23
Jan '15

Stryke Industries Announces Newest Client: Hentz Manufacturing

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Hentz Manufacturing. Stryke Industries manages as part of Hentz Manufacturing’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Hentz Manufacturing is a highly experienced, well-known textile company in Fort Wayne that serves a broad portfolio of different military clients. Bob Hinty, their CEO stated “For years, we’ve been supporting our service men and women overseas by teaming with great companies stateside to design and build what the warfighter needs. It’s an honor...

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20
Jan '15

Gallup Strengths Coaching Training

Dear Big Goal Partners, The purpose of this communication is to seek commitments for industry representatives to participate in the Gallup Strengths Coaching training the week of March 2 to the 6th. The course market value is $7,500 and is in direct support of our region’s Big Goal career connection efforts. Despite the near term setback with the Lilly Endowment, we remain committed to the career connection strategy that we outlined as exactly the game-changing effort this region needs to engage our high school students with the high-wage, high-growth jobs in your industry. Our students must be prepared for the...

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19
Jan '15

Northeast PTAC Plans Workshops, NIDIA Conference

The Northeast Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) is collaborating with the Northeast ISBDC to offer two upcoming workshops on government contracting that will take place on February 20 and March 11 at the NE-ISBDC. In addition, the local PTAC is also partnering with the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA), Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), and various organizations to present a NIDIA Mega Conference on April 17 at IPFW. Introduction to Government Contracting will take place on Friday, February 20, at from noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Northeast ISBDC. This workshop, which is free of charge and...

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19
Jan '15

STRYKE Industries Announces Newest Client: Clinician Group

Stryke Industries, a highly specialized business development firm, is excited to announce its newest client, Clinician Group. Stryke Industries manages as part of Clinician Group’s team a coherent strategy of business development actions from research and development, capture planning, customer engagement, contract/proposal writing through product delivery. Clinician Group, a national medical testing firm in Ohio, seeks to improve global access to military members on mental health services as required by the new Jacob Sexton Act. This act mandates all members serving in uniform must receive a quality mental health exam annually. Clinician Group’s proprietary system can provide innovative assessments to...

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16
Jan '15

NIIC Signature Community Entrepreneurship Celebration

The Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC) is pleased to announce its Second Annual Signature Community Entrepreneurship Celebration Event on Tuesday, April 21, 2015! Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Venue: Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Education, Fort Wayne, IN Keynote: Chuck Surack, Founder and President, Sweetwater Sound Click Here to View Event Flyer ideas@work will celebrate the growth of the region’s entrepreneurs and student ventures in various NIIC programs, including its nationally recognized Student Venture Program. The event will also highlight the impact that entrepreneurs and growth businesses have in Northeast Indiana and show how the community...

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09
Jan '15

Indiana Builds on Small Business Grant Program

Indiana Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann announced this past July a partnership between the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), and Elevate Ventures to help small businesses tap into the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs offer non-dilutive funding to small businesses to develop and hopefully commercialize new technologies. Last year alone, the federal government distributed nearly $2 billion of these awards to small businesses in a variety of different industry sectors. Only 32 Indiana businesses were part of that distribution. The state’s new program is intended...

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02
Jan '15

Exelis Awarded $28 Million For Direct Commercial Contract

Exelis has been awarded a direct commercial contract worth $28 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, spare parts and ancillary devices. Communications equipment acquired under the contract includes the RT-1702 SINCGARS, or Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio Systems, along with installation kits and spares to support the system. Exelis has sold more than 600,000 SINCGARS radios with supporting ancillary devices worldwide. The production of the radios for this international contract will take place at the Exelis Fort Wayne, Indiana facility. Exelis is a global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with over 50 years...

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17
Dec '14

Exelis Awarded $10.3 Million Contract for Technology System Insertion

Fort Wayne, Ind. — Exelis (NYSE: XLS) has been awarded a $10.3 million sole source U.S. Air Force contract to insert a modern data storage and retrieval technology into the Strategic Automated Command Control System (SACCS). The SACCS provides orders and pass codes authentication for Air Force nuclear weapons platforms, bombers, and support units. Inserting a modern data storage system into this legacy command and control system will dramatically improve retrieval and verification of critical data for decision-makers. The upgrade by Exelis, a leading provider of critical network solutions, will also allow the existing system to continue with uninterrupted service...

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06
Nov '14

Welcome our newest members for November 2014

We would like to welcome the newest NIDIA members for the month of November.  Please take a moment to have a look at their businesses and make new connections if you aren’t already familiar with them! GCG Industries, Inc. 4636 Newaygo Rd. Fort Wayne IN 46845 260-482-7454 View Member Profile Triton Metal Products 7790 South Homestead Drive Hamilton, IN 46742 260-488-1800 View Member Profile

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17
Oct '14

NIDIA Welcomes Col. David Augustine (ret) as Chairman

Please welcome NIDIA’s new Chairman, Col. David Augustine Effective October 20, 2014, Retired Col. David Augustine will act as the new Chairmain for the Northeastern Indiana Defense Industry Association. At the combined Northeast Indiana Industry Association (NIDIA) and Fort Wayne Base Community Council (BCC) luncheon, Mr. Scott Maddox, the Treasurer for NIDIA announced that the Executive Board, under the leadership of Mr. Jeff Uhey, has selected Col. David Augustine (ret) as the new Chairman effective Oct 20th, 2014. Jeff Uhey quoted “Col Augustine is the right leader, at the right time and the right place to take NIDIA to new...

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