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Feature Story The Holiday Inn Purdue - Fort Wayne is a local franchise hurting during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Batten down the hatches’: How hotels are weathering the COVID-19 storm

Fort Wayne's hospitality industry has been hit hard by COVID-19. Here's how some hotels are responding.

Feature Story Opening Day for the TinCaps's 2020 season is still to be determined.

Is it even spring in Fort Wayne without TinCaps games?

The first TinCaps home game of the season was supposed to be April 13. Here’s what’s happening now.


Feature Story More Human TV by Lofthouse Creative Co. captures the human side of local culture in mini-docs.

Watch what’s happening in Fort Wayne during COVID-19 with More Human TV

A new series of mini-docs gives residents a glimpse into history in the making as local businesses and organizations respond to the pandemic.


Special Report The RDA divided $42 million in funding among 28 regional projects, with at least one project in each of the region's 11 counties.

Then & Now: How are catalytic projects transforming Northeast Indiana's communities?

Meet four projects making a difference in their cities—and advancing the region, as a whole.

News Yvonne Johnson of NingNing Apparel wears one of her creations.

Diversifying Fort Wayne's fashion design scene: Meet the entrepreneur behind NingNing Apparel

Immigrant-turned-entrepreneur Yvonne Johnson brings designs to life through her fashion business NingNing Apparel.

Feature Story In the United States, there are only approximately 310,000 laboratory professionals employed compared to 2.89 million nurses and 1.2 million doctors.

Blog: COVID-19 testing supplies aren't the only shortage; we also need more testing professionals

A powerful message from a Medical Laboratory Scientist at Parkview Health is going viral on Facebook.

Feature Story The needs of our community are great, but the power of giving back is greater.

Blog: How you can support Fort Wayne’s nonprofits during (and after) COVID-19

“Let’s take this time of fear and uncertainty and turn it into an opportunity to do more good on a regular basis.”


Feature Story Promenade Park

#PlacesofNEI: Promenade Park, where the city meets nature in downtown Fort Wayne

"Promenade Park remains open, and we look forward to the day when we can all enjoy it in its full glory as we did during the summer of 2019."

Feature Story Jessa Campbell shares insights on things to do as Visit Fort Wayne's Marketing and Communications Manager.

24 hours in Fort Wayne with Jessa Campbell (Stay home edition!)

Just because you're stuck at home doesn't mean you can't experience Fort Wayne. 

Feature Story Three Rivers Distilling Co. is racing against the clock to produce as much hand sanitizer as they can for groups, like the Fort Wayne Police Department.

This Northeast Indiana distillery is fighting COVID-19 with hand sanitizer—and they need your help

Three Rivers Distilling Company is working around the clock, distilling high proof alcohol and hope in the community.

Feature Story Derek Berkes owns Waiter on the Way in downtown Fort Wayne.

Now hiring? Collaboration during COVID-19 is boosting business downtown and creating jobs

How the Downtown Improvement District and Waiter on the Way are teaming up to serve restaurants, jobseekers, and foodies alike.

News Wellspring's food pantry is offering curbside service for food donations during COVID-19.

COVID-19 is calling attention to food insecurity in Fort Wayne—and inspiring solutions

Food insecurity has been an issue for a long time. Now, we're really seeing it.

News The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing many Northeast Indiana employees to work remote.

Working from home: How three Fort Wayne companies are adapting to the 'COVID-19 normal'

Three managers weigh in on the benefits and challenges of working remotely.

Feature Story Travel writer Trisha Brand of Indianapolis tours downtown Fort Wayne's Promenade Park with her family.

Q&A with Visit Fort Wayne: How is COVID-19 hitting the hospitality industry?

Fort Wayne’s hospitality industry is a huge source of revenue for the city. But COVID-19 is keeping visitors at bay.


News Water Street Mercantile is a pop-up, de-facto grocery store inside the Don Hall's Gas House at 305 E. Superior St.

There's a new food market in downtown Fort Wayne during COVID-19: Meet Water Street Mercantile

This Hall's restaurant-turned-pop-up-grocery store is helping consumers access food and saving the restaurant's staff and waste.

Feature Story Pet Wants Fort Wayne is an online and event-based business.

Blog: How is COVID-19 impacting your business? Pet Wants Fort Wayne shares their story

"There are two encouraging effects of COVID-19 I’m noticing that I would like to see continue after this pandemic is over."

Feature Story Shalonda "Pinky" Saunders owns Sew Pinky on South Calhoun Street.

‘This is it’: A small business owner’s grand opening amidst the COVID-19 shutdown

There's a new shop on South Calhoun Street, and since you can’t visit yet, you should know its story.


Feature Story Takeout orders await pickup at Hop River Brewing Company before they closed this week due to COVID-19.

What's happening in Fort Wayne's food scene during COVID-19? Ask 2GoFW

As Fort Wayne's restaurants went carry-out only with COVID-19, a powerful local movement emerged on Facebook.


News A window display by Sassie Cakes at 1014 Broadway.

Weathering the COVID-19 storm: What's next for Northeast Indiana's small business community?

Local impact investing expert Kristin Giant weighs in on how the public can support small businesses during and after COVID-19. 

Feature Story Lauren Wong looks out her window in Chicago after her college closed for COVID-19.

A college senior's reflections on COVID-19: 'The unknown has been thrown at us faster than ever'

"One day I’m picking out my graduation outfit; the next, I’m stuck in an endless cycle of refreshing the news."

Feature Story Fort Wayne Bar Aid is a livestream concert movement to support local venues and their staff.

Missing live music? Check out Fort Wayne Bar Aid concerts to support local venues and staff

Catch livestream concerts by Fort Wayne musicians during COVID-19, and give back to local bars and venues at the same time.


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