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Ball State Economist Says Jobs Report Shows Nation’s Economy in ‘Full Expansion Mode’

By: Marc Ransford— Muncie, IN—Ball State economist Michael Hicks said Friday’s national jobs report shows an economy in full expansion mode. With net growth of 157,000 jobs and revisions of the previous two months of 59,000, job growth continues to exceed growth in the labor force. This pushed the unemployment rate to 3.9 percent, well beneath historical estimates of full…

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Beasley & Gilkison: The Residential Eviction Process

By: Ben Freeman, Attorney at Law— Muncie, IN—Whether you are a property owner looking to rent out a home or an individual looking for your next place to live, it is important to understand the basics of the residential eviction process. An eviction is the legal process a landlord must take to remove an uncompliant tenant and regain possession of…

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‘Next Muncie’ to Boost City’s Economy, Quality of Life

By: Allison Robbins— Muncie, IN–Central City Leadership Team, a newly formed group of community members representing the private, public and philanthropic sectors of Muncie, is launching Next Muncie, a long-term redevelopment and revitalization initiative. The team announced this strategic effort under the name “Next Muncie” to emphasize its dedication toward continually propelling the city forward. “Next Muncie is an exciting…

The offices of Leap Managed IT in Muncie. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Leap Managed IT Ranked Among Top 501 Global Managed Service Providers by Channel Futures

By: Kris Blackmon— 11thAnnual MSP 501 Identifies World’s Most Forward-Thinking MSPs & Leading Trends in Managed Services Muncie, IN—Leap Managed IT ranks among the world’s 501 most strategic and innovative managed service providers (MSPs), according to Channel Futures 11th-annual MSP 501 Worldwide Company Rankings. The MSP 501 is the first, largest and most comprehensive ranking of managed service providers worldwide….

WorkOne Center located at 3301 W. Purdue Ave, Muncie, IN 47304. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Eastern Indiana Works Announces New Board Members

By: Stephanie Clawson— Muncie, IN—Eastern Indiana Works, a leader in data-driven workforce solutions, announces the appointment of Dan Borgenheimer, Derek Dodd and Shelley York to 3-year terms on its Board of Directors. Dan Borgenheimer serves as the Business Transformation MTD Plant Coach for 3M Industrial Business Group in Hartford City, IN and will serve as a private sector representative on…

Ted Baker, executive director of the Innovation Connector in Muncie. Photo provided.

IC Executive Director Ted Baker Re-Elected to the InBIA Board of Directors 

By: Sheena Peters— Orlando, FL– The International Business Innovation Association (InBIA), an international non-profit organization and global advocate for entrepreneur-driven economic ecosystems, recently completed its board elections and five board members were elected to three year terms. Ted Baker, Executive Director of the Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. has been re-elected to serve a second term. An InBIA member since 2010,…

An initial planning meeting was recently held to discuss how to use Mad/Jax and its educational partners for training and youth development in Muncie and Delaware County. Photo provided.

Manufacturers, Higher Ed Institutions, State Officials, and Non-Profits Collaborate on ‘The Future of Work in Delaware County’   

By: Corey Sharp, Purdue Polytechnic— Muncie, IN—As Purdue Polytechnic prepares to expand its footprint by providing courses in Muncie’s Mad/Jax facility, initial efforts are underway to explore how shared space and programming in the facility could benefit K-12 students, college students, manufacturers, and non-profit organizations. With manufacturers concerned about the lack of skilled workers who possess the technical training needed…

Mark Slusher, president of Endpoint Creative is pictured at his video editing suite inside the Innovation Connector. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

The Innovation Connector: Home To Mark Slusher’s ‘Endpoint Creative’ Business

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—As you know, the Innovation Connector has been the home to many startup businesses and organizations in the Muncie community. Mark Slusher’s company, Endpoint Creative, is one of them. The company specializes in digital video production, visual marketing,  and high-end live video streaming. Slusher was born and raised in Delaware County and attended Delta High School….

Aerial photo of Praire Creek Reservoir by: Michael Wolfe

New Corner Brewing to Open Tasting Room at Prairie Creek Reservoir

By: Shawn Rogers— Muncie, IN—New Corner Brewing Company is announcing its plans to open a tasting room at Prairie Creek Reservoir just minutes outside of Muncie.  The new location will feature all of New Corner’s unique local brews on tap as well as additional local favorites from around the state.  “We are very excited to be able to make this…