INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Race on to complete sports complex

2014-04-01T12:58:00Z 2014-04-03T18:34:26Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Race on to complete sports complexGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
April 01, 2014 12:58 pm  • 

An Evansville tourism official says the city has already booked the first event at a yet-to-be-built $14 million sports complex. Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau Director of Marketing & Communications Laura Libs says the Indiana Amateur Softball Association is slated to hold a men's tournament at the complex in July 2015. A groundbreaking ceremony is set for next week. The CVB estimates the venue could eventually generate more than $13 million in annual economic impact.

Seed Company Plans Jobs Announcement

Hamilton County-based Beck's Superior Hybrids is planning an economic development announcement tomorrow morning in Atlanta. Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann will take part in the seed company's event. This will follow a jobs announcement slated for this afternoon at a Casey's General Store location in Terre Haute.

Westfield Picks 'Grand Junction' Designer

The City of Westfield has selected an out-of-state group to lead design efforts for a long-awaited project being touted as "the new heart of our downtown." Pennsylvania-based Land Collective will work with the city and several contractors to develop the Grand Junction Park and Plaza.

Cummins Continues Work on Health Center

Columbus-based Cummins Inc. is moving forward on its plan to build a wellness center for employees. Demolition has begun on a site that will house the LiveWell Center. The company hopes to open the Bartholomew County facility in 2016.

Paintings Earn Millions For Historical Society

The Indiana Historical Society says a pair of Audubon paintings has sold at auction for nearly $3.8 million. Proceeds will be used to buy "more Indiana-specific collections" and expand storage facilities.

Ivy Tech Announces Interim Richmond President

Ivy Tech Community College has named Valerie Ray interim president of its Richmond campus. She most recently served as the school's executive director of finance and facilities.

Lifeline Reveals More Data Center Details

An Indianapolis-based company is planning to open a new co-location data center in Fort Wayne by the end of the year. Lifeline Data Centers LLC announced in February it would be making "significant" infrastructure improvements to develop the facility, which will also include adaptive manufacturing space.

IPFW to Host Big Job Fair

Students and alumni from nine colleges and universities are expected to attend this month's Northeast Indiana Career Enrichment Job Fair. The event at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will also include a session on labor and employment law.

Museum to Open CityWay Gallery

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art says it will open gallery space at The Alexander hotel in the CityWay neighborhood. The free exhibition is scheduled to open in September.

Purdue Team Wins Clean Energy Competition

A team from Purdue University aiming to create flavor and fragrance chemicals from plant components has won a statewide clean energy business plan competition. Spero Energy Inc. will now compete in a regional event in Chicago.

Kimball Announces Promotions

Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. has promoted three executives. They will help lead the company's electronics manufacturing services segment. Kimball announced plans earlier this year to spin off that unit as an independent, publicly-traded company.

Auer Foundation Details Grants

The Fort Wayne-based Edward D. and Ione Auer Foundation has announced more than $300,000 in grants. The gifts to 16 area organizations include support for arts, education and health programs.

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