INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Conexus continues regional approach

2013-08-22T12:26:00Z 2013-08-22T17:50:06Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Conexus continues regional approachGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
August 22, 2013 12:26 pm  • 

Conexus Indiana is partnering with more local economic organizations to form a regional logistics council in northeast Indiana. Conexus Vice President of Operations And Business Development David Holt says the council will look to address issues such as a trucker shortage and interstate and highway access. This is the fourth such council in the state, and two more will launch soon in southeast and central Indiana. Holt says regional councils have proven more effective than a statewide approach.


Indy Chamber Names Huber CEO

The Indy Chamber has named former deputy mayor Michael Huber president and chief executive officer. He most recently served as senior director of commercial enterprise for the Indianapolis Airport Authority.


Language Training Center Adding Jobs

Indianapolis-based Language Training Center has announced plans to grow operations and add up to 26 jobs by 2017. The company says the $1.5 million expansion will allow it to support new clients and offer additional services. Earlier this year, Chief Executive Officer Martin George and President Hannah Perkey discussed some of the company's high-profile clients on Inside INdiana Business Television.


Railcar Company Adding Indiana Location

A West Virginia-based company is planning to locate a repair and storage facility in Benton County. Appalachian Railcar Services Inc. intends to invest nearly $1.5 million and create 22 jobs in Earl Park. The company also has locations in Corydon Junction, Madison and Shelburn.


Notre Dame to Accept Undocumented Students

The University of Notre Dame says it will begin admitting academically-qualified undocumented students. Associate Vice President For Undergraduate Enrollment Don Bishop says the decision will result in a stronger incoming class.


Casino Signs Lease Agreement For New Hotel

A southeast Indiana casino has come to a leasing agreement on a 104-room hotel set to open later this year. The deal between Rising Star Casino Resort's parent company and Rising Sun Ohio County First Inc. involves operation of the property for 10 years.


Wine Fest to Boost Switzerland County

A four-day celebration that begins this afternoon is expected to draw more than 20,000 people to southeast Indiana. Switzerland County Tourism anticipates the 42nd annual Swiss Wine Festival will inject more than $160,000 into the area economy.


Solar Company Fails to Meet Hiring Targets

The Columbus City Council wants a solar panel manufacturer to pay for missing hiring projections. Our partners at The Republic report members passed a resolution this week calling on Nusun Inc. to pay a monthly fee after the company did not prove it had done enough to meet previous agreements.


Cinema Brewery Coming to Hamilton County

A Michigan-based company is planning to open a cinema brewery in Carmel. Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT) says work on the Flix Brewhouse, located in a former Hobby Lobby building, could begin this year and be complete next fall.


Recycling Group Leader Decides to Stay

The Indiana Recycling Coalition says Carey Hamilton has decided to remain executive director, less than three weeks after announcing her initial intention to step down. The organization says a new leadership structure will allow Carey to focus on policy and development.


Datalys, NCAA Renew Contract

The NCAA has renewed its contract with the Datalys Center for Sports Injury Research and Prevention in Indianapolis. Under the agreement, the center will continue to manage the sports organization's Injury Surveillance Program.


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