INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Delphi looks for 'stellar' tourism boost

2013-07-11T00:00:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Delphi looks for 'stellar' tourism boostGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
July 11, 2013 12:00 am  • 

A Carroll County community is hoping millions of dollars in investments will help it become a tourist destination. Delphi Mayor Randy Strasser says the construction of the Hoosier Heartland Corridor has created a "sense of urgency" for the city to give people reasons to get off the highway and visit the community. He said access to funds from being named a 2012 Stellar Community will enable additional upgrades to the Wabash and Erie Canal and restoration of the Delphi Opera House.

 

Carmel to break ground on major development

Construction on a $10 million luxury development is set to begin tomorrow at Carmel's City Center. Plans for "The Nash" include nearly three dozen apartments, plus retail and restaurant space.

 

Health Care operations among 'most wired'

Several health care systems and hospitals in the state are on this year's Most Wired list by Hospitals and Health Networks magazine. The annual rankings are based on questions about IT initiatives. The publication says roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals responded to this year's survey.

 

Indy exec to test Google Glass

Google Inc. has chosen Indianapolis-based Sonar Studios Inc.'s COO as one of its beta testers for Google Glass. Mark LaFay says he will create apps for the head-mounted display device that allows users to navigate the Internet through voice commands.

 

Demolition begins on major Muncie development

Work is underway to make room for a $60 million mixed-use development in Muncie. The Star Press reports crews started taking down the former University Square building yesterday and could begin construction on a six-story parking garage next month.

 

State Departments, Employees Recognized

The Indiana Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources and several state employees have received Governor's INnovation Awards. The honors are designed to recognize a "culture of continuous improvement" in state agencies.

 

Hoosier medical device maker issued patents

Indianapolis-based Polymer Technology Systems Inc. has been awarded a pair of new U.S. patents. The technology involves data management and test strip manufacturing.

 

Hundreds expected to attend business expo

Organizers of Thursday's Tri-State Business Expo in Evansville are expecting 1,000 people to attend the eighth annual event. The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana says around 80 exhibitors will participate.

 

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