Business briefs: Legion recognizes restaurateur


Restaurateur Costas Stylianou, center, holding plaque, is recognized by members of American Legion Post 119 and its affiliates at Lincoln Square Pancake House on Jan. 22, 2022.

Mitchell Kirk | Daily Reporter

GREENFIELD — American Legion Post 119 along with its affiliated Auxiliary and Sons of the American Legion recognized restaurateur Costas Stylianou for his support of U.S. military veterans.

Stylianou, who runs the Lincoln Square Pancake House locations in Greenfield and Fortville along with Costas’ Grill in Greenfield, contributes to an annual bed race fundraiser that local veterans groups organize, as well as other events and causes involving veterans.

Dealership expanding sponsorship to G-C

GREENFIELD — Dellen Automotive Group has entered into a partnership with another Hancock County school corporation that will bring the company’s name to signage at athletic facilities.

The fieldhouse and gymnasium at Greenfield-Central High School are getting signs that read “GC Dellen Fieldhouse” and “GC Dellen Gymnasium.” Signage bearing the business’s name is also coming to the school’s soccer field and softball field as well.

The Greenfield Board of Zoning Appeals approved measures needed for the signage earlier this month.

It follows Dellen entering into a partnership with the Mt. Vernon Community School Corporation last year that renamed the high school’s football field “Dellen Field at Hancock Health Stadium.”

New faces join county economic development group

HANCOCK COUNTY — Some new faces have joined the Hancock Economic Development Council.

Greenfield resident Dan Theobald is heading up the HEDC’s business development efforts. The former mayor of Shelbyville has more than 30 years of economic development experience in Shelby, Hendricks and Johnson counties.

Dan Zuerner will direct development efforts for the HEDC’s John Hancock Community Development Corporation, which was created to help the council participate in managing growth and development throughout the county. Zuerner, a longtime leader of a large commercial construction firm, also has more than 30 years of economic development experience throughout Indiana.

The HEDC’s executive council also has new leaders for this year. Former vice president April Fisher is now president. Former secretary Harold Olin is now vice president. Andrew Waggoner is secretary and Jon Miller is treasurer.

The HEDC announced the appointments at its recent annual meeting, during which it also looked back on 2021, a year that brought more than 160 requests for information from developers and the second year in a row the county broke $1 billion in capital investment.