Food distributor to shift production from Illinois to Indiana

2008-10-21T00:00:00Z Food distributor to shift production from Illinois to IndianaGerry Dick
Inside Indiana Business
October 21, 2008 12:00 am  • 

Dot Foods Inc. plans to shift selected products from its distribution center in Mt. Sterling, Illinois to its Cambridge City location in March. No employees will be displaced as a result of this move. The company plans to hire 27 additional warehouse, maintenance and clerical workers and 60 truck drivers.

Ft. Wayne calling for $50 Million to fund transportation infrastructure

Fort Wayne is calling on federal leaders to appropriate $50 million for area trails and infrastructure projects. Fort Wayne, Allen County and New Haven are one of 42 communities participating in the Rails to Trails Conservancy's 2010 Campaign for Active Transportation. Monday's news conference asked local and federal officials to invest in active transportation to spur economic development, reduce reliance on automobiles, improve mass transit and increase exercise and activity levels.

Lilly names new member to board of directors

Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) has appointed Douglas Oberhelman to its board of directors. He currently serves as a group president of Caterpillar Inc. and is a member of the company's executive office. Oberhelman will serve on Lilly's audit and finance committee beginning December 1.

Lilly grant to provide internships at Purdue

A $1.75 million matching grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to Purdue University will support internship and entrepreneurship programs to address the brain drain and create the Collegiate Entrepreneurship Opportunities program. The grant requires a dollar-for-dollar match from Purdue. The Interns for Indiana program will expand from 37 internships to 100 internships by 2011-12. The new Collegiate Entrepreneurship Opportunities program will connect events and organizations to increase student awareness of an array of resources and job opportunities available.

South Bend to market neighborhoods

The City of South Bend is creating a new initiative to market residential neighborhoods and has hired a real estate veteran to oversee the efforts. The initiative is designed to increase the visibility of South Bend's neighborhoods, promote homeownership and attain livable, mixed-income neighborhoods. Sue Solmos, a real estate agent and community activist from Indianapolis, has been named residential marketing specialist for South Bend's Department of Community and Economic Development.

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