Business

“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…

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Muncie Red Lobster General Manager Receives Company’s Top Honor

Red Lobster Recognizes Erin Sellers with Lighthouse Club Award  ORLANDO, FL – Erin Sellers, General Manager of the Red Lobster in Muncie, Indiana, has been presented with the company’s top honor – the Lighthouse Club Award. This prestigious award, which has been an integral part of the company’s culture for over 20 years, is presented annually to General Managers throughout North America. Award recipients are recognized for demonstrating outstanding leadership and living Red Lobster’s core values of Respect, Integrity, Genuine…


Muncie Sanitary District Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Historic Highland Park Renovations

By: Allison Gregory— MUNCIE, Ind.  – In celebration of the completion of the Muncie Sanitary District’s latest sewer separation project in the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood, a ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Thursday, August 11. This project, introduced by Mayor Dennis Tyler as “the first major quality of place project in this end of town in 30 years” has provided residents of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood improved access to the White River. This project includes the restoration of Ribble…


Dannar Demonstrates its Mobile Power Station® at Joint Base Andrews and Headlines Military Mobile Power Summit

MUNCIE, IN – Dannar, LLC, makers of the first of its kind Mobile Power Station®  (MPS), demonstrated its production unit at Joint Base Andrews (Andrews Air Force Base) in Maryland on July 14 to dozens of high ranking U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal Government officials who have been meeting with Dannar for the past 18 months. In addition, Dannar was the headline sponsor of the 4th Annual Military Mobile Power Summit in Alexandria, VA, July 12-13. That…


Terry Murphy Honored with Sagamore of the Wabash

MUNCIE – DELAWARE COUNTY, IN – At a retirement reception at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie IN, Terry Murphy, CEcD, Vice President of Economic Development, was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash. The award is the highest honor that the Governor of Indiana bestows. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor. Among those who have received Sagamores have been astronauts, presidents, ambassadors, artists,…


MITS Celebrates 35th Year of Operation on July 15th

By: Todd Merickel— Muncie, IN—On July 15th, Muncie Indiana Transit System will celebrate their 35th year of operation in Muncie.  MITS has been nationally recognized in the past and continues to be one of the nation’s top transportation company operating and annually transports over 1.9 million riders.  MITSPlus is Muncie’s transportation provider for individuals with accessibility issues.   MITS employs over 80 individuals and has 14 routes that run Monday through Saturday. The daily goals of MITS is to provide…


Muncie Journal Celebrates 1st Year of Operation

By: Mike Rhodes— Last week the Muncie Journal celebrated its first year of operation by hosting an event for content contributors and founding partners at the offices of Woof Boom Radio in Muncie. WLBC’s Steve Lindell kicked off the event, followed by remarks by J Chapman, President of Woof Boom Radio and Mike Rhodes, Publisher and Managing Editor of the Muncie Journal. “Everyone here tells stories,” said J Chapman. “The Muncie Journal is about telling stories. The story of the Muncie…


Muncie’s Heorot Pub Named One of “Top 100 Beer Bars in America”

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Heorot Pub and Draught House in downtown Muncie has once again been selected as one  of the Top 100 Beer Bars in America by Draft Magazine.  Zack Fowle, editor of the Phoenix, AZ based magazine made the announcement yesterday. The Heorot is the only pub in Indiana to be selected for the honor for the past seven years running. In describing the process for awarding the honor, editor Zack said, ” We have, once again, posted our picks for the…


Madjax Maker Force Announces First Set of Tenants

MUNCIE, In – Madjax, the Muncie Maker Force, has released its first set of commercial tenants – Tribune Showprint and The Guardian Brewing Company. Tribune Showprint is currently open for business in the space, located at Madison and Jackson streets in downtown Muncie. The Guardian Brewing Company is scheduled to move into the makerspace later this year. Tribune Showprint is the oldest continuously operating print shop in the country and has recently relocated from Fowler, Ind. to Madjax in Muncie,…


Area Companies Receive Entrepreneurship Awards

By: Christy Ragle— Two area businesses recently received Entrepreneurship Awards from the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC). A & P Quality Home Care won in the Emerging Business category, while LEAP Managed IT won in the Established Business category. The awards program was part of Indiana’s Entrepreneurship Week and took place in the Dallara Indy Car Factory in Speedway. Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Eric Holcomb, and the State Director of the ISBDC, Jane Rich, were among the featured speakers at the…