INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Publisher to deliver WWE heavyweight titles

2014-01-22T12:25:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Publisher to deliver WWE heavyweight titlesGerry Dick Inside Indiana Busines
January 22, 2014 12:25 pm  • 

An Indiana operation has entered into a multi-year deal to publish books for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. The agreement with Indianapolis-based BradyGames, a division of DK Publishing, will include commemorative books about WWE history as well as children's books focusing on popular wrestlers. BradyGames Publisher Mike Degler says the deal "shines a light" on the Indianapolis operation.

Funding Boosts Renewable Energy Startup

A White County-based agricultural company has landed a $500,000 federal grant. The U.S. Department of Agriculture funding helps Waste No Energy LLC pay for construction of an anaerobic digester, which is expected to produce millions of kilowatt hours of energy each year. Read More

USF Announces New Deans

The University of St. Francis has named two top academic leaders. Robert Lee has been selected dean of the Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and Don Appiarius is the new dean of students. Read More

Tavern on List For 'Book Nerds'

A social news and entertainment website has named an iconic Hoosier bar on a list of bars "every 'book nerd' should visit." BuzzFeed includes an Indianapolis location among a group that features destinations in England, France and Spain.

Baseball Team Filling Positions

The South Bend Silver Hawks baseball team is planning a series of job fairs to staff the upcoming season. The first of four events is set for next week and will highlight approximately 200 openings in food service, ticket sales and promotions. Read More

Grant to Fund Artificial Intelligence Study

Two Indiana University scientists have received a nearly $700,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop artificial intelligence tools for use in medical decision-making. Lead investigator Kris Hauser says the technology can detect patterns in large amounts of electronic health records. Read More

EDC Program Targets Growth Obstacles

The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. has launched a program designed to help companies identify and deal with growth inhibitors. The organization says the TrailMaker initiative will focus on obstacles including expenses, facility space and labor. Read More

Purdue Appoints Animal Welfare Science Director

Purdue University has named Candace Croney director of the new Center for Animal Welfare Science. The facility is designed to advance scientific research while dealing with animal well-being concerns. Croney is an associate professor of animal sciences at Purdue. Read More

AT&T Turns on 4G LTE in Two Cities

AT&T Inc. has expanded 4G LTE coverage into more Hoosier cities. The company says it has turned on high-speed wireless technology in Jasper and Huntingburg.

INVESTIndiana Conference Taking Shape

Companies throughout the state are already lining up to present at this year's INVESTIndiana Equity Conference. Evansville-based Old National Bancorp., Warsaw-based Lakeland Financial Corp.and NiSource Inc. in Merrillville are among the companies expected to make presentations at the September event.

Laborer Program Marks Milestone

The Indiana Laborers Membership Development Program has reached a milestone. The initiative, which aims to connect the Indiana Laborers Union with construction contractors around the state, says it has formed 100 partnerships.

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