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There is a great resource right here in NE Indiana. It is brought to you by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.
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Next month will be the 1 year anniversary of the 1st First Friday leadership forum. Details on that event will be posted here soon.
We would like your feedback. Using the comment section on this site, please share 1-word responses as to how you would describe First Fridays Fort Wayne. You can share as many as you wish.
Thank you for your encouragement, support, and participation in this venture. We look forward to serving the leaders of NE Indiana in the months to come.
This became a reality today. First Fridays Cincinnati kicked off their 1st season today. Thank you, Indiana Wesleyan University for hosting and for your support!
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…
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.
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!
- You may wear your own company-branded name tag to First Fridays.
- Don’t forget to bring business cards. Drop one in the basket in order to participate in our give-a-ways including 2 books!
- 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!
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:
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A 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 Community 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