INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: High-tech intern program continues growth

2013-02-20T12:07:00Z 2013-02-20T15:48:05Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: High-tech intern program continues growthGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
February 20, 2013 12:07 pm  • 

Hostess Workers Eligible For Federal Aid

The U.S. Department of Labor says workers who lost their jobs when Hostess Brands went out of business are eligible for Trade Adjustment Assistance. That includes more than 800 in Indiana. The Labor Department says an investigation showed increased imports contributed to the company's downfall.

 

Wabash Looks to Boost Student Entrepreneurs

Wabash College says a summit this weekend is part of a broad strategy to spark student interest in entrepreneurship. The school expects more than 200 attendees from throughout the state to take part in the Entrepreneur Summit, which will include speakers from around the country. Wabash has also recently launched a mini-funding program for student entrepreneurs and plans to hold a "Startup Saturday" event this fall. Read More Assistant Director of Career Development James Jeffries says entrepreneurial skills can benefit students in any area of study.

 

Purdue University is moving forward with a program designed to connect student interns with high-tech companies. The school is looking for startups and second-stage companies to take part in its Interns for Indiana effort. Read More Interns for Indiana Coordinator Monica Shively says the program has been a win for companies and students.

 

Sports Insurer Adds Golf Line

A Fort Wayne-based company is branching out into golf insurance. Sports Insurance Specialists LLC says the line will include coverage for courses, management companies, associations and tournaments. It has hired former Sycamore Hills Golf Club Professional Chris Montagano to help lead the initiative.

 

ISU Recognized For Nonprofit Education

Indiana State University has been named the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance's Sprint Campus of the Year for 2013. The organization says the award recognizes excellence in nonprofit career preparation based on recruitment and internship placement.

 

Massive Office Store Merger to Impact Indiana

The Indiana impact of the OfficeMax Inc. and Office Depot Inc. merger is still being assessed. The two announced the deal today. The companies' websites show dozens of stores are located throughout the state.

 

Cummins Revises Earnings

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. has lowered its previously-reported fourth quarter and full-year earnings. The engine manufacturer says the revisions follow a recent court ruling in a commercial contract dispute.

 

Indy IT Company Holding App Competition

Indianapolis-based SmartFile is hosting an app-developing contest for Indiana college students. The "2013 SmartFile Platform Bake-Off" runs for 50 days and offers $17,000 in prizes.

 

IT Company Opening Vegas Location

Indianapolis-based Bluelock LLC is opening a new datacenter in Las Vegas. The company, which provides cloud-based IT services, has similar facilities in Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.

 

State Honors Plant's Safety Record

An Elkhart plant is being highlighted for workplace safety. The Indiana Department of Labor says Atlas Die LLC's Chem-Milling facility is now part of the Indiana Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

 

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