‘Special place’: Ground broken for new hotel

Published by The Star Press Written by Keith Roysdon Because of occasional showers outside Tuesday morning, groundbreaking ceremonies for Muncie’s new downtown hotel were moved inside the Horizon Convention Center, adjacent to where the Courtyard by Marriott hotel and a city parking garage will be built over the next year. The convention center location —… Read more »

The Arc of Indiana breaks ground on Muncie complex

Published by The Tribune-Star Written by Sue Loughlin Arc of Indiana on Tuesday broke ground on a $29 million institute/teaching hotel in downtown Muncie that is designed train people with disabilities about the hospitality and food service industries. “It’s the first of its kind in the nation,” said Marlene Lu, of Indiana State University’s Blumberg Center; Lu… Read more »

Muncie launches multi-million-dollar quiet zone effort

Published by The Star Press Written by Keith Royson Mayor Dennis Tyler is tying a rebuild of South Madison to the quiet zone project, which benefits new downtown hotel Mayor Dennis Tyler is launching a multi-million-dollar project to implement a quiet zone in the core of the city and is tying it into a major… Read more »

East Central Indiana Nonprofits Score Funding

Published by Inside Indiana Business The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware County, Inc. is awarding $205,287 to 17 nonprofit organizations during the second cycle of the 2014 Competitive Grant season. “The dedication and determination of the nonprofit organizations in this community is astounding,” said Suzanne Kadinger, Vice President of The Community Foundation of Muncie… Read more »

People With Disabilities Impetus For New Teaching Hotel

Published by “Disability Scoop” Written by Michelle Diament Construction is set to begin on a first-of-its-kind hotel where teaching and employing people with disabilities will be just as important as accommodating overnight guests. At least 20 percent of workers at the 150-room Courtyard by Marriott being built in Muncie, Ind. will be individuals with developmental… Read more »

Key Partners in Place for Muncie Training Institute and Teaching Hotel

The Arc of Indiana announced today that a teaching hotel being developed by The Arc’s for-profit corporation, Arc Innovations, in conjunction with a hospitality training institute, will be a Courtyard by Marriott. Governor Mike Pence and Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler joined The Arc for the announcement at a press conference at Muncie’s Horizon Convention Center…. Read more »

Muncie City Council Vote Provides Great Step Forward Towards Muncie Hotel and Training Center Development

For Immediate Release: August 6, 2013 Contact: Kim Dodson, Associate Executive Director 317-977-2381 kdodson@arcind.org Muncie City Council Vote Provides Great Step Forward Towards Muncie Hotel and Training Center Development Indianapolis – “The support of the Muncie City Council to vacate High Street in downtown Muncie to allow for the construction of a hotel and hospitality… Read more »