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Business at a glance

Honda awarded Don Ayres Honda with the 2013 DealerRater Dealer of the Year.

NiSource Inc. and Old National Bank have been designated among of the world’s most ethical companies by the Ethisphere Institute.

Flexco Products in Elkhart launched a new website developed by Reusser Design LLC in Roanoke.

Extension Inc., the developer of award-winning critical alerting and alarm management software for hospitals, announced it will continue its national unveiling of Extension Engage, a unified care team collaboration solution, at the upcoming American Organization of Nurse Executives conference.

Zimmer Holdings Inc. will pay a quarterly dividend of 20 cents per share to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 28.

BioLife Plasma Services will open a second plasma collection center in the city in December at 1450 Getz Road. The new 16,500-square-foot facility, which will have 25 employees initially, will collect plasma from donors in a process similar to a blood donation.

Representatives from across northeast Indiana, including mayors and county commissioners, planning and building leaders and members of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership’s Regional Opportunities Council, recently participated in a half-day northeast Indiana Permitting Excellence Workshop. The workshop was sponsored by Vision 2020, a regional initiative spearheaded by the partnership and focused on regional permitting standards. Participants identified immediate actions and long-term goals related to improving the permitting processes currently in place for their jurisdictions.

ForeSight Consulting LLC, a full-service civil engineering and land surveying firm, has recently completed a 230-acre topographic survey for the Allen County Redevelopment Commission in southwest Allen County.