Business briefs – March 4

Senior Promise opens new location on southside

Franciscan Senior Promise has opened a new facility on the Indianapolis’s southside.The main office is now located at 8778 S. Madison Ave. and is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Other offices remain at Franciscan Health Indianapolis, 8111 S. Emerson Ave., and Franciscan Health Mooresville.

Originally called Senior Advantage when it was launched in 1987, Franciscan Senior Promise offers Medicare insurance counseling through Franciscan Insurance Services Inc., and discounts on health and wellness services, as well as a telephone hotline.

In observance of its 30th anniversary, Franciscan Senior Promise will host a public open house 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at its Madison Avenue location. The reception will include free refreshments and giveaways.

Visitors can tour the new facility, which includes a large meeting room for special events, classes and seminars, a coffee bar and expanded access to computer stations for members.

Members also receive free monthly newsletters, health screenings and wellness education.

To join Franciscan Senior Promise, go to, or call 317-528-8277.

Christina Place wins ratings website nod

Christina Place, senior care services provider in Franklin, was recently honored with 2017 Best of Senior Living Awards from website is a ratings and reviews site for senior care and services in North America.

Award recipients represent the top tier of in-home care, assisted living, and other senior living providers, based on online reviews written by seniors and their families, according to a statement.

To qualify for the Best of 2017 Awards, providers must have maintained an average overall rating of at least 4.5 stars while receiving three or more new reviews in 2016.

Wessler Engineering wins award for trail design

Wessler Engineering of Indianapolis has earned a national recognition for its work on the Fry Road Trail in Greenwood.The award was given at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 50th annual Engineering Excellence Awards.

ACEC is the Washington-D.C.-based business association of the engineering industry representing more than 5,000 independent engineering firms throughout the United States.

Wessler Engineering created the Rain Trail for the half-mile route of the buried 36-in diameter sewer line by creating an 8-foot wide multi-use trail topped with porous asphalt. The pavement allows rainwater to seep through the surface into a perforated plastic pipe, which channels runoff into the city’s stormwater management system.

The green engineering solution provides the city with a popular new recreational amenity without the need for expansive new drainage infrastructure. The project also improves safety, as pedestrians no longer have to walk immediately adjacent to a busy Fry Road.

Wessler Engineering provides civil and environmental engineering design services.

Tralee Properties real estate firm hires agent

Weichert Realtors-Tralee Properties announced the hiring of real estate agent Rachel Manners at the Greenwood office.Tralee Properties, located at 500 U.S. 31 South, is an independently owned and operated affiliate of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc.

For more information, contact Dan Moriarty at 317-883-3333 or