Business Briefs – May 29

Seminar scheduled for aspiring business owners

GREENFIELD — The Central Indiana Small Business Development Center is playing host to a small business seminar June 9 in Greenfield to help aspiring business owners get started.

The seminar is tailored for folks who are thinking of starting a business or have a business idea but don’t know where to start.

The two-hour class will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. June 9 at Hancock County Public Library, 900 W. McKenzie Road. 

The class will help aspiring business owners evaluate their business idea through building a solid foundation. 

It’s based on the ISBDC’s Launch Your Own Business workbook, which each person attending will receive. The book is a step-by-step guide to launching a business. 

The registration fee for the event is $20 per person; pre-register by June 8. To register, visit and click on “workshops & events.” For more information, call the central the ISBDC office at 317-733-7323. 

Consumer donations drive egg drive

INDIANAPOLIS — In its first four weeks, HATCH — an initiative by Kroger Co. and Elanco Animal Health to provide eggs to undernourished residents — has served 5,250 central Indiana families.

Those families received a dozen eggs, meaning more than 63,000 eggs have been donated.

The program continues through June 20. HATCH will provide one egg to a central Indiana food bank for each dozen of Kroger brand medium eggs purchased at central Indiana Kroger stores.

The program is a community partnership among The Kroger Co., Rose Acres Farms, Elanco, Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana and Midwest Food Bank.

In the United States, one in five residents doesn’t have access to enough protein and other nutrients to meet his or her body’s needs.

HATCH was formed to give access to those people.

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