Entries by Ashli Smith

Side Gigs and Side Hustles

FEBRUARY 24, 2023 By Ted A. Baker, CEO/Executive Director, Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc.— MUNCIE, IN—Over the past years, the Innovation Connector has become the Muncie community’s hub for business startup and growth assistance.  Calls and emails come to us nearly every day from entrepreneurs and hopeful business startup owners asking for assistance in some way.  […]

Resident Client Spotlight – Ethan Snyder

After graduating from Ball State University, Ethan Snyder began working at Muncie Music Center as the digital marketing coordinator. After 75 years of business, Muncie Music Center was purchased by another music company. Seeing firsthand the impact small businesses have in the community and what losing them looks like, Ethan decided he wanted to help […]

Join manufacturing and technology experts as they break down the myths and obstacles to integrating Industry 4.0 technologies into your organization. Wednesday, March 8, 2023 3 – 6 PM

Enneagram 5-Week Workshop

Enneagram Workshop is back for a 5-Week course filled with practical and personalized tools for a healthier life, business, and relationships with Jennifer Stanley. Intro Course: March 29 11:30 am – 1:00 pm | 6 -7:30 pm Cost: FREE 5-Week Course: April 5 | April 12 | April 19 | April 26 | May 3. […]

Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2023

By Ted A. Baker, CEO/Executive Director, Muncie Innovation Connector— MUNCIE, IN—After a successful initiative last year, Celebrating Entrepreneurs in 2022, the Innovation Connector has chosen a new theme for 2023: Empowering Entrepreneurs in 2023. While we will continue celebrating entrepreneurs, we believe the next step is to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners to be […]


Stop by the Innovation Connector and participate in our HEADSHOT MARATHON. February 17th from 9 am – 4 pm Foto Therapy will be taking headshots for the affordable price of $75. Registration here.  

Save the Date: Entrepreneur Showcase Week is Back 2023!

In November 2022, the Innovation Connector hosted the first annual Entrepreneur Showcase Week to learn, network, and celebrate with the community’s entrepreneurs. The week was a huge success. Entrepreneur Showcase Week will return in 2023 with an exciting new theme of “Empowering Entrepreneurs”! Mark your calendars for November 13th – 17th for a fun, educational, […]

Providing Excellent Client Experiences

Join us for a free insightful workshop on providing excellent customer service and client experiences. Instructor Ted Baker, CEO and Executive Director of the Innovation Connector will be providing meaningful tips and methods to help in your customer experience journey. By participating in this session, you will receive tools and resources utilized by Disney to […]

Resident Client Spotlight – Judy Porter

Judy Porter was hired as the Administrative Assistant for the East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center in May 2015. She is primarily responsible for database management, scheduling training events, connecting new clients with Business Advisors, as well as other various tasks. The East Central Indiana SBDC engages with small business owners through no-cost, one-on-one support […]

Coding Connector: Registration Now Open!

Coding Club is back and ready for new students to indulge in all things coding! The Coding Club meets every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 pm (K-2nd grade) and 7:00-8:00 pm (3rd-5th grade) at the Innovation Connector. Classes start January 12th and run till April 13th, with no classes on March 9th or March 23rd. Students with […]