Business briefs – September 30

Officials: County housing market booming

HANCOCK COUNTY — Statistics compiled by F.C. Tucker Company show August was the busiest month so far this year for Central Indiana’s real estate market, according to a press release from the company.

Pending sales in August 2016 in Hancock County increased by 12 percent from the same time in 2015, a trend reflected across the area, officials said.

Approximately 2,950 homes pended in August 2016 in the 14 Central Indiana counties where F.C. Tucker tracks sales. Those counties are: Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Decatur, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Morgan, Putnam and Shelby.

Boone, Johnson, Morgan and Putnam counties each saw pending sales rise by more than 20 percent from last year, officials announced. Additionally, Marion County home sales increased 18.5 percent compared to August 2015. Brown and Decatur were the only counties to show a nominal decline in pended sales.

Business partners with organization for fashion fundraiser

GREENFIELD — Cynthia’s Boutique in Greenfield has partnered with the Exchange Club of Hancock County to host a fashion show fundraiser to benefit local child abuse prevention efforts.

The fashion show will take place at 6 p.m. Oct. 7 at Cynthia’s Boutique, 1584 State St., Greenfield.

A champagne punch and appetizers will be served. Each person who attends will receive coupons to use at Cynthia’s, a free scarf and will be entered to win an array of prizes.

Tickets are $15. All proceeds will benefit the Exchange Club of Hancock County’s efforts to stop child abuse and neglect.

For more information call 317-902-4364 or 765-623-1676.

Local real estate office welcomes new member

GREENFIELD — A Greenfield Century 21 real estate office has welcomed a new sales associate.

Wilson & Associates realty group recently appointment Linda McGee to its team.

McGee has more than 20 years of sales experience in the recreational vehicle industry. She has enjoyed owning investment real estate for years and is excited to now pursue her passion of working in the real estate industry, according to a press release.

McGee will focus her sales efforts in Hancock, Henry and Shelby counties.

She is a graduate of Morristown High School and formerly lived in Greenfield for more than 10 years. Currently, she and her husband, Denny, live in Henry County.

Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or