Business briefs

Stoops adding Edinburgh facility

Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer recently added its eighth site with the opening of a location in Edinburgh.

The new facility is at 3830 W. Willoughby Drive near Interstate 65 and U.S. 31. The location will provide parts and service for all makes of medium- and heavy-duty trucks and trailers.

The locations hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fixed operations manager is Dwight Bolin and the general manager is David Shane.

The Edinburgh site marks Stoops’ sixth Indiana location, while the business also has two sites in Ohio.

Stoops Freightliner-Quality Trailer (a division of Truck Country) is part of the largest Freightliner/Western Star truck dealership group in the U.S., according to a statement from the company. Truck Country and Stoops dealerships serve customers at 22 locations in Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio.

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Youth Connections hires new leaders

Angela Holmes has joined Youth Connections as the jumpStart coordinator.

Holmes has experience in both education and human resources. She was previously a resident adviser with Atterbury Job Corps and was also the adviser for Hoosier Indiana as well as a substitute teacher for Carmel Clay and Beech Grove school systems.

She is a Marion County resident, a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree and a master’s degree in public affairs.

Shana Gilbert has joined Youth Connections as the children’s visitation coordinator.

She was formerly with Clark-Pleasant School Corp. where she instructed students in the classroom and in extended learning time. She worked as an instructional assistant at Franklin Township Community Schools.

A graduate of Ivy Tech, Shana is currently attending Western Governors University of Indiana and lives in Johnson County.

Bank donates money to Habitat for Humanity

Horizon Bank recently donated money in the form of a grant to Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County.

The $5,000 grant was presented by Steve Bechman, market president of Johnson County, to the executive director of Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County, Lee Ann Wilbur, in mid-January at the Franklin Horizon Bank.

Funds will be used in part for the first-ever home renovation by Habitat for Humanity of Johnson County. The renovation will take place in Edinburgh.

Telecom company announces partnership

nimboIP, an Indianapolis-based telecommunications company, has announced a new partnership with Apex Communications.

Apex is a provider of advanced telecommunications services and platforms. Todd Pershing, president and founder of Apex Communications, has served in leadership and management roles in Johnson County. In operation since 2006, Apex Communications provides technology services and solutions for many small, medium-sized businesses, large enterprise and not-for-profit organizations in central Indiana.

Johnson Memorial Hospital, Hoffman and Newcomb, Johnson County Land and Title, Otolaryngology Associates and Matlock Ford are customers of Apex Communications, according to a news release.

The company is located in Franklin and was founded in 2006. Apex provides high quality, cost-effective voice, data and telecommunications technologies.

nimboIP has become market leader in delivering voice and data solutions to small and medium size business as well as enterprise and government accounts. nimboIP now operates in several cities with offices throughout the state of Indiana.

nimboIP provides Voice-Over IP (VoIP) applications that translate into significant productivity gains and complete end-user control of daily communications for business customers or small office or home office user, according to a statement.

The nimboIP leadership team consists of general manager Paul Satterthwaite, vice president of operations Jon Satterthwaite, chie executive officer Andy Gorogiani and Bill Thompson, executive vice president of business development.