INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Entrepreneur focusing on food experience

2014-01-13T14:23:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Entrepreneur focusing on food experienceGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
January 13, 2014 2:23 pm  • 

Entrepreneur Focusing on Food Experience

The new owner of a well-known Hancock County drive-in is planning to relaunch it as a new model for locally-sourced restaurants. The Frosty Mug in Greenfield was recently purchased at a sheriff's auction by Tyner Pond Farm Chief Executive Officer Chris Baggott, who is also a co-founder of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget and Husk LLC in Greenfield. Husk produces and distributes Indiana-grown produce year-round. The new restaurant hopes to bring locally-sourced burgers and pulled pork sandwiches from "farm to curb."

Marriage Debate Rolls on

Debate on a potential amendment to the Indiana Constitution to further define marriage will continue throughout the afternoon at the Statehouse. The House Judiciary Committee heard today from State Representative Eric Turner (R-32), who said many states with positive economic development numbers have a similar amendment on the books. Turner authored the amendment. Major employers including Indiana University and Columbus-based Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) have spoken against the proposal.

Fort Wayne-Assembled Truck Wins Major Award

The Fort Wayne-assembled Chevy Silverado 1500 has been named 2014 North American Truck of the Year at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The honor comes days after the Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups were involved in a major recall by General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM). Our partners at 21 Alive in Fort Wayne say it stems from software that could cause components to overheat.

Lilly Lands Rights to Migraine Treatment

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. has re-acquired development rights for a potential treatment from a Massachusetts company. The deal with Arteaus Therapeutics LLC involves an antibody being studied to treat frequent migraine headaches.

Indy Company Launches Candy Bar Line

Indianapolis-based Endangered Species Chocolate is introducing a chocolate bar line this week in 1,500 Kroger stores. The company says the bar, which uses dairy-free ingredients, will be available nationwide in March.

Powell to Headline O'Bannon Institute

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will keynote the Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington's 11th annual O'Bannon Institute for Community Service. Chancellor Emeritus John Whikehart, who began the event in 2004, will also take part.

Greenwood to Recoup Some Elona Sale Funds

A judge has approved nearly $2 million for the city of Greenwood from the sale of Elona Biotechnologies Inc. Our partners at the Daily Journal report much of the money will go to the city's redevelopment commission.

Company With Indiana Ties Involved in Mars Mission

Technology from a company with a location at the Purdue Research Park will be used during a 2018 mission to Mars. Wasatch Photonics Inc. makes optical imaging products that will be used in studying surface samples.

Nestlé Names Anderson Manager

Nestlé USA has named a new factory manager for its Anderson operations. Bryan Kaniuk will oversee the plant. He has been with the company since 1998 and most recently served in a similar role at a facility in Canada.

Salin Donates Former Banking Center

Indianapolis-based Salin Bank & Trust Co. is donating a former banking center in Burlington to the Community Howard Regional Health Foundation Inc. The branch closed last year and will now be converted into a primary care physician office.

Career Fair Coming to Northeast Indiana

A jobs event is set for Thursday in Angola. The Steuben County Career & Job Fair will feature 20 employers in hospitality, education, manufacturing and agribusiness.

Auer Foundation Announces Grants

The Fort Wayne-based Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation has announced recipients of more than a dozen grants. The funds range from $5,000 to $1 million and involve arts, media and children's organizations.

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