November 17, 2013

Business in brief, week of Nov. 17, 2013


---- — Carroll businesses recognized at dinner

DELPHI — The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recognized several award winners at its Oct. 30 annual meeting.

The “Chamber Business of the Year” Award was given to Tri Green Tractor in recognition of its business practices, investments in their employees and their community.

In addition, the Chamber presented the “Charles Carroll Award” to Dick Bradshaw, owner of Delphi Body Works and a native of Carroll County.

The Carroll County Economic Development Corporation in conjunction with the county chamber presented five “Community Enhancement Awards.”

The 2013 Community Enhancement Award for the city of Delphi was presented to Indiana Farm Bureau for a complete transformation with a new building, landscape, expanded lot and parking.

The Community Enhancement Award for Flora was presented to Genda Funeral Homes/Reinke Chapel.

Maple Leaf on Main was recognized for the town of Camden.

The Dollar General Store was the recipient for the town of Burlington with a huge transformation of the former IGA store.

The recipient for the county-at-large was awared to the Indiana Packers Employee Health Clinic located south of Delphi.

Carroll chamber elects new board members

DELPHI — More than 80 were on hand at the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting Oct. 30 to elect new directors to the board.

Janet Smith from IPC was voted to renew her three-year term. Other members to join the board include Gretchen Walker from First Financial Bank, Mike Fincher with Peak Community Services, Peter Circle, owner of the Sandwich Shop, and Renee Randolph with Lafayette Bank & Trust.

Salin Bank names Terri Gill new VP

INDIANAPOLIS — Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank appointed commercial banker Terri L. Gill its new vice president.

Gill’s career in banking began in 1982 as a management trainee at Merchants Bank. Most recently, Gill served as senior commercial real estate relationship manager for an Ohio-based financial institution, Fifth Third Bank, where she managed an extensive investment real estate portfolio.

At Salin Bank, Gill will be responsible for contributing to the success of Salin’s business and commercial real estate.

Gill is a certified commercial investment member and is involved in the Indianapolis chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women. Terri is a graduate of Indiana University, with a bachelor’s of science degree in public administration.

Salin Bank and Trust Company operates 21 banking locations including ones in Delphi, Flora, Galveston and Logansport.

FEMA recognizes housing director

Rocky Buffum, Logansport, was recently recognized by the Federal Emergency Management Agency as a professional continuity practitioner.

The Continuity Excellence Series is dedicated to recognizing and enhancing excellence in the development and implementation of continuity programs. Courses will help federal, state, local and tribal officials and medical personnel plan for and maintain operations in order to continue providing critical services to their stakeholders following a disaster.

Buffum currently works as the executive director of the Logansport Housing Authority and is an associate faculty member in the Emergency Management Program for the University of Phoenix.

He previously served six years as a professional staff member for the American Red Cross and as a volunteer firefighter/EMT.

Buffum also currently serves as a board member for the Cass County Citizen Corps Council, Cass County Emergency Management Advisory Council, Local Emergency Planning Committee, Logansport Fuller Center for Housing and the Salvation Army.