Upcoming events

    • 31 May 2017
    • 02 Aug 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • Headwaters Park West



    The Living Fort Wayne Concert Series is back for a fourth year in the heart of Fort Wayne!

    This summer Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana is cooking up three great nights of fun for the whole family.

    The Living Fort Wayne Concert Series has proven to be a continuous success in showcasing our local music scene, local food trucks, and our downtown riverfront at Headwaters Park West in downtown Fort Wayne!

    The concerts will take place on May 31, June 21, and August 2, where people of all ages are able to enjoy live local music for FREE from 6-9 pm.

    It’s important that the residents of Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana support our rivers. What better way to do that than by supporting local talent along the riverbanks of the St. Marys?

    Bring the kids or bring your friends for a Wednesday night unlike any other.

    See the flyer below for 2017 bands, sponsors, and event information.


    • 03 Jun 2017
    • 09 Sep 2017
    • 15 sessions
    • 302 E Berry St, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802




    Located in downtown Fort Wayne, the YLNI Farmers Market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods, and homemade crafts from local vendors who personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor operates or in Allen County or in Northeast Indiana. Live music, children’s activities, and special activities add to the overall Saturday morning shopping experience! 


    The market is located at 302 E Berry St (next to the History Center) open each Saturday from May 20 to September 9. 

    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hoppy Gnome


    On June 26, YLNI will kick-off the 2017 View from the Top series with BakerStreet Steakhouse and Hoppy Gnome President James Khan.

    Come listen to James share his insights on leadership, personal growth, and community improvement. from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Hoppy Gnome. Cost is $10.


    • 29 Jun 2017
    • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Ash Skyline Plaza



    Barnes & Thornburg presents Emerge: The 2017 General Membership Event, YLNI’s premiere annual event where current members, potential members and established community leaders are invited to come together and celebrate the growth of our community and the accomplishments of our organization in the past year.

    This year’s event has been reinvented and renamed to encompass our mission to "attract, develop and retain emerging leaders through community, professional and social engagement" in just one powerful word, EMERGE.

    We are thrilled to have Stacey Holifield, owner of Levitate and boundary pusher, as this year’s Keynote Speaker. She will share her story about why she chose to come back to Fort Wayne and start her strategic communications business.

    Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 29th and join us at the beautiful new Ash Building Green Space in Downtown Fort Wayne from 5:30PM – 9:00PM. This event will be the perfect opportunity for you to connect with our various committees as well as enjoy food from Salsa Grille, beverages, yard games and live music from Will Certain.

    5:30 - 6:00 | Networking
    6:00 - 7:00 | GME Program & Keynote Speaker
    7:00 - 7:30 | YLNI Committee Tables
    7:00 - 9:00 | Music & Yard Games

    Please register to attend herehttp://bit.ly/2sYdaVf

    RSVP on Facebook

Past events

15 Jun 2017 Community Engagement and Advocacy Discussion: Local Taxes and RDA
27 May 2017 YLNI Farmers Market
20 May 2017 YLNI Farmers Market
18 May 2017 May Hot Spot
10 May 2017 Candidate Boot Camp
20 Apr 2017 April Hot Spot/Leadership Institute Graduation
23 Mar 2017 March Hot Spot
13 Mar 2017 Member's Only Series- Escape Room
25 Feb 2017 YLNI Masquerade Ball
16 Feb 2017 February Hot Spot
24 Jan 2017 2017 My City Summit
19 Jan 2017 January Hot Spot
08 Dec 2016 Members Only Cooking Demo
17 Nov 2016 November Hot Spot
10 Nov 2016 YLNI Financial Happy Hour
03 Nov 2016 YLNI Rally the Vote
20 Oct 2016 October Hot Spot
29 Sep 2016 YLNI Uncorked
24 Sep 2016 Living Fort Wayne Film Series
24 Sep 2016 Hop On Brew Tour
22 Sep 2016 Meet the Candidates Night
15 Sep 2016 September Hot Spot
26 Aug 2016 Living Fort Wayne Film Series
18 Aug 2016 August Hot Spot
30 Jul 2016 Living Fort Wayne Film Series
21 Jul 2016 July Hotspot
23 Jun 2016 YLNI General Membership Meeting
08 Jun 2016 YLNI Networking Hub
01 Jun 2016 Living Fort Wayne Concert Series
28 May 2016 YLNI Networking Hub Coaches
21 May 2016 YLNI Farmers Market
19 May 2016 YLNI HOT SPOT @ Mad Anthony
18 May 2016 Power Lunch: Group 4
11 May 2016 Power Lunch: Group 3
11 May 2016 Power Lunch: Group 1
10 May 2016 Power Lunch: Group 2
28 Apr 2016 YLNI Financial Happy Hour
21 Apr 2016 April Hot Spot and Leadership Institute Graduation
15 Apr 2016 Leadership Institute 6
29 Mar 2016 Voters Forum on Repair FWCS
24 Mar 2016 YLNI HOT SPOT @ BAR 145
18 Mar 2016 Leadership Institute 5
04 Mar 2016 Leadership Institute 4
22 Feb 2016 My City Summit 2016 Focus Group
19 Feb 2016 Leadership Institute 3
18 Feb 2016 YLNI Hot Spot @ Summit City Brewerks
06 Feb 2016 YLNI Masquerade Ball 2016
05 Feb 2016 Leadership Institute 2
29 Jan 2016 Leadership Institute 1
21 Jan 2016 Leadership Institute Kickoff
21 Jan 2016 January Hot Spot @ The Hoppy Gnome
08 Jan 2016 Leadership Institute Application Deadline
19 Nov 2015 November Hot Spot @ Champions
10 Oct 2015 YLNI Winter Market
08 Oct 2015 YLNI Rally the Vote
01 Oct 2015 YLNI Meet the Candidates
26 Sep 2015 Living Fort Wayne Film Series - Ferris Bueller's Day Off
29 Jul 2015 2015 My City Summit (WiP)
25 Jul 2015 Living Fort Wayne Film Series - The Goonies
27 Jun 2015 Living Fort Wayne Film Series - The Princess Bride
30 May 2015 Living Fort Wayne Film Series - Sandlot
25 Apr 2015 Living Fort Wayne Film Series - Shrek
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Fort Wayne, IN  46853

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