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Pictured Left to Right: Brenda Lloyd, Hillcroft Services Board Chair; Michael Whitlock, Hillcroft Industries, VP Business Operations; Debbie Bennett, Hillcroft Services, CEO; Mike Salmon, Hillcroft Industries, VP Business Development; Melissa Johnson, Hillcroft Industries, Production Coordinator; Jacob Sloan, Hillcroft Industries Employee; Amanda Rammel, Hillcroft Industries, Manager;  LeAnne Cole, Hillcroft Services, VP. Photo by: Matt Howell, Farmhouse Creative.

Hillcroft Industries in Muncie Celebrates ISO 9001:2015 Certification

By: Genet Soule, VP Development & Marketing— Muncie, IN – Hillcroft Industries, a division of Hillcroft Services, Inc., received its ISO 9001:2015 certificate of registration for its quality management system on July 19, 2017.  “ISO 9001 is not only a validation of our quality management system, but a validation of…


Photo L-R: Brian Burton - President & CEO of the Indiana Manufacturers Association, John Smith, Neil Smith, Steve Smith, Jody Fledderman - Indiana Manufacturers Association Board Chair, Chad Smith

Mid-West Metal Products Honored by Indiana Manufacturers Association

By: Tara Whitehead— Meeting Brings Together Manufacturing Leaders from All Areas of the State and Highlights Continued Growth of Indiana Manufacturing Sector  Muncie, IN – On October 4, 2017, manufacturers, business leaders, and policymakers from across the state met in Indianapolis to honor those companies that have made outstanding contributions to…



MutualBank's newest branch location at 2910 W Jackson St. in Muncie.

MutualFirst Financial, Inc. and Universal Bancorp Announce Merger Agreement

By: Dave Heeter, President and CEO of MutualFirst—  Combination Expands MutualFirst’s Presence into Central and Southern Indiana Creates Community Bank with $2 Billion of Assets  Muncie, IN – MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (Nasdaq: MFSF) (“MutualFirst”) and Universal Bancorp (“Universal”) have announced  that they have entered into a definitive agreement (the “Agreement”)…


The offices of Woof Boom Radio located at 800 E. 29th Street in Muncie. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Woof Boom Radio Grows With the Addition of WKHL-FM, West Lafayette, IN

Muncie, IN—Announcing the acquisition of WKHL 106.7 FM, West Lafayette, Woof Boom Radio continues its mission to build out great locally managed and owned radio stations. Woof Boom Radio began with a vision of great radio that focuses on service to the local community. Woof Boom, with this newest addition,…


Programs held at the Innovation Connector by Shafer Leadership Academy educate people on how to become leaders in their communities. Photo provided.

Innovation Connector Home and Resource Partner to Shafer Leadership Academy

By: Tracy Dishman— Muncie, IN—A professional and beautiful building, and amenities such as plenty of free parking and back-office staff support,  adds to the credibility and professionalism of an organization. Align these attributes with matching values and missions and you find a resource partner that calls the Innovation Connector their…



Jeff Helm. Photo provided.

Youth Opportunity Center Announces Promotion of Jeff Helm to CIO

By: Richard Crist— Muncie, IN—Muncie, Indiana based Youth Opportunity Center, Inc. recently announced the promotion of Jeff Helm to Chief Information Officer. Helm has been with YOC for 15 years, most recently serving as the Director of Information Technology & Facilities for the past nine years. In this newly developed…


Sue Tschuor is pictured in her office at Woof Boom Radio, LLC. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Sue Tschuor, Director of Sales, Recognized By Woof Boom Radio

By: Liz Valpatic— Muncie, IN—Sue Tschuor, Director of Sales, Woof Boom Radio, LLC has been recognized for exemplifying all five of the company’s values. Since its inception, Woof Boom Radio has held the following values to be true: Speak the Truth; Do Your Best; Do What You Say You Will Do; Treat…



Photo by: Heather Jordan, a 2017 Mayor's Arts Award Nominee.

Nominees Announced for 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards

By: Braydee Euliss, Executive Director, MACC— Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MACC) in conjunction with the City of Muncie, will present the 2017 Mayor’s Arts Awards Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at Cornerstone Center for the Arts. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors conferred by the…


Kim Miller, owner of Tribune Showprint, is pictured in front of the "type wall." Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Meet Some of the “Makers” of Muncie’s MadJax

By: Kelsey Timmerman— I work in a factory in Muncie, Indiana. Not many people can say that these days. In fact, many believe that Muncie’s best days–our factory days–are behind us. Our schools are going through budget and transportation issues and a third of our citizens live in poverty.  There’s…


Community Enhancement Projects, Inc. and the Delaware County Soil and Water Conservation District will host two public meetings to update residents and interested stakeholders about a recently completed Dam Removal Feasibility Study. 

Public Meetings to Be Held To Review Dam Removal Feasibility Study

By: Phil Tevis— Project Background: The Kitselman Trailhead project, located in East Muncie (at the former Indiana Steel and Wire and King Indiana Forge factory site), is currently under development. The project will connect the Cardinal and White River Greenways through the adaptive reuse of the Albany Bridge, also known…



Mike Bartlett. Photo provided.

Whitinger & Company Accountant Earns Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) Designation

By: Sheena Peters– Muncie, IN – Mike Bartlett, CFP®, Staff Accountant with Whitinger & Company in Muncie, Indiana has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP® certification marks in accordance with CFP Board certification and renewal requirements. Mr….