The Mind Trust Names Talent Innovation Fund Recipients

Indianapolis-based nonprofit The Mind Trust has announced the five recipients of its 2022-2023 Talent Innovation Fund awards. The nonprofit says it is investing $115,000 into projects that will implement "locally-driven, creative approaches" to overcome the education talent challenge in Indianapolis.... Read More

‘Shark Tank’ Deal Leads to Growth for West Lafayette Startup

Business is booming for a West Lafayette mom and entrepreneur after she recently appeared on "Shark Tank" and earned a deal for her breast milk storage product. Nickey Ramsey is the founder and chief executive officer of Junobie, which produces a first-of-its-kind reusable breast milk bag made from silicone.... Read More

Food Producer Announces $100M Fort Wayne Facility

A New Jersey-based food producer has announced plans to invest $100 million to build a facility in Fort Wayne and create 100 jobs over the next two years. Do Good Foods takes unused foods such as produce from grocery stores and converts it into animal feed, which is then fed to chickens.... Read More

River Ridge Reorganizes Leadership Structure

The River Ridge Development Authority in Jeffersonville is reworking its organizational structure with the addition of several key leadership positions. The authority says the changes are part of efforts to accelerate growth and economic development activity.... Read More

$72M Mixed-Use Project Planned for Noblesville

The city of Noblesville says it is focused on enhancing the gateways into the community with a blend of new housing, shopping and dining. The latest effort is a 34-acre, $72 million mixed-use development on the city’s west side, near the Midland Trace Trail.... Read More

Mammoth Solar First Phase Moving Forward

Israel-based Doral Renewables LLC has signed an Engineering Procurement and Construction Agreement for the massive Mammoth Solar project in northwest Indiana. The company says the deal with SOLV Energy in California represents the plan to build the solar farm's first phase.... Read More

Shoe Carnival Reports Q1 Profit Dip

Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. (Nasdaq: SCVL) is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $26.9 million, down from $43.2 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Mark Worden says both of its store banners exceeded expectations despite the quarter's economic headwinds and global uncertainties.... Read More

Vermillion County Receives EPA Grant

Thrive West Central, the economic development organization for west central Indiana, has been awarded a $400,000 Community-Wide Brownfields Assessment Grant on behalf of the Vermilion County Redevelopment Commission. The grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help the county identify contaminated sites and brownfields.... Read More

FireKing Hires Temp Workers Amid Strike

FireKing International LLC in New Albany says new, temporary employees have begun work at the company's facility as a strike from local union members continues. The company says it has also issued a cease-and-desist directive alleging the striking employees have attempted to prevent vehicles from entering or leaving the property "and other unlawful behavior."... Read More

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Names Executive Director

Jeff Jarnecke has been hired as the new executive director of Visit South Bend Mishawaka, the destination marketing organization for the area. Jarnecke succeeds Rob DeCleene, who announced plans last month to step down from the role after more than 10 years to become vice chancellor for university relations and advancement at Indiana University South Bend.... Read More

OneAmerica Commits $1M for Financial Literacy Program

Indianapolis-based OneAmerica Financial Partners is investing $1 million to launch a financial literacy program in central Indiana. OneAmerica says the program, a collaboration with The American College of Financial Services, will teach participants personal finance concepts that will help drive economic empowerment and narrow the racial wealth gap.... Read More

IDEM Awards Community Recycling Grants

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is awarding more than $450,000 to 18 recipients as part of its Community Recycling Grant Program. The department says the grants will support projects that increase education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, and organics management, as well as residential hazardous waste collection and disposal.... Read More

Greater Lafayette Commerce to Host Career Fair

The Greater Lafayette Commerce will Wednesday host a Second Chance Career Fair. The organization says the event is designed to provide employment opportunities for people who've experienced incarceration, criminal charges or are recovering from substance use disorder. ... Read More

Formula Shortage Spurs Demand at Milk Banks

he Biden administration to allow more national imports and Abbott Laboratories' plan to restart formula production in Michigan. As a result, The Milk Bank in Indianapolis says demand for donated human milk has risen 89% in the last 10 days. ... Read More

Newfields Names CEO

Newfields in Indianapolis has named Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette as its next president and chief executive officer 14 months after the resignation of former CEO Charles Venable. Pierce Burnette most recently served as CEO of Huston-Tillotson University in Texas. ... Read More