Business briefs: ‘Second chance’ job fair scheduled


GREENFIELD – A Second Chance Job Fair is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Brandywine Community Church, 1551 E. New Road, Greenfield.

The event is sponsored by the church, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce, Wellspring, Healthy 365, Warren Adult Continuing Education and WorkOne of Central Indiana.

Participants can meet and talk with professionals from a wide range of career paths, including Avery Dennison, ATMI – Indy, Foamcraft, Staff Management, UPS, Infinity Home Health, Walmart, IAF, Radius Aerospace, Elwood Staffing and more.

Aids and services are available upon request to people with disabilities; call 1-800-743-3333 for services.

Pence honored for voting in favor of small businesses

Washington, DC – Congressman Greg Pence received a 2022 Guardian of Small Business award recently from the National Federation of Independent Businesses.

The award honors members of Congress who vote with small business on key issues at least 70% of the time. Republican Pence represents Indiana’s sixth congressional district, which includes Hancock County.

Indiana has 534,640 small businesses that represent 99.4% of Indiana businesses, according to the NFIB. The Hoosier state has 1.2 million small business employees, that represent 43.8% of Indiana employees. In Indiana’s Sixth District, there are 10,508 small businesses with employees, representing 93.5% of the district’s employers. Of the Sixth District’s 111,329 small business employees, they represent 46.2% of workers across the district.


Jones joins Disney College Program

HANCOCK COUNTY – Local resident Cassondra Jones recently joined the Disney College Program, becoming a “cast member” in the World of Disney store, the world’s largest Disney store located at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs.

Jones, the daughter of Brigette and Brandon Jones, graduated from Eastern Hancock High School in 2018 and studied public relations and event planning at Anderson University and graduated this year. She was also named Miss Indianapolis in 2021.

Jones said through her merchandising role she is able to pick up other shift locations, and hopes to work in every park before the end of the program, which is at least six months. She will also be taking several classes through the program, to learn about operations and management of the resorts, the company’s business and operations and more.


Judy named senior digital media buyer

INDIANAPOLIS – Public relations agency Borshoff announced Greenfield native Bretton (Brett) Judy as its new Senior Digital Media Buyer.

Judy is a graduate of Ball State University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising and has more than four years of advertising experience. He previously was a marketing consultant for the Daily Reporter and was promoted to digital operations manager.

“With expertise in the strategic planning and implementation of successful digital advertising campaigns, Brett is a valuable asset to our growing digital team,” said Borshoff CEO Karen Alter in a news release.