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Business at a glance

Lutheran Hospital recently performed its 100th kidney transplant. Its kidney transplant program will celebrate its fourth anniversary this week.

Weigand Construction Co. Inc. won the contracts for Indiana Wesleyan University’s new Science Building and Seminary.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Region III-A Development & Regional Planning Commission received approval of a $909,300 brownfields assessment grant. The grant will be administered through Northeast Indiana Economic Development District and include $588,900 for hazardous substances assessment and $320,400 for petroleum assessment.

The St. Marys River Watershed Project has cost-share funding available for landowners/producers who would like to plant cover crops. For information, call 484-5848, ext. 3; 418-6148 (for farmers north of S.R. 124); or 765-348-9084 (for farmers south of S.R. 124).

Strebig Construction Inc. won the soccer field fencing project for Fields 3, 4 and 5 near IPFW. It also completed office renovations of Glaser & Ebbs at 132 E. Berry St.

Bearcreek Farms will be featured in an article in the summer 2011 edition of Tractor Supply’s Out Here magazine. Copies are available at all Tractor Supply stores.

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken is celebrating its 45th anniversary.

Parkview Health was recognized as one of the 57 best-performing health systems in the country by Thomson Reuters. The study is featured in Modern Healthcare magazine.

D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home is partnering with Tributes Inc. to provide an audio-archive service. For information, go to

Aptera Inc. won three Communicator Awards, including Silver Awards of Distinction for the design and development of websites for Cardno JFNew, BioPoly LLC and The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center.

Vera Bradley is partnering with 35 Dillard’s stores to sell a limited collection of handbags and accessories beginning July 7. Vera Bradley recently presented at the Piper Jaffray 31st Annual Consumer Conference in New York City.

Old National Bancorp completed its acquisition of Integra Wealth Management and Trust, a division of Integra Bank, National Association Corp.

Candlewood Suites, Cardiac Science, Protechs Inc., St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and SIRVA received Partnership Awards from the Red Cross of Northeast Indiana. The awards recognize those who have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the mission of the Red Cross.

BioPoly LLC received its CE mark for its partial resurfacing knee product line, allowing the company to market these products in Europe.

Todd Allen Design won two 2011 Telly awards for the agency’s 2010 Indiana University Health Goshen Center for Cancer Care “True Celebration” video and “Circle of Life” television spot.

Expectations, Markle’s premier event center, recently celebrated its grand opening at 193 E. Morse St., Markle. For information, call 758-3000 or email