Local briefs

Take-out delivery business opens

Southside and Johnson County restaurants can serve area customers through a delivery service company now open in Greenwood.

TakeoutWaiter.com of South Indy/Greenwood offers delivery for customers for area restaurants. Customers can order quickly and easily using the Takeout Waiter mobile app, by phone at 208-5556 or online at TakeoutWaiter.com. Serviceable zip codes include 46106, 46142, 46143, 46217, 46227, 46237, 46239 and 46259 with plans for additional areas to be added in the future.

Residents of Greenwood and south Indianapolis can order their favorite restaurant’s food, and have it delivered to their door by a professional delivery driver typically within 30 to 60 minutes.

Takeout Waiter of Greenwood/South Indy will offer the same menu prices as their partnering restaurants, plus an additional $4.99 fee for delivery. A 15 to 20 percent tip — similar to a waiter or waitress — is customary, according to a statement from the company.

Some of the initial partnering restaurants on TakeoutWaiter.com include: Lindo Mexico Restaurant, Cheeseburger in Paradise Bar & Grill, Fireside Brewhouse, and UNO Pizzeria & Grill with more menus being added daily.

Locally owned and operated by Barry Wright, TakeoutWaiter.com of Greenwood is located at 3209 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite 148.

Doctor’s office offers new appointments

Dermatology Associates of Indy has announced that the Greenwood office will be offering same day appointments.

The office is at 1700 W. Smith Valley Road.

Dermatology Associates of Indy accepts most commercial insurance plans in addition to Medicare and Medicaid. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 317-215-5834.

Dermatology Associates of Indy is a comprehensive medical, cosmetic and surgical dermatology practice in Indiana under the direction of board-certified dermatologists. Dermatology Associates of Indy provides the highest quality skin treatment services using the most advanced techniques and state-of-the-art technology.

For more information visit indianaderm.com

County resident joins real estate firm

Jim Karozos has joined Indianapolis firm Newmark Knight Frank Halakar as senior vice president.

His areas of specialization include industrial and retail transactions, landlord listings and real estate property sales.

Karozos is in his seventh year in commercial real estate and has provided a significant boost to the Indiana Industrial Specialty Division’s success. Previously, Jim held positions with Colliers International, RESOURCE, Lee & Associates, and also enjoyed a successful 23-year career in the food and beverage industry.

A Johnson County area resident, he’s been involved with many area groups, including the Center Grove Boys Basketball League, Center Grove Athletic Booster Club and Greenwood Chamber of Commerce. He received an MBA from Butler University and a Bachelor of Arts in economics from DePauw University.

Crane 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.

For a complete list of branch locations, products, and services, visit cranecu.org.

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.

Happy birthday to local shop

Ella’s Frozen Yogurt & Candy Shop is celebrating its fifth birthday.

The family-owned and -operated business in Greenwood is celebrating with several days of special events.

The restaurant will offer promotions and giveaways Monday through March 13.

Deals include buy one, get one deals, giveaways, a canned food collection in exchange for discounts and more.

Ella’s locations are at 520 N. State Road 135, Suite A, Greenwood and 8028 S. Emerson Ave., Suite W, Indianapolis.

Visit ellasfrozenyogurt.com for complete information and to learn more.

Development agency hires office manager

Johnson County Development Corp. recently announced that Kara Peterson has recently joined the economic development team. In her role as office manager, she will provide support to staff, clients and stakeholders. She brings experience and a passion for the Johnson County community to the team.

Prior to joining JCDC, Kara served as assistant director of advancement for the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Indiana University and a graduate certificate in nonprofit management from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.

Kara resides in Greenwood with her husband, Jim, and daughter, Lillian.

For more information about JCDC, visit jcdc.org.

Local woman gets Purdue alum honor

An Edinburgh business owner is among 11 educators, executives and researchers receiving the Purdue University 2016 Distinguished Agriculture Alumni Award.

Kristin Whittington, owner and president of Landmark Enterprises LLC, Edinburgh, graduated from Purdue in 1992 with a degree in animal sciences.

She is being recognized among the alumni who have made significant contributions to their professions or to society in general and exhibit high potential for future professional growth.