INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Almost showtime at The Coliseum

2014-03-21T12:41:00Z 2014-03-21T18:04:17Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Almost showtime at The ColiseumGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
March 21, 2014 12:41 pm  • 

The Indiana State Fair Coliseum is set for a grand reopening ceremony in late April. Media Relations Manager Andy Klotz says the $63 million renovation is on budget and three months ahead of schedule. He says tenant agreements with IUPUI men's basketball and Indy Fuel hockey are crucial because they provide revenue streams "for years and years." The first scheduled event at the renovated venue is a women's symposium April 26.

Galindez to Retire From Dow AgroSciences

A leadership change is taking place at Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences. Chief Executive Officer Antonio Galindez will retire from the company May 1. He started with the Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) in 1983 as a sales representative in Spain. Dow Agro's global commercial leader, Tim Hassinger, will take over as CEO.

Business Dean Leaving UE For Butler

Butler University has named Stephen Standifird dean of its College of Business. He has been serving as the dean of the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville. The current dean at Butler, Chuck Williams, plans to step down at the end of May.

Virginia Company to Acquire Indiana TV Stations

A media company that owns television stations in four Indiana markets is being acquired for $1.6 billion. Virginia-based Media General Inc. (NYSE: MEG) is purchasing LIN Media LLC, which has properties in Indianapolis, Terre Haute, Fort Wayne and West Lafayette.

'Most Ethical' List Includes Indiana Connections

Several businesses with ties to the state are on a global think tank's annual list of the World's Most Ethical Companies. The Ethisphere Institute examined factors including regulatory infraction histories, investment in innovation and industry peer nominations.

Verizon Adding Indiana Jobs

Verizon Wireless is adding dozens of jobs throughout Indiana. The company says it is looking to fill more than 40 business, sales and programmer positions.

Wabash National Secures New International Market

Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. is entering the Australian market. The semi-trailer and liquid transportation systems company has announced a partnership with Australia-based Mezz Trailers.

Lilly Treatment Clears European Hurdle

A European Medicines Agency committee has issued a positive opinion on a potential type 2 diabetes treatment from Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. The European Commission is expected to issue a final decision on empagliflozin within two months.

WellPoint Raises Financial Outlook

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. has raised its 2014 financial guidance. Chief Executive Officer Joe Swedish says "solid growth" in membership and revenue led to the move. Read More

BSU Approves Degree, Coach Contract Extension

Ball State University trustees have approved a new master of science degree in emerging media design and development. A spokeswoman says the school has also extended the contract of football coach Pete Lembo.

Catholic Relief Services Leader to Speak at Marian

The chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services will speak next week at Marian University. The presentation by Carolyn Woo is part of the university's Global Studies Speaker Series, which will also include a lecture next month by Archdiocese of Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin.

Earlham Announces Watson Fellows

Earlham College says it is one of two schools in the country to have three Thomas J. Watson Fellows of the upcoming academic year. The fellowship program is named after the late found of IBM Corp. and allows students to spend a year studying outside the U.S.

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