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In a momentous event that resonates far beyond the city limits, Fort Wayne, Indiana, has just made history with the caucus election of its first black woman mayor, Sharon Tucker. The significance of this milestone cannot be overstated, not only for the residents of Fort Wayne but for the broader landscape of American politics. Mayor […]

Fort Wayne, Indiana, stands as a testament to the power of visionary leadership and community-driven initiatives. At the heart of this thriving city lies the SEED District (Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District), a vibrant hub of innovation, entrepreneurship, and inclusivity. As we reflect on the legacy of Mayor Tom Henry, we are reminded of […]

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By Leslee Hill, Director, WEOC Women’s Business Center (WBC) at NIIC Since 2007, the number of women-owned firms has grown at five times the national average, with 1,072 new women-owned firms starting every day,” according to Also, women have started more businesses than men. Harvard Business Review states that 7% of Black women start or run new businesses daily. Northeast Indiana […]

Life as a founder can be a lonely place. But what if it wasn’t? What if you had an established local businessperson in your corner? Someone who could share ideas, business connections, or a word of encouragement? That’s what the Bridge Program does: it helps founders bridge the gap between startup and success. How it […]

SEED Fort Wayne and IFF Hosting CDFI Event Fort Wayne, Indiana – The City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur & Enterprise District (SEED)will host the first Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) educational networking event on Monday, March 20, from 4:00 -6:00 p.m. at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing Street, Fort Wayne. The free event will […]

By Jeffrey Moore, Chapter Chair, SCORE Northeast Indiana SCORE is a not-for-profit organization, partially funded by the SBA, that assists small business owners start and /or grow their businesses. SCORE provides vast resources both online and in-person, including workshops, articles, and access to mentors. Mentors provide a cost-free, impactful resource to entrepreneurs wanting to start […]

What: A Fuse NEI networking event for the entrepreneurial community focused on financial resources. Light refreshments will be provided. When: Thursday, March 16, 5:00 -7:00 p.m. Where: The Dream Center, 1615 Wallace Street, Fort Wayne Who: Entrepreneurs, community leaders, financial institutions, entrepreneurial support organizations Register:Fuse @ 5 Tickets, Thu, Mar 16, 2023 at 5:00 PM […]