Business Briefs – October 21

IBJ honors state business leaders

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indianapolis Business Journal invites Hoosiers to honor the state’s brightest leaders during its annual CFO of the Year celebration.

The annual contest recognizes financial professionals in Indiana for outstanding performance in their roles as leaders of corporations and nonprofit or government groups, the organization’s website states.

The presentation begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 1 at the Marriott Indianapolis, 350 W. Maryland St. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

Tickets for IBJ subscriber are $35 each, and $45 each for non-subscriber. A corporate table with 10 seats is $900.

To register for this event or for more information, contact Patty Johns at 317-472-5319 or at

FedEx seeking seasonal employees

INDIANAPOLIS — FedEx expects to add more than 50,000 seasonal positions throughout its network to maintain outstanding service during the holidays this year. The company will hire about 1,100 people in the Indianapolis area at its FedEx Ground and FedEx Express facilities leading up to the peak season.

The local openings include package handlers, drivers and other support positions. The company offers opportunity for seasonal workers to stay after the holiday season.

Starting pay is $12.62 per hour.

In 2015, more than one-third of the package handlers hired at FedEx Ground facilities retained employment with the company at the conclusion of the holiday season. FedEx has more than 400,000 employees. The company will increase hours worked for some employees and increase its workforce with seasonal positions.

Veterans Day lunch planned at library

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the Hancock County Public Library are hosting a free lunch for veterans from 11:45 to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at the library, 900 W. McKenzie. Veterans eat free; others pay $15. The program will include recognition of the branches of the military in honor of Veterans Day. For more information, call 317-477-4188 or visit