Business briefs – December 1

Greenfield man expands ‘for sale by owner’ business

GREENFIELD — Jim Snellenberger, marketing director for Indy For Sale By Owner, announces the business will encompass the greater Indianapolis area.

The business, at 17555 Willowview Road, Noblesville, pairs knowledgeable consultants with people wishing to sell their homes without giving up a percentage of the sale to a realtor, Snellenberger said. The consultants offer three packages from $1,000 to $3,000 and a la carte options as well.

The business’s employees include CEO Brandon Mitchell, COO Chad Snellenberger, chief strategy officer Dan Sheldon and marketing director Jim Snellenberger. For more information about Indy For Sale By Owner, contact 317-983-4420 or or visit

Insurance agent secures grants for local nonprofits

CUMBERLAND — Allstate agency owner Scott Richards, with offices in Cumberland, Greenfield and Greensburg, recently secured three $1,000 Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grants to support New Directions Decatur County, Arc of Hancock County Inc. and Decatur County Big Brothers and Big Sisters Inc.

As a volunteer with the organizations, Richards joins thousands of Allstate agency owners and financial specialists around the country who aim to improve their communities by supporting important local causes, such as raising money for domestic violence programs or empowering youth to reach their full potential.

The organizations are among thousands this year that will receive Allstate Foundation Helping Hands in the Community grants secured by agency owners and financial specialists on behalf of the nonprofit where they volunteer. The grants support organizations addressing domestic violence, youth empowerment, disaster preparedness, hunger and other causes.

The Helping Hands in the Community grants are one example of The Allstate Foundation’s legacy of service and giving: Since The Allstate Foundation was founded in 1952, it has contributed $400 million to support community nonprofits.

In 2016, The Allstate Foundation gave more than $25 million to charitable causes.

The Allstate Foundation partners with nonprofits

Established in 1952, The Allstate Foundation is an independent, charitable organization made possible by subsidiaries of The Allstate Corporation. Through partnerships with nonprofit organizations across the country, The Allstate Foundation brings the relationships, reputation and resources of Allstate to support innovative and lasting solutions that enhance people’s well-being and prosperity. With a focus on building financial independence for domestic violence survivors, empowering youth and celebrating the charitable community involvement of Allstate agency owners and employees, The Allstate Foundation works to bring out the good in people’s lives. For more information, visit