INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue Calumet names talent search leader

2013-07-31T12:43:00Z 2013-07-31T16:00:07Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Purdue Calumet names talent search leaderGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
July 31, 2013 12:43 pm  • 

Purdue University Calumet has named Jimmie Sanders director of its Educational Talent Search program. He most recently served as academic manager for Columbia College of Chicago's Department of Humanities, History and Social Sciences.

 

Organization Details $1.3 Billion Transit Plan

A group working to expand public transportation in central Indiana has refined a $1.3 billion proposal. Indy Connect has released additional information about potential route and stop locations for several rapid transit bus lines, as well as a train corridor that could use the Nickel Plate rail line in Hamilton and Marion counties. The organization is slated to hold a series of public meetings beginning next week, where it will unveil design details. Read More Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization Assistant Executive Director Sean Northrup tells Inside INdiana Business about the next steps of the process.

 

Broadband Provider Announces Rural Expansion

A new broadband provider is planning to bring service to several rural Hoosier communities. Our partners at Fox28 in Elkhart report Nappanee-based aXess america LLC intends to offer its high-speed technology in Marshall, Kosciusko, Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

 

Trine Students to Help Develop Orthotic Device

Innovation One, Trine University's research and development incubator, will work with a South Bend company to develop a medical device. The collaboration with SureStep involves an orthotic brace designed for young children.

 

Fishers Company Buys Commerce Park

Fishers-based Sunbeam Development Corp. has purchased a commercial development in Morgan County. The company says it has long-term plans to develop the I-70 West Commerce Park, starting with a speculative industrial building.

 

IU to Honor Journalism School Grads

Indiana University will honor six School of Journalism alumni in September. The recipients include a former director of E.W. Scripps Co. and a World War II correspondent for the U.S. Army's weekly magazine.

 

Newspaper Guild Details Indy Star Cuts

There appear to be more cuts at the Indianapolis Star. In a blog posting, the Indianapolis Newspaper Guild outlines 11 layoffs at the paper. The organization says the cuts do not include reporters. Publisher Karen Crotchfelt had no comment to Inside INdiana Business.

 

City Sells Building to Chamber For $1

The Franklin Development Corp. has sold a remodeled building to the city's chamber of commerce for $1. Our partners at the Daily Journal report the organization will receive a $50,000 grant for additional upgrades.

 

Soccer Tournament Expected to Draw Thousands

Around 3,500 people are expected for a soccer tournament beginning next week in Hendricks County. The Westside United Invitational includes teams from Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Ohio.

 

Event to Highlight Indiana Manufacturing

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana will spotlight the state of manufacturing during a September event in Evansville. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will discuss statewide industry trends and initiatives

 

Wabash National Reports Profit Jump

Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) is reporting second quarter net income of $14.1 million, compared to $1.9 million during the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Dick Giromini says the growth was spurred in part by the company's composite products segment, which exceeded expectations.

 

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