A Look Back at the Holidays in Fort Wayne
Jan03

A Look Back at the Holidays in Fort Wayne

Another holiday season in Fort Wayne is now in the books for many of us! Today we take a look back at the season that was in Fort Wayne this year! While we couldn’t make it out to everything our area had to offer, here’s what really caught the eyes of our Instagram photographers. The “Snow Days” exhibit is now open at The Conservatory! #DTFW #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 21, 2017 at 9:43am PST We started off the Christmas season in November when we checked out the “Snow Days” exhibit at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, an enclosed conservatory located right in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne. Check them out year round for more events and activities. Holiday Pops with @fwphil at @fwembassytheatre! #FortWayne ❄️ A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 9, 2017 at 12:37pm PST On December 9 we headed out to the Holiday Pops from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic at the beautiful Embassy Theatre. If you are new to Fort Wayne and love music, the FW Phil and the Embassy are a must-see. @jeffersonpointe is lit up for the holidays! #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 11, 2017 at 3:00pm PST Fort Wayne has plenty of holiday shopping options with Jefferson Pointe (along with Glenbrook Square) being two of the largest in the area. Jefferson Pointe was decked out for Christmas with a beautiful display in front of Von Mour. Broadway is waiting for you. #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:51am PST Broadway Street was buzzing with holiday cheer this year from the lighting event at Electric Works to the classic “Christmas on Broadway” tree. Open for Holiday Memories 🌭 A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 24, 2017 at 3:50pm PST Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island wiener stand got in on the spirit this year by opening a holiday gift shop next door. We hope you enjoyed a white Christmas here in #fortwayne! A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 25, 2017 at 3:18pm PST The area (hopefully) enjoyed a white Christmas before the current dip into a deep freeze! We took a quick stroll along Fairfield Avenue in the 46807 ZIP code to take in the scene. #FortWayne was full of new stories in 2017. See which ones our readers viewed the most in our blog today. A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:25am PST Finally our team reflected on what the readers read the most in our blog as...

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LFW’s Instagram is Rockin’
Dec01

LFW’s Instagram is Rockin’

If you’re big into Instagram, check out Living Fort Wayne’s Instagram content today! Our team gives you a look at all the things you can discover in Fort Wayne! Here’s a sneak peak at some of the content that went up in November. @banhmiphoshop at 1925 Fairfield Avenue continues to serve up deliciousness. Plan a trip today. #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 28, 2017 at 12:09pm PST Night of Lights 2017! #HolidayFestFW A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 23, 2017 at 6:17pm PST The “Snow Days” exhibit is now open at The Conservatory! #DTFW #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 21, 2017 at 9:43am PST @riverfrontfortwayne partnered with City Utilities to give a behind-the-scenes look at the city’s water filtration plant today. A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 11, 2017 at 8:34am PST A big shout out to Drew, Devin, Aleiyaa, and Keaira and many others from The Crossing for their help with the #columbiaavenuebetterblock project! #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 4, 2017 at 3:50pm PDT Discover a new view in #FortWayne! Check out the Hanson Quarry Observation Deck! #quarry #NEIpride A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on Nov 1, 2017 at 5:38pm...

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Current Fort Wayne – Our community’s new events calendar
Nov06

Current Fort Wayne – Our community’s new events calendar

Today, Visit Fort Wayne Foundation released a new website to serve Fort Wayne residents – CurrentFortWayne.com. CurrentFortWayne.com is a comprehensive community Calendar of Events, providing information on sports, arts, entertainment and educational events to the community. The calendar is built on Visit Fort Wayne’s robust system and will provide a single portal where an organization can enter their event once and it will be eligible to be included on our partner calendars including Visit Fort Wayne, Arts United, Downtown Improvement District, YLNI Living Fort Wayne, Riverfront Fort Wayne and others. In addition, all community events will be featured on CurrentFortWayne.com, collected in one place for residents to discover. On CurrentFortWayne.com, events can be sorted by category, keyword or date – making it easy for people to find the events of interest to them. “We are delighted to present this comprehensive community calendar of events to the community,” adds Kristen Guthrie, Director of Marketing at Visit Fort Wayne in a prepared statement. “We know that the #1 barrier to people engaging in community activities is that they aren’t aware of the events in advance. Promoting CurrentFortWayne.com to the community will help Fort Wayne residents engage with their community as they discover new events.” Current Fort Wayne is funded by the following partners: Fort Wayne Community Foundation Old National Trust/Parrish Charitable Foundation PNC Charitable Trusts/Sledd Foundation Visit Fort Wayne Foundation For more information, please contact Kristen Guthrie, Visit Fort Wayne Director of Marketing 424-3700 or...

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Release – Elmhurst Tours for Alumni, Staff and Families
Nov02

Release – Elmhurst Tours for Alumni, Staff and Families

News release from Waynedale.com   On November 10 and 11, alumni, their immediate families, and school staff will have a final opportunity to tour their former school and ‘Meet & Greet’ with fellow alums. The event will also feature food trucks offering Elmhurst ‘famous’ cafeteria food such as sticky buns, pizza and more. In addition, guests will have an opportunity to help revive the previously abandoned alumni association. The event will host the following groups each day of the two-day event: Friday, November 10; 8 am – 6 pm: Alumni who graduated in years 1969 or earlier, and their immediate family only, as well as former staff members. Saturday, November 11; 8 am – 6 pm: Alumni who graduated in years 1970 or after, and their immediate family only. All attendees will have the opportunity to experience a 25 minute guided walking tour of the main floor of the building, passing main features of their experiences as a student or staff member, such as the music rooms, courtyards, stage and auditorium, lecture room, staff areas, cafeteria, library, main gym and more. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the entrance. Proceeds will benefit the Waynedale community, split between the Waynedale Sidewalks & Trails Initiative and the Waynedale Corridor Project. Following the tour, guests are invited to the Main Gym for a ‘Meet & Greet’ with fellow alumni. There will be light refreshments and seating to allow guests to reminisce about their experiences. There will also be Elmhurst mementos available for purchase as a fundraiser for Waynedale community causes. The idea for such an event came from many alumni’s comments; which is when Daniel Westrick (class of 1995) and Josh Wolfe (class of 1996) began a Facebook group to start gathering input and collecting all class lists of names of alumni. With their experience of organizing community events, The Waynedale News was asked to lead the event and to pursue an agreement with Hanson Aggregates. Camille Garrison, Marketing Director for Kingston Residence Assisted Living and local community advocate has also assisted with the primary planning of event space, volunteers and tours. With a limited two day time-frame for tours and high attendance anticipated, it is suggested for attendees to arrive early and expect a line. Attendees should look for directional signage for parking and other instructions, which will be posted on the days of the event. As the building has been sitting empty for seven years, attendees should be cautioned that there is some deterioration and they will be required to sign a liability waiver before entering the building. No food, drinks or pets will be allowed inside....

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Start Fort Wayne Announces $90,000 in Support
Oct21

Start Fort Wayne Announces $90,000 in Support

From Start Fort Wayne Start Fort Wayne announced support from local organizations on Thursday, October 19. The announcements were held at the Atrium, Start Fort Wayne’s coworking space, while celebrating the space’s one year anniversary. Greater Fort Wayne Inc. announced $35,000 of support for Start Fort Wayne. “Entrepreneurs are the risk-takers, innovators, and job creators that can fuel us toward becoming a nationally recognized economy,” said Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. in a prepared release. “We’re thrilled that Start Fort Wayne is helping startups succeed. The Atrium provides a tremendous collision space for entrepreneurs, and we look forward to seeing those collisions turn our innovation economy into a powerhouse.” Additionally, Elevate Northeast Indiana announced their support of Start Fort Wayne. Mark Michael, President and COO of Fort Wayne Metals and board member of the Elevate Northeast Indiana board says in a prepared release, “The Elevate Northeast Indiana board, in an effort to enlarge and elevate our region’s entrepreneurial culture, is providing Start Fort Wayne $35,000 to grow its support of entrepreneurs.  When we formed Elevate Northeast Indiana this month, our first order of business became the support of the entire entrepreneurial culture, beginning with this grant.” In addition to the announcements at the Atrium event, Fort Wayne Metals yesterday announced a donation of $10,000 a year for three years to Start Fort Wayne. Also, the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne granted Start Fort Wayne a $10,000 Agency Support Grant on Thursday. Start Fort Wayne Executive Director, Rhonda Ladig states in a prepared release, “We’re thrilled at these announcements of support! We view the partnerships with these organizations as a stepping stone to collaboratively strengthen the entrepreneur infrastructure and startup community in our region.” Additionally last evening, Start Fort Wayne announced a new annual award named for local entrepreneur coach Steve Franks (read more about Steve Franks). The Steve Franks Award for Entrepreneurial Effectiveness was awarded to it’s namesake. The award will be given by Start Fort Wayne annually to recognize and individual who is doing extraordinary things to support entrepreneurs in our region. Start Fort Wayne began in 2015 with a mission to strengthen the infrastructure that supports entrepreneurs in northeast Indiana, supporting a long-term vision to attract outside tech and innovation companies to launch their venture in northeast Indiana. Some of Start Fort Wayne’s programs include entrepreneur coaching services through Steve Franks’ LevelUp program and youth coding education through a partnership with the South Bend Code School. Start Fort Wayne also started the first chapter of the Kauffman Foundation’s “1 Million Cups” program in Indiana in 2015 and the chapter is one of the most active chapters in the country, meeting every Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. at Sweetwater with 40-60 entrepreneurs attending each week. The Atrium...

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