Business

Kelly Stanley, 2018 recipient of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Award.

Chamber Names Kelly Stanley Legacy Award Recipient

By: Brenda Brumfield— Muncie, IN—The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Kelly Stanley will be recognized as the 2018 recipient of the Chamber’s Legacy Award. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions…


Mark Davis. Photo provided.

Jay-Crew Adds Mark Davis To Team As Relationship Manager

By: Sheena Peters— Muncie, IN – The commercial lawn and landscape company Jay-Crew recently announced the addition of Mark Davis to their sales team as a Relationship Manager. Davis will work alongside clients providing them with the resources they need to make informed decisions about enhancing the appearance and condition…


Financial fraud is a serious threat to small businesses. Photo by: Graphicstock

Innovation Connector to Host Anti-Fraud Workshop for Small Businesses

By: Tammy Allen, The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center— Muncie, IN—Each year United States businesses lose over $1 trillion of revenue due to fraudulent accounting practices and embezzlement. Small business owners are invited to attend an anti-fraud workshop to learn 10 No-Cost Ways to Reduce Financial Fraud Risk. “Financial fraud closes…


Belle Tire representatives present a check to Bridges Community Services. Photo provided.

Belle Tire Presents $10,000 Donation to Five Muncie Non-Profits

By: Maya Sanches— Muncie,IN – Belle Tire Distributors Inc. has donated $10,000 to five participating non-profits during the  Choose Your Charity Challenge, a contest that took place for two months following the store’s grand opening. The combined $10,000 was distributed among the following organizations: A Better Way, Brightpoint for a…


New law offices of McKinney & Malapit. Photo provided.

Law Firm Moves Location in Downtown Muncie

McKinney & Malapit Law to move its practice to new office in downtown Muncie Muncie, IN—McKinney & Malapit Law is moving its office from 114 E. Washington St. to 201 N. High St. on May 30, 2018. The office will resume its practice the following day, May 31, in the…


Photo by: graphic stock

Beasley & Gilkison: Navigating The Social Security Disability Process

By: Stephanie L. Hoover, Attorney at Law— Muncie, IN—One of the most stressful times in a person’s life may be when they become disabled to the point of being unable to work and unable to support themselves and their family.  The Social Security Administration has two programs that you may…


The Downtown Farm Stand. Photo courtesy of the Downtown Farm Stand.

Downtown Farm Stand Purchases Building

Downtown Farm Stand buys building with SBA 504 loan from Prime Trust Federal Credit Union and Indiana Statewide CDC By: Guy Johnson— Muncie, IN—David and Sara Ring, owners of the Downtown Farm Stand in Muncie, have purchased the building in which they’ve operated their Farm Stand since 2007. The two-story building…


(L-R) Lindsay Huffman and Liz Valpatic are pictured with the flowers they collected during Flower Hour. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Horizon Convention Center Holds Fundraiser For Erskine Green Training Center

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—During April’s First Thursday, the Horizon Convention Center raised awareness and funds for the Erskine Green Training Institute during their “flower hour” fundraiser. Flower Hour was a progressive walk of downtown Muncie where participants collected a flower at various stops,  finishing the tour at the Courtyard Marriott Muncie to…


By: graphic stock

Art Van Furniture’s Free American Flag Exchange Program-May 25-28

By: Diane Charles— Warren, MI – Art Van Furniture is exhibiting its patriotic spirit, inviting the public to bring their worn American Flags to any of its stores from Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28, and trade them in for a complimentary, new 3-foot by 5-foot American flag. The Midwest’s…


Photo provided.

Fifth Annual Memorial Day Fundraiser at Muncie CrossFit

By: BJ McKay— Muncie, IN-Muncie CrossFit will once again host its annual Memorial Day fundraising event, The Murph Challenge, a nationwide cause honoring fallen soldiers and raising money for the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Murphy, a Navy SEAL, was killed in 2005 in Afghanistan, attempting to take…



Alexis Dishman is Administration Director at the Innovation Connector. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Alexis Dishman Helps People ‘Get Connected’ at The Innovation Connector

By: Tracy Dishman & Mike Rhodes — Muncie, IN—Over the last few months, MuncieJournal.com has featured a series of articles about the Innovation Connector and how it “connects” entrepreneurs, businesses and community organizations with each other. By now, you’ve probably learned that the Innovation Connector is a primary “place of…


Early shoppers are pictured outside the new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market at 7am, May 17th. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Fresh Thyme Opens to Enthusiastic Muncie Crowd

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market opened at 7am today, and Muncie residents were ready and waiting as early as 11pm the night before. The first 250 shoppers (aged 18 and older) in line on Grand Opening morning  received a free bag of groceries, marking the…


Whitinger & Company Member/Owner T.J. Bush. Photo provided.

Whitinger & Company Member/Owner Receives Emerging Leader Award

By: Sheena Peters— Muncie, IN— Regional public accounting and advisory firm, Whitinger & Company, is pleased to announce that Member/Owner T.J. Bush received the Emerging Leader Award from the Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting at Ball State University. Each spring the Paul W. Parkison Department of Accounting hosts its Alumni…


Do you need to be compliant with GDPR? Photo by: graphic stock

Have a Business Website? A New European Privacy Law May Affect You

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN— A new piece of  European Union (EU) legislation called the General Data Protection Regulation is being touted as one of the most stringent policies to affect the protection of personally identifiable information on the internet in 20 years. The law is primarily aimed at companies who…