ProTeam Tactical Performance
A young Indianapolis company believes it can help prevent injuries among firefighters by treating them like professional athletes. And a familiar name in Hoosier sports is leading the charge: former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jim Sorgi. ProTeam Tactical Performance is using a new technology in Indiana it says could help stop these injuries before they happen.
1st Maker Space
They’re called makerspaces… spaces where students gather to create, invent and learn to build their STEM skills and Indiana-based 1st Maker Space is a leader in this unique educational approach. President and CEO Mary Rinehart and Co-founder Kim Brand explain what it could mean for workforce development and entrepreneurship.
Bo Boroski Launches RefQuest.com
He has risen through the ranks to the top echelon of officiating, including being assigned to work his first NCAA Men’s Final Four last spring. But Bo Boroski wants to assist the striped shirts at other levels of basketball, and he’s developed an on-line tool called RefQuest to do just that.
AgriNovus INsiders: Indiana Agbioscience Landscape
This week, we welcome a special group of INsiders to offer perspective on the push to support more agbioscience entrepreneurs in Indiana and to also look back on the successes of 2019. AgriNovus President and CEO Beth Bechdol, Ag Alumni Seed President and CEO Jay Hulbert and Solinftec COO Daniel Padrão share their perspectives.
INsiders: Holiday Shopping Outlook, Solinftec HQ & Cummins Layoffs
Each week a group of INsiders joins us to sound off on some of the state’s top stories. This week they sound off on the holiday shopping forecast, how Indiana landed another global headquarters—this one from South America…and big layoffs planned at Cummins. Our panel includes: Business Furniture CEO Mary Beth Oakes, Butler University Professor of Economics Bill Rieber and VOX Global Managing Director Mike Marker.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Mascot Hall of Fame Museum
You see them on the sidelines, in the stands or on the field or court... and now the Mascot Hall of Fame honors these entertaining, unsung heroes of sports and communities! The interactive exhibits are focused on STEAM-based education… Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Executive Director Orestes Hernandez shares how this unique venue is 25,000 square-feet of fun for kids, adults and sports fans.
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.
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.
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: 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.
I on Education: Old National Bank Center For Closely Held Business at Butler University
The Old National Bank Center for Closely Held Business in Butler University’s Andre B. Lacy School serves as a strategic advisory group designed to identify member company’s gaps between current and targeted performance. Director Mark McFatridge explains how the unique center works the recent announcement of 15 new accredited partners.
Medical Management Certificate at IUPUI
The healthcare system needs to be fixed from “the inside out”…that’s the sentiment from the IU Kelley School of Business. A new program aims to equip front-line healthcare professionals with tools for change. IU Kelley on IUPUI’s campus launched its physician MBA program five years ago, but the college says it’s not just docs who have ideas about changing the business of medicine.
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.
Inside INdiana Sports: Indy Premier Soccer
Six years after a merger made it Indiana’s largest youth soccer club, Indy Premier is growing physically as well as expanding its statewide presence. In addition to debuting two new turf fields, Indy Premier has formed club partnerships in Terre Haute and South Bend and now boasts of more than 2,000 players ranging from 2 years old to adults. Executive Director Bryan Michel has more on soccer’s ever-growing Hoosier presence.
Business of Health: Regenstrief Institute
Researchers at the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis are taking the lead on numerous healthcare issues. From collecting and analyzing data on opioids, to the study of how certain drugs could possibly cause Alzheimer’s and dementia to trials on ways to eliminate back pain… and that’s not all. Regenstrief President and CEO Peter Embi has more on the institute’s projects.
Around INdiana: Under Secretary for Benefits
Indiana has nearly a half million veterans living in the state. And a top priority of the US Department of Veterans Affairs is to ensure that those veterans receive the benefits and services they have earned. Technology has helped the Veterans Benefits Administration streamline programs and improve benefit delivery. Under Secretary for Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence explains what is being done to help our veterans.
Tech: Powderkeg's Tech Culture Awards
Indianapolis-based Powderkeg is honoring Indiana tech companies for workplace culture. The tech networking platform has handed out its Breakout Tech Culture Awards and Socio walked away as the top overall winner. Socio Founder Yarkin Sakucoglu and Powderkeg CEO Matt Hunckler explain what the awards mean for Indiana’s growing tech sector.
‘Potential’ Fueling Downtown Makeover in Fort Wayne
As Fort Wayne prepares to christen its latest big downtown project, Mayor Tom Henry says there are no signs of transformational development slowing down in the state’s second largest city. The Landing, a $34 million downtown redevelopment project, is expected to officially open soon, one of an estimated 14 projects that Henry says can help Fort Wayne become a destination city.
Around INdiana: Conexus Indiana
Indiana has the highest concentration of manufacturing workers in the country, but the industry’s negative perception is hurting talent attraction efforts. Conexus Indiana CEO Mark Howell talks about changing the perception and putting more students on the path to advanced manufacturing and logistics jobs. If you would like to learn more about how you can participate in Manufacturing Day, visit MFGDay.com.
I on Education: Indiana Campus Compact
Learn how one Indiana organization is preparing the next generation to go beyond simply clocking in and out of work by pushing them to become civic leaders and changemakers. We’ll explain the mission of Indiana Campus Compact with Executive Director J.R. Jamison and UIndy Junior and ICC Grant Recipient Ally Nickerson.
Project Lead The Way: Rolls-Royce
We continue our Project Lead The Way “Indiana’s Future-Ready Workforce” series and learn about the value of connecting students with local businesses, especially in careers like engineering, where the job market is tight. Rolls-Royce Engineer Cameron Crenshaw explains how Project Lead The Way played a key role on his path to success.
Inside INdiana Sports: IWit LPGA Golf Championship
In just a few weeks, the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course will host third Indiana Women in Tech Championship. It’s more than just an LPGA Tour event! It includes a leadership summit focusing on tech, diversity and inclusion as well as a STEM event for area youth. Chair of the IWiT local organizing committee Jennifer Pope Baker has more on all of the events.
I on Education: Evening MBA at IUPUI
The IU Kelley School of Business at IUPUI has revamped its Evening MBA Program. The program is one of the most affordable top-ranked programs in the United States. Evening MBA Faculty Chair Kyle Anderson explains the reasons behind the changes to the 24-month MBA program.
Business of Health: 120WaterAudit
Children are more vulnerable to lead than adults; it can cause lower IQs and slowed physical growth. The Flint lead crisis rang alarm bells nationwide, but there are no federal regulations that require schools to test for lead, and most states have also not created laws. Here in Indiana, public schools are not required to test for lead. Zionsville-based 120WaterAudit wants to help parents, and school administrators, who may be thirsty for answers.
Trendiana: Destination Shopping
Instead of shopping online, why not hop in the car and head to hidden gems around Indiana! Yelp’s Brittany Smith has more on a Hoosier twist on a growing trend...destination shopping. Walk through countless booths at antiques malls or visit a converted diner and truck stop where many local artisans are featured under one roof.
Around INdiana: Nelbud Services
An Indianapolis-based restaurant kitchen hood cleaning company is expanding again…Nelbud already has an impressive portfolio which includes the Pentagon, Air Force One, NFL stadiums and casinos in Vegas. CEO Michael Crafton discusses new locations, adding jobs and why they’ve targeted Indy as a “dominate” market.
WNBA Commissioner in Town
One month into the job, new WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert says she is ready to stir things up and use her business acumen to shore up the financial outlook for the professional basketball league. Our Mary-Rachel Redman caught up with the former chief executive officer of accounting firm Deloitte this week when she was in Indianapolis for Inspiring Women Night at an Indiana Fever game.
Inside INdiana Sports: AC on Luck's Retirement & Colts Season
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck’s retirement shook the entire sports world...and state of Indiana...and one of the first tasked to capture and comment on the bombshell news was WISH-TV’s Sports Director Anthony Calhoun. He takes a look both back, and forward, on what occurred and what it portends.
Business of Health: Alzheimer's Leads Study
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter is backing its mission with its largest ever research grant. Dr. Liana Apostolova, a professor at the IU School of Medicine, and Natalie Sutton, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter explain how the money pushes a prestigious IU School of Medicine study to the next level.
I on Education: Snapology
Snapology is a company that combines play with education. Fun programs teach children ages 3-14 a mixture of interactive play-based programs in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics using building toys and technology. We look at the STEAM-based program with Snapology Indy West owner Steve Berg.
Around Indiana: Brickyard 400
The Brickyard 400 is next weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. An event that was once sold out has struggled to attract fans and interest. IMS President Doug Boles details plans to get more fans in the stands for what remains an important event for NASCAR and Indiana.
The Techstars SportsTech Accelerator Powered by Indy has selected 10 startups to take part in its inaugural class. The startups will relocate to Indianapolis for three months for mentorship with experienced entrepreneurs and industry experts. Techstars Managing Director Jordan Fliegel has more on the 2019 Class of startups and what this innovative initiative is all about.
Around INdiana: BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery
BeeFree Gluten-Free Bakery has seen tremendous growth in less than a decade! From humble beginnings at farmers markets to the shelves of thousands of food store chains nationwide. BeeFree Creator Jennifer Wiese shares what’s fueling success, including a major deal with Wal-Mart.