Category: Business Development

Jan 13
Martin Luther King Jr’s Economic Legacy: From Dreams to Business 

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963, which became one of the defining moments of the Civil Rights Movement. In his speech, King highlighted the economic injustice faced by black Americans. He compared America to a bad check that has been returned and marked with “insufficient funds,” emphasizing […]

Nov 07
New Pontiac Street Market Opening Brings Economic Promise to Southeast Fort Wayne

A significant milestone in the revitalization of the southeast side of Fort Wayne was celebrated with the grand opening of the Pontiac Street Market on November 6, 2023. Located at 918 E. Pontiac St., this full-service grocery store aims to provide fresh, healthy, and affordable food to the residents of a historically underserved area. Economic […]

Sep 18
How To: Create Your Listing for Our Online Business Directory

[Members-Only] A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Your Business Directory Listing(s) on the Black Chamber Fort Wayne website.

Jul 03
INDOT to Host Public Information Meetings for Electric Vehicle Program

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Transportation will host public information meetings to provide updates and gather feedback regarding an annual update to the state’s Electric Vehicle (EV) Infrastructure Deployment Plan. The plan is federally required as part of Indiana’s participation in the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program and must be updated each year. Created […]

Feb 20
Event — March 15 — Business Insurance – Types, Quotes, Reviewing, and Purchasing

The public is invited to this free event on March 15, 2023, at the PFW Alumni Center to learn about "Business Insurance - Types, Quotes, Reviewing, and Purchasing."

Oct 06
Event — October 19 — Allen County Together Plan

Greater Fort Wayne Inc will present its Allen County Together plan at Indiana Tech, Keene Building (1600 E. Washington Blvd.)

Mar 04
Legacy One to build headquarters in Southeast Fort Wayne

Linda Golden announced Thursday plans to build a $500,000, 6,000 square foot headquarters for Legacy One, Inc. on a 1.3-acre parcel of land in the Southtown Centre.

Aug 22
Grand Ideas for Black Chamber

Ramadan Abdul-Azeez, the organization's newly elected president, is eager to increase membership and modernize the chamber's operations during the volunteer position's three-year term.

May 19
Utopian Community Grocery’s Soft Opening – Southeast Fort Wayne

The grocery is the first phase from HANDS (Hope Arts Networking Diversity Service), a group of community investors (including Simmons), that will be bringing back a restaurant (but organic and healthy) and a salon in its subsequent phases.

Apr 05
Why Black Employee Resource Groups are essential for business

Positive company culture is a crucial ingredient of success for many companies. But achieving said culture is not always easy. Thankfully there are available programs such as Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that are primed for creating a culture where employees feel valued. ERGs have been around since the 1960s – spurred by black employees who […]