Inside INdiana Sports Contributor Bill Benner says the Indiana Fever's WNBA Championship will provide the organization a short-term bump by allowing a new group of fans to "sample the product." He characterizes the Fever as one of the outstanding franchises in the league and says its owner, Pacers Sports and Entertainment, has been committed to "making the team work" in a crowded central Indiana sports landscape. Read More He says the organization's next step is to capitalize on the success.
Manufacturer Opens New Whitley County Plant
Columbia City-based Impact CNC LLC has opened a new facility in Whitley County. The company announced plans earlier this year to invest nearly $13 million in the project and create up to 106 jobs by 2014.
Rolls-Royce Engine to Power Hovercrafts
Rolls-Royce has landed a contract to build the engines for a developmental hovercraft at its Indianapolis facility. The contract could extend to more than 70 vehicles as the U.S. Navy moves to replace its current craft.
School Adding Southern Indiana Site
Indiana Tech is expanding into Evansville. The school's College of Professional Studies is currently enrolling students there for online courses and plans to move to larger offices with classroom space next year.
Heartland Film Festival Announces Winners
The Heartland Film Festival has honored 17 movies. The annual independent film competition awarded $140,000 in prizes to winners in categories including Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary and Best Short Film.
Charter School Network Lands $1.6 Million
A Hoosier charter school group says it will receive a large investment from a national organization. The Tindley Charter Network in Indianapolis has announced the Colorado-based Charter School Growth Fund is pledging $1.6 million in funding.
Carmel Forum to Explore Mass Transit
The Carmel Green Initiative plans to host a public forum next month to discuss the possibility of bringing mass transit to the city. The organization says a "robust mass transit system" will bring sustainability and long-term economic growth to the region.
Lilly Drug Shows Positive Results in Studies
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says continued studies on a type 2 diabetes drug it is developing has yielded positive results. The company plans to submit dulaglutide to regulatory authorities next year.
Sports Journalism Center Names Director
The Indianapolis-based National Sports Journalism Center has named Malcolm Moran director. He has worked for USA Today, The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune as a sportswriter. The Indiana University School of Journalism launched the center in 2009.
Harrison College Plans Career Fair
Harrison College says it will host a career fair at each of its 12 campuses in Indiana and Ohio this week. The "Harrison College Connection" events are part of the school's 110th anniversary celebration.
Hoosier Manufacturer Reaching Out to Japan
An Indiana company is trying to bridge a communications gap between key global clients. Plainfield-based JECO Plastic Products LLC has released a Japanese language website for its printing, aeronautical and automotive container products.
Indy Company Acquires Home Care Business
Indianapolis-based Etelcare Home Services Unlimited Inc. has acquired the private pay home care business of At-Home Wellness Group. The two companies say all patients, clients and a small number of employees have been transferred to Etelcare.
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