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  • 10 Nov 2015 3:04 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    As a young professional, it’s time to start thinking about volunteering outside your profession, including joining a nonprofit board! 

    Join the Paul Clarke Nonprofit Resource Center for “Get Connected: Nonprofit Speed Dating” on December 3. Spend an evening meeting current nonprofit board members to learn more about getting more involved with a nonprofit organization and in the community. 

    Location: T.B.D.
    Date: Thursday, December 3, 2015 
    Register here: 

  • 27 Oct 2015 3:03 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    Please join YLNI at the November Hot Spot hosted by Champions downtown.  We encourage you to bring a friend and spread the word.  Hot Spots are a great way to get to know new people, network, and learn more about YLNI.  We will see you there! 

    When: Thursday, November 19, 2015 @ 5:30pm to 7:00pm
    Where: Champions Sports Bar and Restaurant

  • 20 Oct 2015 3:03 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    Did you attend the 2015 YLNI My City Summit? We would love to hear your feedback!

    Please take a few minutes to complete a survey that will provide valuable insight to YLNI on how we can best continue to serve our community through the My City Summit. 

  • 20 Oct 2015 3:02 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    On November, voters will line the polls to make their choices for mayor, city council and clerk. This year’s election will place leaders who are determined to continue our region’s positive momentum and help retain and attract talent. 

    Before heading to the poll stations, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana urges voters of all ages to pay attention to what the candidates are saying, doing, and advocating. Learn more about local candidates by using the YLNI THE VOTE Brochure. 

  • 08 Oct 2015 3:02 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    With recent increased attention on the downtown Fort Wayne development projects that were specified in the Regional Cities proposal – a downtown arena, riverfront development, Cityscape Flats, Embassy improvements, Clyde Theater renovations, and more – YLNI believes these projects are vital to the community’s growth and continued momentum. YLNI membership encourages local and state governments to partner with local and regional economic development organizations to find viable solutions that would allow financing for these projects to come primarily from private funding, with support from public funds.

    YLNI recently surveyed its membership to gain insights on how individuals within the organization feel about the various development projects taking place downtown and the responses were overwhelmingly positive.

    “One of the benefits of being a member of YLNI is having a voice and influence in community development, and our collective voice has said loud and clear that if Northeast Indiana is going to continue to be a desirable place to live and work then investment in downtown Fort Wayne is essential,” said Ryan Krueckeberg, YLNI Vice President.

    In 2014, YLNI identified the following priorities for advancing its mission of attracting, developing, and retaining emerging leaders: early childhood education, increased funding for downtown development, increased resources for entrepreneurial programs, and equitable funding for public higher education institutions. The projects contained in the Regional Cities Initiative address those priorities.

    To showcase the future for downtown and receive public feedback, YLNI, along with the City of Fort Wayne, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Visit Fort Wayne, Downtown Improvement District, Arts United, and Magic 95.1, will host a Downtown Blueprint Block Party on the Landing. The block party is on October 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

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  • 07 Oct 2015 3:02 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    Looking for a frightfully fun time this October?  This monthArchitecture & Community Heritage (ARCH), Fort Wayne’s organization for historic preservation, is offering tours of Fort Wayne that will give you chills!  Learn true stories about West Central Neighborhood on the Haunted History walking tours or listen to frightening tales of Headwaters Park and The Embassy on theFright Night walking and bus tours.  Be sure to check out their website for more information and to purchase your tickets today!

    The cost of the walking tours are $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 6-17) and the bus tour is $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 6-17).  

      Haunted History of West Central Walking Tour
           October 10 @ 7pm - 8pm
           October 24 @ 7pm - 8pm
      Fright Night - Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Walking Tours
           October 17th @ 6pm - 11pm (Every hour on the hour)
      Fright Night - Murder, Mystery and Mayhem Bus Tours
           October 17 @ 6pm - 11pm (Every hour on the hour)

    For tickets or more info, click here:

  • 05 Oct 2015 3:01 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or your family ever seen a spook, spectre or ghost?  If the answer is “yes,” then don’t wait another minute. Pick up the phone and call the professionals…Ghostbusters!

    Join Sweets.So.Geek for their last movie night of the year!  Big Apple Pizza and Vietnummy will be there serving their delicious food!  There will also be a psychic doing tarot card readings, Fort Wayne’s BSR Paranormal on site talking about real “ghostbusting,” Cinema Center with their world famous beer tent, and more! 

  • 05 Oct 2015 3:01 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    Today marks the final day you can register or update your registration to vote in the 2015 election.  If you like to wait until the last minute, then this is it!  It doesn’t get any easier than registering online.  Go to the Indiana Statewide Voter Registration System website to review your status, update your information, or register to vote and visit the Allen County Election Board websiteto see a sample ballot, find out when and where you can vote early, or even vote by mail.  Early voting starts tomorrow, October 6th, at the Rousseau Centre from 8am-4:30pm so be sure to check out the YLNI the Vote webpage for a candidate brochure to make you a more informed voter.  

  • 02 Oct 2015 3:00 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    Join Science Central on October 3, as they put the science in science fiction. As part of Science Central’s 20th anniversary activities they will host a special event celebrating science fiction, fantasy, gaming, comic books and more. Take photos with classic Star Wars characters including the 501st Legion, R2-D2, and even the Death Star! Man the bridge of a Starship or join a gaming session.  Buy from vendors in the marketplace or participate in a panel of local experts including discussions from local university professors discussing the science in popular science fiction movies, members of the Midwest R2 Builder’s Club discussing how their robots work, and the 501st Legion discussing what it takes to become the world’s largest Imperial costuming organization.  

    Where: Science Central
    When: Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10am-5pm 
    Cost: $8.00 Admission/ Free with Science Central Membership 
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  • 02 Oct 2015 2:59 PM | Chris Polhamus (Administrator)

    The YLNI Farmer’s Market will setup shop this winter atWunderkammer Company starting from October 10 - April 23!  

    Shop for fresh produce, meats, handmade accessories, and much more from over 30 local vendors. The market will be open on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month from 9am to 1pm.

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