Business

Balance Holdings Acquires 33 Acres at I-69 and SR 67 For New Headquarters

By: Delaware County Economic Development— Daleville, IN – More jobs. More capital investment. In the pandemic era, growth-oriented announcements are few and far between. But Delaware County, Indiana, officials have announced another economic development venture. And it is one that comes at no risk to local taxpayers. Delaware County officials’ winning streak continues with the announcement that Balance Holdings Inc. (BHI) is acquiring 33 acres at I-69 and SR 67 for development of a new 100,000-square-foot headquarters and demonstration greenhouse. BHI plans…

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INOX Market Service Announces Plans to Locate North American Headquarters in Delaware County, Indiana

By: Delaware County Economic Development— Delaware County, IN—Delaware County and the State of Indiana are proud to welcome INOX Market North America (IMNA) a subsidiary company of INOX Market Service (INOX) an Italian based stainless steel slitting and forming company. The company plans to locate its new North American headquarters in Delaware County. IMNA will invest over $15 million in machinery and construction of a new 139,800 square foot facility. INOX is a world leader in the cutting and forming…


Virtual Home Show 2020: Alaska Heating and Cooling

By: Angela Selvey— Albany, IN—Alaska Heating and Cooling has been in business since 1992. We came together as a family and invited some friends over, threw some possible names in a hat and drew out “ALASKA”. That’s how we got our name.  Our first day of operation, with our new phone number, we received a call from Mr. Corder and we have been rolling ever since. We are a small family business. However, we are very strong in knowledge and commitment to customer service. Our…


7 Moments When You Should Check Your Insurance

Presented by: State Farm Insurance Agent, Jason May— Muncie, IN—Insurance protects you, your family, your home, your car, and your property from the unexpected. But, it can only do its job if the coverage is up to date. Review your insurance coverage to ensure it is there when you need it. There are key times during the year to review your home, renters, and auto insurance. This is also a good time to examine your need for products such as life insurance or…


There’s More To Muncie! PineAcre Kennels and Roo’s Holistic Pet Supplies

By: Hailey Perkins— Muncie, IN—There’s More to Muncie! We have all heard that phrase by now on the radio and the special #MoreToMuncie campaign. But what does that mean? To Hailey Perkins and Amber Corduan, it means there is more to this community than you might see. There is a whole community of pet people that make Muncie an interesting, well-known, and diverse city! For example, PineAcre Kennels is one of the many hidden gems of Muncie. PineAcre has been a staple in…


First Merchants Corporation Pledges $1 Million to Communities Impacted by COVID-19

By: First Merchants Corporation— Muncie, IN– First Merchants Corporation, Indiana’s second largest financial services holding company, has announced a $1 million commitment to local non-profit organizations supporting communities negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The negative economic impact caused by this pandemic cannot be overstated, and First Merchants is committed to doing everything we can to assist our communities during these difficult times,” said First Merchants CEO Michael C. Rechin. “Our success in recent years is a direct reflection of…


Community Leaders Comment On Instilling HOPE To The Citizens of Muncie During COVID-19

By: Mike Rhodes, MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN— Munciejournal.com reached out to a number of local community leaders to get their thoughts on how to keep hope alive during the coronavirus pandemic. Their thoughts and comments are below. Dan Ridenour, Mayor of Muncie The City of Muncie is such a vibrant community. The city’s best resource is its people. I see people unite and come together in times of need. While these circumstances related to the COVID-19 epidemic are less than ideal,…


Today’s Jobless Claims Provide Glimmer of Hope for Economy

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Today’s initial jobless claims provide the first glimmer of hopeful economic news in weeks, says Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University. Though the initial claims were very high, at 5.2 million, this is a deceleration from last week’s 6.6 million, he said. Since March 14, the total number of Americans who have filed initial jobless claims is around 22 million, or about 13.5% of the labor force,…


WLBC To Broadcast Easter Messages Submitted By Local Faith Leaders

By: J Chapman, President of Woof Boom Radio— Muncie, IN—This Easter will be unlike any of us has ever experienced. We won’t be in our house of worship and we’ve never needed our churches more than we need them right now.  In an effort to encourage social distancing, because we cannot physically be there this Easter in our churches or parishes, WLBC is asking all faith leaders, ministers, pastors, and preachers to share the message of our Risen Lord OR…


A Message From MutualBank’s CEO, Dave Heeter

By: Dave Heeter— Who knew? Just about when we think we have it all figured out, something like COVID-19 happens! As a leader who has the responsibility to multiple constituents, I can tell you this recent crisis has plenty of challenges.  I say that not to whine, but to share thoughts on why I continue to be humbled by and thankful for the human spirit. First, I am so thankful for the outstanding professionals I work with every day at…