Victor Eugene Butler, or “Gene” as he is known to most folks in the community, was well aware of the possible pitfalls and failure rates when he decided to forgo the corporate fast track, to go into business for himself. That was 20 years ago.
FORT WAYNE—People in business for themselves or those hoping to start businesses have an opportunity to gain valuable insight into to the world of entrepreneurs and to share the benefit of their own experiences at the Fort Wayne Entrepreneurial Summit, scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 21 at the Fort Wayne Public Safety […]
Jeanie profiles former inmate, recovering addict, cancer and stroke survivor, and now owner of Sparkling Touch cleaning service.
THE HACKLEY REPORT by Eric Donald Hackley—Interview with Scott Williams, son of Jesse Williams, founder of Jesse & Sons Barber Shop—the oldest black-owned barbershop in Fort Wayne
Click here to view photos of the laundromat. Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—By now, lots of folks are talking about what soon could become the city’s most famous laundromat, thanks to the establishment’s iconic owner—Charles “Charlie Bob” Wallace. On July 6, Wallace opened Charlie Bob’s Coin Laundry at 5439 S. Anthony Blvd. While nearly […]
Check out grand opening and behind-the-scenes images from the new high-tech laundromat on S. Anthony Blvd. in Fort Wayne. Click here to read the full from the July 31 print edition. (Photos by Michael Patterson & Condra Ridley) [alpine-phototile-for-flickr src=”set” uid=”97875579@N08″ sid=”72157634779704968/” imgl=”fancybox” style=”floor” row=”4″ size=”100″ num=”30″ highlight=”1″ align=”center” max=”100″]
First of all, let us offer a heartfelt “thank you” to all who attended and helped sponsor Frost Illustrated’s Third Annual Free Community Picnic. We appreciate the opportunity to serve you in the time-honored tradition of providing a platform for the black community and other disenfranchised people to speak for ourselves in our own voices. Your collective outpouring of support, however, gave stark contrast to an issue that portrays the other side of the coin—the widespread lack of respect and support for our voices in other quarters.
By Harry C. Alford—We have these programs from the blood, sweat and tears of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the other giants of the Civil Rights Movement. They saw the vision of having a new and improved Civil Rights Act. They envisioned one that would be more comprehensive than the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and 1957. They demanded and bargained until President Lyndon Baines Johnson capitulated.
By Sondra Brooks Special to Frost Illustrated The Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce is off to a great start in 2013. After a successful first year in operation, we are actively engaged in fulfilling one of our objectives: to help businesses prosper and grow. The Chamber created the Microenterprise Development Assistance Program to help […]