Business briefs: Gas station coming to Mt. Comfort


HANCOCK COUNTY — Fortville-based Bains Development has plans to build a convenience store with a gas station at the northwest corner of Mt. Comfort Road and CR 400N.

The development will also have two tenant spaces, according to filings with the county. The site is currently undeveloped.

The Hancock County Board of Commissioners approved Bains’ request to rezone the property earlier this week, following a positive recommendation from the county’s area plan commission.

Tourism commission OKs grants

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Tourism Commission approved grants totaling nearly $5,000 for a Fortville restaurant and longstanding yearly rock show.

The commission approved $4,500 to help with marketing for the Indianapolis-based 500 Earth Sciences Club’s 45th annual Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show Sept. 9-11 at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds. Of the award, $3,000 will go toward digital marketing facilitated by AIM Media Indiana, which owns the Greenfield Daily Reporter. The remaining $1,500 will be for boosting Facebook posts promoting the event.

The commission also approved $330 for Fortville-based Denver’s Garage Pizza & Brews for the restaurant’s membership in the Indiana Foodways Alliance and inclusion in the organization’s Pizza Trail.

Financial advisor earns designation

GREENFIELD — Financial advisor Crystal D. Starkey of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Greenfield has earned the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor professional designation.

To earn this designation, Starkey completed the Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor, or CRPC, Professional Education Program from the Denver-based College for Financial Planning, passed a comprehensive final exam and agreed to abide by the College’s Code of Conduct.

The CRPC training program focuses on the pre- and post-retirement needs of individuals. Study topics include principles of retirement planning, sources of retirement income, employer-sponsored plans, deferred compensation plans, plan distributions, investment strategies during retirement and planning for incapacity, disability and long-term care.

Starkey and branch office administrators Vette and Linda can be reached at 317-462-7707. Starkey can also be reached at [email protected].