Business briefs – March 18

Commonwealth Engineers honored for water treatment project

Commonwealth Engineers Inc. received a State Finalist award for engineering excellence from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana.The award was made in recognition of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements Project for the Southwestern Consolidated School District.

This award is made each year by ACEC Indiana to recognize an outstanding engineering achievement that demonstrates merit and ingenuity.

Burton selected for commerce, economic development task force

State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) recently was selected to serve as the public sector co-chair for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Task Force on Commerce, Insurance and Economic Development.As co-chair of this task force, Burton’s responsibilities will include overseeing meetings and working to ensure that the task force identifies and addresses issues that are important to taxpayers.

Burton also will be tasked with finding new public and private sector members for the group.

Burton currently serves as the chair of the Indiana House of Representatives’ Committee on Financial Institutions.

Caregiver Homes hires new community partnerships director

Caregiver Homes of Indiana, a provider of structured family caregiving through state Medicaid waivers, has hired Lisa Bennett as director for community partnerships.She joins Caregiver Homes to lead statewide marketing efforts and build upon the strong relationships the organization has established in communities across Indiana.

Prior to joining the Caregiver Homes of Indiana team, Bennett served as the regional director of marketing for American Senior Communities, building and managing their staff and outreach to stakeholders. She also was a team member at IU Health Systems where she worked with physicians and recruiting patients.

Bennett holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Marian University. She currently lives in Greenwood with her family.

Caregiver Homes of Indiana is a division of Seniorlink.

For more information, call 1-866-797-2333 or the local office at 574-334-4550.

Mitsubishi receives health and safety certification

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control Inc., of Franklin, received certification as a participating organization in the Indiana Safety and Health Recognition Program.As an INSHARP site, the facility is a representation of occupational safety and health program excellence for Hoosier businesses.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control, Inc., is a manufacturer and supplier of automotive air-conditioning systems, including the Mitsubishi Scroll Compressor, and employer of 170 workers. The facility was developed and has been at its location in Franklin for 20 years.

The Indiana Safety and Health Recognition Program provides recognition to Hoosier employers that operate exemplary safety and health management systems.

Pet Valu, a new pet store, opens in Greenwood on State Road 135

Pet Valu, a retailer of pet foods and accessories, recently opened a new store in Greenwood.The new store is at 5889 State Road 135, Greenwood.

To learn more about the store, visit

Community Health appoints vice president of retail services

Community Health Network announced recently that Nichole Wilson, DPT, MBA is the new vice president of retail services.Wilson joined Community in 2005 as a physical therapist and athletic trainer. By 2006, she was promoted to clinic manager and in 2009 she led the entire physical therapy and rehabilitation division. She also spear-headed the launch of Community’s first sports medicine program.

In her new role, Wilson is responsible for a wide range of retail patient services including outpatient services for rehabilitation, physical therapy, sports medicine, imaging and employer health. She will also provide support for Community MedCheck, school nursing and the 12 new Community Clinic at Walgreen locations opening later this year.

Wilson graduated from DePauw University with a major in sports medicine, and earned her clinical doctorate from the University of Indianapolis.