Innovation Center success touted–Economy challenges entrepreneurs, county hears

Excerpt “The annual visit by the head of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center to the Allen County commissioners led to a discussion Friday morning of the challenges in encouraging entrepreneurs in today’s economy. Karl R. LaPan, the center’s president and chief executive officer, told commissioners that more people are deciding to work for wages rather […]

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Prioritize Your Way to Business Success

Individuals who start their own businesses know well they have to serve in many roles to make it happen. Recognizing this as an obstacle for business builders, Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) and Own Your Success (OYS) are teaming to host a workshop for women entrepreneurs titled Managing Priorities—Juggling the Many Hats Women Entrepreneurs Wear. […]

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Nationally Recognized Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Founder to Keynote Northeast Indiana...

Santiago Jaramillo, CEO and Co-Founder, Emplify Santiago Jaramillo, CEO and Co-founder of Emplify, will serve as keynote speaker for The NIIC’s Ideas@Work event on April 16, 2019, at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation. Attendees will be engaged and inspired as Jaramillo shares his Lessons Learned from a Purpose-Centered Entrepreneurial Journey. Early in […]


Foellinger Foundation Awards Grants

Excerpt The Foellinger Foundation announced more than $120,000 in grant funding Thursday for four local nonprofits. The money comes from the foundation’s Breakthrough Fund, a $500,000 initiative “to support people-focused ideas that create a significant impact on the residents of Allen County,” according to a statement from the organization. About $400,000 is earmarked for the […]

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Foellinger Foundation Awards Breakthrough Grants

Excerpt FORT WAYNE –Four organizations have been awarded grants from the Foellinger Foundation Breakthrough Fund. The half-million dollar grant opportunity was made available earlier this year as part of the Fort Wayne-based foundation’s 60th anniversary. The initiative supports ideas created to impact residents of Allen County and is funded in two phases; Refine and Realize. The funds […]

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