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Northwest Bank Helps Customers Celebrate ‘National Financial Wellness Month’

By Northwest— MUNCIE, IN— Northwest Bank, a full-service financial institution offering a complete line of business and personal banking products, aims to help customers achieve their financial goals and prepare for what’s next through their online Financial Wellness Center, particularly in the month of January in honor of National Financial Wellness Month. Northwest Bank’s Financial Wellness Center supports consumers on their journey to financial wellness and provides educational articles on a variety of key financial wellness topics such as credit and…

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Indiana American Water Awards Grant to Muncie Children’s Museum

By Joe Loughmiller— American Water Charitable Foundation grant will support new interactive water exhibit. MUNCIE, IN— Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, and the American Water Charitable Foundation (AWCF) today announced it has awarded the Muncie Children’s Museum a State Strategic Grant of $20,000 to help build a new water exhibit at the museum. The project includes incorporating interactive educational activities that explore the White River and local water resources and their significance in East Central Indiana. “We’re…


Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2023

By Ted A. Baker, CEO/Executive Director, Muncie Innovation Connector— MUNCIE, IN—After a successful initiative last year, Celebrating Entrepreneurs in 2022, the Innovation Connector has chosen a new theme for 2023: Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2023. While we will continue celebrating entrepreneurs, we believe the next step is to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to be empowered – to learn, collaborate, and share their knowledge with others.  As I have expressed in prior articles, one key trait of a successful…


Indiana American Water Accepting Applications for 2023 Environmental Grant Program

By Joseph Loughmiller— Grants Available to Community Projects in Company’s Service Areas. GREENWOOD, IN – Indiana American Water, a subsidiary of American Water, the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, is now accepting applications for its 2023 Environmental Grant Program. “Indiana American Water is committed to providing our customers with clean, safe, reliable water service and protecting our environment and our water sources,” said Indiana American Water President Matt Prine. “Everyone plays a role in protecting our nation’s…


Home Instead Honors Seven Caregivers

By Joe Wrin— MUNCIE, IN—On Thursday, January 19th, Home Instead of Muncie and Anderson hosted a thank you luncheon for a very special group of senior care professionals. In an industry already plagued with high employee turnover rates prior to the pandemic, and massive employee losses during the pandemic, Home Instead celebrated seven local care professionals from Madison and Delaware counties who have provided more than 64,000 hours of one-on-one senior care to local seniors. With an astonishing combined total…


New Radio Station WMUN is the ‘Talk of Muncie’

By Mike Rhodes, Editor-in-Chief— Station looking for local radio hosts and program suggestions. MUNCIE, IN— A new radio station in Muncie and Delaware County aims to highlight what residents are talking about. And need to know. Radio station WMUN, broadcasting on 92.5FM and 1340AM has slowly been launching new, original talk programming. The station, once known as WXFN, now broadcasts FOX branded sports and news programming as well as local news and talk. The station can primarily be heard on…


Forbes Names Indiana as the ‘Best State to Start a Business’ in 2023

By Michele Owen— MUNCIE, IN—Any small business owner can vouch for the difficulty of launching a new venture, but Hoosier entrepreneurs may have an advantage. According to a recent article by Forbes, Indiana is the number one state for starting a new business in 2023. The article gathered data and evaluated 18 different criteria, including cost of living, start up and operating expenses, amount of funding available, growth and survival rate of small businesses since 2020, natural disasters, unemployment rate,…


Indiana Economic Outlook Luncheon Will Be on January 17th, Reservations Due on January 6th

By Victoria Meldrum, Ball State CBER— MUNCIE, IN — Registration ends Friday, Jan. 6 at 5 PM to attend the 27th annual Indiana Economic Outlook luncheon, which will be held Tuesday, Jan. 17 in downtown Muncie. Attendees will enjoy a keynote presentation on inflation concerns by David Altig, executive vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, in addition to viewing the year’s regional and national economic forecasts as projected by Michael Hicks, director of the Center for Business…


Deltec Solutions Appoints Steve Davis as President and CEO

By Deltec Solutions— Longtime leader Don Engel elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer MUNCIE, IN – Deltec Solutions, a leading managed service provider and strategic IT consulting firm, announces the appointment of Steve Davis as President and CEO, replacing Don Engel, who has been elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Financial Officer. Davis will assume his new responsibilities on Monday, January 2. Engel has been President and CEO since 2009 and replaces Wil Davis, who remains…


Entrepreneur Showcase Week – A Great Week for Muncie Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

By Ted Baker, CEO/Executive Director, Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc.— MUNCIE, IN—A little over eight months ago, our creative Innovation Connector team began planning a new event that we hoped would impact both entrepreneurs and business owners. We wanted this event to be something that had never been done before. As we worked through our thoughts and dreams for this event, the idea of Entrepreneur Showcase Week began to take shape. As we plotted our strategies to make this event unique, and…