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AMA to Host “Scones and Drones” Event to Educate Public About Drones

MUNCIE, IN — The Academy of Model Aeronautics is excited to host Scones & Drones on January 21st from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. This event will be held in the McCullough Room in the National Model Aviation Museum. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at https://scones-n-drones-2017.eventbrite.com. Scones & Drones is designed to be an educational introduction for all ages to the world of drones. Visitors will be invited to a presentation by Public Relations & Government Affairs Coordinator Chad…

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Santa is coming to PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union on December 17th

By: Carol Bradshaw— Muncie, IN—Santa will be visiting the Bethel Branch, 3700 W Bethel Ave, Muncie, of PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union on Saturday, December 17 from 10 a.m. to noon to have milk and cookies with all the children of the area. Both members and non-members are invited to visit with Santa and receive a free gift, while supplies last. PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in Muncie (and 30th largest in assets in Indiana) and offers…


Muncie Business Leaders Named to Indiana Chamber Board

Indianapolis, IN — Two Muncie-area business leaders, Casey Stanley and Mike Stewart, have been named to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, effective immediately. Stanley is vice president of product management and marketing for Ontario Systems in Muncie; Stewart is executive vice president and chief banking officer for First Merchants Bank, which is headquartered in Muncie and has operations throughout the state. They are among the more than 100 Indiana Chamber board members who are presidents, CEOs and high-level executives…


Everything for Your Photo Enthusiast at Jacks Camera Shop

By: Mike Rhodes— Did you know that one of Indiana’s most prestigious and renowned camera stores is located in downtown Muncie? Jacks Camera Shop is located at 300 E. Main Street, and has an extensive line of cameras, flash units, camera accessories, picture frames, lighting gear, camera bags, tripods/mounts, DSLR/smartphone microphones, SD cards, used photo equipment and more. Take a look at some of their used equipment and pricing in the photos below. Any of the products below would make great gifts or stocking…


Grains & Grill…A Destination Restaurant Worth the Short Trip to Fairmount

By: Mike Rhodes— If you are looking for a destination restaurant, instead of heading south to Indy, why not try going a few miles north instead? Try heading to Grains & Grill in Fairmount, IN. They have a well deserved reputation for having very good food. Joanie and Barry Howard are the owners. Kevin Grider is the chef, and he has a knack for coming up with extremely unique touches and flavor combinations that make Grains & Grill a highly…


RACER Trust Sells Property in Muncie, IN to M&M Bus Co., Inc.

MUNCIE, Ind. — RACER Trust has sold approximately 1.2 acres of a 66.5-acre industrial property in Muncie to M&M Bus Co., Inc., a local school bus contractor that has leased the paved lot for bus parking since 1988. The lot is located at the intersection of South Elliott and West 7th streets, directly east of the main portion of the RACER Trust property. In January 2016, RACER Trust completed the sale of approximately six acres on the south side of West 8th…


Estep-Doctor and Company Accounting Firm Adds Professionals

Muncie, IN– The accounting firm of Estep-Doctor & Company has announced the hiring of Michelle Skeen, CPA, and Jacob Eiler to their professional staff.  Skeen has over 27 years of private and public accounting experience, plus tax management roles with CNO Financial, Marsh, and other Indiana organizations.  She will manage the firm’s Anderson office. Jacob Eiler is a staff accountant in the Muncie office.  Eiler held tax and staff accounting positions in Indianapolis prior to joining Estep-Doctor & Company.  Eiler has…


Kayla Kreigh Promoted to Loan Counselor for MutualBank in Muncie

Muncie, In – MutualBank announces the promotion of Kayla Kreigh to Loan Counselor. Previously, Kayla served as a teller, followed by Loan Service Specialist. In her new role as Loan Counselor, Kayla will provide consumer and mortgage lending assistance as well as superior customer service and problem solving. Her recent completion of the Indiana Bankers Association Mortgage Lending training program ensures her preparedness. This, along with her personal promise to deliver a positive and lasting impact on customers’ loan decisions, will…


Northside Middle School Teacher Jason Young Receives McDonald’s MAC Grant

By: Ana Pichardo— Muncie, IN —On November 15th, Northside Middle School sixth grade reading teacher Jason Young was awarded a McDonald’s $500 Make Activities Count (MAC) grant. Tuesday morning, Director of Operations for the Muncie area Ken Phillips, General Manager of the Chadam Lane store Amy Rogers, and Northside Principal Jackie Samuels surprised Young and his class with an oversized check and the news that he received the grant. With this grant, Young’s students will participate in service learning projects….


Alliance for Strategic Growth, Inc. Announces Employer Engagement and Corporate Services Team

By: Lyndsey Hellems— Muncie, IN—Alliance for Strategic Growth, Inc. (ASG, Inc.), a leader in workforce development innovation, announced its Employer Engagement and Corporate Services Team today. Denny Cochran is appointed to Manager of Employer Engagement. Cochran will manage ASG, Inc. employer engagement initiatives that align real-time employer-demand data with existing and new customer services and programs to expeditiously meet high-wage workforce demand. Cochran previously served in executive leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. Tod Howard is appointed…