Blog & Events
YLNI The Vote - Meet the Candidates Night
The November elections are just around the corner. Join us to hear from those seeking office in Allen County for Mayor, City/Town Council and Clerk-Treasurer. Space is limited so please register online today. Click to read more.
Fort Wayne Mayoral Debate: Tom Henry v. Tim Smith
Join us for this exciting and informative debate between incumbent Tom Henry (D) and challenger Tim Smith (R) for this year's Mayoral race.
YLNI Wedensday Farmers Market
Join Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana and the greater community every other Wednesday evening down at the YLNI Farmers Market. Our next and final Wednesday market of the season is Wednesday, September 18th.
We are YLNI - Charl Franks
Charl Franks is a financial professional, entrepreneur, and returning adult college student. Charl has been based in northeast Indiana since 2004 after moving to the United States from South Africa.
YLNI Farmers Market
Join us EVERY SATURDAY (through September 28th) downtown at the YLNI Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from 9am - 1pm. Check out over 80+ vendors each week including: Baked Goods, Fresh Seasonal Produce, Food Trucks, Breweries, Arts & Crafts, Live Music, Kids Activities and more!
Living Fort Wayne Concert Series - August Concert
Come out to the Headwaters Park Pavilion West on Wednesday, August 28 for a family-friendly, FREE Concert, music, food trucks, and more!
Hot Spot - Meet the Board Night!
Join us for our monthly hot spots and get a chance to meet the new YLNI Board of Directors. We'd love a chance to get to know you better and make some new friends!
Living Fort Wayne Concert Series - July Concert
Come out to the Headwaters Park Pavilion West on Wednesday, July 31st for this family friend, FREE concert, food trucks, and more!
Hot Spot - Catch The Vibe 2019
Join us for our July Hot Spot at The Philmore in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters' Catch The Vibe event. This event will include a concert featuring Puzzle Pieces to benefit BBBS! Check out the event page for more details.
Congrats Leadership Institute Graduates - Class of 2019
We were blessed with another great 2019 Leadership Institute Class. Hear from some of the graduates themselves to learn more their experience with the institute first hand.
General Membership Event
Join us as we celebrate our community pride, our growing programming, and our talented network of young professionals!
With support from the Lincoln Financial Foundation, YLNI launched a video project aimed at helping showcase area venues and attractions in a manner that would be attractive to the young leaders that our community hopes to attract and retain.
Vision 20/20 Survey Results
Vision 20/20 began when our Advisory Council, a group of influential community leaders, challenged us to return Northeast Indiana to a prosperous region to help bring back the swagger this community used to know so well.
YLNI Provides Opportunities for Personal Relationships
“Where can a young professional create a personal relationship with a community leader? Is there somewhere to simply ask questions and learn more about particular community leaders in a non-intimidating and intimate environment? “
YLNI Signs onto Indiana Competes, Supports the Passage of a Strong Hate Crimes Law in Indiana
The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) Board of Directors voted to sign onto the Indy Chamber’s Indiana Competes initiative, which aims to support a strong hate crimes law being passed in the 2019 Indiana legislative session.