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How to Submit a Story Suggestion to The Muncie Journal

By: Mike Rhodes— MuncieJournal.com publishes content from a variety of sources. Some stories come from the Woof Boom News Department—some are written by MuncieJournal.com staff and our founding partners—as well as user generated content submitted to us for consideration. Submitting a story for consideration by The Muncie Journal is easy! We will include your bylines and photo credit will be given if the submission contains that information. Here are the publication guidelines you’ll need to follow to better increase your chances of…


Cintas Initiative Appoints Scott Truex as Director of Facility and Program Development

By: John Fallon, PhD— Muncie’s effort to revitalize and repurpose the former Cintas building received an important boost this week.  John Fallon, Executive Director of Sustainable Muncie Corporation, announced the appointment of Scott Truex as the organization’s Director of Facility and Program Development. Truex, a faculty member in Ball State University’s Department of Urban Planning, has extensive experience in working with communities throughout Indiana to revitalize themselves and develop their potential. Truex also serves as Co-Director of the Sustainable Communities…


AutoFarm McCrocklin Ford Moving to Daleville

By: Tammy Rimer— The Daleville Planning and Zoning Board and the Daleville Town Council approved the request to rezone 11.3 acres from residential to commercial use for the new AutoFarm Ford Dealership. The new AutoFarm Ford dealership will be adjacent to the existing Sam Pierce Chevrolet dealership. In 2014 the AutoFarm Group formed a partnership with the McCrocklin Ford & Mobility Dealership creating AutoFarm McCrocklin Ford. The goal of this union was to provide significant expansion opportunities for the dealership….


Cintas Project Board of Directors Announced

By: John Fallon PhD— One of Muncie’s newest nonprofit organizations has appointed a variety of community leaders to its Board of Directors. Sustainable Muncie Corporation announced this week that its 13-member governing group is complete. Michael Wolfe, Vice President and CTO at Ontario Systems, is the Board President and other officers include Vice President Todd Donati, Treasurer Sherri Contos and Secretary Kirsten Smith. Donati is the Executive Director of the Muncie Redevelopment Commission, Contos is the Executive Director of the Muncie…


Muncie Establishes a “Verge Community”

By: John Fallon— Does Muncie have a business start-up community? Are local entrepreneurs familiar with each other and networked? Is there a technology sector in the Muncie community? Is there any real benefit to be gained from connecting people who are involved in establishing new businesses? These questions and others have prompted Sustainable Muncie Corporation, with help from a local bank, to pursue the establishment of a Verge community in Muncie. A Verge community is simply a regular gathering of…


Community Business Connections—A Free, Friendly Professional Networking Group

By: Lorri Markum— Muncie, IN—Celebrating its first anniversary, Community Business Connections [CBC] has grown leaps and bounds since its inception. With more than thirty regular members, this group of local professionals has not only developed a successful networking group, but many true friendships as well. Three key founding members began discussing the need to grow their own business through a network of local professionals, thus, began the groundwork for CBC. One of its founders, Chase Winkle, Owner of Winkle Mowing…


The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Honors Dr. George E. Branam

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. George E. Branam with their 2015 Legacy Award. The Gala Event, held Saturday night at the Horizon Convention Center, had over 350 guests. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote goodwill and community pride….


Muncie Dentist Greg Pyle Successfully Treats Patients With Chronic Headaches

By: Mike Rhodes— In 2013, Muncie Dentist Greg Pyle began implementing the TruDenta® pain relief system to treat patients experiencing issues with recurring headaches and migraines. The TruDenta® system was born from the Sports Medicine Industry and much research was put into developing the unique pain relief system. TruDenta® is a drug-free, needle-free, and pain-free system to provide long-lasting pain relief. The life-changing, therapeutic treatments have been 95% effective in patients suffering from the painful symptoms of chronic headaches, migraines, TMJ/TMD, and…


Cover-Tek Celebrates Two Years of Growth in Muncie

By: Melanie Howe— In 1986, Cover-Tek opened its doors for blood work, and corporate drug and alcohol testing. Thirty years later, they’ve expanded to offer comprehensive health and wellness screenings to both corporate and private entities, as well as immunizations, safety training, and DNA paternity testing. When the opportunity to expand arose, Cover-Tek looked no further than Muncie, Indiana. Over the past two years, Cover-Tek has thrived in Muncie’s Old West End, serving as a decisive community partner. Cover-Tek celebrates…


Coldwell Banker Lunsford Opens Doors to Beautiful New Downtown Facility

By: Mike Rhodes— Coldwell Banker Lunsford held a public open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday morning, August 12th, to allow the public to see and tour their new offices at 400 N High St #110, in downtown Muncie. As soon as visitors step inside the new offices and pass through the glass doors of the atrium, they are greeted with highly functional, warm surroundings and a great deal of high-end technology. Beautiful and varied works of art adorn the offices…