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Nailed It DIY Studio gets crafty at first Indiana location

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Local residents can live out their HGTV dreams with the help of a new Fort Wayne business. Nailed It DIY Studio is set to open its first location in the state of Indiana at 918 Woodland Plaza Run, Suite 102 in Fort Wayne. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 2 p.m… Read more »

Guardian Machine Protection prepares to grow

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Local startup Guardian Machine Protection is preparing for major growth. The company today announced plans to add up to 170 new jobs as it aims to keep a growing number of local and regional manufacturers running at peak efficiency. Headquartered at 6015 Highview Dr. in Fort Wayne, Guardian Machine Protection provides… Read more »

Auto Truck Group expands presence in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Auto Truck Group, a work truck upfitter specializing in the design, manufacture, and installation of truck and van equipment, today announced plans to build an all-new, 72,865-square-foot facility at 12777 Stonebridge Rd. in southwest Allen County, investing more than $6 million and creating up to 50 new jobs. “Our Fort Wayne… Read more »

Sportsman’s Warehouse to host grand opening

MIDVALE, Utah – Join Sportsman’s Warehouse (NASDAQ:SPWH), www.sportsmans.com, for a grand opening celebration of their new store in Fort Wayne, Indiana, July 25-27, 2019. Enjoy giveaways, vendor demonstrations, a mobile shooting range, and more. “As our first store opens in Indiana, now anyone in the local area can access over 24,000 square feet of quality… Read more »

John Urbahns to appear on statewide Opportunity Zones panel

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Tomorrow, Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. president and CEO John Urbahns will have an opportunity to showcase Allen County for a statewide audience. Urbahns will speak on a statewide panel about Opportunity Zones, a federal tax incentive program designed to increase private investment in distressed neighborhoods. “It’s an honor to be… Read more »

GFW Inc. set to build on skilled trades workforce program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. is ready to shine a light on career opportunities in the skilled trades. GFW Inc. has assumed leadership of the Gateway Coalition, an alliance of Allen County educators and businesses committed to developing for young people gateways to skilled-trades careers. Going forward, the group will be… Read more »

Ellen Cutter wins national ’40 Under 40′ award

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Ellen Cutter has been named to the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) “40 Under 40” list for 2019. Cutter, Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s VP of economic development, received the award Monday night at the ACCE’s Annual Convention in Long Beach, Calif. The awards honor the best and brightest men… Read more »

Bridge Program application deadline is Aug. 2

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The deadline is approaching for local entrepreneurs looking for an extra boost from the business community. Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s new Bridge Program connects established companies with local startups, bridging the gap between startup and success. Entrepreneurs have until Friday, Aug. 2 to apply to be part of the program’s first… Read more »

Lassus reopens store on Sherman and Coliseum Boulevards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Lassus Brothers Oil will host a grand reopening of their newly rebuilt store on the corner of Sherman and Coliseum Boulevards. The redesigned location is at 901 W. Coliseum Blvd. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is set for July 12 at 1 p.m. The store’s new design features a drive-thru window, so customers… Read more »

Universal Logistics expanding, adding up to 130 jobs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Universal Logistics today announced plans to significantly grow its workforce, adding up to 130 new jobs and $17 million in new annual payroll. The company also aims to invest nearly $25 million in new equipment and real estate improvements at its properties on Fogwell Parkway as it ramps up its local… Read more »