Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

September 6, 2013

Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick


Greensburg Daily News

---- — Auctions America touts Auburn results

Auctions America says its Labor Day event in Auburn took in a record $28 million in sales. The company says the weekend’s more than 70,000 attendees is also a record. More than 1,100 vehicles were put on the blocks.

Brain tumor center honors Hoosier tech

Indianapolis-based NICO Corp. has been honored for its technology to remove brain tumors and cysts. It is the recipient of the 2013 John Karry Award, which is the highest honor from the Upper Michigan Brain Tumor Center. The UMBTC is a collaboration between Marquette General Hospital and Northern Michigan University.

3rd piece of bridge comes down

The northernmost section of the old Milton-Madison bridge has been blasted into the Ohio River. Indiana and Kentucky crews are slated to demolish the final 600-foot span later this month.

Comcast plans job fair in Fishers

Comcast Corp. (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is looking to hire more than 120 workers in central Indiana. The company is planning to hold a job fair Saturday at its Fishers Operation Center. Many qualified candidates will have chances for on-site interviews.

Singers, roller derby to boost Fort Wayne

A gathering of singers and a roller derby competition are expected to bring thousands of people and dollars to Allen County this weekend. Visit Fort Wayne says the annual Four Freshmen Convention, already underway, and a Women’s Flat Track Derby Association playoff tournament, which starts Friday, could pump more than $300,000 into the area economy.

Nyhart acquires Texas company

An Indianapolis-based actuary and benefit consulting firm has announced its fifth acquisition in three years. Nyhart has acquired Houston-based Frederick Bass & Co. Inc. Chief Executive Officer Thomas Totten says the deal accelerates Nyhart’s growth into Texas and the central states.

Tech center offering workspace program

The Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana is offering a co-working space program. Director Kathy DeGuilio-Fox says the initiative provides subscribers access to workspace, meeting rooms and business amenities at all times.

Indiana projects win TIGER grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced funding for two Indiana initiatives as part of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. IndyGo in Indianapolis will receive $10 million for an electric bus project and the state department of transportation is being awarded more than $8 million for a bridge replacement effort.

IMS to host STEM event

Celebrate Science Indiana and the local chapter of the American Chemical Society will host an event this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The daylong festival includes interactive exhibits and demonstrations designed to spark students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math-related activities.

Center seeks awards nominees

The nomination period is open for the Southeast Indiana Small Business Development Center’s annual program to honor entrepreneurs. The organization is looking for nominees in 11 categories including Small Business Person of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year.

Arts group seeking new leader

Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne has launched a nationwide search for a new president. The cultural organization is looking to replace Jim Sparrow, who is leaving for a similar post in North Carolina.

Whitley County expanding efforts

The Whitley County Economic Development Corp. has announced a new initiative designed to boost local entrepreneurship development. The eight-week Ice House Entrepreneurship Program begins next week and includes online and in-person programs.

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