Category: News / Views / Promotions
WEST LAFAYETTE — Thomas Keon will be the chancellor when Purdue University Northwest officially comes into existence on July 1, 2016, the result of the unification of Purdue University Calumet and Purdue University North Central.The announcement was made Friday (Nov. 20) by Purdue President Mitch Daniels and search committee chair Gary Lehman, a Purdue trustee after the Purdue University Northwest Chancellor Designate chosen.
“Today, …Read Full Article
Voting is now open for the 2016 Best of Business reader recognition. Click HEREtovote for your favorites.…Read Full Article
WEST LAFAYETTE —Spensa Technologies Inc., a startup in Purdue Research Park, closed on $2.5 million in Series A fundingas the precision ag company expands operations and its workforce and further conduct research on its technologies.
“We will be able to do a tremendous amount with this infusion of growth capital including increase our sales force and further our innovations in precision pest …Read Full Article
NEW YORK – Although the economy is improving and the job market is more robust, US salary increase budgets remain flat and continue to show little signs of growth. According to Mercer’s 2015/2016 US Compensation Planning Survey, the average salary increase budget is expected to be 2.9% in 2016, up slightly from the average increase budget of 2.8% in 2015. However, salary increases …Read Full Article
ELKHART – Two consecutive years of controlled 20-plus percent growth and a trend in expansion opportunities are causing realignment among Days Corporation’s top tier executives. Working with over 200 local, national and international businesses, Days forecasts continuous job creation and is seeking new hires among its different divisions.
Nate Carpenter has accepted the broadened responsibility of CFO from his previous position as the Vice …Read Full Article
CHICAGO – With an ominous Wednesday forecast for most of the central U.S. that includes severe storms, heavy rains, strong winds and the possibility of tornadoes, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V encourages everyone to get ready for severe weather.
“Even though temperatures are dropping as we approach the winter months, severe storms are still a risk,” said …Read Full Article
PORTAGE – MC Industrial, Inc., an independent McCarthy company and leading self-perform industrial contractor, announced an awarded contract with Germany-based global manufacturer of bulk material handling systems, Förderanlagen Magdeburg (FAM), for a new equipment installation project at ArcelorMittal’s Steel Mill Facility in Burns Harbor, Ind.
FAM has supplied ArcelorMittal a new Stacker Reclaimer to be erected at its Burns Harbor Terminal. FAM selected MC …Read Full Article
SOUTH BEND/ELKHART – The Michiana Benchmark Business Index survey results by the certified public accounting firm of Kruggel Lawton CPAs, decreased slightly in the 3rd quarter of 2015 by just over 2% from the previous quarter. The overall Benchmark Business Index for the 3rd quarter was 58.61 out of a maximum possible score of 100, down from 59.82 for the 2nd quarter of 2015.…Read Full Article
MERRILLVILLE – E-Day Marks Entrepreneur Impact at the 24th annual Entrepreneurial Excellence Awards.The Northwest ISBDC will celebrate the accomplishments of entrepreneurs and champions from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday Nov. 4 at the Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza, 800 E. 81st Ave.
The event is open to the public and includes the awards presentation as well as keynote speaker Julie Basich, a co-founder …Read Full Article
INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence today unveiled his 21st Century Crossroads proposal. Governor Pence proposalincreases road funding by $1 billion in new road funding available over the next four years without raising taxes. 21st Century Crossroads would put the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) on a path to resurface 16,000 miles of state highways and repair more than 5,200 bridges over the next 15 …Read Full Article