The Big Idea Pitch for Local Entrepreneurs.

Info Session on BIG Idea Pitch Competition is October 19

By: Ted Baker— The Innovation Connector of Muncie is hosting the second annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. There are many very creative and interesting concepts…

Small Business 'Fix-It’ Workshop. Photo provided.

Small Business ‘Fix-It’ Workshop Offers Solutions for Business Owners

By: Christy Ragle— Running a small business isn’t easy, and sometimes it helps to get input from others who have answers to overcome obstacles. The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) presents a “Small Business Fix-It” session from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at the…

2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit

Eight Local Companies Recognized as Being Wellness Certified

By: Nancy Norris— The 2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit was held on October 8th in Indianapolis.  Eight companies from Muncie Delaware County (see list below) were recognized and received awards for meeting the criteria from the Wellness Council of Indiana to be wellness certified. According to America’s Health Rankings conducted…

Pictured left to right: Bill Schuhmacher and Jaime Faulkner, newly announced VP's at MutualBank

Bill Schuhmacher and Jaime Faulkner Promoted at MutualBank

By: Teresa Wright— MutualBank has announced the promotion of Bill Schuhmacher to Vice President of Commercial Banking. Schuhmacher works with Commercial customers in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Madison, Randolph and Wabash Counties, ensuring they receive high-quality service. Bill has more than fourteen years of commercial lending and credit experience. He obtained a…

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Eastern Indiana Organization Seeks Input for Economic Development Plan

By: Jeff Plasterer— Richmond, IN  – The newly formed Eastern Indiana Regional Planning District (Eastern Indiana RPD) has been designated by USDA Rural Development as a Stronger Economies Together (SET) region.  Consisting of Fayette, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne County, Eastern Indiana RPC will now benefit from a focused initiative to…

McDonald's exterior signage on Chadam Lane

McDonald’s Offers All-Day Breakfast Menu Across the Country Beginning Today

By: Mike Rhodes— Egg McMuffin at 5am? No problem. Egg McMuffin at 10am? Absolutely. Egg McMuffin at 4:30pm? What? Ok, that’s new! Today, McDonald’s officially rolls-out their new all-day breakfast feature across the country. However, at 4:30pm on Monday, I purchased 4 Egg McMuffins at the McDonald’s on Chadam Lane. Yep. At 4:30pm. For dinner. According…

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….