03.18.24

Business Spotlight: The Lab

Entrepreneurship has been described as a great equalizer, creating opportunities for a wide range of people a variety of communities. As part of our Entrepreneurship for All initiative, we asked small business owners to share their stories of starting a business in rural communities. One of those owners was Lyle Schrock, owner of The Lab […]

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03.11.24

Business Spotlight: Ice King Indiana

Entrepreneurship has been described as a great equalizer, creating opportunities for a wide range of people from a variety of communities. As part of our Entrepreneurship for All initiative, we asked three small business owners to share their stories of starting a business in rural communities. One of those owners was Preston Kaehr, owner of […]

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02.29.24

Celebrating Black Business Owners

In honor of Black History Month, we at the NIIC want to highlight and celebrate two women who are running their own businesses here in Fort Wayne. Thanks in part to business coaching they received at the NIIC, these women are realizing their dreams of become small business owners. We recently sat down with owners […]

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02.29.24

NIIC and Fort Wayne Urban League Propel Black Business Owners to Success

Relationships and resources are essential for budding entrepreneurs need as they build their businesses, and that’s just what a recent partnership between the NIIC and the Fort Wayne Urban League provided to underserved members of our community. Thanks to the Community Navigator Pilot Program, we were able to partner with the Fort Wayne Urban League […]

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01.15.24

Buy a Business, Save a Town

Over the next five years, the anticipated retirement of Boomer business owners will have significant impact on small-town economies in Northeast Indiana.  Many Boomer-owned businesses may close as owners retire, especially if there are no successors or buyers. This can lead to a loss of economic activity, jobs, and services within the community. Small businesses […]

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