Underrepresented entrepreneurs connect to business-building expertise,

The NIIC’s Breakthrough Program breaks barriers to success For Immediate Release November 30, 2020, Fort Wayne, Ind.—Irene Paxia has been advocating for immigrant and refugee groups since before arriving in Fort Wayne from her native Italy 15 years ago. The Indiana University (Bloomington) graduate understands the challenges faced by newcomers. Today, as Executive Director of […]

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Giving Tuesday a chance to help

Giving Tuesday is a chance to help. “I think part of any good fund development plan for any nonprofit is to make sure you’re building relationships with all of the sources of money,” Karl R. LaPan, The NIIC President & CEO said.

And so the nonprofit he leads is participating in Giving Tuesday this week – along with dozens of other agencies.

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Dissent makes good ideas great

An often-overlooked attribute of a healthy community is the courage of dissent. Politics teach the way you win is to marginalize dissent. Yet, confident communities tolerate the messiness of disagreement. Dissenters’ views are welcomed as a way to sift ideas, strengthen plans and avoid costly mistakes. Constructive dissent is less about resistance. It is more […]


Join The NIIC and millions of others in #GivingTuesday global generosity movement on De...

For immediate release November 24, 2020, Fort Wayne, Ind.— This GivingTuesday, The NIIC encourages generosity by sharing client stories that celebrate the tenacity and resilience of Northeast Indiana business builders. Funds raised during this campaign will support the Reimagine Fund, designed to help underestimated founders located in our region who are facing liquidity problems and […]

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Annual Entrepreneurial Event Honors Entrepreneurs, Inspires to Innovate During a Pandemic

    For immediate release November 16, 2020, Fort Wayne, Ind.— At the beginning of this year amidst an emerging pandemic, the projections were bleak for small business owners. Some have not survived. Yet, some have taken the opportunity to reinvent themselves and thrive. Such companies were celebrated at today’s Dr. Daryl R. Yost Ideas@Work […]

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REIMAGINE: Survive and Thrive During COVID-19

Browse our new digital guide for strategies and resources

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