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Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Business Champions

By: Jay Julian— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held their seventh annual Chamber Champions Awards Program today at the Horizon Convention Center. Over two hundred people were on-hand to recognize the Ambassador of the Year, Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award recipient, business longevity award recipients and the annual Chairman’s Award recipient. Melody Scoble, who works for Westminster Village Muncie, was named Ambassador of the Year from the Chamber’s Ambassador Group of volunteers. The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award…

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2017 VIVA Award Nominations Now Open

By: Tom Farris— Muncie, IN – Sara Shade, Committee Chair for the 2017 VIVA Awards announced that nominations for 2017 awards will be accepted until March 17th.  The VIVA Award was created in 1993 as a gift to the community by the Muncie Rotary Club to recognize Delaware County’s proud volunteer heritage.  The awards were named VIVA for “Very Important Volunteer Award,” and designed by Tom & Linda Farris of Muncie.  Up to five individuals will be recognized with the…


Boys and Girls Club Hosts Third Annual Great Futures Luncheon

By: Jes Wade— MUNCIE, IN – The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie raised some $20,000 at its annual Great Futures luncheon Thursday, Jan. 26, an event that drew nearly 300 supporters and community stakeholders. Muncie resident Amber Sparks, General Manager and head coach of the WNBA team the Chicago Sky, was the keynote speaker. “When I was in grade school, I saw a unicorn,” Sparks said, describing the first time she saw a female coaching basketball. It was at…


Ransomware Hits Little Red Door: Four Questions You Should Ask

By: Michael Wolfe, Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Ontario Systems— Muncie, IN —In the light of the recent events involving the compromise of the Little Red Door’s company server, data, and privacy, I thought this would be a great time to note some safety tips for all of the non-profits out there when it comes to protecting your data.  But first, you should understand that Little Red Door is not alone.  The ransomware style of hacking which involves breaking into…


Chamber Champions Awards Luncheon to be Held March 15th

Muncie, IN—Join the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber for an elegant luncheon this March, as we celebrate individuals who help make our Chamber and our community great. We will present the Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award, Ambassador of the Year, Business Longevity Awards, and a special Chairman’s Award. The awards luncheon will be held March 15, 2017 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Horizon Convention Center. The Al Rent Spirit of Muncie Award was created in 2002 to honor Al Rent and his support and…


ARC of Indiana Thanks Muncie Community For Teaching Hotel

By: Kim Dodson— A year ago this week The Arc of Indiana opened its doors in the Muncie community for the first of its kind Training Institute and Teaching Hotel.  We have had a year of wonderful success and memories and want to take a moment to thank all of the Muncie community for their support, patronage and vision in making our dream a reality. When we started on this path in the winter of 2011, we were not sure…


Muncie Innovation Connector Recognizes Entrepreneurs and Innovators at Excellence in Innovation Awards

Muncie, IN – Muncie Innovation Connector recently hosted the second annual Excellence in Innovation Awards at the Horizon Convention Center. This celebration recognized leaders in business innovation including those who are well established and others who are emerging. Ted Baker, Executive Director of the Innovation Connector, served as the evening’s emcee. Karl LaPan, President & CEO of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center in Fort Wayne, was the evening’s keynote speaker. His presentation was entitled, Innovation is a Messy Business. Awards…


Dollison receives WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award-Metzger, Jarrett, YWCA are ATHENA Recipients

By: Angie Rogers-Howell— At its annual Catalyst for Empowering Women Symposium and ATHENA Awards Luncheon, Muncie’s Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU) presented three ATHENA Leadership Awards and one WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. The ATHENA Leadership Awards are a nationally-recognized award which WIBU has been pleased to present for over fifteen years. From a pool of twenty-three nominees, the ATHENA judges had the unenviable task of choosing the 2016 ATHENA Award Recipients. Juli Metzger, a Ball State University instructor, Coordinator for…


Details for the 2016 Catalyst for Empowering Women Symposium and ATHENA Awards Luncheon

By: Angie Rogers-Howell— Final preparations are being made for the 2016 Catalyst for Empowering Women Symposium Featuring the ATHENA Awards Luncheon. (See video below.) This event will begin with breakfast and networking at 8:30 with breakout sessions following immediately thereafter. At 11:30 AM, we will host the ATHENA Awards Luncheon. During this luncheon, our twenty-three (23) nominee will be honored and the recipients of the 2016 ATHENA Awards will be announced. Following the luncheon, we will have an incredible Panel…


Chamber Recognizes Business Leaders At 122nd Annual Dinner

MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 122nd Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 27, 2016 with over 300 business and community leaders in attendance. The event, held at Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event. Chamber Board Chairman John Littler led the report to members on the accomplishments of the prior year. The Chamber presented the Spirit of Small Business Award to Chris Piche ( pronounced…