Business briefs



Salon conducts fundraiser for youth program

A new salon in Franklin recently hosted a fundraiser for homeless youth in Johnson County.

Simply Stylish Color and Cut Express Salon, 43 N. Main St., raised more than $400 for

KIC-IT (Kids in Crisis Intervention Team). For 12 hours, the salon staff cut hair for donations.

“It was our way of introducing ourselves to the community and saying we want to be involved in a positive way,” co-owner Frieda Dowler said.

The other co-owners are her husband, Bruce Dowler, and their son, Josh. The couple also own the salon Color Cafe in Greenwood.

The salon offers cut, style and coloring services. The salon also features a blow dry bar where customers can try out styling products to sample them before purchasing.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

To learn more, call the salon at 560-5021 or visit simplystylish

Edinburgh farm service earns award for sales

Dave’s Farm Service in Edinburgh recently received the Country Clipper Key Dealer Award for top sales in 2014.

Dave and Debbie Brown received the award while attending the Country Clipper dealer meeting in Richmond.

Dave’s Farm Service opened in Edinburgh in 1981. It offers sales, service and repairs of all lawn mowers or tractors and sells new and used equipment. In 2002, the company began selling Branson Tractors and in 2006 added the Country Clipper mower brand.

Dave’s Farm Service is at 50 N. Eisenhower Drive. The business may be contacted at 812-526-5504 or toll free at 866-778-5504.

Methodist Sports

Medicine adds to staff

Methodist Sports Medicine recently added Tony Origer, a chiropractor and athletics trainer, to its medical staff.

Origer specializes in the management of orthopedic injuries of the spine and upper and lower extremities.

Originally from Iowa, Origer has more than a decade of experience working with athletes and teams, including the Indianapolis Indians, University of Indianapolis and Franklin College.

He joins Methodist Sports Medicine after 14 years of operating Performance Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation in Greenwood. He will practice at the southside location, which will move from its the office on South Meridian Street near County Line Road to an expanded location at 1401 W. County Line Road, Greenwood, on Jan. 19.

Origer is active in the southside community where he coaches his daughters in basketball and is the founder of the Greenwood Trail Trek 5K challenge, an event to encourage fitness awareness and raise funds to support local elementary schools’ physical education programs and the City of Greenwood’s trail system.

He and his wife have three daughters and live in Greenwood.

To make an appointment with Origer after Jan. 16, patients may call 817-1200.

Physician network hires family medicine specialist

Community Physician Network recently hired a new southside doctor.

Dr. Chaitanya Chekkilla is a board-certified family medicine physician whose areas of interest include preventive medicine and treatment of chronic medical problems.

She was born and raised in Hyderabad, India, and attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College in India.

She completed her family medicine residency at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, Michigan. She recently worked in North Vernon for three years.

Chekkilla’s office is located at 8920 Southpointe Drive, Suite B, Indianapolis.