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2013-04-10T00:00:00Z Inside INdiana BusinessGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
April 10, 2013 12:00 am  • 

Battery maker inks Florida deal

More than a year after its parent company emerged from bankruptcy, Indianapolis-based EnerDel Inc. is continuing to enter new areas. The Indiana manufacturer has announced a partnership with a Florida company. Under the deal, EnerDel will integrate its lithium-ion batteries in Emerald Technology Partners' refrigeration systems.

 

Amusement park family member dies

The CEO of Santa Claus-based HO HO HOldings LLC has died. Philip Koch, a member of the family that founded Holiday World & Splashin' Safari, was in charge of several attractions including Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort and the Santa Claus Christmas Store. He was 47.

 

Philanthropy school to carry Lilly name

Indiana University says its school of philanthropy is being named in honor of the Lilly family. An inauguration ceremony was to be held Tuesday where the school will be officially named the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.

 

Lutheran Hospital planning children's ER

Lutheran Health Network was to detail a plan Tuesday to build a pediatric emergency department in Fort Wayne. The project will be constructed next to Lutheran Hospital's main ER facility.

 

Purdue announces elevator pitch winners

A battery-life sensor for mobile devices and technology to determine the stability of pacemakers has claimed top prizes at Purdue University's annual Elevator Pitch Competition. The university says this year's event had more than 20 pitches in the undergraduate division and 10 in the graduate student category.

 

Online sales tax bill supporters not giving up

Supporters of a bill that would force Internet-only retailers to begin collecting state sales tax in July are continuing their push despite opposition in the Indiana Senate. Network Indiana/WIBC reports a House committee has included the language in an unrelated bill in hopes of keeping the issue alive. State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, who authored the provision, says he hopes to discuss the issue with Gov. Mike Pence.

 

Bethel College picks seventh president

Bethel College has selected Gregg Chenoweth to be its next president. He currently serves as vice president of academic affairs at Olivet Nazarene University in Chicago and will take the helm of the northern Indiana school in June.

 

Marshall County economic group names director

The Marshall County Economic Development Corp. has hired Jay Bahr as executive director. He most recently worked as a regional workforce director for the Ohio Department of Development.

 

Job event set for key Indy redevelopment project

The effort to convert a former hospital site in Indianapolis into an apartment development continues. The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, The Whitsett Group LLC and TWG Construction are planning an event Wednesday to discuss job opportunities related to the Illinois Place Apartments project, which is being built near the museum.

 

Furniture maker to voluntarily delist stock

West Lafayette-based Chromcraft Revington Inc., is planning to voluntarily delist from the New York Stock Exchange. The furniture manufacturer says it will also voluntarily deregister from reporting requirements under the Securities and Exchange Act.

 

Stuttering project receives federal grant

Two Purdue University professors have received a $3 million grant to study why some children grow out of stuttering. The funding from the National Institutes of Health will support research designed to help identify children who are less likely to recover and require immediate therapy.

 

University to offer science and entrepreneurship degree

The University of Saint Francis is planning to launch a bachelor's degree in science and entrepreneurship this fall. The Fort Wayne school says the program will focus on translating scientific discoveries to the business world.

 

Indiana Tech names VP for academic affairs

Indiana Tech has hired Douglas Clark as vice president for academic affairs. Clark comes from Indiana Wesleyan University, where he most recently served as associate dean in the College of Adult and Professional Studies.

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