Business briefs – April 7

Business video series set at Franklin’s Artcraft Theatre

Business owners and residents are invited to learn the 20 secrets to improving an individual business, a downtown or a strip mall.

The Historic Artcraft Theatre’s free business video series continues April 11 with the showing of “The 20 Ingredients of an Outstanding Downtown” by branding and marketing expert Roger Brooks. People can view the video at either of the two showings, which are 10 a.m. and noon.

The video series is sponsored by the Artcraft and the Johnson County Convention, Visitor and Tourism Commission, which oversees Festival Country Indiana.

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Berkshire Hathaway agency names their top producer

A real estate agency in Greenwood has named their top producer.

Beenu Sikand was named top producer with Berkshire Hathaway-Greenwood.

Credit union employees given President’s Award

Financial Center First Credit Union’s James Davidson and Marco Dominguez recently were awarded the 2018 President’s Awards at the company’s annual employee breakfast.

The President’s Award is the credit union’s highest honor and is awarded to those who show outstanding devotion and effort to serving its members and promoting the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’.

A former Indianapolis Public School teacher, Davidson serves as director of financial literacy at the credit union and focuses on providing seminars and individual credit counseling to non-profit organizations and local schools.

Dominguez serves as director of community development at the credit union and and focuses on fostering conversations and relationships in the international community, partnering with the Mexican Consulate, and leading the credit union’s International Advisory Council.

Mortgage broker ranked in Top Originators guide

Donnie Dodson, with Ruoff Home Mortgage, made the Scotsman Guide 2017 Top Originator.

Donnie Dodson was ranked No. 290 in Top Originators, which means most loans closed.

Scotsman Guide, the leading resource for mortgage originators, released its ninth annual Top Originators rankings on April 1. The list, which ranks the nation’s top mortgage producers, appears in Scotsman Guide’s April 2018 residential edition, and the rankings are available online at

Geek in Pink Company hosting semi-annual event

Geek in Pink Computer Repair will be holding their semi-annual recycling event during the month of April.

Geek in Pink is accepting both working and non-working computers, tablets, cell phones, and small electronics for recycling. Those who recycle unwanted devices during the event will receive a $10 Geek in Pink gift card to use toward future computer repair services. Geek in Pink also will destroy the data on your recycled devices by request at no charge.

Proceeds from recycled items benefit Central Nine Career Center’s IT & Electronics classroom for hands-on training and to purchase equipment for student use.

To participate, bring eligible devices to Geek in Pink, 996 S. State Road 135, Greenwood during regular business hours of  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

The company will not accept monitors, scanners, printers, large electronics, or parted-out computers. Area residents are welcome to recycle up to two computers per day and are limited to one gift card per day.