Business briefs: Taco Bell coming to Mt. Comfort


HANCOCK COUNTY — Taco Bell confirmed it is developing a new restaurant near the southeast corner of Mt. Comfort Road and I-70.

The location is across Mt. Comfort Road from Hancock Gateway Park.

Taco Bell estimates the new location will open in December 2022 or January 2023.

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].

Career Fair scheduled for Oct. 15

GREENFIELD – The Daily Reporter will host a Career Fair with multiple businesses from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15 at its offices, 22 W. New Road. A similar event will be hosted simultaneously at The Commons, 300 Washington St., Columbus.

The event will include Avery Dennison, Bunge and EMP. Onsite interviews will take place anda pplicants should bring copies of their resumes. Register at to be entered for drawings.

Purdue plans new School of Business

WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University will remagine its current School of Management into a new School of Business that will redefine the preparation of business leaders for today’s technology-driven world and tomorrow’s unknowns, according to a press release from the university.

Plans were announced Sept. 23 for the new school, which will be supported by a substantial university investment along with a major fundraising effort designed to reengineer a top-ranked School of Business that will prepare tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs, grounded in the hallmarks of a Purdue education, including STEM disciplines and business analytics.

Amid declines in college-going rates nationwide, Purdue’s School of Management has grown by nearly 33% since 2019. Purdue believes now is the time to capitalize on that momentum with a new School of Business, which will further expand the student body and faculty, and double the size of the facility through expansion and renovation.