Beber, the Director of Business Advocacy at Greater Fort Wayne Inc., is a registered lobbyist whose job is to make the Statehouse work for area businesses.
“I help our investors navigate government,” she said. “Whether it’s doing something small like getting them through to a specific agency, to advocating and lobbying for a bigger issue that makes doing business easier.”
And she’s been busy. Outside of working closely with a number of local investors to solve individual problems, these bigger issues have included changing legislation to pave the way for development downtown.
“And now that we have that clarification we can get up and running, which will be great for riverfront development,” she said.
Beber is not alone. Lobbyists from all over the region partner together to get things done for area businesses. From rallying around core issues to supporting individual needs, the region is a force to be reckoned with.
“Northeast Indiana is a powerhouse down at the Statehouse because of how well our delegation works together,” Beber said.
“I really love the strategy,” she confessed. “Coming up with the issues that we have and figuring out how we’re going to get [them] fixed.”
Now there’s a purpose worth rallying behind.