Fort Wayne’s Entrepreneurial Roots Run Deep

Fort Wayne has a rich history when it comes to entrepreneurship. Many inventors and business people called Fort Wayne home over the past 125 years. Here’s a look at a few, in chronological order: Not long after the Civil War, brothers Joseph and Cornelius Hoagland owned and operated a small pharmacy on the corner of […]

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Area Business Leaders Reflect on Whom They Most Admire

I wanted to share my comments captured in the News-Sentinel on President’s Day. Two other individuals were interviewed as well, but below are my comments. By: Nate Bickel nbickel@news-sentinel.com Monday, February 15, 2016 7:59 AM Today is Presidents Day. The position of president of the United States is one of incredible responsibility. The office has […]

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Allied Payment Shares Secrets of Success

Today, I attended the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center’s E3 (Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Enrichment) meeting, where I learned Ralph Marcuccilli’s secrets to venture fundraising success. Over the last five years, Ralph has raised nearly $5 Million dollars to build his company – Allied Payment. Allied Payment offers online bill payment service to financial institutions including banks and […]


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