INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: 'Micro-roastery' gaining momentum in Bedford

2013-06-05T12:19:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: 'Micro-roastery' gaining momentum in BedfordGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 05, 2013 12:19 pm  • 

A southern Indiana coffee company has attracted the attention of Hoosier businesses as well as Gov. Mike Pence. Bedford-based Stone Cutter Café & Roastery creates private-label blends for businesses and organizations. Co-owners Laura Anderson and Ruth DeWell say they got into the artisan coffee business because of the potential to market to companies around the world. They discussed the company and future plans on Inside INdiana Business Television.

 

Michigan Company Considers Indiana Expansion

Michigan-based Phillips Service Industries Inc. says Indiana is on its short list of states to locate a new high-tech facility. The company is also considering Illinois, Ohio and New York for its additive manufacturing operation. In addition, Phillips says it is looking to establish relationships with academic institutions.

 

Indiana Signs $220 Million Medicaid Deal

The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration has agreed to a $220 million contract with California-based Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ). The multi-year deal involves implementation of a new Medicaid information management system.

 

Ice Cream Plant Faces Uncertain Future

A major employer in Huntington might close. Our partners at 21 Alive WPTA in Fort Wayne report officials with Breyers Ice Cream are considering shutting down the operation, which has about 100 workers.

 

Kitchen Contest Boils Down to Three

Three finalists have been chosen in the annual Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. The concepts include an Asian/Latin/Italian fusion restaurant, a pie business and a Thai-inspired burger business. Indy's Kitchen Owner Linda Gilkerson described the competition during an interview on Inside INdiana Business Television.

 

Biotech Company to Evaluate Potential of Purdue Technology

A Fort Wayne-based company has an agreement to evaluate the commercial potential of technology from Purdue University. Matrix-Bio Inc. says the deal centers on biomarkers to detect several forms of cancer. It is a one-year agreement, with an option to extend for a longer period.

 

Koch Receives Sagamore of the Wabash

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has presented the matriarch of the family which founded Holiday World & Splashin' Safari in Santa Claus with a Sagamore of the Wabash. At the ceremony, Ellspermann called Pat Koch a "clear-minded thinker and problem solver" not afraid of taking on challenges.

 

Religious Event Could Provide Lift to Fort Wayne

Around 500 members of a religious organization are expected to attend a major event in Fort Wayne this weekend. Visit Fort Wayne estimates attendees of the regional Evangelical Lutheran Church convention will pump $250,000 into the area economy.

 

Indiana Towns Land Planning Grants

Two Hoosier towns have been awarded development funding from the state's Office of Community and Rural Affairs. The Hancock County town of Shirley and Paoli in Orange County intend to use the planning grants for infrastructure assessment projects.

 

International Entrepreneurial Students Coming to IU

One hundred students from throughout the world are set to attend a four-week program at Indiana University designed to create business plans they can implement in their home countries. The Global Business Institute will include students from Egypt, Pakistan, Morocco and other nations.

 

AT&T Turns on 4G LTE in Three Cities

AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has expanded service in three Indiana cities. The company says it has turned on its 4G LTE network in Fort Wayne, Columbus and Seymour.

 

Odle Joins WastePoint Board

Indianapolis-based WastePoint has named former Indiana University Health Chief Operating Officer Sam Odle to its board of directors. He currently serves as a senior policy adviser at Bose Public Affairs Group LLC in Indianapolis.

 

 

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