Entries by Ashli Smith

Resident Client Spotlight – Jon Anderson

Jon Anderson is the Executive Director of the Muncie Sports Commission (munciesports.com). He’s been in the role of Executive Director since May of 2020 but has been working with the organization in a consulting role since 2017. The Sports Commission’s purpose is to attract, create, host, and support sporting events and recreational opportunities for Delaware […]

Celebrating Entrepreneurs in Muncie, Indiana

By: Ted A. Baker, CEO/Executive Director, Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. For the remainder of 2022, the Innovation Connector will be focusing its outreach efforts on “Celebrating Entrepreneurs.”  What an exciting concept, “celebrating entrepreneurs!”  While it seems fitting to celebrate entrepreneurs, what are we celebrating? Heck, most of us have trouble saying “entrepreneur,” and more cannot […]

Resident Client Spotlight – Peggy Cenova

  Resident Client Spotlight – Peggy Cenova Peggy Cenova has been the Regional Director of the East Central Indiana SBDC since 2011. The Indiana Small Business Development Centers help Hoosier entrepreneurs’ businesses start, grow, and flourish. Need help starting a business or improving the one you have? Reach out to the East Central Indiana SBDC […]

Nevertheless – First Session

Nevertheless, a Business Sisterhood, was nothing short of an amazing business and connection gaining experience for the women who participated in the first program at Innovation Connector. Nevertheless is an opportunity for women business owners to connect and meet with other women entrepreneurs to discuss their experiences and learn from each other. These successful women […]

Meet our New Team Member

The Innovation Connector is pleased to announce a new team member, Natalie Smith. Smith will serve as the Program and Events Coordinator. In this role, she will be coordinating events, program operations, and have administrative responsibilities as well. The first face you see when you walk into the building will be this one! Smith was […]

Resident Client Spotlight – Josh Mathews

Josh Mathews, Regional Vice President of Primerica, is located in Suite 106 at the Innovation Connector. Josh has been helping families save and invest since 2008 and has been renting space at the Innovation Connector for many of those years. Josh works with adults of all ages and stages of their savings and retirement process.

We’re Hiring!

The Innovation Connector is Hiring: The Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc., east-central Indiana’s only full-service Entrepreneurship Support Organization and Business Incubator, is expanding its team by adding a PROGRAM AND EVENTS COORDINATOR. Part of the responsibilities of this position includes serving as the Innovation Connector’s Administrative Assistant. The right candidate will possess excellent communication skills (written […]

Resident Client Spotlight – Bill Walters

Bill Walters, a longtime advocate for the Innovation Connector, is the Executive Director of East Central Indiana Regional Planning District. Their mission is to serve the local governments of Blackford, Delaware and Grant Counties along with the City of Portland by fostering a vision for regional economic growth through grant writing, facilitating, infrastructure improvements, supporting […]

Resident Client Spotlight – Brad Bookout

As an employee of Augusta Consulting, Brad Bookout assists Delaware County and the ECI Regional Planning District with various economic development and redevelopment-related projects. These projects often consist of new business and industry attraction to infrastructure, road, and trail development. Brad Bookout has been an Innovation Connector Resident for 9 years! We appreciate your loyalty […]

New Program Announcement: ADVANCE

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Advance is a 4-month cohort program designed to move your business forward in a purposeful way! Over the 4 months, you’ll connect with other business owners, work with industry experts, and reach business goals.  Each month we’ll have a new guest speaker cover a […]