Business

Evans Pines Nursery: Evergreen Trees For Windbreaks, Privacy Screens, or Landscaping

By: Amy Evans— A few years ago, Tony & Amy Evans decided to start planning for retirement.  For some, that might mean adjusting their 401K.  For the Evans’ that meant buying trees. Evans Pines Nursery sits on 40 acres 2 miles NW of Albany, Indiana. Everything they grow is in containers and everything they grow stays green year-round. Evans Pines Nursery specializes in growing fast growing trees for privacy screens and windbreaks.  Currently they have Norway Spruce, White Spruce, Blue…


Clemens Home Solutions: An Exterior Home Remodeler And Gutter Company

By: Kristina Clemens— In an industry where 96 percent of new firms go out of business within five years, Clemens Home Solutions has grown and prospered for more than two decades. Certainly, a good deal of this success has come because construction is in the blood of Shawn Clemens, the company’s owner and founder. Passionate about building things for as long as he can remember, Shawn has been actively working on home construction sites and remodeling projects since he was 12…


Clean Cut Lawn & Landscape: A Better Lawn, A Better Life!

By: Mike Rhodes— It’s springtime again, and you know what’s coming—hours and hours of mowing your grass, tending to your landscaping, and mulching your flower beds, over and over again. For some people, those activities are enjoyable. For others, it can be a grind. After our long winter and “polar vortex” type temperatures, most of us want to get outside and do fun things with our friends and family. Like spending time on the golf course. Or firing up the…


Bullock Heating and Cooling: The Name You Trust. The Quality You Deserve.

By: Karen Bullock— In today’s world we are constantly bombarded with advertising and promises from every direction.  You have many choices when it comes to your home comfort needs. Why choose Bullock Heating & Cooling? Jeff Bullock started his company in 1979 with a $300 station wagon full of tools and a vision to create a company that would provide a needed service to homeowners in this area. Many things have changed over the last 40 years, but our dedication…


Art Van Furniture: Your Favorite Furniture Store

By: Art Van Furniture— Art Van Furniture was started in 1959 by our founder Mr. Art Van Elslander (Yes, there is a Mr.Van). We are now a part of the #1 furniture and mattress store in the Midwest. We are the same family owned/operated business you have shopped with in Central Indiana for over 40 years. Our buyers travel the globe to find and design the most stylish furniture – and we make it all affordable for midwest families. We have…


MutualBank: Does Community Banking Even Matter?

By: Jamie Faulkner— Do you remember how twenty years ago, we were hesitant to use online banking? Many of us feared the internet and we could never imagine having our banking available and accessible via the internet. Surely, it’s not secure. Surely, my information isn’t safe. Fast forward to today and we’re talking about technology like asking Alexa for the balance of your checking account. (Alexa is Amazon’s virtual assistant which can hear your questions and give you answers.) As…


Homegrown Resident Returns And Opens Muncie Map Company Downtown

By: Stacey Shannon— Muncie, IN—Tuesdays through Saturdays, you’ll find Andy and Amy Shears at Muncie Map Company, located downtown at 111 E. Adams Street, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The couple work together to maintain a store that features items either about Muncie or made by folks in Muncie. And, as the name suggests, they also offer a wide variety of maps along with freelance art and graphic design services. Andy, who has a PhD in cartography, got tired of…


Over 1000 Students From Around State Attend FCCLA State Conference at The Horizon Convention Center

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 State Leadership Conference was held at the Horizon Convention Center March 7-9 in downtown Muncie. As students arrived, an assortment of little white shuttle buses from school systems around the state could be seen in the parking lot behind the Horizon Convention Center. Each bus was emblazoned with the school corporation name. Some of the school system buses in the parking lot included: Northwest Allen County Schools, Southern…


Indiana Michigan Power Plans $84 Million Power Grid Upgrade In South Muncie

By: Schnee Garrett— Fort Wayne, IN– Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) plans an approximate $84 million investment to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in Delaware County in eastern Indiana. The Southern Muncie Area Improvements Project involves: Upgrading about 3 miles of 34.5-kilovolt (kV) power line to 69-kV standards Expanding several localsubstations Building the new Fuson Substation in the commercial park north of West Fuson Road The improvements ensure electric reliability for I&M customers and support economic development. The company plans…


Accutech Systems Expanding Its Headquarters To Downtown Muncie

By: The Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana Economic Development Alliance— Muncie, IN— Accutech Systems, a leading software company for the trust and investment industry, has announced plans to invest more than $5.5 million to purchase and redevelop a 40,000 SF building in downtown Muncie. Accutech currently employs 53 people locally and 25 additional remote workers. By 2023, the company intends to grow to at least 100 local employees. “We were quickly outgrowing our current space and looked hard at multiple different options for…