INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: LaPorte County Event to Showcase Businesses

2013-09-19T14:05:00Z 2013-09-19T17:09:07Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: LaPorte County Event to Showcase BusinessesGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
September 19, 2013 2:05 pm  • 

A free event designed to promote local businesses is set for next week in La Porte. The Made in La Porte County Products Showcase will give area companies the chance to network and connect with students pursuing careers in their industry. The event will be at the La Porte Civic Auditorium. Show hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public is invited to attend. 

 

Mayor Aims to Save Downtown Hotel Project

A Monday night showdown is brewing over plans for a $74 million downtown convention hotel in Evansville. It appears the city council is poised to vote against the project. Opponents want the city to focus on an Indiana University medical center that could open in the downtown area in a couple of years. Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says it should not be a one or the other situation. He outlined his support for both projects during an interview this morning with our partners at Eyewitness News in Evansville.

 

Report: BAE Considering Leaving Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne could be on the verge of losing another major employer. The News-Sentinel is reporting talks are underway to keep BAE Systems from leaving the city. The aerospace and defense contractor employs more than 1,000 in Fort Wayne and is considering moving the operations elsewhere, possibly to Ohio.

 

BOI Announces Microloan Partnership

A unit of the Indy Chamber is increasing a microloan fund. Business Ownership Initiative says it has formed a partnership with JPMorgan Chase Foundation, creating a $2 million fund to help small business owners in Indianapolis.

 

Symphony, Maestro Agree on Extension

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra has extended the contract of Music Director Krzysztof Urbański. The deal runs through the 2017-2018 season.

 

Star Plans Bigger Paper

As newspapers throughout the country continue to reduce the size of their print editions, the state's largest is planning to get bigger. Indianapolis Star Publisher Karen Crotchfelt says the publication will add 25 percent more pages to its daily printed version.

 

State Dubs Site 'Shovel-Ready'

The Office of Community and Rural Affairs has designated a property in Lawrence Shovel-Ready. The site is located near Ivy Tech Community College at Fort Benjamin Harrison.

 

LDI Company Acquires English Business

An operating company of Indianapolis-based LDI Ltd. has purchased Bellville International Ltd. in England. OIA Global says the acquisition expands its global network into 14 additional countries.

 

Ivy Tech Enters Online Course Partnership

Ivy Tech Corporate College is partnering with a Kentucky company to deliver online courses. The deal also calls on Cengage Learning to provide marketing support to drive online enrollment.

 

Builders Report Another Increase in Building Permits

The number of single-family building permits in Central Indiana continues to increase. The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis is reporting a rise for the 14th consecutive month, when compared to the previous year.

 

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