Collaborative Work Spaces

If you are an entrepreneur/start up/business consultant and are seeking work spaces outside of your home, our area has some new and creative places for you to discover.

Workspace Solutions

workspace solutions logoCelebrating their 40th anniversary, Workspace Solutions has opened up brand new “coworking” spaces at their headquarters located at 2208 Production Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.  They offer a wide variety of spaces for your needs as well as a private phone room to keep calls confidential.  Click on this link to set up a personal tour:  http://www.workspacesolutions.com/coworking.html

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The NIIC

the NIICThe Northeast Indiana Innovation Center houses dreams and passions of entrepreneurs intent on bringing who they are and what they offer to reality.  With coaches on staff and a creative work environment, the NIIC offers coworking spaces serving startups and entrepreneurs from NE Indiana.  For more information and to set up a tour, please visit them at:  https://theniic.org/start/coworking/

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The Atrium

atrium.JPGThe Atrium is located in downtown at 111 W. Berry Street, Suite 211, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.  They have multiple options for work spaces from private meeting rooms to larger conference space.  For more information and to set up a tour, click on this link:    https://atriumfw.com/

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Women’s Conference: Speaker Bios

So who are the leaders that will be presenting on June 7 at the Mirro Center for the 2019 First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference?  Here they are:

Elizabeth MacDonald

img_6760Elizabeth (Nulf) MacDonald is a speaker, consultant, and founder of The Verbal Edge, which is located in Fort Wayne and Tampa Bay, Florida.

She is also an author: Her book, Sharpen Your Verbal Edge:101 Tips to Enhance Your Professional Communication Skills is an assortment of bite-sized tips addressing presentation skills, networking, the power of words, and grammar essentials. The book was published a year ago, and several companies have purchased it for their staffs.

Passionate about equipping professionals who are already good communicators to be even better, Elizabeth provides consultations to individuals and presents customized communication skills workshops to staffs and teams.

Her background includes:

  • TV reporting, anchoring, and hosting talk shows in Fort Wayne and Norfolk/Virginia Beach
  • Communication specialist for Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Teaching high school English (at South Side).

Elizabeth graduated from Indiana University at Fort Wayne with a B.S. in Education–focusing on sociology, history and English. She completed her Master’s work and graduate orals in Broadcast Communication at San Francisco State University and interned at KPIX-TV in San Francisco.

She is married to Greg MacDonald. They have two grown daughters and a German Shepherd named Dinah.

 

Dr. Angela LaSalle

Dr. Angela LaSalleAngela LaSalle M.D., ABoIM is the Medical Director of Parkview Physician’s Group Integrative Medicine for Parkview Health System in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine and board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. LaSalle was one of only 121 integrative medicine physicians nationally to obtain the inaugural certification through the American Board of Integrative Medicine and has studied with Andrew Weil, M.D. at University of Arizona, the Institute for Functional Medicine and the Metabolic Medicine Institute.

Dr. LaSalle also has two degrees in nursing and prior to her medical career, worked as an RN in Surgery and Burn Unit. She is an author and frequent keynote speaker on the topics of thyroid issues, hormone imbalances, auto-immunity and the role of nutrition in inflammatory diseases.

Leslee Hill

Leslee HillLeslee Hill is the Director, Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC). She joined The NIIC (Northeast Indiana Innovation Center) in February 2018. Most recently, she owned and operated her own company for the past four years. She also worked as a Product Developer for companies such as Spiegel Catalog, Icelandic Design and Vera Bradley. After leaving corporate America, she worked for a local start-up before starting her own company.

Leslee earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree from Ball State University in Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design and minored in Marketing. She gained her Image Consulting and Color Analysis certifications in 2014. Her international travel has provided an education beyond degrees, yet her passion to help other surpasses her knowledge.

Register today by following this link:  First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference Registration

 

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Conference Costs – save $$ by going local!

The First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference will be held at the Mirro Center on inside Mirro CenterFriday, June 7 from 7:30 am – 11:00 am.  The cost is only $20 which includes a light breakfast.

Every year, companies send employees to conferences all over the US.  In many cases, conferences include airfare, hotels, meals, transportation such as Uber, as well as the cost of the conference itself.

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img_6788Plan to attend “Brighter”, the Women’s Conference on June 7, and you’ll experience:

  • World-class speakers from right here in the Fort Wayne area
  • A fabulous crowd of like-minded leaders from right here in NE Indiana
  • Excellent venue complete with a light breakfast and beverages
  • Organizations from all over NE Indiana who are making a difference every day to make our communities/world a better place

And all of this for only $20.  No airports.  No hotels.  No exorbitant costs.  You have the opportunity to make new connections with other leaders who live here in your area!

Make the investment in YOU next month.  Invite friends and colleagues to join you.  It will be a positive, encouraging, and inspiring morning.  We want to see you there!

Secure your reservation at:  2019 Women’s Conference Registration Link

Have You Registered for the Women’s Conference Yet?

Mirro Center outside On Friday, June 7, the First Fridays Women’s Conference will happen at the Parkview Mirro Center!  The event kicks off at 7:30 am with a light breakfast and our first speaker will begin at 8:00 am.

 

Join hundreds of women from around NE Indiana as they come together to become “Brighter” – the theme of this year’s event.  The speakers, all from our area, will challenge and inspire you to become your best inside and out.

Be listening for the WOWO Radio interview coming up in 1 week.  If you have not registered yet, click on the following image to reserve your spot today.  Table reservations are also available for organizations who would like to bring a team of leaders.

This event will fill up soon.  Don’t delay – register today!  Click on the image below to register.  Only $20 for individual registrations.

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Connect.  Learn.  Grow. 

Become Brighter!

Women’s Conference Speaker Intro: Elizabeth MacDonald video

On June 7, our 2nd annual Women’s Conference will take place at the Mirro Center.  One of our fantastic speakers will be Elizabeth MacDonald.  Here she is with a brief hint of what she will be sharing:

Register for this event at:  https://fwchamber.chambermaster.com/eventregistration/register/10074

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Leslee Hill on the 2019 Women’s Conference

Here is Leslee Hill, Director of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Opportunity Center (WEOC) at the NIIC, giving us a sneak peak at what she will be speaking on:

If you haven’t registered, today is the last day to take advantage of early bird pricing.  Only $20 for all 3 sessions including breakfast!  Starting May 1, the price will go up to $25.  Click on the image below to register.

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Women’s Conference Info – Vendor Tables

If your company/organization would like to have a table at the June 7 Women’s Conference displaying info about what you do, here’s how to do that:

At the top of our website, you will a link that reads “2019 Women’s Conference Info”.

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When you click on that, you will see the times of the conferences and a link to register.

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When you click on that, it will take you to the registration site.  If you are a member of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc., use your sign-on to enter the registration site.  If you are not, click on the other option.

On the registration page, click on the drop down to:

  • register for a seat
  • register to reserve a vendor table for your company/org
  • register to reserve a table in the event hall for guests of your company/org

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Follow the prompts for your information and payment.  Thank you for your support!

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