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Business at a glance

Ignite LLC, a business and brand development company, has been started by Richard Gripp. Gripp, a certified brand strategist, was the co-founder and principle of Catalyst Marketing Design. For information, go to

Parkview Whitley Hospital in Columbia City received the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators Award from the American Nurses Association. The award recognizes sustained overall excellence in nursing quality indicators.

The following companies joined the Apartment Association of Fort Wayne-Northeast Indiana as regular members: Heron Preserve I & II in Warsaw, Orchard Ridge in Warsaw, Overlook Senior Villas in Columbia City and Pike Lake Pointe in Warsaw. New associate members are Key Exteriors in Fort Wayne and National Tenant Network in Indianapolis.

Fort Wayne Metals was named a 2012 Plan Sponsor of the Year finalist by the editors of PlanSponsor magazine. The award recognizes plan sponsors that demonstrate leadership in providing a more secure retirement for employees.

Mike’s Carwash recently washed its 100 millionth vehicle. The milestone was reached at the West 86th Street location in Indianapolis. The company began as Mike’s Minit-Man Carwash in 1948 in Fort Wayne.

Do it Best Corp. had record attendance at its recent Winter Conference in Orlando, Fla., which included event specials from vendors and a variety of social and networking activities.

Barrett & McNagny LLP was named as one of the top nationally ranked law firms in Fortune Magazine’s inaugural 2012 Top Ranked Law Firms listing in the Dec. 26, 2012, Investor’s Guide issue.

Sullivan Builders LLC has relocated to Mike Thomas Associates Realtors at 14033 Illinois Road. For information, call 438-3800 or 625-5550.

Moake Park Group was commissioned to design a food service and dining hall renovation for the Noyer Halls Complex by Ball State University.

DeKalb Health officially opened its new ExpressCare track, which offers accessible, walk-in medical care for the treatment of non-emergency or non-critical conditions. It is part of its new emergency department.

General Credit Union received the regional and national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award. The award represents the social responsibility recognition program for credit unions nationwide to encourage credit union and chapter involvement in community projects and activities.

Lutheran Life Villages will become a Leadership Level Investor in the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and will participate on the Regional Opportunities Council, which oversees the Vision 2020 initiative and exercises collaborative leadership by identifying and championing projects that can transform our region’s economic competitiveness.