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The Childers Media Group. Lima, OH

Woof Boom Radio Announces Addition of Five New Stations

Radio Veterans J Chapman and Matt Childers form new company. Keeping Market-Leading Radio Stations with Local Ownership and Management in West Central Ohio. Muncie, IN – Beginning with a vision of great radio that focuses on service to the local community, Woof Boom Radio now grows with the addition of five Lima,…


The Mobile Power Station® has the ability to travel through nearly 3 feet of flood water during an emergency response situation. Photo provided.

BMW i3 Batteries to Power First-Ever Electric Off-Road Vehicle by DANNAR

By: Amanda Price— Muncie, IN – DANNAR has signed a supply agreement with BMW i to provide BMW i3 batteries for the DANNAR Mobile Power Station®, the revolutionary, heavy-duty electric vehicle for infrastructure maintenance and disaster response. DANNAR is leading the conversion of advanced automotive battery technologies into off-road applications…



David N. Dixon, Ph.D., Governor, Indiana District of Kiwanis, speaks during the opening session. Photo by: Mike Rhodes

Horizon Convention Center Hosts 99th Annual Indiana Kiwanis District Convention

By: Mike Rhodes— The 99th Annual Indiana Kiwanis District Convention was held at the Horizon Convention Center August 18th through the 20th. Approximately 250 members of the Indiana District of Kiwanis International attended the convention. Indiana is one of 44 districts in the Kiwanis International organization. Friday night’s activities kicked-off with…


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

MutualBank Awarded 4-Star AchieveWELL Designation

By: Jamie Faulkner— Muncie, IN—MutualBank is proud to announce the upgrade of their company-wide wellness initiative from a 3-Star AchieveWELL workplace to a 4-Star AchieveWELL organization by the Wellness Council of Indiana. MutualBank’s advancement to 4-Star is a direct result of the company’s continued support of wellness, not just in…


A commercial property up for sale in Muncie.

Muncie’s Coldwell Banker Commercial Lunsford Named #1 in State of Indiana

By: April Lemen— Muncie, IN – Coldwell Banker Commercial Lunsford has been named the 2016 #1 Office in the State of Indiana for Coldwell Banker Commercial.  This designation is based on Closed Adjusted Gross Commission Income. “We greatly appreciate the recognition by Coldwell Banker Commercial.  They provide us with a…



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…