Business

Forbes Ranks First Merchants Bank As Top-Five U.S. Bank For Third Consecutive Year

By: Chad Mertz— Muncie, IN – Forbes has released its 2020 list of “America’s Best Banks,” and for the third consecutive year, one of the Midwest’s legacy financial institutions ranked in the top five. First Merchants Bank, Indiana’s second largest financial services holding company, has been rated by Forbes as the country’s fifth best bank. “This is a tremendous honor and demonstrates the financial success and future prospects for First Merchants clients,” said First Merchants CEO Michael C. Rechin. “Our…

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Jason May Insurance Agency: Learn the Difference Between Replacement Cost and Market Value

Presented by: State Farm Insurance Agent, Jason May— When you purchase homeowners insurance or renters insurance, you’ll make a number of decisions. One of the most important is the amount of homeowners or renters coverage that best meets your needs. Understanding your options will help you make an informed choice that safeguards your real estate and your family’s financial future. What is replacement cost? Replacement cost is the cost necessary to repair or replace your entire home. When you insure…


Horizon Convention Center Improvements Will Benefit Customers and Save Energy

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—The Horizon Convention Center is gearing up for a very busy 2020, with many new and exciting conferences and events scheduled. In preparing for a busy 2020, the HCC has implemented or is in the process of making significant improvements to the facility. Restrooms The Horizon Convention Center has upgraded both the men’s and women’s restrooms by the Green Room Hallway to a more modern, up-to-date style. While doing that project the Horizon Convention Center used the…


Muncie Journal’s Most Viewed Stories of 2019

By: Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— Muncie, IN—Tips from our readers on how to survive last January’s Polar Vortex was #1 in our Top 10 most viewed stories list on Muncie Journal.com for 2019. Temperatures are expected to dip this week, but nowhere near the level of January’s Polar Vortex. You’ll find the rest of our most viewed stories for 2019 below. You can click on any story headline to review the initial story and the date it was published. (When you click on a…


George Insurance Group to Host ‘Active Shooter Response’ Training Course

By: Amy Leffingwell—        Muncie, IN – George Insurance Group will host an active shooter response training course on Tuesday, January 14th from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Chief Duckham, Ball State University Police Chief, will present C.R.A.S.E. training (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) at the Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center (Former Mitchell Elementary School) in Muncie. Mitchell Early Childhood and Family Center is located at 2809 W Purdue Ave, Muncie, Indiana. This presentation will provide strategies, guidance, and a proven…



Greg Hubler Ford Hyundai Donates Toys To Muncie Police Department For Delivery By MPD Officers

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—On Thursday afternoon, Greg Hubler and the staff at Greg Hubler Ford Hyundai located at 2001 E. McGalliard in Muncie donated 330 toys to the Muncie Police Department for officers to deliver to local children while on patrol. According to Jami Brown of the Muncie Police Department, customers of the dealership also participated in providing toys. The dealership sponsored a promotion offering discounts to customers if they came in with a toy of their own to donate….


Former Muncie Mayor Dan Canan and Family Donates Building to Local Non-Profit

By: Brian Allardt— Muncie, IN—A familiar building located just south of downtown Muncie located at 905 S Walnut St. has a new owner—Future Choices Inc., a local non-profit. The property transfer was the result of a donation from the former Mayor of Muncie, Dan Canan and his wife Barb. The donation was in memory of James & Kay Canan who were responsible for many years of business conducted at that location. Assisting in the property transfer were Coldwell Banker Commercial…


Muncie Police Officer Josh Carrington Recognized as ‘Inspirational Hero’

By: Art Van Furniture— Warren, MI– Heroes among us! Josh Carrington of Muncie, Indiana, has been recognized by Art Van Furniture in Muncie (4701 Wheeling Ave.) as its hometown hero for his selfless efforts to help others as part of the company’s “Inspiration Lives Here in Our Community” initiative. The furniture and mattress retailer presented him with a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 Art Van gift card. Carrington was nominated by Meghan Clawson and Deanna Christal of Marion, Ind. They…


LifeStream Services: Delivering Hope For The Holidays

By: Hannah Dunckel— Muncie, IN—It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Excitement is in the air as we enjoy festivals and lights with our family, purchase last minute gifts, and prepare our homes for our loved ones coming into town for the holidays. What happens when your children are grown and live out of town unable to make it home for Christmas? Or your loved ones have passed away and you have no one to enjoy this special time…