Business

Woof Boom’s WHBU Celebrates 90 years of Local Radio

By: Doug Zook— On November 9, 2015, the staff of Woof Boom Radio celebrated WHBU’s 90 years of continuous service to Anderson and surrounding communities with a birthday bash held at the Mounds Mall. Amazing Grace’s provided the cake and other delicious treats while Coca Cola provided the drinks for the event. The event was open to the entire community and it was well attended by many loyal listeners, and former guests and employees of WHBU. In 1925, WHBU radio…

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Woof Boom Engineer Sean Mattingly Receives Broadcast First Responder Credential

By: Mike Rhodes— Remember the huge ice storm in January of 2005? Remember when power was out for most of East Central Indiana? For days on end? Remember when one of the few sources of accessible up-to-date information to keep you informed about that storm came through your local radio stations? Among others, you can thank a radio engineer for that. An engineer like Sean Mattingly. Sean is the broadcast engineer for all of the Woof Boom radio stations. (WLBC, WERK, WMXQ, WBKQ, WHBU and WXFN.) He…


Fisher Governance Award Presented to Juli Metzger

By: Jud Fisher and Donna Munchel— MUNCIE— Ball Brothers Foundation has selected Juli Metzger, President of the board of directors of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie and Vice President of the Project Leadership board of directors as the 2015 winner of the John W. and Janice B. Fisher Governance Award. The award, which recognizes the outstanding service of a board member to a Delaware County nonprofit organization, was presented at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner…


Chamber Recognizes Local Business Leaders at 121st Annual Meeting

By: Jay Julian— MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 121st Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 29, 2015 with nearly 325 business and community leaders in attendance. The event, held at The Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event. Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick was a special guest and helped communicate the Chamber’s accomplishments over the past year. The Chamber presented the Spirit of Small Business…


Ontario Systems Achieves Five-Star AchieveWELL Rating for Worksite Wellness

By: Casey Stanley— Ontario Systems, a leading receivables and revenue cycle management technology and services provider, announced it has achieved a Five-Star AchieveWELL rating for worksite wellness from the Wellness Council of Indiana. The company was awarded a three-star rating last year and has since worked to advance its programs and culture, aimed at creating and encouraging worksite wellness. Eight companies were recognized during the Indiana Health and Wellness Summit on October 8. “The Wellness Council of Indiana’s nationally-renowned AchieveWELL…


MutualBank Announces the Promotion of Jean DeHart

By: Teresa Wright— MutualBank has announced the promotion of Jean DeHart to Area Manager. DeHart was previously the Northwest Financial Center Manager (Oakwood and McGalliard) and will now be responsible for the MutualBank Financial Centers at Northwest, Bethel, the Main office Financial Center and the recently-added Drive-thru Teller Machine, also at the Main office in Muncie. Jean has more than 27 years of banking experience, serving the Delaware County customers of MutualBank. She enjoys horseback riding and reading. MutualFirst Financial,…


Regional Accounting Firms, Whitinger & Company and Greene, Inc. Announce Merger

By: Richard Crist— Longstanding public accounting and advisory firms, Whitinger & Company LLC, and Greene Inc. today announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Merrill Greene CPA, LLC dba Greene, Inc. will merge with Whitinger & Company LLC to expand and enhance the professional services the two firms provide. The merger will be effective November 1, 2015. Founded in 1930 with offices in Muncie and Fishers, Whitinger & Company is recognized as one of the leading accounting and advisory…


Info Session on BIG Idea Pitch Competition is October 19

By: Ted Baker— The Innovation Connector of Muncie is hosting the second annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. There are many very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region, and this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them. This event is for individuals in all phases of the…


Small Business ‘Fix-It’ Workshop Offers Solutions for Business Owners

By: Christy Ragle— Running a small business isn’t easy, and sometimes it helps to get input from others who have answers to overcome obstacles. The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) presents a “Small Business Fix-It” session from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 20 at the Downtown Business Connector (DBC). The DBC is located on the first floor level of The Lofts of Roberts, 420 S. High Street in Downtown Muncie. Participants are encouraged to bring…


Eight Local Companies Recognized as Being Wellness Certified

By: Nancy Norris— The 2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit was held on October 8th in Indianapolis.  Eight companies from Muncie Delaware County (see list below) were recognized and received awards for meeting the criteria from the Wellness Council of Indiana to be wellness certified. According to America’s Health Rankings conducted by the United Health Foundation, Indiana ranks 41st out of 50 states for health. When business leaders look at where to locate good jobs, the health status of their potential employees…