Business

MutualBank's new facility in Fort Wayne is pictured. Photo provided.

MutualBank Announces New Financial Center in Fort Wayne

By: Jaime Faulkner— MutualBank is opening  a new, full-service Financial Center in Fort Wayne, near Jefferson Pointe. Located at 4916 Illinois Road, the Financial Center features a comprehensive banking team led by manager, Chrystal Krieger. Chrystal, along with Andrea Larson and Cindy Delagrange, will support personal and business banking needs while…


Blue Barn Shrimp's first shrimp harvest will take place December 12th. Photo provided.

Muncie-Based Shrimp Farm’s First Harvest Will Be Dec 12th

By: Joanna Hahn— Blue Barn Shrimp announces sale of first harvest of locally-raised shrimp starting December 12, 2015 Blue Barn Shrimp, located at 1290 West CR 400 South, Muncie, will have shrimp available year-round for sale. The first harvest came to the farm in September and it takes three months…


"Spirit of Community" (Faulkner Painting)

Toyota of Muncie Named 2015 Indiana Philanthropy Award Recipient

By: The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc.— November is a time to give thanks. Fundraising professionals in Indiana are doing just that. The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) – Indiana Chapter recently held its annual Indiana Philanthropy Awards Dinner honoring and thanking philanthropists in our community. These…



Doug Zook broadcasting live at the 90th birthday celebration of WHBU. Photo: Mike Rhodes

Woof Boom’s WHBU Celebrates 90 years of Local Radio

By: Doug Zook— On November 9, 2015, the staff of Woof Boom Radio celebrated WHBU’s 90 years of continuous service to Anderson and surrounding communities with a birthday bash held at the Mounds Mall. Amazing Grace’s provided the cake and other delicious treats while Coca Cola provided the drinks for…


Sean Mattingly, CBNT (SBE Certified Broadcast Networking Technologist) Director of Technical Operations, Woof Boom Radio. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Woof Boom Engineer Sean Mattingly Receives Broadcast First Responder Credential

By: Mike Rhodes— Remember the huge ice storm in January of 2005? Remember when power was out for most of East Central Indiana? For days on end? Remember when one of the few sources of accessible up-to-date information to keep you informed about that storm came through your local radio stations? Among others, you can…


Jud Fisher is pictured with Juli Metzger and the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award she received. Photo provided.

Fisher Governance Award Presented to Juli Metzger

By: Jud Fisher and Donna Munchel— MUNCIE— Ball Brothers Foundation has selected Juli Metzger, President of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie and Vice President of the Project Leadership board of directors as the 2015 winner of the John W. and Janice B. Fisher…


Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce 121st annual meeting and awards event. Photo by: Matt Howell

Chamber Recognizes Local Business Leaders at 121st Annual Meeting

By: Jay Julian— MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 121st Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 29, 2015 with nearly 325 business and community leaders in attendance. The event, held at The Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and…


Ontario Systems. File photo.

Ontario Systems Achieves Five-Star AchieveWELL Rating for Worksite Wellness

By: Casey Stanley— Ontario Systems, a leading receivables and revenue cycle management technology and services provider, announced it has achieved a Five-Star AchieveWELL rating for worksite wellness from the Wellness Council of Indiana. The company was awarded a three-star rating last year and has since worked to advance its programs…


Jean Dehart

MutualBank Announces the Promotion of Jean DeHart

By: Teresa Wright— MutualBank has announced the promotion of Jean DeHart to Area Manager. DeHart was previously the Northwest Financial Center Manager (Oakwood and McGalliard) and will now be responsible for the MutualBank Financial Centers at Northwest, Bethel, the Main office Financial Center and the recently-added Drive-thru Teller Machine, also…


Regional Accounting Firms, Whitinger & Company and Greene, Inc. Announce Merger

By: Richard Crist— Longstanding public accounting and advisory firms, Whitinger & Company LLC, and Greene Inc. today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Merrill Greene CPA, LLC dba Greene, Inc. will merge with Whitinger & Company LLC to expand and enhance the professional services the two firms provide….


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…