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MONTHLY
April2012
 THE GREATER FORT WAYNE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
10x18
fwchamber.org/emphasis
Our speakers, rom top let:Lutheran Health Network’s JoeDorko, Fort Wayne CommunitySchool’s Dr. Wendy Robinson,Parkview Health’s Mike Packnett,Ottenweiller Co.s Mike Ottenweller,AlphaRae Personnel’s Dr. RaePearson, The Chamber’s MikeLandram, Tower Banks’s Mike Cahill,Aptera’s TK Herman, Allen CountySuperior Court’s Hon. Wendy Davis,and Frontier Communications’Roscoe Spencer.
Learn frsthandthe secrets o theirsuccess at ourinaugural eventon April 25. Page 6
Our ATHENA Award recipients
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Grab our smart phone app
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Chamber events calendar
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Celebrate the fabric of women at this day ofinspiration, renewal, and education.
Registration due by April 9
 Friday, April 27
ipfw.edu/tapestry
Emmy Award winner, actress,star of the hit comedy series
The Middle 
, beloved for herrole as Debra in
Everybody Loves Raymond 
, producer,best-selling author, andmother of four boys.
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APRIL 2012 EMPHASIS MONTHLY 3
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Indiana: A place for change
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Leads groups build high-valuecommunity
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Interview to get the rightintern
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Make it a habit to eat together
6
Chamber to host inaugural10x18
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Two women receive ATHENAAward
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FWA can get you to yourvacation spot
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Cloud computing: Is it rightfor you?
10
Grab our smartphone app
10
Doermer Dialogue opens atIPFW
11
New and renewing members
11
Your Chamber discount guide
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Ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings
Chamber members and riends,Tis month’s cover spotlights some o our com-munity’s best leaders. Tese leaders will par-ticipate in the Chamber’s frst-ever “10x18: TeSecret o My Success” Tis event on April 25 willshowcase these great leaders each sharing theirsecrets o success. Each speaker will speak or 18minutes sharing his or her story. We hope youwill join us or this event and take advantage o this opportunity to learn rom some o the besto the best. o learn more about this event, turnto Page 9.We are also launching Te Chamber’s frstsmart phone app. Tis app will provide you withTe Chamber at your fngertips. Available orboth the iPhone and Android, this app will allowyou to reerence the business directory, accessthe community calendar rom your phone, trackChamber news and events, and register or Cham-ber programs rom your phone. Tink o it as TeChamber Business Directory and then some all inyour smart phone. Te app is ree or downloadrom your app store. o fnd out more about thisapp, turn to Page 10.Speaking o cutting-edge technology, in Marchwe wrapped up a second great year or echFest.With hundreds o students getting engaged inthe SEM (science, technology, engineering, andmath) felds through gaming, it was an excitingday. Congratulations to the committee made upo leaders throughout Northeast Indiana or agreat and inspiring event.We were also excited to honor two greatwomen at the AHENA Awards this year. SharonSimmons, president and ounding member o Francine’s Friends, was honored with the coveted AHENA Award. Julia Fiechter, ounder and pow-erhouse behind Lendingahand.net, received the AHENA Young Proessional Leadership Award.Both women exempliy community leadership inNortheast Indiana. urn to Page 7 or more onthe AHENA Awards.Hope to see you this month!
 Volume 22, Issue 4
Mike Landram
President/CEO
Michelle Merritt
 Vice President o Membership andCommunications
Deb Boyd
Controller
Jennier Fisher
Graduate Retention ProgramManager
Katy Staford-Cunningham
 Vice President o Government Aairs
Dave Young
 Vice President o AirService Development
Jon Swerens
Director o Communicationsand Emphasis Editor
Emphasis Monthly is apublication o Te Greater FortWayne Chamber o Commerce.826 Ewing StreetFort Wayne, IN 46802(260) 424-1435www.wchamber.orgcommunications@wchamber.orgPrinted by KPC Media GroupInc., publishers o the GreaterFort Wayne Business Weekly
 A limited amount o adver-tising in Emphasis Monthlyis available exclusively toGreater Fort Wayne Chambero Commerce members.For rates and inormation,contact KPC Media Group:
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Fort Wayne general managerlsroue@kpcnews.net(260) 426-2640 ext. 304
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Fort Wayne advertising salesmanagerlynetted@kpcnews.net(260) 426-2640 ext. 305Or visit the web site:wbusiness.com/emphasis
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENTINSIDE THIS ISSUE
Mike Landram
CEO and PresidentTe Chambermlandram@wchamber.org
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Te mission o the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber o Commerce is to create a vibrant economicenvironment by supporting business, advocating on behal o the business community, andostering community partnerships to advance a common economic vision.
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