Business

Ontario Systems Congratulates Local Finalists of ‘2016 College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards’

Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections will honor higher education, career focus, culture, diversity and community service February 25th. MUNCIE, Ind.  – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, congratulated Software Engineering Director Dave Pilkington, along with friend and client Alan Holdren of Atlas Collections, on their finalist nominations for the College Mentors for Kids Inspire Awards today. Pilkington’s nomination highlights his mentorship of Client…


Jay Julian to Stay at the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce

By: Nancy Norris— The board of directors is pleased to announce that Jay T. Julian, President and Chief Economic Development Officer for the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, has elected to continue on his employment. “With great things going on in our community, we couldn’t be happier that he has agreed to continue to lead the organization,” says John Littler, Chair of the Chamber Board. While the intention of leaving was to accompany his wife Leisa to Kansas, after further…


You’ve Got an Interview—Now What? Dorothy Douglass Provides Answers

By: Dorothy Douglass, SPHR, SHRM-SCP— You’ve landed an interview! Congratulations! Now what?  Here are some thoughts from a recruiter perspective: Prepare. Understand the job.  If you have a job description, review it and think about how your experience – including life experience, and your education meet the criteria. Review the job posting. Think about specific examples of your experience that are similar to the job functions. Know the company – Do research. Find the company’s website and review it.  Write…


Ontario Systems Named a Best Place to Work in Indiana by Indiana Chamber

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ontario Systems, a leading technology and services provider to the healthcare and accounts receivable management industries, announced it has been named to the 11th annual list of the Best Places to Work in Indiana by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, its second placement on that list in as many years. The company continues to credit its staff and You-Powered Talent Credo for the honor. “Service and Community are two of the five values on which we center…


“Get Your Business Online” Workshops by East Central ISBDC

By: Christy Ragle— Research shows that 97% of consumers search the web to find local goods and services, but only 37% of businesses have claimed an online listing. The East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) wants to help businesses claim their listing and is offering a series of “Get Your Business Online” workshops in the region. During each workshop, participants will learn about the importance of local search in reaching customers. East Central ISBDC advisors will walk participants…


Mursix Corporation Acquires Dakota Engineering, Inc.; Will Add 22 Employees

By: Bob Neville— Muncie, IN – Mursix Corporation, a leading supplier of precision components to the automotive, alternative energy, appliance, and security markets, has announced that it has acquired Dakota Engineering, Inc., an ISO 9001 certified manufacturer of CNC-machined products for the automotive, medical, security, and other industries. In making the announcement, Mursix CEO Todd Murray stated “This is great news for our company, our associates, our customers and for our host community – Delaware County. For our customers, Dakota’s…


Minnetrista Awarded 2015 Green Award by MRTF

By: Sam Condon— Minnetrista Grounds Manager Steve Scott was recently awarded the 2015 Green Award ( Lawn Care Division) presented by the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation at the Green Expo in Indianapolis. The award reads, “In recognition of outstanding environmental stewardship efforts and commitment to advancing the turf industry.” The award was accepted by Minnetrista grounds crewmembers Steve Scott and Dustin Stillinger. Founded in September 1945, the MRTF was organized to gather and disseminate information that would help promote the advancement of…


How to Conduct a Job Search

By: Dorothy Douglass, SPHR, SHRM-SCP— I work in Human Resources. Yes, I’m “that” person. HR does many things within an organization, one of them being hiring people. And that is what I’m asked about on a regular basis. I’m also over age 50. Why share that? Because I’ve been around the proverbial block and watched, participated in and led hiring in a number of businesses. The recruiting world has changed greatly over the last 20 years, and is not what it…


Cinnaire and The Arc of Indiana Celebrate Grand Opening of Erskine Green Training Institute & Teaching Hotel

By: Jennifer Calery— In partnership with The Arc of Indiana Foundation, Cinnaire celebrated the Grand Opening of the Erskine Green Training Institute & Teaching Hotel last week in Muncie. Cinnaire has invested $11M in New Market Tax Credits to finance the Institute, the first hospitality and healthcare training institute for individuals with disabilities in the United States. In addition to Cinnaire, Chase, as New Markets Tax Credit investor, facilitated the financing of this project. Housed within a Courtyard by Marriot,…


John Fallon’s GearBox Muncie Presentation to City Council

By: Mike Rhodes— Dr. John Fallon gave a presentation about GearBox Muncie to the Muncie City Council on Monday, January 4th. You can view Dr. Fallon’s Powerpoint Presentation (in pdf format) below. The presentation covers:  board members, staff, funding, a brief history of the project timeline and some “visionary” hypothetical pictures of what the inside of the facility could look like going forward. The interior photos are meant to be sample representations. Click on the photo below to view.