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Horizon Convention Center Hosts Indiana Criminal Justice Association Fall Conference

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The 86th Annual Fall Conference of the Indiana Criminal Justice Association (ICJA) was held at the Horizon Convention Center October 9-11, 2019 in downtown Muncie. Over 160 association members from across the state attended the conference. The Indiana Criminal Justice Association (ICJA), formerly the Indiana Correctional Association, is a statewide professional member association with the mission of enhancing the continuum of criminal justice in Indiana by focusing on the enrichment of the criminal justice professional and…

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Horizon Convention Center Hosts ‘Innovation Summit’ For Muncie Educators

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN– For two days, teachers and administrators from Muncie Community Schools (MCS) along with their partners from Ball State University together sought innovative solutions to transform education. During the MCS-Ball State Innovation Summit on September 25-26 in Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center, K-12 teachers and principals, Ball State faculty and staff, and community leaders worked on ways to continue the upward trajectory of the school system. Ball State President Geoffrey S. Mearns praised the teachers and staff…


The Horizon Convention Center

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Horizon Convention Center, Muncie’s premiere meeting space, is an innovative mix of historic beauty and modern design. Formerly Muncie’s Federal Building, the Horizon Convention Center’s beauty is evident in the glass-enclosed pavilion, outdoor terrace and classical splendor of the lobby’s original interior. In 1986, the Delaware County Advancement Corporation purchased the building and decided upon the name, “The Horizon Convention Center.” In 1988, the building opened with 10,300 square feet of meeting space. In 1996, a…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts Rotary International 6560 District Conference

By: Charlize Jamieson and Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN–On the weekend of Friday evening April 12 and Saturday, April 13, Rotarians from across Central Indiana District 6560 and guests from around the world, converged on Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center for the annual district conference.  Typically, these conferences have been held in Indianapolis however, this year, Muncie’s own Dale Basham is the District Governor and downtown Muncie was privileged to host the 200 Rotarians who attended. Rotary International is a service organization whose…


Over 1000 Students From Around State Attend FCCLA State Conference at The Horizon Convention Center

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2019 State Leadership Conference was held at the Horizon Convention Center March 7-9 in downtown Muncie. As students arrived, an assortment of little white shuttle buses from school systems around the state could be seen in the parking lot behind the Horizon Convention Center. Each bus was emblazoned with the school corporation name. Some of the school system buses in the parking lot included: Northwest Allen County Schools, Southern…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts Delta Tau Delta and Shipshewana On The Road In February

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Horizon Convention Center was host to Delta Tau Delta’s Northern Division Conference on February 14-17. Delta Tau Delta chapters are divided into five geographic divisions. Every winter, members gather in a place chosen within their division to celebrate the Fraternity, brotherhood, and learn skills to help lead their chapters. The northern division consists of 38 chapters. Some of the schools represented included: Eastern Michigan University, Marietta College, University of Illinois, Kent State University, Marquette University,…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts Indiana Communities Institute

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Ball State’s Indiana Communities Institute held its 37th Annual Economic Development Course at the Horizon Convention Center, January 13-18th. The Indiana Communities Institute addresses the modern challenges of economic development through community-based strategies for sustainable growth.  The institute’s efforts focus on strengthening communities throughout Indiana, and serves as a model for university economic development efforts across the nation. The institute is focused on improving the quality of life in communities through its Primacy of Place initiative. Their week-long Indiana Economic…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts Indiana State Sheriffs’ Association New Sheriff School

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—There’s a new sheriff in Delaware County…and 50 more across the state who began their duties on January 1st. Earlier in December over 200 sheriffs, chief deputies and support staff from 72 Indiana counties attended the Indiana Sheriffs’Association (ISA) New Sheriffs’ School at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. According to Steve Luce, executive director of the ISA, every 4 years, sheriffs are on an election and re-election cycle. Indiana is a term-limited state for the office…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts 2018 Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Conference

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, Indiana—Approximately 127 people attended the 2018 Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Conference held at the Horizon Convention Center November 7-8. The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) provides services for individuals with developmental disabilities that enable them to live as independently as possible in their communities. BDDS assists individuals in receiving community support and residential services using a person-centered plan to help determine what services are needed and who can…


Horizon Convention Center Hosts NAACP State Convention

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—After a 19 year hiatus, the NAACP held its 2018 State Convention in Muncie at the Horizon Convention Center, October 25-27. The last NAACP  State Convention to be held in Muncie was in 1999 at the Roberts Hotel. At a press conference at the Horizon Convention Center, Mayor Dennis Tyler said, “I’m very honored for the State NAACP convention to be here. I think what you’re seeing—with the type of sponsors we have—Muncie is a very…