Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN


March 21, 2014

Inside INdiana Business

Simon Launches Venture Group

Indianapolis-based Simon Property Group Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is forming a venture group to invest in retail innovation. The company says Simon Venture Group’s investment portfolio will range from early-stage to high-growth technology companies.

Counties to Conduct Wage Survey

Four northeast Indiana economic development groups are planning a wage and benefits survey of private-sector employers. The organizations say the effort will provide local companies and businesses looking to locate or expand in the area important information about the labor market.

Catholic Relief CEO to Speak at Marian

The chief executive officer of Catholic Relief Services will speak next week at Marian University. The presentation by Carolyn Woo is part of the university’s Global Studies Speaker Series, which will include a lecture next month by Archdiocese of Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin.

Crane Plans Industry Briefings

The Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center is planning an event next month to give industry and academic leaders details about how to do business with the operation. The Advance Planning Briefings for Industry will focus on special missions, strategic missions and electronic warfare and information operations.

Carroll to Contribute to ‘The Upshot’

An Indiana University health policy expert has been named a regular contributor to a new platform from The New York Times. Center for Health Policy and Professionalism Director Aaron Carroll, and his partner for The Incidental Economist blog, will be columnists for The Upshot site. It aims to help readers better understand politics, policy and economic issues.

Earlham Announces Watson Fellows

Earlham College says it is one of two schools in the country to have three Thomas J. Watson Fellows of the upcoming academic year. The fellowship program is named after the late found of IBM Corp. (NYSE: IBM) and allows students to spend a year studying outside the U.S.

Anthem Details Indiana Giving

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield says it invested more than $8 million and hundreds of volunteer hours last year to health care organizations and programs in Indiana. Anthem says its parent company’s foundation awarded grants to organizations including the Special Olympics and Shepherd Community Center in Indianapolis.

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