INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Three Floyds, Sun King to team up

2013-08-27T12:11:00Z 2013-08-27T15:07:06Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Three Floyds, Sun King to team upGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
August 27, 2013 12:11 pm  • 

Two of Indiana's largest breweries are partnering to craft a new beer for a unique event next month. Munster-based Three Floyds Brewing Co. and Sun King Brewing Co. in Indianapolis will debut their drink during next month's CANvitational, which is being billed as the first canned craft beer festival in the Midwest. The Sun King CANvitational will bring more than 30 craft breweries representing 16 states to Indianapolis on Sept. 28. Tickets, available online at, are $50 for general admission and $75 for early entry.


Knowledge services adding 400 job

Indianapolis-based Knowledge Services Chief Executive Officer Julie Bielawski says an increase in corporate and government demand has led to another major jobs announcement. The information technology consulting firm plans to invest nearly $850,000 to expand its headquarters and add up to 400 jobs by 2018. The Indiana Economic Development Corp. says the company has already exceeded a previous goal of 200 new jobs as part of a 2011 expansion. Bielawski believes Indiana's "welcoming business climate" and talented work force will keep the company in Indianapolis.


Kokomo Continues 'Dramatic' Transformation

The city of Kokomo has unveiled details of a $27 million downtown redevelopment project. Plans call for a five story building to include a 400-space parking garage and nearly three dozen apartments. The initiative includes the YMCA's $16 million proposal for a new facility. Read More Mayor Greg Goodnight believes it's the largest public-private project in Kokomo's history.


Senior Living Community to Hold Job Fair

A new senior living community in Carmel will host a job fair next week. The Barrington of Carmel says it is looking to fill more than 100 positions in the facility, which is scheduled to open in November.


NASA Lines Up Hoosier Technology

Plainfield-based Jeco Plastic Products LLC has created a door liner it says will be used by NASA. It will be used to seal a cryogenic container on the Space Lab.


City to Celebrate Michael Jackson

The city of Gary will kick off a three-day event Thursday to celebrate its most famous native son. The Michael Jackson tribute festivities will feature concerts, a block party and fireworks show.


Summit to Focus on Angel Investing

An event examining angel funding and entrepreneurship is set for next month in Indianapolis. The 2013 Midwest Empowering and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Summit will feature presentations from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and Kansas-based nonprofit Angel Resource Institute.


ISU Garners Top Ranking For Community Service

Indiana State University is rated number one by a national publication for community service participation by students. The 2013 Washington Monthly College Guide looked at 281 national universities.


Navy Selects Rolls-Royce For Contract

Rolls-Royce Defense Services Inc. in Indianapolis has landed a more than $9.3 million U.S. Department of Defense contract. The deal involves engine operation and maintenance for the Navy.


Grant to Boost Study on Chinese Philanthropy

A group of Indiana University professors studying philanthropy in China has received a pair of grants. More than $400,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation and Ford Foundation will support efforts including research projects, workshops and student internships.


Frankfort Set For Third Leadership Summit

Frankfort Mayor Chris McBarnes is set this week to host his third Frankfort-Clinton County Leadership Summit. Krieg DeVault LLP Executive Director of Governmental Affairs Mike McDaniel will be the featured speaker at Wednesday's event.


Purdue to Host Bioscience Forum

Purdue University will look to strengthen ties with industries including biotechnology and agriculture through an event next month. The Bindley Bioscience Center Industry Forum will include representatives from Eli Lilly and Co., Dow AgroSciences LLC and Cook Biotech Inc.


Ivy Tech Chooses Leader of Grants Office

Ivy Tech Community College has named Brian Thomas executive director of its grants office. He most recently served as program manager for Washington D.C.-based McKean Defense Group, which has a location at WestGate Technology Park in southern Indiana.


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