2014-02-18T12:35:00Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS:Gerry Dick Inside Indiana Business
February 18, 2014 12:35 pm  • 

$6 Million Partnership Targets 'STEM Pipeline'

Indianapolis-based Project Lead The Way Inc. says a new $6 million corporate partnership will help expand its programs in select urban school districts throughout the country. Chief Executive Officer Vince Bertram says the agreement with Lockheed Martin will help develop the "next generation work force" in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields. He says the partnership will also build on an initiative that connects students with Lockheed engineers.

Lowe's Plans to Add Indiana Jobs

A hiring event slated for Friday in Indianapolis aims to fill more than 400 positions at a national home improvement retailer. It will involve full-time, part-time and seasonal jobs at Lowe's stores throughout the state.

Entrepreneurship Bill Moves to Governor's Desk

A bill to streamline several state entrepreneurship initiatives is awaiting Governor Mike Pence's signature. The Indiana Senate has unanimously approved the measure, which would consolidate the Young Entrepreneurs Program, Small Business Development Center and Small Business Ombudsman into the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

Conference to Focus on Indiana-Japan Relations

A senior Toyota Motor Corp. executive will headline an annual Japan-America Society of Indiana conference in Indianapolis. Next week's event will examine the business relationship between the state and Asian nation. It will also feature economic projections for Japan, Indiana and Asia.

IU Health Using Google Glass in Surgery

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital says it is the first in the state to perform surgery using Google Glass. The Indianapolis facility says physicians used the technology to remove a tumor and reconstruct an abdominal wall.

Lilly Endowment Announces Creativity Grants

Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment Inc. has named the 100 winners of its 2014 Teacher Creativity Fellowships. The organization will provide funding for projects including a comic book featuring math-based superheroes and a trip to England to learn to build stone walls.

Indy Company Plans Fort Wayne Facility

Indianapolis-based Lifeline Data Centers LLC is finalizing the location of its first Fort Wayne facility. The company plans to invest in "significant" infrastructure improvements to develop a co-location office and adaptive manufacturing space.

Job Fair Coming to Lawrence

Organizers are expecting a jobs event to draw dozens of employers and hundreds of prospective workers next month in Lawrence. The fair is a partnership between the Greater Lawrence Chamber of Commerce and Harrison College.

Coworking Space Encourages Collaboration

A unique coworking space is up and running in downtown Goshen. Potential members of LaunchPad, which opened late last year, must be able to collaborate and support other members to be accepted.

Purdue Military Institute Enters Partnership

Purdue University's Military Family Research Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with Student Veterans of America. The school says the partnership is designed to help address challenges for student service members and veterans. Read More

Interactive Intelligence Announces New Chiefs

A high-profile, high-tech Indiana company has created multiple senior-level positions in an effort to better coordinate global operations. Three longtime Interactive Intelligence Group Inc. executives have been named chief services officer, chief business officer and chief international officer.

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