INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: NiSource Exec Planning Retirement

2013-12-16T12:22:00Z 2013-12-16T17:52:08Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: NiSource Exec Planning Retirement nwitimes.com

NiSource Inc. Executive Vice President and former NIPSCO CEO Jimmy Staton is planning to retire from the Merrillville-based company in March. The utility says Senior Vice President Glen Kettering will take on Staton's duties as chief executive officer of the Columbia Pipeline Group unit on an interim basis.

Auto Supplier Picks Edinburgh

An international joint venture is planning to place its first Indiana operation in Edinburgh. SAPP Inc. says it will create nearly 40 jobs in the town south of Indianapolis. The automotive supplier says the operation will focus on the repair and rebuilding of large die cast molds.

Funding Focusing on Fort Wayne Flight

A multi-pronged economic development initiative is underway in northeast Indiana, including an effort to attract a new eastbound flight for Fort Wayne. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is allocating nearly $100,000 to fund three Vision 2020 priority projects. Vice President of Regional Initiatives Katie Silliman says chief executives in the region believe better access to potential East Coast customers is "critically important." Silliman says part of the money will also go toward quality of life efforts.

ISU Trustees OK Renovation of Landmark

The Indiana State University Board of Trustees has approved nearly $1.5 million to improve one of the Terre Haute campus' most well-known features. Plans include a new seating wall, walkways and planting beds around Dede Plaza.

Purdue to Lower Room And Board

The Purdue University Board of Trustees has approved several changes to room and board rates and programs. For the second straight academic year, the university will reduce the cost of living on its West Lafayette campus.

United Way Scores Glick Grants

Indianapolis-based The Glick Fund has awarded nearly $650,000 to United Way of Central Indiana. The grants will be used to support pre-school, elementary and working family center programming.

Rolls-Royce Secures Option Year on Military Contract

Rolls-Royce in Indianapolis has announced a $57 million contract to support engines for aircraft operated by the Marine Corps and Air Force. The deal is the final option year of a five-year agreement for support services.

Huntington University Beginning Honors Program

Huntington University has announced plans to launch an honors program. The literature-focused effort will include 10 students in the fall, with hopes to grow each year.

Forum to Focus on Abandoned Homes

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will host its latest public forum on abandoned homes Wednesday in Evansville. The event will focus on how to clear and redevelop properties.

Hoosier Leaders to Headline NAWBO-Indy Event

The Indianapolis chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners will honor Hoosier business leaders tomorrow during its annual Visionary Awards luncheon. Winners will be announced for categories including Avatar of the Year, Member of the Year and Business Owner of the Year.

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