Business briefs: Dermatology practice expands to New Pal


Dr. Lori Sanford

NEW PALESTINE — Hancock Dermatology has opened an office on the second floor of the new Hancock Wellness center at 4055 S. Roy Wilson Way, New Palestine.

Dr. Lori Sanford founded Hancock Dermatology in Greenfield in 2016, and in 2019 her practice acquired Greenfield Dermatology, a practice in Hancock County for more than 25 years. Sanford has practiced in Hancock County since 2013.

The practice now has two board-certified dermatologists and three advanced practice providers across its two locations.

To schedule appointments, patients can call 317-967-7921 for both locations, and either office can schedule appointments for either location.

Governor appoints Greenfield residents

INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced several appointments to various state boards and commissions, including two Greenfield residents.

Holcomb appointed Stephan Viehweg, associate director of the Riley Child Development Center and assistant research professor of pediatrics at the IU School of Medicine, to the Behavioral Health &Human Services Licensing Board.

The governor also appointed Benjamin Warren, director of gas transmission and distribution at Citizens Energy Group, to the Underground Plant Protection Advisory Committee.

Telecom giant grows grant program

PHILADELPHIA — Comcast Corporation is expanding its Comcast RISE program to all women-owned businesses nationwide in an effort to continue advancing digital equity and providing underrepresented small business owners with access to digital tools and funding.

RISE stands for Representation, Investment, Strength and Empowerment. In its first year, the program has provided more than $60 million in grants, marketing and technology services to more than 6,700 small businesses owned by people of color. Of the 6,700 Comcast RISE recipients to date, nearly 70% have been businesses owned by women of color, spurring Comcast to take a deeper look into the unique challenges faced by women entrepreneurs.

The program, which just celebrated it’s one-year anniversary, will continue to be open to racially and ethnically diverse small business owners and the expanded Comcast RISE eligibility to all women-owned businesses will be effective on Jan. 16, 2022. More information and the applications to apply for either the grant program or marketing and technology services are available at