Business

ARC of Indiana Thanks Muncie Community For Teaching Hotel

By: Kim Dodson— A year ago this week The Arc of Indiana opened its doors in the Muncie community for the first of its kind Training Institute and Teaching Hotel.  We have had a year of wonderful success and memories and want to take a moment to thank all of the Muncie community for their support, patronage and vision in making our dream a reality. When we started on this path in the winter of 2011, we were not sure…


“Fourteen91 Lofts” Affordable Housing Development Planned for Southside Muncie

Commonwealth to Build 35-Unit Affordable Housing Development MUNCIE, Ind. — RACER Trust today announced it has come to terms with Commonwealth Development Corporation of America for the purchase of approximately 5.7 acres that Commonwealth plans to develop into 35 units of affordable housing. The property is part of the 65.3 remaining acres of RACER Trust land in the city. It has frontage along 8th Street, extending west from its intersection with South Elliott Street. Commonwealth is expected to construct three…


Employees of PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Go Caroling at Signature HeathCARE

By: Carol Bradshaw— Employees of PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union and their kids spread Christmas cheer by caroling at Signature HealthCARE of Muncie on Monday, December 12. “We had a great time caroling, spending time with the residents, and seeing their smiles as we passed out holiday cards from our members,” said Jen Scroggins, PrimeTrust employee and organizer of the caroling event. In addition to caroling, PrimeTrust hosted a Holiday Card Drive and invited their members to sign holiday cards to…


Muncie Redevelopment Commission Approves Roebuck, LLC’s Development Agreement for Former Sears Building

MUNCIE, IN – Earlier today, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission approved an economic development agreement with Roebuck, LLC for the former Sears Building and parking lot at Walnut and Main streets. The $7.5 million mixed-use project will include 42 one to three-bedroom residential, market-rate housing units and more than 20,000 square feet of commercial space in the heart of Muncie’s downtown. Under the terms of the development agreement, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission agreed to provide a commitment of TIF dollars generated from…


KPEP and Muncie Action Plan Host Neighborhood and City Leaders to Address Brownfield Concerns

MUNCIE, IN – Kitselman Pure Energy Park (KPEP, LLC) and Muncie Action Plan (MAP) hosted a panel discussion Nov. 22 with MAP’s Neighborhood Presidents Council leaders, Eastside residents, and local and city leaders to discuss the development of the old Indiana Steel & Wire (IS&W) property. The purpose of the meeting was to address information deficits and concerns Muncie residents have about the brownfield property development. A panel of environmental experts joined Gary Dannar, an investor with KPEP and CEO of DD DANNAR, LLC,…


AMA to Host “Scones and Drones” Event to Educate Public About Drones

MUNCIE, IN — The Academy of Model Aeronautics is excited to host Scones & Drones on January 21st from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will be held in the McCullough Room in the National Model Aviation Museum. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at https://scones-n-drones-2017.eventbrite.com. Scones & Drones is designed to be an educational introduction for all ages to the world of drones. Visitors will be invited to a presentation by Public Relations & Government Affairs Coordinator Chad…


Santa is coming to PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union on December 17th

By: Carol Bradshaw— Muncie, IN—Santa will be visiting the Bethel Branch, 3700 W Bethel Ave, Muncie, of PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to noon to have milk and cookies with all the children of the area. Both members and non-members are invited to visit with Santa and receive a free gift, while supplies last. PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Muncie (and 30th largest in assets in Indiana) and offers…


Muncie Business Leaders Named to Indiana Chamber Board

Indianapolis, IN — Two Muncie-area business leaders, Casey Stanley and Mike Stewart, have been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, effective immediately. Stanley is vice president of product management and marketing for Ontario Systems in Muncie; Stewart is executive vice president and chief banking officer for First Merchants Bank, which is headquartered in Muncie and has operations throughout the state. They are among the more than 100 Indiana Chamber board members who are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives…


Everything for Your Photo Enthusiast at Jacks Camera Shop

By: Mike Rhodes— Did you know that one of Indiana’s most prestigious and renowned camera stores is located in downtown Muncie? Jacks Camera Shop is located at 300 E. Main Street, and has an extensive line of cameras, flash units, camera accessories, picture frames, lighting gear, camera bags, tripods/mounts, DSLR/smartphone microphones, SD cards, used photo equipment and more. Take a look at some of their used equipment and pricing in the photos below. Any of the products below would make great gifts or stocking…


Grains & Grill…A Destination Restaurant Worth the Short Trip to Fairmount

By: Mike Rhodes— If you are looking for a destination restaurant, instead of heading south to Indy, why not try going a few miles north instead? Try heading to Grains & Grill in Fairmount, IN. They have a well deserved reputation for having very good food. Joanie and Barry Howard are the owners. Kevin Grider is the chef, and he has a knack for coming up with extremely unique touches and flavor combinations that make Grains & Grill a highly…