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The VERGE Muncie Hub held a "Pitch Night" on May 11th. Photo provided.

VERGE Has Muncie Hub Pitch Night

By: Jennifer Green— Muncie, IN—Muncie, Indiana joins a growing local community infrastructure and network to support tech start-ups, seeking to create a culture of learning by validating success and celebrating learning. The launch of Verge ® Pitch Night, on May 11, 2016 —  served as a catalyst for the Verge…



Aerial photo of Muncie by: Michael Wolfe

VISION 2021 Economic Development Planning Effort to Begin this Month

Roundtable focus groups planned for May 12 & 13, 2016 MUNCIE – DELAWARE COUNTY, IN – The Steering Committee for the VISION 2021 planning effort will hold a series of roundtable focus groups to solicit public input on the community’s economic development priorities for the coming years. Feedback from these…


yor Tyler proclaims April 12, 2016, Equal Pay Day in Muncie. AAUW members (from left) Alice Bennett, Bianca McRae, Jean Amman, Terry Whitt Bailey with Mayor Tyler. Photo by: William Moser

Mayor Tyler Issues Proclamation on Equal Pay Day

By: Jean Amman— Mayor Dennis Tyler met with representatives from the Muncie Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to issue a proclamation designating April 12, 2016, as Equal Pay Day in the City of Muncie. By this action he encouraged Muncie’s citizens to recognize the full value…


Muncie Mall. File photo

Delaware County Job Fair to Take Place at Muncie Mall April 14th

DELAWARE COUNTY JOB FAIR April 14th   from   11am – 3pm Location:  Muncie Mall in the courtyard area near Macy’s This is a collaboration of the Muncie – Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Muncie Mall. Editor’s Note: Some companies will be interviewing immediately at the job fair. To increase your…


(L-R) Amy Leffingwell, Megan Carrell

Whitinger Strategic Services Expands Team

Muncie, IN—Whitinger Strategic Services is proud to announce the hiring of Megan Carrell as Graphic Designer and Amy Leffingwell as Account Manager for the business development firm. Megan’s primary responsibilities will include client support, graphic design and online marketing. Additionally, she will serve as the supporting designer for corporate identity…


A view from Canan Commons looking West to Walnut Street and the offices of Pridemark Construction. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Pridemark Construction of Muncie to Complete Walnut Street Project DWNTWN

By: Phil Tevis— Muncie, IN—The Walnut St project was born out of the need to improve pedestrian safety, ADA accessibility and compliance, beautification and aging infrastructure in the Downtown area. The final phase of construction for Walnut Street improvements will begin later this month. The City of Muncie has awarded the…




Jake Brown. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Financial Planning with Jake Brown

By: Jake Brown— Given the positive and enlightening stories I’ve read on the Muncie Journal since I found out about the website, I’m excited to start sharing articles with you. I hope you enjoy my thoughts and articles as much as I enjoy writing them. My goal today is to…


Phil Tevis of FlatLand Resources makes introductory remarks during today's announcement. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Announces Exciting Plan for Former Industrial Sites

Muncie, IN —At an unveiling ceremony today, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler announced a transformative revitalization plan for the former King Indiana Forge and Indiana Steel & Wire industrial sites, located adjacent to the White River at the city’s eastern gateway, near the 2200 block of East Jackson Street/Highway 32. Hundreds…


Photo Illustration: Mike Rhodes

You Got the Job! Now What? Dorothy Douglass Provides Answers

By: Dorothy Douglass— I’ve shared with you a little about job-hunting and about acing an interview. Let’s chat about what to do once you’ve gotten the job. Below are some “pet peeves” that hiring managers might call HR about, or might push them to consider whether they made a good…


Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence Accepting Nominations

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) is now accepting nominations for the 2016 Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence. The Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence is Indiana’s most prestigious environmental recognition award. Although IDEM accepts nominations from all Indiana citizens and organizations, the selection process is highly competitive and…


Michael Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Systems and President of Sustainable Muncie. Photo provided.

Michael Wolfe Turns to “Makers” To Enhance Downtown Culture

By: Shawn Rogers for the Muncie Journal— “Makers, and the art of making – whether we’re talking about art, science, manufacturing – are in Muncie’s DNA.” It’s obvious that Michael Wolfe, Chief Technology Officer for Muncie’s largest technology firm, is enthusiastic about invention. From his office at Ontario Systems headquarters,…


Mike Lunsford presents his portion of the 5th Annual State of Commercial Real Estate in Delaware County. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

5th Annual State of Commercial Real Estate Presented by Coldwell Banker Lunsford

Muncie, IN—The 5th Annual State of Commercial Real Estate in Delaware County was presented by Coldwell Banker Lunsford today at the Downtown Courtyard Marriott. The presenting panel included:  Mike Lunsford, CCIM, Owner, Coldwell Banker Lunsford; Monte Brown, CCIM, Manager of Coldwell Banker Lunsford’s Commercial Division and a long time player in the commercial…