Business briefs: FAI leader joins tourism commission


Bob Sterrett

FAI leader joins tourism commission

HANCOCK COUNTY — The Hancock County Board of Commissioners has appointed Bob Sterrett, chair of Fortville Action, Inc., to the Hancock County Tourism Commission.

Sterrett will serve the remainder of a two-year term that began in January vacated by Caitlinn Haynie.

Childcare chain plans to come to town

McCORDSVILLE – Kid City USA is working to develop a childcare facility in McCordsville.

The company is eyeing a site just east of the existing McCordsville Corner Shoppes retail center east of Mt. Comfort Road and south of CR 750N. Plans filed with the town detail a one-story 9,000-square-foot childcare facility with a 5,000-square-foot outdoor play area.

Noblesville-based Revel & Underwood is the developer, which also has plans for a 6,000-square-foot retail center just north of the existing McCordsville Corner Shoppes property.

The McCordsville Board of Zoning Appeals approved variances needed for the childcare facility earlier this month, but the project still requires consideration from the town’s plan commission and technical review committee.

Kid City USA has preschools and daycares in eight states, according to its website, including eight in Indiana.

City resident joins angus association

GREENFIELD – Tyler Smith of Greenfield is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, according to a news release from the organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Junior members of the association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events.

Insurance agent recognized

GREENFIELD – Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance announces that Hancock County agent Jerry Rogers has been inducted into the company’s Trailblazer Hall of Fame.

The honor goes to Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance’s most successful agents and managers. To be considered, individuals must have achieved a premier level of achievement, such as President’s Club, Governor or Diamond Achiever.

Rogers has been with the company for more than 35 years. He and his wife, Julie, reside in Greenfield and have two children, Derek and Shelley. Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University. He is active in his community, serving as president of Greenfield Youth Baseball and formerly as president of the Greenfield Rotary Club. He is also a board member of Bradley United Methodist Church. Outside the office, Rogers enjoys watching basketball and auto racing, coaching youth sports and charity fundraising.