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Members of Community Business Connections recently gathered for their meeting at The Acoustic Room. Photo by: Lorri Markum

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…


Photo: Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce.

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,…


Steve Robert with Holocaust survivor Eva Moses Kor. Photo provided.

A GOOD Guy, Doing GREAT Things

By: Steve Lindell— He’s a quiet, unassuming guy – until you start talking to him about some of his passions, which include being a good citizen of the world, seeing the bright side of things, and helping people that need a hand. He gets fired up about all of that. Steve Robert (pronounced row-BEAR, instead of how you might think)…


Katy Wallace and Noah Kinghorn

Community Foundation Announces Scholarships

By: Eunice Whitlock—  J Scholarship Awarded The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Noah Kinghorn is the recipient of the 2015 J Scholarship. Kinghorn is a 2014 graduate of Yorktown High School and is currently a sophomore majoring in accounting at Ball State University. He is the son of Tom and Nichole Kinghorn. This scholarship is…


Muncie Public Library received a Ball Brothers Foundation Rapid Grant to purchase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) educational toys. Older children’s toys are designed to spark an interest in robotics and circuitry. Photo by: Rebecca Parker

Ball Brothers Foundation Announces Rapid Grant Awards

By: Jud Fisher and Donna Munchel— Over twenty organizations have recently been awarded Rapid Grants by Ball Brothers Foundation. The grants are designed to provide funding in the amount of $5,000 or less to help organizations launch a new program or project, purchase equipment, address safety needs, or take advantage of special opportunities. Among the grants recently awarded were several to…


Teresa Willman, representing Cardinal Greenway, Inc. was a Fisher Governance Award Winner in 2011

Ball Brothers Foundation Accepting Nominations for Fisher Governance Award

By: Jud Fisher— Ball Brothers Foundation is accepting nominations through August 15 for its annual John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award which recognizes the important role that board members play in the governance of nonprofit organizations. The award honors the efforts of a single board member of a Delaware County nonprofit organization whose strategic planning and oversight skills…


IC Executive Director, Ted Baker Elected to the NBIA Board of Directors

Innovation Connector Executive Director, Ted Baker Elected to NBIA Board of Directors

The National Business Incubation Association (NBIA), an international non-profit organization and global advocate for stakeholders within entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems, recently completed its board elections, and five new board members were elected to three-year terms. NBIA’s board of directors is comprised of 15 members who are elected by other members. The newly elected board members will begin their term October 1, 2015. An NBIA member since…


IU Health Blackford Hospital Wins Nation’s Most Wired Award

By: Lucy Harcourt Indiana University Health Blackford Hospital recently earned the 2015 National Most Wired Hospital recognition  for the second year in a row. IU Health Blackford Hospital continues to provide phenomenal techniques by joining technology with patient engagement. Hospitals and Health Networks sponsor the annual Most Wired Survey, which is an industry-standard benchmark study that has been around for more than 15…


Yorktown Lions Club Scholarships Awarded

Yorktown Lions Club Scholarships Awarded

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc., has announced that Ryan Morrow and Ryan D. Seymour are the 2015 recipients of the Yorktown Lions Club, Inc. Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded to Yorktown High School graduates who maintain an 8.0/12.0 GPA and display good citizenship. Morrow plans to study mechanical engineering at Trine University. He is the son…


Regional Summit 2

Regional Summit 2 to be Held July 28th

Regional Summit 2 will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 pm, at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305. This meeting is the follow-up to the Regional Summit. You can help shape the vision of the ADVANCE Region. Hear an update on the progress of the Regional Development Plan and share your views on our community’s strategic direction. Don’t miss…