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2nd Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition Celebrates Fitness

Photos and story by: Lorri Markum— The 100 block of Walnut Street in Muncie became the proving ground for the area’s top CrossFit athletes this past Saturday during the Second Annual Downtown Throwdown CrossFit Competition, hosted by The Arsenal. Drawing 33 athletic teams from Bloomington, South Bend, and other surrounding areas, the event kicked off at 9 a.m. and finished at 4 p.m. Three workout divisions by both male, and female teams, as well as co-ed teams competed. Three separate…


Steve Baule is New Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools

By: Danielle Jones Steve Baule, new Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools officially began in office July1st.  Baule was appointed new Superintendent of Muncie Community Schools in April. Baule says he has been working very hard since students have been out of school. “I have been spending time meeting with the administrative team, board members, as well as city and county and community officials to hear from them what their concerns are and suggestions they may have of things they would like to see changed…


Regional Summit 2 to be Held July 28th

Regional Summit 2 will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 6-8 pm, at the Horizon Convention Center, 401 S. High St., Muncie, IN 47305. This meeting is the follow-up to the Regional Summit. You can help shape the vision of the ADVANCE Region. Hear an update on the progress of the Regional Development Plan and share your views on our community’s strategic direction. Don’t miss your chance to help move our community forward! The Regional Summit 2 is an event for anyone who cares about…


Delaware County Fair Board Dedicates Building to Dr. John Wright

By Mark DiFabio— The Delaware County Fair Board recently dedicated the former Future Farmers building to longtime educator and 4-H leader Dr. John Wright. The board recently spent a Saturday to remodel the area into a picnic pavilion complete with tables for fair goers. “John had a big influence on the youth in this area and it was the fair board’s way of thanking him for his lifetime of service to them and the 4-H community,” said fair board president…


New Industria Centre Shell Building Completed

The Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance joined Delaware County government officials and Garmong Construction to announce that the construction of a new, 200,000 SF shell building has been completed. The event was celebrated with a ribbon cutting by the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce. Located on a 34-acre site in the Industria Centre Industrial Park, the pre-cast concrete building features 32 foot ceilings and is expandable to 500,000 square feet. “Nationally, it has been reported that 70 to 80 percent…


Muncie-Delaware County Area Earns Shovel Ready Industrial Site Certification

An important site for growth in the Muncie-Delaware County Area has earned a shovel ready Industrial Site Certification.  The Industria Centre Site #1, along the Muncie bypass, has completed the certification program for American Electric Power’s (AEP) Quality Site Program. McCallum Sweeny Consulting, one of the world’s leading site selection consulting firms, has conducted an 18-month, thorough analysis of the property. “A rapidly growing trend in economic development site selection is the requirement that sites be certified, or “shovel ready.” Companies are…


Ameriana Bancorp To Merge With First Merchants Corporation

First Merchants Corporation (NASDAQ: FRME) and Ameriana Bancorp (NASDAQ: ASBI)  announced they have executed a definitive agreement whereby Ameriana Bancorp will merge with and into First Merchants Corporation, and its wholly owned bank subsidiary, Ameriana Bank, will merge with and into First Merchants Bank, NA. The merger agreement provides that shareholders of Ameriana Bancorp will have the right to exchange each Ameriana Bancorp common share held for 0.9037 shares of First Merchants’ common stock. Based on the closing price of…


Woof Boom Radio Launches a Brand New FREE Digital Publication: The Muncie Journal

By: J Chapman, President, Woof Boom Radio, Inc.— Muncie, IN—Muncie Journal.com launched July 1, 2015 and will have a different tone than that of other current community news outlets. The stories will be free for the community to access and will primarily focus on the following areas: (1) Education (2) Economic Development and (3) Quality of Life. Muncie Journal will strive to include the good things that are happening with businesses and non-profits within Delaware County. Many community leaders have been…


Ontario Systems Named One Of Top 100 “Best Places To Work” By Indiana Chamber

Ontario Systems, a leading receivables management technology and services provider, reacted publicly to its inclusion among the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s “Best Places to Work in Indiana”, crediting its staff and You-Powered Talent Credo for the honor. “We have been very intentional about creating an environment in which our team can do their best work serving our clients. Everything we do at Ontario Systems starts and ends with the innovation, talent and spirit of service from our dedicated team of…


Farmhouse Creative Receives EDGE Award

Farmhouse Creative has been presented with the annual Economic Development and Growth Through Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Award.  Presented by the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), The EDGE awards are given to businesses who receive no-cost counseling from the organization and utilize these resources to maximize their ability to grow their business in Indiana. The EDGE award ceremony concluded the Igniting Indiana Entrepreneurship Week in Indiana. During a program on June 19th, Farmhouse Creative won in the Established Business category. Angie Rogers-Howell started Farmhouse Creative with her final paycheck to fund…