Business Briefs – May 22

Low gas prices result in lower heating bills

INDIANAPOLIS — Central Indiana customers who heated their homes with natural gas this winter paid less than those who used propane or electricity, according to Vectren Corp.

Because natural gas prices have been lower this year, natural gas was the most cost-effective home heating source this winter.

The average five-month bill total for Vectren customers this winter was $475. Electric furnace users would have paid $1,000 to $1,460 for the same five-month period, according to Vectren.

Greenfield Tractor Supply offers pet event

GREENFIELD — Tractor Supply Co. in Greenfield will host a pet event May 30 to encourage adoptions and support local animal groups.

Along with products to care for a variety of pets and animals, the store will have free adoption kits on hand throughout Purina Days, which runs from Wednesday to May 31, for the first 10 customers who adopt a pet or animal from a local shelter or rescue.

Partners for Animal Welfare Society will be at the store, 1645 N. State St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A vaccinationclinic will be available from 2 to 4 p.m.

Contact the Greenfield Tractor Supply store at 317-468-0980 for details.

Edward Jones ranked among state’s best

GREENFIELD — Edward Jones recently was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Indiana.”

BizVoice magazine teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and local partner SHRM to rank the state’s best employers. 

Eighty companies were named “Best Places to Work in Indiana” for 2015. The companies were divided into 41 large companies, 24 medium-size companies and 15 small companies, based on their number of employees. 

The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices an a survey of employees. 

For 10 years in a row, Edward Jones has ranked in the top six Best Places to Work in Indiana. 

E-gineering, a technology consulting firm in Indianapolis with several Hancock County residents on its leadership team, ranked No. 1 in the small companies category (15-74 employees).

Space available for National Road Yard Sale

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Main Street is renting space in downtown Greenfield for the National Road Yard Sale.

The National Road Yard Sale stretches more than 800 miles along Old National Road (U.S. 40), known in Greenfield as Main Street.

Businesses and residents interested in selling items during the garage sale should contact Shelley Swift at 317-586-8166.

The booth space can be rented on the courthouse lawn and in city parking lots for $25.

The yard sale is set for May 30.

Chamber to host golf outing

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a golf outing July 24.

For more information, call the chamber office at 317-477-4188.