Business briefs – January 21

Holiday Inn receives national award

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh received the InterContinental Hotels Group 2016 Torchbearer Award, the company’s most prestigious award.The hotel is one of 337 properties of more than 5,000 hotels chosen for the honor.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Columbus/Edinburgh is owned and operated by Janeen M. Sprague and Sprague Hotel Developers. The general manager is Debbie Speziale. This is the hotel’s third consecutive Torchbearer Award, according to a statement.

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Wessler Engineering promotes employees

Wessler Engineering has announced the promotions of several employees at the company’s Indianapolis office.

Brian Sahm was promoted to project engineer I, Frankie Tracena was promoted to designer and Jake Barker promoted to assistant project manager of environmental services.

Learn more about the company at wessler engineering.com.

REALTY WORLD welcomes brokers

Trisha Benefield has joined REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company Inc., a second generation Greenwood-based real estate brokerage firm, as a Realtor/broker associate.She graduated from Indiana University Kelley School of Business in 2001, with majors in marketing, business process management operations management and marketing distribution. She received an MBA from Butler University in 2004. Trisha spent eight years working for Lilly in various roles, including positions in marketing and sales. She can be reached at 317-600-6970.

Linda Schotter, has joined REALTY WORLD-Harbert Company Inc. as a Realtor/broker associate.

She has been in the real estate industry for nearly 20 years, starting out as a research assistant for an appraisal firm. She is a licensed appraiser in Indiana.

She began real estate brokerage services with Century 21 Scheetz beginning in 2015.

Junior Achievement gets $2,500 grant

Farm Credit Mid-America recently donated $2,500 to Junior Achievement of Central Indiana.The gift is part of the agricultural lender’s $10,000 grant awarded to Junior Achievement programs across the state.

The donation came during a presentation at Junior Achievement’s regional office in Indianapolis and will be used to educate students about career exploration, work readiness, entrepreneurship, financial literacy and philanthropy through experiential, hands-on programs.

Junior Achievement of Central Indiana serves 30 counties.