Build the Relationships that Build Your Business.

Getting connected to the Allen County business community is one of the best ways to grow your business and develop your skills. Whether you’re looking for a casual after-hours atmosphere, educational programs, or to join a group for a longer-term peer connection, we’ll get you plugged in with other professionals.

Get to know area CEOs and community leaders through these member-only gatherings held quarterly. Locations vary and cost includes the price of your lunch.

Your sounding board for all things leadership.

Designed for executives from companies of all sizes, CEO Roundtables give you a forum to:

Connect with peers in a private, confidential setting.

Get feedback from trusted advisors who have been in your shoes.

Share valuable tools and resources to meet today’s business challenges.

Questions? Contact Lindsay Hannah, director of corporate investment, at (260) 203-5744 or

Smash your sales goals–with a little help from your friends.

Teamwork makes the dream work!

Sometimes referred to as tip clubs, Leads Groups are private groups that meet regularly to share business referrals and help grow one another’s business. Here’s how they work:

We limit each group to one professional per industry or category, so you’re not chasing the same leads.

Group members pass along contacts who could be interested in doing business with you.

By working together, you get a competitive edge as you chase your professional goals.

Questions? Contact Jenna Gunn, director of events, at (260) 203-5721 or

Find out the latest business buzz and build lasting relationships with other professionals! These after-work events sell out fast, so register early!

The GFW Inc. Women’s Network exists to connect, inspire, and empower women. As a member, you’ll meet great people who are ready to help you become your best self.

Signature Events

Our biggest gatherings of the year, signature events are your opportunity to connect with friends, colleagues, and leaders from across the community.

The GFW Inc. Annual Meeting celebrates and highlights the accomplishments of the year, shares insights from local leaders, and looks toward a bright future in Allen County. Join us as we announce the winners of the Small Business of the Year Award, the GFW Inc. Chairperson’s Award, the Swagger Award, and more.

The Greater Golf Open is an opportunity to build relationships, whether you love to play or are looking for a creative way to reach Fort Wayne executives.

four golfers posing for a photo at the greater golf open event

Kick off the holiday season at the business community’s signature holiday gathering. It’s a spirited evening of networking, celebrating success, and congratulating the newest graduates of the Leadership Fort Wayne program.

the clyde theatre full of people socializing at the greater fort wayne inc. holiday night event