Companies wanted to work with IU business school

The IU Kelley School of Business Indianapolis is looking for central Indiana companies to partner with undergraduate student teams for its Integrative Core Program.

The program is a part of Kelley’s bachelor’s degree program that allows junior-level students to take a set of four integrated classes — marketing, finance, supply chain management and team dynamics and leadership — during a single semester.

A team of students will meet with company representatives to establish a project that works to benefit the company. Students conduct research, analyze findings and provide a recommendation at the end of the semester.

Company representatives are asked to participate in an on-campus meeting to talk about the company’s current business and provide background information to help student analysis.

Any for-profit organization can apply. The ideal company will have been in business for at least 10 years (minimum of 5 years) and will have shown an operating profit for at least three years (minimum one year). The company must be incorporated as an S or C corporation or an LLC.

For more information or to request an application, contact Teresa Bennett at or at 317-278-9173.

Legislator honored for helping children, parents

State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) recently received the 2016 Champion of Children Award from the Foundation for Government Accountability.

Frizzell was recognized for writing a new law that allows parents or guardians with power of attorney to delegate responsibility for their children to a third party without the same requirements and regulations as foster care providers.

For example, parents who aren’t able to take care of their children due to health reasons or military deployment could assign control to someone they trust, such as a family member, without fear of losing custody.

The law also allows the Department of Child Services to provide information about community service programs that can provide care, guardianship and support services to families in crisis.

The bill received unanimous support in both the House and Senate before being signed into law by the governor.

Frizzell represents a portion of Marion and Johnson counties.

Groups partner to bring training to area residents

Johnson County Development Corp. and the Franklin Chamber of Commerce have partnered with the Franklin campus of Ivy Tech Community College to bring six sigma white belt certification to Johnson County.

This certification will provide the attendees with a basic overview of six sigma outline involving process improvement, process involvement and the specific roles team members play. The first class on July 28 was filled to capacity and allowed a second class to be added this year.

Real estate company building new office

F.C. Tucker Company has broken ground on its new south office site, 195 N. Emerson Ave.

The site is at the northwest corner of Emerson Avenue and South Park Boulevard intersection, south of Greenwood Self Storage.