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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…

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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…


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…


Goals and Facts: The ARC of Indiana

The Arc strives to empower people and inspire change in many ways – including expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We not only advocate for change – we are working to be part of that change by developing a training institute and teaching hotel in Muncie, Indiana. After receiving training at the institute, individuals will have the opportunity to apply those skills through an internship at the Courtyard Muncie at Horizon Convention Center that is being developed by our for-profit affiliate,…


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The Muncie Journal launched on July 1, 2015. Good news is all around us if we look for it. Great things are happening in Muncie, Delaware County and East Central Indiana every day. And we aim to bring those stories to you.  At no charge. This website’s content will include curated, positive news stories and business information. The stories that may get missed. The stories that bring pride to this community. The stories that assist the economic development efforts of Delaware County,…


DWNTWN Muncie, Explore The Original

Muncie, IN—MuncieJournal.com is proud to bring you this new special section about DWNTWN Muncie, presented by the Muncie Downtown Development Partnership. Below you will find 20 different stories about downtown Muncie businesses and organizations. This page is where you enter to visit the DWNTWN special section. The content below is available 24/7 on your PC, tablet or Smartphone. Everything included in the DWNTWN Muncie, Explore The Original special section launches from this page, so you’ll need to scroll down to view it all. (Just like you…


Opinion: The Future is Now. Creating the “Next” Muncie

By: Charles Jamieson— If you’re like me, it has been exciting to watch our city, and in particular, the downtown core (defined as inside the border of Madison, Wysor, Liberty and Victor streets), change for the better over the past four years. At times, over the past few years, it has been difficult to keep up with everything happening; a new downtown hotel, Erskine Green, a post-secondary education training institute designed for individuals with disabilities, a new parking garage adjacent…