Business briefs – March 31

Greenfield business to host weeks-long egg hunt

GREENFIELD — Shops in downtown Greenfield are gearing up for an Easter-themed scavenger hunt aimed at bring customers and businesses together for fun and savings.

Starting Saturday, dozens of colorful eggs will be hidden at participating downtown Greenfield area retail shops, each containing candy, store discounts or $15 gift certificates to downtown retailers, restaurants, salons and fitness centers. There are two golden eggs; each contains a winner’s choice gift certificate for $50 to a downtown retailer.

“It’s a great way to show a spirit of collaboration among our downtown retailers,” said Becky Teeguarden, owner of The Nutty Mutt Emporium in downtown Greenfield, who is organizing the egg hunt on behalf of Greenfield Main Street.

Participating retailers include Andree’s Florist, Burdock Boutiques, Delights, Ella June’s, Family Bike Chain, Greenfield Chocolates, JW Riley Emporium, McCleerey’s, Nutty Mutt, Penny’s Florist, Pop Indy and Wilson’s Vintage Vault.

For a full list and for updates on the hunt visit at www.greenfieldmainstreet.org or on Greenfield Main Street’s Facebook page.

The Easter Eggcellent Scavenger Hunt ends April 15.

Surgery Center chosen for satisfaction award

GREENFIELD — The surgery center at Hancock Regional Hospital recently announced it earned the 2015/2016 National APEX Quality Award.

The distinction recognizes outstanding healthcare organizations and care teams who have demonstrated the highest level of excellence in patient satisfaction and overall care in the 12-month evaluation period. Winners include ambulatory surgery centers, pain management centers, physician practices, therapy and rehabilitation centers and urgent care centers among others.

About one-tenth of the centers scrutinized received the customer satisfaction award, said Hancock Surgery Center director Libbie Day. This is the second time the Greenfield-based surgery center has received the distinction, she said.

Budget management classes hosted at church

GREENFIELD — Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is coming to Hancock County for a nine-week public course.

Greenfield’s Realife Church, 971 W. U.S. 40, will host the video-based lessons. The classes will begin 6:30 p.m. Thursday.

The course meets once a week, when a different lesson is taught by Ramsey, a businessman and motivational speaker, on DVDs. Each video lesson is followed by a small-group discussion. Lessons include budgeting, relationships and money, getting out of debt, saving for emergencies and investing.

Contact the Realife Church at 317-468-1100 for more information or to register.

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