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Horizon Convention Center Hosted Three Conventions in September

By: Treva Bivens— Muncie, IN— This past month, the Horizon Convention Center hosted the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council, IN Society for Respiratory Care, and Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts conferences. Throughout the month of September, the Horizon Convention Center had over 500 convention attendees. Most of these attendees came from all over Indiana due to the conferences being the state wide associations. “Convention business is good business for Muncie and Delaware County” said Joann McKinney, president/CEO…


Horizon Convention Center Gearing up for Busy September

By: Treva Bivens— Muncie, IN – The month of September is a busy one for the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The Center will be hosting three conventions in addition to the usual heavy September schedule of meetings, weddings, social, and not-for-profit events. New to Muncie is the Indiana State Building and Construction Trades Council here for their annual conference September 14 – 16, followed by the Indiana Society for Respiratory Care hosting their 42nd annual convention on September 21 –…


Horizon Convention Center to Host Vital Records Convention in October 2016

Muncie, IN – The Horizon Convention Center recently signed a contract to host the Indiana Vital Records Convention in October, 2016. Attendance for the two-day event is expected to be over 100 with delegates coming from most Indiana Counties. This will be the first time for the event to be held in Muncie. “On behalf of the entire city, we welcome the Indiana Vital Records Convention to the Horizon Convention Center and the city of Muncie,” said Joann McKinney, president/CEO of…


Heritage Environmental & Mexico-based Zinc Nacional to Establish Waelz Kiln Facility in Muncie

By: Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Project Will Result in Major Redevelopment of Former Borg Warner Industrial Site Muncie, Indiana— Waelz Sustainable Products LLP (WSP), a joint venture between Indianapolis-based Heritage Environmental and Monterrey, Mexico-based Zinc Nacional, announced plans today to establish operations in Muncie, creating up to 90 jobs over the next several years. The new facility, which will be located on the former Borg Warner campus, is one part of a significant investment being made by Heritage Environmental…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Receive $100,000 George & Frances Ball Foundation Grant

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The George & Frances Ball Foundation awards The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie with a $100,000 grant to support the Clubs’ Power Hour programming. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie dedicate time and resource to help students reach their full potential both inside and outside the classroom. Power Hour is a dedicated time at the club where all students focus on academic success. Students work on specific pieces of homework, receive tutoring from one…


First-Ever Muncie Community Schools Appreciation Luncheon Gets High Marks

By: Mike Rhodes— You are appreciated! That was the message the Muncie Community Schools Board of Trustees and the newly created Community Engagement Council hoped to communicate to teachers during the first-ever MCS appreciation luncheon held at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. By all accounts, they succeeded in marvelous fashion. 550 teachers, principals, board members, staff and featured speakers attended the event emceed by WLBC’s Steve Lindell. Featured speakers for the event included remarks by Ball State President…


Boys & Girls Club 2019 Great Futures Dinner Announced

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, Indiana—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie is delighted to announce the 2019 Great Futures Dinner. To help us celebrate the Clubs 85th year of service to the community, The Boys & Girls Clubs will host the 2019 Great Futures Dinner on January 24, 2019 from 6 -8 p.m. at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. This event serves as a way to showcase the Club kids’ work, fundraise for future programming, and honor the members of…


“Excellence In Innovation Awards” Recipients Announced

By: The Innovation Connector— Muncie, Indiana—The Innovation Connector’s 4th Annual Excellence in Innovation Awards were held on November 14, 2018 at a celebration event at the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. The evening’s events lead up to the introduction of the 5 finalists from the Innovation Connector’s Big Idea Pitch Competition. Each of the 5 finalists pitched live, in front of the audience. Additional awards given included the Young Innovators award and the Excellence in Mentorship award. (Results below.) Award recipients…


WIBU Announces 2018 ATHENA and Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients

By: Chrystal Pearson— Muncie, IN—At its annual ATHENA Awards Luncheon, Muncie’s Women in Business Unlimited (WIBU) presented three ATHENA Leadership Awards and one WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. Ruth Chin was awarded the 2018 WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award. The WIBU Lifetime Achievement Award honors a woman who has dedicated her life to be a leader and role model and is selected by the WIBU Board of Directors. In addition to a framed certificate, WIBU will award a scholarship in Chin’s name to a full-time, non-traditional…


Pat Hart Announces Retirement at Conclusion of Red Ribbon Breakfast

By: Steve Lindell & Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Pat Hart, 24 year executive director of the Delaware County Prevention Council, announced her retirement today at the conclusion of the annual Red Ribbon Week Breakfast. The Council’s work has been near and dear to Pat’s heart for all that time, but she determined that now is the time to pass the torch on to someone else to lead the group. The effort of the council is to help children, and the community,…