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GFW Inc. issues statement on systemic racism and racial injustice

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Yesterday, the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. board of directors voted in unanimous support of the following statement: We stand against systemic racism in all its forms. We stand for justice, equality, and inclusion for all. We must confront the history of racism in this country that continues today. We will root… Read more »

GFW Inc. selected as finalist for national Chamber of the Year award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. has been named a finalist for a national 2020 Chamber of the Year award, presented by the Alexandria, Va.-based Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The awards are the most prestigious and competitive recognition presented annually by ACCE. ACCE is an association of more than… Read more »

Additional reopening webinars scheduled, by popular request

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — As Hoosiers work through Gov. Holcomb’s “Back on Track” plan, leaders from the healthcare and business sectors continue to wor­­­k together to help map out a healthy reopening across the region. A second set of industry-specific webinars is on the way, with physicians and business leaders from Parkview Health and the… Read more »

Applications now available for Leadership Fort Wayne Class of 2021

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Applications are now available for the Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) program’s Class of 2021. LFW is a premier program that builds leadership skills and increases community awareness to drive positive change. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2020. “[LFW] was such an encouragement for me. To see the people in… Read more »

Webinar series planned to help regional businesses map out a healthy reopening

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The health and business sectors will work together in coming days to prepare for an eventual reopening. In a series of industry-specific webinars, physicians and business leaders from Parkview Health and the Allen County Department of Health will share the protocols and procedures that local businesses and other organizations might consider… Read more »

Local businesses, organizations donate PPE for COVID-19 response

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Local businesses and organizations have stepped up in recent weeks to donate much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) to Allen County’s first responders and medical personnel fighting COVID-19. In partnership with the Allen County Department of Health, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. sent a request to the business community for excess gloves, masks,… Read more »

Allen County sets another new high for attracting, retaining talent

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – For the third year in a row, Allen County attracted and retained talent at its best pace on record, driving overall growth in northeast Indiana. In 2019, the county added a net 1,492 new residents via domestic migration, according to statistics released yesterday by the U.S. Census Bureau, more than doubling… Read more »

GFW Inc. delivering COVID-19 information, expertise to local businesses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – As the response to COVID-19 causes changes for local businesses, Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. is providing a one-stop information hub specifically for Allen County business leaders. The webpage, covid19.gfwinc.com, includes action items to help businesses navigate the ever-changing landscape, an FAQ section with answers to pertinent questions, and opportunities to… Read more »

Nineteen nominated for 2020 Champions of Change Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. –- Nineteen local leaders and mentors have been nominated for Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s 2020 Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which will be distributed at a luncheon on April 23, celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. “Every one of these nominees makes an incredible impact every day… Read more »

Fort Wayne native comes full circle in opening of Nothing Bundt Cakes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jennifer (Mougin) Henricks grew up on the far north side of Fort Wayne where four 真人真钱在线游戏软件homes shared some land on a two-lane highway. Fast forward a few decades, and the same land is now 真人真钱在线游戏软件home to a retail shopping center, including Henricks’ very own Nothing Bundt Cakes bakery. “I think it’s… Read more »