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United Way of Allen County seeks Community Investment Volunteer

Posted by on August 21, 2018 | 0 comments

United Way of Allen County seeks Community Investment Volunteer

From the United Way of Allen County The mission of United Way of Allen County is to unite our community’s time, talent, and treasure to cultivate and advance community solutions that address the most critical issues around basic needs, education, financial stability, and healthy lives. United Way volunteers possess the knowledge, passion, and expertise required to create lasting change in our community. We invite you to be a part of the change, to share our vision of an Allen County where all individuals and families discover and achieve their potential. As such, we are currently seeking individuals from all walks of life to join us as Community Investment Volunteers. What is the United Way Community Investment Process? The Community Investment Process is the way in which United Way of Allen County determines the amount of funding it provides to non-profit agencies. Trained volunteers work on Community Investment teams, to make funding recommendations after carefully reviewing the applications and documents that potential agencies submit. United Way’s Board of Directors approves final investment decisions. Purpose of Community Investment Teams: Review applications from non-profit organizations and make funding recommendations to the Community Impact Committee. Monitor progress of funded services and programs. Benefits to the Volunteer: Build relationships with community and agency leaders. Strengthen analytical and decision-making skills in a team atmosphere. Enhance understanding of the complex needs and issues facing the broader community as well as potential responses to those needs. Help build a stronger community by ensuring resources are invested as efficiently and effectively as possible. Benefits to United Way: Ensure that a broad range of interests is represented and heard from throughout the Community Investment Process. Ensure transparency for the investment of donor contributions. Increase community awareness regarding the use of United Way funds. Further the mission of United Way of Allen County. A Successful Community Investment Volunteer is: An advocate for United Way of Allen County and its work in the community. Passionate about making a difference in Allen County. A financial contributor to United Way of Allen County. Knowledgeable of and eager to learn about community needs, issues, and resources. Professional in their behavior (i.e., timely, respectful, considerate). Able to work well with others in a group setting. Committed to maintaining appropriate confidentiality of Community Investment team discussions and materials. Committed to diversity and inclusivity. Able to use online grant software (training provided). Volunteer Responsibilities and Expectations: Application Review and Funding Determination: 1. Identify a Community Investment Team on which to participate: Childhood Success, Youth Success, Adult Success, or Safety Net Services. 2. Disclose any involvement with other agencies and any possible conflicts of interest to United Way. 3. Attend one of the required training sessions in January 2019. 4. Utilize e-CImpact online software to complete volunteer responsibilities. 5. Review, score, and submit notations in e-CImpact before application review sessions. 6. Attend weekly team meetings during application review sessions (4-6 meetings) during January – April 2019. Other Responsibilities During the 2019-2022 Funding Cycle: 7. Attend and participate in agency site visits as scheduled. 8. Participate in annual review of year-end agency reports. Time Commitment: 9. Spend approximately 30 hours of time over a 4-month period (approx. 20 hours reviewing materials; approx. 10 hours participating in training and meetings). This time commitment is essential to fulfilling the role and...

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Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. to Host Ice Cream Social as part of National Community Health Center Week 2018

Posted by on August 9, 2018 | 0 comments

Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. to Host Ice Cream Social as part of National Community Health Center Week 2018

Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. to Host Ice Cream Social as part of National Community Health Center Week 2018 Neighborhood Health Clinics, Inc. will hold an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, August 15 to celebrate Patient Appreciation Day. The event is part of National Community Health Center Week, a national campaign during August 12th- 18th to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s Health Centers and the dedicated staff who bring health care to the center of their communities. Patient Appreciation Day will kick off at 11 a.m. at its main clinic located at 1717 South Calhoun Street and will end at 1 p.m. to then move to its sister clinic located at 3350 East Paulding Road and run from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. There will be giveaways and face painting for the kids and a chance to meet with healthcare vendors such as Care Source, Anthem, MDwise, and many more. State Representative of House District 81, Martin Carbaugh, and Chief Executive Officer of Indiana Primary Health Care Association, Phil Morphew, will also be in attendance at the main location on Calhoun Street. To learn more about National Health Center Week and the listing of events please visit: www.healthcenterweek.org You can also follow our Facebook page for more information. “Providing access to quality health services where everyone is cared for with compassion and...

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Northeast Indiana Launches Survey to Garner Regional Insight for Branding Initiative

Posted by on August 3, 2018 | Comments Off on Northeast Indiana Launches Survey to Garner Regional Insight for Branding Initiative

Northeast Indiana Launches Survey to Garner Regional Insight for Branding Initiative

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership recently announced a new project to develop a strategic brand for the 11-county region to target and attract new residents and talent and is seeking community input as part of the process. The ultimate goal is to create a unified vision and road map for long-term initiatives including an authentic brand, logo and tagline that resonates with skilled talent who want to call Northeast Indiana home. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership has collaborated with Development Counsellors International (DCI), a specialized place-marketing agency, and Northeast Indiana-based Britton Marketing & Design Group to develop this new brand and forward-looking marketing strategy. President and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership John Sampson explained in a release that Northeast Indiana’s vast opportunities and quality of life are often unfamiliar to or misperceived by both people outside the region and many current residents. In the global war for talent, he noted, the region must do more to attract business and talent. “A strong branding strategy will increase our region’s positive brand awareness. By leveraging our momentum, sense of regional identity and pride, the branding will encourage our own residents to act as ambassadors to promote Northeast Indiana. We believe that reaching talent and businesses outside of Indiana and showcasing the strength of our regional brand will increase the size and quality of the regional labor force. This will positively affect business attraction efforts and result in a skilled, more credentialed workforce and increased per capita personal income.” As part of the first research phase, Northeast Indiana will survey residents who work and live throughout the region to gauge perceptions, strengths and weaknesses of the region as a place to live and work. The survey will be conducted online, and all residents are encouraged to provide feedback that will be used to develop the ultimate brand strategy. If you are interested in participating, please click here to be directed to the survey, which will be conducted through Aug. 15. In the months following the initial research phase, DCI, Britton and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership will work closely together to develop a branding and marketing strategy for the region. The strategy will be completed in early 2019. To take the perception survey,...

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Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Posted by on August 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Tickets for Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III now on sale

Now is the time to get your tickets to Mixology: Battle of the Bartenders III! Show your support for Science Central at our annual 21+ fundraiser on Nov. 9! Enjoy an evening filled with great food, cocktails, entertainment, a silent auction, and of course, science! Step back in time and come dressed in your best Roaring 20s attire for this year’s Speakeasy theme! Now through Aug. 31, take advantage of the advance discount ticket price. Not only will guests get a discounted ticket price, they will also get one extra drink ticket per person! Discount tickets are: • Single Adult: $55 • Includes 3 drink tickets • Couple: $110 • Includes 6 drink tickets • Group (6 people): $300 • Includes 18 drink tickets Tables are not included with your tickets, so don’t forget to reserve yours when you buy your tickets! Tables prices are: • Seats up to 6: $100 • Seats up to 8: $150 Click here to purchase tickets and tables! Sponsorship opportunities for Mixology are still available. To guarantee full sponsorship benefits, please pledge support by Sept. 15. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us at development@sciencecentral.org or 260-424-2400 ext....

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Emerging Leaders Alliance expanding their membership

Posted by on May 8, 2018 | Comments Off on Emerging Leaders Alliance expanding their membership

Emerging Leaders Alliance expanding their membership

What is the Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA)? The ELA is a small group of emerging leaders making a big regional impact. With the mission to create opportunities for action, growth and regional pride, the ELA is full of visionary and proactive young professionals working together to advance northeast Indiana. What are the benefits of being a member? Have a voice – Established leaders recognize the unique perspective and input of young professionals as critical to the development of the region. The ELA serves as an advisory council to the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and has two votes on the Regional Opportunities Council. Vision 2030 involvement – Spearheaded by the Regional Partnership, Vision 2030 works to accomplish three regional goals by the year 2030:  Increase PCPI annually against the national average Increase the population to 1 million residents Increase post-secondary educational attainment to more than 60%      To move the needle on these goals, three committees were formed to focus and take action on business attraction, talent attraction and talent development initiatives. ELA members have the opportunity to serve on these committees alongside influential business and community leaders. Professional development – Primary focuses of the the group include personal and professional growth. The ELA understands building up the region also means building themselves up as leaders. For this reason, books clubs, Gallup strengths training and networking events are all on the agenda. How can you get involved? The ELA is currently accepting applications for diverse, eager and engaged young individuals. If you or someone you know would enjoy being a part of this vibrant and forward thinking group, check out the ELA webpage and send in your application. To keep updated on the ELA’s involvement, follow them on the facebook and...

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AIDS Walk 2018 – Be a Hero!

Posted by on April 6, 2018 | Comments Off on AIDS Walk 2018 – Be a Hero!

AIDS Walk 2018 – Be a Hero!

Why Walk? Saturday, May 5th marks the 22nd year of the Northeast Indiana AIDS Walk and is one of the Positive Resource Connection‘s biggest fundraisers each year bringing in over $40,000 annually to support their non-profit business. The mission of the Northeast Indiana Positive Resource Connection is to prevent new cases of HIV, AIDS, Hepatitis, and STDs and advance a compassionate and stigma-free community response. The organization reaches over 10,000 individuals every year through a variety of programs including free HIV and Hepatitis testing; HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, and STD education; and linkage to care. Clients of Positive Resource Connection receive HIV/AIDS support consisting of access to doctors, labs, and medications, encompassing complete wrap-around services to keep people and communities as healthy as possible! Calling All Superheroes! Put on your walking shoes and join the Positive Resource Connection at Parkview Field for our registration party followed by a quick walk around downtown Fort Wayne. The route is just over one mile – enough to get the heart pumping, but doesn’t leave you spent the rest of the day. Registration Party The fun starts before the walk with the registration party. Sign-in begins at 10am and guests arriving early can enjoy a variety of fun activities including… Affine Food Truck – breakfast available! Johnny TinCap from 10-11am AIDS Walk 2018 t-shirts for the first 200 participants Onsite superheroes from Summit City Cause-Players Professional caricaturist Balloon artists Costume contest for the best-dressed superheroes (kids and adults) 50/50 cash raffle – raffle tickets on sale now for a chance to win the grand prize of up to $1,000! Proclamation by Mayor Henry More prizes and giveaways The Details When: Saturday, May 5th; 10am-12pm Where: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne – Main Entrance Who: Everyone is welcome! (Per Parkview’s policy, please leave your pets at home.) RSVP on Facebook to stay up to date on all the details. Register now as an individual or team to start gathering donations from your friends, family and co-workers and receive your official AIDS Walk 2018 packet. Have questions? Call the Positive Resource Connection, (260) 744-1144, or send us an email,...

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38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

Posted by on March 1, 2018 | Comments Off on 38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

38th National Print Exhibition highlights contemporary approaches to traditional medium

Press release from Artlink Fort Wayne, IND. (Thursday, March 1, 2018) — For 38 years, Artlink Contemporary Gallery has showcased the best in contemporary printmedia from around the nation. The 38th National Print Exhibition, opening Friday, March 30th, will feature contemporary explorations of the traditional and historic processes of print. Although printing for most of us is often as immediate as Ctrl+P, the tradition of hand-pulled prints continues on today. This exhibition seeks to highlight this traditional, laborious, and oftentimes tedious, art form. The exhibition was juried by Liz Maugans, printmaker and arts advocate. “I often look for a-ha moments, trickery, mastery and magic when curating work for an exhibition or collection. I want people who see the work to experience that as well,” stated Maugans, when discussing her selections for the exhibition. This exhibition is sponsored by Lincoln Financial Group, with additional support from the Designer/Craftsman Guild. Image: Collect, Nicholas H. Ruth (Rochester, NY), monoprint and colored pencil   About the Juror, Liz Maugans Liz Maugans received her BFA in printmaking from Kent State University and her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art. As an advocate for artists and the visual arts, Maugans has served as a consultant for many organizations and art business start-ups. She is the co-founder of the Collective Arts Network, a quarterly journal and arts network that works to promote Northeast Ohio artists and organizations to a greater audience through a quarterly journal and collective events. Maugans’ work is included in the Progressive Art Collection, BF Goodrich (Charlotte, N.C.) and The Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, (Columbus, OH) collections. She received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Fellowship in 2000 and a 2005 Artist-in-Communities Grant. She was honored, along with her Zygote co-founder, the Martha Joseph Prize for Distinguished Service from the Cleveland Arts Prize in 2012. In 2013, she was awarded a $20,000 Creative Workforce Fellowship from Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. Maugans work can be found online at lizmaugans.com.   For more information on upcoming exhibitions, artists, or for an exhibition preview, please contact Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator at madison@artlink.com or call (260) 424-7195.   Exhibition Dates: March 30 – May 11, 2018 Opening Reception: Friday, March 30th from 5-8pm Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 12-7 pm, Sunday 12-4 pm...

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Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Posted by on February 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance presents the 23rd annual Doctor’s Day

Press release from Science Central   FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Doctor’s Day, presented by the Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance, is back at Science Central for a 23rd year! Doctor’s Day is Saturday, March 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission to Science Central is free from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. thanks in part to sponsorship from Lutheran Health Network, Parkview Health, and SYM Financial Advisors. This hands-on health fair gives kids a chance to explore the world of medicine and learn about health issues in a friendly environment. Visitors can talk with health professionals, watch exciting medical and wellness demonstrations, tour Parkview Samaritan and Lutheran Air medical helicopters (weather permitting), explore ambulances, and much more. Special appearances this year will include the Fort Wayne Mad Ant, Johnny from the Tin Caps, and Icy D. Eagle from the Komets! Save time at Admissions, and check in before March 3 on Science Central’s website! For more information about Doctor’s Day, visit www.sciencecentral.org, www.alliancefw.org, or call 260-424-2400. About Fort Wayne Medical Society Alliance: The FWMS Alliance, a 78-year-old charitable organization, endeavors to educate children in the science of medicine, while also providing information to help them and their families to be healthier. Working in conjunction with area health care professionals, the Alliance is proud to have developed Doctor’s Day into one of the longest- running health fairs in our area with record attendance of over 2,500 in recent years....

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Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day

Posted by on February 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day

Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day

Press release from Science Central   Science Central celebrates students at Science Fair Recognition Day FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Join Science Central as we honor student science projects from local schools! March 18 is Science Fair Recognition Day at Science Central. We invite students in grades K-8th who did not advance to the IPFW Regional Science Fair to recognize and commend them for their hard work. Each school can be represented by two projects. Students and no more than two chaperones get into Science Central for free on March 18 if registered by their school. As always, certified teachers also get in for free with a valid school ID. “This is an exciting opportunity for students to continue to show their wonderful research projects,” said Martin S. Fisher, Science Central’s Executive Director. “I’ve even had parents tell me they have more fun at the educational Science Central event than the competitive school event.” Admission for the general public on Science Fair Recognition Day is $9 for ages 3 and up, and free for Members. Schools must have their students’ projects registered by March 12 to get free admission. Check in on Science Fair Recognition Day is from noon to 1 p.m., and projects will be displayed until 3 p.m. Registration can be completed on Science Central’s website. For more information about, or to register for Science Fair Recognition Day, contact Elyse, School and Public Programs Manager, at efaulkner@sciencecentral.org or 260-424-2400 ext. 426....

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First Fridays: Experience Networking in a New Way

Posted by on January 30, 2018 | Comments Off on First Fridays: Experience Networking in a New Way

First Fridays: Experience Networking in a New Way

First Fridays is a place where people can network, learn and grow. When Jere Johnson moved to Fort Wayne from Chicago, he was looking for an uplifting and energetic community. Brothers Jere and Jim Johnson launched First Fridays to create a space where people could come together to learn more about our region and about each other. “We want to create a meeting forum where members can grow as individuals and where they can network and really primarily focus on Northeast Indiana,” Jim said, “because that’s where we are and we think there’s a lot of great things that go on here and a lot of great things that people maybe don’t even know about.” First Fridays is hosted at Indiana Wesleyan University on, you guessed it, the first Friday of each month. Different speakers are featured at each gathering to take on a variety of leadership topics like conflict, collaboration, entrepreneurship, etc. Each session, attendees will come away will a better understanding of leadership in Northeast Indiana. How it all started: Jim told Living Fort Wayne that the idea for First Fridays was inspired by the 2017 Global Leadership Summit (GLS). GLS is a leadership conference broadcast world-wide from Willow Creek Church in Chicago, which, much like First Fridays, invites a variety of speakers to discuss what effective leadership looks like. Their first conversation about bringing a regional leadership forum to life transpired on the second day of the GLS. They sat down over some “very expensive Coliseum hamburgers” and at the end of their discussion decided the goal for this programs was to,“have a purpose to come together that’s beyond networking, but networking happens within the context.” Once the idea came to head, the brothers were eager to move their plan into actions. Jim told Living Fort Wayne he and his brother covered his office with large Post-it notes, mapping out their vision for First Fridays. Recalling wisdom he learned from another influential leader, Author Tony Robbins, Jim said, “if you’ve got a great idea when you’re working on something don’t try to make it perfect, get out there and take massive action on it and you’ll see success.” Incidentally, the brothers only planned to host First Fridays for a season and evaluate the need to continue or adjust. “We’ve already had people saying, ‘well you’re going to do this again next year aren’t you?’” Now there is no stopping this momentum, the First Fridays team already has several speakers lined up for 2019 and are continuing to build upon their vision. Why you should go: The First Fridays team has successfully created an environment where talking to people is easy. “I’ll talk to anybody about anything, I’m not shy. Both my brother and I are like that…we’re very comfortable meeting people. There’s a lot of people maybe who hold back on wanting to go to a networking event because they just don’t know what to say. I don’t know what it is about this event, but you’ll talk to people you’ll meet people.” If networking is a scary word for you like it was for me, check out Jim’s blog on how to have an anxiety free and rewarding networking experience. Take it from a 22-year-old who attended First Fridays as an intern, this is a place...

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