What’s Next for First Fridays?

About a week ago, Jere, Rob Kee, and Jim had a planning session where a new event was being planned. We have our assignments and will be sharing about this soon.

First Fridays Fort Wayne has always made it our goal to add value to others. This event is being designed to do just that. It addresses the economic environment we are all in currently. Stay tuned for more information.

The First Fridays Fort Wayne Board met yesterday. We are excited about Season 4 starting back up in September. We have our line-up of dynamic speakers. We have been in contact with Lutheran Hospital to find out how the pandemic might be still affecting our new location at the Kachmann Auditorium. When we find this out, we will be sharing this with all of you.

We appreciate your participation and support you’ve shown during this pandemic. We were able to pivot and keep our leadership content flowing virtually.

Don’t forget that First Fridays Fort Wayne as a YouTube channel. Our regular, monthly presentations can be found there as well as our very popular High 5 video interviews of local leaders. You can find us on YouTube at this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2si7D0ee_zYJHpJlGNw6ug?view_as=subscriber

Please subscribe to our YouTube channel so you won’t miss any of our content there.

And remember, we have a LinkedIn page where we post about upcoming events. You can find us and follow us at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/first-friday-s-fw/?viewAsMember=true

Our Purpose:                                                                                                      

To encourage leaders to grow by:

  • Learning what leadership looks like in area organizations
  • Networking with area leaders
  • Being exposed to a variety of meaningful topics presented by dynamic, compelling leaders & organizations in the Greater Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Who attends First Fridays Fort Wayne?

Area leaders from any organization: 

  • C-Suite
  • VP, Executives
  • Business owners
  • Middle Managers
  • Emerging leaders
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Students preparing for leadership roles

Rob Kee Shares…

Follow the link below to hear from our October 4 speaker, Rob Kee:

https://www.linkedin.com/posts/robkeesolutions_seats-filling-up-fast-if-you-are-available-activity-6580174406025261057-l1AJ

Click on the image above to register today for this free event.

October 4 Registration Now Open!

First Fridays will be back at the Kachmann Auditorium on the campus of Lutheran Hospital on October 4. To register follow this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-fridays-fort-wayne-with-rob-kee-conversational-intelligence-expert-tickets-72461160281?ref=eios

An Endorsement

I came across this today. My son had to write a short paper a couple of years ago in school. I’ll take this endorsement any time!

If you want to know the heart and passion behind First Fridays, my son captured it in his paper…

Favorite leader

My favorite leader is my dad. He had the courage to influence others, by creating a business where he helps everyday citizens, become confident with what they do. The business is non-profitable (love this!) and meets once every month. He brings in some of Fort Wayne’s top leaders and lets them help others. He is fearless of meeting new people.

A few months ago he went down to Canada to speak at a university in front of hundreds of people. He has integrity, because he loves doing his job but, he also has the integrity to help others learn and grow as leaders.

He is amazing at communicating. He gets the message out to people, that no matter where they work, no matter if they don’t have a job, they can still be great leaders in their community. When they meet they talk about how to lead others to become leaders.

He and my uncle were having a get together, and they said they wanted to have the community grow as leaders. They have been extremely successful and are still working hard to get new leaders in the community. He has been very supportive of people when they feel they aren’t doing a good enough job at work. He ran the student counsel at Haverhill elementary, and talked to us about how we can be leaders at school. He would also be glad to come in and talk to our class about leadership sometime. (I gave you his card).

Register today for our kick-off event with John Urbahns, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

You can register for this free event here: September 6 Registration

How to find the Kachmann Auditorium (video)

So how do you find the Kachmann Auditorium – our new location for Season 3?  Watch this:

If you enter the Lutheran Hospital complex from the main entrance off of Jefferson Blvd., turn left at the first 4-way stop.

Lutheran entrance

You will drive past the ENT office on your left and the South Campus parking garage will be on your right.  There is also an open-air parking lot adjacent to the Heart Center.  Please do not park close the Heart Center’s entrance.  Save that for patients!

ENT sign and parking garage

 

And remember:  NO food or drinks (including coffee) are allowed in the Kachmann Auditorium.  We will honor this rule!

Register here for this FREE event:  September 6 Event featuring John Urbahns of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.

September 6 Registrations are Filling Up Fast!

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We are 180+ registrations for the kick-off event for our Season 3!  A couple of things to remember:

 

  1. Our First Fridays Fort Wayne events are FREE.  Our venue this year is larger, but you must register to insure we have a seat for everyone.
  2. Register at this link:  September 6 with John Urbahns, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne
  3. Our location has changed from last year.  We will be meeting in the Kachmann Auditorium on the campus of Lutheran Hospital.  Find the map to the Kachmann by clicking here.
  4. NOTE:  NO food or drink (including coffee) is allowed in the Kachmann Auditorium per Lutheran Hospital directions.  We will honor this.  Plan accordingly.

If you have attended a First Fridays event in the past, please invite someone to attend this year.

  • Invite a co-worker
  • Invite an intern who may be working at your company
  • Invite an emerging leader from your team/department
  • Invite someone you do business with:  insurance agent, realtor, banker, etc.

John Urbahns