Ben Smith, CPA, CGMA, President and CEO at Estep-Doctor & Company. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Ben Smith, CPA Appointed to New State Government Panel

By: Greg Zirkle— Muncie, IN – Ben Smith, CPA, CGMA, was recently appointed by Commissioner Adam Krupp to a newly formed Tax Advisory Council for the Indiana Department of Revenue.  Smith is CEO of Muncie-based accounting firm Estep-Doctor & Company and has been a Certified Public Accountant for 28 years….

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Indiana American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Cold Weather

By: Joe Loughmiller— Cold weather with single-digit low temperatures is forecasted across much of the state for the Christmas week and Indiana American Water is urging customers to secure homes and businesses against freezing pipes to avoid costly repairs. “Although the winter season can pose many challenges to a homeowner,…

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Work Experience Program Helps Create Jobs and Encourage Growth of Small Businesses in Delaware County

By: Russell Kischuk— Muncie, In—Alliance Construction and Property Management LLC (ACPM) would like to recognize the Eastern Indiana Workforce Development Board (Eastern Indiana Works) and its Employer Engagement Team, Denny Cochran (VP of Employer Engagement) and Jennifer Randall (Employer Engagement Recruiter), for providing an incredible program aimed to assist employers…

The opening of the new Daleville Town Park and Splash Pad was our most viewed story of 2017. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Journal’s Most Viewed Stories of 2017

By: Mike Rhodes, Publisher and Managing Editor— Muncie, IN—Economic development activity in Delaware County topped Muncie Journal’s most viewed stories list for 2017. Of the thousands of articles published in 2017, the announcement of the opening of the Daleville Town Park topped the list this year. The story was continually viewed daily…

A resident is pictured with her poinsettia during "Project Poinsettia." Photo by: Liz Valpatic

Watch: ‘Project Poinsettia’ Delivers 1,000 Poinsettias to Local Nursing Home Residents

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—On December 7th and 8th, 1,000 poinsettias were delivered to local nursing home residents through Woof Boom Radio’s inaugural “Project Poinsettia.” Numerous community-minded organizations and local businesses participated in and helped sponsor the project. (See their names below.) Sponsoring businesses had their logos printed on the…

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Business Leaders:  Make Moves Now to Take Full Advantage of Tax Reform

By: David McGuire— With all eyes on tax reform and a final bill that now seems imminent, businesses should begin focusing their attention on 2017 tax returns. With so many sweeping changes ahead, several strategies exist to realize the maximum tax benefit from the current system and its likely evolution. First, let’s…