First Fridays to start ZOOM meetings

First Fridays, a monthly leadership growth and networking event, will be online until further notice because of COVID-19, it was announced March 26.

Monthly meetings are held 8-9 a.m. the first Friday of the month. The next meeting will be at 8 a.m. April 3 on “Winds of Leadership … Whose Beneath Your Wings?” The speaker will be Michael Moffitt, special assistant to the president of Indiana Wesleyan University. Register on Eventbrite.

According to a meeting description by Moffitt, “In the intro for this session, I state that it takes a village to raise a child. Likewise it takes individuals to set a leader to flight. Looking at this picture of the Wright Brothers, I can’t help but wonder what impact the individuals who did not appear in this photo have on their lives that allowed them to dream big. Much like the Wright Brothers, there were certain individuals that impacted me in ways that changed the trajectory of my life in ways that I could not ever imagine.”

Participants’ video will be off and their mics will be muted for the presentation.

Go to and list the meeting ID as 899 582 008.

One-tap mobile is +13126266799,,899582008# US (Chicago) and +16465588656,,899582008# US (New York)

WEOC meeting

WEOC and SCORE of Northeast Indiana’s “Caffeinated Conversations — LIVESTREAM VIA ZOOM” will be held 8-9:30 a.m. April 8. Cost is $10. Register at

According to the meeting description, “Attendees will present their business to a panel of specialists (CPA’s, Attorney’s, Insurers, lenders, etc) and ask questions about building their businesses. This is a speed networking format, so all attendees will learn from hearing other business builder question and answers.”

Women’s Economic Opportunity Center’s (WEOC) office at Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, 3201 Stellhorn Road, Fort Wayne, is currently closed.

Greater Fort Wayne staff

Starting on April 6, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. staff members will be available via Zoom for online “office hours.” Here’s the weekly rotation (sessions are scheduled for 3-4 p.m. daily):

Mondays: John Urbahns, president and CEO

Tuesdays: Susan Wesner, CFO

Wednesdays: Ellen Cutter, VP of economic development

Thursdays: Brenda Gerber Vincent, VP of community and corporate impact

Feel free to drop in to say hello or ask a question. Log into all sessions using this link:

Also, staff is available to assist via phone and email. If you’re not sure where to start, email or call 260-420-6945.

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