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September 3, 2013

Business in brief, week of Sept. 1

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INDIANAPOLIS — Miami Correctional Facility was among the more than 500 Indiana Department of Correction staff members representing 24 teams participating in the 2013 FedEx Plane Pull Challenge at the former Indianapolis International Airport recently.

Through various fundraisers and donations, the IDOC raised almost $45,000 for Special Olympics Indiana. While every IDOC team put forth a valiant effort to pull the 164,000 pound FedEx Boeing 757 across the tarmac, Putnamville Correctional Facility’s team, The Dark Knight Rises II, had the fastest overall time for the second year in a row, pulling the plane 12 feet in just 5.116 seconds.

MCF’s team made the pull in 6.003 seconds coming in 12th in the Public Safety Division. The team raised $2,090 for Special Olympics.

Health and Wellness event Sept. 30-Oct. 1

INDIANAPOLIS — The 2013 Indiana Employee Health and Wellness Summit takes place Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Crowne Plaza at Union Station in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce — along with the Wellness Council of Indiana, INShape Indiana and the American Diabetes Association — is hosting the two-day session.

Organizations can learn how to take wellness initiatives to the next level, how to use goal-setting to improve health, how to become an AcheiveWELL Five-Star Certified organization and much more.

The two-day summit will include ducational break-out sessions and the health and wellness expo with more than 40 industry vendors in attendance.

Dr. Jo Litchen, America’s on-the-go-health guru, will deliver the opening keynote Oct. 1, and Hank Orme, former president of Lincoln Industries, will give the closing address.

The cost for the summit is $299 for both days; $109 for those attending on Sept. 30; and $199 for those attending on Oct. 1. The reduced student price is $99 for one day or $199 for both days. Companies sending one representative may send a second for half price.

To register, visit www.indianachamber.com/conferences, visit the Indiana Employee Health and Wellness Summit web site at www.indianawellnesssummit.com, or call 317-264-6885 or 800-824-6885.

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