Additional reopening webinars scheduled, by popular request

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — As Hoosiers work through Gov. Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan, leaders from the healthcare and business sectors continue to wor­­­k together to help map out a healthy reopening across the region.

A second set of industry-specific webinars is on the way, with physicians and business leaders from Parkview Health and the Allen County Department of Health sharing guidelines that inspire a healthy return to business, school, and community life. The free webinar series, “Roadmap to a Healthy Reopening,” is being organized by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

The seven upcoming sessions are tailored for:

  • Personal Care Services (Spas/Salons/Gyms): Thursday, May 7 at 1 p.m.
  • General Public (Navigating Public Spaces): Friday, May 8 at 9 a.m.
  • Arts/Cultural/Nonprofit Organizations (Event/Venue Management): Thursday, May 14 at 9 a.m.
  • Early Childhood Education: Friday, May 22 at 9 a.m.
  • K-12 Education: Friday, May 22 at 11 a.m.
  • Higher Education: Wednesday, May 27 at 11 a.m.
  • Extracurricular Activities/Athletics: Wednesday, May 27 at 1 p.m.

Registration is available at

“As businesses, nonprofits, educators, and individuals, we all need to do our part to fight COVID-19. That means taking the virus seriously, creating the right health-conscious procedures, and following them consistently,” said John Urbahns, president and CEO of GFW Inc. “We hope these webinars help our community understand what it will take to achieve a smooth, sustainable return to business.”

More than 2,500 leaders registered for the first set of “Roadmap to a Healthy Reopening” webinars, which were presented last Thursday, Friday, and Monday. The upcoming webinars were created based on community and attendee feedback.

As always, business leaders can call the GFW Inc. office at 260-420-6945 with questions–COVID-19 related or otherwise. GFW Inc. has also created an online Resource Hub for local business leaders, featuring action items and answers to frequently asked questions, at

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Ind., as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement.