Business

MutualBank Announces the Promotion of Melissa Morris

By: Jamie Faulkner— ALBANY, IN – MutualBank announces the promotion of Melissa Morris to Financial Center Manager and Administrative Officer. Melissa has been part of the MutualBank team more than 17 years, beginning as a teller, and was recently promoted from her role as Service Manager. In her new role, she will support the growth of the financial center and the development of existing and new bank relationships, whether lending, investment-related or otherwise. Melissa is an Albany native and a 2002…

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DWNTWN’s “Meet the Originals” Campaign Launches

Downtown Muncie’s Newest Campaign Says ‘Thank You’ to Those Who Live, Work, and Play Here MUNCIE, Ind. – Meet the Originals is the latest campaign from DWNTWN Muncie and Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP). The campaign aims to instill pride in those who live, work, and play in the area. Every day, unique and diverse people, ‘Originals,’ contribute to the success of the area by creating a special culture and a welcoming environment. They do this by supporting one another, whether…


Elm Street Brewing Company Grand Opening to Take Place November 18th

By: Eric Jones— The tasting room at Elm Street Brewing Company will open its doors to the public on Friday, 11/18/2016. The brewery is located in the historic Muncie Ice and Coal Building located at 519 North Elm Street in Muncie, Indiana. Like the mighty Elm, Muncie, Indiana has a strong and storied history. Our city has been home to the world’s finest craftsmen, manufacturing many of the automotive industry’s legendary components. Elm Street Brewing Company beers are developed in…


First Merchants Corporation Announces Record Third Quarter 2016 Results

Muncie, IN—First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) reported record third quarter 2016 net income of $21.1 million, compared to $17.1 million during the third quarter of 2015. Earnings per share for the period totaled a record $.51 per share, an increase of $.06 per share, or 13.3 percent, over the same period in 2015. Year-to-date net income totaled a record $58.8 million, compared to $51.2 million during the same period in 2015. Earnings per share for the nine months ended…


Chamber Recognizes Business Leaders At 122nd Annual Dinner

MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 122nd Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 27, 2016 with over 300 business and community leaders in attendance. The event, held at Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event. Chamber Board Chairman John Littler led the report to members on the accomplishments of the prior year. The Chamber presented the Spirit of Small Business Award to Chris Piche ( pronounced…


Madjax Partners with Muncie Redevelopment Commission to Expand The CO:LAB’s Offerings

MUNCIE, Ind.—To provide a new collaborative work environment to the Muncie community, Madjax and the Muncie Redevelopment Commission (MRC) have teamed up to open the second CO:LAB location inside the makerspace. This location will promote an open and community-based approach to working, whereas the existing location (across from Horizon Convention Center) will host private office space. “This is the core of the makerspace culture, where members of the public will be able to construct a menu of facilities and services…


Munson of Muncie Celebrates 100th Year in Business

By: Amy Logan— This year Munson of Muncie will celebrate its 100th year in business being owned and operated by three generations. In order to celebrate this great accomplishment Munson of Muncie will host an open house at their location to thank any past customers and welcome any new customers. In celebration of the many years open, Munson of Muncie will serve pumpkin pie and Minnetrista apple cider, just like Grandpa Munson did when new car lines were introduced. The celebration…


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…


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…