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Ontario Systems Announces Revenue Growth, 12% Workforce Expansion, Predicts Further Gains

Ontario Systems, a leading accounts receivable technology and services provider, today announced it expanded its workforce by more than 12 percent in 2014, taking advantage of a bullish market position that has contributed to the company’s growth after a number of successes on the part of its customers. The company shored up stability with 80 percent of its 2014 revenue earned through recurring sources and enjoyed a breakout year in the healthcare market with a 30 percent revenue gain in…


Cintas Building Purchased for Community Collaboration

By Terry Whitt Bailey The Cintas building has a new owner. The building which sits adjacent to Muncie’s core downtown district is now owned and operated by Sustainable Muncie Corporation, a non-profit entity organized to focus on the economic development of Muncie. This Cintas program is focused to attract and support makers of all kinds in a destination facility that promotes and enhances innovation, creativity, learning, development, and selling in order to stimulate and expand economic vitality. The building, which…


Heartland Business Center Means Big Business

The Heartland Business Center just off I-69 near Daleville has had a most interesting economic development metamorphosis. The massive 220,000 square-foot building was the former home of an outlet mall.
Two decades later, more than 700 people drive there every day, not to shop, but to work at cutting-edge businesses like Concentrix (formerly IBM), Element, First Merchant’s Data Center, Indiana Finance Company, Boyce Forms/Systems, Keystone Software and Komputrol Software. Through the work of Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance, the structure is…


Indiana Retains A-Level Performance in Advanced Manufacturing

Indiana is among the nation’s elite in manufacturing, logistics, tax climate and global reach, says a new report from Ball State University and Conexus Indiana. The 2015 Manufacturing and Logistics Report Card, issued by Conexus Indiana, the state’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative, and Ball State’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER), found that Indiana has been leading the nation in these key industrial sectors for the last seven years. “Indiana successfully withstood the Great Recession and is making amazing strides in expanding its…


Goals and Facts: The ARC of Indiana

The Arc strives to empower people and inspire change in many ways – including expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We not only advocate for change – we are working to be part of that change by developing a training institute and teaching hotel in Muncie, Indiana. After receiving training at the institute, individuals will have the opportunity to apply those skills through an internship at the Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center that is being developed by our for-profit affiliate,…


J Chapman Brings Woof Boom to Muncie

With deep roots in Indiana, veteran radio broadcaster Jerry “J” Chapman is moving back to the Hoosier state and plans to return a network of six east central Indiana radio stations to local control by later this summer. A group of local investors, headed by Chapman, have formed Woof Boom Radio, a nod to the longtime dominance of WFBM in Indiana broadcasting from the beginnings of radio in the 1920’s until the mid-1970’s. Once the acquisition is completed later this…