Business

Chamber’s ‘Legacy Gala’ Honors Carl E. Kizer, Jr.

By Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce— MUNCIE, Ind.—The 2022 Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Gala was held Thursday, January 20, at the Horizon Convention Center honoring Mr. Carl E. Kizer, Jr., owner of Kizer’s Carpet Care. Among those who paid tribute to the legacy of Mr. Kizer were Pat Bowen, Internet Sales Manager for Stoops Automotive; Cassandra Maxwell, Transfer Manager for Muncie Indiana Transfer System; local attorney Frank Brinkman; and Loretta Parsons, Executive Director of The Soup Kitchen of…

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Intersection, Whitinger Strategic Services Merge, Join Accutech Family of Brands

By Melissa Jones— MUNCIE, Ind. — Two of East Central Indiana’s premier marketing and branding agencies, Intersection and Whitinger Strategic Services, have merged, combining the talents of both teams and growing their services and portfolio. Intersection and Whitinger were two of the most awarded agencies in the region. Intersection took home six international Hermes Creative Awards in 2021, and Whitinger stole the show at the 2020 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) of East Central Indiana. The merger, effective October 1, 2021, was…


Indiana Michigan Power Honored with Emergency Response Award

By Corey Ohlenkamp— I&M crews traveled more than 2,000 miles to help restore power in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida FORT WAYNE. Ind.– Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) was announced as a recipient of an Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Emergency Response Award for assisting Entergy in restoring power to their customers in,and near, New Orleans following Hurricane Ida. Presented to EEI member companies, the Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptionscaused by extreme weather or…


Alliance Magazine: Muncie’s Downtown Revitalization Ramps Up

From Alliance Magazine— Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of an article that appears in the Winter 2022 Edition of Alliance Magazine, published by the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance. A PDF of the entire article and full Winter 2022 Edition of the magazine can be viewed at the link at the very bottom of this article.  MUNCIE, Ind.—The Muncie-Delaware County Visitors Bureau’s move to South Walnut Street joins an eminent recreational facility at Accutech, and Patterson Block Muncie, a new…


Muncie Journal’s Most Viewed Stories of 2021

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN—Every year around this time we share Muncie Journal’s Top 10 most viewed stories of the year.  In 2019, an article about the polar vortex took the top spot. Amazingly, our most viewed story in 2020 was NOT about COVID-19, but it was close. You’ll find the Top 10 most viewed stories for 2021 below. You can click on any story headline to review the initial story and the date it was published. (When you click…


Magna is Committed to Giving Back to the Community

By Stacey A. Shannon— MUNCIE, Ind. —‘Tis the season for giving, but Magna sees the season of giving as being a year-round endeavor. The company, located on Muncie’s southwest side, has been continually involved with giving back to the community since it opened its doors in 2006. “It is important for Magna to support the communities in which we exist, and our employees live,” said Stephen Brand, general manager of Magna Muncie. “We encourage all employees to volunteer their time…


‘TogetherDM’ Comprehensive Plan for Muncie and Delaware County—Draft Available to View

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— Muncie, IN –A draft of the Muncie-Delaware County comprehensive plan will be presented at a public hearing at 6pm December 9th in the commissioners courtroom at the Delaware County Building. You can view a copy of the very impressive 66 -page draft plan at www.togetherdm.com. The website, www.togetherdm.com., was launched last year to provide project information to the public and to serve as a platform for surveys and other forms of community engagement. The project was coordinated by the…


First Merchants Releases Its First Comprehensive Corporate Social Responsibility Publication

By First Merchants— Expanded commitment focuses on positive local impact as bank grows MUNCIE, Ind. – Today, First Merchants Bank emphasized its focus on local communities with the publication of its first corporate social responsibility report, “Elevating Communities.” The release emphasizes the bank’s commitment to making long-lasting change across all its communities and meaningful, positive difference in people’s lives. “Our success will be defined by the real and lasting impact we make in the communities we serve,” said First Merchants…


‘Iceburg Ice Cream’ Brings Homemade Taste to Albany

By Keith Roysdon— DELAWARE COUNTY, Indiana – When life hands you an antique engine, make ice cream. That’s the philosophy behind Iceburg Ice Cream, a fast-growing seller of made on site, hand-dipped ice cream and other dessert treats as well as cheeseburgers, nachos and other hearty food. Iceburg is owned and run by a son-and-mother team, Cameron Thornburg and Denise Thornburg. Iceburg, located at 913 W. State Street in the northeastern Delaware County town of Albany, has been in business…


Indiana & Michigan Power’s ‘Tips for Holiday Decorating’

By Corey Ohlenkamp—  FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Decorating for the holiday season is a great way to spread cheer, but it can make a costly and hazardous time of year even more expensive and dangerous. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) is providing customers with energy efficient holiday decoration ideas and safety reminders to get into the holiday spirit. According to the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), in 1882, Thomas Edison, who invented the incandescent light bulb, showed off to reporters the strings of electric lights…