Job Hunters

Are you or someone you know looking for a new career? Do you know a young person seeking an internship?

There is a great resource right here in NE Indiana. It is brought to you by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

Click on this link to start your search today:

First Fridays in Photos – October 5

Cincy video feed

Fort Wayne, Indiana and Cincinnati, Ohio linked up via video for opening announcements.  Today was the Indiana Wesleyan University Cincinnati campus 1st First Fridays!  We are so excited for them and their future success!

Jere introduced both sites to the purpose behind First Fridays.

Cincy first speaker

Cynthia Booth share this in Cincinnati today:

1. Leave a legacy

2. Be a long term thinker

3. Stay the course and stay humble

4. Become better each day…ask yourself, “what do I need to retool to become better?”

5. Prioritize your priorities #servantleadership

Jere and Cynthia Booth

Jere Johnson & Cynthia Booth – the Cincinnati First Fridays speaker

Wayne on visibility

Wayne Robison passionately  shared his heart with the Fort Wayne leaders.

Wayne and Jim



Wayne Robison & Jim Johnson



Oct 5 crowdFort Wayne’s leaders gathered on a rainy morning to become better at First Fridays.

Jan shine brighter



Jan Diaz encouraged us to “Shine Brighter”

Wayne Robison – What does Leadership have to do with it?

Wayne Robison inspired us this morning here in Fort Wayne.  Below is the video from today’s presentation.  At the beginning of the video, Jere will be seen on screen from the Indiana Wesleyan University Cincinnati campus where they kicked off their 1st First Friday. It was exciting for our 2 campuses to unite at the beginning!

If you are looking for Wayne’s slide content in perhaps a more clear format, look to the post coming very soon.

I’m grateful to John Richards for also recording this morning’s presentation.  Here is his link:


How Can My Business Succeed?

business success

Businesses are bombarded with warnings about failure as well as the lure of the “secrets” to success.  Do you need clarity in all of this?


Then the October 5 First Fridays event is for you.  Business Optimization Expert, Wayne Robison, will be our featured speaker.  Wayne has years of experience in working directly with businesses, owners, and boards of directors as he helped provide success plans with them.  He will be sharing valuable insights with us.  This will be a great event to invite a business owner friend to attend with you.

Seating is limited, so reserve your free spot today at:  October 5 First Fridays Reservation

Join us on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University, Fort Wayne, for this great event.  It all starts at 8 am, but you may arrive early to do some networking and pour yourself a cup of coffee.  Feel free to wear your own company’s name tag.  Bring business cards, and prepare to connect!

First Fridays and IWU logos together

Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne

What an inspiring morning! I had the privilege of attending the Passport to Manhood event presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne. Get to know this organization!

This organization influences hundreds of young people in our community. Below are some photo highlight from this morning:

Joe Jordan, CEO of the Club – what a great man!

Pat Hoffman of WANE TV did an excellent job in emceeing the event.

Larry Weigand shared from his heart. “You can’t buy sweat.” “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”

The new facility being built.

And the winner is…

Joe Jordan shared this quote.

Jordan Page – NE Indiana Entrepreneur

I saw this in this morning’s news. I was inspired by this young man’s drive. The following link is the news story from 21Alive here in Fort Wayne:

You can follow Jordan and his upcoming magazine, Tillman, on Instagram. Here is that profile link: Tillman Magazine on Instagram