Business briefs – July 23

Franklin Chamber hosting political panel presentation

The Franklin Chamber of Commerce will host a free presentation on political perspectives Aug. 18.

John Krull, director of Franklin College’s Pulliam School of Journalism, will present the discussion. The presentation will be at 10 a.m. at Richardson Chapel on the Franklin College.

A panel of Franklin College alumni also will discuss issues that relate to business owners and the community. The public is welcome to attend.

Reservations for the free event may be made through the Franklin Chamber website,, or by calling during business hours at 317-736-6334.

Credit union expands ATM network

Indiana Members Credit Union announced recently it joined the Allpoint Network, allowing customers access to an additional 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs worldwide.

Including the existing Alliance One Network, IMCU now offers more than 60,000 surcharge-free ATMs.

Participating ATMs will have the Allpoint logo displayed on the machine. Members can search for the surcharge-free ATMs within the Allpoint Network by using the Allpoint ATM locator on IMCU’s website under “Locations & Hours.”

Prior to being included in IMCU’s network, using the Allpoint ATMs would have cost members $5 per use.

Residents at assisted living community volunteer at homeless shelter

Residents in their 80s and 90s at Morning Pointe of Franklin are regular volunteers at a homeless shelter in downtown Indianapolis.

As part of the assisted living community’s Life Enrichment Program, residents can participate in philanthropic projects. According to a statement from the company, the program helps seniors find purpose in reaching out to others.

The group of eight residents ages 85 to 92 travel 25 miles north of Franklin to Wheeler Mission, a Christian-centered homeless shelter. Donning hairnets and adjusting aprons, the Morning Pointe residents help serve meals and lead a short Bible study.

Clients at the shelter expressed their surprise at the residents’ ages during their visits, as well as appreciation for their volunteer work, according to the statement.

Medical director appointed to health study committed

Dr. Richard D. Feldman has been re-appointed as a lay member of the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Public Health, Behavioral Health and Human Services.

Feldman is director of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Family Medicine Residency Program, which he has headed since 1981. He also directs the hospital’s medical education program.

He has held several elected appointments with the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians, the Indianapolis Medical Society and Indiana State Medical Association.