Business

I&M Readying for Major Winter Storm, Encourages Customers to Prepare

By Tracy Warner— MUNCIE, IN—With weather forecasts predicting possible blizzard-like conditions over Indiana Michigan Power’s territory in the coming days, I&M is preparing crews and other resources to address possible power outages. I&M strongly encourages our customers to make plans for the possibility of extended power outages up to and through the holiday weekend. We all know that forecasts – especially a few days in advance – are not always proven true. But it appears there is a strong probability…

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Brian Statz Selected to Lead Minnetrista Museum and Gardens in Muncie, IN

By Katy Maggart— MUNCIE, IN – Minnetrista Museum & Gardens is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Statz as its new President & CEO. Chosen after a nationwide search, Statz will assume his new role on January 3, 2023. He will take over from current President & CEO, Betty Brewer, who will retire at the end of 2022 after more than seventeen years of service. Statz served as Vice President of Operations at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis for more than…


MuncieJournal.com’s Most Viewed Stories of 2022

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— MUNCIE, IN—Every year around this time we share Muncie Journal’s Top 10 most viewed stories of the year.  In 2019, an article about the polar vortex took the top spot. Amazingly, our most viewed story in 2021 was NOT about COVID-19. It was about the big fireworks display downtown. You’ll find the Top 10 most viewed stories for 2022 below. Just scroll down this page to view the story and its ranking. Click on each story to…


Yorktown Chamber of Commerce Presents Annual Awards

By Matt Howell— YORKTOWN, IN – The Yorktown Chamber Awards Lunch was held on Tuesday, December 13th at Westminster Village in the Legacy Room. The award recipients were: Lifetime Achievement Award: Steve and MaryAnn Stroeh Community Impact Award: Amy Carroll-Spangler, Christiana Mann, Kat Blankenbaker Outstanding Contribution to Education: Taryn McKnight Spirit of Small Business: Farmhouse Creative Excellence in Public Service: Kris Thornburg The new 2023 officers for the Yorktown Chamber were also installed: President: Kat Blankenbaker of Viking Realty Vice President: Mark…


Sophie Campbell—Member of Pridemark Construction’s ‘Future Leaders of America’ Series

By Stacey Shannon— MUNCIE, Ind.—Editor’s note: The Future Leaders of America series profiles high school seniors who display leadership qualities in their school and the community. The series is brought to you by Pridemark Construction. Performing is the pastime of Delta High School senior Sophie Campbell. She’s been in school productions since her freshman year, a member of the Delta Troopers theater group for two years, a member of the school choir and in seven productions at the Muncie Civic…


Indiana & Michigan Tips for Holiday Decorating

By Corey Ohlenkamp— MUNCIE, IN—With the holiday’s here, it’s time to gorge on food and decorate the house. Rushing into decorating to keep up with Clark Griswold, however, can make things hazardous for both you and your wallet. Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) wants to provide everyone with energy efficient holiday decoration ideas and safety reminders to get into the holiday spirit. “Indiana Michigan Power is dedicated to making your holidays bright, efficient and safe whether it’s small display in the yard…


For the Third Year in a Row, First Merchants Bank is Named a ‘Newsweek Best Bank’ for 2023

By Jaime Faulkner— MUNCIE, IN – Newsweek released its 2023 America’s Best Banks rankings placing First Merchants at the top of the list in Indiana and distinguishing it for having attentive service and dependable bankers. While this honor recognizes the bank’s work in Indiana, these attributes exemplify the bank’s ‘helping you prosper’ philosophy across its four-state footprint. “In mid-November, we were recognized by the American Banker as one of the “Best Banks to Work For”, determined by surveys of our employees,” says Mark…


Hillcroft Services Awarded $150k Avis Foundation Grant

By Dan Wolfert— MUNCIE, IN—Hillcroft Services, Inc., a local provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for nearly 70 years, has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Avis Foundation, Inc. The grant is in support of the recently opened ABA Clinic located in Pendleton, which is an expansion of the service model already offered by the ABA Clinic located in Muncie.  The completely renovated 6,000 square foot facility that opened in May of 2022, has the…


Delaware County, IN Plans to Deliver AT&T Fiber-Powered Broadband to Nearly 1,250 Customer Locations

By Phil Hayes, ATT&T Corporate Communications— Plans call for AT&T Fiber with speeds of up to 5 Gigs to help close the digital divide MUNCIE, IN—Delaware County, Indiana, today announced plans for a $2.3 million project with AT&T* to build a state-of-the-art network and deliver AT&T FiberSM to some 1,250 customer locations in parts of the county.  The project is contingent upon a final contract between the county and AT&T. “With AT&T Fiber, our community will be even better positioned…


Indiana American Water Provides Tips to Properly Dispose of Fats, Oils and Grease

By IAW— GREENWOOD – With the holidays here, Indiana American Water is reminding customers not to invite FOG (Fats, Oils, and Grease) clogs to your gatherings. The day after Thanksgiving, which plumbers call Brown Friday—named after the color of sewage—is typically the busiest day of the year for them. Along with turkey, gravy, and all the trimmings come fats, oils, and grease that, if poured down the drain, can adhere to the insides of pipes, causing clogs that lead to sewer…