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First Lady Karen Pence visits Murray's Jewelers to view the custom jewelry the company created for the Bicentennial Marketplace. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

First Lady Karen Pence Visits Murray’s Jewelers to Highlight Bicentennial Marketplace

By: Mike Rhodes— First Lady Karen Pence was in Muncie today to visit family-owned jewelry store, Murray’s Jewelers, and to view custom jewelry items the company has created that are included in the Indiana Bicentennial Commission’s Bicentennial Marketplace. The Bicentennial Marketplace is a website shopping area, where items produced by Indiana companies for the Bicentennial…


Inspire Awards from 2015 are pictured. Photo courtesy of Vicki Rubio and collegementors.org

Ontario Systems Congratulates Local Finalists of ‘2016 College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards’

Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections will honor higher education, career focus, culture, diversity and community service February 25th. MUNCIE, Ind.  – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, congratulated Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington,…


Jay Julian to Stay at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

By: Nancy Norris— The board of directors is pleased to announce that Jay T. Julian, President and Chief Economic Development Officer for the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, has elected to continue on his employment. “With great things going on in our community, we couldn’t be happier that he has…


BSU Human Resources students Jessica Benz and Emma Floit are pictured discussing HR trends with Dorothy Douglass. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

You’ve Got an Interview—Now What? Dorothy Douglass Provides Answers

By: Dorothy Douglass, SPHR, SHRM-SCP— You’ve landed an interview! Congratulations! Now what?  Here are some thoughts from a recruiter perspective: Prepare. Understand the job.  If you have a job description, review it and think about how your experience – including life experience, and your education meet the criteria. Review the…


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Ontario Systems Named a Best Place to Work in Indiana by Indiana Chamber

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, announced it has been named to the 11th annual list of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, its second placement on that list in…


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“Get Your Business Online” Workshops by East Central ISBDC

By: Christy Ragle— Research shows that 97% of consumers search the web to find local goods and services, but only 37% of businesses have claimed an online listing. The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) wants to help businesses claim their listing and is offering a series of…


A view inside the lobby of Mursix. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Mursix Corporation Acquires Dakota Engineering, Inc.; Will Add 22 Employees

By: Bob Neville— Muncie, IN – Mursix Corporation, a leading supplier of precision components to the automotive, alternative energy, appliance, and security markets, has announced that it has acquired Dakota Engineering, Inc., an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of CNC-machined products for the automotive, medical, security, and other industries. In making…


Minnetrista Grounds Manager Steve Scott. Photo provided.

Minnetrista Awarded 2015 Green Award by MRTF

By: Sam Condon— Minnetrista Grounds Manager Steve Scott was recently awarded the 2015 Green Award ( Lawn Care Division) presented by the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation at the Green Expo in Indianapolis. The award reads, “In recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship efforts and commitment to advancing the turf industry.” The award was…


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How to Conduct a Job Search in 2016

By: Dorothy Douglass— I work in Human Resources. Yes, I’m “that” person. HR does many things within an organization, one of them being hiring people. And that is what I’m asked about on a regular basis. I’m also over age 50. Why share that? Because I’ve been around the proverbial…



Graphical representation of facility named, GearBox: Muncie—A Maker Hub

John Fallon’s GearBox Muncie Presentation to City Council

By: Mike Rhodes— Dr. John Fallon gave a presentation about GearBox Muncie to the Muncie City Council on Monday, January 4th. You can view Dr. Fallon’s Powerpoint Presentation (in pdf format) below. The presentation covers:  board members, staff, funding, a brief history of the project timeline and some “visionary” hypothetical…


A view of the property by Ross Community Center. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Former Muncie GM Transmissions Plant Land Sale Closes

By: Bill Callen— RACER Trust and Ross Community Center, Inc., today announced the completion of a sale that will result in new recreational opportunities for families on the Southside of Muncie. Ross Community Center has purchased approximately six acres of the former GM Manual Transmissions of Muncie property off West…


Joan White retires after 72 years with Muncie Music Center. Photo provided.

Joan White to Retire After 72 Years With Muncie Music Center

By: Dave Helms— Muncie Music Center is honored to announce the retirement of long-time employee, Ms. Joan (pronounced Joanne) White from Muncie Music Center. Joan joined Muncie Music Center in 1943 at the age of 14. This was her only job in her 72-year tenure in the employment field, besides,…


nside the downtown Courtyard by Marriott. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Courtyard by Mariott Hotel Opens in Muncie

By: Nina Herrera-Davila— Hotel to host first-of-its-kind training program for people with disabilities Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center opened its doors in Muncie, Indiana this month. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow…


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New Year, Next Level for Small Businesses

By: Christina Ragle— As small business owners look ahead to 2016, many are ready to take their company to the next level. But what does that involve? Peggy Cenova, Regional Director of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), works with small business owners to help them achieve goals. “One…