Indiana Business

New Planter Boxes Take Container Gardening to Another Level
New Planter Boxes Take Container Gardening to Another Level

2017-06-20

Carmel, IN, June 20, 2017 – ​​​​​​Outdoor Distinctions LLC, launches a new line of planter boxes to achieve outstanding container gardening results.  The planter boxes are available in black or white and range in lengths from 24” to 180”.  Made from durable pultruded fiberglass technology, the Bloomz Box was constructed to withstand home or commercial settings and with the integrated hanger rails, displaying your arrangements has never been easier.   “Fiberglass construction offers many outdoor benefits including high strength to weight ratio, lightweight, will not rot or rust, and has low expansion and contraction properties during freeze and thaw cycles unlike wood, metal, or plastic products.” adds Brian Schroeder,...

How a math formula could decide fate of endangered U.S. species
How a math formula could decide fate of endangered U.S. species

2017-06-19

The Trump administration is considering a proposal that could effectively let some plants and animals become extinct so cash-strapped agencies can use more of their funds to save others. At a closed-door meeting last month, Arizona State University ecologist Leah Gerber presented a plan to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials that would use a mathematical formula to direct government money away from endangered and threatened species she calls “over-funded failures” and toward plants and animals that can more easily be saved. Gavin Shire, a spokesman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, said in an email to Reuters that the agency is examining the controversial proposal. “We have worked closely with this group of scientists as they developed this new conservation tool, and while we have not made any determinations yet, are impressed with its potential,” Shire said. “We will be exploring further if and how we may best use it to improve the...

Exclusive: Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. lawmakers ask India to rethink price cap on stents
Exclusive: Ahead of Modi visit, U.S. lawmakers ask India to rethink price cap on stents

2017-06-19

By Aditya Kalra | NEW DELHI A group of U.S. lawmakers has backed medical device makers by urging India to reconsider its decision to cap prices of heart stents, raising the issue ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States later this week. In a letter sent to the Indian ambassador to Washington last month, and seen by Reuters, 18 members of Congress said they were “troubled” by the price cap, warning that it could deter firms from launching new medical products in India. Modi’s government has in recent years capped prices of hundreds of life-saving drugs to make them more affordable. And in February, it imposed a 75 percent price cut for certain heart stents – wire mesh tubes used to treat blocked arteries. The government justified its action by citing “huge unethical markups”. But global medical device makers have protested the new cap,...

Many More Banks and Credit Unions Deploy DeepTarget for Greater Digital Marketing Power
Many More Banks and Credit Unions Deploy DeepTarget for Greater Digital Marketing Power

2017-06-15

    MADISON, AL, June 15, 2017 — A growing number of financial institutions are finding that DeepTarget solutions enable them to easily mine their customer data, intelligently target offers and personalize their marketing campaigns in order to drive significant bottom-line results. While banks and credit unions have owned a wealth of customer information, using it for marketing purposes has often been difficult or impossible in the past. FinTech Company DeepTarget, Inc. has added relationships with more than 45 new financial institutions since the beginning of 2017. These are organizations which increasingly recognize the critical importance of technology on the impact of their revenue performance and customer satisfaction. Combining focused technology and expertise, DeepTarget digital marketing solutions enable them to reach their banking customers...

New Bayou Steel Group initiatives drive commercial excellence
New Bayou Steel Group initiatives drive commercial excellence

2017-06-12

We are excited to announce that Jim Howe will assume the role of Vice President of Strategic Sales and Business Development. Jim, a 40-year industry veteran, returned to Bayou Steel Group in 2016 after previously leading our sales organization from 2003 to 2008. Since his return in 2016 Jim has led our efforts to increase our sales and service of our diverse customer base in 49 states, Canada and Mexico.  “Jim has been an integral part of the re-introduction of Bayou Steel Group into the market place and has championed our efforts to re-establish the customer relationships that will set the standard in our industry and ensure our success. In his new role, Jim will work with Dan and I as well as the rest of the leadership team in continuing to pursue our objective of becoming the most reliable provider of merchant products and small beams in North America.” Robert A. Simon, Chief Executive Officer Dan Lay named as Vice President of Sales and...

Wet, Wild and Wonderful Comes to Whihala Beach Starting June 24th

2017-06-12

Commercial Recreation Specialists Brings the Areas First Floating Playground to Whiting, Indiana VERONA, WI – 06/12/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland residents will have a new MUST-VISIT attraction this Summer – a floating playground named the WhoaZone.  Designed for people of all ages, the WhoaZone at Whihala Beach features an on-water, ninja-style obstacle course that will have beach-goers splashing, bouncing, jumping, and even wiping out, all while enjoying the day on beautiful Lake Michigan at Whiting, Indiana’s Whihala Beach. “We are very excited to open the very first WhoaZone here in Whiting, Indiana”, says Ron Romens, president of Commercial Recreation Specialist and Empire Recreation Management, the two companies that have designed and will manage the facility. “The WhoaZone features a massive Wibit Sportspark,...

Bethel College, an ICI Member Institution, Awarded Grant by Campus Consortium for LookingGlass+Kryptos Mobile Solution

2017-06-11

Bethel College, an ICI Member Institution, Awarded Grant by Campus Consortium for LookingGlass+Kryptos Mobile Solution Through this Grant worth $40,000, Bethel College will be able to leverage LookingGlass+Kryptos Mobile Solution at no cost for access to required information on the go. Chicago, IL, June 11, 2017– Bethel College, a member institution of Independent Institutions of Indiana (ICI), was awarded this Grant through the Campus Consortium Grant program in collaboration with ICI. The Grant will enable Bethel College to not only build their official mobile app through LookingGlass+Kryptos AppMaker but also leverage a set of LookingGlass+Kryptos Apps at no cost. The grant will cover mobile app licensing, development, and maintenance costs for Bethel College. LookingGlass+Kryptos will provide Bethel College with the following apps as a part of the Grant award: · Campus News · Emergency...

John M. Murphy Appointed to HealthSmart’s Board of Directors

2017-06-10

Dallas, Texas June 10, 2017 — HealthSmart is pleased to announce the appointment of John M. Murphy to the Board of Directors. He is a senior executive in the health insurance industry, whose wide range of skills include managing profit/loss, mergers/acquisitions and leading health plans and brokerage firms. Murphy was the Managing Director of Wells Fargo Insurance Services USA, Inc. from 2005 to 2013 and was responsible for managing all aspects of the company. He served at Anthem, Inc. for 17 years as a Senior Officer and was instrumental in preparing the public offerings of both Acordia, Inc. in 1992 and Anthem, Inc. in 2001. From 2000 to 2005, he served as President of Anthem Specialty Business, which included Prescription, Behavioral, Life, Dental and Vision benefits, increasing revenue from $300M to $1.2B. Murphy also served as General Manager and Head of Operations at Anthem Midwest from 1997 to 2000. Previously,...

Fortune 500 CEOs Take Center Stage at CTO Forum RETHINK STRATEGY Program to Address Digital Transformation Strategy

2017-06-08

Santa Clara, California June 08, 2017 — The CTO Forum, a premier organization for senior technology and business leaders, today announced its featured keynote speakers for the eighth annual RETHINK STRATEGY executive education program, which will be held at the Harvard Business School in Boston from July 30 to August 3, 2017. Event registration is available at http://www.ctoforum.org. RETHINK STRATEGY is an elite program offered through partnership of the CTO Forum and Harvard Business School. The mission of this groundbreaking program is to help senior leaders identify, examine, and overcome the industry challenges they face in developing and leading the organization and in sustaining a competitive edge. HBS faculty and nine Fortune 500 CEOs will deliver a series of interactive sessions that fundamentally provide the blueprints, frameworks and war chest for thriving in the...

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees

2017-06-06

EUGENE, Ore., June 6, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the 35 Best Online Bachelor’s in Accounting Degrees. http://www.collegechoice.net/rankings/online-accounting-degrees/ The American Institute of CPAs, the profession’s official organization, has referred to a degree in accounting as “the one degree with 360 degrees of possibility.” This is because accounting is so basic to business. Whether you are interested in a career in an accounting firm, in government or entrepreneurship, or in finance or corporate management, accounting skills are paramount to good business and always in demand. “Completing a degree online is becoming increasingly common, and it isn’t difficult to find high-quality, accredited degree programs in accounting,” Christian...

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