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VIVA Award Winners Announced

By: Sara Shade— Muncie, IN – The Muncie Rotary Club, Muncie Sunrise Rotary Club and United Way of Delaware County announce that the VIVA, or Very Important Volunteer Awards, were presented on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at the Horizon Convention Center. The VIVA Awards recognize individuals who have demonstrated the highest level of volunteer activity to serve the civic and social needs of our community. The event rewards, reinforces and inspires local volunteers to aspire to the Rotary ideal of “Service Above Self.” Five individuals…


Fellowship of Christian Athletes Banquet Features Tamika Catchings on April 21st

By: Jeff Mosier— The Fellowship of Christian Athletes of East Central Indiana is very happy to announce that WNBA Superstar, Tamika Catchings will be the special guest for the 2016 FCA Banquet Thursday April 21st at the Horizon Convention Center. As a young girl with both speech and hearing impairments Tamika chose basketball and her faith as tools to help her overcome her obstacles. After an incredible high school career she played under Pat Summit as a Tennessee Volunteer. Her…


Muncie Announces Exciting Plan for Former Industrial Sites

Muncie, IN —At an unveiling ceremony today, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler announced a transformative revitalization plan for the former King Indiana Forge and Indiana Steel & Wire industrial sites, located adjacent to the White River at the city’s eastern gateway, near the 2200 block of East Jackson Street/Highway 32. Hundreds of people attended the announcement, held at the Horizon Convention Center.  After Mayor Tyler’s opening remarks, presentations were made by: Phil Tevis of FlatLand Resources; John Craddock, Director Emeritus, Bureau…


Marta Moody Shares Muncie Downtown Development Partnership Successes

By: Marta Moody, 2014-2015 MDDP Board President— As outgoing president of Muncie Downtown Development Partnership (MDDP), I am pleased to share our 2015 overview of Downtown Muncie. Changes over the past few years have been dramatic. MDDP is a self-sustained, private, not for profit organization whose functions are only accomplished with the collaboration and support of our many partners. Our development and marketing efforts Downtown only happen with their financial support and on behalf of the MDDP staff and board of directors,…


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…


Shafer Leadership Academy Names Officers, Welcomes New Members

By: Mitch Isaacs— MUNCIE, Ind. —Shafer Leadership Academy, East Central Indiana’s nonprofit leadership development institute, is pleased to announce officers as well as new and returning members to its board of directors. These community leaders volunteer their time and expertise to provide the academy with policy direction and oversight. The board elected Steve Smith, CEO of Mid-West Metal Products, as president and Jill Lehman, vice president of Administration and chief people officer at Ontario Systems, as vice president. Eric Lindley,…


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…