#MyGivingStory – Dreamers and Doers

  #Mygivingstory starts in 2015, at the same time the WEOC started. I was fresh out of the corporate world, hot and heavy into entrepreneurship. I was building my own business, focused on being an image consultant. My world and emotions ebbed and flowed, just like the early days of WEOC. The NIIC team was […]

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#MyGivingStory – I Get It.

My story is simple. I’ve owned my own company for 16 years. I understand the entrepreneurial struggles and triumphs. I relate to what you are going through each day as a business owner. That’s why I give, to help people like us. Join us to support business builders in Northeast Indiana. Visit the donate page […]

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#MyGivingStory – Opportunity for the Next Generation

Since I was born and raised in Decatur, IN, I understand how important Fort Wayne is to the economic vitality of northeast Indiana. Decatur, like other small communities in the region, looked to Fort Wayne for the business services that could not be offered where we lived. We were dependent on each other! Even though […]


#MyGivingStory – Disruptors for the Good

One of my favorite books is Grit to Great. “G.R.I.T. – Guts, Resilience, Initiative, Tenacity.” I GET to work at a place (The NIIC) that serves entrepreneurs. They model this every day, working their businesses. These disruptors of the ordinary are innovative spirits, who make our world better through their products and services. They make […]

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#MyGivingStory – Inspiring Entrepreneurial Stories

Passion. Grit. Legacy. Overcoming fear. Hesitancy. Feeling overwhelmed. These contradictory words describe the ups and downs aspiring business builders in our community face when building and growing a successful and sustainable venture. This is why they reach out to The NIIC/WEOC for a hand-up to access important business-building services. We walk alongside them in their […]

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