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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 »

AWS Foundation renews support for GFW Inc. Disabilities Initiative

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — AWS Foundation will continue its financial support of Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc.’s disability inclusion efforts for the next three years. The services, which began in 2018 as an employment initiative, have expanded to also address workspace accessibility, leadership training, newcomers’ quality of life and connectedness, and many other issues. A… Read more »

GFW Inc. welcomes Leadership Fort Wayne Class of 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) Class of 2021 may be the most diverse in the program’s 39-year history. The cohort, announced today by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., begins its programming schedule this week. LFW is a nine-month program that provides an in-depth view of the Fort Wayne / Allen County community… Read more »

Ten more entrepreneurs selected for Bridge Program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Ten local entrepreneurs have been selected to participate in the newest cohort of Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s Bridge Program. The award-winning program, which connects established companies with startups, is designed to give entrepreneurs an extra boost, helping them bridge the gap between startup and success. “It’s amazing what this program has… Read more »

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 »