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Business
8:17 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Greater Lafayette looks to recruit, retain top talent

Human resources representatives of Greater Lafayette companies are working to attract and retain young professionals.

They were part of a daylong discussion on the topic sponsored by Tippy Connect, Purdue and Greater Lafayette Commerce.

One issue they’re dealing with is what’s available for young professionals to do outside of work.

Tippy Connect president Brianne Keyes says she was not surprised by any of the points brought up, but she thinks executives learned quite a bit.

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Business
9:09 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Relationships to Partnerships event at Purdue

Purdue is hosting its annual Relationships to Partnerships event Friday, Nov. 15.

It’s designed to help minority and women business owners connect with other companies throughout Indiana.

The university’s Office of Supplier Diversity Development cosponsors the daylong conference. Director Jesse Moore says bringing so many different businesses together benefits everyone involved.

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Business
8:47 am
Mon November 11, 2013

IN Sheep and Wool checkoff program

The official number of Indiana sheep producers recognized to vote to establish the checkoff program was 1,833 this spring.
Credit Purdue Extension

The sale of wool or sheep in Indiana will have a special assessment tacked on to it beginning next month.

Members of the industry approved the checkoff program this summer after a petition initiated the process last year. The 0.5% assessment for each transaction is expected to raise $30,000-$40,000 annually.

Jerry Fankhauser, assistant director of the Office of Agricultural Research at Purdue (ARP), administered the check-off process. ARP is within the College of Agriculture.

He says funds may be used for promotion, consumer and producer education, and research.

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Business
3:41 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

State seeking feedback from NIPSCO customers

The Office of the Utility Consumer Counselor is taking input from customers of Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) on a proposed natural gas rate hike.

The Merrillville-based company has proposed the rate hike to fund system wide improvements totaling $713 million.

The planned projects are throughout NIPSCO's natural gas service territory. Those include replacement of aging infrastructure, new transmission mains, the installation of automated valves, and expansion into rural areas that currently do not have natural gas service.

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Business
8:12 am
Thu November 7, 2013

CityBus honors safe employees, sees ridership increase

CityBus General Manager Marty Sennett is scheduled to speak with WBAA every other month about what's going on at the transit service that serves Greater Lafayette.

The first two topics cover safe drivers and mechanics, and a safety campaign CityBus is creating with Purdue Police. Also, he discusses ridership numbers for 2013.

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