Business briefs: Women in Business conference set

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GREENFIELD – A Women in Business conference will be hosted by Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11.

Participants can learn from other business leaders in their journey in business and leading organizations in the community. Cost is $50 and the event will be at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield.

There are also sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, visit greenfieldcc.org or call 317-477-4188.

Career Fair scheduled for Oct. 15

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter will host a Career Fair with multiple businesses from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at its offices, 22 W. New Road. A similar event will be hosted simultaneously at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus.

Register at IndianaCareerFair.com to be entered for drawings.

Working women nominees accepted

GREENFIELD – Nominations are accepted for an upcoming award to honor an outstanding working woman.

The Hancock County Business and Professional Women’s Club is preparing to celebrate Working Women’s Month in November by honoring a woman who is passionate, generous, committed, optimistic and/or supportive. A written nomination including the name of the person being nominated, contact information and the specific reason for the nomination should be submitted by Oct. 23 to Carole Stevens, working woman chairperson, at [email protected].

Purdue receives grant for soy product research

WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University received a grant to build infrastructure and connectivity for small and medium-scale processing of soy-based products.

The United Soybean Board (USB) announced the award of $1.1 million to the Purdue University Food Entrepreneurship and Manufacturing Institute (FEMI), in partnership with the University of Arkansas and the University of Missouri.

The project is co-funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, a federal organization that supports research activities focused on addressing key agriculture problems including plant health and production, agricultural economics and rural communities, and agricultural and food security.

The global demand for soy protein isolate/concentrate is expected to increase 80 times, while the global meat substitute market is expected to be worth $140 billion by 2029, according to a press release from Purdue. Increased soy production for renewable diesel production is expected to increase by 10% over the next three years.