INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Stellar projects 'exceeding expectations' in Princeton

2013-08-06T12:29:00Z 2013-08-06T16:13:23Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Stellar projects 'exceeding expectations' in PrincetonGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
August 06, 2013 12:29 pm  • 

The city of Princeton is moving forward with $22 million in stellar community efforts. Projects include the renovation of the former Princeton Theater, trail system improvements and downtown façade upgrades. Coalition of Southwest Indiana Community Development Director Debbie Bennett-Stearsman says Princeton "will be a leader" in showing the program can benefit Indiana. She says the program is already paying off in downtown Princeton.

 

Alorica Planning to Hire 200 in Lafayette

A California-based company has announced plans to create up to 200 jobs at its Lafayette call center. Alorica Inc. says expanding business with an existing client is prompting the move.

 

July State Revenues Below Forecast

The Indiana State Budget Agency says July revenues came in $14.3 million below the most recent forecast and 6.5 percent lower than the same month last year. The agency says the results are due in part to the most recent budget redirecting some sales tax to the state's Motor Vehicle Highway fund.

 

Kokomo Hires More Teachers

The Kokomo School Corp. says it has hired additional teachers for several expanded programs. More than a dozen educators will fill new positions throughout the district and more than 25 will replace retirees.

 

Indiana Hospital to Live Tweet Surgery

A northern Indiana hospital is planning to live tweet a patient's partial knee replacement surgery Wednesday. Officials at Elkhart General Hospital hope to educate the public about the procedure.

 

Ambulance Company Bankruptcy Could Impact Indiana

The bankruptcy filing of an Arizona company could affect one of the largest emergency service providers in Indiana. Rural/Metro Corp. owns Rural/Metro of Indiana LP, which operates ambulances for communities including Greenwood and Martinsville as well as Lawrence, Wayne and Clark counties.

 

PR Society to Honor Wolfram

A former longtime communications director for Lilly Endowment Inc. will receive the 2013 Indy PR Legend Award from the Indianapolis Public Relations Society. Gretchen Wolfram's career also included stops at the Indianapolis Star and the IUPUI News Bureau.

 

County Investigating Death at Steel Dynamics Facility

Whitley County officials are investigating a fatal industrial accident at a Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) operation in Columbia City. The coroner's office says the cause of Jeffery Flory's death will be determined following an autopsy.

 

Recycling Group Leader Stepping Down

Indiana Recycling Coalition Executive Director Carey Hamilton says she will step down at the end of November. She has led the organization since 2008. The coalition says it will begin the search for a replacement this month.

 

Interactive Intelligence Swings to Profit

Indianapolis-based Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. is reporting second quarter net income of $1.2 million, compared to a net loss of $1.1 million during the same period a year earlier. Chief Executive Officer Donald Brown says the performance was partially driven by the signing of the company's largest contract in history.

 

Remy International Posts Lower Profit

Pendleton-based Remy International Inc. is reporting net income of $11.4 million for the second quarter, compared to $17.4 million during the same period last year. Chief Financial Officer Fred Knechtel says the decrease was due to factors including one-time refinancing, restructuring and separation costs.

 

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