Business briefs: Company benefits mental health providers


HANCOCK COUNTY — A mental health-focused campaign organized by a New Palestine supermarket’s parent company donated $5,000 each to Hancock Health as well as the Children’s Bureau Inc. and Families First.

The contributions came from the Nourish Your Mind campaign started by Fresh Encounter Inc., which operates Needler’s Fresh Market. All told, Fresh Encounter and its customers donated $100,000 to mental health organizations through the campaign.

Hancock Health will put its funds toward its behavioral health expansion initiative and will support the addition of behavioral health counselors, navigators and the creation of a substance use treatment clinic.

Children’s Bureau Inc. and Families First, which serves residents in Hancock County, will allocate its support from the campaign to cover therapeutic counseling for individuals without the means to cover those costs.

Manufacturer recognizes employee

MAXWELL — Toby Johns, machine operator for County Materials in Maxwell, received the company’s 2021 Third Quarter Leadership Award.

Along with a framed certificate, Johns also receives a $1,000 cash award.

Johns was nominated and selected for the award for his display of the company’s commitments of teamwork, motivation, leadership, accountability and integrity. He steps up to fill additional roles as needed and is highly respected by his peers for fostering a positive and empowering working environment, according to a news release.

County Materials makes concrete construction and landscape products.

County resident joins Angus association

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Bryan D. Fout, Charlottesville, is a new member of the American Angus Association.

The Missouri-based American Angus Association has more than 25,000 active adult and junior members. Its computerized records include detailed information on over 19 million registered Angus.

The association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the association and its entities work to help members advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers.


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