Announcing the Inaugural 2022 Entrepreneurs of the Year Award Winners — Muncie Journal

By Ted A. Baker, CEO/CEO of Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc.-

MUNCIE, IN—Since May of this year, the Innovation Connector has been planning and preparing for Week of entrepreneurs exhibition in Muncie. As a reminder, this event is unique to the Muncie community and no other community has done this. Week of entrepreneurs exhibition Featuring twenty workshops, panel discussions, panel discussions, and networking groups over the course of a week—all at the Innovation Connector Center. Due to our very supportive sponsors, all but one event is free.

Why you should attend all or part of the events Week of entrepreneurs exhibition? Because there is something that can benefit all entrepreneurs and business owners. I know that most business minded people consider themselves to be “lifelong learners”. There is always more to learn, knowledge to share, and data to keep up with. More than fifty Muncie area business owners, entrepreneurs and business leaders will participate as presenters and panelists, covering topics such as:

  • Creative marketing
  • Computers, Information Technology and Security for Businesses
  • How to start a business and how to start/grow a restaurant
  • Startup technology business development
  • Continuing education opportunities for business owners
  • Awareness of mental health and work-life balance
  • Builders as entrepreneurs
  • Financing opportunities
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Start a side program
  • Providing great experiences for customers (from the Disney model)
  • and more
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Additional sessions include a tailgate party for all entrepreneurs and business owners, a women’s breakfast to celebrate International Women’s Entrepreneurship Day, and an opening party to kick off expo week at 8 a.m. on Monday, November 14. Join us for the municipal announcement. Week of entrepreneurs exhibitiondonuts and coffee with the mayor of Ridenour and the presentation of Entrepreneurs of the Year awards.

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The 2022 award winners include a special group of talented entrepreneurs in the Muncie community. Each award winner shares their success with others they’ve worked with as they start and grow their businesses. So, in true entrepreneurial spirit, we’re thrilled to announce the first Entrepreneurs of the Year, and congratulations to each winner.

Top Tech Business Entrepreneur 2022

Curt Harrington, Founder

OEM Combustion Service LLC

Top lifestyle business entrepreneur in 2022

Bernissa Elliott

BE’s Beauty Inc. & Elliott Property Rentals

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Restaurant entrepreneur of 2022

Lynn A. Moore

Cafe at the Crossing

2022 Community-Impact Entrepreneur of the Year

Tiara Hicks

Rosebad coffee house

2022 Legacy Coach Award

Peggy Senova

East Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

Please join us during this kick-off celebration to celebrate the impact the winners have had on your community. If you plan to participate, RSVP to [email protected] so we can make sure we have plenty of donuts!

Now is the time to celebrate entrepreneurs and business owners. And now is the time to register to attend the events during Week of entrepreneurs exhibition – Go to For more information, contact Innovation Connector at 765-285-4900 or by email: [email protected]


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