Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

August 10, 2013

Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick


Greensburg Daily News

---- — Gary to host investment meeting

Two dozen business leaders are expected to attend a meeting with the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority’s Public-Private Partnership Committee Friday. The event will provide further information on the airport’s Request for Proposals for potential investment.

Indy among best pizza cities

A national travel website has ranked Indianapolis among its top 10 cities for pizza. TripAdvisor.com cites restaurants such as Jockamo Upper Crust, Brozinni Pizzeria and Bazbeaux’s as highlights of the city’s offerings.

Hotel takes another step forward

The city of Evansville’s plan to build a $74 million convention hotel has taken what Mayor Lloyd Winnecke is calling “a critical step” forward. The redevelopment commission has approved a project development agreement with the Missouri-based builder. Winnecke expects to seek final approval on the proposal in one month.

Northeast Indiana targeting talent

Three northeast Indiana economic development groups are outlining ways to increase educational attainment in the region. The Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board, the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership met this week to discuss the “Big Goal” of achieving 60 percent of area residents with a degree or credential by 2025.

State notches record exports

A federal organization says Indiana posted a record high export level. The International Trade Administration reports Indiana merchandise exports during the first half of the year increased to $17.4 billion, compared to $17.2 billion during the same period a year earlier.

Communities receive awards

Ball State University’s outreach and engagement division have honored three Indiana communities for quality of life efforts. Building Better Communities’ Primacy of Place Community Awards recognized projects including the creation of an arts district and the creation of a “Fit City” program.

Student company selling database

Lafayette-based student housing company Trinitas Ventures has announced plans to sell its housing market database to a Texas company. The research being acquired by Axiometrics Inc. includes information on more than 3,200 properties.

Anderson files against Lapel

The City of Anderson is calling a recent annexation by the town of Lapel “invalid.” City Attorney Ashley Hopper says the complaint in Madison Circuit Court seeks to determine if Lapel “exceeded its statutory authority” under the state’s Home Rule Act.

IU names CFO

Indiana University has named MaryFrances McCourt chief financial officer. She has served in the role on an interim basis since January. McCourt succeeds Neil Theobald, who left to become president of Temple University.

Kosciusko company adding workers

A Kosciusko County coating company has opened a new production facility in the town of Etna Green. Winona Powder Coating Inc. says the $5 million investment will result in 25 new jobs over the next several years.

Guitar exhibit draws record crowds

The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis says its Guitars! Roundups to Rockers exhibit was the top-attended show in the attraction’s history. The museum says the display brought in more than 63,000 people over six months.

Tech company names VP

Indianapolis-based Fathom Voice has promoted sales channel manager Whitney Lushin vice president of sales. The telecommunications company says it is looking to hire “several new employees” in the department.

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