is setting its sights on expanding from Gary and Indianapolis to South Bend, Fort Wayne and

Madison to Build Park, Honor Historic Figure

Madison to Build Park, Honor Historic Figure

The city of Madison is taking steps to create a park to honor a resident who played a pivotal role in the Underground Railroad that operated in the city during the early 1800s, according to the Madison Courier. Organizers of the park asked the Madison...

Notre Dame Receives $111M Endowment to Fight Poverty

Notre Dame Receives $111M Endowment to Fight Poverty


The University of Notre Dame receives $111 million endowment to help fight global poverty.

UE Completes Sale of Radio Station

UE Completes Sale of Radio Station

The University of Evansville has announced the completion of the sale of its radio station, WUEV, to WAY-FM. The Federal Communications Commission has approved the transfer of the 91.5 radio broadcast frequency and programming has already been switched...

Economist Links Cummins Layoffs to Trade Dispute

Economist Links Cummins Layoffs to Trade Dispute

A professor at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business says the announced layoffs at Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) are a signal of the continuing impact of a trade dispute between the U.S. and China

Mounds Mall Theater Equipment Sparks Lawsuit

Mounds Mall Theater Equipment Sparks Lawsuit

A dispute over nearly $1.2 million worth of movie theater equipment has been taken to court in Madison County. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report Anderson Mounds Theater filed the lawsuit against Holliday Inc. and new Mounds Mall owner...

Former 'Coach of the Year' to Lead Fever

Former 'Coach of the Year' to Lead Fever

The Indiana Fever have announced Marianne Stanley as its new head coach. Stanley, who was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002, comes to Indianapolis after a nearly 10-year stint as an assistant coach with the Washington Mystics. 

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...

Vibenomics Raises $5M in Seed Funding

Vibenomics Raises $5M in Seed Funding

An Fishers-based tech company has closed on a major round of funding. Vibenomics Inc., which provides what it calls the first audio out-of-home (OOH) advertising marketplace, says the $5 million in seed funding will be used to expand its network of...

Another Purchase by Lippert Components

Another Purchase by Lippert Components

Following several acquisitions last week, Elkhart-based Lippert Components Inc. remains in buying mode.

OrthoIndy Opens Center Grove Location

OrthoIndy Opens Center Grove Location

OrthoIndy is officially opening its newest clinic, urgent care and physical therapy facility in Center Grove. OrthoIndy leadership and the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce will make remarks at the building’s ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.

New Apartment Construction Near IUPUI

New Apartment Construction Near IUPUI

Construction on a new apartment community near the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis is now underway

Holcomb Makes Appointments

Holcomb Makes Appointments

Governor Eric Holcomb has announced several new appointments and reappointments to various state boards, commissions, and task forces. They include the Indiana Land Resources Council, the Indiana Arts Commission and the Mental Health Medicaid Quality Advi

Cummins Unsure of Layoff Impact in Indiana

Cummins Unsure of Layoff Impact in Indiana

cummins announces layoffs of 2,000

Ascensus to Acquire Indianapolis-Based Nyhart

Ascensus to Acquire Indianapolis-Based Nyhart

A Pennsylvania-based retirement, education, and healthcare technology company has entered into an agreement to acquire Indianapolis-based Nyhart, an employee benefits consulting firm. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, however officials say Nyhart will

Hoosier Poultry Sector Donates 100 Tons of Protein

Hoosier Poultry Sector Donates 100 Tons of Protein

The Hoosier poultry industry on Monday presented a donation of 200,000 pounds of poultry products to help provide protein to Indiana families in need during the holiday season.

Indiana Farm Bureau Lays Out 2020 Legislative Priorities

Indiana Farm Bureau Lays Out 2020 Legislative Priorities

Indiana Farm Bureau leaders and staff have laid out legislative priorities for 2020 as they met recently with legislators during Organization Day at the Indiana Statehouse

Three Hoosier Companies Listed as Healthiest in U.S.

Three Hoosier Companies Listed as Healthiest in U.S.

Indianapolis-based health analytics software company Sprinbuk has released its list of this year’s Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America with three Hoosier companies making the list and two central Indiana companies breaking the top ten

Central Indiana Home Sales Climb in October

Central Indiana Home Sales Climb in October

The number of home sales in central Indiana continued climbing for October. F.C. Tucker Co. says pended home sales rose 8.7% last month, compared to the same period last year. The average year-to-date home price increased to $225,006. The company says 3,3

Purdue-Supported Project Makes TIME's Top 100 List

Purdue-Supported Project Makes TIME's Top 100 List

A sail that catches solar rays to power its movement in space has been named as one of Time magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019. A Purdue professor is part of the time.

Wabash National Chairman to Retire

Wabash National Chairman to Retire

Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) in Lafayette has announced Chairman of the Board Dr. Martin Jischke will retire after the annual meeting of stockholders for 2020. The board says it will appoint Wabash National’s long-standing director Larry Magee

Indiana Chamber Adds Board Members

Indiana Chamber Adds Board Members

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has added 26 business leaders from throughout the state to its board of directors. The new board members were elected during the annual board of directors meeting this month. 

Delaware County Nonprofits Awarded Grants

Delaware County Nonprofits Awarded Grants

Ten nonprofits awarded grants in Delaware County.

Marian University Adding Doctorate Degree

Marian University Adding Doctorate Degree

Marian University adding a fourth doctorate program.

Terre Haute Envisions ‘Tourism Hub’

Terre Haute Envisions ‘Tourism Hub’

Business and community leaders in Terre Haute say they are optimistic that several long-talked about projects will provide an economic spark for west central Indiana. Ground has been broken for more than $100 million in projects, including...

USA Gymnastics Picks Indy Gym for Women’s Team

USA Gymnastics Picks Indy Gym for Women’s Team

USA Gymnastics has chosen an Indianapolis facility to serve as its interim training center for the U.S. Women’s National Team and developmental programs. The national governing body for the sport made the announcement Friday.

Cummins Execs Share Vision with Stockholders

Cummins Execs Share Vision with Stockholders

Executives from Columbus-based Cummins Inc. met with the analysts and shareholders Friday in New York to lay out the company’s future beyond diesel technology.

Howey Politics Publisher Injured in Fall

Howey Politics Publisher Injured in Fall

The publisher of Howey Politics Indiana is in the hospital after a serious head injury. Brian Howey is being treated in the intensive care unit at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after suffering a fall, which required surgery.

Cummins Announces Major Climate Change Goals

Cummins Announces Major Climate Change Goals

COLUMBUS, Ind – Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) has announced a major climate change initiative, by setting an aspirational goal of net-zero carbon emissions within three decades for the engines it builds, and the manufacturing plants it operates. The powertrain manufacturer says its environmental sustainability strategy includes short and long-term goals that meet or exceed the benchmarks in the United Nations Paris agreement on climate change.  

'Back a Boiler' Program Hits Milestone

'Back a Boiler' Program Hits Milestone

Purdue University is celebrating a milestone for its Back a Boiler income share agreement program.

Jeffersonville Project to Break Ground

Jeffersonville Project to Break Ground

Representatives from Jeffersonville-based developer arc, Clark County, the state of Indiana and One Southern Indiana will Monday celebrate the groundbreaking of a 9,000-square-foot commercial and retail space. The $3.5 million project, Spring Street Commo

Mount Comfort RVs Cuts Ribbon

Mount Comfort RVs Cuts Ribbon

Mount Comfort RV of Indianapolis owners Ken and Rusty Eckstein have officially cut the ribbon on a new 37,000-square-foot indoor sales center. The nearly $5 million project created five new jobs immediately, with the company aiming to fill up to 25 more p

AAR Awarded Military Contract for P-8 Maintenance

AAR Awarded Military Contract for P-8 Maintenance

Illinois-based AAR Aircraft Services Inc., which has a large maintenance facility in Indianapolis, has been awarded a nearly $9 million order.

Two Indiana Airports to Receive Federal Grants

Two Indiana Airports to Receive Federal Grants

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao has announced the Department of Transportation will award $10.5 million in airport infrastructure grants to two airports in Indiana. Indianapolis International Airport and Warsaw Municipal Airport will each rec

Berry Global Closes Out 'Transformative' Year

Berry Global Closes Out 'Transformative' Year

Evansville-based Berry Global Group Inc. (NYSE: BERY) has reported its fourth quarter and year-end results, calling 2019 a “transformative year” for the company.

Butler: Esports Adds to Community Engagement

Butler: Esports Adds to Community Engagement

Butler University in Indianapolis is the latest Hoosier institution to bring esports to its campus. The university is creating a dedicated gaming space that will be available to not just students, but gamers throughout Indianapolis as well.

Hoosier Nonprofits Awarded $1M+ from Bezos Foundation

Hoosier Nonprofits Awarded $1M+ from Bezos Foundation

Two Indiana nonprofits that provide housing for families in challenging, often abusive, situations have each been awarded $1.25 million from a program started by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos.

Vincennes Students Set for Cyber Defense Competition

Vincennes Students Set for Cyber Defense Competition

A group of Hoosier students is set to represent Indiana and fend off simulated attacks in a nationwide cybersecurity contest. Vincennes University will Saturday compete in the National Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition invitational meet. During the com

Expansion Mode for Lippert Components

Expansion Mode for Lippert Components

Lippert Components Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elkhart-based LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) is continuing in expansion mode, as the company announced Friday it has purchased a Wisconsin-based manufacturer of towing products.

Winners Named in City: One Indianapolis Challenge

Winners Named in City: One Indianapolis Challenge

Winners declared in program to find solutions to mass transit issues in Indianapolis.

Stanley Black & Decker to Cut 140 Jobs in Greenfield

Stanley Black & Decker to Cut 140 Jobs in Greenfield

Connecticut-based Stanley Black & Decker Inc has announced plans to lay off a total of nearly 140 employees from its Greenfield facility. In a notice filed with the state, the company says the cuts are an “attempt to strategically consolidate worldw

Purdue to Accelerate Research at Indiana 5G Zone

Purdue to Accelerate Research at Indiana 5G Zone

Purdue University’s College of Engineering has teamed up with AT&T to create a testbed for 5G-based research and development.

Smithsonian Exhibit Touring Indiana Communities

Smithsonian Exhibit Touring Indiana Communities

The Smithsonian Institute and Indiana Humanities bring rural America exhibit to Hoosier towns.

Hillenbrand Completes Acquisition of Milacron

Hillenbrand Completes Acquisition of Milacron

Batesville-based Hillenbrand Inc. (NYSE: HI) has completed the acquisition of Cincinnati-based Milacron Holdings Corp. in a cash and stock transaction valued at nearly $2 billion.

Lilly Endowment Launches $50M Self-Sufficiency Initiative

Lilly Endowment Launches $50M Self-Sufficiency Initiative

Lilly Endowment Inc. is launching a new initiative it says will provide a total of up to $50 million in grants in 2020. Enhancing Opportunity aims to help people in Indianapolis living in or near poverty make progress toward lasting economic self-sufficie

Ball State Alumni Association Names President

Ball State Alumni Association Names President

Ball State Alumni Association has named James Acton president of the Ball State University Alumni Association. Acton most-recently served as associate vice president of alumni and giving programs at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. Acton w

OneRepublic to Headline Idea Week 2020

OneRepublic to Headline Idea Week 2020

The first announced act for Idea Week 2020 has been unveiled. Grammy-nominated band One Republic is slated to headline the weeklong event on April 25.   

Indiana Farmers Comment on Taiwan Trade Mission

Indiana Farmers Comment on Taiwan Trade Mission

A group of Indiana farmers has returned home following a three-day trade mission to Taiwan where they sought to solidify relationships for future purchases of Indiana-grown grain.

Next Level Broadband Awards $6.3M in Grants

Next Level Broadband Awards $6.3M in Grants

The Next Level Broadband program has awarded $6.3 million for three broadband expansion infrastructure projects to close out the program’s first round of funding. Officials say the total first round funding provides broadband infrastructure to more

Hammond Unveils Downtown Renovation Plan

Hammond Unveils Downtown Renovation Plan

The city of Hammond has unveiled a plan to revitalize the city’s downtown as a way to draw new residents and businesses to the community, according to our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana.

Lutheran Life Celebrates Renovations

Lutheran Life Celebrates Renovations

Fort Wayne-based Lutheran Life Villages will celebrate today the completion of phase two of a large renovation project at The Village at Anthony Boulevard retirement community

Hoosier Shoppers Save on 2019 Thanksgiving Dinner

Hoosier Shoppers Save on 2019 Thanksgiving Dinner

Indiana grocery shoppers will spend 10% less this year on Thanksgiving Dinner, assuming they stick to the traditional twelve-item menu on Indiana Farm Bureau’s annual Thanksgiving market basket survey.

Autonomous R&D Firm Relocating to Fishers

Autonomous R&D Firm Relocating to Fishers

A California-based company specializing in small, autonomous, vehicles has announced plans to relocate its global headquarters to Fishers, investing $6 million and creating up to 160 new jobs by 2022.

EXCLUSIVE: Solinftec to Move Global HQ to Indiana

EXCLUSIVE: Solinftec to Move Global HQ to Indiana

Brazil-based precision agriculture company Solinftec, which established its U.S. headquarters at the Purdue Research Park earlier this year, is now planning to move its global HQ from South America to West Lafayette. CEO Rodrigo lafelice dos Santos...

Indiana Hospitals Among Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Indiana Hospitals Among Top Cardiovascular Hospitals

Three Hoosier hospitals are receiving recognition on IBM (NYSE: IBM) Watson Health’s list of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.

Whitson to Lead Madison County Chamber

Whitson to Lead Madison County Chamber

A firefighter and emergency medical technician for the Elwood Fire Department is set to be the next leader of the Madison County Chamber of Commerce.

Emergency Response App to Debut in Westfield

Emergency Response App to Debut in Westfield

Possibly lifesaving app coming to Hamilton County after collaboration with Westfield Fire and Riverview Health.

Valpo Cuts Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis Programs

Valpo Cuts Men’s Soccer, Men’s Tennis Programs

Valparaiso University is discontinuing its men’s soccer and men’s tennis programs.

UIndy Revives Live Mascot Program

UIndy Revives Live Mascot Program

University of Indianapolis introduces new live mascot.

Regenstrief Partners with Startup on Nursing Home Care

Regenstrief Partners with Startup on Nursing Home Care

Indianapolis-based Regenstrief Institute is partnering with medical startup, Care Revolution, to find ways to improve nursing home care and reduce trips to the hospital for nursing home patients.

gBETA Coming to Fort Wayne

gBETA Coming to Fort Wayne

Wisconsin-based gener8tor has named the third Hoosier city to host its gBETA programming. The startup accelerator plans to expand the program to Fort Wayne early next year. 

Notre Dame Cancels Hong Kong Studies Amid Violence

Notre Dame Cancels Hong Kong Studies Amid Violence

The University of Notre Dame has announced it has suspended spring 2020 programming at three Hong Kong universities because escalating violence and protests.

Paladin President to Step Down

Paladin President to Step Down


Bill Trowbridge has announced he will step down as president and chief executive officer of LaPorte-based nonprofit Paladin. He is slated to become chief executive officer of Regional Health Systems in Merrillville.

Allegiant to Begin Nonstop Flights from Northern Indiana

Allegiant to Begin Nonstop Flights from Northern Indiana

Travelers in northern Indiana looking for a warmer climate have a new way to get there. Airports in Fort Wayne and South Bend will begin offering this weekend seasonal non-stop flight to Sarasota, Florida on Allegiant Air. (

Ivy Tech Names Executive Director of Employee Diversity

Ivy Tech Names Executive Director of Employee Diversity

Ivy Tech Community has named Doneisha Posey executive director of Employee Diversity, Equity and Belonging. Posey most recently served as deputy director and general counsel of the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.

Places to Visit in 2020? Indiana Makes the List

Places to Visit in 2020? Indiana Makes the List

The editors at the travel guide Frommer’s says Indiana is one the Best Places to Go in 2020.

Infrastructure Improvements Coming to River Ridge

Infrastructure Improvements Coming to River Ridge

Infrastructure improvements on the way at River Ridge Commerce Center.

Trees for Troops Campaign Launches in Thorntown

Trees for Troops Campaign Launches in Thorntown

THORNTOWN, Ind – About 200 freshly-cut pine and fir trees are headed to U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, Guam and Alaska, compliments of Indiana Christmas tree farmers. The national kickoff for the annual Trees for Troops campaign took place Tues

Simon Youth Foundation Marks 20 Years

Simon Youth Foundation Marks 20 Years

The Indianapolis-based Simon Youth Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The nonprofit, which helps at-risk students graduate high school, last week passed the 20,000 mark for graduates from its approximately three dozen...

Technology Association Releases Policy Agenda

Technology Association Releases Policy Agenda

The Indiana Technology & Innovation Association has released its 2020 Policy Agenda. The organization’s priorities include investing in more non-stop domestic and international flights to help connect Indiana businesses with industry leaders, recrui

DePauw University Head Coach to Retire

DePauw University Head Coach to Retire

Bill Lynch, DePauw University’s head football coach for eight seasons has announced plans to retire next year. The university says a search for his replacement is currently underway. Lynch said his decision to retire stems from a desire to be with f

Indian-focused Food Chain Expands into Indiana

Indian-focused Food Chain Expands into Indiana

Quick service restaurant serving Indian food announced plans to expand into Indiana

Stride Coalition Announces Crisis Center

Stride Coalition Announces Crisis Center

New grant to help develop a 24-hour crisis diversion center in downtown Bloomington.

Expansion Plans for Allen County Copper Plant

Expansion Plans for Allen County Copper Plant

Steel Dynamics announces plans to expand its copper operations in New Haven, adding 30 jobs, and investing $16 million.

Indy Apparel Maker Shutting Down

Indy Apparel Maker Shutting Down

Leotard and cheerleader uniform maker Motionwear is shutting down operations in Indy.

Center for Leadership Development Receives $11M

Center for Leadership Development Receives $11M

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Center for Leadership Development  has received a $11.6 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.  The funding will support expanded program offerings that the organization says “supplement and reinforce tens of thousands of African American and minority youths’ learning and developmental experiences.”

Elkhart Manufacturer Partners with Distributor

Elkhart Manufacturer Partners with Distributor

ELKHART, Ind. -- Elkhart-based Furrion, a manufacturer of technology products for the recreational vehicle, marine and consumer industries, has partnered with New York-based Stampede to distribute Furrion OEM and Consumer products.

IndyGo Makes Ongoing Red Line Improvements

IndyGo Makes Ongoing Red Line Improvements

INDIANAPOLIS -- IndyGo will this week begin implementing improvements along the Red Line to address recent challenges. The company says these upgrades will take place on a 4-6 week timeline, with construction to be contained within the bus lane. 

Haynes International Swings to Full-Year Profit

Haynes International Swings to Full-Year Profit

KOKOMO, Ind. -- Kokomo-based Haynes International Inc. (Nasdaq GM: HAYN) is reporting fiscal full-year net income of $9.7 million, compared to a net loss of $21.8 million the previous year. Chief Executive Officer Michael Shor says the results...

South Bend Scores New Soccer Team

South Bend Scores New Soccer Team

SOUTH BEND, Ind – The city of South Bend is getting a new pre-professional soccer team. Officials from the United Soccer League announced The South Bend Lions Football Club will join the USL for the 2020 season that starts in May and runs through August. 

AgriNovus Summit to Explore Innovation in Ag

AgriNovus Summit to Explore Innovation in Ag

INDIANAPOLIS – The AgriNovus Indiana Agbioscience Innovation Summit gets underway Wednesday morning in downtown Indianapolis.   It’s a day full of presentations and discussions on the future of agriculture and producing food for a growing global population. 

Ambrose Sues City Over Waterside Site

Ambrose Sues City Over Waterside Site

INDIANAPOLIS -- The ongoing fight over the former GM Stamping Plant property in downtown Indianapolis has taken another major turn. Indianapolis-based Ambrose Property Group, which had previously been redeveloping the 100-acre site into...

IU to Use Data Science to Help Manage Disasters

IU to Use Data Science to Help Manage Disasters

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana University has created a laboratory to help first responders and emergency management agencies before they get on the scene of a disaster, such as floods, hurricanes, and wildfires. The Crisis Technologies Innovation Lab was created to deliver practical resources and solutions when facing a current severe weather crisis. 

Lippert Components Expands Lineup of Boat Add-ons

Lippert Components Expands Lineup of Boat Add-ons

ELKHART, Ind. – Lippert Components Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elkhart-based LCI Industries (NYSE: LCII) has purchased the PWR-ARM brand and electric powered Bimini business assets of Michigan-based Schwintek Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The PWR-ARM is an electric-powered retractable sunshade for boats and pontoons. 

Bosma Stepping Down at Indiana Statehouse

Bosma Stepping Down at Indiana Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS  House Speaker Brian Bosma is leaving the Indiana Statehouse. Bosma announced Tuesday that he will be stepping down at the end of this session and will not be seeking re-election.

DeSalle Named Engineer in Residence

DeSalle Named Engineer in Residence

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Hoosier Racing Tire Corp. President John DeSalle has been appointed the first executive engineer in residence at the University of Notre Dame’s newly-created iNDustry Labs. DeSalle will visit companies, discuss industry challenges and identify resources through the LIFT Network to drive regional industry advancement.

Golf Course Items Up For Auction

Golf Course Items Up For Auction

Changes at two Indianapolis golf courses will lead to many items being auctioned off next month. Riverside, the city's oldest municipal course, has closed, while Coffin Golf Course is under new management.

Indiana Unemployment Flat for October

Indiana Unemployment Flat for October

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana's unemployment remained at 3.2% for October. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says unemployment also remained below the national rate, which is 3.6%. 

Indiana Chamber Unveils Legislative Priorities for 2020

Indiana Chamber Unveils Legislative Priorities for 2020

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has announced its top legislative priotities for 2020. The chamber says it will focus on legislation to decrease the smoking rate of Hoosiers and get vaping products out of the hands of young people as well as efforts that support talent attraction initiatives and development of a state energy plan.

'Major Announcement' Set for Indy

'Major Announcement' Set for Indy

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Center for Leadership Development are scheduled to make what the organizations are calling a “major announcement” Tuesday morning. CLD President Dennis Bland and Lilly Endowment President & CEO N. Clay Robbins will be joined by Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and other city and county officials. 

Life Sciences Groups Launch Mentorship Program

Life Sciences Groups Launch Mentorship Program

INDIANAPOLIS -- A coalition of life sciences organizations and Hoosier universities has launched a mentorship program designed to "add more power to the entrepreneurial environment." BioCrossroads, Indiana's life sciences initiative...

Indiana Turkey Processor Welcomes China Trade

Indiana Turkey Processor Welcomes China Trade

JASPER, Ind. -- Indiana chicken, duck and turkey producers, and processors are celebrating China’s lifting of restrictions on U.S.- raised poultry and poultry products. Jasper-based Farbest Foods Inc. is one of those welcoming the news.  

Atlas World Group Names President

Atlas World Group Names President

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Evansville-based Atlas World Group Inc. has named Phil Wahl president and chief operating officer. Wahl was formerly vice president and general manager of Atlas Logistics and has served as senior vice president since 2017. 

Gift to IU to Help Veteran and Military Students

Gift to IU to Help Veteran and Military Students

A former Indiana University student and his wife have donated $1 million to benefit veteran and military-connected students. Larry and Brenda McDaniel's gift will create a more permanent space for those students on the Bloomington campus. Larry McDaniel attended IU Bloomington after serving in the U.S. Navy and graduated in 1976 before a career with Marathon Petroleum. He returned last year on a campus visit with his granddaughter, which gave him inspiration. 

Indy Library Branch to Close for $1.5M Renovation

Indy Library Branch to Close for $1.5M Renovation

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Wayne Branch of The Indianapolis Public Library will close in December for renovations. The $1.5 million project , which officials say is its first major renovation since the 13,500-square-foot branch opened in 1983, is expected to be completed in May.