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WhitleyForward updates

By: Alan Tio, CEcD, President In recent weeks, many of you have participated in efforts to launch WhitleyForward. As I shared in a recent meeting, this initiative is important to everyone who lives and works in Whitley County for a number of reasons. The Whitley County EDC is working with th...Read More

Useful business apps: Are you utilizing the latest and greatest?

By: Katie Rethlake, Marketing Project Manager It wakes you up in the morning. It tells you how to get to your meeting. It's your calendar, your watch, your note taker, your radio...it's your smartphone of course! Ever heard of working smarter not harder? It's the device that makes life easier...Read More

Your Story Made Here

What's your story? Why are you here in northeast Indiana? We're all here for different reasons whether it's because we grew up here, started a great career here or moved here to begin the first chapter of a new story. "Your Story Made Here" is a collaborative initiative with Vision 2020 that sh...Read More

Grow your business in 2014

Business may be looking bright for entrepreneurs in 2014. Now may be the perfect time to grow your business. According to the Pepperdine 2014 Private Capital Markets Project, eighty-seven percent of privately held companies with sales under $5 million have growth strategies ready for action in 2014....Read More

Entrepreneurship: Just what the doctor ordered

By: Katie Rethlake, Marketing Project Manager 12/18/2013 I recently read an article from Forbes about the infectious influence of being an entrepreneur. Tis' the season for the cold and flu, but according to a recent study from the Kauffman Institute, entrepreneurship is becoming a severely c...Read More

Employers suggest methods for less work time and more productivity

The Journal Gazette recently posted an article from the Associated Press about unproductive employees. Instead of asking for more, more, more, some companies are asking for less. These companies realize that successful employees must be able to escape from work, and too much work outside of the ...Read More

The Five Pillars of Vision 2020

The Five Pillars of Vision 2020  Yesterday, individuals from around the community joined together for the Vision 2020 event at Parkview Whitley Hospital. The discussion topic was the vision of Whitley County and northeast Indiana. Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership President and CEO, John ...Read More

Welcome, Naomi!

By: Naomi Lowen, EDC Intern Hi, I am Naomi Lowen, a senior at Columbia City High School. I am interning here at the EDC to gain  business experience to prepare me for college and my future career. Throughout high school I have been involved with show choir in the women's ensemble for four years,...Read More

Servant Leadership: Anyone wanting to be a leader must first be the servant

By: Katie Rethlake, EDC Marketing Project Manager Is leadership inborn and instinctive? Or is it a learned skill that requires effort and practice? If you said leadership was genetic and was instilled in your DNA by chance at birth, James Hunter would say you're robbing yourself of opportunities ...Read More

One rumor debunked and five takeaways from Jim Clifton

One rumor debunked and five takeaways from Jim Clifton By: Whitley EDC President, Alan Tio, CEcD First, to borrow a phrase, reports of my departure are greatly exaggerated. No, I am not leaving my career in economic development, but I have accepted a commission in the US Navy Reserve. I will be ...Read More

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