Inside INdiana Business

2014-01-03T12:56:00Z 2014-01-03T17:50:04Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist
January 03, 2014 12:56 pm  • 

Chamber: 'No position' on marriage amendment

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says its leadership has reached "no consensus" on a proposed amendment that would further define marriage in the state. The organization has weighed in on key issues facing the Indiana General Assembly during the 2014 session that begins next week.

More stations carrying FM tuner

The chief technology officer of Indianapolis-based Emmis Communications Corp. says success continues for its recently released FM tuner technology for smartphones. Paul Brenner says the NextRadio app connects to an internal radio tuner currently pre-loaded in nearly a dozen Sprint Corp. smartphone models. He says one of the challenges is a perception that FM is only available on car stereos.

INnovators: Technology targets efficiency

A Purdue University graduate student says his company's equipment-monitoring technology may be able to save high-volume manufacturers and energy companies millions of dollars. Bearing Analytics plans to initially target the wind turbine industry, which Anurag Garg says spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year on turbine maintenance.

State rep focusing on abandoned homes

A state lawmaker says he will focus on initiatives to speed up the rehabilitation of abandoned homes during the upcoming legislative session. State Representative Justin Moed, D-Indianapolis, says his proposals specifically center on more quickly transferring properties to those interested in fixing them up as part of an effort to improve neighborhoods.

Businesses prepare for San Francisco flight

A long-awaited event for the Indiana business community arrives next week. United Airlines will begin nonstop service Tuesday with a flight from San Francisco International Airport to Indianapolis International. The business community has been after the service for years to better connect the state to technology leaders in Silicon Valley.

Camp Atterbury continues transition

The Indiana National Guard says a major construction effort at Camp Atterbury, south of Indianapolis, should be finished this year. Our partners at the Daily Journal report the $75 million initiative includes new barracks and a dining hall. The base is transitioning from preparing soldiers for combat to training efforts for military and civilian emergency employees.

Community health to hold coverage events

Community Health Network is planning health care coverage enrollment fairs starting next week and running through the end of March. The events are designed to help uninsured Hoosiers get health coverage during the first quarter of the year. The provider says people need to be enrolled up by March 31 to avoid a federal tax penalty.

Kimball adds to board

Jasper-based Kimball International Inc. has named Tim Jahnke to its board of directors. He is chief executive officer of Illinois-based Elkay Manufacturing Co.

AT&T beefs up Hendricks County coverage

AT&T Inc. has added more communities to its high-speed data network. The communications company says nine additional mobile Internet cell sites in Hendricks County will now expand coverage to communities including Danville, Pittsboro and Clayton.

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