INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS:

2013-06-24T12:17:00Z 2013-06-24T18:08:10Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS:Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
June 24, 2013 12:17 pm  • 

City Expects 'Tremendous' Downtown Boost

The head of Richmond's Department of Metropolitan Development says the city will "hit the ground running" to turn its Stellar Communities proposal into reality. Richmond and Bedford are the winners of this year's competition, which provides access to millions of dollars in funding sources to support long-term strategic plans. Read More Foster tells Inside INdiana Business the funding will boost business activity downtown.

 

McRobbie Weighs in on Affirmative Action Decision

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie says he is pleased a U.S. Supreme Court decision will allow "limited race-conscious admissions standards" to continue. He says the school will analyze the decision before taking any action in response to the case.

 

Vectren Moves to Lock-in Natural Gas Prices

A division of Evansville-based Vectren Corp. is taking steps to maintain low natural gas prices. Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - North has signed a contract with a national supplier to lock-in part of its inventory through March 2018. The deal calls for the utility to purchase about 10 percent of its annual supply at a fixed rate.

 

Symphony Focuses on Young Professionals

An Indiana arts organization is launching an initiative to reach out to young professionals. The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra says its Prelude Project will focus on creating musical experiences, social events and philanthropic opportunities.

 

IndyGo Plans Public Hearings on Low-Income, Minority Services

The public transportation agency in Indianapolis is seeking public input on making sure the system provides the best service possible to low-income and minority populations. IndyGo is planning two public hearings this week to gauge interest in policies related to some Federal Transit Administration funding.

 

Indiana State Adds Accounting to Online Options

Indiana State University is adding to its distance learning options. The university is planning to allow students to complete a bachelor's degree in accounting over the Internet starting this fall.

 

Atlas to Sign Support Statement For Military Employees

Evansville-based Atlas Van Lines Inc. is boosting support for members of the military. The company says it will become the first employer in the state to sign a statement of support for members of the Guard Reserve.

 

Developer, Orchestra Reach Deal

Indianapolis-based Buckingham Companies has announced a partnership with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Under the deal, the orchestra's music director will live in a CityWay apartment, and visiting artists will stay at The Alexander hotel.

 

WellPoint Touts California Program Savings

Indianapolis-based WellPoint Inc. says a pilot program helped a California pension fund cut members' hip and knee replacement surgery costs by nearly 20 percent in one year. The health insurance provider says CalPERS members saved an average of more than $6,700 per surgical-related admission.

 

Berry Plastics Names VP of Operations

Evansville-based Berry Plastics Group Inc. has named Rodgers Greenwalt executive vice president of operations. He had been serving in a similar role with one of the company's divisions. Greenwalt started with the company more than 17 years ago.

 

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