Business briefs


IAE acquires Ky., Ill. companies

MAXWELL – Indiana Automotive Equipment (IAE), a full-line sales and service company for the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle-repair industries, announced recently it is off to a strong start in 2023, with two key strategic acquisitions in Kentucky and Illinois.

In Kentucky, IAE acquired Care-Tech Automotive Equipment near Louisville. Since 1988, Care-Tech offered their customers a wide range of services and products as a full line sales and service company for the automotive and heavy-duty vehicle-repair industries. In Illinois, IAE acquired Safetylane Automotive Equipment, which operates in Chicago and key communities in the Illinois market, such as Peoria, Champaign, Springfield, and east St. Louis.

The strong reputations of both Care-Tech and Safetylane in their respective markets will allow IAE to grow its customer base in Kentucky, southern Indiana, Chicagoland, northwest Indiana, and throughout Illinois, while expanding into new markets under the IAE umbrella, according to a press release.

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Chamber recruiting ambassadors for program

GREENFIELD – The Greenfield Area Chamber of Commerce is recruiting now for members to become ambassadors. Chamber ambassadors is a group of volunteers that play a key role in member communication and retention. Ambassadors also promote the Chamber and help make Chamber events successful. Learn more by emailing Donieta Ross, [email protected]; Retta Livengood, [email protected]; or Melissa Ewald, [email protected].

The Chamber is also seeking corporate sponsors for local events, such as the Chocolate Walk, the Chamber Classic Golf Tournament or the Walk of Fame annual award dinner. Email [email protected] for details.

Local nonprofit seeks corporate sponsors

GREENFIELD – A nonprofit organization is inviting businesses to become corporate sponsors.

The Talitha Koum Women’s Recovery House has a $1,000 Corporate Angel Sponsorship, which will feature business logos in quarterly newsletters and a social media post of gratitude. The Greenfield recovery house is a six-month resident recovery program for women trying to break free from the chains of addiction. For more, visit