Nearly two dozen Hoosier businesses are recipients of the Indiana Historical Society's Centennial Business Award and have been added to its Historic Business Register. This year's list includes a detective agency, several banks and a candy store.
Fort Wayne details 'legacy' projects
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry has outlined nearly $20 million in potential projects to be funded with money from a light lease deal with Indiana Michigan Power. The proposals focus on economic, downtown and riverfront development as well as youth sports. He is also recommending setting aside $30 million in an investment portfolio to be used in the future.
Pence Makes Cabinet Appointments
Governor-elect Mike Pence has named new members of his cabinet. Mike Alley will continue to serve as commissioner of the Indiana Department of Revenue, Anita Samuel will become director of state personnel and Robert Wynkoop will stay on as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration.
Parks And Rec Cast, Gingrich Visit Indy Restaurant
St. Elmo Steakhouse in Indianapolis had some high-profile visitors Monday. The staff of the NBC show Parks and Recreation was filming a scene for an episode to air in January when former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich came in for lunch. The show worked with Gingrich to write him into the episode.
Brewer to Revive Century-Old Beer
Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Co. is bringing back one of the most well-known beers in Indiana history as part of its 15th anniversary celebration. The company says it will begin making Champagne Velvet in the spring, based on hand-written notes from the Terre Haute Brewing Co. dating back to 1901. Upland President Doug Dayhoff tells Inside INdiana Business the company will continue making the beer if it proves to be popular.
Universities Earn Bowl Trips
Three college football teams from Indiana have earned appearances in post-season bowl games. The University of Notre Dame will play in the Bowl Championship Series title game, Purdue University will battle in the Heart of Dallas Bowl and Ball State University is headed to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.
Kelsay to Leave ISDA Post
Governor-elect Mike Pence is not planning to keep the current Indiana State Department of Agriculture director. An official for the incoming governor confirms Joe Kelsay is not being asked to stay in the leadership post. He has been serving as ISDA director since 2009.
Purdue to Close Department
Purdue University plans to close its construction inspection department in a move designed to save up to $75 million over five years. The school says the 22 affected inspectors will have preferential status for other openings at Purdue.
Health Provider: Companies Migrating to On-Site Clinics
An executive with a company operating a new multi-employer health care clinic in Indianapolis expects more businesses in the state to move to a similar model. Novia CareClinics Chief Operating Officer Todd Foushee says on-site clinics have taken hold in Indiana because high obesity and smoking rates have led employers to look for ways to cut health care expenses.
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