Business

Artist rendering of what the U-Haul facility will look like when renovations are completed.

U-Haul® Reusing Former Kmart for New Store in Muncie

By: Andrea Batchelor— Muncie, IN—U-Haul® will soon be showcasing a modern self-storage facility in northeast Muncie thanks to the recent acquisition of a former Kmart® store at 1501 E. McGalliard Road. U-Haul acquired the vacant 86,250-square-foot warehouse on Aug. 2. U-Haul Moving & Storage of Morningside has opened a temporary…


Pictured (L-R) Nick Rieth and Patrick Rieth. Photo provided.

An Innovation Connector Success Story: The Rieth Brothers

By: Tracy Dishman— Nick and Patrick Rieth, owners of Reith Brothers, is an Innovation Connector success story. The Rieth Brothers are two young entrepreneurs passionate about telling great stories through digital media. They operate their business out of the Innovation Connector in Muncie, Indiana, creating videos for local businesses and…


Redemption Alewerks. Photo provided.

Redemption Alewerks Coming to Muncie Mall, Fall 2017

Muncie, IN — Muncie Mall will welcome Redemption Alewerks in fall 2017 to its line-up of more than 70 retail, dining and entertainment options. The 650 square foot brew pub will be located in the common area outside of Macy’s. “Muncie Mall is excited to further diversify and expand our retail roster with…


Kitselman Trailhead and Park—Axonometric view.

Transformation of Former Muncie Brownfield Sites Underway

By: Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Muncie, IN—The City of Muncie, Cardinal Greenways, INDOT and KPEP—the Kitselman Pure Energy Park—continue in cooperation to revitalize the former Indiana Steel and Wire and King Indiana Forge  brownfield factory areas on the east side of Muncie. “People traveling along East Jackson Street have…


First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation Announces Record 2nd Quarter 2017 Results

Muncie, IN—First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ – FRME) reported record second quarter 2017 net income of $24.1 million, compared to $20 million during the second quarter of 2016. Earnings per share for the period totaled a record $.57 per share, an increase of $.08 per share, or 16.3 percent, over the…


Artist rendering of Kitselman trailhead and Kitselman Pure Energy Park.

Construction To Begin on Kitselman Pure Energy Park in Muncie

By: Emily Kibling— Muncie, IN – The Demolition Phase has successfully been completed on the former Indiana Steel & Wire property and the Kitselman Pure Energy Park (KPEP) has the green light to enter into the Construction Phase. The development is part of the larger Kitselman Gateway initiative, which also includes…




ComNet owners, Mindy and Tom Kemper are pictured with their 13th ATSI award. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Muncie Based ComNet, LLC Wins Coveted ATSI Award of Excellence for 13th Time

By: Melanie Dixon— Altamonte Springs, FL—ComNet, LLC of Muncie, IN has been honored with the exclusive ATSI  2017 Award of Excellence for the 13th year. This award is presented annually by the Association of TeleServices International (ATSI), the industry’s Trade Association for providers of telecommunications and call center services including…


Photo provided by: MITS

Public Hearing To Be Conducted For MITS Service Changes

Muncie, IN—Notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be conducted by the Muncie Public Transportation Corporation (MPTC) for the purpose of considering service changes being proposed for implementation by the Muncie Indiana Transit System (MITS), generally described as follows: The public hearing will be held on Thursday, July…


Pictured beside the Toyota President's Award are: (L-R) Melissa Daniels, Noel Walburn, Chad Castor, Scott McFeely, Daniel Bartrom and Jeff Daniels. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Toyota of Muncie Wins 8th Consecutive Toyota President’s Award for 2016

Muncie, IN—Local auto dealership, Toyota of Muncie, was recently awarded the prestigious Toyota President’s Award for 2016, marking their eighth consecutive year of winning the award since establishing itself in Muncie in 2007. Additionally, Toyota of Muncie was the only dealership in Toyota’s Central Indiana District (which includes Indianapolis, Kokomo, Bloomington, Lafayette, Richmond…



Sharon Rhodes at a recent Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce job fair held at the YMCA. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Home Instead Senior Care® Announces New Recruiter

By: Skip Vorhees— Muncie, IN— Home Instead Senior Care® has announced the addition of Sharon Rhodes as Recruitment Coordinator. In her role, Sharon will be responsible for recruiting, interviewing and hiring caregivers for the Home Instead Senior Care® service area of Muncie, Anderson, Pendleton, Yorktown, Alexandria, Albany, Selma, Summitville, Eaton, Middletown, Parker…


(L-R) Kevin Nemyer is pictured with Brett Rinker, CEO of Thrive Credit Union. Photo provided.

Thrive Credit Union Recognizes Kevin Nemyer with Community Leader Award

By: Brittani Richards— Muncie, IN – One of the main values that Thrive Credit Union lives by is “community.” That is why the credit union began looking to recognize leaders in Delaware County who are helping the community “thrive” with the Thrive Community Leader Award. The first Thrive Community Leader Award…