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Leadership 2.0 program evolves; now offered as workshop series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Leadership 2.0 program is adapting to meet the needs of current and aspiring leaders. Starting in February, the program will be offered as a monthly workshop series, providing cutting-edge leadership training with more flexibility for busy professionals. The rebooted Leadership 2.0 will continue teaching the tools and techniques that help… Read more »

Allen County stands tall, continues growth in 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Allen County stood tall despite the headwinds in 2020, becoming one of the fastest-growing communities in the Great Lakes region. The community added more than 1,800 new jobs and, for the third consecutive year, set a new record for attracting and retaining talent. These successes, combined with statewide, regional, and national… Read more »

Upcoming webinar covers COVID-19 vaccine basics

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The path out of the pandemic is becoming clearer, with COVID-19 vaccines now being shipped and broad availability inching closer. Local public health experts will shed light on the vaccines and the way forward for Allen County in a webinar on Tuesday, Jan. 5, organized by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Allen… Read more »

GFW Inc. introduces SHOP SMALLidays to support local businesses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. today launched its new SHOP SMALLidays promotion, encouraging shoppers to support local businesses as they hunt for holiday gifts. So far, 12 companies have listed special deals and discounts at shopsmall.gfwinc.com, with more expected to be added in coming days. SHOP SMALLidays is designed to steer customers… Read more »

Sortera Alloys chooses Fort Wayne for manufacturing operation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Sortera Alloys, an early-stage green tech company, is expanding from Fort Worth into Fort Wayne. The Texas-based company today announced plans to locate a manufacturing center on the east side of the Summit City, creating up to 100 new jobs and bringing an investment of up to $4.2 million to the… Read more »

Two leadership programs, 56 graduates in Class of 2020

Last week, 56 individuals celebrated their graduation from Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. leadership development programs. The Class of 2020 included 47 graduates from the Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) program, and nine trailblazers who graduated as part of the inaugural cohort of the Leadership 2.0 program. Both programs pivoted from in-person sessions to virtual programming… Read more »

Corinna Ladd, Marty Pastura win 2020 Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Corinna Ladd and Marty Pastura were named the 2020 Champions of Change Award winners by the Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Women’s Network. The awards, which aim to celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County, were given Thursday at the GFW Inc. Annual Meeting. “Corinna and Marty have… Read more »

Bridge Program begins second year; applications available

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. will ramp up its Bridge Program in coming weeks, boosting an additional 10 startups. Launched last year, the Bridge Program provides connections, resources, and coaching to entrepreneurs, helping them bridge the gap between startup and success. Applications for entrepreneurs to be considered for the program are now… Read more »

GFW Inc. launches Onboard Fort Wayne program to boost talent retention

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. is rolling out the Hoosier Hospitality for professionals arriving in Allen County. The Onboard Fort Wayne program, officially launched today, is designed to help newcomers live their best lives in Allen County while helping companies retain top talent. “Attracting and retaining talent has been one of… Read more »

Fort Wayne wins statewide Community of the Year award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Quality-of-life improvements, new business investment, and job growth have built strong momentum in Fort Wayne and Allen County in recent years. That momentum propelled Fort Wayne to a statewide honor: the 2020 PNC Community of the Year award, announced today by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. “As the state’s second-largest city,… Read more »