The new president of Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corp. says fans can expect "noticeable" changes at the track next year. Doug Boles says it is a "great challenge" to create a balance between increasing revenue and keeping events affordable for the thousands of fans emotionally invested in the historic venue. During an appearance this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, Boles says "there are a lot of job ones."
Blockbuster ExactTarget Deal Closes
The $2.5 billion deal for Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc. has closed. Co-founder Scott Dorsey says the acquisition by Salesforce.com Inc. wrapped up early this morning. He says the combined company will highlight ExactTarget's marketing automation and campaign solutions and Salesforce.com's social marketing efforts.
Auto Suppliers to Add Jobs
Two automotive suppliers are seeking tax abatement to grow operations in Indianapolis. The requests from Reflex&Allen USA Inc. and Innovative Coating Solutions Inc. are expected to be heard by the Metropolitan Development Commission next week.
Biotech Company Wins Innovation Showcase
An Indianapolis startup, developing medical therapies for serious lung diseases, won the grand prize at The Innovation Showcase, which drew more than 700 people Thursday. Emphymab Biotech will receive approximately $60,000 in cash and services.
'Big Peach' to be Sold
A fourth-generation southwest Indiana landmark is set to change hands. The Big Peach, located off U.S. 41 in Bruceville, is slated to be auctioned next month. Co-Owner Margo Donnar, who has owned the farm market with her husband since 1978 is planning to retire. Read More Donnar tells Inside INdiana Business, she hopes for a smooth transition.
Ivy Tech Dedicates New Ag Center
A new agriculture center has been dedicated at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette. Our partners at WBAA in West Lafayette report a $250,000 grant from Crawfordsville-based Bane-Welker Equipment LLC will help turn part of the existing facility into a hands-on learning lab. Read More Company President Phil Bane says the program helps prepare students for the work force.
Hiring Events Set For New Albany
Several employers will take part in four hiring events next week in New Albany. WorkOne Southern Indiana says openings include health consultants, casino workers and Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN) associates.
Tipmont REMC Names CEO
Montgomery County-based Tipmont REMC has named Ron Holcomb chief executive officer. He most recently served as vice president of business development at Tantalus Systems in Tennessee.
Orchestra Names General Manager
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has appointed Daniel Beckley vice president and general manager. He most recently served as executive director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina.
Nonprofits Receive Grants For Vet Programs
Three Indiana organizations have received a total of nearly $4 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. United Way of Central Indiana, InteCare Inc. and Volunteers of America of Indiana will use the funding to support mental health care and other benefits for veterans and their families.
Fort Wayne Set For Curling Championship
A national curling event is planned for next week in Indiana. Dozens of teams from throughout the country are expected to participate in the inaugural United States Curling Association Arena Club National Championship in Fort Wayne.
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