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Restaurateur to open new eatery serving American, Greek food

GREENFIELD — The owner of the Lincoln Square Pancake House locations in Greenfield and Fortville plans to open a restaurant serving American and Greek food.

Costas Stylianou said he hopes to open in mid-February at 1020 W. Main St., Greenfield. The building formerly housed Greenfield Family Restaurant, which recently closed.

Throughout the past decade, Stylianou said, people have asked him open a restaurant to serve dinner. His new venture allows him to do just that just down the street from his Lincoln Square Pancake House in Greenfield, he added.

Costas’s Grill, as the new restaurant will be called, will serve Greek food that diners would otherwise have to travel outside the city to get, Stylianou said.

Stylianou is currently working on renovating the restaurant’s kitchen and getting new furniture and decor. It will employ about 10, he continued, adding it will be open 3 to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.

Elanco Animal Health employees receive national recognition

ORLANDO, Fla. — Three employees of Greenfield-based Elanco Animal Health received Feather in Her Cap Awards at a dinner recognizing women leaders in the animal health industry on Jan. 20 in Orlando, Florida.

The recognized Elanco employees were Kristin Bloink, vice president, global research and external innovation; Colleen Dekker, director, global corporate communications; and Julia Loew, vice president of global companion animal marketing.

The annual dinner recognizes women leaders in the animal health industry for their achievements, significant contributions and mentoring future women leaders.

Indiana-based agency WalkerHughes named agency of the year

INDIANAPOLIS — The Independent Insurance Agents of Indiana selected an Indiana-based insurance agency with an office in Greenfield as 2019 Agency of the Year.

A press release from WalkerHughes Insurance states the award is given to a member agency “that exemplifies leadership and innovation within the system and top-level customer service.”

WalkerHughes Insurance’s Greenfield office is at 904 N. State St.

Economic Development Corporation launches export assistance program

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Economic Development Corporation launched the Indiana State Trade and Export Promotion program to develop and expand export opportunities throughout the state, assisting Indiana small businesses with identifying, marketing and selling Hoosier-made goods in international markets.

IN-STEP, which aims to support company growth and job creation by diversifying small businesses’ customer bases, offers eligible companies reimbursements of costs associated with export-related activities like participating in international trade missions, foreign trade shows and export educational programs, as well as other export services provided by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Total reimbursements under IN-STEP cover up to 50%, or $12,500, of small businesses’ export expenses.

The program, which is launching with the support of a two-year grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration, will provide up to $660,000 in funding for small businesses. Applications will be available on a rolling basis until all funds are distributed or up to Aug. 31, 2021.

For more information, visit iedc.in.gov/programs/in-step/home.