Blog & Events
2020 General Membership Event
Join us as we celebrate our community pride, our growing programming, and our talented network of young professionals!
YLNI names board of directors for 2020-21 year
Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) has named 16 emerging leaders to its board of directors for the 2020-21 year, which began on July 1.
Statement to the Region on Anti-Racism Efforts
YLNI has been committed to diversity and inclusion through its programming and advocacy, including leading the development of a community inclusivity pledge signed in 2018. Our organization recognizes systemic racism exists and plans to support public policy addressing these issues within our community. (Read more)
Hot Spot Hangout at Home - May
Join us for our second virtual Hot Spot on April 28th, 2020, starting at 5:30pm. Let’s get together via Zoom to create connections and network while under quarantine. For part of the Hot Spot we will have breakout sections to enable you to get to know one another and grow your professional network.
YLNI and Founders Spark Launch Entrepreneurial Institute for Local Young Leaders
The Ignite Institute is a two-year summer program where we immerse students in the world of entrepreneurship and the possibilities available to them to impact the world. Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI), program host, has partnered up with Founders Spark to put together this program. This was made possible by a grant from the Foellinger Foundation.
YLNI Farmers Market modifications
The YLNI Farmers Market, though considered an essential entity, delayed its opening by two weeks to May 16 due to the climate of COVID-19 cases in Allen County and Fort Wayne. The market organizing team from Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) has announced modifications to the market in accordance with COVID-19 Phase 2 Guidelines from Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Hot Spot Hangout at Home
Join us for our first virtual Hot Spot on April 30th, 2020, starting at 5:30pm. Let’s get together via Zoom to create connections and network while under quarantine. For part of the Hot Spot we will have breakout sections to enable you to get to know one another and grow your professional network.
My City Summit - Postponed from 2020
Our community is seeing unprecedented momentum, growth and excitement. People are returning to the region, setting roots and taking part in what makes Fort Wayne great. Although, momentum takes constant effort to maintain and build. Emerging leaders are taking actions to build off the successes we’ve had. It is through events like the YLNI’s My City Summit where new ideas are created, initiatives are formed and innovation takes off. Join us as we continue to BUILD The Fort!
YLNI launches new #FortWayneTogether and #NEITogether hashtags to help share local stories in response to COVID-19
Member Spotlight - Brad Springer
Meet Brad Springer, co-chair of the YLNI Farmers Market committee.
We are YLNI - James Couchman
Meet James Couchman. James is an active YLNI member, co-chair of YLNI Power Lunches, and 2019 YLNI Leadership Institute graduate.
My City Summit – Building Fort Wayne One Brick At A Time
This year’s My City Summit is set to take stage on March 26 at Purdue Fort Wayne with keynote speaker Krish Dhanam, one of two executives coaches trained by Zig Ziglar. The event is designed for a diverse group age group with content and additional speakers that will appeal to college students, young leaders, community leaders and business owners alike.
Member Spotlight - Anna Baer
Meet Anna Baer - YLNI member and 2019 YLNI Leadership Institute graduate.
We are YLNI - Kristin Conley
Meet Kristin Conley. Kristin is an active YLNI member who serves as co-chair of YLNI's Leadership Institute.
January Hot Spot - Old Crown
Monthly Hot Spots are a great chance to learn more about YLNI, mix and mingle with fellow young professionals, and explore local establishments! Meet like-minded individuals in a relaxing environment to collaborate, exchange ideas, and build relationships. The event is open to all emerging leaders in our region.
2020 YLNI Leadership Institute kicks off
The Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana (YLNI) Leadership Institute welcomed it newest class of emerging leaders on Wednesday night. Now in its 15th year, YLNI’s Leadership Institute connects young professionals with their peers and their community as they advance in their career skills.
YLNI Social Meetups
Join YLNI at Social Meetups to get to know other members of the community in a relaxed, casual environment while enjoying fun activities around town! Please click on the button to sign up. Events are come and go as you please. Each Meetup will have a YLNI member Captain who will be your go-to person. Questions about where people are meeting? Where to park? What to wear? Contact your Captain. We can't wait to meetup with you soon!