Business Briefs – June 19


Commerce chamber sets conferences

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has scheduled a variety of conferences about workplace matters for June.

The annual worker’s compensation conference June 24 highlights issues such as the evolution of worker’s compensation, rethinking return-to-work programs, recent judicial decisions and how to present a winning case to the Worker’s Comp Board. It takes place at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis, One S. Capitol Ave.

Cost to attend each event is $299 per person for Indiana Chamber members or $329 for nonmembers. Group discounts and continuing education credits are available.

Register online at or by calling 800-824-6885.

Cynthia’s boutique to welcome artist

GREENFIELD — Jim Shore, an artist whose work includes Peanuts, River’s End, Disney Traditions and Rudolph Traditions, will be at Cynthia’s Hallmark and Boutique in Greenfield on Saturday to meet residents.

The visit is part of a coast-to-coast tour from April to December.

The store will be selling pieces to be signed by Shore that day.

The event is from noon to 2 p.m. at 1584 N. State St.

Chamber golf tourney set for end of July

GREENFIELD — The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce will play host to a golf tournament July 24 at Hawk’s Tail of Greenfield on Morristown Pike.

Hole, table and beverage cart sponsorships are available.

Registration costs are $300 for a foursome and $75 for an individual. Registration includes green fees, a goodie bag and two drink tickets for each participant.

A light breakfast begins at 7:40 a.m., and the golf outing begins at 8 a.m.

Lunch is included in registration fees and will begin at about noon.

For more information, contact the chamber at 317-477-4188.

Local insurance agent recognized with honors

GREENFIELD — Brad Hancock, an agent at Shelter Insurance Companies in Greenfield, was recently named the company’s top agent in Indiana.

The honor awards agents who demonstrate the highest overall excellence in agency operation.

Hancock has been with Shelter Insurance Companies for more than 20 years.

He will compete among 17 other state agents for the company’s all-state Agent of the Year.

Additionally, he received the Life Star Award, which is presented to the top 10 agents in life insurance production.

He also qualified for the Conference of Champions, which he has qualified for five times.

Gas fundraiser to help military families

GREENFIELD — Residents are able to help military families this month just by purchasing gas.

The CountryMark, 230 W. Osage St., Greenfield, is hosting a fuel fundraiser to benefit the National Guard Family Readiness Program.

On June 26, CountryMark stations will donate 50 cents of every gallon of fuel purchased and $1 of every gallon of lubricant purchased to the program, which offers services to National Guard members’ families.

The event starts at noon and ends at 5 p.m.

Jim Dandy to host fundraiser

GREENFIELD — The Jim Dandy Restaurant in Greenfield will play host to a fundraiser Thursday for the Hancock Hope House.

The restaurant, 80 W. McKenzie Road, will donate 15 percentof purchases made from 4 to 8 p.m. to the local nonprofit, which works to strengthen Hancock County families and individuals on their journeys to self-sufficiency.