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RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

RootMetrics ranks Verizon Wireless tops in overall network performance for Fort Wayne area

| March 25, 2015 | 1 Reply

Courtesy of the Verizon Wireless News Center FORT WAYNE—RootMetrics, an independent mobile analytics firm based in Seattle, released its Metro Fort Wayne RootScore® Report and, for the third time, Verizon Wireless received the highest award for overall network performance. Each RootScore is calculated from a combination of tests that are weighted to reflect the impact that […]

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Business Profile: LaDonna Chambers

Business Profile: LaDonna Chambers

| March 25, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville 1.)  Describe the service and/or products that you offer I am a freelance makeup artist who offers various types of makeup services. I offer makeup services for bridal, prom, everyday makeup looks, one-on-one lessons, group lessons, product consultations and more. It all depends on what my clients want.  One client may want […]

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‘Our Story: The Creation of an Identity for NE Indiana’

‘Our Story: The Creation of an Identity for NE Indiana’

| March 24, 2015

By Eric D. Hackley I’m speaking with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. The NE Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in a 10-county region in Northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity […]

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Business Profile: Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon

Business Profile: Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon

| March 18, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Jerrell Davenport is the owner of Jerrell’s Barber Shop and Strutables Hair and Nail Salon, located  at 2104 S. Clinton St., in Fort Wayne, Ind.  The phone number is (260) 456-8994 and they’re opened  9 a. m. to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Fridays ,  and 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturdays.   […]

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Business Profile: Ellis Funeral Home

Business Profile: Ellis Funeral Home

| March 12, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Mrs. Juanita Ellis is the owner of Ellis Funeral Home. The business is located at 1021 E. Lewis St., Fort Wayne, Ind.m and the phone number is (260) 422-6958. 1.) Describe the service that you offer We provide traditional and personalized funeral services, cremation services, pre-arranged funeral services and forwarding services. 2.) […]

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Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

Tax Increment Financing offers job growth opportunities

| March 7, 2015

By Mitch HarperSpecial to Frost IllustratedHow do you get people who need jobs to the employers who need workers?In the 1950s and 1960s transportation planning, it was commonly accepted that most cities exhibited a classic spokes and wheel pattern.  That is, factories and offices and the jobs those held, were largely in the center of […]

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Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

Urban League, Indiana Plan create skilled trade pre-apprentice program

| March 6, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Northeast Indiana Building Trades, the Fort Wayne Urban League and the Indiana Plan are coming together to create a pathway into the skilled trades.  The need for more apprentices and more diversity within the skilled trades has brought about the BUILD program (Building Trades, Urban League & Indiana Plan Local Diversity).  BUILD has […]

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50 years of economic futility

50 years of economic futility

| March 5, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist During the 50-year period from 1963 (“I have a dream!”) to 2013, black people have been on a virtual economic treadmill. Our relative economic position has not changed; our unemployment rate has consistently been twice as high as the white unemployment rate, which was five percent for whites and 10.9 […]

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Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

Three ways a woman can give herself , her children, one of the ‘greatest gifts’

| March 4, 2015

Financial advisor: Account for your spending; model the behavior By Erica L. McCain When it comes to buying power, women are steadily overcoming men. Throughout the next decade, women will control two-thirds of consumer wealth in the U.S. and will be the beneficiaries of the largest transference of wealth in our country’s history, according to […]

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Business Profile: Thomas Essex Attorney at Law

| March 4, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville Thomas Essex is a licensed attorney and the owner of Thomas Essex Attorney at Law.  His office is located at 1833 Alliger St., and his phone number is (260) 424-1756. 1.)  Describe the services that you offer We’re a law office that handles mostly criminal and family law cases.  In criminal law, we handle the […]

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