INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: County looks to spark young entrepreneurs

2013-03-01T12:46:00Z 2013-03-19T14:58:07Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: County looks to spark young entrepreneursGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 01, 2013 12:46 pm  • 

The Daviess County Economic Development Corp. is looking to cultivate the next generation of business leaders through a new high school effort. The Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities program pairs students with mentors to help them develop business plans. Board Chair Marilyn McCullough says the goal is to encourage future entrepreneurs to establish their businesses in the Daviess County area. McCullough says similar programs elsewhere have produced promising results.

 

Indiana Braces For Sequester Impact

Indiana communities are preparing themselves for widespread federally-mandated cuts that began to take effect Friday. A recent White House report suggests the effects on Indiana could include approximately 11,000 defense employees being furloughed and the loss of $14 million in school funding this year.

 

Cabinet Manufacturer Expanding

A Jasper-based company plans to expand its Goshen operations. MasterBrand Cabinets Inc. says it wants to invest nearly $575,000 and add up to 76 jobs by the end of the year. The company already has more than 780 workers in Goshen.

 

Auto Supplier Announces Deeper Cuts

A Michigan-based auto parts manufacturer with two facilities in Indiana has detailed additional cuts. In notices to the state, Contech Castings LLC says it has suspended production at plants in Dekalb and Kosciusko counties.

 

Ivy Tech to Mark 50 Years

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Ancilla College to Lower Tuition, Offer New Degree

The Ancilla College Board of Trustees has approved a nearly five percent tuition reduction for the 2013-2014 academic year. The school, located in Marshall County, says it will also offer a new applied science degree.

 

Trine Inks Arizona Transfer Agreement

Trine University has signed a credit transfer partnership with a group representing 10 Arizona community colleges. Trine is set to open a new campus in that state this spring.

 

Notre Dame Names Business Dean

Roger Huang has been selected Martin J. Gillen Dean of the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business. Huang had served in the role on an interim basis since last year.

 

Research Park Company Receives Big Grant

Purdue Research Park-based Tymora Analytical Operations LLC has received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding will allow the company to continue work on technology designed to analyze biological events related to many diseases.

 

Times Square to Feature IU Researcher's Image

A picture of a dividing cell taken by an Indiana University researcher will soon be shown on an electronic billboard in Times Square. Jane Stout's picture won the international GE Healthcare Life Sciences 2012 Cell Imaging Competition.

 

USA Track & Field Foundation Receives Donation

The Indianapolis-based USA Track & Field Foundation has received a $500,000 donation. The gift from Blackstone Group LP Chief Executive Officer Steve Schwarzman will be used to support athletes likely to compete at the 2016 Olympics.

 

Hoosier Company Designs NBA All-Star Rings

Indianapolis-based Herff Jones Inc. has once again created the rings for the NBA All-Star Game. The company has produced the jewelry since 2002. This year's version features 42 stones and two star-shaped rubies.

 

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