Business Briefs – September 11

Economic council to welcome new business

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Economic Development Council will conduct a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome employees from Executive Management Services on Sept. 15.

The council will also present a plaque to representatives from the company to signify the county’s appreciation for bringing the business to the area.

Skip Kuker, executive director of the council, will lead the presentation, which begins at 4 p.m. at the company’s location at 4177 N. EMS Blvd.

County’s home prices showed increase in July

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 July.

Median home prices in July increased 14.3 percent when compared with the previous year, and the average price rose by 10.3 percent, according to the report.

To see the report, visit

Greenfield-Central Foundation plans gala

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Central School Foundation will conduct a fundraiser Sept. 19 at the Creative Arts and Event Center in downtown Greenfield.

The Red Letter Gala, which will run from 5:30 to 9 p.m., will highlight the accomplishments of past and current Greenfield-Central students. Proceeds will go toward several foundation initiatives, such as its “Wish Upon a Star” program, which collects donations from community members that cover the costs of classroom supplies for teachers.

Dress for the event is business formal.

For more information, visit

Bean bag toss tournament to benefit local nonprofits

GREENFIELD — The eighth annual Cornhole for a Cause tournament is scheduled for Sept. 19.

Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hancock County, Edelweiss Equine Assisted Therapy Center and the Greenfield Youth Baseball Association.

Participants will compete in teams of two.

Pre-registration for the tournament costs $60, or $80 at the event, which will take place at Heartland Resort, 1613 W. County Road 300N. Activities will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information or to sign up, visit

The Corner Pocket offers glow-in-the-dark games

GREENFIELD — The Corner Pocket, which offers billiards, arcade and tailgating games, recently remodeled its facilities to provide more family-friendly activities.

The business, 1080 W. South Street, is open to all ages and can be reserved for special events.

On Fridays and Saturdays, Cosmic Pool features glow-in-the-dark entertainment, and the game takes on a new challenge as the lights go down.

Those wanting a little friendly competition may enter tournaments conducted each Saturday.

The facility is open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily. For more information, call 317-627-6839.