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New Year, Next Level for Small Businesses

By: Christina Ragle— As small business owners look ahead to 2016, many are ready to take their company to the next level. But what does that involve? Peggy Cenova, Regional Director of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), works with small business owners to help them achieve goals. “One…


Whitinger Member/Owners with Jennifer Bott and Ball State University President, Dr. Paul Ferguson. Photo provided.

Whitinger & Company Receives Miller College of Business Award

By: Sheena Peters— At Ball State University’s recent Miller College of Business 50th Anniversary Awards ceremony, Whitinger & Company was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Partner Award. This is given to friends or organizations that have greatly influenced the students, faculty or success of the Miller College. Jennifer Bott, Interim…


Pristine Senior Management. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Pristine Senior Management Locates its Home Offices in Muncie

By: The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— The City of Muncie and the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance announced today that Pristine Senior Management, a company that specializes in providing management services to seniors housing and post-acute care facilities, will locate its home offices in Muncie, IN, creating an anticipated…


Payton Plank checks out one of the ARF animals at the Kia of Muncie event. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Kia of Muncie and ARF Pet Event This Friday and Saturday

By: Dee  McKinsey— ARF’s rescued residents will take temporary residence this weekend in the Kia Showroom, 6732 W. Hometown Blvd, Muncie, just west of the intersection of McGalliard and Nebo roads. This unique two-day event on Dec. 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is designed to match…


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Ontario Systems Reorganizes to Accelerate Focus on the Ontario Cloud™ Solution

By: Ontario Systems, LLC— Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable management (ARM) and healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) technology and services provider, announced today it has reorganized part of its corporate operations to emphasize innovation and new product development to meet the changing needs of the markets and customers the…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…