Local Communications Skills Business Owner Becomes Author

Fort Wayne resident, The Verbal Edge business owner, communications skills trainer, and coach Elizabeth MacDonald is also now an author. Her experience in television broadcasting, communications, high school teaching, the airline industry, and her current role culminated in publication of her book, Sharpen Your Verbal Edge, 101 Tips to Enhance Your Professional Communications Skills. This […]

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The NIIC Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Registration, Transitions to New Quality Standard

The NIIC received confirmation of achieving ISO 9001:2015 Registration on June 26, 2018. This means the organization is officially transitioning to the new risk-based quality and management standard. This designation reaffirms The NIIC’s commitment to quality processes, metrics reporting, and strong management systems that define a well-managed and effective organization. “This is an important milestone […]

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The NIIC President & CEO Joins Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Advis...

Karl R. LaPan, President & CEO, The NIIC, has joined the Ball State University Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board. The Center is one of the most recognized entrepreneurship programs in the country. “I am excited Karl LaPan has agreed to serve on the Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board. Our program has been a pioneer in entrepreneurship education […]


The Trust Factor: Building Trust in Mentoring Relationships Workshop

June 25, 2018, Fort Wayne, Ind.—Mentoring relationships are like any relationship in that they have to be built on trust. Trust is complex and multi-faceted, which makes it difficult to navigate at times. The entrepreneurial community is invited to attend The Trust Factor: Building Trust in Mentoring Relationships Workshop, June 27, 2018, 8 a.m. to […]

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Technology column: NIIC teaming with Ball State in national study

Excerpt “Ball State University is working with the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center on a national research project the university has started in a search of ways technology-driven entrepreneurs can achieve more with their businesses through accelerated learning. “This research is focused on founder learning behaviors, the role of entrepreneur coachability, and how startups can gain commitment from that […]

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