Membership benefits

As a GFW Inc. member, you get benefits that help you and your business thrive, including:

Connect and Learn.

Connect to the business community to grow your business, elevate your profile, and sharpen your skills. Opportunities include:

  • Building your network at events like Meet Me @ 5:05.
  • Sharing sales contacts through Leads Groups.
  • Developing your talents in our Leadership Fort Wayne program.

Whatever you’re looking for, we’ll get you plugged in.

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Exclusive discounts and business services

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Save money with member-to-member discounts on business-critical items like:

  • Office supplies.
  • Employee health insurance.
  • Phone and broadband service.

Plus, for members, we offer free notary services and can chamberize your certificates of origin–no extra charge.

A better Allen County

As a member, you support the bold projects that make our community a better place to live and do business–and it’s paying off.

In recent years, Fort Wayne – Allen County has been named:

  • One of the fastest-growing metros in the Great Lakes region.
  • One of the hottest housing markets in America.
  • One of the top 10 cities for new grads to start a career.

And when we grow, your pool of potential customers and employees grows, too. Since 2014, we’ve worked with companies that have added $641 million in new annual payroll. Those are real dollars, flowing right back into our local business community–including your company.

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Want more?

With so many perks of membership, there’s something for everyone. Here are even more of our most popular benefits:

  • Exclusive “Partner Perks” discounts that help you save on core expenses.
  • Access to GFW Inc. conference rooms for your offsite meetings or a day away to get things done.
  • Notarizations and C/Os at no charge to protect your bottom line.
  • Invitations to investor-only events and programs.
  • Reduced-rate admission to networking events, where you’ll build the connections that grow your business.
  • Business advocacy services that cut through red tape and maintain a superior business climate.
  • CEO Roundtables, where you can get trustworthy insights and best practices from fellow executives.*
  • Leads Groups, where you can smash your sales goals with a little help from your friends.*
  • GFW Inc. Women’s Network membership, full of opportunities to get plugged into the business community and empowered to be your best self.*
  • Access to the GFW Inc. online calendar, where you can post your events and boost visibility–and attendance.
  • Listing in the GFW Inc. online business directory, where you can put your best foot forward.
  • Investor-only job board to recruit your next star employee.
  • “Hot Deals” special investor promotions.
  • Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly subscription to stay in the loop on the local business community.
  • Ribbon-cutting event support–we’ll help you make a splash as you celebrate your grand opening.*
  • Email banner ad opportunities that put your brand directly into other members’ inboxes.*

* Additional fees apply.