Business briefs – September 16

Ruoff Mortgage hires senior loan officer

Residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage has announced the addition of Joanna Sharp, senior loan officer, to the Greenwood office.

Sharp has worked as a sales manager and previously worked at Stonegate Mortgage for more than three years. Her areas of specialty are VA loans and first-time homebuyers. Joanna also has experience with renovation mortgages.

The Greenwood office is located at 972 Emerson Parkway, Suite C.

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Franciscan physician group changes name

Franciscan Physician Network Kendrick Colon & Rectal Center has changed its name to Indiana Colon & Rectal Specialists.

The group was founded in 1881 in Mooresville and is one of the state’s best-known colorectal surgical practices. Their surgeons perform 4,000 colonoscopies and more than 3,000 colorectal surgeries each year, including many of the most complicated procedures.

Indiana Colon & Rectal Specialists surgeons are board-certified and fellows of the American College of Surgeons and American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. The physicians are Drs. Olaf B. Johansen, Frederick R. Lane, Dipen C. Maun, Barry Melbert, Tobi J. Reidy and Ben M. Tsai.

Since 2008, the practice has been home to a fellowship training program established through a partnership with Franciscan Health and the Indiana University School of Medicine.

Home Bank honors board members for service

Home Bank SB recently recognized two directors for dedication and service to the organization. Gene Levell and Stan Mattila were honored for their dedication of time, wisdom and leadership to Home Bank.

Levell is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a director. Levell joined the board of directors in 1967 while serving as vice president. He became president and CEO in 1981 and retired from the organization in 2000. Currently, Levell serves as chairman of the bank’s board of directors.

Mattila was recognized for his 25th anniversary as a director. Mattila began service with Home Bank’s Board in 1991. Mattila and his family own and operate Ace Hardware in Martinsville.

Moore recognized for 40 years at Home Bank

Home Bank recently recognized Dan Moore for 40 years of service to the institution. Moore began his career at the bank in 1977 as a loan officer. He currently serves as president and CEO.

Throughout his career, Moore has been actively involved in the community, as well as the banking industry. He currently serves the vice chairman of the Federal Home Loan Bank in Indianapolis and as a director of IU Health Morgan. On a national level, he is a director for the Confessing Movement of the United Methodist Church. He serves on the Mutual Advisory Board for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. In 2016, he was recognized by ADVISA USA as the recipient of its inaugural Inspiring Leader Award.

Home Bank establishes award to honor employee

Home Bank SB recently recognized loan servicing specialist Kris Gill with the establishment of a community leadership award in her name.

The bank will present the inaugural Kris Gill Servant Leadership Award in 2018 to an individual who demonstrates the tenets of service to others. Gill is being honored for her dedicated efforts over 20 years to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Serving as team captain for the Home Bank RFL team since 1998, Gill has led fundraisers, netting over $122,000 in donations. As part of Home Bank’s community gifting program, Gill was recognized for her compassion and determination with $10,000 to be donated to Morgan County Relay for Life in her honor.

Nominations for the award will be sought among individuals in Morgan, Johnson and Hendricks counties, markets served by the bank.

Greenwood mayor leads Indiana conference

The Indiana Conference of Mayors recently elected Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers president of the organization. Myers took office immediately and will serve for one year.

Myers is currently serving in his second term as Greenwood mayor.

Formed in 1998, the Indiana Conference of Mayors, is an affiliate of Aim, the advocacy group for Indiana’s cities and towns. Its purpose is to give special focus on the needs and concerns of the elected chief executives of Indiana’s 120 cities.

New yoga studio to open in Franklin next month

A new yoga studio will open in October in Franklin.

Peace through Yoga will open its fourth neighborhood yoga studio on Oct. 21 in Franklin. The studio will be located at 229 S. Main Street, one block south of the Johnson County Courthouse and in front of Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza.

Peace through Yoga offers classes to students on a spectrum of abilities and interests, including gentle/restorative yoga classes, vinyasa classes, specialized beginner level classes and chair yoga. Other classes and workshops in meditation techniques, philosophy, advanced poses and specialty interests are offered monthly.

A grand opening party is set for 6 p.m. Oct. 21 at the studio in downtown Franklin. A community yoga class will begin at 6 p.m., with pizza, refreshments and local artists and vendors selling their wares. Free classes also will be offered through Oct. 21.

Tractor Supply to host farmers market in October

The Tractor Supply store in Franklin is looking for farmers, crafters and artisans to sell their homemade and homegrown goods at its farmers market on Oct. 7.

Tractor Supply is encouraging crafters and growers with an interest in everything from homemade crafts and candles to baked goods, art and gardening to sign up.

To register, vendors can visit TSCEventPartners.com or the Franklin store.

Nonprofit organizations and food trucks are also welcome to register.

Pilsung Martial Arts opens expanded studio

Pilsung ATA Martial Arts is celebrating 15 years of building a stronger and healthier community by hosting a grand opening of its expanded and enhanced facility at 1729 U.S. 31 South in Greenwood.

The event begins at noon on Sept. 22 with a ribbon-cutting by the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce and tour of the new facility. On Sept. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. the facility will be open to the public.

The new facility features a larger training area, which creates a safer environment. The new space also accommodates more training equipment.

The staff of Pilsung ATA Martial Arts will host a series of mini-clinics on self-defense, bullying prevention, board breaking skills, leadership and more. All clinics are free of charge to the public and anyone completing three or more of the clinics will earn a Pilsung Class Pass good for three free classes in age-appropriate programs.

Pilsung ATA Martial Arts, a member school of the ATA, is led by Rosemarie Myers, 5th Degree Black Belt and chief of instruction. Myers is a 20-year veteran of martial arts.

Ruoff names top loan originator for August

Residential mortgage lender Ruoff Home Mortgage announced that Donnie Dodson was the top loan originator company-wide for the month of August. The top spot in each branch office, as well as the company, is based on the number of closed loans during the month.

Dodson has been with Ruoff Home Mortgage since May 2015. He has won the top spot several times.

Dodson works out of the Greenwood office, which is located at 972 Emerson Parkway, Suite C.