INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Mayor says Stellar communities plan could serve as 'model'

2013-03-19T12:23:00Z 2013-03-19T16:52:06Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Mayor says Stellar communities plan could serve as 'model'Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
March 19, 2013 12:23 pm  • 

The mayor of Frankfort says winning millions of dollars in Stellar Communities funding would be "lightning in a bottle." The Clinton County city is one of six finalists in the state grant program. Chris McBarnes believes Frankfort's proposal stands out because it supports baby boomers through a potential senior housing community and boosts development at the soon-to-be-open downtown Ivy Tech campus. Read More He tells Inside INdiana Business the plan would also spur revitalization efforts throughout the community.

 

Senate Committee Passes Career Council Bill

A proposal calling for the creation of the Indiana Career Council has passed through the Indiana Senate Rules and Legislative Procedure Committee. The bill was co-authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-88) and Minority Leader Scott Pelath (D-9).

 

Business Medicine MBA to Start in September

The Indiana University Kelley School of Business is planning to begin classes in September for its new Business of Medicine MBA. The school initially revealed details about the two-year program last December.

 

Cider Brewer to Launch in Northeast Indiana

Chapman's Brewing Company has received more than $500,000 in tax abatement from the Angola City Council to start ale cider production. The brewer plans to begin operations with eight employees, and could double that number in "a few short years."

 

Colts Sign Hasselbeck

The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent quarterback Matt Hasselbeck to back up starter Andrew Luck. The three-time Pro Bowl selection has played 14 seasons in the National Football League, most recently with the Tennessee Titans.

 

Manufacturer Wants to Hire More Workers

A DeKalb County employer is planning to add more than 50 jobs. The Butler Bulletin reports Multimatic Indiana Inc. says it will also invest nearly $9.5 million into its Butler facility.

 

IU's McKinney Law School Names Dean

Indiana University's Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis has appointed Andy Klein dean. He has served as IUPUI's associate vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2012 and as a member of the law school's faculty since 2000.

 

TechPoint Foundation Awards STEM Grants

The TechPoint Foundation For Youth has awarded thousands of dollars in grants for science, technology, engineering and math programming at schools throughout the state. The organization says the funding will support projects ranging from the study of animal habitats to robotics.

 

Biomet Strikes Agreement With Florida Company

Warsaw-based Biomet Inc. has signed a co-promotion partnership with a Florida-based company. The deal involves Biomet's Vanguard knee replacement system and OrthoSensor Inc.'s microelectronics technology.

 

IU Effort Lands Another Publisher

Indiana University has signed its 11th publishing partner for an eTexts initiative. International publisher SAGE will provide digital materials to students on all IU campuses. The university says it expects more publishers to sign up for the program.

 

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