Community leadership awards presented

Excerpt “South Bend-based 1st Source Bank honored 11 community volunteers with its Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award last month, including five from Business Weekly’s reading area. The award is in its 12th year. The bank established it to honor and encourage volunteerism leadership among businesses and organizations in the communities it serves. “We are so […]

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STRE.ME simplifies business growth

Excerpt “To what extent is STRE.ME Strategy Services an automated business goal tracking service, or how would you describe it? STRE.ME is focused on enabling people to progress with purpose individually, on teams, and within organizations. To this end, the platform creates mission alignment and improves decision making. Stre.me’s generates revenue through annual user subscriptions, […]

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8 Questions With…

Excerpt “Karl R. LaPan is passionate about helping entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses in northeast Indiana. As the president and CEO of The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC), LaPan leads his team in accomplishing that mission every day. For almost 20 years, The NIIC has been making its mark as a center for serious-minded […]


Northeast Indiana Innovation Center secures SBA FAST grant

Funding will be used to support entrepreneurs in high-tech fields FORT WAYNE – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has awarded a $125,000 Federal and State Technology (FAST) grant to the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (The NIIC) in Fort Wayne.   The NIIC will use the award to help support entrepreneurs building their businesses in tech innovation […]

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Northeast Indiana Incubator Receives SBA Grant

Excerpt “FORT WAYNE – The Fort Wayne-based Northeast Indiana Innovation Center has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBA says the funding aims to help underrepresented entrepreneurs, such as minorities, women-owned and rural-based businesses, develop their small, high-tech firms. Twenty-four recipients nationwide will split the $3 million in total funding with […]

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