INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Innovators aim for swimwear dominance

2014-03-05T12:37:00Z 2014-03-05T17:55:28Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Innovators aim for swimwear dominanceGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
March 05, 2014 12:37 pm  • 

A Fort Wayne mother and daughter hope to achieve "world domination in retro swimwear." Cheryl and Olivia Fabian founded OFabz Swimwear in 2010, which focuses on combining vintage designs with updated fabric and production techniques. The Fabians say winning a 2011 business plan competition through the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Ivy Tech Community College gave the company a "stamp of approval.

Hoosier Developer Expanding Into Kentucky

Indianapolis-based Cityscape Residential LLC is set to break ground in June on a $30 million apartment community in Louisville. The company, which was launched last year, includes executives who have developed other large-scale properties in central Indiana and Kansas.

Sony DADC Announces Cuts in Terre Haute

Sony DADC is planning to end distribution operations at its facility in Terre Haute. The Tribune-Star reports the move could affect around three dozen workers. In 2012, the company closed a distribution facility in Fishers that employed 250.

'Innovation Zone' Aims to Attracts New Business

Brownsburg and Hendricks County economic development leaders have launched a campaign branding the town "The Innovation Zone." Town Manager Grant Kleinhenz hopes the effort will attract companies in "highly-technical" sectors including Internet technology and life sciences.

UE Grads Producing New TV Show

Three University of Evansville graduates have major roles in a new television series starring comedian George Lopez set to debut Thursday. Matt Williams and David McFadzean created FX's "St. George" and will serve as executive producers with Dete Meserve.

Lilly 'Committed' to Resolving Issue With FDA

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. says it will work with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on an issue preventing potential approval of an investigational diabetes treatment. The FDA says "previously-observed deficiencies" must be corrected at a facility operated by a partner company.

Parkview Announces Leadership Changes

Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health has shuffled responsibilities of five executives. The moves include naming Rick Henvey chief operating officer.

Groups Seeking to Preserve Properties

Indiana Landmarks and the Historic Preservation Association of Jasper County have commissioned a preservation study to examine a group of buildings in Renssalaer. The efforts will focus on three properties in hopes of receiving nominations for the National Register of Historic Places.

Taylor, Franklin Adding Degrees

Two colleges in the state plan to begin new degree programs this fall. Taylor University will launch a major in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics. Franklin College will offer two new master's degrees in athletic training and physician assistant studies.

Robotics Competition Set For Rose-Hulman

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology will host a high-tech, international competition beginning Thursday in Terre Haute. Nearly four dozen teams from nine states will participate in three-day FIRST Robotics' Crossroads Regional.

Purdue to Host Health Career Fair

Purdue University is expecting more than 50 schools and organizations to take part next week in a health career fair. The school says attendees will be able to connect with medical, dental and veterinary programs from throughout the United States.

Grant to Support IU Library Program

Indiana University says an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation will support the Kuali Open Library Environment. The software system allows users to access digital collections from participating universities throughout the United States.

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