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Feature Story Renata Robinson wants to empower creatives to impact Fort Wayne's community.

How can Fort Wayne’s creative class help transform the city? Renata Robinson has a few ideas

A creative herself, Robinson at Greater Fort Wayne Inc. wants the creative class to impact the city's evolution.

Special Report East Allen Charts

SPECIAL REPORT: Fort Wayne isn’t the only place seeing progress: East Allen County is on the rise

“We’re going to see a lot more under construction in 2020.”

News Dave Thomas, left, the owner of Health Hut poses with sales associate, Elizabeth Moreno.

For the health of it: Meet the South Side's newest business

The striking "pyramid" building in the '07 is getting new life as a health-focused retail store. 

Feature Story Matt Kelley

CreativeMornings: Matt Kelley, the power of working with people you trust

Matt talks about the power of working with people you can trust and how to build off the energy and momentum of change.

Feature Story Expatriates Andy Welfle, Dawn Kennedy, Eric Stine, and Zach Klein tell all.

How can Fort Wayne retain talent? Four ex-residents fill us in on their careers—and their advice

Expatriates Andy Welfle, Dawn Kennedy, Eric Stine, and Zach Klein tell us what they're up to and what Fort Wayne needs to retain talent.

Feature Story The ancient city of Pompeii had many of the same concepts we're implementing in cities today.

Blog: The evolution happening in Fort Wayne isn't a 'millennial' trend—just ask ancient Pompeii

Concepts like pedestrian-only zones and neighborhood grocery stores aren’t new. Actually, they’re ancient history.

Feature Story Jonathan Morales owns Jonathan Morales: Allstate Insurance at 3714 South Calhoun St.

Feeling the difference in Fort Wayne: A Latino business owner shares his journey

Business owner Jonathan Morales shares how Fort Wayne is growing to support minority entrepreneurs like himself.

News A new mural in Fort Wayne is fostering a sense of pride while creating a sense of place. 

Where is your happy place? A new Fort Wayne mural shares local stories—one photo at a time

The newest addition to Fort Wayne's mural landscape features 200 photo submissions from local residents.

Feature Story 212 by Artlink was designed to decentralize talent from the nation's creative meccas.

How do you help artists everywhere access resources? Decentralize talent from the creative meccas

This locally launched program is providing greater access to the arts in Fort Wayne and beyond.

Feature Story In 2018, Associated Churches gave 1.2 million pounds of food through its Neighborhood Food Network.

Blog: Looking for a smart way to ‘give back’ this holiday season? Check out the Greater Good

Studies show that most people who are giving back are doing it without much information on hand. Here's a way to change that.

Feature Story Cait McEntee used to work at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World.

Is northeast Indiana even better than Disney World? This former cast member says 'yes'

Cait McEntee shares her journey, going from Walt Disney World cast member to Fort Wayne resident.

Feature Story Kyle People of NEI children family services

#PeopleofNEI: Kyle, connecting community members to invest in the next generation

"My role in this city is to connect with other community members. It’s all about relationships."

Feature Story Javier Mondragon is the Founder and CEO of Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries and Pastor of Many Nations Church.

Video: How can we build better communities? Take it from this Southeast Fort Wayne nonprofit

Bridge of Grace Compassionate Ministries demonstrates what asset-based, people-first development looks like in action.

Feature Story Justin and Cassondra Lim of Fort Wayne are traveling the U.S. by van.

Want to travel the country in a van? This Fort Wayne couple is, and here's what they're learning

Many people talk about packing up their possessions and exploring the country in a van. Justin and Cassondra Lim of Fort Wayne are making it happen.

News Rudy’s Shop is the catalyst behind what hopes to become Brackenridge Village.

Meet Brackenridge Village: A new cultural district developing downtown near Parkview Field

A team of investors envisions Brackenridge Village as a destination for retail and dining options. 

News JK O'Donnell's has earned a reputation for being cozy and welcoming.

The 'benevolent landlords': How an Irish pub launched downtown Fort Wayne's food scene

Melissa and Scott Glaze took a chance on downtown Fort Wayne before it was cool. Future investors can learn from their story.

Feature Story Travel writer Trisha Brand of Indianapolis says she can "feel" the progress in Fort Wayne since the last time she visited.

Blog: How does Fort Wayne break into national publications like USA Today? Ask Visit Fort Wayne

National press doesn’t happen by accident. I went on a travel writers tour with Visit Fort Wayne to see the process firsthand.

Feature Story The Friendly Fox

Introducing #PlacesofNEI: The Friendly Fox

"The Friendly Fox is a staple of the 46807 zip code in the south side of Fort Wayne."

News The Porch Off Calhoun comes alive at night.

How alleys are becoming Fort Wayne's hottest hangout spots

City leaders are embracing active alleyways with the Porch Off Calhoun—and potentially a second project in the works.

Feature Story Bizzy Beez raises their own beehives and sells the honey for profit.

Meet three teen businesses in northeast Indiana taking on challenges here and beyond

From conserving nature to supporting small business owners, teen entrepreneurs in Fort Wayne are setting their sights high.

News Clint and Sheree Crowe of Sweetwater Urban Farms.

Planting roots: How an urban farm at Electric Works plans to address Fort Wayne's health disparities

Georgia-based Sweetwater Urban Farms is coming to Fort Wayne with plans to foster deeper connections in the local food system. 

News Portee hopes his AbsorbALL project will be a change agent.

AbsorbALL: This Fort Wayne project is turning basketball courts into art for stronger communities

Andre Portee believes community change can start on the basketball courts in local parks.

Feature Story Matt mcClure Bruce Linker Artlink

Creating a platform for grassroots artists in Fort Wayne

Artlink’s founder, Bruce Linker, shares his journey to creating the innovative organization and its ongoing impact in Fort Wayne’s creative culture.

Feature Story Composting helps keep organic materials out of the landfills, which contributes to climate change.

Ask An Environmentalist: How can I do my part to improve the climate? Try ‘lazy composting’

One of the simplest climate-positive habits to implement in the average person’s life is composting. Here’s an easy way to start.

Feature Story Students at Garrett High School get firsthand experience in the skilled trades.

How Garrett High School is training the next generation of skilled trades professionals

A 2019 Harbor Freight competition is placing this innovative Garrett High School program in the national spotlight.

Feature Story Parkview LaGrange Hospital serves the rural and Amish communities around it.

Rural hospitals are helping communities across northeast Indiana rise together

Access to quality healthcare can be game-changing for rural communities in more ways than one.

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News Dave Thomas, left, the owner of Health Hut poses with sales associate, Elizabeth Moreno.

For the health of it: Meet the South Side's newest business


News A new mural in Fort Wayne is fostering a sense of pride while creating a sense of place. 
News Rudy’s Shop is the catalyst behind what hopes to become Brackenridge Village.
News JK O'Donnell's has earned a reputation for being cozy and welcoming.
News The Porch Off Calhoun comes alive at night.

How alleys are becoming Fort Wayne's hottest hangout spots


News Record stores are making a comeback nationwide, and the trend is still on the rise.
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