This past year was another one for the books and before we completely “take 2018 by the horns”, lets pay tribute to a fantastic 2017 in our community! Year after year we have the privilege to support several local events and organizations, and this year was no different. Through our support this year not only did we witness continued growth in our community, but we were able to create memories as a company.
Community Harvest Food Bank | SCAN Weigand Construction Duck Race | Lunch on the Plaza | Zoobilee 2017 | Zoo Brew & Wine Too | Embassy Theatre | Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana | Out of the Darkness Walk | Waynedale Community Picnic | American Heart Association’s Northeast Indiana Heart Walk | JA Wine & Beer Festival | CTN Dine 4 Rides | CTN Hop On Brew Tour | Arts United Taste of the Arts | Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk | Hobnobben Film Festival | IPFW Fitness Day Game | Broadway Street Stroll | Big Brothers Big Sisters of NEI Women’s Champagne Brunch | Bridge of Grace’s Bridge the Gap | Middle Waves Music Festival | World Baseball Academy Benefit Auction | Weather the Fort | Fort Wayne Urban League Gala | Turnstone Casino Night
Thank you to all of the companies and individuals who played a part in making this past year a memorable one. Amazing things are happening in our city, and if you haven’t already, we hope that you choose 2018 to be a part of it all. Alright now lets go out there and “take 2018 by the horns”!
This past year was an amazing one for our community and we know that 2017 will be even better, but before we move full steam ahead into the New Year we want to take a minute and reflect on an incredible 2016. As a company, we had the privilege of being involved in and supporting a long list of organizations that have really helped shape Fort Wayne into the city it is today. Thank you to all of the companies and individuals who have been a part of our memorable 2016 and who have let us be a part of theirs!
NeoCon 2016 has come and gone, and this year was nothing short of a whirlwind. It’s amazing how quickly NeoCon approaches each year, but before you know it, your two full days of viewing new products, socializing with your reps and enjoying the beautiful city of Chicago are over.
As our two interior designers and I were prepping for our fourth year at NeoCon together, we commented on the fact that the NeoCon process was definitely something that we’ve fine-tuned but no matter how many times you attend this event you have to mentally prepare yourself for the fast paced and sometimes overwhelming design environment. Whether you are ready for it or not, the hustle and bustle of the Merchandise Mart as soon as you walk through that revolving door really just hits you in the face. However, it doesn’t take more than two minutes to get your mind right and become NeoCon focused.
We started NeoCon off by going and visiting a few of our favorite reps in their beautiful showrooms. It didn’t take long for us to figure out that patterns and bold colors were going to be the reoccurring theme at this year’s show. It is really refreshing to see flooring, wallcovering, fabric and furniture companies stepping outside the box with their products after having to play it safe the past couple of years. It is safe to say that the design industry is back!
Every other year the IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Indiana Chapter holds their Avant Garb Fashion Show in Indianapolis, but this is not any ordinary fashion show. Teams for the event are made up of partnerships between manufacturers and either one company or employees from multiple companies in both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis. Each team of six or less members have the goal to create a fashion garment using their manufacturers’ unique and upcycled materials, which means that there are outfits constructed out of anything from rubber base to wallcovering.
The challenge doesn’t stop there.