Sandwich shops open on U.S. 31 in Franklin
Franklin recently got a new sandwich shop. Firehouse Subs has opened on U.S. 31 at Main Street.
The restaurant at 1707 N. Morton St. is open 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The interior design reflects the surrounding town, including nearby Franklin Fire Department Station 22, local school mascots dressed in firefighting gear and a statue of Ben Franklin.
Physician network names care executive director
Gwen O’Malley has been named primary care executive director at Community Physician Network.
She previously served as a group practice director for the organization.
O’Malley will partner with providers and staff to develop programs that will enhance services in primary care. She earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College and a master’s degree from Indiana University.
Before coming to Community in 2010, she was director of operations for specialty care at St. Francis Medical Group. She also has served as an administrator for Indiana University Medical Center Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Financial manager hired as college vice president
Daniel Schluge has joined Franklin College as vice president of finance.
Schluge has more than 20 years of experience working in business and finance.
He most recently was vice president and controller of OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc., where he managed mutual fund financial reporting, investment accounting and commissions among other duties.
He has experience developing strategic plans for finance operations, vendor management, external audits, corporate insurance, regulatory examinations and banking.
Schluge has been a certified public accountant since 1989. He is a resident of Indianapolis. He earned his degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s College.
Employment agent joins charitable program
Express Employment Professionals in Indianapolis is helping put people to work this holiday season.
All four offices in the Indianapolis area are taking part in the “Hire 1 … Help 2” job placement initiative. The goal of the program is to put 250 additional people to work next week and feed 250 needy families this Thanksgiving season.
The company is working toward helping as many people as possible earn a paycheck in time for the holiday season. Using 100 percent of the proceeds, the company will partner with local ministries and food pantries to donate a full Thanksgiving meal to feed one family in need for every person put out to work.
“This is where the idea of hiring one and helping two came from. When a company hires one person, they are helping two families: one by earning a paycheck in time for the holidays and the other by receiving a Thanksgiving meal,” Mike Heffner, franchise owner of the Greenwood office, said in a statement.
The company is partnering with local food pantries, including Mount Pleasant Christian Church’s Living Bread Inc. and Wheeler Mission.
Local businesses can help by hiring an Express associate, providing a reference for that associate to use in finding future employment and sharing the campaign with other businesses in the community.
Real estate executive named honor agent
Welbourne Realty has announced that Tanya Smythe, vice president of residential sales, has been named a Five-Star Real Estate agent in the Indianapolis area for 2012.
Five Star Professional partnered with an Indianapolis magazine to survey real estate agents and identify exceptional agents. Fewer than 5 percent of the 15,280 Indianapolis residents holding real estate licenses were selected.
Vintage clothing store to open in Greenwood
Bloomington-based Piace Boutique will open a store next to Bonefish Grill in the Allyne Park retail center at 1011 N. State Road 135 in Greenwood.
The store opens Friday. Store hours for the weekend will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The store is a vintage-inspired women’s clothing boutique selling apparel, jewelry, accessories, shoes and gifts. Merchandise includes both independent brands and well-known clothing lines.
Store hours will be 11 to 5 p.m. Monday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.