Business

Joyce Pierce Retires After 14 Years With PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union

By: Carol Bradshaw— Muncie, IN—After 14 years working as a committed teller for PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Joyce Pierce, a resident of Muncie, is set to retire on Friday, March 31. Joyce enjoyed getting to know her members at the Credit Union and will miss seeing them each week. After retirement, Joyce and her husband are looking forward to spending time with their two daughters and three grandsons. They hope to travel and Joyce would like to become a Master…


Business Leaders Gather in Indianapolis with Delaware County Legislative Delegation

By: Jay Julian— Members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce gathered with area State Legislators for their annual Legislative Dinner March 22, at the historic Columbia Club on Monument Circle. The purpose of the event is to allow business leaders to learn more about the legislation moving through the Indiana General Assembly and to offer insight on how legislative proposals will impact local business. Chamber President Jay Julian said, “We find traveling to Indianapolis to meet with our legislative…


MITS Announces Route Two, Tillotson Ave Bridge Reroute

The Tillotson St. Bridge will be closed for a complete rebuild, starting on March 27, 2017. This closing will affect Route Two (#2) Ball State Jackson service that MITS provides every half hour beginning at 6:30 a.m. The Youth Opportunity Center trips will now travel to Nichols to Kilgore to the Youth Opportunity Center and back. The 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. trips only Monday through Friday will go to Marsh instead of the Youth Opportunity Center. All other trips…


Thrive Credit Union To Recognize Community Leaders

By: Brittani Richards— Muncie, Ind. – One of the main values that Thrive Credit Union lives by is “community.” That is why the credit union is looking to recognize leaders in Delaware County who are helping the community “thrive” with the Thrive Community Leader Award. “We make it our mission to help others succeed in their lives and we want to recognize leaders in the community who are helping us fulfill our mission” said Brittani Richards, Director of Marketing. Once a…


Delaware County Farm Bureau Volunteers Provide Assistance After Deadly Wildfires

By: Mike Rhodes— Beginning around March 6, 2017, a series of deadly wildfires swept parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado.  The fires continue and have caused millions of dollars in damage and killed thousands of livestock. Dan Hiatt, Vice-President of the Delaware County Farm Bureau kept tabs on the wildfires through his network of Facebook friends around the country. After the wildfires began, one of his friends in South Dakota mentioned to Dan that, “We really need to do something.” So, Dan…


Barbara Pearson Retires From PrimeTrust After 24 Years

By: Carol Bradshaw— Muncie, IN—After 24 years working devotedly for PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union, Barbara Pearson, a resident of Muncie is set to retire on Friday, March 24. During her time at PrimeTrust, Barb was a teller, Call Center representative, loan officer and in collections. She has held the position of loan officer for the past 21 years. Barb and her husband will be retiring to Holland, Michigan where they will begin a chapter in their lives, which will include…


Product Development Engineer Kevin Wentz Joins DANNAR

By: Matt Kantz— Muncie, IN –DD DANNAR, LLC, (DANNAR) is proud to announce Kevin Wentz has joined the DANNAR Mobile Power Station® (MPS) team as a Product Development Engineer and is responsible for the on-going mechanical engineering advancements of the MPS. Kevin has been in product development for nearly 15 years, having joined DANNAR most recently from Ardagh Group where he served as Senior Mould Design Engineer and trained and mentored several interns and entry level engineers. He spent nearly five…


Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Business Champions

By: Jay Julian— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held their seventh annual Chamber Champions Awards Program today at the Horizon Convention Center. Over two hundred people were on-hand to recognize the Ambassador of the Year, Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award recipient, business longevity award recipients and the annual Chairman’s Award recipient. Melody Scoble, who works for Westminster Village Muncie, was named Ambassador of the Year from the Chamber’s Ambassador Group of volunteers. The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award…


Whitinger & Company Expands Professional Staff

By: Sheena Peters— Muncie, IN – Regional public accounting and advisory firm, Whitinger & Company, is pleased to announce that Mike Bartlett has joined the firm as a Staff Accountant. Bartlett graduated from the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in Accounting. He went on to complete the education and examination portion of the Certified Financial Planner certification. He plans to complete his Master’s Degree at Ball State University with the…


Retired IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Respiratory Manager, Featured on NBC’s Today Show

By: Courtney Thomas— Muncie, IN—After eighteen years of service in pulmonary and respiratory care at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, Sharon Adams has used her retirement to pursue a lifelong passion—jewelry design. “It started with pop beads when I was little,” said Adams. “I’d sometimes make chains out of chewing gum wrappers. It was always just for fun.” Adams transformed this childhood hobby into her business, Sharon Kay’s Jewelry Box, fifteen years ago. Her online Etsy shop sells hand crafted…