The head of an Indianapolis-based energy co-operative believes exploring for oil in northern Indiana is another step in the company's evolution. CountryMark Chief Executive Officer Charlie Smith tells Inside INdiana Business returning to areas that previously produced oil is not a guarantee of economic success. He says the company is hoping for a roughly 30 percent success rate, which is approximately three times the national level. Smith says it is all part of the game oil companies play.
Crane Workers Planning Protest
The union that represents 1,500 workers at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center is planning a demonstration against federally-mandated spending cuts. American Federation of Government Employees Local 1415 Secretary Mary Crow confirms to Inside INdiana Business a protest is planned Friday outside the southern Indiana military installation.
Indiana Sports Corp. Names Dorsey Chairman
The chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc. has been elected chairman of the Indiana Sports Corp. Board of Directors. Scott Dorsey has been on the board since 2009 and replaces Ice Miller LLP Partner Joe DeGroff as chairman.
Notre Dame to Join ACC Early
The University of Notre Dame says all of its athletic programs except football and hockey will join the Atlantic Coast Conference beginning with the 2013-2014 seasons. The school has been in the Big East Conference in most sports since 1995.
Rural Hospitals Receive National Honor
A national health care ratings program has named two hospitals in Indiana to its list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the country. The ratings are based on more than 50 performance metrics and includes facilities in Decatur and Ripley counties.
WestGate@Crane Names Executive Director
A former director of engagement at the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center has been named executive director of the WestGate@Crane Technology Park. Donald Schulte spent more than 30 years with the U.S. Navy in civilian technology and administrative roles.
Awards to Recognize Community Efforts
A new initiative from the Building Better Communities office at Ball State University aims to recognize efforts to attract residents and businesses. The school says the Primary of Place Community Awards will highlight arts, education, wellness and sustainability programs that promote economic development.
Foundry Reaches Significant Milestone
A Marshall County-based company has surpassed a major safety milestone. Bremen Castings Inc. says it has recorded more than one million man hours without a lost time accident.
Open Houses Set For East End Bridge Project
The Indiana Department of Transportation says the public can learn about the state's portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project during open houses today and tomorrow. Indiana is overseeing construction of the East End Bridge between Utica and Prospect, Kentucky.
Fort Wayne Outlines Fiscal Policy Strategy
A Fiscal Policy Group formed by the city of Fort Wayne is detailing a plan designed to help the community save money and bring in additional revenue. The group's ideas include adopting local option income taxes and exploring annexations.
Saint Francis Adds Dance Degrees
The University of St. Francis is now accepting applications for two new fine arts programs. The bachelor's and associate's degrees in dance are set to begin this fall and will involve a partnership with the Fort Wayne Ballet.
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