Business Briefs

Britt Sutton

NineStar Connect employees give back

INDIANA — NineStar Connect employees volunteered on nine projects for its 2019 Cooperative Service Day.

The workers painted bathrooms and installed doors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County; spread mulch along the trail at Town Hall Community Park in McCordsville; and spruced up Falls Park in Pendleton. Other recipients of volunteer projects were Agape Riding Center, Dani’s Dream, Greenfield Central Junior High School; Greenfield-Central High School, Greenfield Parks Department, Hancock Ag Association, Mt. Vernon Education Foundation and Nameless Creek Youth Camp.

NineStar Connect is a nonprofit utility cooperative serving Hancock County and the surrounding area.

Toys for Tots donations welcomed at luncheon

GREENFIELD — The Marine Corps League will accept toy donations for its Toys for Tots program at the Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Invite a Veteran to Lunch” event.

It is suggested that toys have a retail value of $10 or more if possible.

The luncheon is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield.

Veterans eat for free, and admission for the general public is $15.

The chamber needs to give the caterer an accurate count and encourages attendees to register as soon as possible at

That Toy Store now open in Greenfield

GREENFIELD — That Toy Store has opened at 866 S. State St. in the Bomar Plaza in Greenfield.

The business’ hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. The store is closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Local Red Cross chapter gets new leader

INDIANAPOLIS — The American Red Cross recently appointed Britt Sutton as the new executive director of the Central Indiana Chapter, serving Hancock County and 15 other counties.

Sutton will begin her duties on Nov. 18.

She has worked as an applied behavioral analysis therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders; director of policy for the Indiana Bureau of Developmental Disabilities; and associate director of the Hall Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law.