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Horizon Convention Center Hosted Three Conventions in September

By: Treva Bivens— Muncie, IN— This past month, the Horizon Convention Center hosted the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council, IN Society for Respiratory Care, and Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts conferences. Throughout the month of September, the Horizon Convention Center had over 500 convention attendees. Most of these attendees came from all over Indiana due to the conferences being the state wide associations. “Convention business is good business for Muncie and Delaware County” said Joann McKinney, president/CEO…

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Muncie & Delaware County Receives Indiana Healthy Community Award

Muncie, IN—On September 22nd, Muncie & Delaware County received recognition as a community committed to life enhancing change through employer-sponsored wellbeing initiatives – a Indiana Healthy Community – at the annual Wellness Council of Indiana awards luncheon. To achieve the Indiana Healthy Community status, 15 local companies (making up at least 25% of our workforce) needed to be recognized for their employee wellness efforts. Approximately 40 individuals representing local government offices and businesses from Muncie/Delaware County were in attendance to…


Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Introduced to DANNAR Mobile Power Station®

MUNCIE, IN – In its ongoing effort to demonstrate its multi-function versatility and unprecedented power capacity, the DANNAR Mobile Power Station® (MPS) visited Wright- Patterson Air Force Base this week to introduce the MPS to additional U.S. Air Force officials. High ranking members from the Office of the Technical Director, HQ Air Force Materiel Command, Advanced Power Technology Office (APTO), Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), 200th Redhorse Squadron and 123rd Civil Engineer Squadron gathered to test drive the MPS. “The…


First Merchants Names Scott McKee to Lead Muncie-East Region

Muncie, IN— First Merchants Bank, a subsidiary of First Merchants Corporation, is pleased to announce Scott McKee has been named regional president for the Muncie/East region. A native of Chesterton, Ind., McKee received a bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from Ball State University and a master’s degree from Butler University. With more than 25 years in the banking industry, McKee has focused on working capital, equipment and real estate financing. “Scott’s experience and expertise will serve him well in his…


PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Raises Money to Support Seniors

By: Carol Bradshaw— PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union raised $468.45 for Forest Park Senior Center by grilling hotdogs at their three Muncie-area branches. “We rotated branches each Friday giving members and our staff the opportunity talk little bit about Forest Park. They do so much for our community and we wanted to do something for them,” said Ryan Nealon, Madison Branch Manager for PrimeTrust. “One of our staff members went to Forest Park’s Titanic Dinner last fall, and he still talks about…


Horizon Convention Center Gearing up for Busy September

By: Treva Bivens— Muncie, IN – The month of September is a busy one for the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The Center will be hosting three conventions in addition to the usual heavy September schedule of meetings, weddings, social, and not-for-profit events. New to Muncie is the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council here for their annual conference September 14 – 16, followed by the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care hosting their 42nd annual convention on September 21 –…


Stallings Wealth Management Recognized by Investment Advisor Magazine

Muncie, IN—Daniel Stallings of Stallings Wealth Management, located at 2900 N Oakwood Ave, Muncie, IN, is pleased to announce that American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc. (APFS)—an independent broker/dealer serving affiliated financial advisors nationwide—with which he is affiliated, recently earned the distinction of being named the 2016 Broker/Dealer of the Year by Investment Advisor Magazine for the second consecutive year. Each year since 1991, Investment Advisor Magazine has invited registered investment professionals of independent broker/dealers (B/Ds) to rate their B/D in 15…


City of Muncie Announces New Development and Jobs

By: Todd Donati— Muncie, IN—Mayor Tyler, the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance, Lauth Development and Mark Sturgis of ADM are pleased to announce Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market will be opening their first Muncie store. The store will feature healthy, fresh and organic foods at great values. This store, to be located on McGalliard Road between Chick-Filet and CaRite, will be approximately 28,000 square feet on 5 acres that will offer easy access and a connection to the…


Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Honors 2016 Legacy Award Recipient

Muncie, IN—The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored J. Allan Rent with their 2016 Legacy Award. The Gala Event held at the Horizon Convention Center, had over 300 guests. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote goodwill and community pride. Among those who…


“Droning About” Founders to Pitch at Verge Muncie

By: Shelley Shekell— Muncie, IN—Verge Muncie will host Matt King, co-founder of Drone Camp and CEO of Droning About, at its Pitch Night on August 25 from 5:30–8:30 p.m. at the Mark III Taproom in downtown Muncie. The public is encouraged to attend. Ball State University alumni, Matt King, is the co-founder of Drone Camp, one of the first drone camps in the country. Within one month of starting the company, Matt was featured on USA Today, the Indianapolis Morning…