Purdue to host program for Russian students
A group of Russian students will begin an entrepreneurship program next week at Purdue University. As part of the initiative, the students will develop and present business plans and discuss potential research collaborations with school researchers.
Allison names CIO
Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) has named Dean Ranalli chief information officer. He has worked at Allison since 2011, and has served as acting CIO for about one year.
Bridge demolition details emerge
Indiana and Kentucky transportation officials are releasing details for next week’s planned demolition of the old Milton-Madison Bridge. Exploding the approximately 2,400-foot-long structure will occur in three stages and require closing the new bridge temporarily, creating a no-fly zone and cutting off traffic on the Ohio River.
Health group partners with Minnesota company
The Indiana Health Industry Forum has signed agreements with Minnesota-based Merrill Corp. to serve as a preferred provider for its members. The partnership gives eligible companies discounts and benefits on some of Merrill’s online security and translation services.
Illinois consulting firm acquires Indy company
Indianapolis-based The Anson Group LLC has merged with a Chicago company. As part of the deal, former Anson Group Chief Executive Officer Colleen Hittle has become a managing director for Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE: NCI).
Grants to support programs for the elderly
The Central Indiana Community Foundation’s Senior Fund has awarded nearly $200,000 in grants to six organizations. The funding will support programs designed to boost quality of life for the elderly in central Indiana.
Verge names new leader
An organization to support Indiana startups is under new leadership. Verge has named Alec Synnestvedt executive director. He previously served as product marketing manager at Indianapolis-based T2 Systems and is a former Orr Fellow.
Purdue, corn groups team for biofuels study