Inside INdiana Business

2013-08-18T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Times Columnist
August 18, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Business index remains low

The Indiana Business Confidence Index is at a "low, but steady" level compared to previous months. Walker Information Senior Vice President of Marketing Pat Gibbons says survey respondents list uncertainty about changes to health care laws as one of their largest concerns. Businesses also cite the national economy and finding necessary talent as top challenges.


Vacated Kokomo GM site remediation could begin

Preliminary work to clean up a site that was home to automotive manufacturing for more than 70 years could get underway next week. The Kokomo Tribune reports The RACER Trust is planning to invest more than $7 million into the project.


Former campus hotel opening as dorms

A grand opening event is set for a repurposed campus hotel. The former University Place Conference Center and Hotel at IUPUI, now the University Tower, can accommodate 560 students. The school elected last year to change the use of the 1980s-era structure, citing its inability to turn a profit.


Fort Wayne to detail new air service

Fort Wayne city and airport officials are set to announce new air service. Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne-Allen County Airport Authority executives have scheduled a news conference for Tuesday.


Lovell Previews High School Season

The host of a statewide sports radio show says Indiana's expanded class system offers championship opportunities for teams that have been held back by perennial contenders. Preseason scrimmages kick off tonight for schools throughout the state. Indiana Sports Talk host Bob Lovell discussed his show and the upcoming season on Inside INdiana Business Television.


South Bend Business Secures Military Contract

Honeywell International Inc. in South Bend has landed a nearly $6.6 million U.S. Army contract. The deal involves system analyzer technology and is expected to be complete in 2016.


Indiana Technology Powering Wisconsin Startup

Technology licensed through the Indiana University Research and Technology Corp. is helping a Wisconsin startup grow. The patents being used by Cellular Dynamics International involve creating cell cultures for use in the development and testing of potential new drugs.


Bevy of Public Charter Schools Set to Open

Nine public charter schools are opening for this academic year. The schools are in Indianapolis, Kokomo, Lafayette, Richmond and Muncie.


Fort Wayne Station Expanding News Presence

A Fort Wayne television station has announced plans to air one hour of a local radio morning news show. WISE-TV will televise "Fort Wayne's Morning News With Charly Butcher" beginning next month.


Smithville Receives National Honor

Ellettsville-based Smithville is again receiving attention from an industry publication. The telecommunications service provider is on Broadband Communities magazine's Top 100 list along with companies including Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO) and Google Inc. (Nasdaq: GOOG).


Ivy Tech Names Wabash Valley Executive Dean

Ivy Tech Community College has named Melanie Boesen Vice Chancellor and Executive Dean of its Wabash Valley campus. She has served as dean of academic programs at the Greencastle campus since 2011.


IU Selects International Networking Leader

Indiana University has selected Jennifer Schopf to be director of international networking. She previously served as a program officer with the National Science Foundation.


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