Business

Celebrate the 44th Annual Old Washington Street Festival, Sept 18th and 19th

By Matthew Lowe— MUNCIE, Ind.—The Old Washington Street Festival returns for its 44th iteration this Saturday and Sunday, September 18th and 19th. A mixture of the past and present of the East Central Neighborhood, The Old Washington Street Festival combines the antiquity of the Emily Kimbrough Historic District with a dash of modern flare. The festival features a wide array of free entertainment options, including Victorian era vaudevillian amusements – a freak show, a beard contest, and a burlesque show…

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Woof Boom Radio Rolls Out LIVE Video Streaming of Local Sports

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief, MuncieJournal.com— MUNCIE, Ind.—It’s not like a national television network’s coverage of a National Football League game. But it’s close. After quietly testing out equipment and their multi-camera setup for a few weeks, Woof Boom Radio’s sports station has rolled out LIVE video streaming of Delaware County football games. Mark Foerster, program director for WXFN, Muncie’s Sports Station 102.9 FM, 1340 AM says the LIVE video streaming coverage will also include Delaware County basketball games and tournaments,…


Indiana Michigan Power Restores Power in Louisiana After Hurricane Ida

By I&M Power— FORT WAYNE, Ind. –More than 300 Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) employees and contractors continue to restore customers in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida. During the Labor Day weekend, I&M crews were able to begin restoring their first Ida-impacted customers. I&M Line workers, forestry experts, safety personnel and fleet experts areworking alongside Entergy, in Jean Lafitte, La., – which is 22 miles south of New Orleans. I&M employees and contractors are encountering a number ofchallenging conditions…


First Merchants Appoints Greg Mather as Chief Marketing Officer

By First Merchants— MUNCIE, Ind. – First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) today announced Greg Mather as its new Chief Marketing Officer (CMO). Mather will lead all marketing operations and oversee the company’s initiative to establish a high-performing marketing sales pipeline and multi-channel customer experience. Mather brings over 20 years of marketing experience within the financial industry, serving previously as CMO for large super-regional banks throughout the Midwest and Texas. Mather’s experience in omni-channel acquisition, brand management and marketing optimization…


White River Lofts Are Ready for Leasing

Editor’s note: The link to Middletown Rentals was originally incorrect when first published and has now been corrected. By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— MUNCIE, Ind.—According to Vicki Veach, executive director of the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership, the White River Lofts are ready for leasing and are filling quickly. Move-ins can begin on September 3, 2021. If you or someone you know is interested in leasing you may contact Middletown Rentals for more information.    


Calumet Paralogics, LLC Expanding In Muncie-Delaware County

By Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— MUNCIE, Ind. – The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance announced today that Calumet Paralogics, LLC, a specialty wax blending and packaging company, will expand operations in Muncie-Delaware County, Indiana. Calumet Paralogics will invest $2.7 million to add new equipment and capabilities in their current location at 301 S. Butterfield Rd. in Muncie. The investment will contribute to growth, including the addition of up to 20 new jobs at an average wage above the county average…


Muncie Power Products Acquires Building at Interstate 69 and Ind. 332

By Keith Roysdon— DELAWARE COUNTY, Indiana – Muncie Power Products, founded in 1935, has acquired, through a purchase agreement executed on June 3, 2021, a former industrial building at Interstate 69 and Ind. 332, the company and the Delaware County commissioners announced. Muncie Power Products, which makes power take-offs that transfer power to hydraulic equipment — widely used in industry — will consolidate some of its operations into the building. The company will substantially expand the building at 2500 N….


Ontario Systems Fuels Growth and Innovation with New Chief Technology Officer

By Ontario Systems Communications— BURLINGTON, Mass.— Ontario Systems, a leading provider of enterprise workflow automation software—which accelerates revenue recovery and removes friction from the payments process for clients in the accounts receivable management (ARM), healthcare, and government markets—is pleased to officially announce the appointment of Raj Sethuraman as Chief Technology Officer. Sethuraman, who joined the organization in May, brings more than 25 years of industry experience, building and scaling market-leading enterprise software solutions and teams for noteworthy brands including, Wolters Kluwer…


6th District U.S Congressman Greg Pence Is Featured Interview On ‘This Week in Delaware County’

By: Steve Lindell— This Week in Delaware County is a radio program produced and hosted by Steve Lindell, Vice President of Programming, Host and Executive Producer of the show. This Week in Delaware County is a public affairs program, with interview topics that range from healthier living, community events, government officials, and topics that generally do not receive as much publicity as they deserve. In short, this is an audio version of Munciejournal.com. The audio below is an excerpt from This Week in…


Magna Offers Education, Training and Promotion Opportunities

By Stacey A. Shannon— Muncie, IN—Since opening in Muncie in 2006, Magna has become a solid part of the Muncie community and its economy. The company, which now comprises two buildings, continues to grow and thrive at the intersection of Cowan and Fuson Roads. Josh Koons, lead quality engineer who has been with the company for more a decade, said Magna offers lots of opportunities for employees to better themselves. He started as an intern and has worked his way…