INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: More employers establish clinics

2013-11-05T12:30:00Z 2013-11-05T16:21:23Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: More employers establish clinicsGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
November 05, 2013 12:30 pm  • 

The employee health care clinic trend continues to gain momentum with organizations throughout the state. Comlux USA is planning a ribbon cutting tomorrow at its new medical facility for employees and their families. The center, which could serve other employers around Indianapolis International Airport, is initially expected to handle about 500 patients. The opening follows a decision this week from the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corp. to establish two new clinics in the city. Our partners at Eyewitness News in Evansville report the corporation hopes to save money after spending nearly $27 million on health care insurance in 2012.

Vera Bradley Taps Saks Exec For CEO

Fort Wayne-based Vera Bradley Inc. has named Robert Wallstrom chief executive officer. He most recently served as president of a division of Saks Inc. and is expected to start with the Indiana company next week. He will succeed Michael Ray, who this summer announced plans to retire.

Republic Extends Frontier Sale Deadline

Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc. has agreed to a 48-hour extension for Indigo Partners LLC to complete a $145 million deal for Frontier Airlines. Republic says the Arizona firm continues to make progress on meeting the deal's closing conditions.

Museum Commissions Entrance Pavilion Piece

The Indianapolis Museum of Art has commissioned a Cambodian artist to create a piece for its Efroymson Family Entrance Pavilion. Sopheap Pich's "A Room" will feature dozens of strips of real and artificial bamboo designed to resemble the forests of the Southeast Asian nation.

State to Award Millions in Community Grants

Two dozen communities will receive more than $8 million in grants during a ceremony this afternoon at the Statehouse. The Community Focus Fund and Main Street Revitalization Program funds will go toward projects including façade improvements, infrastructure upgrades and emergency service equipment.

Elkhart Companies Planning Expansions

Two manufacturers are looking to expand in Elkhart. The Elkhart Truth reports Ohio-based Aluminum Line Products Co. and Indratech Performance Fiber Systems, headquartered in Michigan, are seeking tax abatement on plans that could create more than two dozen jobs.

Vectren to Upgrade Clarksville Pipeline

Evansville-based Vectren Corp. is set to start construction this week on a more than $5.5 million natural gas project in southeast Indiana. The utility says the pipeline will be located under the upcoming I-265 expansion and will improve service reliability in three counties.

Grant to Boost Cancer Research Technology

A partnership involving Indiana University's National Center for Genome Analysis Support has received a $4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute. The funding will support efforts to advance software used by scientists at the center.

Funding to Support STEM Gaming Effort

Purdue University says a $1.2 million grant will help researchers connect kids' interest in video games with science, technology, engineering and math education. The funding from the National Science Foundation will help pay for a program allowing students to create STEM-based fitness video games.

RV Dealer Sets up Endowment

Ivy Tech Community College has set up an endowed scholarship fund after a donation from a well-known Hoosier recreational vehicle dealer. The school says the $50,000 donation from Tom Raper will cover five scholarships annually.

Shoe Carnival Opening New Stores

Evansville-based Shoe Carnival Inc. has announced the opening of seven stores. The expansion includes four locations in the United States and three in Puerto Rico.

Hoosier Health Organizations Continue Partnership

The state's largest health care provider has announced an agreement with a Columbia City-based company. The deal with IU Health involves expanded use of Solstice Medical LLC's inventory management software.

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