Sound Ideas Building New Facility in Whitley County

September 12th, 2013

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Creative firm Sound Ideas building new facility to enhance capabilities

COLUMBIA CITY (September 12, 2013) – Locally based creative firm Sound Ideas announced recently that the company will be breaking ground on a 4,400+ SF office space at the intersection of State Road 14 and County Road 600 East in Whitley County.

“We are very optimistic about the future needs of our clients and our ability to serve them with great solutions,” said President Dave Hazen, “We’re building a dedicated creative and production space to meet increased customer demands.”

Sound Ideas specializes in strategy, design/marketing and digital media for a variety of clients in medical device, pharmaceutical and manufacturing markets. The company plans to invest in construction of this new facility to enhance and increase its capabilities in video, branding, 3D illustration and animation, mobile applications, and large-scale corporate meeting production. The company now has twelve team members and plans to continue expanding.

“On behalf of the Whitley County Commissioners, I am pleased to see a locally owned, locally grown company like Sound Ideas expand in our community,” said Whitley County Commissioners president George Schrumpf, “Companies like 80/20, ChromaSource, and Sound Ideas announcing expansions this year are demonstrating how they can succeed globally from Northeast Indiana.”

The Whitley County Council recently approved a request for phase-in of property taxes on new building construction and a CEDIT based incentive to support onsite infrastructure improvements.

Sound Ideas is locating at a site near Micropulse, Inc., a medical device design and manufacturing firm focused on providing precision surgical instruments, implants and delivery systems to the global orthopedic industry. In 2010, Micropulse launched the OrthoVation CenterTM to provide office space and support services for startup companies in the medical device industry.

About Sound Ideas
Sound Ideas is a nationally recognized creative firm that specializes in marketing and digital media for medical device, pharmaceutical and manufacturing companies. Established in 1996, the company serves a global clientele from its offices in a small Indiana community. For more information about Sound Ideas, visit:

About Whitley County EDC
The Whitley County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is the lead economic development agency in Whitley County, Indiana. The EDC works closely with local, regional, and state partners to support our industry clientsgrowth and success. Our mission is to implement a unified economic development effort and to expand employment and business opportunities for the benefit of the people of Whitley County by developing and maintaining cooperation of all individuals, groups, and organizations within the county. The Whitley County EDC was established in 1992 and represents Whitley County, Columbia City, and the Towns of Churubusco, Larwill, and South Whitley. For more information about the EDC, visit