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MutualBank Benches constructed out of recycled plastic.

MutualBank Donates Benches to Local Non-Profits

By: Jamie Faulkner— Muncie, IN – MutualBank donated sixteen benches, recycled from plastic lids to non-profits throughout Indiana. Throughout 2015 and 2016, MutualBank employees and customers collected plastic lids from a variety of sources such as bottles of water, laundry detergent, peanut butter jars, etc. The goal was for each employee…


Angie Everroad. Photo provided.

Whitinger & Company Announces Promotion of Angie Everroad

By: Sheena Peters— Muncie, IN– Whitinger & Company is proud to announce the promotion of Angie Everroad to the new position of Processing Manager for the regional accounting and advisory firm. Angie is a graduate of Muncie Central High School and Indiana Business College where she received an associate’s degree…


Anuraag Kandala. Photo provided.

Manufacturing Technologies Engineer Anuraag Kandala Joins DANNAR Team

MUNCIE, IN – After nearly three years of courtship, DD DANNAR, LLC, (DANNAR) is proud to announce Anuraag Kandala has joined the DANNAR Mobile Power Station® (MPS) team as a Manufacturing Technologies Engineer. Anuraag recently relocated to Muncie from Athens, Georgia, where he was a Manufacturing Systems Engineer with Caterpillar, Inc….


Tanya Malak

MutualBank Promotes Tanya Malak to Manager of Winchester Financial Center

By: Teresa Wright— Tanya Malak has been promoted to Financial Center Manager at the Winchester MutualBank Financial Center. Previously as Service Manager, she made significant impact while delivering exceptional customer service to new and existing customers in Winchester and surrounding communities. Including her twelve years of employment at Mutual, Tanya’s management…



A Piper Mirage preparing for passenger boarding at Muncie Aviation Company. Photo provided.

A Big Year for Muncie Aviation: 2016 in Review

By: Elizabeth Allenbaugh— Muncie, IN— 2016 was a year of substantial success for Muncie Aviation Company, an aircraft sales and service company that will celebrate its 85th anniversary this year. Overall, the company grossed more than $77 million in 2016 in aircraft sales, maintenance, fuel services, avionics, and parts sales….



Steve Brown celebrated 50 years behind the microphone this morning. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Steve Brown “Brownie” Celebrates 50 Years Behind the Microphone

By: Steve “Brownie” Brown, On Air Personality on WERK-FM— Sometime during the first week of June last year, Mr. J Chapman, CEO of Woof Boom Radio, asked me if I would share some of my experiences in radio on the Woof Boom Radio blog. I told him I would be honored…and…


Shannon Henry. Photo provided.

Shannon Henry joins DANNAR as Program Manager of the Mobile Power Station®

By: Matt Kantz— MUNCIE, IND – DD DANNAR, LLC, (DANNAR) is pleased to announce the addition of Shannon Henry, an experienced manufacturing leader who recently joined the DANNAR team and has been named Program Manager of the Mobile Power Station® (MPS). She joined DANNAR in September 2016. Shannon’s primary responsibility is the day-to-day…


From Left to right: Bill Smith, Nikki Grigsby, Mike Cline, Mayor Dennis Tyler, Barnell Vance, Phil Reagon. Photo provided.

Muncie Sanitary District Recognized by Greater IN Clean Cities Coalition

MUNCIE, IN – The City of Muncie and the Muncie Sanitary District were recognized for its GreenLine Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Station by the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition at the 14th Annual Indiana Legislator’s Luncheon. The luncheon was held on Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 in Indianapolis, Ind. At the…


David Gregory. Photo provided.

David Gregory Joins MutualBank Mortgage Lending Team

Muncie, IN—David Gregory joined MutualBank’s Mortgage Lending team in the fall of 2016, but isn’t new to the mortgage industry. He’s invested more than 30 years into helping clients fulfill their dream of home ownership. By this experience and exposure, David is well versed and can assist in any of…


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Small Business Workshops Scheduled for January

By: Christy Ragle— The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) will present two workshops at the Innovation Connector (1208 W. White River Blvd. in Muncie) during the month of January. Sign up for these workshops by contacting Judy Porter at (765) 282-9950 or jporter@isbdc.org. “Can Customers Find Your Website?”…



The Fresh Thyme Farmers Market in Fishers. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Journal’s Most Viewed Stories of 2016

By: Mike Rhodes— Economic development activity in Delaware County topped Muncie Journal’s most viewed stories list for 2016. The announcement of an upcoming Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on McGalliard topped the list with over 12,300 story views in 24 hours—a pretty good showing for a hyper-local publication that only covers content from…