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Ontario Systems Named a Best Place to Work in Indiana by Indiana Chamber

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, announced it has been named to the 11th annual list of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, its second placement on that list in as many years. The company continues to credit its staff and You-Powered Talent Credo for the honor. “Service and Community are two of the five values on which we center…

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“Get Your Business Online” Workshops by East Central ISBDC

By: Christy Ragle— Research shows that 97% of consumers search the web to find local goods and services, but only 37% of businesses have claimed an online listing. The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) wants to help businesses claim their listing and is offering a series of “Get Your Business Online” workshops in the region. During each workshop, participants will learn about the importance of local search in reaching customers. East Central ISBDC advisors will walk participants…


Mursix Corporation Acquires Dakota Engineering, Inc.; Will Add 22 Employees

By: Bob Neville— Muncie, IN – Mursix Corporation, a leading supplier of precision components to the automotive, alternative energy, appliance, and security markets, has announced that it has acquired Dakota Engineering, Inc., an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of CNC-machined products for the automotive, medical, security, and other industries. In making the announcement, Mursix CEO Todd Murray stated “This is great news for our company, our associates, our customers and for our host community – Delaware County. For our customers, Dakota’s…


Minnetrista Awarded 2015 Green Award by MRTF

By: Sam Condon— Minnetrista Grounds Manager Steve Scott was recently awarded the 2015 Green Award ( Lawn Care Division) presented by the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation at the Green Expo in Indianapolis. The award reads, “In recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship efforts and commitment to advancing the turf industry.” The award was accepted by Minnetrista grounds crewmembers Steve Scott and Dustin Stillinger. Founded in September 1945, the MRTF was organized to gather and disseminate information that would help promote the advancement of…


How to Conduct a Job Search

By: Dorothy Douglass, SPHR, SHRM-SCP— I work in Human Resources. Yes, I’m “that” person. HR does many things within an organization, one of them being hiring people. And that is what I’m asked about on a regular basis. I’m also over age 50. Why share that? Because I’ve been around the proverbial block and watched, participated in and led hiring in a number of businesses. The recruiting world has changed greatly over the last 20 years, and is not what it…


Cinnaire and The Arc of Indiana Celebrate Grand Opening of Erskine Green Training Institute & Teaching Hotel

By: Jennifer Calery— In partnership with The Arc of Indiana Foundation, Cinnaire celebrated the Grand Opening of the Erskine Green Training Institute & Teaching Hotel last week in Muncie. Cinnaire has invested $11M in New Market Tax Credits to finance the Institute, the first hospitality and healthcare training institute for individuals with disabilities in the United States. In addition to Cinnaire, Chase, as New Markets Tax Credit investor, facilitated the financing of this project. Housed within a Courtyard by Marriot,…


John Fallon’s GearBox Muncie Presentation to City Council

By: Mike Rhodes— Dr. John Fallon gave a presentation about GearBox Muncie to the Muncie City Council on Monday, January 4th. You can view Dr. Fallon’s Powerpoint Presentation (in pdf format) below. The presentation covers:  board members, staff, funding, a brief history of the project timeline and some “visionary” hypothetical pictures of what the inside of the facility could look like going forward. The interior photos are meant to be sample representations. Click on the photo below to view. 


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…


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…