Business

Ohio-Based Logistics Firm Expands in Delaware County

DSE Truckload, a transportation services company serving customers across North America, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017.“Indiana’s nationally recognized business climate keeps companies based out-of-state coming back to the Hoosier State,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “With our central Midwest location, Indiana stands out with more pass-through interstates than any state in the nation. This helps logistics firms like DSE Truckload reach their destinations faster and create more great…


Photo Gallery: Colts’ Robert Mathis Comes to Muncie

Robert Mathis was in Muncie Wednesday at the Muncie Auto Group Tent Sale. A continuous line of fans showed up to meet The Sack Master, get a handshake, a smile and perhaps a signature on a football or on an exclusive poster, provided to all who attended. Everyone had a blast! “We have a tremendous partnership with the Indianapolis Colts and specifically, Robert Mathis,” said Jeff Daniels. “With so many fans in and around Muncie, it’s good to give our friends and neighbors a chance…


Innovation Connector Executive Director, Ted Baker Elected to NBIA Board of Directors

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), an international non-profit organization and global advocate for stakeholders within entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems, recently completed its board elections, and five new board members were elected to three-year terms. NBIA’s board of directors is comprised of 15 members who are elected by other members. The newly elected board members will begin their term October 1, 2015. An NBIA member since 2010, Ted Baker is in his fifth year as CEO and Executive Director of the Muncie Innovation Connector, a technology incubator and…


2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition Celebrates Fitness

Photos and story by: Lorri Markum— The 100 block of Walnut Street in Muncie became the proving ground for the area’s top CrossFit athletes this past Saturday during the Second Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition, hosted by The Arsenal. Drawing 33 athletic teams from Bloomington, South Bend, and other surrounding areas, the event kicked off at 9 a.m. and finished at 4 p.m. Three workout divisions by both male, and female teams, as well as co-ed teams competed. Three separate…


Steve Baule is New Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools

By: Danielle Jones Steve Baule, new Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools officially began in office July1st.  Baule was appointed new Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools in April. Baule says he has been working very hard since students have been out of school. “I have been spending time meeting with the administrative team, board members, as well as city and county and community officials to hear from them what their concerns are and suggestions they may have of things they would like to see changed…


Regional Summit 2 to be Held July 28th

Regional Summit 2 will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 pm, at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305. This meeting is the follow-up to the Regional Summit. You can help shape the vision of the ADVANCE Region. Hear an update on the progress of the Regional Development Plan and share your views on our community’s strategic direction. Don’t miss your chance to help move our community forward! The Regional Summit 2 is an event for anyone who cares about…


Delaware County Fair Board Dedicates Building to Dr. John Wright

By Mark DiFabio— The Delaware County Fair Board recently dedicated the former Future Farmers building to longtime educator and 4-H leader Dr. John Wright. The board recently spent a Saturday to remodel the area into a picnic pavilion complete with tables for fair goers. “John had a big influence on the youth in this area and it was the fair board’s way of thanking him for his lifetime of service to them and the 4-H community,” said fair board president…


New Industria Centre Shell Building Completed

The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance joined Delaware County government officials and Garmong Construction to announce that the construction of a new, 200,000 SF shell building has been completed. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Located on a 34-acre site in the Industria Centre Industrial Park, the pre-cast concrete building features 32 foot ceilings and is expandable to 500,000 square feet. “Nationally, it has been reported that 70 to 80 percent…


Muncie-Delaware County Area Earns Shovel Ready Industrial Site Certification

An important site for growth in the Muncie-Delaware County Area has earned a shovel ready Industrial Site Certification.  The Industria Centre Site #1, along the Muncie bypass, has completed the certification program for American Electric Power’s (AEP) Quality Site Program. McCallum Sweeny Consulting, one of the world’s leading site selection consulting firms, has conducted an 18-month, thorough analysis of the property. “A rapidly growing trend in economic development site selection is the requirement that sites be certified, or “shovel ready.” Companies are…


Ameriana Bancorp To Merge With First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and Ameriana Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBI)  announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Ameriana Bancorp will merge with and into First Merchants Corporation, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Ameriana Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, NA. The merger agreement provides that shareholders of Ameriana Bancorp will have the right to exchange each Ameriana Bancorp common share held for 0.9037 shares of First Merchants’ common stock. Based on the closing price of…