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Apr 23, 2014 |
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Work One needs more people to become ready to build By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - More than a year ago, Mayor Dennis Tyler and local government invested in a Work Ready program that provided training and education in advanced manufacturing.  The deal to take the class and graduate and a job would be waiting in one of several manufacturing plants whether it was Progress Rail, Magna Powertrain, Mursix or...
Apr 18, 2014 |
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FREE PRESS REPORT BERLIN – Governor Mike Pence concluded his jobs and economic development mission to Germany today by announcing that another German company will locate operations in Indiana. This is the third German company the governor met with this week to choose Indiana for its latest investment. “When selecting a location for growth, company executives often narrow down their choices based...
Apr 11, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Business and government leaders predicted a strong construction season in 2014, coming off a year of hundreds of new jobs and millions in new investment.  Alison Quirk, chairman of Delaware Advancement Corporation, told a breakfast crowd on Thursday that a real "big, big, big year" awaited the community that spending millions in infrastructure, education...
Apr 07, 2014 |
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Monday Night Trivia for $50 Tab and $170 in CA$H FREE PRESS REPORT MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Looking for something exciting to do on Monday nights? Head on over to Big Shots Pub where every Monday night is Trivia Night. Starting at 10:15pm, Mitch will be running Think & Drink Trivia. You can enjoy four exciting rounds of trivia that will test your knowledge of the obscure against your...
Apr 02, 2014 |
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Ellspermann makes stop in Muncie  By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - A driving force in Indiana's economy is small business and state leaders found the heart of innovation locally with dozens of entrepreneurs and those in training. Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann too a first time look at the Muncie Innovation Connector besides watch what was going on at Ball State's College Business where...
Mar 24, 2014 |
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More residential living in DWNTWN Muncie next to convention center, new hotel By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The finishing touches are coming on the Lofts at Roberts with a high tech center and services for those of age. Local government agreed Monday to put $303,688 into the ground floor of the former Roberts Hotel to build out a new space for the Innovation Connector's office where 83...
Mar 20, 2014 |
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Local contractors will be on the job By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Construction began this week on the new Muncie Marketplace that will include Michaels, Men's Warehouse and others besides Dick's Sporting Goods near Muncie Mall. Midland Atlantic Properties announced a full list of retailers that also includes Five Below and McAlister's Deli. "Having pre leased 95 percent of Muncie...
Mar 12, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer YORKTOWN, IN (NEWS) -  It's looks like downtown Yorktown will get some new storefronts  this summer with government helping pay to improve the economy and even create some jobs.  About $75,000 initially will be spent on grants to building owners to improve the exterior of their buildings. Just like Muncie DWNTWN and its $1 million building facade program, Yorktown is desperately...
Mar 07, 2014 |
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By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - A one horse roofing company than began a century ago, Sheriff-Goslin, opened a new operating facility in the Airpark Industrial Center. Pete Dall, local manager, welcomed dozens of people from the construction industry besides members of the Muncie-Delaware County Chamber of Commerce during an open house and ribbon cutting this week. The Midwest distributor...
Mar 04, 2014 |
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Hotel has training for those with disability in hospitality industry By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The first hotel of its kind in the United States to train those with a disability will open in downtown Muncie in 2015. And the impact of the $25 million, 150-room hotel will be huge. Branded Courtyard by Marriott - with a Thr3e Wise Men brewing company restaurant and a new city parking...
Mar 03, 2014 |
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By Heather Collins MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - The spirit of entrepreneurship is alive and well in Muncie. Chase Winkle, owner of Winkle Mowing Services, has been hosting business mixers at Greek's Pizzeria on McGalliard since July of 2013. This Tuesday, March 4th at 5:30 p.m. will mark the 9th small business mixer. Winkle and Troy Mink, owner of Greek's Pizzeria, both wanted to provide themselves...

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