Business Briefs – August 21

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.

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.

Greenfield Chamber of Commerce to hold event at local business

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Chamber of Commerce has partnered with two local businesses for its upcoming wine and canvas night.

The event, scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, will be held at the Red Banana in downtown Greenfield.

Melissa Cain, a local artist, will leading participants through a step-by-step process for the painting; canvas, easels and art supplies will be provided.

The event is open to ages 6 and up and costs $40, which includes a drink from the Red Banana. Register online at

U.S. Senator visits Greenfield business

GREENFIELD – A U.S. Congressman stopped in Hancock County this month to work alongside local employees and tour a Greenfield business.

Joe Donnelly, who represents Indiana in the U.S. Senate, visited Stanley Black & Decker and shadowed workers on the power tool assembly line to get a sense of what they do on a day-to-day basis.

The tour, which took place Aug. 10, was part of the statewide “Donnelly Day” events, an ongoing series of visits to Hoosier workplaces.

During his tour at the local facility, located at 501 W. New Road, Stanley Black & Decker employees led Donnelly through the process of wiring, testing and packing a power tool.

Bret Smith, who leads a team of workers at the facility, said he was pleased to see the senator going out of his way to meet with workers.

“He honestly seemed interested in what we do,” said Smith, who’s worked with the company for five years. “It’s nice to see him out on the floor with us.”

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