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Bee Corp. aflutter with new funding as bee’s knees of Indiana agbiosciences sector

Bee Corp. CEO Ellie Symes is also a fifth-year beekeeper. | Photo courtesy Bee Corp.

September 26, 2017 - 3:39pm

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

David L. Johnson


Ag-bio startups harvest more funding

Hydro Grow LLC hopes to hit the market within the next few years with its vegetable-growing appliance. Founder Scott Massey, left, and associates Jimmy Carlson, center, and Ivan Ball, recently landed $25,000 from Purdue Ag-celerator. |  Photo courtesy Purdue News Service

February 23, 2017 - 11:00am

A decade later, Future Fund investment in CoLucid pays off

Eli Lilly and Co.’s $960 million purchase of CoLucid validated the creation of the Indiana Future Fund, which invested $16.5 million in CoLucid a decade earlier, said BioCrossroads CEO David Johnson. “Nothing like that had ever been done before” in the region. | Photo courtesy of BioCrossroads.

February 3, 2017 - 11:51am

In this ongoing series, we ask executives, entrepreneurs and business leaders about mistakes that have shaped their business philosophy.

Ross Toohey


Forecast: Indiana economy to outpace national growth rate

Vibrant sectors such as the life sciences should help the metro area outpace Indiana and perhaps the nation in the percentage of economic growth next year, according to an Indiana University forecast. | Photo by Robert K. Elder

November 3, 2016 - 11:33am

Giving workers more flexibility can extend lives, study finds

Celadon Trucking’s Gordon Day is taking advantage of a new company policy that allows drivers to take their cats and dogs on the road with them. An Indiana University study found that giving workers in high-stress jobs additional freedom isn’t just a morale booster but could also help them live longer. | Photo courtesy of Celadon Trucking

October 27, 2016 - 3:58pm

Job cred: Ascend Indiana works to boost talent pipeline

Jason Kloth, CEO of workforce initiative Ascend Indiana and former Indianapolis deputy mayor for education, said more workers with post-secondary degrees are needed. | Photo courtesy of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

October 25, 2016 - 6:08am

Mentors see untapped potential for women in tech careers

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology at Angie’s List and a mentor for women in technology, said many don’t realize the opportunities that exist in the field. | Photo by Frank Espich/Angie’s List

October 5, 2016 - 1:14pm

Pharmakon job cuts hit pharmacists especially hard

About 82 of the 195 jobs being lost at Noblesville-based Pharmakon are pharmacists or pharmacy technicians. | Photo by Chris O'Malley/Crain's Indianapolis

September 28, 2016 - 2:22pm