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Ontario Systems. File photo.

Ontario Systems Acquires Justice Systems, Provider of Court Case Management Software

By: Casey Stanley– Muncie, IN – Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise revenue cycle management software to the healthcare, accounts receivable management, and government markets, announced today that it has acquired Justice Systems, Inc., a leading provider of court case management software, and electronic payments solutions to government clients including state…


Lions are pictured singing the National Anthem at the beginning of the business meeting on Friday, April 27, 2018. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Horizon Convention Center Hosts 2018 Lions Club State Convention

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The 2018 Lions Club State Convention was held at the Horizon Convention Center, April 27-29th in downtown Muncie. Approximately 320 members and friends from across the entire state attended the convention. “One of the purposes of our state convention is to conduct the business of the…


(L-R) Josh Shaffer, Phil Peterson and Caleb Churchill are pictured during the Pete's Bar & Grill soft opening on March 29th. Photos by: Mike Rhodes

Pete’s Bar & Grill Opens in Albany

By: John Carlson— Albany, IN—These days, Caleb Churchill is a busy man, a challenged man, a tired man. But he’s also a happy man. “I’ve always wanted to start my own restaurant,” said the young husband, father and chef. “Then the right opportunity came up.” For Churchill and his partners,…


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First Merchants Corp Announces 32 Percent Increase in 1st Quarter Earnings

By: Clare Leonard— Muncie, IN—First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) has reported first quarter 2018 net income of $36.7 million, an increase of 58 percent, compared to $23.2 million during the same period in 2017. Earnings per share for the period totaled $.74 per share, an increase of 32 percent,…


Understanding the concept of paternity is important when involved with a family law paternity action. Photo by: graphicstock

Beasley & Gilkison: Understanding Paternity Concepts

By: Benjamin J. Freeman, Attorney at Law—       Muncie, IN—In Indiana, a child born to married parents is, by law, the child of both the mother and the father. However, when a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity, the identity of the child’s father, may be in…


Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, 505 W. McGalliard Road, Muncie, IN. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Fresh Thyme to Celebrate Muncie Store Grand Opening on May 17th

Specialty Grocer Invites Local Residents to Participate in 4 Days of Giveaways, Live Music and More! By: Anthony Filomena— Downers Grove, IL – Fresh Thyme Farmers Market®, a growing Midwest specialty grocer focused on healthy, organic products and groceries, announced today the company’s 14th Indiana store will open on Thursday, May 17 at…


Awards from Whitinger Strategic Services are pictured. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

AAF ECI Holds 2018 American Advertising Awards

By: The American Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana— Muncie, IN—The American Advertising Federation of East Central Indiana (AAF ECI) held its annual awards gala, the American Advertising Awards (ADDYs), on March 2, 2018. The gala honored advertising and creative excellence and was held at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie,…


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Coldwell Banker Lunsford Announces 2017 Sales Award Recipients

By: April Lemen— Muncie, IN – Mike Lunsford, President and Susan Miller, VP of Sales, from Coldwell Banker Lunsford awarded the following agents with national designations: Coldwell Banker Lunsford as an office was awarded the International President’s Circle Office, one of the highest honors given to Coldwell Banker® Offices. Steve…


Jud & Mike Motsenbocker. Photo by: Jared Price.

Jud Construction Celebrating 50 Years

By: Conny Knight— Muncie, IN—Jud Construction is celebrating 50 years in business serving East-Central Indiana.  Jud Motsenbocker started the construction company in Muncie on April 5, 1968 and enjoys driving down the streets of his hometown and seeing houses and offices that he has built or remodeled.  The company located…


Rosie Sampley. Photo provided.

Gordy Fine Art & Framing To Introduce Rosie Sampley At First Thursday

By: Carl Schafer— Muncie, IN—Gordy Fine Art & Framing will introduce Rosie Sampley as the newest member of our team, Thursday April 5, 5 – 8 pm.    Barbara and Carl Schafer are pleased to showcase our strong experienced team at Gordy Fine Art & Framing Company who work directly with…


The entrepreneurial ecosystem consists of many people and organizations working together toward a common goal. Photo by: graphicstock

The Innovation Connector: Part Of An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—In February of 2012, author Victor Hwang published a book titled: The Rainforest: The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley. The book relates innovation in business and entrepreneurship to random propagations of life in the rainforest. It also happens to be one of Ted Baker’s favorite books….


Whitinger Strategic Services at the 2018 East Central Indiana American Advertising Awards. Photo provided.

Whitinger Strategic Services Earns Multiple Awards for Creative Excellence

By: Sheena Peters— Muncie, IN—Whitinger Strategic Services’ design work was recognized at the 2018 East Central Indiana American Advertising Awards Ceremony. The company was honored with three Gold Addy Awards and one Silver Addy. Strategic Services was well represented in multiple categories this year. The first Addy Award of the evening…


Culinary Arts students present their entry as a judge for the culinary competition listens to their presentation. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Horizon Convention Center Hosts 2018 FCCLA State Conference

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN— The  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)  2018 State Leadership Conference was held at the Horizon Convention Center on March 8-10 in downtown Muncie. Over 1,000 student members from across Indiana attended the conference. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a…



The Chamber Champions Award Luncheon was held at the Horizon Convention Center on March 21. Photo provided.

Chamber Presents Awards and Recognizes Leaders

By: Brenda Brumfield— Muncie, IN— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored twenty five of its members for their longevity in, and impact on, the Muncie –Delaware County community at the Chamber Champions Award Luncheon at the Horizon Convention Center on March 21. “We know that existing business is the…