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Seven Hoosier airports to receive grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation is awarding $2.26 million to seven Indiana airports. The grants will fund airport safety and infrastructure projects.

Two new tenants to join Bottleworks District

A cocktail bar and a coffee shop are joining the $300 million Bottleworks District project in downtown Indianapolis. Sundry and Vice and Certain Feelings Coffee Co. are slated to open during Phase I of the project later this year.

Scientific Methods lands EPA funding

Granger-based environmental microbiology testing laboratory Scientific Methods has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research Phase I grant from the Environmental Protection Agency. The funding will supports the company's initiatives to develop a field-deployable kit for detecting antibiotic resistant bacteria in wastewater.

Indy Firm acquires Word Systems, merges with iRecord

Indianapolis private investment firm The September Group LLC is acquiring two local technology companies. Indianapolis-based Word Systems Inc. and iRecord LLC will merge into one company named Word Systems LLC. Terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Finalists named for Indianapolis Prize

Six conservationists have been named finalists for the Indianapolis Zoological Society's top award for animal conservation. The Indianapolis Prize honors and rewards individuals who have worked to save an animal species, or multiple species, from extinction.

Connect 2 Help dissolves

Indianapolis-based independent non-profit Connect2Help has announced it will be ceasing operations at the end of this month. Chief Executive Officer Ann Hartman said the organization's "model of free, locally-focused service for all callers unfortunately could not be sustained."

Butler Trustees Commit $43M to Campaign

The Butler University Board of Trustees have committed more than $43 million to the university’s $250 million fundraising campaign, Butler Beyond: The Campaign for Butler University. The total donation represents gifts to 119 different funds that span academic, athletic, student-life and infrastructure projects.

Hoosier Gasket Corp. Acquires Swedish Company

Indianapolis-based manufacturer Hoosier Gasket Corp. has acquired Brickpack AB, a gasket and fabrications provider based in Sweden. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Terre Haute ‘Staple’ Reopens for Business

The historic bar in Terre Haute has reopened its doors. The Copper Bar celebrated its grand reopening last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce.