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With Season 3 almost here, we’ve partnered with Sarah Arnold from Socially Seasoned.  She has already helped us improve this website with some simple changes.

You will notice on the desktop version and the mobile version of our page, we’ve added a “Follow Us” box containing the social media sites where you can see/read more First Fridays Fort Wayne content.

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On the desktop version, this Follow Us box is on the right hand column just under our logo.

 

 

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On the mobile version of our site, you can find this box at the bottom of the mobile page under “Older Posts”.

 

 

 

You can help us, too.  At a First Fridays Fort Wayne event, many of you already take candid photos.  Share those with us our sites.  This will help continue to get the word out about First Fridays.

Use the hashtag #firstfridaysfw

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Special thanks to Socially Seasoned for the guidance to these change!

A New Location Starting September 6!

First Fridays Fort Wayne is growing!  We have appreciated Indiana Wesleyan University for allowing us to meet on their Fort Wayne campus for our first 2 Seasons.  But we have consistently been at 89% – 90% capacity.  We have been searching for a new, larger venue and we have found it.  And it is off the same I-69 exit!

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Starting on September 6, First Fridays Fort Wayne will begin meeting at the Kachmann Auditorium at Lutheran Hospital!

 

 

Lutheran has been very gracious and open to this idea.  The Kachmann Auditorium will facilitate our growth for some time to come!

Many do not know about this great facility is at Lutheran.  How do you get to the Kachmann Auditorium?

The best way to get to it is by entering Lutheran from the south side of their campus.  There is a covered parking garage attached to Lutheran with a covered walk-way.  Or you can enter the building from the circle drive (see below).  This building is identified as “Medical Office Building Two”.  There is an uncovered parking lot across the lane from this entrance that can be used as well.

Lutheran south entrance

You can find this entrance by seeing it on the Lutheran Hospital campus map.  The south entrance is circled below.

Lutheran Hospital campus map

Once you are on the 1st floor, you’ll find the stairs to the lower level in the large lobby area:

Lutheran 1st floor

You can take the stairs to the adjacent elevators to the lower level (same level as the cafeteria).

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          (you will see this entrance at the bottom of the stairs from the 1st floor and just off the elevator lobby in the lower level)

We will have people and signs posted to help direct you to the Kachmann Auditorium.

This move will give you a parking garage conveniently connected to the south entrance.  There is additional parking outside in front of the Lutheran Heart Center to the south of the south entrance.

We so appreciate Lutheran for opening this facility to us.  It is a community gem!  You will enjoy the theater-type seats that are equipped with a fold-over desk for convenience in note taking.

We will open registration in August on Eventbrite.  We anticipate a large crowd, so register as soon as you see the announcement.  John Urbahns, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. will be our kick-off presenter.  You will not want to miss this exciting presentation!

Get ready for Season 3!

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Leslee Hill’s Video from the First Fridays Women’s Conference

leslee hillLeslee Hill, the Director of the WEOC at the NIIC was our third presenter at the First Fridays Women’s Conference held last week at the Parkview Mirro Center.  Leslee did an outstanding job in speaking about personal branding and did this by introducing many local entrepreneurs.

 

You can view Leslee’s video here:  Leslee Hill video from the Women’s Conference

 

 

To learn more about the WEOC, visit their site at:  https://theniic.org/start/womens-entrepreneurial-center/

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Dr. Angela LaSalle on Video at the First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference

Dr. Angela LaSalle of Parkview was our 2nd presenter at this year’s First Fridays Women’s Conference.  If you missed it, you can find her presentation on our YouTube channel (search First Fridays Fort Wayne).  Here is the direct link to her presentation:  Dr. Angela LaSalle on Video at the Women’s Conference

 

Dr LaSalle on brainTo learn more about Dr. LaSalle’s practice here in Fort Wayne, please visit her clinic’s site at:  Integrative Medicine Practice at Parkview

 

 

Elizabeth MacDonald on Video at the First Fridays Fort Wayne Women’s Conference

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We had a great turn-out for last Friday’s Women’s Conference.  Below is the video link to our first speaker – Elizabeth MacDonald.  This video and the next 2 will be found on our  YouTube channel:  First Fridays Fort Wayne on YouTube

Elizabeth’s presentation can be found here:  Elizabeth MacDonald

The other presentations will be available soon!  Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and you will find out first when they are available.  Be sure to share this post and our channel with others!

To learn more about Elizabeth MacDonald, her company, and her book, please visit her website at:  The Verbal Edge

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Order Elizabeth’s book here:  https://www.amazon.com/Sharpen-Your-Verbal-Edge-Communication/dp/099981897X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+verbal+edge&qid=1560365392&s=gateway&sr=8-1sharpen your verbal edge