Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

July 20, 2013

Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick


Greensburg Daily News

---- — South Bend Developer Planning Riverfront Condos

A South Bend-based development group wants to build a pair of eight-story condominiums along the St. Joseph River in the city. Wharf Partners LLC says the luxury towers are expected to be complete next year.

USI, Crane Grow STEM Partnership

The University of Southern Indiana is expanding a partnership with Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center. The Southwest Indiana STEM Resource Center will now offer science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning tools to organizations in seven additional counties.

Grand Opening Set For Red Skelton Museum

A museum honoring an iconic Indiana-born comedian is putting the final touches on a grand opening event. Thursday’s celebration will include tours of the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy at Vincennes University, which features more than $4.5 million worth of memorabilia.

BBC Scotland to Film at Indiana Attraction

BBC Scotland plans to film for three days this month at Wolf Park in Tippecanoe County. The network will record experiments showing how wolves react to scent and visual cues from humans.

Forum Aims to Boost Girls’ STEM Opportunities

The Indiana Girls Collaborative Project is holding an event next month designed to raise interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers. The forum will also feature information on $10,000 in mini-grants through the organization.

Old National Hires Michigan Region President

Evansville-based Old National Bancorp (NYSE: ONB) has named Phil Harbert president of its new Michigan region. He previously served as a region president for South Bend-based 1st Source Bank.

Notre Dame Announces Appointments

The University of Notre Dame has named Laura Carlson dean of the Graduate School. She had been serving as associate dean. The university has also appointed Hugh R. Page dean of the First Year of Studies program.

State Unemployment Rate Inches Higher

The Indiana unemployment rate for June hit 8.4 percent, compared to 8.3 percent in May. The state says 5,300 private sector jobs were created in June, with most of that growth in manufacturing. Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Scott Sanders says the sector had its largest one-month job increase in nearly a decade.

States Seek Input on Ohio River Bridges Toll Plan

Transportation officials in Indiana and Kentucky are planning public meetings as part of the effort gather input on the potential impact of tolls for the Ohio River Bridges project. The sessions are set for next week in Clarksville and Louisville.

Hoosier Schools Secure Major Federal Grants

More than 30 Indiana schools will share more than $26 million in federal School Improvement Grants. The funds are designed to boost low-performing schools.

Cancer Treatment Company Secures Grant

Indianapolis-based ApeX Therapeutics has received a National Cancer Institute grant to help develop more effective treatments for leukemia and other cancers in children. The more than $240,000 will support the cancer-focused drug company’s efforts to potentially land a pre-investigational new drug meeting with federal regulators.

Community Foundation Plans New Headquarters

The Community Foundation of DeKalb County has unveiled plans for a new office building. The $400,000 investment will be called the Steininger Center in honor of the key donors for the project.

Technical Career Event Set for IMS

EmployIndy and the city of Indianapolis are partnering next week on a jobs event at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Career Day @ the Brickyard will focus on job seekers trying to land positions in a technical field. It will take place on the first day of practice surrounding the Brickyard 400.

Steel Dynamics Profit Drops

Fort Wayne-based Steel Dynamics Inc. (Nasdaq: STLD) is reporting second quarter net income of $29 million, compared to $44 million for the same period a year earlier. Chief Executive Officer Mark Millet says slow growth in China and Europe, along with uncertainty in the domestic economy, contributed to the profit decline.

Greek Media Company Planning Growth

Indianapolis-based Olympia Media Group is planning to add more than a dozen workers over the next two months. The company says its fraternity and sorority-targeted publication, The Odyssey, can be found on nearly 40 college campuses throughout the country.

Cook Unveils Nasal Treatment

Bloomington-based Cook Medical Group Inc. has launched a post-surgical sinus treatment. The company says the technology helps with “difficult-to-heal” nasal conditions.

Choices Names New CEO

An Indianapolis-based organization that coordinates care for youth in the juvenile justice, child welfare, special education and mental health systems has a new leader. Michael Goldberg has been named chief executive officer of Choices Inc. He had been doing consulting work in St. Louis.

Physician Network Names Regional Director

Indianapolis-based Community Physician Network has selected Patricia English to be regional medical director for the south region. She has been with the group since 2011.

IndyGo Reveals Grant Recipients

IndyGo has announced recipients of federal funding for transportation projects serving low-income residents. The public transit provider is the designated recipient responsible for awarding the federal Job Access Reverse Commute and New Freedom grants.

Day Nursery Picks Maple For CEO

One of the oldest early child care providers in the state has a new leader. Ted Maple has been named president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based Day Nursery. He had been leading some education efforts at the United Way of Central Indiana.

Executive MBAs Rank Among The Best

Two universities in the state are included on a list ranking the world’s top executive MBAs. The Economist rated the programs from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business and Purdue University Krannert School of Management 15th and 30th, respectively.

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