10.01.18

The NIIC Heroes Video Series – Hero Gerret Stier, GMS Distribution

Entrepreneurship is anything but easy, and it takes a special kind of person to swim upstream, face the challenges of running building a business and carve their own path. Our new Heroes video series celebrates and are incredible men and women who exemplify real grit and entrepreneurial spirit in Northeast Indiana and beyond.

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09.17.18

The Understated Introvert Advantage

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC When you think of a business builder, what qualities or personality traits come to mind? Maybe someone who has high energy and can effortlessly work a room (A Gladwell connector type)? The truth is, while the business world can seem to acknowledge and value this sales […]

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07.09.18

THE UNSTOPPABLE FORCE OF WOMEN BUILDING UP WOMEN

by Tammy Y. Allen, Director, Marketing & Programs, The NIIC Photo by Pexels Women are a life force to reckon. Combine this concept with that of women building up women, and imagine the impact. How can we apply these concepts to address research stating two barriers women entrepreneurs face are fear of failure and lack of access to resources? […]

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05.22.18

ENDING ON A SOUR NOTE: WHY GIBSON BRANDS ULTIMATELY FAILED

by Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC Gibson Brands Inc. made headlines this month with news of its plans to file bankruptcy. Their financial woes are not unique, but what is, is the root of their failure. They likely went bankrupt because they were too fixated on innovation while not acknowledging the changing times. Some […]

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05.14.18

Upcoming Events

Youth Summer Job Fair May 25 | 11:00a.m.–5:00p.m. (Click For More Info) Finances for Non-financial Managers May 29 | 5:00 p.m.–7:00p.m. (Click For More Info) Successful Habits for Mentoring Relationships May 30 | 8:00a.m.–9:00a.m. (Click For More Info) Strengthening Professional Communication Skills Workshop: You Don’t Say— Change Negatives to Positives June 13 | 7:30a.m.–9:00a.m. (Click […]

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