INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Proposed fertilizer plant moves forward

2013-06-06T12:01:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Proposed fertilizer plant moves forwardGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 06, 2013 12:01 pm  • 

Proposed Fertilizer Plant Moves Forward

Elected officials in Posey County are moving forward with a massive economic development project even though state incentives have been withdrawn. The Courier and Press in Evansville reports county commissioners and members of the county council have given preliminary approvals for the proposed Midwest Fertilizer Corp. plant and the sale of more than $1 billion in bonds to finance the project.

 

Hoosier Companies on 'Inner City 100' List

Two Indiana companies are included in this year's "Inner City 100" class. The national list from Fortune and Maryland-based The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City recognizes businesses in the core of cities for innovation and job creation.

 

FFA Foundation Announces Record Endowment

Indianapolis-based National FFA Foundation Inc. says the largest endowment in its history will help thousands of future FFA members attend the annual Washington Leadership Conference. The organization says the gift from Glenn and Maggie Stith could benefit more than 100 members each year.

 

Fort Wayne Tattoo Artist in National Spotlight

A Hoosier tattoo artist is being recognized as the champion of a cable television reality show. Our partners at 21 Alive in Fort Wayne report Teresa Sharpe works at Studio 13 Tattoo in the Allen County city and is this season's winner of the Oxygen Network show "Best Ink."

 

Dick, Benner Examine Landscape as IIB Hits 15 Years

It is a landmark day for Grow Indiana Media Ventures LLC, the parent company of Inside INdiana Business. An event is set for Indianapolis this evening to mark the 15th anniversary of Inside INdiana Business Television. In part two of a special Studio (i) interview, Sports Contributor Bill Benner talks to company President Gerry Dick about finding the small entrepreneurial gems of the state's business community and keys to creating a successful news gathering organization in the increasingly competitive media sector.

 

Indiana Partnership Aims For Safer Hospital Beds

St. Vincent Health is spotlighting its collaboration with two Indiana companies that aims to create a cleaner environment for long-term patients. The hospital group says it will use antimicrobial mattress covers made by Batesville-based Trinity Guardion at facilities in Indianapolis and Lafayette. The used covers will be laundered at Indianapolis-headquartered United Hospital Services LLC.

 

Community Health to Open Rehab Hospital

Community Health Network is holding a grand opening event today for a rehabilitation hospital in Indianapolis. The structure on the Community Hospital North campus is a partnership with Tennessee-based Centerre Healthcare.

 

Purdue Selects Honors College Leader

Purdue University has named Rhonda Phillps dean of its new Honors College. She currently serves as associate dean of Arizona State University's honors college.

 

IU Women's Council Awards Grants

Indiana University's Women's Philanthropy Council has announced nearly $125,000 in grants. The funding will go to 12 organizations to support community, education and diversity programs at four IU campuses.

 

Vice Chancellor to Leave IPFW

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne's vice chancellor for financial affairs is moving to a similar position in Missouri. Walter Branson has been with IPFW for 20 years. The Winchester native also spent time as interim chancellor.

 

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