The Indiana Cooperative Library Services Authority, known as ICOLSA, has merged with the Michigan Library Consortium to form
the Midwest Collaborative for Library Services.
The drugmaker has successfully moved experimental drugs into position to win approval by regulators. But only once in the
last four years has a new drug actually made it to market—the industry’s equivalent of getting
across the goal line.
The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association is putting together an all-star corporate consortium to make the city
a hub for medical and life sciences conventions, meetings and trade shows. The ICVA began running the initiative
full-speed this year and already has signed deals to bring 40 medical meetings to Indianapolis through 2015, including annual
meetings for the American Association of Diabetes Educators in 2012 and the American College of Sports Medicine and American
Chemical Society in 2013.
Indianapolis residents have been passionate about Ritter’s handmade frozen custard ever since it debuted almost two decades
ago. But while the ice cream is sweet, the story of the former mom-and-pop company’s attempts to morph into something grander
is decidedly bitter. Now, New York-based TruFoods, which bought the company in May 2008, is trying to get the formula
TV spots for Steak n Shake Co. used to play up the chain’s full-service restaurants, complete with friendly servers, real plates
and glass ketchup bottles—a departure from the "workaraunts" operated by McDonald’s and Burger King. Now, Steak n Shake is developing plans for its own workaraunts.
Conner Prairie will begin its outdoor season April 2 not as a pioneer-era museum but as an “interactive history park.”
At a time when the field of journalism is shedding thousands of jobs, Indiana University’s journalism department is seeing
Glenn S. Lyon, the new head at The Finish Line Inc., has plenty to tackle. Traffic is down at Finish Line stores, sales have slowed and competitors are slashing prices.
The newly organized MLK Business Revitalization Association aims to bring new life to the neighborhood west of downtown by
uniting area business owners behind a common goal — cleaning up the community to attract other entrepreneurs.