Meet Tulip Tree Healing Arts Collective, operating at the intersection of creativity and wellness

“From what I see, there is not another business like this in Fort Wayne,” she says. “If you go to Chicago, LA, Denver, or Portland, they have businesses similar to mine. I believe Fort Wayne is on the rise, and the city deserves and needs a space like this for kids who are growing up here; I feel like I needed this space as a teenager growing up in Fort Wayne.”

Feature Story Members of the Wabash River Run Club prepare for a run.

Runners share what racing locally means to them as Wabash Run the River returns

“To know what Wabash is now on the radar of both seasoned competitive runners and beginners alike, from all over the Midwest, is quite exciting."

Partner Content The Honeywell Arts Academy welcomes talented musical artists to immerse themselves in an experiential learning program like no other, comprised of group performances, entrepreneurial development fine-tuning, and more.

Honeywell Arts Academy: Nurturing creativity and inspiring the next generation of artists

“We really focus on how we can further support their careers. We've had a number of fellowship scholars return to perform on concert series here at Honeywell or even at donor events in other communities.”

Feature Story Every Saturday over the summer you can find the Fort Wayne Famers Market at Dynamo Alley.

#PlacesofNEI: Find the Fort Wayne's Farmers Market at Dynamo Alley

For local produce and artisan goods, visit Dynamo Alley at Electric Works, where Fort Wayne's Farmers Market now pops up every Saturday in the summer.

News People gather to watch live music on a Williams Woodland Park front porch.

The power of a front porch: Neighbors come together for Porchfest in Williams Woodland Park

On Saturday, the residents of Williams Woodland Park are hosting Porchfest, where live music and art will be on display on their front porches. 

Feature Story Sauntel Bennett-Totten, owner of Q'Niqque Wedding Coordinator and Event Planning.

Two businesses, one entrepreneur: Q&A with Sauntel Bennett Totten, event planner and cleaner

I hear so many people talk about businesses but it’s just that talk. No matter how many clients I have gained so far, I'm already successful because I have already started.”

Feature Story Members of the Mayor's Age-Friendly Council discuss issues during their meeting at Citizen's Square.

What is social isolation and how is it impacting Fort Wayne residents?

“One of the things that we have heard repeatedly when doing focus groups with clients is that they really want to interact with people who are their peers. That's really something that is missing for them. They want to talk to people who remember the things that they remember– that is one thing that we're still trying to tackle.”

News Tammy Allen from NIIC introduces the NIIC business coaches at a press conference at Electric Works.

Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Electric Works announce new partnership

The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center and Electric Works recently announced a new partnership, bringing entrepreneurial services to the mixed-used campus on Broadway.

Feature Story Designed by artists Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee with RE:site Studio, the monument commemorates the June 5, 1963 visit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Fort Wayne.

#PlacesofNEI: Pillars of Hope and Justice, a new public art monument to be unveiled

On June 5, the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission will unveil Pillars of Hope and Justice, a public art monument in Downtown Fort Wayne designed by Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee.

Feature Story From left: Colin Fassold, Registered Nurse, Jayce Colclasure, Student Nurse Apprentice and Bryn Benzing, Student Nurse Assistant, work together at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

Parkview’s student nurse program doubled in size this year. Here’s why it’s so popular.

“This program has taught me that if I want to be a nurse anywhere, it’s at Parkview.”

Feature Story Artist Peter Lupkin in his studio.

What would an arts district mean for Fort Wayne artists?

Downtown Fort Wayne resident and virtuoso Peter Lupkin shares his vision for bolstering this niche as the city looks to what’s next.

Feature Story Customers pick up their order from JB's "Cuisine Machine."

Why are food trucks so popular? Culinary entrepreneurs in Wabash weigh in

“We've found that in our area, having food trucks or mobile bars, actually increases tourism and attracts people here. which also increases foot traffic for other restaurants, businesses, and shops in the area.”

Feature Story Rough Draft Taproom & Coffee is now open at 1833 N. Wells Street in FortWayne.

#PlacesofNEI: Rough Draft Taproom & Coffee opens on North Wells Street

Find an incredible food selection, specialty coffees and delicious beer on tap at Rough Draft Taproom & Coffee.

News Eco Fest at Headwaters Park

Eco Fest: Bringing sustainability education and awareness to the Fort

Visit Eco Fest at Headwaters Park on Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. to celebrate and learn about sustainability.

Partner Content Citizen Robotics, a nonprofit that makes 3D-printed housing.

How can Fort Wayne address the need for housing?

“From an economic development perspective, if you’re growing jobs and attracting people, your housing market needs to be growing as well. Housing is a key component of our economic growth.”

Feature Story Rohli Booker with Aza Image Beauty & Brow Studio does a brow wax and fill eyebrow service for Toya T. in her studio.

This local entrepreneur is helping people tap into the power of natural beauty

“You know, the spaces that you go into and the way you present yourself influences your interactions with other people. It influences how you feel about yourself and how you project those feelings and how people interact with you.”

Feature Story The Downtown Spa is one retailer participating in Downtown Fort Wayne's Mother's Day Weekend.

#PlacesofNEI: Celebrate Mother's Day Weekend Downtown with local boutiques & restaurants

Enjoy shopping among 48 retailers within the 99-block District or dine at one of over 50 food and beverage establishments throughout Downtown Fort Wayne to celebrate Mother's Day.

Feature Story 1927SC Team Captain Jose Rodriguez.

Meet 1927SC: The team with a goal to create a bigger soccer community in Fort Wayne

“It’s proof that it can happen in your own town and hopefully inspire kids at a young age."

Feature Story A family explores the sensory cards givens out by the Fort Wayne Ballet.

How sensory-friendly events are bringing more inclusive experiences to Fort Wayne

Programming developed by Riverfront Fort Wayne and the Fort Wayne Ballet fosters accessibility and community connection in a sensory-friendly environment.

Feature Story Visitors enjoy the live butterfly exhibit at Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory.

#PlacesofNEI: Butterflies return to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory

The Color in Motion Live Butterfly Exhibit is now open at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory until June 25.

Feature Story A Community Doula Collective meeting.

Connecting families to resources: Q&A with Community Doula Collective Director Kellie Bailey

"We are striving to improve maternity experiences and outcomes and we believe that quality resources and support are a major part of that."

Feature Story Markle Exit 286 Antique Mall, 250 E. South St., Markle, IN 46770.

Seven vintage stores to visit in Northeast Indiana

Whether you’re looking for a childhood toy that brings back memories or an unusual decor piece for your home, Northeast Indiana is home to many stores full of unique, vintage finds.

Partner Content The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

It takes a village: How the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile makes healthcare more accessible to children

“There are a lot of scenarios that contribute to kids falling through the cracks with healthcare. Maybe a parent who carried the insurance lost their job and they’re in a window where they don’t have coverage. Or they just got here and they’re getting their footing.”

Feature Story Fort Wayne Media Collaborative Housing by the Numbers

Fort Wayne homeownership by the numbers

Many Hoosiers aim to invest in a home of their own. However, affordability is a concern, especially in the current environment of high prices and rising interest rates.

Feature Story Bo Gonzalaz, owner of Bravas, serving a Dave's Not Here, Man Burger at the new restaurant on Fairfield Avenue.

#PlacesofNEI: Bravas is back with a new location on Fairfield Avenue

The popular Fort Wayne eatery returns to Fairfield Avenue with a new menu and space.

Feature Story Adia Lewis, Founder and Owner of ALL Business Management Consulting, works from her home in Fort Wayne.

Meet Adia Lewis, a business consultant helping entrepreneurs launch and grow ventures

“As a call center expert, I spend a lot of time helping bigger businesses manage customer service, and that’s prepared me to help other people do the same thing with their own small businesses.”

Feature Story Lupke Gallery exhibit of Linocuts by Ramiro Rodriguez, an artist from South Bend.

This Northeast Indiana small town is hosting big city art exhibitions

“You don’t have to drive as far as Chicago to see exceptional artists who might become your new favorites.”

Feature Story Kheprw, the Community Land Trust in Indianapolis.

Could we create a community land trust in Fort Wayne?

“The generational wealth that homeownership can bring to future generations is more than just the dollars and cents that somebody could get from that real estate transaction. The wealth really comes from the stability of having a home, of not needing to go through the rent increases year after year.”

Feature Story Finders Keepers is located at 2608 S. Calhoun.

#PlacesofNEI: Finders Keepers, a hidden gem on South Calhoun for retro and modern items

Considered one of Fort Wayne's best-kept secrets, Finders Keeps is a temporary home for furniture that might otherwise go undiscovered.

Feature Story Parkview Field employees prepare the ballpark for opening day.

#PlacesofNEI: Parkview Field opens for the season

The Tincaps return to Downtown Fort Wayne for the 2023 season.

News A poster for Sassy Sunday's Lopin' Along fundrasier.

The Sassy Vegan hosts event to support Lopin' Along at the Farm Micro Sanctuary

On April 16, The Sassy Vegan invites everyone to come meet Jack the Goat from Lopin' Along the Farm Micro Sanctuary at the monthly markers market, Sassy Sundays.

Feature Story Parkview Field

“It’s more than baseball”: How Parkview Field has shaped Downtown Fort Wayne

Since 2009, Parkview Field has served as an example of the growth and improvements Fort Wayne is capable of.

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