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Courtyard by Mariott Hotel Opens in Muncie

By: Nina Herrera-Davila— Hotel to host first-of-its-kind training program for people with disabilities Courtyard by Marriott Muncie at Horizon Convention Center opened its doors in Muncie, Indiana this month. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Through The Arc of Indiana and its entities, the hotel will house the Erskine Green Training Institute and serve as a teaching…


Muncie Boys and Girls Club Announces New Board Members

By: Micah Maxwell— At a recent board meeting of the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie, new board members and officers for 2016 were approved. (Please see individual board member bios lower in this article.) “The Boys & Girls Club of Muncie is honored to welcome these new board members. Directors for the Class of 2018 include eleven new board members as a part of the organization’s strategic plan to increase the size of the board.” says Juli Metzger, president…


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

By: Ted Baker— The Muncie Innovation Connector recently hosted the Excellence in Innovation Awards at the Horizon Convention Center. The purpose of this inaugural event was to recognize 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. Keynote speakers for the evening were Ontario Systems co-founders, Wil Davis and Ron Fauquher. The duo recounted the challenges they faced and the lessons…


Chamber Recognizes Local Business Leaders at 121st Annual Meeting

By: Jay Julian— MUNCIE, IN – The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held its 121st Annual Meeting: A dinner, silent auction and awards program on October 29, 2015 with nearly 325 business and community leaders in attendance. The event, held at The Horizon Convention Center, is the Chamber’s annual meeting and awards event. Inside INdiana Business host Gerry Dick was a special guest and helped communicate the Chamber’s accomplishments over the past year. The Chamber presented the Spirit of Small Business…


Info Session on BIG Idea Pitch Competition is October 19

By: Ted Baker— The Innovation Connector of Muncie is hosting the second annual BIG Idea Pitch competition for local entrepreneurs and innovators to “pitch” their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. There are many very creative and interesting concepts from people in our region, and this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them. This event is for individuals in all phases of the…


Eight Local Companies Recognized as Being Wellness Certified

By: Nancy Norris— The 2015 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit was held on October 8th in Indianapolis.  Eight companies from Muncie Delaware County (see list below) were recognized and received awards for meeting the criteria from the Wellness Council of Indiana to be wellness certified. According to America’s Health Rankings conducted by the United Health Foundation, Indiana ranks 41st out of 50 states for health. When business leaders look at where to locate good jobs, the health status of their potential employees…


MCS Superintendent Dr. Steve Baule Gives State of the Schools Report

By: The Woof Boom Radio News Team— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon event today at the Horizon Convention Center. Dr. Steve Baule, Superintendent of the Muncie Community Schools gave his “State of the Muncie Community Schools” report. Dr. Baule gave an overview of the MCS system, positive stories about MCS and he highlighted some of the challenges the school system faces. He also reviewed the upcoming strategic planning initiative MCS will spend much of the next year developing. Community members…


United Way Day of Action—Being a Nonprofit for Your Nonprofit

By: Kelsey Crist— Day of Action is a day-long event where volunteers from around Delaware County come together to serve partnering nonprofits. This day is a chance for people to give back to the community through volunteerism. Work at the agencies helps the volunteers better understand community needs, and the local not-for-profits that help fulfill them. “It takes the whole community working together to achieve greatness. Day of Action is one big day of celebrating the community pulling together. The…


The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce Honors Dr. George E. Branam

The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored Dr. George E. Branam with their 2015 Legacy Award. The Gala Event, held Saturday night at the Horizon Convention Center, had over 350 guests. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual or couple who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided leadership in the development of programs, events, and/or new traditions that promote goodwill and community pride….


2015 Cornerstone Wedding Showcase to be Held August 23rd

By: Jessie Irwin— Are you planning a wedding in East Central Indiana? Don’t miss your chance to meet the best wedding and event vendors in East Central Indiana all in one day! The Cornerstone and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union Wedding Showcase presented by AMS Entertainment, Mr. Mouse, and 104.1 WLBC is on Sunday, August 23, from 12:00 to 5:00 pm. Spend the afternoon exploring your options for wedding venues, photographers, djs, caterers, florists, dress and tuxedo shops, as well as…