Bubalo earns insurance licence

Brett Bubalo of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Pendleton recently earned his insurance license. This license allows him to offer a variety of annuities and other insurance products in addition to the other services he provides.

Edward Jones is headquarters in St. Louis.

Ed Martin Toyota earns award

Ed Martin Toyota, located at 5400 Scatterfield Road, Anderson, has won Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A., Inc.’s prestigious President’s Award for outstanding sales and service. Ed Martin Toyota is owned by Mark Harrison, this is the 2nd time the dealership has won this coveted award.

The President’s Award pays homage to Toyota dealerships throughout the U.S. that achieve high standards of performance in all facets of the automotive dealer profession, including vehicle and parts sales, service and customer satisfaction.

“Ed Martin Toyota earned one of Toyota’s highest tributes, the President’s Award, through its outstanding professionalism and commitment to quality,” said Paul Holdridge, general manager, TMS, Chicago Region. “Ed Martin Toyota achieved exemplary standards of performance in sales and service, and most importantly, in satisfying our customers’ needs.”

TMS has recognized dealers with the President’s Award annually since 1986.

Kinzie promoted at Miller’s Merry Manor

WARSAW — Patrick Boyle, President/CEO of Miller’s Health Systems, Inc., recently announced the promotion of Ryan Kinzie to the position of administrator at Miller’s Merry Manor of Chesterfield.

Kinzie has been a part of the Miller’s Health Services team for two years, serving previously at the Logansport Miller’s Merry Manor and most recently as the administrator of Miller’s Merry Manor at Autumnwood Hospital.

He received his bachelor of science degree from Ball State University and resides in Noblesville with his wife, Janean and their daughter.

As administrator Kinzie oversees all aspects of operations at Miller’s Merry Manor, a care center specializing in Medicare-certified rehabilitation along with a variety of health and support services.

‘The best places to work in Indiana’

Investment giant Edward Jones and Schmidt Associates, an architectural firm in downtown Indianapolis, took top honors Wednesday in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s third-annual “Best Places to Work in Indiana” program.

According to a press release from the chamber, this marks the third time Edward Jones — with 356 branch offices in the state — has finished No. 1 among the large employers, while Schmidt Associates has garnered first place both times it’s entered the small to medium-sized employer category.

Financial adviser Marly Hardy Snyder, who works out of the Edward Jones office off Eighth Street in Anderson, represented Edward Jones at the Wednesday dinner where the winning companies were announced.

The honorees were determined through employer reports and comprehensive employee surveys, with winners selected in two categories: small to medium-sized companies of between 25 and 249 employees, and large-sized companies consisting of 250 or more employees. Out-of-state parent companies were eligible to participate if at least 25 full-time employees are in Indiana.

For a list of the top 40 small and medium-sized companies and the top 25 large companies to work for in Indiana, according to the chamber, visit www.bestplacestoworkin.com.

Chaille hired at Energize-ECI Inc.

MUNCIE — E. Roy Budd, Executive Director of Energize-ECI, Inc., has announced that Holly A. Chaille has been hired as Resource Development Manager. Chaille will research, review, write grant applications and manage all aspects of securing grants and  new revenue opportunities for Blackford and Delaware counties.  The new position is a collaboration between the counties, organized by John Brooke, President of the Delaware County Commissioners; Bob O’Rourke, President of the Blackford County Commissioners; Dax Norton, Executive Director of Blackford County Development Corporation; and Energize-ECI, Inc. A focus of the new grant development position will be to advance economic development, upgrading infrastructure and improve the quality of life in the two counties. 

Chaille holds a bachelor of science degree in psychology and a masters in educational psychology from Ball State University, and is currently working on a doctorate in Natural Resources and Environment Management.

She has been a small business owner and has served as Watershed Coordinator for the White River Watershed Project.  Recently, she was project leader for the Jake’s Creek Water Conservation Project, a collaborative effort between Ball State University and the Muncie Sanitary District. She has experience in grant writing, donor development and project management.

Energize-ECI, Inc. is a public/private partnership providing pro-active services and programs to encourage new business investment in East Central Indiana. 

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