Business Briefs – July 31

Greenfield restaurant featured on national website

GREENFIELD — Local business owner Chris Baggott’s drive-in diner, The Mug, was recently featured as one of 12 exceptional Indianapolis-area restaurants on, a national website reporting on dining.

The Mug was the only Greenfield restaurant featured on the list and one of two that aren’t located in Indianapolis.

Located at 117 Apple St., The Mug takes orders at the curb and features local ingredients sourced from Tyner Pond Farm, also owned by Baggot.

Visit to see the list.

Springhurst offers new housing

GREENFIELD — Springhurst Health Campus recently opened 24 new homes that will offer independent living to incoming residents.

The homes will receive regular maintenance from Springhurst staff, including lawn mowing, snow removal, housekeeping and trash pickup.

For more information, visit or call 317-462-7067.

Free school supplies offered to needy children

GREENFIELD — Students in need of supplies will soon have a chance to pick up free school materials at a local Verizon Wireless store.

Between noon and 2 p.m. Aug. 1, students can stop by Verizon Wireless at 1663 N. State St. to pick up a backpack filled with pencils, paper, folders and notebooks. The program is part of a nationwide giveaway campaign intended to prepare children in need for the upcoming school year.

Backpacks will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis until the supply of 200 runs out. Nationwide, more than 100,000 will be distributed. The giveaway is sponsored by TCC, a Verizon Wireless retailer.

Dance studio selected as July Main Street Member of Month

GREENFIELD — Rhythms by Stacey dance studio was selected as Greenfield Main Street’s Member of the Month for July.

The business, owned by Greenfield resident Stacey Poe, first opened in 2008 and is located at 2 W. Main St.

The studio focuses primarily on ballroom dancing but also teaches Zumba and other fitness-driven classes.

Greenfield Main Street recognizes local business owners each month with its award. For more information about becoming a Greenfield Main Street member, call 317-586-8166.

Indiana unemployment drops to lowest rate in seven years

INDIANAPOLIS — State unemployment figures dropped to 4.9 percent in June, a 0.2 percent decrease from the previous month that marks the first time since 2008 that the Indiana rate fell below 5 percent.

Indiana’s labor force exceeds the national average and has expanded by almost 17,000 over the past year, according to the June 2015 Indiana Employment Report issued by the state Department of Workforce Development.

Governor Mike Pence issue a statement on the report, declaring the state’s workforce is strong and will continue to grow in coming months.

Local realty company welcomes new employee

GREENFIELD — Irene Helton recently accepted a position as a realtor at Century 21 Wilson & Associates.

Helton has worked in the real estate industry since 1978 and can be reached at 317-714-3084.

Walk for Chocolate set downtown

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will play host to a Walk for Chocolate event Aug. 14.

The event is a fundraiser and costs $15 per person. It’s scheduled for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Greenfield.

For tickets or more information, visit

Greenfield Night at Indians tickets available

INDIANAPOLIS — Keihin is sponsoring Greenfield Night at the Indianapolis Indians baseball game Aug. 1.

The Indians take on the Charlotte Knights, and the game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Box seats cost $15, and reserved seats are on sale for $12.

Tickets may be purchased at the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce building, One Courthouse Plaza, Greenfield.