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Nominations open for first-ever Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – To honor the extraordinary leaders and mentors in our community, the Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Women’s Network will present their inaugural Champions of Change Awards on April 24. Specifically, the awards will celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. “Our community is fortunate to have extraordinary female… Read more »

Brenda Gerber Vincent joins Greater Fort Wayne Inc. in VP role

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Brenda Gerber Vincent will join the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. team as vice president of community and corporate impact, effective Jan. 28. In this new role, Gerber Vincent will manage investor services, signature programs like Leadership Fort Wayne, advocacy efforts, communications, and more. “I am beyond excited to be joining the… Read more »

Community, GFW Inc. Raised the Bar in 2018

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Allen County’s economy reached new heights in 2018, adding record numbers of jobs and new payroll thanks to a steady stream of business expansions and relocations. The community also made progress on several quality-of-place projects, paving the way for future success recruiting and retaining jobs and talent. These economic successes, combined… Read more »

John Urbahns Named Next CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The Greater Fort Wayne Inc. board of directors has selected John Urbahns to become the organization’s next chief executive officer. Urbahns will assume his new role Jan. 1, 2019. “I’m honored to accept this position because I care deeply about this community,” Urbahns said. “Allen County has come a long way… Read more »

Rural Sourcing to Establish Operations in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — State and local officials today joined executives from Rural Sourcing, a provider of U.S.-based IT outsourcing services, as they announced the company’s plans to establish operations in Fort Wayne. Rural Sourcing plans to create up to 130 new, high-wage jobs and invest more than $3 million in its operations here by the… Read more »

New State Farm Agency Ready to Open on Stellhorn

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Fort Wayne’s newest insurance agency is set to open this week. Jon Till will celebrate the grand opening of his State Farm agency with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5956 Stellhorn Road, Suite A, on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m. Insurance is more than a business for Till, a Marine Corps… Read more »

Groundbreaking Set for Dual-Brand Hotel Near Dupont

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – After years of planning, construction is set to officially begin on a 17-acre development near Dupont Road. Blue Flame Hospitality will break ground on a dual-brand hotel, as well as a retail center, continuing the company’s investment in the thriving Dupont area. The groundbreaking ceremony is slated for Tuesday, Dec. 4… Read more »

Small Business Saturday Brings 24 Companies Together

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is championing an eclectic group of local businesses for Small Business Saturday on November 24. In all, 24 companies are part of the GFW Inc. “Neighborhood Champion” team, an effort to encourage residents to shop at and support local businesses. “To me, Small Business Saturday celebrates the… Read more »

Cell Phone Specialists Expanding to E. Dupont

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A leader in the local cell-phone scene is expanding to serve a fast-growing area of northeast Allen County. Verizon Wireless Cellular Sales will open its newest location at 5243 E. Dupont Rd. The company will celebrate the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, Nov. 19 at 10 a.m. The new… Read more »

Paper Straw Manufacturer Plans Expansion in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Aardvark Straws, a Hoffmaster Group Inc. subsidiary and paper straw manufacturer, announced plans today to expand its Fort Wayne operations, establishing a new, state-of-the-art production facility and creating up to 205 new jobs by the end of 2021. “It’s encouraging to see continued economic momentum in northeast Indiana from great companies… Read more »