Brewery entering Chicago market
Bloomington-based Upland Brewing Co. has announced a partnership to begin beer distribution in Chicago. The company believes the city's strong craft beer scene makes it a "natural next step" for expansion. Upland's products are expected to hit taps and store shelves next month. A spokeswoman says the brewery currently does not have plans to grow outside the Midwest. Upland recently inked wholesale agreements in Ohio and Kentucky. Marketing and Communications Manager Megan Fonde says community involvement is a key part of the company's growth strategy.
Newegg Plots Indiana Facility, Jobs
A California-based ecommerce company is seeking preliminary tax abatement approval on plans to open an Indianapolis operation. In a filing with the Metropolitan Development Commission, Newegg Inc. says it could invest nearly $15 million in equipment as part of a proposal that includes 150 jobs.
Fleetwood leaves AT&T
AT&T Indiana is looking for a new president. The company says George Fleetwood has stepped down to pursue other interests. AT&T says Midwest Region President Paul LaShiazza is serving as the interim head of Indiana operations.
Swift fuels marks expansions
Purdue Research Park-based Swift Fuels LLC has cut the ribbon and broken ground on investments totaling $2.5 million. The company opened an aviation fuel blending facility today and also started construction on a renewable fuels pilot operation.
Corn maze features Colts QB
A northeast Indiana farm is featuring the likeness of Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck. Amazing Acres Farms in Waterloo's annual corn maze depicts Luck throwing a football. Our partners at 21Alive WPTA say the field is attracting national attention.
Salin gives building to school
Indianapolis-based Salin Bank & Trust Co. has donated a vacant banking center to the Southeastern School Corp. The school system plans to use the Walton building as a superintendent's office.
Rose-Hulman, software company join forces
A global software company is partnering with Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on a mentorship program. The collaboration involves computer science and software engineering students creating components that could be used by Iowa-based The GForge Group.
College to host energy conference
St. Joseph's College in Jasper County is planning to hold a Sustainability and Alternative Energy Forum next month. The event will feature panel discussions and a bus tour of the school's orchard and habitat restoration area.
Emergency responders take home awards
Several Hoosier emergency responders have received statewide recognition for their service to the community. The Indiana Emergency Response Conference awards included categories such as fire chief of the year, medical director of the year and life support provider of the year.
Holy Cross adds trustees
Holy Cross College near South Bend has named two new members to its board of trustees. Margaret Gutierrez and Marilyn Blanchette will each serve a three-year term.
Local Komen leader to retire
Susan G. Komen Central Indiana Executive Director Dana Curish says she will retire early next year. The organization says it will immediately begin the search for a replacement.
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