INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Fort Wayne, Evansville land flights

2014-05-05T12:08:00Z 2014-05-05T18:44:14Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Fort Wayne, Evansville land flightsGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
May 05, 2014 12:08 pm  • 

American Airlines Group Inc. has announced additional nonstop air service from two Indiana airports. New flights from Fort Wayne International Airport to Philadelphia and Charlotte and from Evansville Regional Airport to Charlotte are set to take off in October. Evansville Regional Airport Director of Marketing and Air Service Development Dianna Page says air service to the North Carolina city is particularly attractive because it often serves as a gateway to major East Coast or international destinations.

INDYCAR Considering New Orleans

INDYCAR is exploring the possibility of holding a race near New Orleans. The Louisiana legislature will consider a plan to pump $4.5 million into potential improvements at NOLA Motorsports Park. The INDYCAR Grand Prix of Louisiana would be a key element of a three-day festival celebrating the state's culture.

Zip Line Set to Open in Anderson

A $1 million zip line course is set to open this weekend in Anderson. White River Zip Lines says the attraction is one of the largest courses in the Midwest.

Spencer Touts Tourism Investment

The Spencer County Visitors Bureau says tourism businesses in the area have made nearly $10 million in improvements as they prepare for the upcoming summer season. The investments include a new swinging ship ride at Holiday World & Splashin' Safari and enhancements at Monkey Hollow Winery in St. Meinrad.

Ivy Tech Inks Another Transfer Agreement

Ivy Tech Community College has reached a transfer agreement with a private institution. Northwood University has residential campuses in Florida, Michigan and Texas.

Thousands in Indy For Steel Event

An event billed as North America's largest annual gathering for the steel industry is underway in Indianapolis. Visit Indy expects the four-day Iron and Steel Technology Conference and Exposition to draw 5,000 attendees.

On Target Adds to Board

Purdue Research Park-based On Target Laboratories has added two life sciences leaders to its organization. Indiana University chemistry professor Richard DiMarchi and Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine Director Franklyn Pendergast will join the company's board of directors.

Union Hospital Appoints New CEO

Union Hospital Inc. in Terre Haute has named Steve Holman president and chief executive officer. He most recently served as president of Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati.

Legacy Foundation Names CEO

Lake County-based Legacy Foundation has named Carolyn Saxton chief executive officer. She previously led the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City.

Kimball Nearly Doubles Quarterly Profit

Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. (Nasdaq: KBALB) is reporting a fiscal third quarter profit of $7.2 million, compared to $3.7 million during the same period a year earlier. Chief Executive Officer James Thyen says the planned spin-off of its electronic manufacturing services segment is on pace to be complete by the end of the calendar year.

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