INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana wants to create 'National Brands'

2014-06-25T13:29:00Z 2014-06-25T18:06:11Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Indiana wants to create 'National Brands'

Indiana will spend the summer studying peer communities to map out a plan to turn the state's regional cities into nationally-recognized brands. Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Eric Doden says, once the cities are determined, experts will visit the locations and study their successes. He says the effort will focus on initiatives including quality of life and infrastructure improvements. Doden says results will be handed off to Indiana lawmakers by October.

Beer Tech Company Beefs up Digital Presence

Carmel-based SteadyServ Technologies LLC has acquired a digital beer technology developer in North Carolina. The brewing industry inventory management company says the deal for PintLabs LLC will allow app users to find the location of available beers. During an interview in October on Inside INdiana Business Television, SteadyServ Chief Executive Officer Steve Hershberger discussed the company's global growth plans, which include adding up to 100 workers by 2016.

Hospital Expanding Residency Program

Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes is joining a program that will increase the number of residency students at its medical campus. The initiative is a collaboration among three southern Indiana hospitals and will begin in 2017.

Ripley County Event to Receive National Exposure

A high-performance tractor pull event in Osgood this weekend will be in the national spotlight. The Louisville-based Battle of the Bluegrass Pulling Series event at the Ripley County Fairgrounds will be covered by NBC Sports Network and air nationally later this year.

Indiana Receives Millions For Work Force Programs

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says it has received more than $4 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Labor. The funding will support re-employment and work force education programs.

Eleventh-Hour Donation Could Save Anderson Wigwam

Anderson Community School Corp. plans to give $100,000 to the group hoping to save and reopen the historic Wigwam. Our partners at the The Herald Bulletin report the school corporation will give the money to Wigwam Sports & Entertainment if the group takes ownership by July 8.

Packaging Company Growing in Marshall County

Illinois-based Pregis Corp. is planning a more than $2 million expansion at its packaging facility in Plymouth. The global company is looking to add 10 workers as part of a relocation effort.

OneAmerica to Add to Key Division

Indianapolis-based OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc. has announced a deal to acquire the retirement services recordkeeping business of a California company. It is expected to close later this year.

Ivy Tech Northeast Scores NSF Grant

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has secured a $200,000 grant. The National Science Foundation funding will help the school launch a microsystems certificate program.

IU Announces Interim Nursing Dean

Indiana University has named Michael Weaver interim dean of the school of nursing. He currently serves as director of statistical services at school's center for research and scholarship and will assume the new role in August.

Rose-Hulman President Joins STEM Group

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology President Jim Conwell has been appointed to a national science, technology, engineering and math education organization. He says the role with the STEM Higher Education Council will allow him to support efforts to boost collaboration between higher education and industry.

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