“I’m all about stimulating tourism— Cultural tourism, culinary tourism, it’s a great way to bring people to town,” observed property manager and entrepreneur Ron Stanhouse.
Poised for Development
Bright and early on Monday, October 28, Chelsey (Soplanda) Manns opened the door to her new office and role as Executive Director of the Morgan County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC).
In 1972, Richard Wallace married his high school sweetheart, Debbi, and took a job in construction. That began a career in the industry for Richard, and, in 1986, following a “failure to retire,” Richard formed Wallace Construction along with Debbi and business partner Roger Huff. Over the next few years, Richard turned Wallace Construction into a successful road-building, concrete laying multi-county operation.
Roger and Patty, co-owners of Coffin, Coffin, and Blackman, are attorneys who specialize in Medicaid planning, before or after entering a nursing home. Primarily, they help seniors and disabled persons plan their care as they transition to a nursing home or extended hospital stay, and assist the client in protecting their assets during this time.
Mooresville Learning Center
Enhancing a relationship with Morgan County that goes back 30 years, Ivy Tech Community College opened a new dedicated Mooresville Learning Center in January 2013. The new facility is part of the rapidly re-developing Southbridge Shops, where Mooresville Movies (see MCBL June 2013 Cover Story) and A1 Japanese Steakhouse both opened within the past year.
Tom Zoss was appointed Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) six years ago, with a business and law degree from IU, a Masters of Communications from Notre Dame, and 15 years consulting in marketing and communications. Looking back, he admits he knew little about the true duties the position would require when he accepted it.
Iron Man 3; The Lone Ranger; The Great Gatsby; Star Trek Into Darkness; The Man of Steel. Summer movie season is upon us, and crowds are converging upon the newly renovated theater in Mooresville to escape the summer heat and enjoy the spectacle found only at the movies.
Taylor Made for Mooresville
Mindy Taylor connected with the Greater Mooresville Chamber of Commerce nine years ago, first as administrator in 2004, then as Executive Director in 2008. It’s safe to say that, in the minds of most members, Mindy is synonymous with everything positive the Chamber stands for.
A Move to Martinsville Saves a Legacy of Love
In 1984, Brown County elementary school teacher Sharon Rivenbark started a small business in part to help her son Tim Magnuson. Tim’s rare medical condition resulted in progressive deterioration throughout his teenage years until his death in 1987.
Commitment to the Community
It was the desire to keep the family business going that compelled Thomas Neal’s eldest daughter, Mia Neal, to begin studies at Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 1983. She joined him at Neal & Summers Funeral and Cremation Center as a licensed funeral director in 1988. “I thought I wanted to run the family business,” she said, adding, “The people side of it is my blessing.