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Our Story Project goes online to gather public input

October 20th, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 20, 2014

Our Story Project goes online to gather public input

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - The Our Story Project is going online. If you missed the public workshops held in your county this past month, you now have another chance to have your voice heard. The Our Story Project online workshop, available at www.neindiana.com/workshop, launches today. Your input will help shape how our region is marketed by economic developers, chambers and tourism agencies from all 10 counties in Northeast Indiana. Results from the online workshop will be combined with input gathered from more than 500 participants who took part in over 20 public workshops held throughout the region.

Our Story Project is a regional project spearheaded by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership to define Northeast Indianas reputation -- who we are and where we are going as a region. The online workshop is the last opportunity for residents in Northeast Indiana to contribute to the project. 

The online workshop, which should take approximately 15 minutes to complete, gives the public the opportunity to weigh in on the traits Northeast Indiana possesses, our personality as a region -- today and in the future -- and how we authentically articulate that to others.

"If you haven't participated in the Our Story Project up to now, I strongly encourage you to spend a few minutes completing the online workshop. The authenticity of our story relies on gathering as much input from the public as we can. This is your chance to add your voice to the project," said Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing at the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

Everyone who takes part in the online workshop will be entered into a prize drawing along with participants from the public workshops. Prizes include:

  • An iPad mini ($300 value) donated by 95.1 Best FM
  • A tool box with tools ($100 value) donated by Do it Best
  • Rolling luggage ($280 value) donated by Vera Bradley
  • A travel bag ($130 value) donated by Vera Bradley
  • A $400 gift certificate donated by Best One Tires
  • A vineyard lunch for 2 ($200 value) donated by Joseph Decuis 
  • A $250 flight voucher to or through Philadelphia donated by Fort Wayne International Airport
  • A guitar ($200 value) donated by Sweetwater Sound
  • A pair of sunglasses ($50 value) donated by Desiar 

Go to www.neindiana.com/workshop to take the online workshop and add your voice to Our Story. The online workshop will only be available until Friday, November 7.

The Our Story Project is sponsored by 21Alive, 95.1 Best FM, Chase, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Parkview Health, BKD LLP, Indiana Michigan Power, Design Collaborative and Novae.

For more information about the Our Story Project, visit www.neindiana.com/ourstory.

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 focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity through product development and effective regional collaboration. The Northeast Indiana Fund (Fund) was created in 2005 to operate as a supporting organization of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, focused specifically on product development and 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. Through its combined efforts in business development and capacity building, the Partnership supports its 10 member counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. For more information, visit www.NEIndiana.com.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Courtney Tritch
Vice President of Marketing
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
260.469.3460
courtney@NEIndiana.com

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