Blog & Events
October 2022 Hot Spot
Mark your calendars! The October Hot Spot is on 10/19 at 5:30pm at 2Toms Brewing. Free drinks for the first 10 through the door!
Join us for a discussion about good board governance with community leaders serving on nonprofit boards in the community.
May Hot Spot
Want to win FREE TICKETS to Middle Waves Music Festival? 🍻 Put this on your calendar now, you won't want to miss it!
April Hot Spot
Mark your calendars! The April Hot Spot is a Speed Networking event at 2Toms Brewing Company on Thursday, April 21st! Come join us from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.
March Hot Spot
Mark your calendars! The March Hot Spot is on WEDNESDAY, March 16th this month due to the holiday on Thursday! Come enjoy Fort Wayne favorite JK O'Donnell's Irish Ale House and network with like-minded young professionals!
2021-2022 YLNI Board of Directors Announced
YLNI has named 16 emerging leaders to its board of directors starting July 1. The board of directors, which meets monthly, is the governing body of YLNI that guides the organization to fulfill its goals.
Fort Wayne Football Club vs. Toledo Villa
The Fort Wayne Football Club opened its inaugural game against Toledo Villa Football Club to a packed home crowd tonight!
YLNI Virtual Trivia Night
Do you know a lot about northeast Indiana? How about YLNI? Join the YLNI Social Events Committee for a virtual trivia night.
YLNI Tough Talks - Sexuality in Northeast Indiana
YLNI is hosting a series of Diversity and Inclusion "Tough Talks" discussions with current and emerging leaders.
2021 YLNI Leadership Institute kicks off
The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) Leadership Institute welcomed its newest class of emerging leaders on March 3. Now in its 16th year, YLNI’s Leadership Institute connects young professionals with their peers and their community as they advance in their career skills.
YLNI Chair Spotlight - Kristin Conley
We are spotlighting another YLNI - meet Kristin Conley, co-chair of the YLNI Leadership Institute. YLNI’s Leadership Institute connects young professionals with their peers and their community as they advance in their career skills. Through hands-on instruction, small group activities, personal reflection, and sharing, participants develop skills needed to help them grow in their careers and community.
YLNI Chair Spotlight - Rachel Batdorff
We are spotlighting another YLNI committee leader. Meet Rachel Batdorff, co-chair of the YLNI Hot Spot committee. If you've been to one of our Hot Spots, you may have had a chance to meet Rachel at these events. Look for her at our next virtual or in-person Hot Spot in the coming year!
YLNI Chair Spotlight - Aaron Robles
People are beginning to recognize entrepreneurship as a potential career path for many emerging leaders. This summer, YLNI partnered with Aaron Robles and his team at Founders Spark to launch the Ignite Institute for 16- to 21-year-olds.
YLNI Chair Spotlight - Courtney Sullivan
Social events are an important part of YLNI's programming aimed at emerging area leaders. Our organization is made up of a dedicated team of emerging leaders and volunteers. Meet Courtney Sullivan, who is currently serving as chair of the Social Events Committee.