Supply Chain Impacting Wabash Valley Businesses

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, but one thing business owners are not giving thanks for this year is supply chain shortages. That's why one family-owned business in Terre Haute is learning to adapt and be flexible this holiday season.... Read More

This Week on Inside INdiana Business 11/26/21

A surge in retail spending in October could be a key indicator to how consumers are planning to spend during the holiday shopping season. John Talbott weighs in on what to expect and how the supply chain crisis will impact supply and demand. ... Read More

Brewery and Taproom to Open at Electric Works

Chapman’s Brewing Co. is planning to build a flagship brewery and taproom at the Electric Works mixed-use innovation district in downtown Fort Wayne. The brewery says the location will also serve as its headquarters, housing its corporate office and research and development operations.... Read More

Popcorn World Owner Looking Toward Evolution

A gourmet popcorn shop in northwest Indiana is preparing for expansion. Popcorn World in Gary bills itself as the largest shop of its kind with more than 480 flavors from traditional caramel to Oreo to even crab legs. LeBarron Burton Sr., owner and operator of Popcorn World, says... Read More

Hoosier Schools Included in Princeton Review ‘Top 50’ List

Two Hoosier universities are included on the “Top 50 Undergraduate Schools for Entrepreneurship Studies for 2022” list from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. The ranking is based on institutional survey data, including academic offerings, experiential learning opportunities, and career outcomes.... Read More

Department of Education Awards PRIME Grants

The Indiana Department of Education has awarded 22 schools around the state with grants to support the launch of the Indiana Postsecondary Ready Investigative Mathematics Experience math transitions course. The IDOE says the funding will support students as they develop and retain math skills needed for after high school.... Read More

Study: Marion County Food Insecurity Decreasing

A new study from the Indy Hunger Network shows the number of food insecure families in Marion County is dropping, but remains above pre-pandemic levels. The study says 25% of families throughout the county had trouble putting meals on the table, compared to 28% last year.... Read More

Boone County Turkey Farm Continues Growth Trajectory

Indiana is known as a top five state for producing corn and pork, but the state is also gaining a reputation as a major player in the turkey industry. Last week, President Joe Biden pardoned two turkeys raised in Jasper, which will now live out their lives at Purdue University. ... Read More

Destination Development Corp. Names COO

The Indiana Destination Development Corp. has named David Holt as chief operating officer and chief of staff. Holt joins the IDDC after serving as senior vice president for development and community affairs for South Bend-based Holladay Properties. ... Read More

Elevate Ventures Awards Business Startup Grants

Indianapolis-based Elevate Ventures has awarded $164,000 in grants to support expansion of entrepreneurship programming. The funding, which is being awarded to 11 organizations around the state, is part of the organization's total $1.6 million investment in startups made through Elevate Nexus Pitch Competitions over the last year.... Read More

Indiana GOP Bill Stymies Workplace Vaccine Mandates

Indiana’s governor held back Monday from supporting a proposal by fellow Republicans that would force businesses to grant COVID-19 vaccination requirement exemptions without any questions and block similar immunization rules set by state universities.... Read More

Patrick Industries Buys Seating Manufacturers

Elkhart-based Patrick Industries Inc. (Nasdaq: PATK) has acquired Williamsburg Marine LLC and Williamsburg Furniture Inc., a manufacturer of marine and motorized RV seating in the Kosciusko County town of Milford. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.... Read More

Brewery Expanding in Michigan City

A Michigan City-based brewery is planning a big expansion. Burn 'Em Brewing says it will invest nearly $2 million to acquire and renovate a former warehouse building in the city's downtown and create up to 30 full-time jobs.... Read More

Farmers Donate 200,000 Pounds of Poultry

The Indiana State Department of Agriculture on Monday honored poultry producers at the 74th annual Indiana state poultry recognition event. Over the past year, the department says Hoosier poultry farmers have donated nearly 200,000 pounds of poultry products to Indiana residents in need.... Read More

Foster Success Launches Health & Well-Being Program

Indianapolis-based Foster Success is launching its Health and Well-Being program in partnership with the Indiana State Department of Health. The nonprofit says the program is designed to ensure teens and young adults transitioning out of foster care maintain access to health insurance and support to connect with healthcare providers and health records.... Read More

Engineering Firm to Shutter Lebanon Operations

Kauffman Engineering has announced plans to layoff more than 60 employees and shutter its Lebanon-based facilities. In a notice to the state, the company cited ongoing supply chain and labor disruption issues brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason for its decision.... Read More

Hope For the Future of Wells Street Corridor

Over the last several months, new businesses have been popping up along North Wells Street in Fort Wayne as officials work to revitalize the area. Councilman Geoff Paddock says the next steps of the project are being worked out and he and business owners are hopeful for a business boom in the area.... Read More

Allegion to Grow Indy Presence, Add Jobs

Ireland-based Allegion plc (NYSE: ALLE) has announced plans to grow the central Indiana footprint of its Schlage Lock Co. LLC subsidiary. The security products and solutions provider says it will invest $13 million to enhance its manufacturing and engineering capabilities in Indiana, and create up to 325 jobs by the end of 2026.... Read More