NWI women association gains nonprofit status

The Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association has gained nonprofit status from the Internal Revenue Service. The Crown Point-based organization, which works to advance the careers of women throughout the northwest Indiana region, says it now has federal income tax exemption as a public charity.... Read More

Rescue Mission to reopen Treasure House thrift shop

Fort Wayne-based nonprofit Rescue Mission is preparing to reopen its thrift store and vocational ministry, Treasure House. The nonprofit says the thrift store's operations were relocated from Coldwater Crossing to the Pine Valley Shopping Center earlier this year.... Read More

Remediation work to begin at former GM plant site

Michigan-based RACER Trust says it will soon begin preparations for active soil remediation at the former General Motors Delco plant property in Kokomo. The work is part of an effort to position the more than 10-acre site for sale to a buyer looking to redevelop the property.... Read More

Tom’s Donuts breaks world record

Angola-based Tom’s Donuts set the Guinness World Record for the most freshly baked donuts sold in an eight-hour span. On Monday, the record-setting number of 8,558 donuts was confirmed by the Guinness World Records, one month after the Memorial Day weekend event.... Read More

OneZone CEO receives top chamber honor

The Indiana Chamber Executives Association has named Jack Russell, who serves as president and chief executive officer of OneZone Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Chamber Executive of the Year. The ICEA says the award, the top individual honor for a chamber leader in the state, recognizes Russell’s creativity, eagerness to mentor peers, and the substantial growth he's achieved for OneZone.... Read More

Semiconductor chip design center planned for West Lafayette

A Taiwan-based chipmaker is partnering with Purdue University to establish a new chip design center on the West Lafayette campus. MediaTek says the center, which is expected to create up to 30 jobs, represents its first partnership with an American university, as well as a new growth model for the company.... Read More

Old National to divest HSA business

Kansas City-based UMB Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: UMBF) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the health savings account business of Evansville-based Old National Bancorp. ... Read More

Calumet College launches scholarship for future teachers

Calumet College of St. Joseph, along with Big Shoulders Fund Northwest Indiana and the Catholic Diocese of Gary, are launching the Northwest Indiana Teachers Scholarship. The partners say the new scholarship will offer full tuition for students who participate in the Transition to Teaching program at Calumet College of St. Joseph.... Read More

Hoosiers For Good seeks community-minded athletes

The recently-launched nonprofit Hoosiers For Good Inc. has announced a Charitable Incubator Program, designed to help Indiana University athletes raise awareness for charities. The program will provide support and guidance to student athletes who are committed to charitable work but may not have the visibility of high-profile athletes with a strong social media following. ... Read More

Chamber to take over management of Indiana Talent Network

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has announced plans to assume management responsibilities for the Indiana Talent Network. The chamber says its Institute for Workforce Excellence will be the new home for the network, which was created in 2017 to connect statewide stakeholders and support regional collaborations.... Read More