INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Local brewers look to boost craft beer business

2013-05-24T12:32:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Local brewers look to boost craft beer businessGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
May 24, 2013 12:32 pm  • 

Local Brewers Look to Boost Craft Beer Business

The founder of a new craft brewery in Indianapolis says there is a "joint effort" by local artisans to expose more people to the emerging industry. Indiana City Brewing Co. owner Ray Kamstra says craft beer accounts for 3 to 7 percent of the market in Indiana, which puts the state at "just the beginning" of an international trend. He discussed the state's brewing industry and his company's grand opening during a Studio(i) interview.

 

Washington County Unveils Strategic Plan

Radius Indiana President Becky Skillman says the completion of a new Washington County economic plan is a "decisive moment" for south central Indiana. The strategy includes a restructuring of the Washington County Economic Growth Partnership board to include elected officials and representatives of the area's largest employers.

 

Ivy Tech Names Warsaw Ortho Center Leader

Ivy Tech Community College North Central has selected Tom Till to direct the Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Warsaw. He previously served as manufacturing engineering science & technology manager for the DePuy Companies.

 

Zionsville Closes on Major Land Acquisition

Zionsville Community Schools and the Town of Zionsville have finalized an agreement on a more than $5 million deal to purchase land aimed at boosting economic development. The deal with Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW) involves more than 90 acres.

 

Last Original Holiday World Ride Closes

The last original attraction at Holiday World and Splashin' Safari has given its final ride. The Santa Claus-based park says maintenance issues have led to the decision to replace the Freedom Train.

 

Michiana Restaurateur Dies

The founder of a restaurant well-known to the University of Notre Dame community has passed away. The South Bend Tribune reports Pat Perri opened Pat's Colonial Pub in Mishawaka in 1969. He was 88.

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General Electric Donates WWI Memorial

General Electric Co. has donated a World War I Memorial to the city of Fort Wayne. The structure had been on the grounds of a GE facility in the city for nearly 90 years. It has been moved to a park and a re-dedication ceremony was held today.

 

IU Southeast Announces New Vice Chancellors

Indiana University Southeast has named a pair of new administrators. Uric Dufrene will be executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and Jason Meriwether will take the role of vice chancellor for enrollment management and student affairs.

 

Former Winner's Auction Set For Indy 500 Weekend

Items once owned by a three-time Indianapolis 500 champion will be auctioned on the day before the race. Memorabilia including a winner's ring, Borg Warner trophy plaques and a "Winner's Circle" silver cup from the late Wilbur Shaw will be up for sale.

 

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