Inside INdiana Business: Slingshot announces job cuts

2013-06-12T12:39:00Z 2013-06-12T16:50:03Z Inside INdiana Business: Slingshot announces job cutsGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
June 12, 2013 12:39 pm  • 

Indianapolis-based Slingshot SEO Inc. has cut 10 positions. CEO Jeremy Dearringer says the decision was "difficult, but necessary" as the company prepares for its "next wave of growth."

 

Sweet corn focus of startup

Three entrepreneurs, including one of the co-founders of Indianapolis-based ExactTarget Inc., are aiming to extend the length of time Indiana sweet corn is available in stores. Newly formed Husk LLC, in Greenfield is set to begin processing, freezing and distributing thousands of pounds of Hoosier farm-grown corn to be sold by grocers beyond the harvesting season.

 

Remy buys remainder of joint venture

Pendleton-based Remy International Inc., has agreed to buy the remaining 49 percent of its joint venture with a Chinese company. CEO Jay Pittas says the deal with Hubei Super Electric Auto Motor Co. Ltd., "more than doubles" the company's alternator business.

 

Indy bartender wins national competition

A bourbon cocktail called "The Hooch" has landed an Indianapolis bartender top prize in the Four Roses U.S. Bartenders Guild Cocktail Competition. Kendall Lockwood of The Ball and Biscuit topped nine other semi-finalists from throughout the country.

 

Glass manufacturer brews bigger deal

Verallia North America in Muncie has expanded its deal with California-based Lagunitas Brewing Co. Verallia will be the exclusive beer bottle supplier for Lagunitas as part of the brewer's $25 million expansion of a production facility in Chicago.

 

Airport to cut ribbon on new terminal building

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony next week for a new facility at Smith Field Airport. The terminal building, which includes approximately $500,000 in improvements, will serve general aviation customers and provide office and classroom space for some aviation businesses.

 

Casino to mark new identity

The casino in Evansville will hold a "Las Vegas-style" event Friday to celebrate its new name. The change to Tropicana Evansville from Casino Aztar was announced earlier this year, but took effect Tuesday.

 

UAP clinic appoints CEO

Union Associated Physicians Clinic in the Wabash Valley has named Mindy Smith chief executive officer. She most recently served as vice president of clinics, outpatient services and development at HealthEast Care System in Minnesota.

 

Zoo leadership change gains approval

The South Bend Common Council has approved a proposal that would move control of Potawatomi Zoo operations to the zoological society board and away from the city. The South Bend Tribune reports society leaders believe the plan would help the zoo raise more money by taking advantage of the organization's nonprofit status.

 

IUPUC feceives nursing research boost

Schneck Medical Center and the Schneck Foundation in Seymour have donated $50,000 to Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus. The funding will support research by Division of Nursing doctoral faculty.

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