AUBURN — Chris Straw set out to build an attractive “front door” for downtown Auburn.
ANGOLA — For 32 years, Anne Crankshaw Turner and Grover Marwood “Woody” Turner operated Core Promotional Products in Angola, but now the legacy has been passed on to a new owner.
CROOKED LAKE — Steuben County officials are hoping to increase traffic — and revenue — at the Steuben County Event Center in the Steuben County Park.
Diversity and inclusion feel like soft issues in many ways. But here’s one very concrete way it can affect your bottom line: fines and lawsuits. You probably already know the basics of employment law, but here are some particular issues you should be aware of when hiring for diversity.
Jennifer Henricks has taken a long road to end up back home again. The Fort Wayne native, who opened Fort Wayne’s first Nothing Bundt Cakes, now operates her own bakery on the same land she grew up on.
It may seem odd for a hospital administrator to say the organization is looking for ways to keep people at home when they’re sick or hurt.
Most of us are familiar with diversity as it relates to race and gender, but, it also extends to age, medical conditions, religion, language, sexual preference, socio-economic class and much more.
A diverse workplace should reflect the community it serves in regards to age, gender, ethnic groups, religions and other factors. Paying attention to diversity when you hire new employees or create a new team can bring big benefits to your company.
More good news has been made for the region with Grow Wabash County’s announcement that its “Growth Starts Here” capital campaign has successfully reached its $1 million goal.
MUNCIE — Despite fears that immigrants drive down wages and hinder Indiana’s economy, these newcomers should have a positive impact on the state — particularly in rural areas — for the foreseeable future, according to a new report from Ball State University.
Allen County got a sweet gift from the federal government, it was announced Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day: millions of dollars for bridge replacements for Fort Wayne and other areas.
Northeast Indiana colleges and universities say higher education remains a great investment despite what everyone is going to hear this year about the financial burden that student loan debt can present.
HUNTERTOWN — Dawn Merriman’s Huntertown pig farm is quiet, peaceful — tucked away just on the edge of the Allen-DeKalb county line. “Nothing exciting ever happens” there, but in her imagination it’s anything but a cozy home.
Calling it “perhaps the worst kept secret in state history,” Dan Starr, CEO of Do it Best Corp., confirmed Feb. 13 that the company will be the anchor tenant at Electric Works.
Interra Credit Union, its staff and members raised more than $45,000 to a variety of agencies across a six-county area during the 26th annual Hometown Giving holiday service project. A record-setting year, it represents a $1,000-plus increase over 2018, according to an announcement from Gosh…
ALBION — Albion Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 2019 successes and looked forward to achievements coming in 2020 at its annual dinner, held Jan. 30 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.
When a long-serving restaurant in a small town closes for good, it leaves a hole in the community. That’s what happened in 2017 when the Grabill Inn closed after decades of service. The Woodhouse Restaurant, which recently opened in its place, seeks to fill that void while offering new choices.
Anna Burnside’s business card reads “haircut and conversation.” She’s the owner of Anna’s Barber Shop at 617 Broadway in New Haven. Anna’s opened for business in the former location of Brian’s Barbershop last November.
Mayor Tom Henry didn’t just say the state of the city is strong at his annual State of the City address Feb. 12. He said the state of the city is as strong as it’s ever been.
ANGOLA — Steuben County Economic Development Corp. Executive Director Isaac Lee gave the Angola Common Council an update Feb. 3 on how 2019 came out from an economic development standpoint.
Fort Wayne business leader Debra Niezer will be honored at Tapestry on April 24 as the recipient of the 2020 Linda L. Ruffolo Dedication Award.
More than 80 big trucks went out of their way Feb. 1, to salute one of their own. The truckers drove past the home of Daryl Kauffman, who is seriously ill with a tumor and in hospice care. Kauffman is the co-owner of D Bar D Trucking and Crossroad Tours, with his twin brother, Dale. The conv…
The Allen County-Fort Wayne Capital Improvement Board unanimously approved an extension for Electric Works to finalize funding, a day after news leaked of who the anchor tenant will be.
It took seven amendments, but on Feb. 11 Fort Wayne City Council finally passed a new ordinance that will hopefully reduce the number of owner-occupied homes where prohibited conduct occurs.
The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) voted Feb. 11 to give Regional Cities Initiative funding for these projects in northeast Indiana:
Fort Wayne’s Redevelopment Commission gave the required approval to several elements of two large downtown projects at its meeting Feb. 10.
The board of directors of the Literacy Alliance has named Melinda Haines as the new chief executive officer of the nonprofit organization.
The Indiana Region of the American Red Cross announced Feb. 10 the departure of the Northeast Indiana Chapter Executive Director Katherine Mac Aulay, who will be retiring from her role Feb. 21. Mac Aulay served the Red Cross for 40 years, providing guidance and service to northeast Indiana s…
Elkhart-based Thor Industries, Inc. plans to invest up to $10 million this year to prepare a newly renovated facility it owns in Bristol for the production of European-style recreational vehicles.
Improved performance across all of its geographic regions and most of its businesses contributed to a 1% sales increase for Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc. last year as its earnings per share grew faster than revenue.
Kroger Health announced recently a new service aimed at helping tobacco users in Idaho and Indiana to successfully quit for good. As of Feb. 3, pharmacists across Idaho and Indiana in Kroger, Fred Meyer and Smith’s locations will prescribe and supply tobacco cessation products to be used in …
A lower loan loss provision with increases of 19% in net interest income and 25% in noninterest income contributed to 25% earnings growth last year for Horizon Bancorp.
According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, accounting for one in every seven deaths. Those who understand the facts about heart health, however, can reduce their risk for developing heart disease and learn how to live healthy.
A northwest Ohio company best known for its Dum Dums lollipops is about to find out whether a year’s absence made hearts grow fonder for the pastel-colored, heart-shaped candies it makes with friendly messages stamped on them.
ANGOLA — Fort Wayne Mad Ants President Tim Bawmann will talk about his experiences as part of several professional sports organizations as Trine University starts the Trine Center for Sports Studies on Feb. 20.