Business

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…

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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…


Listen to Steve Baule, Superintendent of MCS Talk About the New School Year

This Week in Delaware County is a radio program produced and hosted by Steve Lindell, Vice President / Station Manager for Woof Boom Radio.  It is a public affairs program, with interview topics that range from healthier living, community events, government officials, and topics that generally do not receive as much publicity as they deserve.  In short, this is the audio version of Munciejournal.com. The audio below is an excerpt from This Week in Delaware County. Below you’ll hear Steve Baule, Superintendent…


Dr. John Fallon Appointed to Lead Cintas Project

By: Mike Wolfe Progress continues on the former Cintas property in downtown Muncie. Dr. John Fallon has been appointed as the Executive Director and Development Coordinator for Sustainable Muncie Corporation. The Cintas Initiative is the Corporation’s first major project. Fallon, who retired from his position as Associate Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement at Ball State University, begins his assignment during mid-July. The appointment was made official by Michael Wolfe, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Ontario Systems…


15-year Community Investment Puts Yorktown on a Path to the Little League® World Series

Story and Photos By: Casey Stanley— When considering community development options, many city governments jump at the opportunity to build new homes, parks, restaurants, and offices to attract business, and raise standards of living. Fewer make youth sports a strategic focal point. For the town of Yorktown, Ind., however, it just made sense. “The highly-rated quality of life for the Town of Yorktown can be directly attributed to our various community organizations, and more importantly the people involved with those…


Tranzind Delivery Will Bring You Dinner

By: Chris Taylor— Once upon a time if you didn’t have time to cook between work and picking up the kids from soccer practice you just ordered pizza or made an extra stop before finally making it home. Today, one Muncie business wants to deliver your meal curbside. Tranzind Delivery has already delivered meals to 100 + Muncie families since launching in May. “We’ve been really impressed with the response from users and restaurant managers, said Tranzind Delivery co-founder, Jordan…


The Wedge in Yorktown Serves Up Tasty Artisan Grilled Cheese

Story and feature photo by: Danielle Jones— Artisan grilled cheese has made its way to Muncie. The Wedge is Yorktown’s newest dining establishment located just at the intersection of SR 32 and Nebo in Yorktown. Owner Steve Wickliffe says their mission is simple— to serve delicious food, at an affordable price. “We want to offer more of a variety to the Yorktown area. We developed the menu 100 percent on our own,” said Wickliffe. The menu offers seventeen different sandwiches, including your standard…


June Home Sales in Muncie-Delaware County UP 24 Percent From Last Year

By: Mike Lunsford— At the half-way mark of 2015, housing is well on the way of outperforming 2014 The 114 homes sold in Delaware County in June is a 23.9% increase from the same month last year. This is according to the Monthly Indiana Real Estate Markets Report released by REALTORS. The rest of the year-over-year comparison from the report shows housing outperformed June 2014 in all measures except inventory: The median sales price increased 17.1% to $105,000 The average…


Ohio-Based Logistics Firm Expands in Delaware County

DSE Truckload, a transportation services company serving customers across North America, announced plans to expand its operations here, creating up to 45 new jobs by 2017.“Indiana’s nationally recognized business climate keeps companies based out-of-state coming back to the Hoosier State,” said Victor Smith, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “With our central Midwest location, Indiana stands out with more pass-through interstates than any state in the nation. This helps logistics firms like DSE Truckload reach their destinations faster and create more great…


Photo Gallery: Colts’ Robert Mathis Comes to Muncie

Robert Mathis was in Muncie Wednesday at the Muncie Auto Group Tent Sale. A continuous line of fans showed up to meet The Sack Master, get a handshake, a smile and perhaps a signature on a football or on an exclusive poster, provided to all who attended. Everyone had a blast! “We have a tremendous partnership with the Indianapolis Colts and specifically, Robert Mathis,” said Jeff Daniels. “With so many fans in and around Muncie, it’s good to give our friends and neighbors a chance…