Inside INdiana Business

2014-03-15T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist
March 15, 2014 12:00 am  • 

Miles: Deal boosts INDYCAR exposure

Hulman & Co. CEO Mark Miles says a title sponsorship agreement between the IndyCar Series and Verizon shows the importance of "the intersection of racing and technology." Miles believes the deal will help promote the sport on a larger scale and make it more compelling. He says the partnership will eventually include technology that will bring open-wheel racing to untapped markets.

Study: More computer workers needed

The head of Indiana's technology initiative says despite employment growth in the sector demand for computer-related workers in Indiana continues to outpace supply. TechPoint CEO Mike Langellier says a study commissioned by the organization shows job growth of more than 7 percent in central Indiana from 2009 to 2012. He says thousands of job postings during that period illustrate the "continued need for top talent."

Monroe Hospital announces cuts

Monroe Hospital in Bloomington has announced moves it says will save $4 million over the next year. The Herald Times reports the plan includes laying off 17 employees.

Engineering Company adding workers

An Indianapolis-based engineering company is planning to hire up to 25 workers this year at its Whitestown operation. Aerodyn Engineering Inc. says the new jobs have salaries of up to $90,000. The company also has an office in the United Kingdom.

Colleges on family-centered list

A college resources website has recognized three universities in the state on a national list of "Best Colleges For Students With Children." The rankings include Purdue University North Central, which placed first overall.

Workers complete bridge 'slide'

Indiana and Ohio road crews have completed a major step in the reconstruction of a southeast Indiana bridge. A 100-foot section has been successfully moved onto the span's refurbished piers. The Indiana Department of Transportation has released a video of the slide.

NASA delays Taylor satellite launch

The launch of a Taylor University satellite will not take place this weekend as originally planned. The university says an issue with the spacecraft that will carry the satellite into orbit has prompted the delay. NASA says the earliest date for a rescheduled launch is March 31.

Purdue partners with medical research institute

Purdue University has signed an agreement with a prominent research hospital involving commercialization and educational resources. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the deal with Houston Methodist Research Institute will help "translate our discoveries into new medicines and new technologies."

Westfield picks concessions partner

The city of Westfield has selected a Carmel-based company to provide concessions at Grand Park Sports Campus. About one-third of Urick Concessions' sales will go to the city.

Hurco announces new CFO

Indianapolis-based Hurco Companies Inc. has named Sonja McClelland chief financial officer. She has been with the industrial technology company since 1996 and most recently served as corporate controller.

Senate confirms Cordóva for new gig

Former Purdue University President France Cordóva has been approved by the U.S. Senate to be director of the Washington, D.C.-based National Science Foundation. She was nominated by President Barack Obama last year.

IWU plans naming ceremony

The new Hall of Sciences and Nursing at Indiana Wesleyan University will be named after Marion residents and graduates of the school. TLC Management Inc. CEO Gary Ott and his wife Connie have made a multimillion-dollar donation to the university.

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