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Amber's Beauty School, Photo provided.

Amber’s Beauty School Now Enrolling Students

By: Brian L. Shrieve— Amber’s Beauty School in Muncie is now enrolling students for Cosmetology or Nail Technician Courses for the 2016 school year. Students may complete the enrollment process in one stop, with no appointment required, at the campus location. Our Admissions Director will work with students to complete the enrollment application…


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

Community Maker Initiative Gets New Formal Name

By: John Fallon— The former Cintas building in downtown Muncie has a new name. The Board of Directors of Sustainable Muncie Corporation announced this week that the facility has been formally named GearBox: Muncie—A Maker Hub. The name was selected after a few weeks of discussion among the organization’s leaders,…


Ontario Systems. File photo.

Ontario Systems Acquired by Arlington Capital Partners

By: Casey Stanley— Ontario Systems, a leading revenue cycle management (“RCM”) and accounts receivable management (ARM) technology and services provider, today announced it has been acquired by Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based private equity firm focused on investing in regulated industries and their adjacent markets. Arlington has purchased a…


Who planted these flowers? Photo: Mike Rhodes

Mayor Dennis Tyler Update on What’s Happening in Muncie-Sept 8th Edition

Mayor Dennis Tyler stops by WLBC once a month to talk about the City of Muncie with Steve Lindell. In this interview, Mayor Tyler discussed: Past Labor Day activities, car show, Prairie Creek schedules, pontoon removals, Regional Cities initiative plans and grants, flowers next to City Hall, downtown hotel, Wheeling…


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Business Consulting Services Available In Downtown Muncie

By: Christy Ragle— The services of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) are now available in downtown Muncie. The Downtown Business Connector (DBC) is partnering with the East Central ISBDC to offer no-cost, confidential business consulting services to area small businesses. Starting September 15, the East Central…


ECI Regional Cities Development Plan

Key Roles in ECI Regional Cities Plan

By: Terry Murphy— TALENT ATTRACTION, RETENTION, DEVELOPMENT, AND QUALITY OF LIFE PLAY KEY ROLES IN ECI REGIONAL CITIES PLAN Population stagnation and the loss of talent are critical issues that have faced East Central Indiana and the state of Indiana for decades. The Regional Cities Initiative is an opportunity for…


The Spherion team celebrates their third year of operation in Muncie, IN

Spherion Staffing Celebrates 3 years in Muncie

By: Janel Schwartz— Spherion is a locally owned, staffing company serving the talent and job search needs of East Central Indiana. Building on 26 years of industry experience, local owner Janel Schwartz and her team of staffing professionals take great care in matching the right candidate, to the right career opportunity….



“MutualBank’s 125th Anniversary Celebration included the BetterLife Awards Celebration where MutualBank honored the top 125 finalists for the BetterLife Award. The top 17 winners received money to designate to a non-profit of their choice.

ICBA Announces MutualBank as Top 10 Winner for Community Bank Marketing Campaign

Washington, D.C. (Sept. 1, 2015)— The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA)  announced the winners of its Marketing Contest, sponsored by Marquis, which highlights the entries judged top 10 for the nation’s best community bank marketing campaigns. MutualBank was featured on this list. “ICBA’s Marketing Contest highlights the stellar creative…


Jud Fisher, President & COO, Ball Brothers Foundation. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

How to Submit a Story Suggestion to The Muncie Journal

By: Mike Rhodes— The MuncieJournal.com publishes content from a variety of sources. Some stories come from the Woof Boom News Department—some are written by MuncieJournal.com staff and our founding partners—as well as user generated content submitted to us for consideration. Submitting a story for consideration by The Muncie Journal is easy! We…



Jim Kissling Co-President of AutoFarm Group, LLC is pictured in the Middletown showroom. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

AutoFarm McCrocklin Ford Moving to Daleville

By: Tammy Rimer— The Daleville Planning and Zoning Board and the Daleville Town Council approved the request to rezone 11.3 acres from residential to commercial use for the new AutoFarm Ford Dealership. The new AutoFarm Ford dealership will be adjacent to the existing Sam Pierce Chevrolet dealership. In 2014 the…


Artist rendering. Firm plans are still in the works.

Cintas Project Board of Directors Announced

By: John Fallon PhD— One of Muncie’s newest nonprofit organizations has appointed a variety of community leaders to its Board of Directors. Sustainable Muncie Corporation announced this week that its 13-member governing group is complete. Michael Wolfe, Vice President and CTO at Ontario Systems, is the Board President and other officers…


Muncie Establishes a "Verge Community." Photo provided.

Muncie Establishes a “Verge Community”

By: John Fallon— Does Muncie have a business start-up community? Are local entrepreneurs familiar with each other and networked? Is there a technology sector in the Muncie community? Is there any real benefit to be gained from connecting people who are involved in establishing new businesses? These questions and others…