Business briefs



Dining Out event to benefit fight against AIDS

On April 30, several Greenwood restaurants will participate in the 21st annual Dining Out For Life Indianapolis event to benefit the fight against AIDS.

Portions of sales will be donated to AIDS service organizations.

Participating restaurants include the following:

Wuzzlers Grill and Spoon, 1675 W. Smith Valley Rd. E-7, Greenwood. The restaurant will donate 100 percent of lunch and dinner proceeds.

Arni’s, 1691 Curry Road, Greenwood. Fifty percent of lunch and dinner bills will be donated.

Beefcake Burgers, 1642 S. Olive Branch Parke Lane, Greenwood. Twenty-five percent of lunch and dinner sales will be donated.

McGilvery’s Taphouse, 8249 S. U.S. 31, Indianapolis. Fifty percent of lunch, dinner and late night sales will donated.

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Hospital earns pair of awards at gala

Franciscan St. Francis Health received an Award of Honor at the recent Pinnacle Awards, hosted by the Hoosier Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.

The award was in recognition of the year-long Centennial Celebration in 2014 that culminated in the Centennial Gala benefiting the Franciscan Hospice House.

The Pinnacle Awards recognize the best work in the public relations industry in Indiana and central Illinois.

Franciscan St. Francis also won a PRSA East Central District Diamond Award for diversity communications. The award recognizes the initiatives the hospital has carried out in its efforts to better serve the growing Burmese community.

The two awards were presented at the PRSA annual dinner in April.

Interns recognized for work with General Assembly

The Indiana House of Representatives recently honored legislative interns for their service to the General Assembly.

Interns working in the areas of member services, communication, policy and information technology were introduced to all 100 members, detailing their hometown and where they attend or attended college.

Johnson County interns include Luke McNamee of Bargersville and Nicole Verkamp of Franklin.

Those interested in an internship with the Indiana House Republicans for the upcoming legislative session should contact Jacob Quinn, House Republican intern director, at or Ali Norman, social media and communications intern director at Applications will be made available in August.

Purchase tickets for leadership symposium

Leadership Johnson County will host its inaugural The Power of Innovation Leadership Symposium on May 20.

Leaders in innovation will discuss the shift from executive to collaborative leadership.

Keynote speaker Douglas Austrom, Ph.D. is an adjunct professor with Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business and will present “From Command and Control to Coordinate and Collaborate: Hands-on Practice with Shared Leadership.” Keynote speaker Dr. Richard Gunderman, Ph.D., is a professor at Indiana University. He will discuss Frankenstein’s Leadership Monster.

Participants will have the opportunity to attend one of two breakout tracks focusing on organizational or personal leadership. Guest speakers include Dale Rebhorn, director of leadership studies at Franklin College; Carolyn Goerner, clinical professor of management at the Kelley School of Business-Bloomington; KC Kranfill, partner and co-founder of Hoosier Momma, LLC; and Tekisha Collins, award-winning entrepreneur and founder of Smoogy Cookie.

Break-out sessions focus on personal leadership strategies for achieving goals, creating innovative organizations and entrepreneurship.

The event will be on the Franklin College campus in Franklin. Tickets are $129 per person for Leadership Johnson County and Franklin College alumni, and $149 for all others.

For more information about the event, please contact Tandy Shuck at 738-8264 or visit