Business Briefs – August 14

Greenfield restaurant featured on national website

GREENFIELD — Local business owner Chris Baggott’s drive-in diner, The Mug, recently was 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.

June housing data for Hancock County

HANCOCK COUNTY — A report released by the Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors shows an increase in home prices across Hancock County in the month of June.

Median home prices in June increased 7.3 percent when compared with the previous year, and the average price rose by 8.6 percent, according to the report.

To see the report, visit

Taste of Hancock County coming in September

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce and FUSE Inc. will present Taste of Hancock County on Sept. 19.

The event will be on the courthouse plaza in downtown Greenfield and will feature food samples from Hancock County restaurants, along with live music from area artists.

Admission costs $5 per person and is free for those 12 years old and younger.

Hospital receives national commendation

HANCOCK COUNTY — A national magazine recognized Hancock Regional Hospital as one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in the nation.

Hospital & Health Networks Magazine surveyed more than 2,200 hospitals to determine which facilities are using technology most effectively to improve efficiency and performance while maintaining a high-level of security for patients’ personal information.

The report outlines the advantages of streamlining and securing patient data considering the increase in patient data breaches over the past several years.

Detailed results of the survey and study can be found at

Hancock County Boys and Girls Clubs to hold go-cart fundraiser

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hancock County will host a community go-cart race on Aug. 26.

The race will consist of four, 20-minute heats and will take place at New Castle Motor Sports Park from 5 to 8 p.m.

Entry fee for a team of four drivers costs $1,000 and $500 for two drivers.

For more information, contact Jerry Rogers at 317-442-3318.