Pitch In: Notes from Hamilton County

Notes from all over the county

October - November 2018

Strawtown Koteewi ParkReader’s Digest recently included Strawtown Koteewi Park on its list of “41 Mini Family Vacations That Won’t Break the Bank”  The list includes other exotic destinations as San Juan, Punta Cana, Maui, Cape Cod, Niagara Falls and New Orleans. 

Carmel’s Museum of Miniature Houses will upgrade 25-year-old ceiling lighting thanks in part to a $6,800 Heritage Support Grant from the Indiana Historical Society.

Nickel Plate Express acquired the historic Nickel Plate business car number one to be used for business retreats, private parties and themed excursions. (pictured)

Beaver Materials has secured naming rights to the Noblesville Millers football field for $83,000 over five years. Named Hare Chevrolet field for the past twelve years, it will now be called Beaver Field.

Community Health Network reached a new agreement with Hamilton Southeastern Schools to operate an employee health center, provide sports medicine services and manage the school nurse clinics for the school district’s 21,600 students and 2,500 employees.

Mike StewartMike Stewart (pictured) was elected President of Logan Street Sanctuary, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) cultural arts organization that operates out of an historic renovated building on Logan Street in Noblesville.

Sheridan’s Madeline Atkinson was one of only 13 students out of 3300 to graduate from Ball State University this year with a straight-A average.

First Farmers Financial Corp. announced plans to open two new branches of First Farmers Bank & Trust by the fourth quarter of this year in Lafayette and Terre Haute.

Kroger, which operates eleven food stores in Hamilton County, announced it will gradually phase out single-use plastic bags and transition to reusable bags across all its stores in the next seven years.

PIP in Carmel was recognized as one of the top twenty-five in the entire PIP franchise network.  

The Hamilton County Leadership Academy announced its class of 2019: Chelsea Beaman, CLB Management Consulting; Brian Bondus, ALO Property Group; Andrew Bradford, Conner Prairie; Drew Braley, Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf;Todd Dailey, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group; Michael Daugherty, First Merchants Private Wealth Advisors; Brian Dell, Colliers International; Laura Denis, Noblesville Schools; Megan Earnest, Simon Property Group; Leigh Ann Erickson, Fairbanks and Hope Academy; Michael Fry, LUNA Language Services; Justin Furr, Crew Carwash; Janet Gafkjen, Good Samaritan Network; Leslie Gieger, Church Church Hittle + Antrim; Dr. Sherry Grate, Westfield Washington Schools; Katie Guerra, The Play School; Brandy Hill, Riverview Health; Carla Hill, BSA LifeStructures; Peggy Hogan, Purple Ink HR; Chris Johnson, PNC Bank; Caitlin Karvasky, Moser Consulting; Melanie Lentz, City of Carmel; Jennifer Maxwell, CleanSlate Technology Group; Rebecca McGuckin, River's Edge Natural Health; Derek McMichael, Community Health Network; Whitney Moore, Whitney Moore Photography; Mackenzie Poole, Legacy Fund; Gary Sexton, The Sexton Group; Ann Marie Shambaugh, Current Publishing; Stephanie Smith, Smith House; Steve Sneath, Hamilton County Parks and Recreation; Rachel Sorvig, Bose Public Affairs Group; Jeff Steeg, The Center for the Performing Arts; Bob Swanay, Carmel Clay Public Library; Kert Toler, Halakar Properties; Kyle Wise, Beck's Hybrids