Business briefs – February 23

Insurance agent receives award

INDIANAPOLIS — A Hancock County resident has been recognized by OneAmerica as an ASPIRE honoree as a result of his outstanding performance on behalf of the 140-year-old life insurance, retirement and employee benefits organization.

Dan Noah, of Greenfield, was one of 10 employees honored at the company’s fourth annual ASPIRE awards banquet Feb. 14.

Some 2,000 people are employed by OneAmerica. The ASPIRE Awards program was created in 2014 as a way to spotlight the internal associates who — day in and day out — serve customers and financial professionals.

“Dan is a shining example of what greatness looks like at OneAmerica,” said Scott Davison, chairman, president and CEO of OneAmerica. “The ASPIRE Awards are concrete proof that our greatest assets aren’t the ones our investment team manages. Our greatest assets are the ones who go home at the end of each work day.”

Noah, an IT senior development consultant, and with OneAmerica since 1998, was honored for excellence in education. Colleagues described him as a solution-seeker who encourages good working partnerships.

Noah is a graduate of Franklin College and also owns a brewery. He lives with his spouse, three children, two dogs and two cats.

There were 10 winners out of 233 individuals nominated.

Hoosiers celebrate FFA week

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Eric J. Holcomb issued a proclamation recognizing FFA Week in Indiana this week.

FFA Week is a time when FFA chapters across the country share with local, state and national audiences what FFA is and the impact it has on members every day. All week long, Indiana’s 12,500+ FFA members will be participating in different events and activities, like FFA Page Day at the Statehouse, to raise awareness about the importance of agriculture, agricultural education and the student-led organization.

“FFA is a unique organization that combines education with trade skills and leadership training, which helps students who participate be prepared for their futures,” said Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Secretary of Agriculture and Rural Development. “It is a pleasure to host and celebrate National FFA Week with these amazing students.”

During FFA Page Day, more than 60 members of FFA were able to tour the Statehouse, learn about state government, and talk with their elected representatives and other statewide officials about the importance of agriculture education. This year, they were joined by National FFA Officer Piper Merritt of Oklahoma.

Visit to learn more about Indiana FFA or to learn more about National FFA Week.

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Rorye Hatcher is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at ​317-477-3211 or