Free Road to One Million Kick-off Celebration open to the public


Press Release
Jan. 13, 2016

Free Road to One Million Kick-off Celebration open to the public

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – To celebrate Northeast Indiana’s $42 million in Regional Cities funding, the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Greater Fort Wayne Inc. are hosting a Road to One Million Kick-Off Celebration event, presented by Barrett McNagny, from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. The event is free and open to the public.
The Kick-off Celebration will feature live music from the West Central Quartet, food, cash bar and a champagne toast sponsored by Lake City Bank.
In addition to the toast, guests 21 and older can also enter to win regional door prize packages from all 11 counties. Prizes include various regional experience packages including entertainment, dinner and overnight accommodations throughout Northeast Indiana. There will also be a free gift for the first 500 guests.
“As a region we know that hard work goes a long way. We’ve proven it. Now we want to celebrate it. In Northeast Indiana, we view every individual as an important part of the community, which is why Barrett McNagny is sponsoring this free public celebration. By partnering to celebrate the Road to One Million plan, we are strengthening our community and working together to build a bigger and brighter future,” said Tom Niezer, partner at Barrett McNagny.
The event will include short remarks about next steps from John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.
To RSVP to the free public event or to learn more about Regional Cities, visit our website at
About the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership creating business investment by generating business leads, developing product and fostering regional collaboration. In 2010, the Partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. The 11 counties of Northeast Indiana include Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. For more information, visit
About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.
Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc.’s main focus is on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement. To learn more, visit

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