Business briefs – September 2

Local woman recognized at state Republican dinner

Susie Misiniec was recognized as 2017 honoree from the Johnson County Republican Women’s Club at the 36nd annual Tribute to Women dinner.

The dinner was hosted by the Indiana Federation of Republican Women on Aug. 11 at the Ritz Charles in Carmel.

State Treasurer Kelly Mitchell, Auditor of State Tera Klutz, and IFRW President Suzanne Heinzmann joined in recognizing Misiniec for her outstanding service and leadership in her local republican women’s club, the Indiana Federation of Republican Women and the Indiana Republican Party.

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Whiteland McDonald’s gets technological upgrade

A Whiteland McDonald’s restaurant has gotten a facelift and new technology upgrades.

The restaurant in the Love’s gas station plaza at 2962 E. County Road 500N, owned by Pete Wojtowicz, includes several new features.

The restaurant’s new digital self-order kiosks streamlines the process of ordering and paying for a meal. Once the guest places an order, orders are delivered to tables by McDonald’s crew members.

Willard competes for tenderloin honor

The Willard Restaurant in Franklin is one of 32 restaurants across the state competing to win a local competition’s top spot for its tenderloin.

The restaurant is competing in Visit Indiana’s “Best of Indiana” tenderloin competition. The Willard was nominated for the contest by Journey Johnson County.

The Willard’s tenderloin won first place in the People’s Choice category and the Breaded Tenderloin category in this summer’s Tenderloin Throwdown in Greensburg, according to a statement.

The recipe includes farm-raised pork from Frankfort battered with buttermilk, flour and spices.

Restaurant patrons have until Oct. 27 to go online and vote for the Willard. The winners will be announced Nov. 1. Area residents are encouraged to go to and vote for The Willard.