Greenfield Main Street recognizes a different Member of the Month each month. The honor is bestowed in the form of a traveling trophy, which can be seen at various businesses throughout town.
For information on becoming a Greenfield Main Street member, call (317) 649-0890.
Dellen Automotive was named Greenfield Main Street’s Member of the Month for December.
Owner Nick Dellen has been in the car business since he was 14 years old, working part time at his father’s Oldsmobile dealership in Indianapolis. “When I was 14 I had to empty trash cans, clean toilets, wash and detail cars and stock cars in. Over the years, I have worked in every department in some capacity to get an appreciation for all the different departments of an automobile dealership,” said Dellen, 37.
He took over his dad’s dealerships in 2008 after his father’s sudden death, and has since bought out remaining family members to become the sole owner of his two Greenfield dealerships - Dellen Chevrolet Buick GMC and Dellen Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram - both located on U.S. 40 just west of downtown.
Delln settled his family down in Noblesville to be between Greenfield and a former dealership in Muncie, but he loves the community his local dealerships call home. “My father purchased his first store in Greenfield in October 1980. We have continued to grow in that location to two dealerships with seven franchises because of the growth that Greenfield has experienced,” said Dellen. “Greenfield has been a great place to build a business and I look forward to the future and what is in store.”
Although he doesn’t seek publicity, Dellen funds the annual Fourth of July fireworks in Greenfield and supports a number of other community causes. “My dad taught me that if you take care of others, they will take care of you. Greenfield has been very kind to our family over the years,” said Dellen.
Over the past few years, he’s opted to stop spending as much on traditional advertising and invest in the community instead. “I feel that investing in Greenfield is a more powerful message than blasting commercials on the radio. I would like to keep our money local,” he said.
Feb - Downtown Cuts March - Sprinkle CPA April - Eddie Lawrence May - Tour of Italy June - Two West Main July - Lemon Lane Boutique August - Griggsby's Station September - McCleerey's Sporting Goods October - Bradley United Methodist Church November - Greenfield Chocolates December - Dellen Automotive
December - Salon De'Elegance November - J.W. Riley's Emporium & Antiques October - Rhythms by Stacey September - Inskeep Ford August - Strike Force Lanes July - Price Eyecare June- PopINdy May- Family Bike Chain April-R2 Fit March- The Sweet Shop February- Lincoln Square Pancake House
December - Penny's Florist November - Riley Antique Emporium October - Hancock Regional Hospital September - Greenfield Music Center August - Ella June's July - Wooden Bear Brewery June - SoupHerb May - The Daily Reporter April - HC Community Foundation March - Lincoln Square February - Joyner Homes January - Cross Creative Marketing
December - Creative Arts & Event Center November - Forty Financial October - September - SONICU August - Red Banana July - Rhythms by Stacey June - Baker-Reimer Insurance May - Family Bike Chain April - Sprinkle CPA March - Wolf Law Firm February - Carol’s Cornerstone Cafe January - Wooden Bear Brewing
December - Wooden Bear Brewing Co. November - Greenfield Chocolates October - HEY Cafe September - Highsmith Guns August - Penney’s Florist July - Greenfield Banking Co. June - McCleerey’s Sporting Goods May - The Harbour April - Red Ribbon Antiques March - Soup Herb February - BBQ N’Fools January - Nutty Mutt
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