INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Developer breathing new life into lake resort

2013-05-23T12:12:00Z 2013-05-23T18:29:17Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Developer breathing new life into lake resortGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
May 23, 2013 12:12 pm  • 

An abandoned tourist attraction on the shores of the largest natural lake in Indiana is set to re-open next month thanks to a nearly $7 million investment. Oakwood Resort, which closed in 2008, sits on seven acres along Lake Wawasee in Kosciusko County and the project has been under what developers call a "crazy" schedule over the last four months. Chief Executive Officer Jeremiah Heierman says there are plans to employ around 125 full and part-time workers during the summer, fall and Christmas seasons. Read More He tells Inside INdiana Business the area economy will benefit beyond the jobs.

 

Groundbreaking Set For Major Bakery

Officials will break ground next week on a development in Grant County that could bring hundreds of jobs. Arizona-based Café Valley Inc. plans to invest $48 million in the project and create up to 500 jobs. The baked goods supplier expects to open next year.

 

Beer Management System Company Raises Capital

A Carmel-based technology company focusing on inventory and order management for the beer industry has closed a $1.5 million round of funding. SteadyServ Technologies Inc. says Elevate Ventures along with other investors from Indiana, New York, California and Arizona contributed to the seed funding.

 

New Winery Slated to Open

The state's stable of agri-tourism businesses is about to grow. TWO-EE??s Winery is set to open Saturday in northeast Indiana.

 

Logansport Company Announces Expansion

New business at a Cass County company has led to a more than $1 million expansion. The Pharos-Tribune in Logansport reports Logan Stampings Inc. has purchased and upgraded a building north of Peru. It has moved a production line and two dozen employees to the new operation.

 

Survey Focuses on Greenwood Arts Scene

The Greater Greenwood Arts Council hopes to gauge the community's interest in arts and entertainment through an online survey. The organization hopes to hear from thousands of households and plans to release the results in October.

 

Grant Supports Study on Boosting Health Care Access

Two organizations will use a $2 million grant to study ways to improve health care access for underinsured people. The Indiana University Center for Health Services and Outcomes Research and Regenstrief Institute Inc. say the project will help patients make more informed decisions and receive timely care.

 

Cummins Executive Announces Retirement

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. Chief Manufacturing Officer Jim Lyons says he will retire in August. He held several executive positions during his 40 years with the company.

 

INDYCAR to Kick Off Major STEM Initiative

INDYCAR is planning an event Friday to launch an initiative aimed at raising students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math through racing. "The Future of Fast" program will offer hands-on experiences and the news conference will include Hulman & Co. Chief Executive Officer Mark Miles and Project Lead the Way CEO Vince Bertram.

 

Foundation Celebrates Graduations, Scholarships

The Indianapolis-based Simon Youth Foundation says 35 at-risk teenagers will graduate from the Simon Youth Clark Pleasant Academy in Whiteland this evening. The organization says three of those students will also receive Simon Youth Foundation Academy Scholarships.

 

Event to Focus on Cultural Tourism

The Columbus Area Visitors Center will host a workshop tomorrow on cultural tourism. The event will focus on ways to attract visitors looking to experience the community's art, traditions and lifestyle.

 

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