Business briefs – June 10

Freddy’s Frozen Custard coming soon

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers has broken ground for a new restaurant in Franklin.The eatery is slated open in late summer on the northwest corner of Simon Road and U.S. 31, in front of the new Meijer store.

Freddy’s Frozen Custard has a location in Columbus.

The 3,200 square-foot, free-standing restaurant will seat 98 guests with additional seating on the patio. Drive-thru service will also be available.

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The fast-casual restaurant restaurant serves lean ground-beef steakburgers, Vienna Beef hot dogs, shoestring fries and frozen custard.

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Business leaders open new agency

Two Johnson County business leaders have launched a new digital marketing agency.Clever Dogs Media Inc. offers website development, digital and social media content and integrated marketing services to businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Johnson County residents Jeff Owen and Sean Miller, who both have extensive backgrounds in technology, marketing and business development, are partners in the venture.

Owen previously operated a digital marketing firm, J Owen Media LLC for eight years.

Miller was a long-time partner in Promex Technologies, a Franklin-based medical device manufacturer, which was sold in 2014.

Owen and Miller worked together at Promex.

Owen spent 30 years in the newspaper and publishing industry, including 24 years as editor and then publisher of the Daily Journal. He is vice chair of the Johnson County Development Corp. and immediate past chair of Aspire Johnson County. He also is a partner in a nonprofit strategic planning firm, Arete Purpose Consulting in Greenwood. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and also has taught communications courses at Franklin College.

During Miller’s partnership at Promex, his company developed and produced biopsy devices and an ophthalmology surgical device used by healthcare providers around the world. He also founded Monolith Innovations, a product development and consulting company, in 2011, and worked as a senior technology manager with George S. Olive in Indianapolis. He holds patents in the areas of medical devices and mobile data storage systems. He is a graduate of Indiana University.

The company offices are at 310 W. Main St., Suite 205, Greenwood, IN 46142.

Group donates to health foundation

Indiana Members Credit Union recently presented a check for $3,213 to Community Health Network Foundation as part of an ongoing debit card give-back program. The partnership allows members to show their support of the independent nonprofit hospital system by signing up for and using a Community Health Network debit card. Every time the card is used as a signature based transaction, Community Health Network Foundation benefits. The more cards that are in use, the larger the contribution.The card is available for issue to members at IMCU’s 25 Central Indiana locations. The Community Health Network debit card is free to members with a free checking account and can be issued immediately.

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Hospital heart and stroke care award

Franciscan Health Indianapolis has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award.The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.

To receive the award, hospitals must achieve 85 percent or higher adherence to all indicators for two or more consecutive years and achieve 75 percent or higher compliance with five of eight quality measures.

The measurements focus on use of medications such as clot-busting and anti-clotting drugs, blood thinners and cholesterol-reducing drugs, preventive action for deep vein thrombosis and smoking cessation counseling.

Franciscan Health’s has a certification as a Primary Stroke Center from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, an independent, nationally recognized accreditation authority.

Top loan originator announced at Ruoff

Residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage announced that Donnie Dodson was the top loan originator companywide for the month of May. The top spot in each branch office, as well as the company, is based on the number of closed loans during the month, as compared to peers.Dodson has been with Ruoff Home Mortgage since May 2015.

Dodson works out of the Greenwood office, 972 Emerson Parkway, Suite C.