INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Bird bullish on fan support

2013-10-29T12:18:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Bird bullish on fan supportGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
October 29, 2013 12:18 pm  • 

Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird says fans will get the feeling "that they want to be here." Bird believes consecutive years of winning in the playoffs can help boost attendance. The Pacers drew around 625,000 fans last season, which was among the lowest in the National Basketball Association. During a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Bird says he has a different perspective on how to run the organization after stepping away last season.

 

Beacon Health Buys Into IT Group

Beacon Health System in South Bend now owns a stake in a northern Indiana health care IT organization. Ownership of MHIN, formerly Michiana Health Information Network, also includes Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and The Medical Foundation.

 

Gallup CEO to Speak at IPFW

Gallup Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jim Clifton will speak next month at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He will discuss what northeast Indiana must do to compete in what he calls "the coming jobs war."

 

Roller Hockey Could Boost Fort Wayne

Visit Fort Wayne expects a national roller hockey event to inject up to $2 million into the area economy next year. The organization anticipates the 2014 State Wars United States Roller Hockey Championships in August will draw more than 10,000 participants from close to 30 states.

 

Entrepreneurship Event to Focus on Vets

More than two dozen veterans with disabilities will take part in an entrepreneurship "bootcamp" Friday at Purdue University. The event is designed to help participants start their own businesses. In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business Television, Krannert School of Management Dean Chris Earley also said the program focuses on experiential learning.

 

Indiana Company Part of Chinese Initiative

Indianapolis-based BioStorage Technologies Inc. will play a role in a plan to develop China's first national biobank. The company will serve as a technical consultant with its partner BGI-Shenzhen on the China National Genebank project.

 

Crane Responds to OSHA Findings

Crane Army Ammunition Activity in southern Indiana says it has been partnering with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration since an explosion in March. Crane says it was notified last month of OSHA's findings of unsafe conditions and has been working on correcting the notices.

 

Groundbreaking Set For Grace College Dorms

An event to mark the start of construction on a $2.4 million dormitory project at Grace College and Seminary is set for Thursday on the Winona Lake campus. The 80-bed building is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Bethel College to Inaugurate President

Bethel College has set a ceremony for next month to inaugurate its seventh president. Gregg Chenoweth has been at the helm of the Mishawaka-based school since July.

 

Cummins Posts Profit

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. is reporting third quarter net income of $355 million, compared to $352 million for the same period last year. The earnings were below analysts' expectations.

 

Celadon Revenue Up, Profit Down

Indianapolis-based Celadon Group Inc. is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $6.6 million, down from $8.3 million during the same period the previous year. Despite the lower profit, the company says revenue increased due to multiple acquisitions and establishing a training program at its headquarters.

 

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