Business

Dec 05, 2014 |
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Ball State economist cites population loss, lower consumption of durable goods By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Indiana economic growth will continue in 2015 in gross domestic product and personal income, says Ball State University economist Michael Hicks. Hicks, who directs the Center for Business and Economic Research, gave hundreds of Muncie business and community leaders his annual economic outlook on...
Nov 24, 2014 |
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New branch issues instant debit cards By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  The latest in banking by worldwide leader Chase rolled out on a busy Saturday along McGalliard Road.  Manager Greg Barnes, a community leader in Industry neighborhood was on hand with Chase executives to show off the new electronic banking machines that cash checks and perform all other banking functions. And the new...
Nov 22, 2014 |
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Membership goes with office, gathering place By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA - The new Downtown Business Connector was trending high on Friday as the new cool office and meeting space found in The Lofts at the old Roberts Hotel. Whether it's a young business professional looking for fast speed internet and a cup of coffee, or a company wanting a meeting place amid a living room setting with art...
Nov 13, 2014 |
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Famed Cousteau legacy talks at Ball State By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - In just a few generations, Alexandra Cousteau has seen the Mediterranean Sea go from hosting large fish and sharks to shrimp and octopuss with the threat of gas and oil wells that could make it look like the Gulf of Mexico. "We have a global water crisis," said the granddaughter of famed ocean explorer Jacque...
Oct 28, 2014 |
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Hundreds come DWNTWN on Wednesday to hear about new hotel By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  John Dickerson was delighted to see the turnout Tuesday for the groundbreaking of the new $25 million Courtyard by Marriott Hotel that will be first of its kind training ground for people of disability in the hospitality industry.  So grateful was the Arc of Indiana that its yearly state conference...
Oct 15, 2014 |
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By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The Lofts at Roberts will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, October 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Lofts at Roberts are currently offering one month free when new tenants sign a lease by the  end of 2014. During the open house,  one and two-bedroom models will be on display. The Lofts at Roberts Community Manager, Jennifer Perez encourages Muncie...
Oct 09, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - All veterans are invited to attend the 2014 Eastern Indiana Veterans Resource Fair from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at the Kuhlman Center, 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond, IN. Doors will close at 2:30pm to ensure that all veterans are served. There is no cost to attend this event. This event will gather various service partners and...
Oct 09, 2014 |
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Brothers Bar & Grill, Village Promenade change landscape By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA - Scores of Ball State students got a head start on Ball State Homecoming on Thursday welcoming the Brothers Bar & Grill to town. And the Village Promenade where Brothers is located is kicking off a big Homecoming party on Friday with a zip line and and live band on Dill Street between the two...
Oct 07, 2014 |
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Wants to Attract Business Investment Opportunities FREE PRESS REPORT INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (NEWS) - Governor Mike Pence will lead a delegation of Hoosier business officials Wednesday on a jobs and economic development mission to Toronto, strengthening Indiana’s economic ties with Canada and marketing Indiana’s business development success story.  “Canada is already the destination for billions of...
Oct 06, 2014 |
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 New Midwest Manufacturing Facility coming to La Porte, Indiana FREE PRESS REPORT LA PORTE, INDIANA (NEWS) – Plastic Package, a manufacturer of packaging containers and trays, announced plans today to locate its Midwest manufacturing operations here, creating up to 19 new jobs by 2016. The Sacramento, California-based company will invest $1.37 million to lease and equip a 20,000 square-foot...
Oct 02, 2014 |
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October busy month for DWNTWN, University Village and Muncie Mall By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A new business connector in the Lofts at the Roberts will serve the day traveler along with new startup business complete with furnished office space, online and telecommunication service. That is one of the commitments Muncie's Redevelopment Commission made to bring more people DWNTWN while...

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