Entries by Ashli Smith

Providing Excellent Client Experience

Join us on Thursday, September 7, 2023 for an insightful workshop on providing excellent client experiences. THIS WORKSHOP IS FREE! It is the goal of most businesses to provide excellent customer service. While this sounds great, most businesses do not have a plan to make that happen. And even more concerning is that they have […]

Spotlight – State Collection Service

State Collection Service understands that receivables management in healthcare means more than just account recovery. Your reputation in the community is one of your most valuable assets. Their service reflects directly upon your organization, so they take great care in training their staff to treat your patients with respect and dignity by using a personalized, […]

The BIG Idea Pitch – Why this Contest is Important

Muncie Journal Article – July 2023 By: Ted A. Baker, CEO/Executive Director Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. The BIG Idea Pitch – Why this Contest is Important During my thirteen years as Executive Director of the Muncie Innovation Connector, I have met with, coached, advised, counseled, and encouraged many individuals who have thought about starting or […]

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Introducing the Women’s Peer Collective

The Innovation Connector’s theme for 2023, “Empowering Entrepreneurs,” is an exciting endeavor that aims to support and uplift the entrepreneurial community. As part of this mission, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the “Women’s Peer Collective,” a unique 8-session program specifically designed to bring together twelve women who own businesses or serve as […]

Spotlight- Techwise Academy

Techwise Academy provides educational courses teaching coding and computer science to students in grades K-12. Techwise is creating a generation of problem solvers and innovators through its classes providing a safe space to learn new technologies. Their mission is to teach coding and computer science to children and introduce them to new ways to problem […]

4th of July Holiday Hours

The Innovation Connector will be closed on Monday, July 3rd, and Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day. As always, residents of the Innovation Connector can access the building 24/7. We will resume normal hours Wednesday, July 5th. Happy 4th!

Providing Excellent Client Experiences

This workshop is FREE! Register Here Join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, for an insightful workshop on providing excellent client experiences. Location: 1208 W White River Blvd, Muncie, IN 47303 – Innovation Connector, Inc. It is the goal of most businesses to provide excellent customer service. While this sounds great, most businesses do not […]

Time for a Mid-Year Business Health Checkup

Muncie Journal Article – June 2023 By: Ted A. Baker, CEO/Executive Director Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. Time for a Mid-Year Business Health Checkup   It is hard to believe that 2023 is nearing the halfway point. After enduring a cold winter and unpredictable spring, warm, nice weather and days full of sunshine are welcomed. During […]

Spotlight – East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

The Indiana Small Business Development Center (Indiana SBDC), which is housed within the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, helps small businesses start, grow, finance, innovate, and transition through no-cost, confidential business advising and training. The Indiana SBDC was established in 1985 with funding support from the U.S. Small Business Administration and the State of Indiana and […]

Intellectual Property Basics: USPTO

Unfamiliar with patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from Damian Porcari, Regional Director of the Elijah J. McCoy Midwest Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), about intellectual property (IP) basics and potential ways to protect your innovation as you transition from idea to product. Join him in […]