INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Fair Oaks Pig Adventure set to open Aug. 5

2013-05-30T12:14:00Z 2013-05-30T18:15:10Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Fair Oaks Pig Adventure set to open Aug. 5Gerry Dick Insde Indiana Business nwitimes.com
May 30, 2013 12:14 pm  • 

The countdown is on to the grand opening of a new attraction at a major Indiana agritourism business. Fair Oaks Farms says its new Pig Adventure will open to the public Aug. 5, roughly one year after a groundbreaking ceremony for the project. Fair Oaks officials say it is part of an effort to create a larger agritourism destination in northwest Indiana. Plans are in place to eventually add beef, poultry and aquaculture production facilities and education centers to the Fair Oaks campus.

 

Corn Dog Maker Plans to Add Workers

Tennessee-based Monogram Food Solutions LLC has just wrapped up an $8.5 million expansion of its Elkhart County corn dog facility and says more growth is on the way. Chief Executive Officer Karl Schledwitz says the company intends to add around two dozen jobs on top of the 50 employees it recently hired.

 

ISU Lines up Funding For Tower Demolition

The state Budget Committee has approved $4 million to fund the demolition of well-known Indiana State University buildings. Statesman Towers has housed students and academic facilities, including the college of business, since the 1960s.

 

IU Southeast Receives Arts Donation Arts

Two Indiana University Southeast alumni have donated more than $655,000 to the school. The university says the gift from Millicent and Norman Stiefler will support cultural and educational programs at the Paul W. Ogle Cultural and Community Center.

 

State Department Sponsors IU Kelley Effort

The U.S. State Department is sponsoring an Indiana University Kelley School of Business social entrepreneurship program for European students. The school says participants from 13 nations will learn how to use business knowledge to reduce poverty and increase economic development in their home countries.

 

Visit Indy Launches 'Staycation' Program

Visit Indy has announced a campaign offering discounts to Hoosiers staying in the city during Fourth of July and Father's Day weekends. The "Indy VIP" deals extend to Indiana residents and include 30 hotels.

 

Opera Restructures Leadership

The Indianapolis Opera has announced several leadership changes. They include the transition of longtime Executive Director John Pickett to a consulting position.

 

Fort Wayne Event to Boost Cancer Research

The Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will hold a major annual fundraiser in Fort Wayne beginning this weekend. Money raised during the tennis and golf events will go to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.

 

Accuride Adds Board Members

Evansville-based Accuride Corp. has named Robin Adams and Jim Rulseh to its board of directors. The appointments fill vacancies left by the departure of two board members.

 

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