• Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Fort Wayne, recently received a check for $50,000 from Stacey Poynter, U.S. Small Business Administration. The NIIC was the single Indiana recipient for the accelerator fund. • YMCA, Fort Wayne, recently recognized 22 local companies at its 8th Annual Workplace Wellness Awards held at Parkview Field on Oct. 13. The award winners are Platinum Level: Ashley Industrial Molding, BAE Systems, Brooks Construction, City of Columbia City, Fleet Feet Sports Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Metals, Hylant, Parkview Health and Raytheon. Gold Level: Complete Wellness Solutions Fort Wayne Community Schools, Lutheran Life Villages, Micropulse, Nucor Fastener, Regal Beloit, STAR Financial Group, Ultra Electronic-USSI and Weigand Construction. Silver Level: Brightpoint, Design Collaborative and YMCA of Great Fort Wayne. Bronze Level: Dulin, Ward & Dewald, Inc. Rising Star: Dulin, Ward & Dewald, Inc. Most Employee Engagement: Fort Wayne Community Schools. Most Strategic Initiative: Fleet Feet Sports Fort Wayne. Most Wellness Impact: City of Columbia City, and Most Innovative Program: STAR Financial Group.
• Faegre Baker Daniels, Fort Wayne, has ranked nationally in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms Survey in seven areas.
• Fort Wayne has ranked No. 98 as the Most Expensive City in the Nation by the National Rent Report for November from the Zumper National Rent Index. A full report can be found at https://www.zumper.com/blog/rental-price-data.• Impact CNC, LLC, Columbia City, a production machining company, and trailer manufacturer Novae Corp., were recently named to Inc. Magazine’s list of 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Impact CNO was also ranked No. 50 on the list, and the second fastest-growing privately held manufacturing company in America.
• 1st Source Bank, South Bend, has received the Best Branch Service in the Midwest award for consistently providing a superior customer experience.
• Alexin LLC, Bluffton, announces the commencement of rolling ingot (slab) casting at its casting plant.
• Junior Achievement has kicked off its 100 Entrepreneurs campaign for National Entrepreneurship Month today through Friday. The initiative aims to place 100 entrepreneurs from throughout northeast Indiana in high school classrooms this week to demonstrate and emphasize the importance of entrepreneurship and business creation. In addition, students will be encouraged to participate in an Entrepreneurship Month contest, which asks them to detail a business idea or an idea that would benefit the community in some way.
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