Business briefs for week of Aug. 17

Chamber seeks beautification award nominees

The Brown County Chamber of Commerce, Brown County Garden Club and Keep Brown County Beautiful will recognize two Brown County businesses for their building design, signs, landscape design and flowers.

Any business in Brown County can be nominated; they do not need to be members of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce. Nominations can be submitted at; the deadline is Aug. 31.

Building design should be appropriate for the adjacent neighborhood, suitably placed on the site and well maintained.

The overall design of signs should be consistent in style and lettering.

The landscape should be healthy and appropriately scaled for the building. Creative use of flowers, hanging pots and potted plants will be considered.

The area must be clean and litter-free with trash containers available.

Awards will be presented at the Brown County Chamber of Commerce annual meeting in January.

Local woman elected to paralegal leadership

INDIANAPOLIS — Linda McGirr of Brown County has been elected vice president of the Indiana Paralegal Association Inc. She was sworn in July 20.

McGirr will serve a one-year term, which includes being on the group’s board of directors.