Records – March 18, 2013

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The Indianapolis-based law Brannon Robinson PC has changed its named to Brannon Sowers & Cracraft PC. Phone: 630-2810; fax: 630-2813.

Dr. Jennifer Whirley-Diaz has opened Medical Obesity Management of Indiana, specializing in medically supervised weight loss with diets of all types, serving patients of all sizes, at 2000 E. 116th St., Suite 102, Carmel. Contact; Phone: 564-4464.

Norcross Lodging Assocs. LLP, 120 S. Tibbs Ave., 46241, chapter 11 reorganization, liabilities: n/a; assets: n/a.

Tops Shelf Heating & Cooling, 526 Birch St., Beech Grove, 46102, chapter 7 liquidation, liabilities: $70,086; assets: $7,250.

The Indianapolis Professional Association scholarship fund to benefit from an organizational networking luncheon March 24 at 1 p.m. at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Tickets: $40. Contact

Autism Society of Indiana and the Special Olympics of Hamilton County to benefit from an evening of laughs and awareness March 29 at 8 p.m. at Pinheads, Britton Hall. Tickets $15. Contact Beth Schweigel at or (800) 609-8449.

Indiana Blind Children’s Foundation to benefit from a Texas Hold ‘Em Poker tournament April 6 at 11 a.m. at the Irsay Pavilion. Tickets: $80. Contact 554-2742 or

Autism Society of Indiana will receive a portion of the ticket price on a Night of Fun and Awareness with the Indiana Pacers April 9 at 7 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. To purchase tickets, visit, password: INDIANA.

Peacefield Equine Sanctuary to benefit from an art auction, wine and bubbly reception April 11 at 6 p.m. at the Mavris Arts and Event Center. Contact or Blaine Rueber at

St. Mary’s Child Center to benefit from its annual Spring Soiree April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza downtown. Tickets: $85. Contact Dana Smith at or 361-4883.

Assistance League of Indianapolis to benefit from the 2013 Star Gala “Viva Italia” April 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Ritz Charles. Tickets: $110. Visit

Second Helpings to benefit from Corks & Forks: A 15th Anniversary Celebration April 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tickets: $125. Contact

Indy Reads to benefit from Alphabet Affair – Celebrating the Letter “O” April 20 at 6 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency downtown. Tickets: $100. Contact 275-4040 or visit

Trusted Mentors to benefit from Empowerment and Eggs, a Networking Breakfast April 26 at 7:45 a.m. at the NCAA Conference Center. Contact

Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent to benefit from the 6th annual Celebration of Caring gala April 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the FedEx Aircraft Hangar. Sponsorships begin at $1,500. Visit or contact Ann Hall at or 338-5090.

St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church to benefit from the Time and Talent Auction April 27 at the church. Contact 846-8716.

The Learning Community of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra to benefit from a garden tour June 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Heck-Hasler House. Tickets: $10. Contact Joanna Weiler at 786-7328 or

Down Syndrome Indiana to benefit from the annual DSI D.A.D.S. charity golf event June 7 at 10:30 a.m. at Pebble Brook Golf Course. Tickets: $125. Contact Jessica Hadsell at 925-7617 or

Training Inc. to benefit from a golf outing June 21 at Heartland Crossing Golf Links. Tickets: $100. Contact 264-6740 or

Indiana Canine Assistance Network to benefit from the ICAN Golf Outing June 27 at 12:30 p.m. at Prairie View Golf Course. Tickets: $200. Contact 250-6450, ext. 10 or visit

Fundraising results
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation will use more than $30,000 raised by the Indiana Authors Awards Dinner and silent auction for eBook Tinker Stations at the Indianapolis Public Library.

Purdue University’s Brian Lamb School of Communication received an anonymous gift of $2 million to be used for faculty, school and student programs.

In Recognition
Blue & Co. LLC was named one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Nate Faris, Faris Tree Consulting, is the first arborist in Indiana to achieve both Registered Consulting Arborist and Board Certified Master Arborist distinctions.

Mary Aurtrey, Sr. Jeanne Hagelskamp, Anne Hathaway, Deborah Hearn Smith, Shanel Poole and Kathy Reehling received 2013 Indiana Torchbearer Awards from the Indiana Commission for Women.

Alexandra S. Sylvia, Plews Shadley Racher & Braun LLP, was elected to The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation.

CSO Architects received two best-of-category and two runner-up awards during the Interior Design Excellence Awards sponsored by the International Interior Design Association.

Jason Hopper and Cara Chittenden, Cordell & Cordell, were selected 2013 Indianapolis Rising Stars.

Crystal T. Williams, Barnes & Thornburg, was chosen to be a member of the 2013 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellows class.

Teri Cardwell, St. Vincent Hospital, has been named the 2013 National Association of Social Workers-Indiana Chapter Region 7 Social Worker of the Year. Doug Poe was named 2013 Community Partner of the Year.

Eight Riley Bennett & Egloff LLP attorneys were named Indiana Super Lawyers for 2013, four were selected as Indiana Rising Stars.•

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