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Kitselman Trailhead and Park—Axonometric view.

Transformation of Former Muncie Brownfield Sites Underway

By: Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie, Cardinal Greenways, INDOT and KPEP—the Kitselman Pure Energy Park—continue in cooperation to revitalize the former Indiana Steel and Wire and King Indiana Forge  brownfield factory areas on the east side of Muncie. “People traveling along East Jackson Street have…


First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation Announces Record 2nd Quarter 2017 Results

Muncie, IN—First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) reported record second quarter 2017 net income of $24.1 million, compared to $20 million during the second quarter of 2016. Earnings per share for the period totaled a record $.57 per share, an increase of $.08 per share, or 16.3 percent, over the…


Artist rendering of Kitselman trailhead and Kitselman Pure Energy Park.

Construction To Begin on Kitselman Pure Energy Park in Muncie

By: Emily Kibling— Muncie, IN – The Demolition Phase has successfully been completed on the former Indiana Steel & Wire property and the Kitselman Pure Energy Park (KPEP) has the green light to enter into the Construction Phase. The development is part of the larger Kitselman Gateway initiative, which also includes…




ComNet owners, Mindy and Tom Kemper are pictured with their 13th ATSI award. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Based ComNet, LLC Wins Coveted ATSI Award of Excellence for 13th Time

By: Melanie Dixon— Altamonte Springs, FL—ComNet, LLC of Muncie, IN has been honored with the exclusive ATSI  2017 Award of Excellence for the 13th year. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s Trade Association for providers of telecommunications and call center services including…


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Public Hearing To Be Conducted For MITS Service Changes

Muncie, IN—Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Muncie Public Transportation Corporation (MPTC) for the purpose of considering service changes being proposed for implementation by the Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS), generally described as follows: The public hearing will be held on Thursday, July…


Pictured beside the Toyota President's Award are: (L-R) Melissa Daniels, Noel Walburn, Chad Castor, Scott McFeely, Daniel Bartrom and Jeff Daniels. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Toyota of Muncie Wins 8th Consecutive Toyota President’s Award for 2016

Muncie, IN—Local auto dealership, Toyota of Muncie, was recently awarded the prestigious Toyota President’s Award for 2016, marking their eighth consecutive year of winning the award since establishing itself in Muncie in 2007. Additionally, Toyota of Muncie was the only dealership in Toyota’s Central Indiana District (which includes Indianapolis, Kokomo, Bloomington, Lafayette, Richmond…



Sharon Rhodes at a recent Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce job fair held at the YMCA. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Home Instead Senior Care® Announces New Recruiter

By: Skip Vorhees— Muncie, IN— Home Instead Senior Care® has announced the addition of Sharon Rhodes as Recruitment Coordinator. In her role, Sharon will be responsible for recruiting, interviewing and hiring caregivers for the Home Instead Senior Care® service area of Muncie, Anderson, Pendleton, Yorktown, Alexandria, Albany, Selma, Summitville, Eaton, Middletown, Parker…


(L-R) Kevin Nemyer is pictured with Brett Rinker, CEO of Thrive Credit Union. Photo provided.

Thrive Credit Union Recognizes Kevin Nemyer with Community Leader Award

By: Brittani Richards— Muncie, IN – One of the main values that Thrive Credit Union lives by is “community.” That is why the credit union began looking to recognize leaders in Delaware County who are helping the community “thrive” with the Thrive Community Leader Award. The first Thrive Community Leader Award…



Jay Julian, Pat Botts and Chris Caldwell are pictured outside the offices of Woof Boom radio. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Listen: Jay Julian—This Week in Delaware County

By: Mike Rhodes— This Week in Delaware County is a radio program produced and hosted by Steve Lindell, Vice President / Director of Operations for Woof Boom Radio.  It is an in-depth public affairs program, with interview topics that range from healthier living, community events, government updates, and topics that generally do…


Photo courtesy of: Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

Listen: Muncie On The Move Community Announcements

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—If you did not attend the Muncie On the Move Breakfast for June, you can listen to the always popular Community Announcements below, courtesy of Steve Lindell and WLBC. Sample announcements include: Muncie Public Library, Hillcroft Services, Delaware County Historical Society, Door Prize Winners, United Way…