INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: National TV to play up Indiana toy store

2014-01-17T12:39:00Z 2014-01-17T18:58:07Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: National TV to play up Indiana toy storeGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
January 17, 2014 12:39 pm  • 

An independent toy store in eastern Indiana will soon return to the national spotlight. A crew from NBC's TODAY show will make another visit Tuesday to Veach's Toy Station in Richmond. As part of a revitalization project launched by the program, the store has received advice and assistance with building improvements and marketing plans. The store is celebrating 75 years in business and says crews have already made strides on several upgrades.

Henry County Company Tops National Healthy List

An organization focusing on improving worker wellness has named an Indiana company the healthiest work place in the United States. Spiceland-based Draper Inc. tops this year's list from Healthiest Employers LLC.

Seminary Announces Sustainability Plan

Indianapolis-based Christian Theological Seminary President Matthew Boulton says the school will have to make some "difficult" changes to deal with shrinking enrollment. The institution says its new sustainability plan includes "generous and appropriate" voluntary separation packages for faculty members.

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Purdue Program Aims to Boost Commercialization

A group of Purdue University faculty is leading an effort to increase commercialism and entrepreneurship at the school. Deliberate Innovation for Faculty focuses on setting long-term commercialization goals during early-stage research.

Kelley, BOI Partner on Training

A partnership is boosting education efforts for potential business owners. The Indy Chamber's Business Ownership Initiative is using the resources of the IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis to help with business planning and financial programs.

Marian Med School Receives Grant

Marian University's College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $25,000 grant. The funding from the Arthur P. Gold Foundation will support a mentoring program for students at the first-year medical school.

Roche Part of 'Best Companies' List

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Finish Line Youth Foundation Announces Donations

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Chamber Details Big Health And Safety Event

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