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 joining a group for a longer-term peer connection, we’ll get you plugged in with other businesses and professionals.

Get to know area CEOs and community leaders through these small, private gatherings held quarterly. Locations vary and cost includes the price of your lunch. Register here.

Enjoy the benefits of your very own kitchen cabinet. Designed to provide CEOs of all business sizes the ability to connect with each other in a private, confidential setting, CEO Roundtables offer opportunities to share valuable tools and resources to meet today’s business challenges.

To join a roundtable, contact Aaryn Eady, director of investor engagement, at (260) 203-5765 or

Sometimes referred to as tip clubs, Leads Groups are private groups that meet regularly to pass business referrals and help grow business for each other. Each group is limited to one professional per industry or category.

Interested in joining a Leads Group? Contact Aaryn Eady, director of investor experience, at (260) 203-5765 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, 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, and looks toward a greater future in Allen County. Leadership Fort Wayne and Leadership 2.0 participants are honored as they complete their programs.

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.

Allen County’s got talent! Community leaders take the stage to show off the hidden talents you never knew they had–and you can have a front-row seat.

Kick off the holiday season at the business community’s signature holiday gathering. Join us for an evening of networking and toasting achievements, as winners of the GFW Inc. Chairman’s Award, the Swagger Award, the Legislator of the Year Award, and the Small Business of the Year Award are announced.