March 1 New Venue

We announced last week that we are moving the March 1 First Fridays Fort Wayne event to Sweetwater.  The reason?  Registrations were coming in to the point we realized our current location would not hold the crowd we are expecting.

Someone asked me the other day if this was a permanent move – it is not.

If you have not registered yet, please click on the image below.  While Sweetwater’s space can accommodate many more, there are still seating limitations.  Contact a friend/colleague, and both of you register today.  Remember, these events are free.

See you at Sweetwater on March 1!

March 1 2019 Heather Herron flyer

 

 

Heather Herron – March 1 Presenter!

We are pleased to announce that Heather Herron will be our March 1 presenter at First Fridays Fort Wayne!   Be watching for the eventbrite.com registration announcement coming very soon.  We will guarantee no polar vortex!

March 1 2019 Heather Herron flyer

Latte with a Leader – Barbara Dyrcz

Full disclosure…I am not a fan of Starbucks.

barbaradyrczHowever, I am a new fan of Barbara Dyrcz.  We met there over a latte and hot chocolate to discuss First Fridays, the future, and faith.  Barbara’s background is paving the way for new roads in her life.  After graduating from Trine University, she served as an intern at Ambassador Enterprises, which lead to a full-time position.  She quickly took over their internship program that fueled her fire to start her own company.

Barbara wants to help start the story for college students by connecting them to companies who desire to start an internship program.  If you are a part of a company that does not have such a program, but would be interested in the future, please connect with Barbara Dyrcz about these opportunities.

Fort Wayne continues to be blessed with amazing young leaders, and Barbara will be making a difference in our community very soon.  How do we meet all these incredible leaders?  First Fridays, of course.

Come out on the First Friday of every month and meet seasoned executives and young adventurous learners that can add value to your leadership journey.  Thank you, Barbara, for connecting through First Fridays and we will be following your future closely.

 

Submitted by Jere Johnson

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Lunch with a Leader – Amy Hanna

Did you know that there’s is an organization right here in NE Indiana that intentionally, positively impacts the lives of students, parents, and leaders by fulfilling their mission of:

respect team mission

Did you know that this organization’s vision is:

respect team vision

This is Respect Team.  I had the honor of having lunch with its leader, Amy Hanna.  Amy leads a group of speakers who address very tough issues at local schools giving students and parents alike hope and purpose.  Simply put, people become better because of the influence and work of the Respect Team.

Here is a short clip of Amy as she tells her story:

If you want to learn more about the Respect Team, click on the link above.  You’ll find more speaker videos and ways you and your organization can get involved in their vital work.

Thank you, Amy, for how you influence others to become better in NE Indiana.