Business

Chamber Recognizes Local Business Leaders at 121st Annual Meeting

By: Jay Julian— MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 121st Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 29, 2015 with nearly 325 business and community leaders in attendance. The event, held at The Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event. Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick was a special guest and helped communicate the Chamber’s accomplishments over the past year. The Chamber presented the Spirit of Small Business…


Ontario Systems Achieves Five-Star AchieveWELL Rating for Worksite Wellness

By: Casey Stanley— Ontario Systems, a leading receivables and revenue cycle management technology and services provider, announced it has achieved a Five-Star AchieveWELL rating for worksite wellness from the Wellness Council of Indiana. The company was awarded a three-star rating last year and has since worked to advance its programs and culture, aimed at creating and encouraging worksite wellness. Eight companies were recognized during the Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 8. “The Wellness Council of Indiana’s nationally-renowned AchieveWELL…


MutualBank Announces the Promotion of Jean DeHart

By: Teresa Wright— MutualBank has announced the promotion of Jean DeHart to Area Manager. DeHart was previously the Northwest Financial Center Manager (Oakwood and McGalliard) and will now be responsible for the MutualBank Financial Centers at Northwest, Bethel, the Main office Financial Center and the recently-added Drive-thru Teller Machine, also at the Main office in Muncie. Jean has more than 27 years of banking experience, serving the Delaware County customers of MutualBank. She enjoys horseback riding and reading. MutualFirst Financial,…


Regional Accounting Firms, Whitinger & Company and Greene, Inc. Announce Merger

By: Richard Crist— Longstanding public accounting and advisory firms, Whitinger & Company LLC, and Greene Inc. today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Merrill Greene CPA, LLC dba Greene, Inc. will merge with Whitinger & Company LLC to expand and enhance the professional services the two firms provide. The merger will be effective November 1, 2015. Founded in 1930 with offices in Muncie and Fishers, Whitinger & Company is recognized as one of the leading accounting and advisory…


Info Session on BIG Idea Pitch Competition is October 19

By: Ted Baker— The Innovation Connector of Muncie is hosting the second annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. There are many very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region, and this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them. This event is for individuals in all phases of the…


Small Business ‘Fix-It’ Workshop Offers Solutions for Business Owners

By: Christy Ragle— Running a small business isn’t easy, and sometimes it helps to get input from others who have answers to overcome obstacles. The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) presents a “Small Business Fix-It” session from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at the Downtown Business Connector (DBC). The DBC is located on the first floor level of The Lofts of Roberts, 420 S. High Street in Downtown Muncie. Participants are encouraged to bring…


Eight Local Companies Recognized as Being Wellness Certified

By: Nancy Norris— The 2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit was held on October 8th in Indianapolis.  Eight companies from Muncie Delaware County (see list below) were recognized and received awards for meeting the criteria from the Wellness Council of Indiana to be wellness certified. According to America’s Health Rankings conducted by the United Health Foundation, Indiana ranks 41st out of 50 states for health. When business leaders look at where to locate good jobs, the health status of their potential employees…


Bill Schuhmacher and Jaime Faulkner Promoted at MutualBank

By: Teresa Wright— MutualBank has announced the promotion of Bill Schuhmacher to Vice President of Commercial Banking. Schuhmacher works with Commercial customers in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Madison, Randolph and Wabash Counties, ensuring they receive high-quality service. Bill has more than fourteen years of commercial lending and credit experience. He obtained a B.S. in Finance from Ball State University, is working toward an MBA from Anderson University, enjoys attending Ball State Athletic events, and watching the Indianapolis Colts. Schuhmacher savors his time…


Eastern Indiana Organization Seeks Input for Economic Development Plan

By: Jeff Plasterer— Richmond, IN  – The newly formed Eastern Indiana Regional Planning District (Eastern Indiana RPD) has been designated by USDA Rural Development as a Stronger Economies Together (SET) region.  Consisting of Fayette, Randolph, Rush, Union and Wayne County, Eastern Indiana RPC will now benefit from a focused initiative to explore regional economic advantages and to formulate an economic plan for their multi-county region that strategically builds on the current and emerging economic strengths of that region.  Eastern Indiana RPC…


McDonald’s Offers All-Day Breakfast Menu Across the Country Beginning Today

By: Mike Rhodes— Egg McMuffin at 5am? No problem. Egg McMuffin at 10am? Absolutely. Egg McMuffin at 4:30pm? What? Ok, that’s new! Today, McDonald’s officially rolls-out their new all-day breakfast feature across the country. However, at 4:30pm on Monday, I purchased 4 Egg McMuffins at the McDonald’s on Chadam Lane. Yep. At 4:30pm. For dinner. According to Jonathan Terhune, McDonald’s area supervisor, all-day day breakfast has been one of the top requests by customers over the last 10 years. “People would always ask us why we…