Inside INdiana Business

2013-03-11T13:00:00Z 2013-03-11T18:07:05Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist nwitimes.com
March 11, 2013 1:00 pm  • 

Chamber VP assesses mass transit proposal

As the Indiana legislature enters the second half of this year's session, proponents of transportation and infrastructure bills continue to push for statewide support. Indiana Chamber of Commerce Vice President Cam Carter says a key challenge is communicating to legislators outside the Indianapolis area their constituents would not be "on the hook" for funding an expanded mass transit system in central Indiana.

 

Marketing group planning Allen County growth

Fort Wayne-based BMD Agency LLC is planning to invest more than $4 million to expand and add jobs. The marketing agency intends to build a new headquarters at the Silverado Industrial Park in Roanoke and hire more than two dozen additional employees by 2016.

 

Majority of taxpayers receiving refund credit

The Indiana Department of Revenue says more than three-quarters of taxpayers who have already filed qualified for an automatic taxpayer refund credit. The state expects to distribute approximately $361 million through the program this fiscal year.

 

Anderson to offer new degree

Anderson University is set to launch a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. The program will begin in the 2013-14 academic year and include mechanical and electrical areas of study.

 

Klipsch on display at South by Southwest

An Indianapolis-based company will have a prominent role at one of the largest music festivals in the country. Klipsch is supplying speakers and acting as an official sponsor for one of the venues at this week's South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Texas.

 

Indiana schools on 'Community Service Honor Roll'

One dozen Indiana schools are on the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The list is compiled by the Corp. for National and Community Service and the organization says it recognizes the efforts of universities and colleges in solving community problems.

 

Westfield calls For bids on sports complex

The city of Westfield is seeking bids on fencing, lighting and baseball and soccer fields for a massive sports-related economic development project. The city hopes to open the Grand Park Sports Campus in a year. Plans for the park include multiple athletic fields and a lake with a boardwalk.

 

LaGrange County companies receive awards

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corp. has recognized several employers with "Business Excellence" awards. The companies include an amphibious vehicle manufacturer, a pair of RV makers and a metal coatings operation.

 

TEDx Event Coming to Indy

The IUPUI Graduate Communications Club is set to hold a TEDx event on campus later this month. Organizers say the conference will include 12 Hoosier presenters discussing topics including technology, youth confidence and global health.

 

IU researchers receive cancer treatment grant

Two Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center researchers have secured a $3.2 million grant. They will use the funding from the National Cancer Institute to support the development of pancreatic cancer therapies.

 

Indiana partnership develops big data search tool

Developers at IUPUI and Indianapolis-based information technology firm Allegient have created a web application that aims to simplify medical research methods. The program allows users to more easily mine and organize data from volumes of PDFs, clinical notes, public documents and social media.

 

Young entrepreneur movie to premier at IUPUI

A documentary about young web entrepreneurs around the world will make its Indianapolis premier at IUPUI this month. Guest speakers at the screening of "The Startup Kids" will include ChaCha Inc. CEO Scott Jones and Slane Capital LLC Principal Gerry Hays.

 

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