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, 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 »

Meters with a Mission now in service for local nonprofits

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Fort Wayne’s retired parking meters are now being used for a new purpose: helping local nonprofits weather COVID-19. Twenty-seven “Meters with a Mission” installed across downtown Fort Wayne will collect donations from the public for 27 nonprofit organizations. The Meters with a Mission program was initiated by Fort Wayne City Clerk… Read more »

Applications available for Leadership 2.0

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Applications are now available to become part of this year’s Leadership 2.0 cohort. Launched last year by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Leadership 2.0 is a program that serves as a springboard for aspiring and current leaders in Allen County to take their leadership abilities to a higher level. The Leadership 2.0… Read more »

GFW Inc. issues statement about Electric Works and retaining Do it Best

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Greater Fort Wayne Inc. board of directors today issued following statement: The Greater Fort Wayne Inc. board of directors has supported the redevelopment of the former GE campus since before RTM Ventures proposed the Electric Works project. All along, the goal of the redevelopment has been to attract and retain… Read more »