Business briefs – March 2

New wine bar set to open in downtown Fortville

FORTVILLE — The 305 Wine Garage, a new wine shop and bar, will open in downtown Fortville in mid to late March, said owner Steve Boulanger.

In addition to a selection of fine wines not offered in grocery stores, 305 Wine Garage also will be a restaurant selling soups, salads, sandwiches, appetizers and flatbreads, Boulanger said. Customers who are dining in can purchase wine by the glass; if they like it, they can buy the bottle after dinner at retail price.

Located at 305 S. Main Street, the building space is approximately 1,400 square feet, Boulanger said.

Boulanger, a Cumberland native, has worked for more than 20 years in the food industry, but is eager to own and run a bar/restaurant of his own.

“It’s a new adventure and something totally new,” Boulanger said. “It makes me nervous, but I’m excited.”

305 Wine Garage is hiring. Those interested in employment can contact him at

IT consultant among 10 honored with 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.

(Editor’s note: this brief ran with an incorrect headline on Feb. 23. The Daily Reporter regrets the error.)

Greenfield, Indianapolis give renters best bang for their buck

INDIANAPOLIS — When searching for a place to call home, most renters start by figuring out a comfortable price range to consider. Although the importance of staying within your budget is universal, the options available at different price points vary widely across the country.

Of the 20 cities shown in an infographic by, Indianapolis is most affordable at $0.85 per square foot; for $1,500, renters there can find a spacious two or three bedroom apartment measuring 1,770 square feet.

In Greenfield, the average price per square foot is $0.77, meaning that $1,500 will get you 1,950 square feet.

In the Indianapolis metro overall, the average price per square foot is $0.82, meaning that $1,500 will get you 1,830 square feet.

For comparison, San Francisco is the most expensive of the nation’s largest cities at $4.40 per square foot — the average $1,500 apartment there is only 340 square feet.