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First Merchants, Monroe Bank & Trust Finalize Merger

By: Chad Mertz— Companies execute legal close following regulatory approvals in August Muncie, IN— First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and MBT Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: MBTF) have finalized a merger of the two companies. Following regulatory approvals last month, the companies consummated their legal closing through a 100% stock transaction effective September 1, 2019. As previously announced in late 2018, Monroe Bank & Trust will also merge with and into First Merchants Bank. Headquartered in Monroe, Michigan, MBTF operated 20 banking center…

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Job Satisfaction Climbs to Highest Level in Over Two Decades

Provided By: Joseph DiBlasi, The Conference Board— New York—As Americans celebrate Labor Day, a nationwide survey reveals they’re feeling better about their jobs than they have in years. Conducted by The Conference Board, the survey shows that about 54 percent of U.S. workers are satisfied with their employment. Satisfaction climbed by almost three percent from the prior year, which marks a near-record increase in the survey’s history. Workers also report being much more at ease about their job security. And…


Ontario Systems President Jason Harrington Named New CEO

Co-Founder Ron Fauquher to Retire After 39 Years with the Company  Muncie, IN – Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise software that automates complex workflows and accelerates revenue recovery for clients in the healthcare, accounts receivable management (ARM), and government markets, today announced that effective immediately, Jason Harrington, President of Ontario Systems, will succeed retiring Co-Founder and CEO Ron Fauquher to become the fourth CEO in the company’s nearly 39-year history. A native of Muncie, Indiana, where Ontario Systems’ headquarters…


Chamber of Commerce Legacy Gala Honors Ball Family

By: The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce— Muncie, IN—The 9th annual Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Gala was held at the Horizon Convention Center on Saturday evening, August 24th. Among those who paid tribute to the legacy of the Ball family was Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb.  The event also included speaker James A. Fisher, CEO of the Ball Brothers Foundation Board of Directors; Geoffrey Mearns, Ball State University President; Dr. Jeffrey Bird, CEO of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital; and, Stephanie…


Ontario Systems Announces Investment From New Mountain Capital

Leading Investment Firm Poised to Help Software Provider Achieve Next Level of Growth— Muncie, IN–Ontario Systems (“Ontario”, or “the Company”), a leading provider of enterprise software that automates complex workflows and accelerates revenue recovery for clients in the healthcare, accounts receivable management (ARM), and government markets, has entered into a definitive agreement to partner with New York-based New Mountain Capital, a leading growth-oriented investment firm with over $20 billion in assets under management. With its purchase of a majority share…


Local Cleaning Service Has A Heart For Muncie

By: Stacey A. Shannon— Muncie, IN—While In & Out Cleaning Services specializes in both residential and commercial cleaning services, the company is focused on building relationships with its customers and being part of the Muncie community. Alex Romoser, a co-owner of the business along with Josh Arthur, said the company has been in business for 15 years and continues to grow. In & Out Cleaning Services, which offers everything from gutter cleaning to window washing to regular cleaning services, offers…


Jim Mansfield Named Winner of 2019 Hoosier Hospitality Award

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Jim Mansfield, executive director of the Muncie Visitors Bureau was named a winner of the 2019 Hoosier Hospitality Award at ceremonies held earlier today at the Indiana State Fair Wine, Beer, & Spirits Pavilion. Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch presented Mansfield with the award. The Hoosier Hospitality Award is given to Hoosiers that have displayed a high level of service in tourism-related professions at hotels, restaurants, attractions and other destinations in Indiana. Jeff Bryan nominated Mansfield for…


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…


First Merchants Corporation Elects Clark Kellogg To Its Board of Directors

By: First Merchants Corporation— Muncie, IN—First Merchants Corporation, an $11.0 billion financial holding company, has elected Clark Kellogg to the Boards of Directors of First Merchants Corporation and First Merchants Bank. Kellogg, a national media personality best known for his work as the lead college basketball analyst for CBS Sports, has served as an Ohio Region Advisory Board member for First Merchants in the Columbus, Ohio area since 2001. “The First Merchants Board of Directors is thrilled to add Mr….


Sarasota County Florida Clerk and Comptroller Partners with Ontario Systems

By: Cory Ahlersmeyer— Sarasota’s Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller Selects RevQ+ to Increase Compliance with Court-Assessed Financial Obligations Muncie, IN– Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise revenue cycle management software to healthcare, accounts receivable management, and government markets, has partnered with the Clerk of the Circuit Court and County Comptroller of Sarasota County, Florida to implement technology to increase awareness and options available to those who must comply with court sanctioned financial obligations to pay a…