Build Your Career HERE – Learning New Skills
Mar02

Build Your Career HERE – Learning New Skills

Part of securing yourself in a job is having the skills to go all the way. Yes, you need to know the essential functions of a job before you sign on the dotted line, but if you really want to succeed, you should also know how to communicate, how to be a leader, and how to fail gracefully. Depending on your comfort zone and your age, there are a variety of different ways for you to go out and find a little leadership coaching. Age has been on my side, and I have been afforded the opportunity to be a part of the Emerging Leaders Alliance through the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership. This group’s mission is to develop a community of future leaders in Northeast Indiana and create opportunities for action, growth, and regional pride. We do this through working on Vision 2030 committees, hosting social and professional development events, working on strengths training, connecting with our community leaders with professional development book clubs, and of course, supporting our entire region however we can. Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) similarly affords this to me. While it is meant for a larger audience and a broader age range, it has different focus areas and many leadership roles for those who are interested. The opportunities to be vice chair of Living Fort Wayne (part of YLNI) and secretary of the ELA were only because I stepped out of my comfort zone and went out and looked to make myself and my community better. Luckily, many people were there to hold my hand, figuratively. Not everyone is in their 30s and able to dance between the kids and the adults. Some of us have more to lose and need to get the skills and networking now. I went back to the same experts I talked to last week and asked them about where you need to go in order to go far.   What are the best networking groups in the area? I will tell you this now because three people said it, but First Fridays is the place to be. According to Karl LaPan of the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center(NIIC), Theresa Steele of Steele Business Coaching and Jim Johnson of 3 Rivers (also one of the founders), it is the best networking experience in town. According to Karl LaPan, “it is more than a networking group, it is also solid leadership development, so First Fridays is exceptional. This monthly meeting is a high return on investment. On one of my visits, I had five meetings and lunches as a result of attending and participating in the monthly event. The content and...

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LFW Weekly Fun File
Aug11

LFW Weekly Fun File

Looking for fun things to do in Fort Wayne? Look no further! LFW compiles a list of ongoings and events that we’re excited about every week! This is by no means an exhaustive list, and if you don’t quite see what you’re looking for, check out our events calendar. If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekly Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com or you can go ahead and submit your event to our calendar! Click on the event for more information about times, locations, cost, etc. GNO: Junk Ditch Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 p.m. Girls Night Out at Junk Ditch Brewing Company! Have some great food, drinks and make some friends! The Global Leadership Summit Thursday and Friday, August 11 and 12 The Global Leadership Summit is an amazing event giving people the opportunity for personal growth in their work, play, or personal lives. Invest in yourself and check it out. LET’S Showcase!, Let’s Comedy! Open House – Open Mic – Writer’s Room Hokey Pokey, and Let’s Comedy! Presents: Dave Waite Live in the Tiger Room. Friday, August 12 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, August 14 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, August 14 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Let’s Comedy is always full of awesome events! This weekend is jam packed with fun … from local showcases and open mics to Dave Waite, Let’s Comedy has it all! Bands on the Banks Saturday, August 13 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bringing people together to celebrate all the wonderful things in Fort Wayne! There will be great music, food trucks and drinks. Bring chairs, hammocks, whatever … and try biking or kayaking to the event! Jurassic Quest Saturday and Sunday, August 13 and 14 Dinosaurs. Giant, realistic dinosaurs. USF Downtown Open House Tuesday, August 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tour the newest (awesome) addition to the USF campus … the downtown renovation! As always with anything awesome happening in the Fort, there will be music and food trucks while you explore the new building. Jeff Dunham, “Perfectly Unbalanced” Wednesday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m. Don’t Forget: Recurring events, such as the YLNI Farmer’s Market, Summer Nights at the Embassy, Friday Nights Live, and Rock the Plaza are all still happening this summer! For a complete list of events (including the weekly fun) check out our calendar! Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Get out and have some fun this weekend! We can’t wait to see you around our city!...

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The City of Church Conventions
Aug01

The City of Church Conventions

  With Fort Wayne’s well-known status as the ‘City of Churches’, many religious events take place in the Summit City.  Washington Times named Fort Wayne the ‘City of Church Conventions’. A Few Major Fall Events: 1.  August 14 – 15 will be the Global Leadership Summit hosted at the Embassy Theatre brought to you by Blackhawk Ministries. The Global Leadership Summit attracts many Christian leaders focusing on Christ-centered leadership.  This event is experienced by over 170,000 leaders throughout the world representing 14,000 churches and translated in 45 languages. “WCA’s passion is to help leaders worldwide—men and women—realize God’s vision for their lives, churches and communities. We share ideas and build partnerships. Through The Global Leadership  Summit (TGLS), Partners, and WCA Membership we deliver vision and inspiration to resourced regions; and we bring training and opportunity to under-resourced areas.” 2.  Enjoying Union with God Weekend is September 26th – 28th and is free of charge. Speakers are:  Ordained ministers Andre and Mary-Ann Rabe, teacher and leader Steve Hill and founder of the Fire House Projects, Matt Spinks.  ‘There is a revelation of God’s pure and unconditional Grace that is being revealed once again to humanity!  We want to invite you to a weekend of immersion and experience of this Grace, found in Jesus Christ!’ 3.  On September 13, 2014 the City of Churches will be the site for Beth Moor’s ‘Living Proof Live’ presented by the largest Christian supplier of books and resources, LifeWay. Beth Moore is an author and teacher.  She lives in Houston, Texas where she leads her adult bible study and attends church where her son-in-law serves as the Pastor.  She believed early on that God was calling her to lead.  With her story-telling ability, she has written many books, Bible studies and devotionals. During this non-denominational event, Beth Moore will focus on women living and loving Christian lives.  Travis Cotrell, musician and song-writer, will lead the worship service during the event on September 13 from 9:30am – 4:15pm at the War Memorial Coliseum. 4.  The Salvation Army Ministry will be hosting its 6th annual charity ball and auction titled ‘Return to Neverland Charity’ on October 4, 2014. To help local families in need, The Salvation Army Ministry is hosting this event at its location on 2901 N. Clinton at 7pm.  They are now accepting donations and event sponsorships.   Also, swag bags will be given to the first 50 people who purchase tickets.   With fall almost here, school starting, holidays approaching, and then the long dreary winter months shortly thereafter, being spiritually renewed can be quite a benefit. Be sure to take advantage of one of these great...

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