INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: 'Hoosier Heartland' Finish Line in Sight

2013-08-21T12:18:00Z 2013-08-21T17:00:20Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: 'Hoosier Heartland' Finish Line in SightGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
August 21, 2013 12:18 pm  • 

A more than $330 million highway project connecting several communities within the north central part of the state is nearing completion. The final Logansport to Delphi section of the Hoosier Heartland Corridor is set to open in phases beginning next month. The road will connect I-65 in Tippecanoe County to the Fort-to-Port corridor in Allen County, providing a continuous four-lane route between Lafayette and Toledo. Indiana Department of Transportation Spokesman Matt Deitchley tells Inside INdiana Business the project is years ahead of schedule and tens of millions of dollars below early estimates.

 

$9 Million Vincennes Redevelopment Clears Hurdle

A plan to repurpose a former downtown Vincennes middle school campus is moving forward. The Sun-Commercial reports the city's Historic Review Board has approved the first phase of the $9 million Clark's Crossing project.

 

Fort Wayne Company to Market New Trine Campus

Trine University in Angola has tapped Fort Wayne-based LABOV Marketing Communications and Training to promote enrollment at the school's new Arizona campus. LABOV says the campaign will include outdoor, print and digital advertising.

 

Study: Colts Fans Among 'Most Loyal'

A university study is ranking Indianapolis Colts fans among the most loyal and supportive in the National Football League. The Emory University research considered factors including ticket revenues, on-field success and stadium capacity.

 

Pepsi Lands Contract With Central Indiana School

Center Grove Community School Corp. has inked a deal with PepsiCo Inc. (NYSE: PEP) for the exclusive rights to sell beverages in its schools. Our partners at the Daily Journal report Pepsi will pay the district more than $480,000 over five years as part of the agreement.

 

Angie's List Names CFO

Indianapolis-based Angie's List Inc. has selected Tom Fox to be chief financial officer. He most recently served in a senior leadership role with Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK).

 

Kokomo Chooses Development Director

The city of Kokomo has named Steve Whikehart development director. He most recently served as a director of admissions with Ivy Tech Community College.

 

Marian Anticipates Record Enrollment

Marian University believes it will have a record number of students for the fall semester. The school anticipates total enrollment will be more than 2,600 students, surpassing the previous mark set last year.

 

University Highlights Improvements

Manchester University is set to show off more than $1 million in improvements when students return next week. Officials say that includes a $240,000 remodeling of the main library and a makeover of an apartment complex.

 

Chamber Accepting 'Best Places' Nominations

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is seeking applications for the ninth annual "Best Places to Work in Indiana" honors. Selected companies will be honored in May at an awards dinner in Indianapolis.

 

Energy Workshop Targets Rising Costs

The Hoosier Environmental Council says an online workshop next week could help Indiana businesses save money on energy costs. The seminar will also detail public and private resources available for companies that want to install energy efficiency upgrades.

 

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