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Chamber Of Commerce Presents ‘Chamber Champions Awards’

By: Brenda Brumfield, Director, Community & Government Relations, Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce— Muncie, IN— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce honored fifteen of its members for their longevity in, and impact on, the Muncie –Delaware County community at the Chamber Champions Award Luncheon at the Horizon Convention Center on March 20.  Among those included, were six who were celebrating over 100 years of continuous existence. They were: Glad Tidings Church Muncie Community Schools Old National Bank The Knapp Supply…

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Muncie Journal To Publish 3rd Annual “Virtual Home Show” In April

By: Mike Rhodes— Muncie, IN—Warmer weather will be here soon. (We hope.) So it’s time to begin planning to be included in Muncie Journal’s 3rd Annual Virtual Home Show. You might be thinking, “What is a Virtual Home Show?” I’ll explain. For many years, ECI Builders Incorporated held an annual home show in the spring. It was held in the Horizon Convention Center in downtown Muncie. Unfortunately, the last physical home show exhibit at the Horizon Convention Center took place in…


LISTEN: Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch Speaks To Chamber Members

By: Mike Rhodes and Steve Lindell— Muncie, IN— Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch spoke to members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce at a luncheon held at the Horizon Convention Center on February 20, 2019. The Lt. Governor spoke about her responsibilities, opportunities to grow jobs in Indiana, collaboration efforts taking place in the general assembly, access to broadband internet, economic development oriented bills the general assembly is working on and much more. You may listen to the Lt. Governor’s…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie ‘Great Futures Dinner’ Raises Over $56K

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie would like to thank the generous donors and sponsors of this year’s Great Futures Dinner. The event, held on January 24 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, raised $56,556.45. (A 146 percent increase over last year.) The Muncie community came together for one night to celebrate the 85th anniversary of  the Boys & Girls Club of Muncie. For the past 85 years Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie,…


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

By: Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance— Editor’s note: On August 20, 2019 this project was halted and will not be built in Muncie.   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…


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…