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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 –…

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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…


‘United & Ignited’ Campaign Raises $14,250 for DWNTWN Businesses

By: Muncie Downtown Development Partnership— Muncie, IN—We are excited to announce that with Muncie Downtown Development support and contributions from the community, the “United & Ignited” campaign raised $14,250 for the DWNTWN Small Business Relief Grant. Nineteen businesses qualified and will be able to use the funds to offset loss of revenue due to COVID 19.   We are grateful to all of you who contributed, shared information and went to bat for our DWNTWN businesses. You really are why DWNTWN is a…


Chamber Names Naylor 2020 Legacy Award Recipient

By: Muncie-Delaware County Chamber— Muncie, IN— The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Ronald Naylor will be recognized as the 2020 recipient of the Chamber’s Legacy Award. This year’s Legacy Gala is scheduled for Saturday, August 22, at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce’s Legacy Award is presented annually to an individual who has made extraordinary, sustained, and positive contributions to the Muncie-Delaware County community, and who has provided…


Muncie Community Organization Statements on Coronavirus, Part 1

Editor’s Note: We are no longer adding updated items to THIS particular page, as it is getting very lengthy. We are adding updates to the following page now:   http://www.munciejournal.com/2020/03/muncie-community-organization-statements-on-coronavirus-page-2/ Soup Kitchen of Muncie March 22, 2020, 9:01 am—The Soup Kitchen of Muncie is closing. We will not be open until the crisis with the coronavirus is over. Please stay safe. Loretta Parsons   Second Case of COVID-19 Identified in Delaware County and First Death March 21, 2020, 3:34 pm—In an…


Meridian Awards Governor Eric Holcomb With Spirit of Meridian Award

By: Beth Clark— Muncie, IN—Governor Eric Holcomb is the recipient of Meridian Health Services’ 2020 Spirit of Meridian Award, a recognition that pays tribute to an individual who demonstrates proactive actions in promoting healthier communities. The annual recognition is awarded to someone who has contributed significantly to the overall health and well-being of people and somebody who goes above and beyond the call of duty. “We could think of no one who has had more impact in a just a…


Alliance Magazine: Muncie’s Robust Philanthropic Profile Leads Indiana’s Major Cities

By: Eric Cox— Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt of an article that appears in the Fall 2019 Edition of Alliance Magazine, published by the Muncie-Delaware County Economic Development Alliance. A PDF of the entire article and full Fall 2019 Edition of the magazine can be viewed from the link at the very bottom of this article.  Muncie, IN—Time, talent and treasure. Those are the cornerstones of philanthropy, and those who selflessly share them have made Muncie a shining star of charitable giving…


Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie Raises $39,000 at 2020 Great Futures Dinner

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie raised more than $39,000 at the 2020 Great Futures dinner held on January 16 at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The fundraising event helps fund many programs for Club members throughout the year. Guests were treated to the Club Kids’ favorite meal—breakfast for dinner. Throughout the evening, guests had the opportunity to interact with the talented Club Kids who showed off the programs they worked on during the…


Shafer Leadership Academy Names Jeff Robinson Director of Development

By: Shafer Leadership Academy— Muncie, Ind. — Muncie non-profit Shafer Leadership Academy served 3,000 more participants in 2019 than in 2015. That’s a 900% growth in the people, organizations and communities it empowers with personal and professional leadership skills. “Growth without direction, however, is unwise,” said SLA Executive Director Mitch Isaacs. To support the organization’s expansion, SLA has hired Jeff Robinson as its first director of development. The Muncie native — responsible for growing SLA’s partner base across East Central Indiana —…


Boys and Girls Clubs of Muncie Annual ‘Great Future’s Dinner’ To Be Held Jan 16th

By: Amy Logan— Muncie, IN—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Muncie would like to announce the 2020 Great Futures Dinner. This event serves as a way to showcase the Club kids’ work, fundraise for future programming, and honor the members of the community who make a difference each and every day. The Boys & Girls Clubs will host the 2020 Great Futures Dinner on January 16, 2020 from 6:30 -8 p.m. at the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie. The Boys…