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Terry Murphy Honored with Sagamore of the Wabash

MUNCIE – DELAWARE COUNTY, IN – At a retirement reception at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie IN, Terry Murphy, CEcD, Vice President of Economic Development, was presented with the Sagamore of the Wabash. The award is the highest honor that the Governor of Indiana bestows. It is a personal tribute usually given to those who have rendered a distinguished service to the state or to the governor. Among those who have received Sagamores have been astronauts, presidents, ambassadors, artists,…

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MITS Celebrates 35th Year of Operation on July 15th

By: Todd Merickel— Muncie, IN—On July 15th, Muncie Indiana Transit System will celebrate their 35th year of operation in Muncie.  MITS has been nationally recognized in the past and continues to be one of the nation’s top transportation company operating and annually transports over 1.9 million riders.  MITSPlus is Muncie’s transportation provider for individuals with accessibility issues.   MITS employs over 80 individuals and has 14 routes that run Monday through Saturday. The daily goals of MITS is to provide…


Muncie Journal Celebrates 1st Year of Operation

By: Mike Rhodes— Last week the Muncie Journal celebrated its first year of operation by hosting an event for content contributors and founding partners at the offices of Woof Boom Radio in Muncie. WLBC’s Steve Lindell kicked off the event, followed by remarks by J Chapman, President of Woof Boom Radio and Mike Rhodes, Publisher and Managing Editor of the Muncie Journal. “Everyone here tells stories,” said J Chapman. “The Muncie Journal is about telling stories. The story of the Muncie…


Muncie’s Heorot Pub Named One of “Top 100 Beer Bars in America”

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Heorot Pub and Draught House in downtown Muncie has once again been selected as one  of the Top 100 Beer Bars in America by Draft Magazine.  Zack Fowle, editor of the Phoenix, AZ based magazine made the announcement yesterday. The Heorot is the only pub in Indiana to be selected for the honor for the past seven years running. In describing the process for awarding the honor, editor Zack said, ” We have, once again, posted our picks for the…


Madjax Maker Force Announces First Set of Tenants

MUNCIE, In – Madjax, the Muncie Maker Force, has released its first set of commercial tenants – Tribune Showprint and The Guardian Brewing Company. Tribune Showprint is currently open for business in the space, located at Madison and Jackson streets in downtown Muncie. The Guardian Brewing Company is scheduled to move into the makerspace later this year. Tribune Showprint is the oldest continuously operating print shop in the country and has recently relocated from Fowler, Ind. to Madjax in Muncie,…


Area Companies Receive Entrepreneurship Awards

By: Christy Ragle— Two area businesses recently received Entrepreneurship Awards from the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC). A & P Quality Home Care won in the Emerging Business category, while LEAP Managed IT won in the Established Business category. The awards program was part of Indiana’s Entrepreneurship Week and took place in the Dallara Indy Car Factory in Speedway. Indiana Lieutenant Governor, Eric Holcomb, and the State Director of the ISBDC, Jane Rich, were among the featured speakers at the…


Muncie IT Firm Announces Inaugural “Website Thru The Nite Challenge”

By: Casey Stanley & Ashley Runkle— Muncie Innovation Connector to host benefit for Delaware County nonprofits January 21-22, 2017 eKeeper Systems, an IT consulting firm providing comprehensive technology services to companies throughout Central Indiana,  announced the first Website Thru The Nite (WTTN) challenge, calling for volunteers and nonprofit participants in Delaware County to come together at Muncie’s Innovation Connector, January 21-22, 2017. The challenge will bring technical volunteers with web development experience to the table at Muncie’s Innovation Connector, where…


Makerspace Announces New Name and Launches Brand as Project Evolves

MUNCIE, IN— Formerly referred to as Gearbox:Muncie A Maker Hub, the makerspace project has changed its name to better fit its evolving brand. Located at the corner of Madison and Jackson Streets in DWNTWN Muncie, the creative collective will now be called Madjax, the Muncie Maker Force. Madjax will host a variety of maker, community and academic tenants. Since the inception of the project in Fall 2014, the scope of the Muncie makerspace has continued to grow exponentially. In this…


Jackson and Walnut St. Intersection To Close June 20th

By: David Heilman— Downtown Muncie is open for business but, there will be a detour starting Monday, June 20th, 2016, at the Jackson St. and Walnut St. intersection. The intersection will not be open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic during construction efforts relating to the ongoing Walnut Street Streetscape Improvement. The project includes work related to MSD’s efforts to separate the combined sewer system as required by federal mandate. Traffic on Jackson Street will be routed south on High St….


East Central ISBDC Celebrating Entrepreneurship Week

By: Christy Ragle— More than 97% of Indiana businesses are classified as “small,” and small business and entrepreneurship continue to build a strong state economy, according to the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC). The Center is celebrating all aspects of entrepreneurship and all stages of business development during Indiana Entrepreneurship Week from June 19-25. The East Central ISBDC is working together with area partners to present a variety of events during Entrepreneurship Week. Entrepreneurs who have started businesses recently…