01.29.19

Entrepreneurial Community Supports Out of a Jam

by Taryn Ellis, NIIC Marketing Intern Paula Kauffman, Founder & Director, Out of a Jam, expressed her joy to NIIC clients and staff, as the recipient of The NIIC’s annual Merry-Giving Tree drive. The donated items will help Out of a Jam as it expands programming and moves forward with community outreach. Kauffman started Out of a […]

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01.29.19

Focus on What Matters

by Suzanne Haga, WEOC Coordinator Photo by McKinsey, Rawpixel.com How many times have you been at your desk working when your mind begins to wander? You look out the window and dream of warm weather. Or think about the seemingly million tasks you need to finish in the next two days.  These are examples of lost […]

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01.22.19

Ideas@Work Movement

Join up to 500 entrepreneurs, business leaders, and students to fuel the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana and the greater region on April 16, 2019. The Ideas@Work event will be at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. For more information, please click here

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01.22.19

WEOC GETTING VULNERABLE & GOING STRONG VLOG

Noah Smith, President, and CEO of BOD Financial Group, sits down with Leslee Hill, Director of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center, to talk about considerations to take when selling a business. Click here to watch the vlog.

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01.22.19

PLYMOUTH GROWTH PARTNERS INVEST IN FORT WAYNE-BASED FINTECH COMPANY, ALLIED PAYMENT NET...

by Lisa Kuhn Phillips, VP Business Development, Allied Payment Network, LLC Fort Wayne-based Allied Payment Network, a provider of payment solutions to financial institutions, announced today that it has received a multi-million dollar investment from Plymouth Growth Partners of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Allied gained a reputation in the industry for being the first to market […]

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01.16.19

KONMARI METHOD: A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC Photo by Darwin Vegher, Unsplash Have you been following Netflix’s latest hit, Tidying Up With Marie Kondo? Kondo’s method of organizing is known as the KonMari method. It consists of gathering together all of one’s belongings, one category at a time, and then keeping only those things […]

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01.15.19

BIOPOLY LLC GRANTED EUROPEAN PATENT FOR INNOVATIVE IMPLANT DESIGN

Congratulate Former NIIC Client BioPoly LLC on receiving European Design Patent! By Herb schwartz, PhD, BioPoly LLC Excerpt “FORT WAYNE, IN – BioPoly LLC has announced that another European patent has been granted for its partial resurfacing implants. Where many of the other BioPoly® patents address the unique material, this patent family focuses on the innovative […]

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01.15.19

WEOC GETTING VULNERABLE & GOING STRONG VLOG

WITH LORI BERNT, FOUNDER, OLIVE TWIST Founder, Lori Bernt, shares with Leslee Hill, WEOC Director, about how she started her business and now has expanded with two locations: Auburn and Fort Wayne, Indiana. Click here to watch the vlog.

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01.15.19

Creativity Starts Here

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC Creativity is not something exclusive to artistic types. Business builders across any discipline can benefit from harnessing the power of creativity. After all, without creativity and commercialization of good ideas, most companies would not grow or be relevant. One of the things I learned, earlier this year… Click […]

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01.15.19

HEROINES: CAPEABLE WEIGHTED PRODUCTS

Entrepreneurship is anything but easy. It takes a special kind of person to swim upstream, face the challenges of running/building a business and to carve their own path. Our Heroes Video Series celebrates the incredible men and women who exemplify real grit and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana and beyond. Click here to watch the […]

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