Business

Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Partners With Beauty College to Provide Free Haircuts

By Amy Gibson— MUNCIE, Ind.—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie has partnered with Chameleon College of Beauty Culture to provide FREE haircuts for Club Members at Chameleon’s College of Beauty Culture located at 3450 N. Broadway in Muncie. Non Club members will just pay $3.00. The program is open to the public for any child who may need a haircut from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Krista Sides, owner of Chameleon College of Beauty Culture said, “Community partnerships are…

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ECIHRA Announces New Year for Board Members, Upcoming Programs

By James Mitchell— MUNCIE, Ind. – The East Central Indiana Human Resources Association (ECIHRA) activated new leadership during their January membership meeting. Elected at the group’s final meeting in 2021, a new slate of officers will support the organization’s efforts to prepare local HR leaders for the current and future realities of the world of work through professional development and networking. “ECIHRA is a great place to network with other professionals in HR, or who handle HR type responsibilities. We…


Chamber of Commerce Hires Rowray as New President and CEO

By The Muncie-Delaware County Indiana Chamber of Commerce— MUNCIE, Ind.—The Boards of Directors of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the Delaware Advancement Corporation have announced that Elizabeth Rowray has accepted the position as the next President and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and the Chief Economic Development Officer of the Delaware Advancement Corporation. Rowray is currently the Executive Director of Ivy Tech’s Career Coaching and Connections program for the Delaware and Henry County locations. She is also the…


Chamber’s ‘Legacy Gala’ Honors Carl E. Kizer, Jr.

By Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce— MUNCIE, Ind.—The 2022 Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Legacy Gala was held Thursday, January 20, at the Horizon Convention Center honoring Mr. Carl E. Kizer, Jr., owner of Kizer’s Carpet Care. Among those who paid tribute to the legacy of Mr. Kizer were Pat Bowen, Internet Sales Manager for Stoops Automotive; Cassandra Maxwell, Transfer Manager for Muncie Indiana Transfer System; local attorney Frank Brinkman; and Loretta Parsons, Executive Director of The Soup Kitchen of…


Intersection, Whitinger Strategic Services Merge, Join Accutech Family of Brands

By Melissa Jones— MUNCIE, Ind. — Two of East Central Indiana’s premier marketing and branding agencies, Intersection and Whitinger Strategic Services, have merged, combining the talents of both teams and growing their services and portfolio. Intersection and Whitinger were two of the most awarded agencies in the region. Intersection took home six international Hermes Creative Awards in 2021, and Whitinger stole the show at the 2020 American Advertising Awards (ADDYs) of East Central Indiana. The merger, effective October 1, 2021, was…


Indiana Michigan Power Honored with Emergency Response Award

By Corey Ohlenkamp— I&M crews traveled more than 2,000 miles to help restore power in Louisiana following Hurricane Ida FORT WAYNE. Ind.– Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) was announced as a recipient of an Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Emergency Response Award for assisting Entergy in restoring power to their customers in,and near, New Orleans following Hurricane Ida. Presented to EEI member companies, the Emergency Response Awards recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptionscaused by extreme weather or…


Alliance Magazine: Muncie’s Downtown Revitalization Ramps Up

From Alliance Magazine— Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of an article that appears in the Winter 2022 Edition of Alliance Magazine, published by the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance. A PDF of the entire article and full Winter 2022 Edition of the magazine can be viewed at the link at the very bottom of this article.  MUNCIE, Ind.—The Muncie-Delaware County Visitors Bureau’s move to South Walnut Street joins an eminent recreational facility at Accutech, and Patterson Block Muncie, a new…


Muncie Journal’s Most Viewed Stories of 2021

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 2020 was NOT about COVID-19, but it was close. You’ll find the Top 10 most viewed stories for 2021 below. You can click on any story headline to review the initial story and the date it was published. (When you click…


Magna is Committed to Giving Back to the Community

By Stacey A. Shannon— MUNCIE, Ind. —‘Tis the season for giving, but Magna sees the season of giving as being a year-round endeavor. The company, located on Muncie’s southwest side, has been continually involved with giving back to the community since it opened its doors in 2006. “It is important for Magna to support the communities in which we exist, and our employees live,” said Stephen Brand, general manager of Magna Muncie. “We encourage all employees to volunteer their time…


‘TogetherDM’ Comprehensive Plan for Muncie and Delaware County—Draft Available to View

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— Muncie, IN –A draft of the Muncie-Delaware County comprehensive plan will be presented at a public hearing at 6pm December 9th in the commissioners courtroom at the Delaware County Building. You can view a copy of the very impressive 66 -page draft plan at www.togetherdm.com. The website, www.togetherdm.com., was launched last year to provide project information to the public and to serve as a platform for surveys and other forms of community engagement. The project was coordinated by the…