The chief executive officer of the Indiana Youth Institute says summer teen employment could return to pre-recession levels this summer. Bill Stanczykiewicz says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting more openings at businesses that tend to hire teenagers including restaurants, amusement parks and landscaping companies. He says increased employment benefits teens beyond a paycheck. Stanczykiewicz discussed the trend on Inside INdiana Business Television.
Pence Names IU Trustees
Governor Mike Pence has made multiple appointments to the Indiana University Board of Trustees. The selections include Pacers Sports and Entertainment President Jim Morris and former Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) Chief Executive Officer Randall Tobias.
Group Dekko Selects CEO
Garrett-based Group Dekko has named John May chief executive officer. He previously served in executive roles at manufacturers in the refrigeration, aluminum and vehicle industries.
Indiana Landmarks to Rehab 'Odd Fellows Lodge'
Indiana Landmarks and the Efroymson Family Fund are planning nearly $190,000 in renovations to an abandoned New Harmony building. Officials hope to find new uses for the Odd Fellows Lodge, which could include a micro-brewery, visitors center or housing.
Report: Notre Dame Fragrance in The Works
A New York-based company wants to roll out an officially licensed University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish fragrance. The Sports Business Journal reports the Cloudbreak Group is planning to debut the line before the start of college football season.
'GearFest' Expected to Draw Thousands
Sweetwater Sound is hosting a major retail music industry event Friday and Saturday in Fort Wayne. Organizers of the 10th annual GearFest say more than 200 manufacturers will provide demonstrations, workshops and seminars. Our partners at 21 Alive WPTA report more than 7,000 people are expected to attend the festivities.
West Lafayette Alters Annexation Proposal
The mayor of West Lafayette is reducing the scope of an annexation proposal. John Dennis has altered plans to include land mostly adjacent to the new U.S. 231 bypass.
Hoosier Nonprofits to Receive Millions From AmeriCorps
The Indiana Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives says $3.4 million in AmeriCorps grants it is distributing will help support nearly 480 jobs in the state. The organization says 18 Hoosier nonprofits will benefit from the funding.
Former Really Cool Foods Plant Expansion Begins
Construction is underway to expand the former Really Cool Foods plant in Wayne County. Our partners at Kicks 96 in Richmond report Ohio-based Sugar Creek Packing Co. expects to begin production in the new portion of Cambridge City facility in about a year.
DePauw Icon Dies
A longtime administrator at DePauw University has died. Robert Farber worked with five presidents and twice served as the college's interim leader. He was 99.
Lilly Warns of Scams
Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. is warning of a pair of scams using its name and the name of Greenfield-based affiliate Elanco. The company says the schemes involve check-writing and job opportunities.
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