Your Company, Front and Center.

We’ll help you raise your company’s profile and boost your business. Place your brand in front of Allen County’s business community by sponsoring a GFW Inc. event or publication.

Signature Events

Our biggest event of the year, the GFW Inc. Annual Meeting celebrates the accomplishments of the past year and looks toward a vibrant future in Allen County. Be there as we announce the winners of our Public Official of the Year Award, the Mac Parker Swagger Award, the Barb Smith Service Award, and the Small Business and Nonprofit of the Year. With time for networking, Q&A sessions about bold projects, and a pep-rally vibe, our Annual Meeting is an inspiring evening for all who love our community.

Projected attendance: 600

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Two (2) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Platinum Sponsor: $5,000

  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Gold Sponsor: $4,000

  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Silver Sponsor: $3,000

  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Photo Sponsor: $2,000

  • Provide the backdrop for event photo booth
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Entertainment Sponsor: $2,000

  • Entertainment sponsor recognition
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Bronze Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.

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

Tee it up to build relationships and promote your business! If you’re looking for a creative way to reach Allen County executives, our tournament provides a unique opportunity for budgets of all sizes. Don’t miss your chance to take part!

Projected Attendance: 300

All sponsors are invited to provide promotional items in the gift bags given to all attendees.

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged

Platinum Sponsor: $6,000

  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged

Golf Ball Sponsor: $5,000

  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Logo printed on golf balls included in attendee gift bags

Breakfast Sponsor: $3,000

  • Logo displayed at food buffet
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged

Lunch Sponsor: $3,000

  • Logo displayed at food buffet
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged

Dinner Sponsor: $3,000

  • Logo displayed at food buffet
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged

Beverage Cart Sponsor: $3,000

  • Drive a beverage cart and deliver refreshments to golfers
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged

Skill Hole Sponsor: $1,000

  • Logo displayed at tee box (Skill Hole only)
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event

Hole Sponsor: $800

  • Logo displayed at tee box
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event

Single Pricing:
Current GFW Inc. investors: $300
Future GFW Inc. investors: $450

Foursome Pricing:
Current GFW Inc. investors: $800
Future GFW Inc. investors: $1,200

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.

As we build a nationally recognized economy, there’s always more to learn. That’s why we’re bringing together leaders from a variety of industries for this half-day summit. Featuring high-profile leaders from across the state, we’ll discuss economic trends and how we can work together to build a nationally recognized economy in Allen County. This is the perfect opportunity to put your company front and center with an exclusive group of decision-makers.

Projected Attendance: 400

Diamond Sponsor: $10,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Exclusive dinner with speakers
  • Promotional table at event
  • Company logo displayed at event and on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Two (2) premier reserved tables for up to eight (8) guests

Presenting Sponsor: $5,000

  • Exclusive dinner with speakers
  • Promotional table at event
  • Company logo displayed at event and on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Company name displayed at event and on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $2,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Promo Table: $500

  • Promotional table at event
  • Includes one (1) complimentary tickets to the event

Single Ticket Pricing:
Current GFW Inc. investors: $125
Future GFW Inc. investors: $175

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.

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

Mix and mingle at the business community’s signature holiday gathering! Your brand can be part of the festivities as a crowd of hundreds enjoys an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and networking.

Projected Attendance: 500

Presenting Sponsor: $10,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Promotional table at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Two (2) premier reserved tables for up to eight (8) guests

Cranberry Chiller Sponsor: $5,000

  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved tables for up to eight (8) guests

Cup of Cheer Sponsor: $3,000

  • Company logo displayed at bar
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

All the Trimmings Sponsor: $3,000

  • Company logo displayed at food stations
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Social media post with sponsor tagged
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Photo Sponsor: $2,000

  • Provide the backdrop for event photo booth
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Entertainment Sponsor: $2,000

  • Entertainment sponsor recognition
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Sugar Plum Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Promo Table: $500

  • Promotional table at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Includes two (2) complimentary tickets

Single Ticket Pricing:
Current GFW Inc. investors: $50
Future GFW Inc. investors: $75

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.

For more information on Signature Events or to sponsor, contact Olivia Dickerson at (260) 203-5743 or odickerson@gfwinc.com.

Networking Events

two people have a conversation at a meet me at 505 networking event

Professionals flock to our Meet Me @ 5:05 networking events! Build brand awareness as attendees build professional connections.

Monthly Event

Projected Attendance: 50-75 per event

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Promotional table at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to event

Supporting Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to event

Single Ticket Pricing:
Current GFW Inc. investors: $20
Future GFW Inc. investors: $40

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.

iric headley gives a presentation at an allen county leaders luncheon

Put your company on the agenda as area CEOs and community leaders present what’s new and what’s next in Fort Wayne and Allen County. These exclusive, member-only luncheons are hosted twice per year.

Date: Twice per year (February & September)

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Promotional table at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $2,000

  • Promotional table at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Single Ticket Pricing:
GFW Inc. investors only: $30

For more information, contact Meghan Short at mshort@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5766.

For more information on Networking Events or to sponsor, contact Olivia Dickerson at 260-203-5743 or odickerson@gfwinc.com.

Advocacy Events / Publications

a room full of people networking before a legislative preview eventBefore each legislative session, we host a preview of the issues highlighted in our Legislative Agenda. In addition, northeast Indiana’s state legislators will be invited to speak about topics they plan to address in the upcoming legislative session.

Projected Attendance: 150 per event

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotion
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. GovConnect e-newsletter
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $2,000

  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. GovConnect e-newsletter
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Promo Table: $500

  • Promotional table at event
  • Includes two (2) complimentary tickets
  • Verbal recognition at event

Single Ticket Pricing:
GFW Inc. investors & Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana members: $30

For more information, contact Melissa Beber at mbeber@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5738.

two state legislators addressing the crowd at a legislative eventWe host a mid-session Third House Forum to update investors on key legislation that affects the business community. Northeast Indiana’s state legislators will report on their activity at the Statehouse.

Projected Attendance: 150 per event

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotion
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. GovConnect e-newsletter
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $2,000

  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. GovConnect e-newsletter
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Promo Table: $500

  • Promotional table at event
  • Includes two (2) complimentary tickets
  • Verbal recognition at event

Single Ticket Pricing:
GFW Inc. investors & Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana members: $30

For more information, contact Melissa Beber at mbeber@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5738.

At the end of each legislative session, we host a Legislative Wrap-Up to discuss the ups and downs of the past session. Attendees enjoy breakfast with our state legislators and learn how the General Assembly’s decisions impact their business.

Projected Attendance: 150 per event

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotion
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. GovConnect e-newsletter
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $2,000

  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. GovConnect e-newsletter
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Promo Table: $500

  • Promotional table at event
  • Includes two (2) complimentary tickets
  • Verbal recognition at event

Single Ticket Pricing:
GFW Inc. investors & Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana members: $30

For more information, contact Melissa Beber at mbeber@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5738.

the cover of the 2022 greater fort wayne inc legislative agendaThis premier print piece provides investors and legislators a list of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s broad policy positions on local, state, and federal issues, and our key legislative priorities for the year. The agenda is shared directly with government officials, investors, and community leaders throughout the year.

One-Page Promotion: $3,000

  • Provide a one-page ad for the Legislative Agenda, distributed at all legislative events
  • Verbal recognition at all legislative events

For more information, contact Melissa Beber at mbeber@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5738.

The GovConnect weekly e-newsletter covers local, state, and federal news stories that matter to the business community. The e-newsletter is sent out every Friday to about 4,500 contacts which include GFW Inc. investor members, elected officials, and key community leaders.

GovConnect One-Week Banner: $500

GovConnect Five-Week Banner: $2,250

  • Email banner artwork should be submitted as a .jpg or .png file
  • Size of 800 pixels wide, 200 pixels tall (artwork will scale to fit various device sizes)
  • Investor is responsible for providing artwork
  • Political messages, invitations to non-GFW Inc. events, and disparaging content will not be accepted
  • Additional restrictions apply

For more information, contact Melissa Beber at mbeber@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5721.

Throughout the year, we host unique events including:

  • Luncheons with Legislators – Special listening sessions for legislators–particularly from the federal level–where business leaders can discuss pressing issues.

For more information on Advocacy Events/Publications or to sponsor, contact Melissa Beber at (260) 203-5738 or mbeber@gfwinc.com.

Signature Programs

group photo of the 52-member Leadership Fort Wayne Class of 2022Showcase your brand with the community leaders of tomorrow! For more than 40 years, Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) has trained emerging and seasoned leaders to embrace our community through civic engagement and leadership. More than 1,500 alumni have gone on to impact the community as mayors, judges, business executives, and more.

Program Duration: 9 Months

Designated Seat Sponsor: $4,000*

  • Tuition and a guaranteed seat for one company employee or local leader (Bypasses the LFW selection process) – Selected by sponsor
  • Logo displayed at program day
  • Verbal recognition at each program day
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to LFW graduation proceedings at the annual Alumni Breakfast

*Designated seat sponsorship discounted to $2,000 for GFW Inc. Visionary Investors.

Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Seat Sponsor: $3,000

  • Tuition and a guaranteed seat for one company employee or local leader (Bypasses the LFW selection process) – Selected by sponsor, GFW Inc. staff, or DEI partners
  • Logo displayed at program day
  • Verbal recognition at each program day
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to LFW graduation proceedings at the annual Alumni Breakfast

Program Day Sponsor: $1,500

  • Speaking opportunity during program day
  • Logo displayed at one program day of choice
  • Verbal recognition at selected program day
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to LFW graduation proceedings at the annual Alumni Breakfast

Tuition Pricing:
Current GFW Inc. investors: $2,500
Future GFW Inc. investors: $3,000

For more information, contact Meghan Short at mshort@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5766.

Showcase your brand and build relationships with a growing group of 1,500+ leaders at this exclusive breakfast that celebrates the impact of Leadership Fort Wayne alumni and marks the graduation of the current year’s class.

Date: November
Projected Attendance: 200

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Promotional table at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $2,000

  • Promotional table at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Single Ticket Pricing:
GFW Inc. investors only: $30

For more information, contact Meghan Short at mshort@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5766.

a group of people poses for a photo while taking a tour of the fort wayne children's zooHelp us roll out the welcome mat! With the Onboard Fort Wayne program, you can make a great first impression with an ideal audience: professionals and their families who are new to the community and looking to build their best lives here in Allen County.

Onboard Fort Wayne is designed to help newcomers get plugged into the community so local companies can retain top talent. This program is built around three components: welcome events, “Navigators” who help newcomers on a one-on-one basis, and online resources.

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Recognition on Onboard Fort Wayne webpage
  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Company recognition on event webpage
  • Company recognition at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Four (4) complimentary tickets to event

Cocktail Sponsor: $2,000

  • Company recognition on event webpage
  • Company recognition at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Three (3) complimentary tickets to event
  • Logo displayed at bar

Supporting Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company recognition at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • Two (2) complimentary tickets to event

Merch Sponsor: $500 (The Intern Experience Only)

  • Provides promotional items for attendees

Single Ticket Pricing:
Pricing for individual events may vary. Check online registration for specific ticket price.

Program Title Sponsorship Available: $10,000
Sponsor the entire Onboard Fort Wayne program. Contact us today to learn more about this exclusive opportunity.

For more information, contact Lindsay Hannah at 260-602-6200 or lhannah@gfwinc.com.

Onboard Fort Wayne events and behind-the-scenes tours are open to the public; however, program enrollment and pairing with a Navigator is only available to GFW Inc. member companies and their new employees. Eligible individuals can join the program by completing the interest form at OnboardFW.com.

two people pose for a photo at a greater fort wayne inc women's network eventThe GFW Inc. Women’s Network aims to connect, inspire, and empower women through a series of high-impact events and programs. Showcase your brand with this growing group of emerging and seasoned leaders during any of six events throughout the year.

Projected Attendance: 150-250 per event

Program Title Sponsor: $8,000

  • Recognition on Women’s Network webpage
  • Co-branded logo for all program promotions
  • Speaking opportunity at one event of choice
  • Promotional table at all six events
  • Logo included in all event promotions for all six events
  • Company logo displayed on all six event webpage(s)
  • Company logo displayed at all six events
  • Ten (10) complimentary Women’s Network memberships running Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
  • Premier reserved seating for up to eight (8) guests at all six events
  • Verbal recognition at all six events

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Promotional table at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Six (6) complimentary Women’s Network memberships running Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
  • Premier reserved seating for up to eight (8) guests
  • Verbal recognition at event

Supporting Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Three (3) complimentary Women’s Network memberships running Jan. 1 – Dec. 31
  • Premier reserved seating for up to eight (8) guests
  • Verbal recognition at event

Networking Sponsor: $500

  • Promotional table at event
  • Tickets for two (2) guests to attend selected event

Door Prize Sponsor: In-Kind

  • Promotional table at event
  • Limited to two (2) sponsors per event

Single Ticket Pricing:
Pricing for individual events may vary. Discounts provided to Women’s Network members & GFW Inc. investors.

For more information, contact Meghan Short at mshort@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5766.

The Champions of Change Awards celebrate the achievements of individuals who inspire, empower, and advocate for women in Fort Wayne / Allen County. Together, we’ve shined a well-deserved spotlight on more than 100 champions in our community making a substantial impact in the categories of nonprofit, corporate, education, and public service.

Date: May

Projected Attendance: 250-350

Presenting Sponsor: $3,000

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Logo included in all event promotions
  • Banner ad in one (1) GFW Inc. monthly e-newsletter
  • Promotional table at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Company logo displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Supporting Sponsor: $2,000

  • Promotional table at event
  • Company name displayed on event webpage
  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Table Sponsor: $1,000

  • Company name displayed at event
  • Verbal recognition at event
  • One (1) premier reserved table for up to eight (8) guests

Single Ticket Pricing:
Current Women’s Network and GFW Inc. investors: $75
Future Women’s Network and GFW Inc. investors: $100

For more information, contact Meghan Short at mshort@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5766.

For more information about Signature Programs or to sponsor, contact Meghan Short at mshort@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5766.

Additional Opportunities

Reach business leaders in a smaller, more focused environment! Our monthly Maximize Your Membership presentations teach GFW Inc. investors how to make the most of their membership benefits. And as a sponsor, you can make your company the center of attention.

Monthly Event

Projected Attendance: 20-30 per session

Single-Session Sponsorship: $250

  • Speaking opportunity at event
  • Company logo displayed on event webpage
  • Copy of attendee list after event
  • Verbal recognition at event

HOST A MAXIMIZE YOUR MEMBERSHIP EVENT!
We’re always looking for ways to collaborate with our members! By hosting a Maximize Your Membership event, you’ll have the opportunity to showcase your workspace to current and prospective GFW Inc. investors, all while getting a little extra foot traffic through your doors.

For more information, contact Kimi Wilder at kwilder@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5765.

Top Five E-Newsletter

Send your message directly to GFW Inc. investors’ inboxes—about 3,100 total recipients. The “Top Five” is an e-newsletter with the five items the business community needs to know each month. It includes the latest about GFW Inc. programs, economic development projects, the names of our newest investors, and the events to keep an eye out for.

Top Five One-Week Banner: $500
Top Five Five-Week Banner: $2,250

Upcoming Events Email

Each month, we invite more than 8,500 contacts to the GFW Inc. events that bring the business community together. Now, you can invite them to learn more about your business, too.

Upcoming Events One-Week Banner: $750
Upcoming Events Five-Week Banner: $3,500

Email Marketing Guidelines

  • Email banner artwork should be submitted as a .jpg or .png file
  • Size of 800 pixels wide, 200 pixels tall (artwork will scale to fit various device sizes)
  • Investor is responsible for providing artwork
  • Political messages, invitations to non-GFW Inc. events, and disparaging content will not be accepted
  • Additional restrictions apply

For more information, contact Jennifer Atienzo-Fisher at jatienzofisher@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5737.

a group of people takes a tour of carmel indianaBring your brand on the road with a group of community leaders!

As we build a nationally recognized economy, there’s always more to learn. That’s why GFW Inc. organizes annual Inter-City Visits. Each year, 40-50 community leaders join us on Inter-City Visits to gain firsthand insights from America’s best-in-class communities. Attendees return with renewed enthusiasm and newfound ideas for improving Allen County. Several of our community’s bold projects originated—or were shaped—by Inter-City Visits.

The next Inter-City Visit will take place in 2025.

For more information, contact Lindsay Hannah at 260-602-6200 or lhannah@gfwinc.com.

Throughout the year, we host unique events including:

  • Sneak Peek Tours (Visionary Investors Only) – Have a newly built location? Our sneak peek tours offer a behind-the-scenes look at Allen County’s most anticipated bold projects—often before they open to the public. Let our team help showcase your new space to other Visionary Investors and high-level community leaders.
  • Workforce & Waffles (Visionary Investors Only) – Get an edge when it comes to workforce, talent retention, and company culture. These Visionary Investor-only breakfasts include tips and insights from expert panels, tailored specifically for executives, HR professionals, and rising leaders.

For more information, contact Lindsay Hannah at 260-602-6200 or lhannah@gfwinc.com.

We are eager to explore grants that support GFW Inc. programs such as:

  • The GFW Inc. Disabilities Initiative – Creating a more inclusive community by helping business leaders diversify their workforces and welcome newcomers to the community.
  • MadeByMe – Sparking students’ interest in 21st-century manufacturing and skilled-trades careers, alongside a coalition of business leaders, educators, and community members. This program focuses on in-class presentations, career exploration fairs, educator externships, and other outreach opportunities.
  • The GFW Inc. Bridge Program – Bridging the gap between startup and success by connecting entrepreneurs with Allen County’s established business community.

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.

the owners of Wing Stop cut the ribbon at their new location in Fort WayneWhen it comes to celebrating your biggest milestones, we’re the experts. After all, who else has giant scissors, miles of ribbon, and gold-plated shovels? We’re ready to showcase your company and make the biggest splash possible.

Tier 1: $600
(Free with NEW GFW Inc. membership over $1,000)

  • Professional photographer, director of marketing, director of events to attend
  • Professional photos & video to be posted on GFW Inc. social media channels (33,000+ followers)
  • Includes ribbon and scissors (or shovels)

Tier 2: $800
(Free with NEW GFW Inc. membership over $5,000)

Includes all the benefits in Tier 1, plus:

  • GFW Inc. vice president to speak
  • GFW Inc. to create event agenda
  • Event listed on GFW Inc. online events calendar (228,000+ hits per year)

Tier 3: $1,000
(Free with NEW GFW Inc. membership over $10,000)

Includes all the benefits in Tier 1 & 2, plus:

  • GFW Inc. CEO or vice president to speak
  • GFW Inc. to create and distribute press release
  • GFW Inc. to invite the Mayor to speak/attend
  • GFW Inc. to send event invitation to GFW Inc. board and elected officials
  • GFW Inc. to provide sound system and podium (if requested)

For more information, contact Olivia Dickerson at odickerson@gfwinc.com or 260-203-5743.