Business

What Can Muncie’s Innovation Connector Do For Business Ideators?

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—Are you an innovator? An idea generator? Do you think BIG? Are you a dreamer? If so, then you probably have a little bit of entrepreneur in you— natural skills and abilities that make you a person that thinks “Why not?” instead of “Why?” Some people can answer those “Why not?” questions all on their own and simply start blazing their own trail with great success. For others, the road to fully realizing an entrepreneurial idea/venture can…

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White River Canal District Development Meeting To Be Held July 30th

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Muncie, IN—There will be a meeting held on Tuesday, July 30th to present information on the proposed Riverfront Phase I Housing and Public Space. This meeting is open to the public and attendees will have an opportunity to meet the developers, WS Property Group. http://www.wspropertygroup.com/ The meeting will be held at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S High Street, at 4:30 pm in the Prairie Creek Room.   Click here to view a flyer about…


Moving 700 Cars. Is it Magic?

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Every summer, Toyota of Muncie holds a tent sale in the parking lot by Ball State’s Scheumann Stadium. I happen to live close by. Every year I ask myself, “How do they get those cars over to the stadium so fast?” It’s like magic. One second the parking lot is empty and the next time I drive by, the lot is full of new and used cars for sale. I’ve often wondered how they do it…


Innovation Showcase Regional Pitch Competition Coming to Muncie

By: Ted Baker— Muncie, IN—The Venture Club of Indiana, in partnership with the Muncie Innovation Connector, will be hosting the 3rd annual Road to the Showcase Regional Pitch Competition on July 23, 2019, at the Innovation Connector, 1208 West White River Blvd., Muncie.  This event, one of several throughout Indiana, is a qualifier for the Statewide Innovation Showcase to be held in Indianapolis on August 22, 2019.  This contest will showcase winners from all regional competitions around the state. Venture capitalists…


The Importance Of Wellness

By: Cheyenne Shelby, LifeStream Services— Muncie, IN—The word “wellness” can be seen marketed everywhere we look: commercials, magazines in the grocery aisle, and even food packaging. Despite the heavy marketing, wellness is more than a buzzword or trend. Wellness is an active process of making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Who doesn’t want that?  By managing our nutrition and exercise, we can achieve good wellness. Wellness is especially important as we age because regular exercise and proper nutrition can…


Muncie-Based Accutech Systems Acquires Technology Company Money Tree Software

By: Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Muncie, IN—Accutech Systems, a leading software company for the trust and investment industry, announced the acquisition of Money Tree Software, a premier financial planning solutions provider. Accutech CEO, Adam Unger said “We are excited to build on the strong calculation engine of the Money Tree software and bring more innovation into the product offering to strengthen the system for the next generation of Advisors and their clients.  As we continue to enhance the financial…


Indiana and Michigan Power Plans Transmission Improvements In Yorktown

By: Tracy Warner— Fort Wayne, IN – Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) plans an approximate $6.5 million investment to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Delaware County in eastern Indiana. The Yorktown Area Improvements Project involves upgrading about 2 miles of 34.5-kilovolt (kV) transmission line to 69-kV standards. The improvements help ensure reliability for I&M customers and support economic development. The company plans to rebuild some sections of the power line in its existing right-of-way. Other sections of the…


Kitselman Trailhead Enters Second Phase of Construction

By: The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Muncie, IN—The Kitselman Trailhead, Muncie’s new eastern gateway to the city, has kicked-off the second phase of construction. This entrance into Muncie will be fundamentally transformed with the addition of a pedestrian bridge, new trail connections, trailhead parking, and a sloped lawn with seating overlooking the White River. The restored Albany Bridge—the centerpiece of the Kitselman Trailhead—is designed to connect the White River Greenway and the Cardinal Greenway trails. During the 2019 construction…


Global Automotive Parts Supplier Expanding in Muncie-Delaware County

By: The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Muncie, IN— The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance has announced that Magna Powertrain of America, an automotive parts and systems supplier, will expand its drivetrain component operation in Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. The Troy, Michigan-headquartered company will invest $9.3 million to add new equipment in its 200,000 square-foot manufacturing facility, MPT Muncie, located at 4701 S. Cowan Road in Muncie. The investment, which will be complete by April 2020, will support increased business. As…


Beasley & Gilkison: Small Claims Court

By: Benjamin J. Freeman, Attorney— Muncie, IN—As any attorney will tell you, litigation can be very expensive. A lawsuit can take years to litigate through trial. Most legal disputes end in a settlement well before seeing the inside of a courtroom because the financial pressures of litigation often force the parties to the negotiating table. When both sides have much to lose, protracted litigation may not make much sense. But what do you do when your claim isn’t worth big money…