Business briefs

Financial advisers honored

Waddell & Reed financial adviser Samantha Bush recently qualified to attend a conference for the firm’s top advisers.

Bush will attend the 2016 Waddell & Reed Circle of Champions conference in Phoenix, Arizona in June.

Advisers who are invited to attend are selected based on investments, insurance and financial planning sales.

Bush began working in financial services in 2014. She serves clients in the Indianapolis area with investments and financial planning.

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She lives with her husband and three daughters on the southside of Indianapolis.

Waddell & Reed finfancial adviser Janette F. Koon has been named a recipient of the firm’s 2016 Crest Award, among the highest honors for the firm’s advisers.

The awards are given to advisers based on an analysis of investment, insurance and financial planning sales. Koon has received the recognition for the 10th time.

Koon serves clients in Greenwood and Bloomington.

Credit union changing eligibility

Crane Credit Union recently changed the institutions federal charter to a state charter, which enables Crane to have more membership eligibility requirements, and gain clients and businesses in more areas of the state.

Consumers that live or work in the following counties are eligible to join Crane Credit Union: Bartholomew, Brown, Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Hendricks, Jackson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Marion (Center, Decatur, Franklin, Lawrence, Perry, Pike, Washington, and Wayne townships), Martin, Monroe, Morgan, Owen, Orange, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo and Warrick.

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Doctor joins southside practice

Dr. Tina Abisola Ayeni has joined Gynecologic Oncology Specialists, a practice with Franciscan Physician Network.

She joins Dr. David H. Moore, in the office at 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Cancer Center Suite 204, Indianapolis.

Ayeni most recently was in private practice in Minneapolis. Prior to that, she was assistant professor in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

A diplomat with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, she received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering sciences from Harvard University and earned her medical degree from Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota. She completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center and a fellowship in gynecologic oncology at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education.

Ayeni also has been active in delivering gynecologic surgical care to underserved populations, dedicating her time to Global Health Outreach (Mexico and Ecuador) and the International Organization for Women & Development (Niger).

To schedule an appointment with Ayeni, call 528-2555.

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White River Township firefighters honored

The White River Township Fire Department recently honored several staff members and crews for outstanding service to the community and the department. The awards were presented during the annual employee recognition banquet in mid-February.

Awards included the following:

  • EMT of the Year: Catherine Brophy
  • Paramedic of the Year: Lt. Dustin Ramer
  • Firefighter of the Year: Jory Cox
  • Employee of the Year: Kyle O’Farrell
  • Officer of the Year: Lt. David Scholl

The senior officers also presented Firefighter/EMT Josh Edwards with the Pride and Ownership Award. Awarded for the first time in 2015, the Pride and Ownership Award recognizes exceptional dedication and is voted and awarded by the administrative chiefs of the department.

WRTFD protects approximately 26 square miles in the Center Grove area. This includes the State Road 135 corridor, State Road 37, and approximately 28,000 residents.

Seals Ambulance to keep serving Franklin

The city of Franklin has renewed exclusive emergency ambulance contracts with Seals Ambulance in 2016.

Seals has served Franklin with exclusive ambulance service since 2009. In cooperation with the first responders at the Franklin Fire Department, Seals Ambulance provides two dedicated advanced life support ambulances to protect the more than 23,000 residents of Franklin.