Business briefs – October 29

New stores open at Greenwood mall

Greenwood Park Mall has added three new stores this fall — Chocolate Moonshine, #Gifts and Think Geek.Chocolate Moonshine, a specialty chocolate store, began serving customers in September in the food court. The store has artisan ice creams, blended chocolate drinks, truffles, fudge and candy bars.

#Gifts is open across from Lenscrafters near the kids play area. The Indianapolis-based holiday gift store is a licensed sports and pop culture gifts retailer.

Think Geek will open across from Footlocker at the end of the month. The store has unique, authentic products from popular comic books, movies and shows such as “Star Wars,” “Star Trek,” “Doctor Who,” “Minecraft,” “Zelda,” Marvel, “Game of Thrones,” DC Comics, Geek Labs and other brands.

Business owners invited to event

The Johnson County Business Referral Group is having an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson County Museum of History, 135 N. Main St., Franklin.All local small business owners are invited to attend.

Light refreshments will be available. Group members will discuss the benefits of participation and all attendees will be offered a discount card of their choice.

Visit for more information.

Interpreting business adds phone service

Midwest Language Services LLC, based in Greenwood, has added on-demand phone interpreting in more than 200 languages.The network of nearly 3,000 interpreters in available 24 hours a day every day of the year.

Customers use a toll-free number along with their own numerical code to be connected to an operator who connects them to an interpreter.

The service is charged on a per-minute basis.

For more information, please contact Tanya Hoover at

Attorney named to Butler trustee board

The Butler University Board of Trustees has elected attorney Robert T. Wildman and life sciences executive Lynne Zydowsky to special one-year terms on the board.Both will be eligible for full three-year terms in June 2017.

Wildman is a member of the Business Services Group, the Venture Capital and Private Equity Group and the Real Estate group of Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. He is also in-house counsel for the Greg Allen Companies, which develop commercial estate projects in the Indianapolis area. In addition, Wildman is the president of his late father’s company, Roundhill Development Inc., a real estate holding company.

He earned both his bachelor’s and juris doctor from Indiana University-Bloomington.

Zydowsky is president of Zydowsky Consultants, a consulting practice founded in 2003 offering services to emerging companies. She works with founders, investors and management teams to build the foundations of life science companies.

Elise LaRoche
Elise LaRoche

New physician joins Franciscan

Dr. Elise LaRoche has joined Franciscan Physician Network Madison Family Medicine as a physician.Board-certified in family medicine, she joins Drs. Kimberly Franklin and Shelley Stiner, and advanced practice providers who care for patients ranging in age from infancy through senior ages in Greenwood, northern Johnson County and Indianapolis’ southside. LaRoche also offers obstetrical services to patients.

LaRoche recently completed training at the Medical College of Wisconsin-Columbia St. Mary’s Family Medicine Residency Program. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Medical Association.

To schedule an appointment with LaRoche, call 317-888-9669.

Credit union honored by state organization

Financial Center First Credit Union received four awards for its financial education, product development and philanthropic efforts in national award competitions, according to the Indiana Credit Union League. The credit union was recognized at the league’s annual banquet in mid-October.The credit union took first place in the Alphonse Desjardins Awards for youth and adult financial literacy, first place in the Dora Maxwell Award for social responsibility and second place in the Louise Herring Award for philosophy in action in the $250 million to $1 billion asset category.

The three first place awards will move on to national competition, which will be announced in February.