Business

Cyber Security LEAP Day Event for Business Leaders

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— MUNCIE, IN—Now more than ever, it is important for your company to be aware of and be proactive in keeping your company computers locked-down and secure from threats from bad actors in the internet world. Just about every week we hear about a new threat or a security breach at a company we may do business with.  According to IBM, “The global average cost of a data breach in 2023 was $4.45 million, a 15% increase…

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Northwest Bank Lists Charles Street Location With Local Realtor

By Northwest Bank— COLUMBUS, OH—Northwest Bank recently announced that it’s seeking a buyer for its building located at 110 East Charles Street in Muncie, IN. With the sale, Northwest plans to remain in downtown Muncie and is actively looking for a new location to continue serving the needs of its retail and business customers. “After careful consideration, we have decided to put our East Charles Street location on the market,” said Jennifer Gibson, Northwest Bank Indiana Region President. “Over the…


Hull Property Group Acquires Muncie Mall

By John Mulherin, Hull Property Group—  MUNCIE, IN – Hull Property Group announced today the acquisition of the Muncie Mall in Muncie, Indiana. The property adds to the Company’s growing retail property portfolio of almost 20 million square feet, including 35 enclosed shopping malls across 17 states. “We are excited to join the Muncie community. We love the area, and the Muncie Mall has wonderful redevelopment potential,” said Jim Hull, owner of Hull Property Group. “We aim to reposition the…


Clearline Technologies: A Catalyst for Growth and Sustainability in Delaware County

By Bill Walters— MUNCIE, IN—Under the umbrella of the Delaware County Commissioners, the Delaware County Department of Economic Development and Redevelopment diligently works to attract capital investment, spur job creation, and elevate the overall quality of life through diverse projects within Delaware County. Collaborating with the ECI Regional Planning District, the department focuses on enticing businesses to establish their headquarters in the county, with a special emphasis on international companies that bring highly skilled technical positions across various industries. Notably,…


Indiana American Water Urges Customers to Prepare for Cold Weather

By Indiana American Water— GREENWOOD, IN—With dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for the Hoosier state over the next several days, Indiana American Water is urging customers to act now to secure homes and businesses against freezing pipes. “With much colder temperatures in the forecast, we are encouraging customers to act now to protect their plumbing system against the extreme cold,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “Failing to protect your plumbing from cold temperatures can be disruptive and very costly….


U.S. Senator Todd Young to Speak at January 26 Economic Luncheon in Downtown Muncie

By Victoria Meldrum, Ball State CBER— MUNCIE, IN—U.S. Senator Todd Young will be the keynote speaker for the 28th annual Indiana Economic Outlook luncheon on Friday, January 26 at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. Economist Michael Hicks will present his 2024 forecast for the national and regional economies. This event is open to the public, but all attendees must register and pay online by Jan. 15. No walk-ins will be permitted. Price includes event seating and a plated…


Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce Announces Move to New Office Location

By Katy Maggart— MUNCIE, IN— The Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce its move to a new office location in downtown Muncie, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s commitment to growth and community engagement. After careful consideration and strategic planning, the Greater Muncie Chamber of Commerce has selected a new office space that reflects the Chamber’s dedication to fostering business, collaboration, and economic development in the Muncie community. The Chamber board has been exploring opportunities for…


Muncie Riverside-Jackson Trail Complete

Riverside-Jackson Trail Connects Residential & Commercial Districts to Ball State University and IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Campuses. By Muncie-Delaware Economic Development Alliance— MUNCIE, IN—The new trail along Riverside Avenue between Tillotson Avenue and Morrison Road is now complete and builds upon decades of efforts within Muncie and Delaware County to increase and improve pedestrian connectivity. A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday, November 15th at 2 PM at the Westminster Presbyterian Church. The 1.2-mile-long trail and reconstruction of Riverside…


National Thermoplastic and Packaging Company Expanding in Muncie

By Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— MUNCIE, IN—Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance announced today that Spartech, a leading manufacturer of engineered thermoplastics and custom packaging solutions will expand operations in their Muncie, IN facility at 1401 E Memorial Dr. Spartech will invest $4.9 million in new manufacturing equipment to modernize and add efficiency to production. This investment will help retain 100 full-time employees and add six new, full-time positions. “Spartech is excited about the opportunities this substantial investment brings, which…


Feldman Automotive Group Aquires All-American Chevrolet Cadillac in Muncie

By Dawn Kelley— NEW HUDSON, MI– On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, Michigan based Feldman Automotive Group acquired All-American Chevrolet Cadillac from Monte Perkins, another Michigan based company. This will be Feldman Automotive Groups first dealership in Indiana and adds to their portfolio of dealerships in Michigan and Ohio.  All-American Chevrolet Cadillac, which will be keeping its name, is located directly off Interstate 69 at 6580 W. Hometown Blvd., in Muncie Indiana. “We are thrilled to welcome All-American Chevrolet Cadillac, along…