Business briefs: Chamber planning fall events


GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce is planning meetings and events this fall.

A meeting is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Oct. 4 with the topic of workforce development; Jason Bearce of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is the guest speaker. The catered event is at NineStar Connect, 2243 E. Main St., Greenfield. Register at

Save the date for a Women in Business event, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 11 at NineStar Connect. Sponsorship levels are available at

Federal employees meeting scheduled

RUSHVILLE – The National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association will host a meeting at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3 at the Elks Lodge, 223 E. Third St., Rushville.

All federal employees, both active and retired, are welcome to attend.

Working women nominees accepted

GREENFIELD – Nominations are accepted for an upcoming award to honor an outstanding working woman.

The Hancock County Business and Professional Women’s Club is preparing to celebrate Working Women’s Month in November by honoring a woman who is passionate, generous, committed, optimistic and/or supportive. A written nomination including the name of the person being nominated, contact information and the specific reason for the nomination should be submitted by Oct. 23 to Carole Stevens, working woman chairperson, at [email protected].

‘Smart growth’ discussed at event

GREENFIELD – More than 200 attended the first ever Coalition for Smart Growth’s Mt. Comfort Development Summit presented by Rebar Development at the Indianapolis Regional Airport.

The event captured the impact of significant investment along the Mt. Comfort corridor and highlighted current development projects like McCord Square in McCordsville, Hancock Gateway by Hancock Health, and regional investments by NineStar Connect.

Panels were created featuring regional leaders from the public and private sectors and were curated around the 70/40 Region’s submission for the state of Indiana’s READI grant. Panel topics included quality of life; innovation and entrepreneurship; talent and workforce development; and access diversity, equity and inclusion.