Organizers of a huge event in Indianapolis this week say it will help business and nonprofit leaders better engage the nation's massive Millennial population. In a Studio(i) interview, Achieve Chief Executive Officer Derrick Feldmann says MCON13 will spotlight trends in how 80 million young professionals buy products, give to causes and do community work. Speakers at the conference will include executives from Twitter, YouTube and NPR. MCON13 will be featured this weekend on a special edition of Inside INdiana Business Television.
Old National adds branches
Evansville-based Old National Bancorp has completed a deal for 24 Bank of America branches in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. Old National says the acquisition includes approximately $575 million in deposits and $5 million in loans.
Ellspermann aide at Ball State
The senior adviser to Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is moving to a university job. David Terrell has accepted the director of economic development policy position at Ball State University. He previously served as deputy chief of staff for former Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman.
Frontier to end South Bend service
Frontier Airlines is pulling out of South Bend. Officials with the South Bend Airport say the airline, which is a unit of Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc., will end nonstop service to Denver in September.
Hostess returns to Indy
Production has resumed at the Hostess Brands LLC bakery in Indianapolis. It is one of four operations throughout the country again producing items for the snack company, which emerged from bankruptcy this year with new ownership.
Evansville firm buys Franklin business
Evansville-based PD&S Agent Inc. has acquired a Johnson County employer. The company says the deal for Hurricane Leasing LLC is part of a plan to grow in central Indiana.
Ceiling fan firm, regulators battle
A Zionsville-based ceiling fan manufacturer says progress is being made on Capitol Hill to stop proposed regulations that could have a devastating impact on its bottom line. Fanimation Inc. says an amendment in the Energy and Water Appropriations bill prevents the U.S. Department of Energy from implementing additional requirements on ceiling fans and ceiling fan light kits.
WGU Indiana, Honda partners
WGU Indiana has announced a partnership with Honda Manufacturing Indiana LLC. Workers at the Greensburg auto plant are now eligible for a tuition discount at the online university.
Franklin invests in downtown
The Franklin Development Corp. is planning to pump more than $160,000 into building renovations. Our partners at the Daily Journal reports the organization is helping fund projects for three downtown businesses.
New superintendent in Decatur Twp.
The Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township has selected Nate Davis to be superintendent. He currently serves as assistant superintendent and will succeed Debbie Sullivan, who is retiring.
Leadership Fort Wayne Elects Board Chair
Leadership Fort Wayne Inc. has appointed Chuck Clark chairman of its board of directors. The senior vice president of behavioral health services at Parkview Health will serve a two-year term.
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