Business

Former Muncie GM Transmissions Plant Land Sale Closes

By: Bill Callen— RACER Trust and Ross Community Center, Inc., today announced the completion of a sale that will result in new recreational opportunities for families on the Southside of Muncie. Ross Community Center has purchased approximately six acres of the former GM Manual Transmissions of Muncie property off West 8th Street, with plans to build baseball fields and other recreational facilities. The land formerly was used for employee parking, and is across West 8th Street from the former manufacturing…

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Joan White to Retire After 72 Years With Muncie Music Center

By: Dave Helms— Muncie Music Center is honored to announce the retirement of long-time employee, Ms. Joan (pronounced Joanne) White from Muncie Music Center. Joan joined Muncie Music Center in 1943 at the age of 14. This was her only job in her 72-year tenure in the employment field, besides, of course, her wonderful time as a mother and caretaker of children and grand children. While at Muncie Music Center, Joan was responsible for a multitude of behind-the-scenes duties to…


Courtyard by Mariott Hotel Opens in Muncie

By: Nina Herrera-Davila— Hotel to host first-of-its-kind training program for people with disabilities Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center opened its doors in Muncie, Indiana this month. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Through The Arc of Indiana and its entities, the hotel will house the Erskine Green Training Institute and serve as a teaching…


New Year, Next Level for Small Businesses

By: Christina Ragle— As small business owners look ahead to 2016, many are ready to take their company to the next level. But what does that involve? Peggy Cenova, Regional Director of the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), works with small business owners to help them achieve goals. “One effective way of looking forward is to look backwards and assess your results from 2015,” Cenova noted. She offers seven considerations for business owners as they reflect on the past…


Whitinger & Company Receives Miller College of Business Award

By: Sheena Peters— At Ball State University’s recent Miller College of Business 50th Anniversary Awards ceremony, Whitinger & Company was recognized with the Dean’s Distinguished Partner Award. This is given to friends or organizations that have greatly influenced the students, faculty or success of the Miller College. Jennifer Bott, Interim Dean of the Miller College of Business and Associate Professor of Management, introduced Whitinger & Company by saying, “Tonight, this award is given to honor both — the legacy of an…


Pristine Senior Management Locates its Home Offices in Muncie

By: The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— The City of Muncie and the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance announced today that Pristine Senior Management, a company that specializes in providing management services to seniors housing and post-acute care facilities, will locate its home offices in Muncie, IN, creating an anticipated 35 to 50 new jobs within the next two years. The company has acquired a building at 1301 East Riggin Road in Muncie. The 16,000 square foot facility provides room…


Kia of Muncie and ARF Pet Event This Friday and Saturday

By: Dee  McKinsey— ARF’s rescued residents will take temporary residence this weekend in the Kia Showroom, 6732 W. Hometown Blvd, Muncie, just west of the intersection of McGalliard and Nebo roads. This unique two-day event on Dec. 11 and 12, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., is designed to match rescued animals with their forever families in time for Christmas. Kia of Muncie will be taking care of adoption fees for animals from ARF. Applications for rescues are available on…


Ontario Systems Reorganizes to Accelerate Focus on the Ontario Cloud™ Solution

By: Ontario Systems, LLC— Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable management (ARM) and healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) technology and services provider, announced today it has reorganized part of its corporate operations to emphasize innovation and new product development to meet the changing needs of the markets and customers the company serves. Effective immediately, Casey Stanley will expand his responsibilities to include product management – helping manage overall product strategy for the organization. He continues to oversee the company’s marketing communications…


MutualBank Announces New Financial Center in Fort Wayne

By: Jaime Faulkner— MutualBank is opening  a new, full-service Financial Center in Fort Wayne, near Jefferson Pointe. Located at 4916 Illinois Road, the Financial Center features a comprehensive banking team led by manager, Chrystal Krieger. Chrystal, along with Andrea Larson and Cindy Delagrange, will support personal and business banking needs while Josh Fern and Andrew Krouse will serve Fort Wayne’s commercial clients. This team boasts of seventy-eight years combined banking experience. The Fort Wayne Financial Center also features a coffee station,…


Muncie-Based Shrimp Farm’s First Harvest Will Be Dec 12th

By: Joanna Hahn— Blue Barn Shrimp announces sale of first harvest of locally-raised shrimp starting December 12, 2015 Blue Barn Shrimp, located at 1290 West CR 400 South, Muncie, will have shrimp available year-round for sale. The first harvest came to the farm in September and it takes three months for the shrimp to be the right size. Blue Barn Shrimp aims to sell at jumbo size, or a 20 – 25 shrimp count per pound. “Customers can visit our…