First Fridays – Growing in Ohio!

First Fridays expanding

On October 5, First Fridays will launch for the first time on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Cincinnati!  We are beyond excited for this development.

We want to say “Thank You!” to our First Fridays Fort Wayne connectors who have helped make First Fridays successful.  Your participation and connection with us makes each First Fridays meaningful.  And thank you to all of our past and future presenters.  You are making us all better!

Be watching for more news of expansion…

 

 

October 5 First Fridays Focus

Do you know why some businesses fail while others succeed?  Do you know the role a leader plays in a business’s success?  Do you want to learn how to navigate towards success in business?

If you want to learn more about all of this and be truly inspired, then the October 5 First Fridays is for you.  In fact, bring a friend!

Wayne Robison will be our featured presenter.  Wayne will share from his 40 years of experience in helping businesses succeed and prosper.  You will enjoy his stories and insights.

Oct 5 2018 flyer Wayne Robison

We only have 67 seats remaining.  Remember, this is a free event designed to help you grow and as a leader and to provide an energetic place to network and connect.  To reserve your seat today, click on the image above.

Registration for Oct. 5 Event is Filling Up!

In just 48 hours, we already have 82 leaders registered for the October 5 First Fridays event with Wayne RobisonOnly 68 seats remain.  Remember, this is a FREE event, but if you register, please be sure to attend or cancel later if you cannot.  We want to insure all seats are filled with those wishing to attend.

If you know you will miss this one, we will be going live on YouTube again.  We will also be posting the video here on our website so you can watch it and share it with others.  Subscribe our YouTube channel by following this link:  First Fridays Fort Wayne YouTube channel.

Register today to reserve your seat:  First Fridays registration on Eventbrite

Sept 7 crowd shot

October 5, 2018 – Wayne Robison

You are not going to want to miss next month’s First Fridays event.  Wayne Robison will be our featured speaker.  Wayne will share from 40+ years of experience (Business Owner/CFO/Speaker) that will make you think and then act.  I always am inspired by Wayne and how he challenges me to become better.

Oct 5 2018 flyer Wayne Robison

Register for FREE today by following this link:  Registration for October 5 with Wayne Robison

We “sold out” 10 in advance for September’s event.  Reserve your seat now!

Remember:

  1. You may wear your own company-branded name tag to First Fridays.
  2. Don’t forget to bring business cards.  Drop one in the basket in order to participate in our give-a-ways including 2 books!
  3. If you would like to share a couple of your company-branded items for our give-a-ways, please bring them in.  Your company will get a simple “promo” by doing this!

 

Scott Druhot Kicks-off Season 2 of First Fridays – VIDEO

First Fridays is now on YouTube and we went live today!  If you could not make it to our forum today, here is the video:

You can follow First Fridays Fort Wayne on YouTube by clicking here to subscribe (for free):  First Fridays Fort Wayne YouTube subscription

 

Lunch with a Leader – Justin Clupper

Justin ClupperA couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege to have lunch with Justin Clupper at one of my (and his) favorite places downtown.  I had reached out to Justin to meet for lunch so I could get to know him better.  What prompted this?  One of the leaders on my team, Amanda Muldoon, had just graduated from Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.’s Leadership Fort Wayne.  At their spring event at Sweetwater, I heard Justin speak which led me to reach out to him.

Justin’s story can be summarized this way:  he seeks to improve whatever he is involved in.  From his early days at a high school student in Columbia City where he helped lead that effort to make their on-campus radio station one of the best in the nation to his work at Taylor University’s on-campus radio station.  There he helped lead the work to move from an over-the-air station to an online station.  Justin’s passion was to make things better.

After graduation, Justin worked in various fields before landing at Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.  Again, his “M.O.” was to step into a situation and create better processes which led to better results.  And he continues that today in his role as Director of Signature Programs.

If you want to know where leadership is heading in the Fort Wayne area, Justin Clupper is one of your go-to people.  Justin is more than just an insightful, intelligent man.  He is passionate about “building community leaders and attracting great talent” in NE Indiana.

Justin is a great family man.  It also turns out we attend the same church, Emmanuel Justin Clupper familyCommunity Church (hey, it’s a big church!).

You’ll see Justin from time to time at First Fridays.  You’ll find him on LinkedIn and on Twitter, too.  Make a connection with Justin.  You’ll quickly see how and why Justin adds value to NE Indiana.

 

by Jim Johnson