Business briefs



Breast care specialist joins Franciscan practice

Dr. Juliana E. Meyer has joined Franciscan Physician Network Breast Specialists.

She joins Dr. Erika L. Rager with office locations at the Franciscan St. Francis Cancer Center at 8111 S. Emerson Ave., Indianapolis, and Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville, 1205 Hadley Road. Meyer will add a location at Franciscan St. Francis Health–Carmel in January.

A board-certified surgeon and Fellow in the American College of Surgeons, Meyer will focus on the treatment of breast disease and melanoma.

Meyer has held academic appointments with the Indiana University School of Medicine, where she completed fellowship training at IU in oncology quality and outcomes and clinical hepatobiliary.

She received her undergraduate degree in psychobiology at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and earned her medical degree from the IU School of Medicine, where she attained academic honors. She completed a general surgery residency and later served as chief resident at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine in Springfield, Massachusetts.

She has been widely published in professional journals and is a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons, Association of Women Surgeons, American College of Surgeons.


Greenwood-based artisans expand retail outreach

Greenwood-based Fun With Rick and Jane Crafts has expanded distribution of the company’s specialty handmade leather goods and hand-sewn items.

In addition to Head Over Heels, Male Instinct, and Reliable Vintage in Nashville, the St. Vincent Hospital Gift Shop in Indianapolis and, customers can buy the company’s accessories on

The online store enables smaller brands to access larger markets, according to a statement from Fun With Rick and Jane.

Rick and Jane Koen formed Fun With Rick and Jane Crafts in 2011. Jane Koen makes no-slip hairbands, handbags, cloth cellphone cases, and ID/cellphone case combinations. Rick Koen is a leather artisan making bracelets, belts, purses, hats, cell and specialty cases and leather journals.

Their business has a green aspect because most of their raw materials come from thrift shops. Scrap leather from local leather shops is the basis for a lot of Rick’s leather goods.

The Koens have lived in Greenwood for over 20 years where they raised three daughters.

Moving company opens office on southside

Jay’s Moving Company has expanded its service area to the southside.

The new office at 5340 Commerce Circle, Suite B, Indianapolis, opened this month.

Jay’s Moving Company is an Indianapolis-based moving company, founded in 1951. The company offers residential, intra-house moves, unloading or loading, packing, boxes and supplies, storage service and commercial/office moves.

For more information, contact Jeff Williams at 638-7033, email or visit

Boxing-workout gym ready to open in Greenwood

9Round, a gym that focuses on boxing, kickboxing and strength training, is set to open in early December in Greenwood.

9Round members get a full-body workout in 30 minutes through boxing, kickboxing and strength training. There are no class times. A new workout begins every three minutes, allowing customers to come when it is convenient for them.

The first Greenwood 9Round location will open in the Fairview Corners center, 520 N. State Road 135, Suite Q, on Dec. 8.

Information: 300-1830,

Car dealership opens

on U.S. 31 in Franklin

The car dealership Superior Auto opened this month in Franklin.

According to a statement from the company, the dealership specializes in helping people purchase vehicles no matter their current credit rating.

The dealership is at 1351 N. Morton St. (U.S. 31 North) in Franklin.

Information: 668-0500

Art fundraiser benefits Whiteland band program

Indiana Members Foundation, the charitable arm of Indiana Members Credit Union, recently donated more than $700 to the Whiteland Community High School band department through its Canvas for a Cause fundraiser.

The foundation hosted the event at the school in early October. The funds raised will help purchase new marching band uniforms. Local artist James Martin led the event, helping participants create their own work of art.

The Indiana Members Foundation Canvas for a Cause raises money for schools and nonprofits that serve youth in the community.

Indiana Members Foundation will host another Canvas for a Cause event benefiting the school’s band department on Jan. 21 at the high school. To register for the event or for more information visit

Franciscan St. Francis names marketing manager

Stephanie A. Nichols has been appointed marketing manager for Franciscan St. Francis Health.

She joins the marketing and community relations staff and will lead strategic marketing and communications efforts for the women and children’s services lines at the hospital’s Indianapolis and Mooresville campuses.

Nichols most recently served as marketing regional lead consultant for St. Vincent Health in Hamilton County and served in other marketing leadership roles during her tenure.

A Greenwood resident, she earned a master’s degree in public relations at Ball State University and received her undergraduate degree in communications from Hanover College. She is Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified and has held memberships in the Indiana Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations Society and Public Relations Society of America.

Cellphone stores plan effort to feed hungry

The Cellular Connection, a Verizon cellular retailer, will donate and volunteer at local food banks through its Stop the Hunger initiative this holiday season.

Until Dec. 12, participating stores are encouraging local families to bring in canned and boxed food, which will be delivered to the community’s food bank. The participating stores in Greenwood are at 1279 N. Emerson Ave., Suite A; 81 N. State Road 135 and 120 W. Smith Valley Road, Suite E.

In addition to the food drive, each participating store will donate funds and employees will volunteer at local food banks until the end of December.