Why the name YLNI?
A YLNI by any other name wouldn’t be as hard to pronounce. There was some spirited debate about our name when YLNI first organized. Our main goal was inclusiveness. We didn’t want to be narrowly interpreted by calling ourselves “professionals” or limiting it to only those in Fort Wayne, therefore we thought "Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana" was the best name to describe who we are. We consider ourselves a diverse and talented group looking to impact the entire region. Hence, the beloved, yet awkward acronym, YLNI. (Really, it just rolls off the tongue after the first 100 times. You’ll get used to it.)
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