Dreyer’s plans major expansion in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream is growing again. Company leaders for the ice cream maker today announced plans to invest over $145 million in an expansion of its Fort Wayne production facility, anticipating up to 145 jobs by the end of 2024. The plans include two new production lines for the company’s… Read more »

GFW Inc. honors local leaders with annual awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Thursday presented its annual awards to leaders from across Allen County. The awards, presented as part of GFW Inc.’s Annual Meeting event, honored six community leaders and an up-and-coming small business. The winners are: GFW Inc. Women’s Network Champions of Change Awards – Leslee Hill and… Read more »

Dell Cove expanding in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Ind. — Allen County is the new home of a startup run by a husband-and-wife team. Dell Cove Spices & More Co.®, a gourmet popcorn and popcorn seasoning business, today announced plans are well underway to relocate the company from Chicago to New Haven. The company’s co-owners expect to scale up quickly, adding… Read more »

Sutton-Garten celebrates return to Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Sutton-Garten is ready to celebrate its return to Fort Wayne. The Indianapolis-based company will host a grand opening for its local branch, located at 5001 Industrial Rd. The celebration will begin with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon on Thursday, June 17. Sutton-Garten distributes welding supplies and gases for use in a… Read more »

Lunar Distribution, sister companies plan to grow in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Ind. — A fast-growing comic book distribution company has selected New Haven as its new home. Lunar Distribution LLC today announced plans to move into a brand-new facility in east Allen County, co-locating with Discount Comic Book Service (DCBS) and its sister company, InStockTrades. Combined, company leaders anticipate adding up to 130 new… Read more »

Sixteen nominated for 2021 Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Sixteen local leaders have been nominated for the 2021 Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which will be distributed June 10 at Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc.’s Annual Meeting, celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. “This year’s nominees are dedicated to empowering women to reach their full… Read more »

Fort Wayne growth rate paces Great Lakes region

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Fort Wayne metro area was the fastest-growing community in the Great Lakes region in 2020, according to statistics released Tuesday afternoon by the U.S. Census Bureau. The growth rate edged that of metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) like Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, Madison, Wis., and Columbus, Ohio. The Fort Wayne MSA includes Allen, Wells,… Read more »

Associated Churches plans grand opening for The Wolf Mission House

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A new facility will provide an ideal setting for Associated Churches’ unique, specialized care programs. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for The Wolf Mission House, a vibrant space infused with the arts, gardens, educational opportunities, and more, is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 1 at 624 E. Wayne St. in Fort… Read more »

Nominations open for 2021 Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Women’s Network will once again present the Champions of Change Awards in 2021. Now through May 1, community members are encouraged to submit nominations for the awards, which celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. The awards will be presented June 10… Read more »

LensQuote’s expansion plans come into focus

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A local eye doctor’s innovative approach to selling contact lenses has blossomed into a growing startup. LensQuote, an eye care technology company founded in 2017 by Fort Wayne native Dr. Ryan Gustus, today announced plans to add up to 23 new jobs by the end of 2024. LensQuote is designed to… Read more »