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Ivy Tech center partners with Crane facility

Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington’s Gayle & Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship and the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane, have entered into partnership to promote technologies developed at Crane to the small business community.

The naval center at Crane is a federal laboratory of the U.S. Department of the Navy, providing multipurpose research and development, manufacturing technology, engineering, testing, manufacturing and fleet support. Crane is actively looking for partners to license its patented technologies and move them to new markets.

The Gayle & Bill Cook Center will work with Crane to market and promote these technologies to the small business community in Bloomington and surrounding areas.

BKD Bloomington adds audit associate

Robert J. Pruitt, managing partner of BKD’s Indianapolis and Bloomington offices, has announced the addition of Josh Sims as an associate on the Bloomington audit team.

Sims previously worked for a local CPA firm, where he provided a variety of tax, audit and attestation services for small and mid-sized clients. He is a member of the Indiana CPA Society.

Sims is a 2012 graduate of Saint Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

The Bloomington office of BKD is at 1600 W. Bloomfield Road. For more, call 812-336-8550.

Movie party night at bookstore

BEDFORD — The Lighthouse Christian Bookstore will have a movie party of VeggieTales new DVD, “Celery Night Live,” at 1 p.m. Saturday. There will be dancing, games, prizes and snacks for all ages.

Register at the bookstore, located on Ind. 37 between Bedford and Mitchell, or call 812-279-9979.

Southside Rental achieves rank

Southside Rental, a general equipment and U-Haul rental company, has attained the ranking of #1 AAA U-Haul dealer in the United States.

Rankings are based on total revenue, customer satisfaction, equipment maintenance and utilization. U-Haul has more than 6,000 locations throughout the U.S.

Southside Rental is at 1717 S. Walnut St. For more, call 812-332-2553.

First American Trust moves office

Clint Fish is pleased to announce that First American Trust has moved its main office from South Walnut Street to 1802 W. 17th St. in Bloomington. For more, contact Fish at or call 812-325-6595.

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About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.