Business briefs – February 10

Local named to American Legion state job

HANCOCK COUNTY – A Hancock County native has been promoted to serve as a department service officer for the American Legion Department of Indiana.

Cathy Kynard, daughter of Charles and Alberta Glidewell of Greenfield, moved into her new post with the American Legion in January.

According to the American Legion website, service officers are specially trained to provide assistance to veterans and their families, helping them to connect with disability benefits, provide information, referrals and resources on an array of topics, including education, employment and business and death benefits.

Kynard is a United States Air Force veteran.

Facade grants available from city organization

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Main Street, Inc. is offering grants to downtown Greenfield commercial and residential property owners and tenants.

Greenfield Main Street will award a limited number of matching grants, up to $3,000 per qualifying property, to improve building facades and to promote preservation and rehabilitation of historic downtown structures.

This grant program is designed to assist all property owners and tenants of commercial and residential buildings located in the in the existing historic and primary GMSI service area. This grant will fund applications requesting assistance for the rehabilitation, restoration, or improvement of exterior facades and features in these structures. The grant guidelines and application are available at

Grant recipients are required to provide a minimum 50% match. The program will reimburse up to 50% of approved exterior building improvements, up to $3,000 per selected property.

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McCordsville celebrates new grant

McCORDSVILLE – The Town of McCordsville recently received a nearly $30,000 grant from the Indiana Public Employer’s Plan to purchase safety equipment for town employees to use, including two solar powered message boards, high visibility vests and safety glasses.

Indiana Public Employer’s Plan gave the town a check for about $22,500; the town will contribute $560 to the purchase for a grant total of $28,000 for new equipment.

Local insurance agent honored

GREENFIELD — Brad Hancock, a Shelter Insurance Companies agent in Greenfield, was honored recently as one of Shelter’s highest achieving sales representatives, based on overall 2016 agency operations.

The Champion designation Hancock received recognizes members of a select group of Shelter agents who demonstrate the highest overall excellence in insurance services and meet corporate standards of sound agency operation during the previous year.

Hancock has represented Shelter since February 2003. Since then, he has earned the Champion designation seven times.

The Hancock Insurance Agency Inc. is located at 635 N. State St., Greenfield.

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