Business briefs: Farm Bureau agent building new office

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FORTVILLE — Scott Richards’ Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance office is getting a new building at 421 E. Broadway St. in Fortville.

The Fortville Advisory Plan Commission signed off on the project late last month. The office will be about 3,400 square feet on a 0.3-acre vacant site.

Richards’ office is currently located at 19 S. Main St. in Fortville.

Construction begins on new credit union branch

FORTVILLE — Construction has started on a new branch for Fort Wayne-based 3Rivers Federal Credit Union at 585 W. Broadway St. in Fortville.

The open concept building will be around 3,000 square feet, with separate rooms for business, mortgage and investment services, and offer separate drive-thru lanes and ATMs. The building will also feature local art.

While not opening until the fourth quarter of the year, 3Rivers has started talent recruitment and development.

3Rivers Credit Union operates 21 branches in the northeast and east central part of the state. It currently has $2 billion in assets and serves 110,000 members.

The credit union is also building a new location in Pendleton.

Market Wagon celebrates $10M in local food sales

INDIANAPOLIS — Market Wagon has reported $10 million in cumulative sales for farmers, chefs and artisans in Indiana.

Market Wagon (MarketWagon.com) is an online farmers market that delivers products to homes in a 19-county region of Central Indiana that includes the cities of Indianapolis, Bloomington, Columbus, Lafayette, Kokomo and Muncie. It provides opportunities for more than 190 farmers and food producers to reach more than 2.8 million people twice each week without having to pay costs for shipping or delivery themselves.

Market Wagon’s latest achievement comes just after it won the “Scale-up of the Year” Mira Award honoring the “Best of Tech in Indiana” by the nonprofit TechPoint in April. In addition, Market Wagon’s Nick Carter was honored as a Mira Award nominee in the “Rising Entrepreneur” category.

Market Wagon also reported rapid growth in the last 24 months. In April 2020, the company operated standalone markets in six metropolitan areas in Indiana and Ohio. Now, it operates in more than 30 metropolitan areas and serves customers in 20 states across the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and South.

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