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Muncie Ranks #8 City for Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has named Muncie as the #8 top city for job growth. Talent Tribune reported on the achievements of the top 10 cities, read Muncie's blub below. 

Muncie, Indiana, home to Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation, ranks number 8 on our list. Muncie added 2,100 jobs between August 2013 and August 2014, for a total job growth of 4.1%. Starting in the 19th century, Muncie’s economy was driven largely by the manufacturing of steel and glass. Today, Munsonians can find work in health care, education, retail, and other service-related industries.
— Talent Tribune

Read the full article here

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DWNTWN Sweatshirts Available!

Stay warm all winter and rep DWNTWN with our new sweatshirts! Make sure to take a picture of yourself wearing the sweatshirt and tag us. We love seeing you all out and about showing pride for our city!

Sweatshirts are $30 and are available in Red and Charcoal. They can be picked-up in our office (120 W. Charles St.) M-F from 9-4. We have sizes XS-XXXL. We even have a few t-shirts left over from summer for $15. Cash or check only.

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Featured Partner: Muncie Power Products

Our primary objective is to deliver quality products and services to our customers. To assist us in this goal we have an extensive network of independently owned master warehouses that stock, sell, and service our products.

Over the past decade an influx of innovative thinking and a commitment to continuous improvement has propelled us to a leadership role in our industry. The pace at which we are improving our products and services is expanding exponentially due to increasing investments in engineering and technology. Our Lean Enterprise efforts along with 75 years of experience provides a bright and stable future for our company, customers, and employees.

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Cardinal Greenway Turkey Trot

Cardinal Greenway Turkey Trot Run/Walk

November 27

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

Cost: By November 21

$7.00 per person or

$12.00 per family (two adults and minor children in same household)

Cost: After November 21

$12.00 per person or

$17.00 per family (two adults and minor children in same household)

Plus: One non-perishable food item for Muncie Mission Food Bank per person.

 

 Waivers will be signed by all adults on the day of the event.

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FEATURED PARTNER: FIRST MERCHANTS BANK

Since our beginnings in 1893, we understand that it’s about the customer.  We make our customers feel at home.  We show them we care.  We make them feel special.  Give them advice.  Give them value. Keep our promises.  Help them out when they really need it.  Reach out to them. Know them. Thank them.

First Merchants Corporation is the largest financial services holding company located in Central Indiana. We provide our customers with broad financial services delivered locally by bankers who are known and trusted in their communities. We offer personal banking, business banking, mortgage lending, cash management services, wealth management and insurance.

We are focused on building deep, lifelong client relationships and providing maximum shareholder value. We provide an environment where customers can bank with their neighbors, realizing that our business begins and ends with people.

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FEATURED PARTNER: IU BALL MEMORIAL

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.

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FEATURED PARTNER: Ontario Systems

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.

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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. 

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Muncie Civic Theatre New Youth classes for 3-5 year olds

Location:

Muncie Civic Theatre Rehearsal Hall
216 East Main Street

Contact:

Laura Williamson

Email: willilaura2004@yahoo.com

Details:

REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! at munciecivic.org

Muncie Civic Theatre is proud to present Good Morning Starshine on Saturdays 10:00am to 11:00am starting October 4th and running untilNovember 22nd. This program provides musical storytelling for parents and children ages 3 thru 5. Experience magical tales and fun fables through live music that can be taken home and shared again and again. This program is produced by Laura Williamson and Jillian Ladow.

There is a $5 participation fee per Saturday. Each participation fee includes admission for one child and one adult. If you would like to purchase all 8 sessions at once, please select the Starshine FULL SESSION for $40. This includes a free tshirt for your child ($10 value). If you would rather come when convenient, you can register for individual day passes or pay when you arrive. There is a limited amount of seats, so registering ahead of time is encouraged.

You can also register through the Box Office M-F 12-6pm at 765.288.7529

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TRAINING INSTITUTE AND TEACHING HOTEL

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

 

Watch video here

 

Our Partners

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

General Hotels Corporation
A Pots and Pans Production

 

Join Us

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

  • Mail your donation

    Please make donations payable to

    The Arc of Indiana Foundation & mail to:

    The Arc of Indiana Foundation

    107 N. Pennsylvania St., Suite 800

    Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

  • Provide a Unique Gift

    Contact Jill Vaught, 317-977-2384 or jvaught@arcind.org, to learn about unique gift opportunities

  • Donor Prospectus

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