Business briefs: Business donates to Boys & Girls Clubs


Chantel Fowler, executive director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County, front, center, poses with employees of Leo’s Market & Eatery and Pride Investment Partners.

Mitchell Kirk | Daily Reporter

HANCOCK COUNTY — Leo’s Market and Eatery recently donated $3,189 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hancock County.

The business, which serves food and beverages along with serving as a convenience store and gas station, is located at 2212 W. Main St. in Greenfield and is owned by Greenfield-based Pride Investment Partners. The firm also has a Leo’s location in Noblesville and is getting ready to open another in McCordsville.

When a new employee is hired at Leo’s Market and Eatery, one of the first things they do is decide whether to make a charitable donation of a portion of each paycheck into a fund, of which Leo’s matches 100%. Past contributions have gone to The Landing Place, Hope House and Mental Health Partners of Hancock County.

County farmer tapped to lead National Pork Board

HANCOCK COUNTY — Heather Hill, a Hancock County pork producer, was elected to serve as president of the National Pork Board for the 2022-23 term.

NPB’s 15 producer directors represent the 60,000 U.S. pig farmers who pay into the Pork Checkoff — a program funding research, promotion and education efforts for the benefit of the whole industry.

Hill co-owns a 600-sow farrow-to-finish operation in Hancock County with her husband and his parents. She is past-president of the Indiana Pork Board of Directors. Hill’s family also grows corn, soybeans and wheat.

Residential real estate market remains active

HANCOCK COUNTY — The county continues to see an active housing market, according to an area real estate agency.

F.C. Tucker Company reports Hancock County saw an 11.6% increase in homes sold in May 2022 compared to this time last year. Housing inventory increased — up 130.2% — compared to May 2021. Home sale prices increased — up 18.3% year-to-date — to an average sale price of $313,967.

State chamber hosting FMLA seminar

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana human resources professionals seeking a refresher or introduction on Family and Medical Leave Act issues have an upcoming educational opportunity from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

The annual FMLA Seminar, with guidance presented by the Ogletree Deakins law firm, will take place June 22 at the Indiana Chamber Conference Center in downtown Indianapolis. There is also a virtual attendance option with the same level of information and instruction.

The cost for the conference is $449 for Indiana Chamber members or $549 for non-members. Register at