INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Valparaiso details new business major

2014-01-31T12:40:00Z 2014-01-31T18:25:19Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Valparaiso details new business majorGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
January 31, 2014 12:40 pm  • 

Valparaiso University has announced a new degree in its College of Business. The major in business analytics will focus on database management, spreadsheet modeling and data mining.

Indy Companies in Super Bowl Spotlight

Two Indianapolis companies are in the thick of Super Bowl events in New York and New Jersey. MainGate Inc. has about 300 people in the area running retail merchandise efforts, while Sport Graphics is handling the decor for the National Football League. Both companies say the event is a "great resume builder" as they look for new business.

Winnecke to Outline IU Med School Proposal

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will detail the city's proposal this afternoon to land a multi-million dollar Indiana University medical research campus. The announcement comes on the day proposals are due. Several additional potential sites have emerged.

Fort Wayne Eyeing Massive Tunnel Project

The City of Fort Wayne has released preliminary details of a potential $150 million infrastructure project. The work involves construction of a massive underground sewer tunnel that could get underway in 2017.

Bill to Boost Indiana Food Clears House

Legislation aimed at promoting the state's agricultural sector has received approval from the Indiana House. The bill calls for a new commission to better link producers to vendors.

Restaurant Owner Seeking Donations

An Indianapolis restaurateur is looking to Internet crowdfunding to get out of a jam. Art Bouvier, who owns Papa Roux, has been forced to close the restaurant because of an unpaid state tax bill. He began an online campaign yesterday to raise $30,000, and in less than a day, is more than a third of the way to his goal.

Texas Company Acquires Indiana Manufacturer

A unit of Dallas-based Trinity Industries Inc. (NYSE: TRN) has acquired an Indiana industrial gas tank and semi-trailer manufacturer. Alloy Custom Products Inc. is based near Lafayette. The company was founded in 1992 in the Carroll County community of Flora.

Zoeller Cracking Down on Propane Price Gouging

A major propane shortage is prompting the Indiana Attorney General's office to step up its fight against price gouging. A recently-extended emergency proclamation from Governor Mike Pence enables Greg Zoeller's office to investigate claims of companies charging an "unconscionable amount" for the fuel.

McDonald's CEO to Headline Purdue Fish Fry

This weekend's annual Purdue University Agricultural Alumni Association Fish Fry will feature the chief executive officer of McDonald's Corp. Don Thompson is a Purdue graduate and current trustee. He also attended North Central High School in Indianapolis.

Notre Dame Leaders Meet The Pope

A group of University of Notre Dame leaders had an audience with Pope Francis in The Vatican. During yesterday's meeting, the pope complimented the university for its "outstanding contribution" to the church.

Berry Plastics Turns to Profit

Evansville-based Berry Plastics Group Inc. is reporting fiscal first quarter net income of $6 million, compared to a loss of $11 million for the same period last year. Chief Executive Officer Jon Rich says the company met expectations in the face of higher raw materials costs and "subdued" demand.

ITT Loss Widens

Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. is reporting a fourth quarter loss of $11.6 million, compared to a $9.5 million loss during the same period the previous year. The for-profit education provider says new student enrollment increased 4.5 percent during the quarter, while total enrollment decreased 5.8 percent.

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