As a 370 bed regional healthcare provider, every day Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital carries out its mission to improve the health of the community through innovation and excellence in clinical care, education, research and service.

That mission is carried out across a broad spectrum of actions. From the most complicated and high risk medical procedures using leading edge technology like the DaVinci Surgical Robot, treating an emergency patient in our level III Trauma Center or providing a simple greeting with a smile to the visitor unsure of which direction to go. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is here to serve as a community resource for everyone.




Ontario Systems is a leading provider of software-based solutions, services, and business process expertise for the collections and healthcare industries. Its customers include 9 of the 10  largest collections agencies, and 3 of the 5 biggest health systems in the U.S. More than 55,000 representatives use Ontario Systems products across more than 500 locations.

A community’s downtown district is truly the heart of its city – A heart that’s essential to the well-being of the people and region that surround it. In growing communities, central cities are the healthiest, greenest, and richest places to live from both cultural and economic perspectives.  Muncie’s downtown is a powerful investment for future economic development, which helps our company attract and retain quality talent. The fact that it’s thriving once again points to a bright future.



FEATURED PARTNER: Wealth Strategies

At Wealth Strategies, Inc., we understand that individuals face unique challenges as they prepare for retirement. Our goal is to be a trusted advisor to our clients and their families while building wealth and assisting them with all their financial and key life decisions.  Whether you are investing for retirement, building college savings, looking for insurance, or need help with estate planning, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and financial goals and objectives. Our professionals have a wealth of experience in financial services and are committed to a personal, hands-on approach to advising.

Partnering with DWNTWN couldn’t be more important. DWNTWN is the foundation and planning center of our city. Here we have collaboration and energy. Synergy exists when we all work together and promote the Core part of our community. It is great to be close to all the action and at the center of it all. 





October 2nd from 5pm-9pm in the streets of DWNTWN Muncie

Visual and Performing Arts | Local artists will demonstrate and display a wealth of visual artistry. Downtown galleries will feature exhibits of local artists. Tours, booths, and activities will be provided by local arts organizations and artisans.

YART | A Yard Sale for Art! All works under $40!

Food | Soup tastings from the PrimeTrust FCU Soup Crawl to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. More information at

Music | Ball State University musical ensemble groups and a diverse collection of local musical talent will be performing along the walk and in galleries. Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys will be performing at Canan Commons at 8 p.m. More information

More information to come!




Soups On…This year’s PrimeTrust FCU Soup Crawl to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank is sure to be the best one yet!  We have great soups coming from Barn Brasserie, Casa Del Sol, Fickle Peach, Harvest Soup Kitchen, Heorot Pub and Draught House, Horizon Convention Center, Ivy Tech Culinary Art Students, Muncie Civic Theatre, The Caffeinery, The Silo, Tuppee Tong Thai Restaurant and Vera Mae’s Bistro, This year each participating establishment has committed to making 500 four-ounce servings and we will only be selling 500 tickets. This will make sure that everyone who purchases a ticket will get the opportunity to sample each soup.

As always the Soup Crawl coincides with the First Thursday Art Walk, so make plans now to come out Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and eat some delicious soup and check out the different art Muncie has to offer.  Tickets for the Soup Crawl are $15 and may be purchased at any PrimeTrust FCU location, Second Harvest Food Bank or any participating establishment.  Remember we only have 500 tickets, so get them while you can.



The BIG Pitch Idea Competition- Training Camp #1 - Thaddeus Rex

Cover Your Bases: Training Camp Learn from experts (people who have already done it) - Learn what is needed to take your idea to reality!

Monday September 22, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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1208 W. White River Blvd.
Muncie, IN 47303

Thaddeus Rex, Speaker & Fan-marketing Consultant to present.

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Few presenters have been compared to both Dale Carnegie and David Bowie. Fewer still have the honor of being called "part Monty Python, part Dr. Seuss" by the Washington Post.

Thaddeus Rex began his career more a starving artist than real musician. But by focusing on inspiration, and not just entertainment, Rex managed to stand out. What began as a man, a guitar, and 5 fans at a local bookstore swelled to over 150 appearances in 21 states by the end of the year. He eventually built a thriving business, with corporate sponsors filling large theatres and even hockey arenas.

A winner of more than 22 writing awards, including a Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and a James Patterson PageTurner Award, Thaddeus Rex finds himself excited to see so many across America now incorporating his techniques for Fan-Based Marketing to INSPIRE LIKE A ROCK STAR!!

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 The BIG Pitch Competition is your chance to prove the potential of your business people who can help you succeed...maybe even win a cash prize! Competitors will have three minutes max to "hit it out of the park" before a panel of judges from the business and investment community. Deliver your pitch with energy and passion. Be creative...and hit it out of the park! Submit your idea in one of three categories:                 


In three minutes local entrepreneurs and innovators pitch their business, business concepts, product or invention to a panel of judges from the business and investment community. We know there are very creative and interesting business concepts from people in our East Central Indiana Region and this competition will showcase those ideas and offer what it takes to advance them. 

In business, "three strikes" is generous. If you can't pitch your product, service or concept in three minutes - you're outta there!





Rounder recording artist Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys will cap off Muncie’s final Artswalk of 2014 with a free concert as part of the Muncie Three Trails Music Series. The band will perform on Thursday, October 2nd at 8 PM at Canan Commons, 500 S. Walnut St. in downtown Muncie.

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys have a twenty-plus year reputation for excellence. Their stunningly clean and cohesive performance of Cajun French music from the backwaters of Southwest Louisiana propelled them into the world music limelight early on. Now, after 13 recordings and 4 Grammy nominations, the band is a Louisiana institution and known throughout the world as one of the finest practitioners in the field of traditional folk music.

Never before in Cajun music has a comparable wealth of skills been brought to the same table. Steve Riley, of Mamou Louisiana, is a widely acknowledged master of the Cajun accordion and its singularly powerful sound. His playing sets a standard by which timing, phrasing and ingenuity are measured on the royal instrument of South Louisiana. That, combined with his searing, emotional vocals, songwriting, soulful fiddling and onstage front man charisma have led many to refer to the band simply as “Steve Riley.” But with the Mamou Playboys, there is much, much more to savor.  Kevin Wimmer has been playing fiddle since the tender age of three.  He performed frequently with Dewey Balfa and learned the essence of the tradition directly from him, bringing a strong Creole influence to the Playboys. Sam Broussard, playing acoustic, electric and electric slide guitar, carries the music of his Cajun ancestry farther than it’s ever gone, and garners the lion’s share of spontaneous applause for his soloing skills. Kevin Dugas on drums and Brazos Huval on bass are the Cadillac V-8 of rhythm sections, drawing crowds in their own right wherever they perform together throughout the South.

When so much heart and skill focus on the revelry of a hot two-step, turn on a dime and deliver an a cappella ballad, then play something that sounds like Howlin’ Wolf fell in lust with a Creole girl, you’ve found the most Cajun music you can find in any one spot. You’ve found Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys.

Steve Riley may be available for press/radio interviews. Please contact Rick Zeigler (317-430-1452/ for more information.

For complete information on this show and the entire Muncie Three Trails Music Series, please visit




The Arc strives to empower people and inspire change in many ways – including expanding employment opportunities for people with disabilities.We not only advocate for change – we are working to be part of that change by developing a hospitality training institute and teaching hotel in Muncie, Indiana.  The 150 room training institute and teaching hotel will be located by the Horizon Convention Center in Muncie, Indiana.Ground breaking is planned for 2014 and the facility is slated to open in the summer of 2015.


Our Goals:

  • Provide post secondary education opportunities that will train people with disabilities for jobs in the hospitality industry

  • Employ individuals with disabilities throughout the hotel in various capacities including management

  • Include businesses owned by people with disabilities in the teaching hotel lobby

  • Serve as a resource center for people in the human resources field by offering training on employing people with disabilities


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Our Partners

State of Indiana
City of Muncie
Muncie Downtown Development Partnership
Horizon Convention Center
Schmidt Associates
Courtyard by Marriott

General Hotels Corporation
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We invite you to be a part of this exciting initiative.Help make the dream of having a career a reality for thousands of people with disabilities. 

  • Donate Now - Please designate your online donation to The Arc of Indiana Foundaton

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    The Arc of Indiana Foundation & mail to:

    The Arc of Indiana Foundation

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    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

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