INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Frontier highlights Indiana investment

2013-02-13T12:39:00Z 2013-02-13T16:22:05Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Frontier highlights Indiana investmentGerry Dick Inside Indiana Busines
February 13, 2013 12:39 pm  • 

Frontier Communications Corp. (is touting its 2012 Indiana investment. The company says it pumped $91.4 million into network enhancements and capital investment in the state last year.


Hicks: 'Not Surprised' Sunday Sales Bill Shelved

A proposal to allow carryout Sunday alcohol sales in Indiana has died in a House committee. Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research Director Michael Hicks says lawmakers believe they must concentrate on "bigger issues." He says most package liquor stores are happy to see the ban remain in place, as they have made investment, inventory and employee decisions based on the current laws. Read More Hicks believes there will eventually be some sort of compromise on Indiana's blue laws.


Chamber Releases Work Force Survey Results

A new survey of Indiana businesses suggests the majority of respondents don't plan to change the size of their work force in the next two years. The research from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce also shows nearly half of employers surveyed are unaware of or have not used state work force training programs.


IMS Names Carb Day Headliner

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway has announced the marquee act for its annual Carb Day concert. Rock band Poison will headline the day's events on the Friday before the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500.


ISO Names Chief Executive Officer

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has named Gary Ginstling chief executive officer. He most recently served as general manager of The Cleveland Orchestra and has held executive roles with similar organizations in San Francisco and Berkeley, California.


Rolls-Royce Secures Big Military Contracts

Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis has announced details of two military contracts totaling more than $180 million. The work includes support services for a U.S. Air Force transport aircraft and a modification that boosts a prior engine manufacturing agreement with the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force.


Sensient Technologies Details Indiana Layoffs

Wisconsin-based Sensient Technologies Corp. says a restructuring plan that calls for relocating an Indianapolis-based division to Chicago will also include permanent layoffs. In a notice to the state, the color, fragrance and flavoring manufacturer says it is not closing all Indianapolis operations, but is planning to part with 125 employees.


BASi Removes Interim CEO Tag

West Lafayette-based Bioanalytical Systems Inc. has appointed Jacqueline Lemke president and chief executive officer. She has served in the roles on an interim basis since July. Lemke will also remain as the pharmaceutical development company's chief financial officer.


IU Philanthropy Dean to Testify Before Congress

The founding dean of the Indiana University School of Philanthropy will testify before Congress this week. Eugene Tempel will discuss the impact of tax policies on charitable giving during a House Ways and Means Committee hearing.


Bayh to Speak at IU Law Symposium

Former Senator Evan Bayh will deliver the keynote address during an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law symposium in April. The event will focus on how law is affected by and could help prevent a financial crisis.


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