Thanks to everyone that attended our NIDIA All-Member meeting on August 20th in downtown Ft Wayne! Special thanks to our presenters: Bryce Carpenter from Conexus, Gene Jones from Purdue, and Nick Darrah from the Regional Partnership. It was a great opportunity to obtain information pertinent to our industry and region.
NIDIA also made a donation of $2,500 to TechFest of Northeast Indiana. NIDIA STEM committee members Lynne Miller, Dave Jost, and Joe Predina presented the check to Kurt Whited and Noah Miller during our meeting (photo).
The Hampton Inn’s new Rooftop Patio, overlooking Parkview Field was the perfect venue for networking after our meeting and watching a little baseball. Our next All-member meeting will be in December. We will finalize the date and agenda soon; hope to see you there!
Indiana is combining its forces to grow the state’s defense industry and military assets, creating a collaborative approach to market the sector and bring new business to the state. Governor Eric Holcomb announced Monday a realignment of the Indiana Office of Defense Development, which will now fall under the jurisdiction of the Indiana Economic Development Corp.
“With a strong military presence and network of defense assets, combined with the tactical advantage of our state’s pro-growth business climate, Indiana is perfectly positioned to be at the center of global advancements and growth in defense” said Holcomb.
The governor also announced the appointment of Major General Omer Tooley to lead the defense development team. Tooley will be responsible for growing Indiana’s defense industry by promoting the state’s defense assets and attracting new defense-related businesses to Indiana.
NIDIA Chairman Rick Howard was recently interviewed by the Journal Gazette magazine regarding the State of Indiana’s attractiveness to the Aerospace and Defense industry. Read the article online here: http://www.journalgazette.net/business/20190811/for-aerospace-state-is-6th
Please plan to attend the Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association All-Member Meeting
Date: August 20, 2019
Location: Marriott Courtyard, downtown Ft Wayne (1150 S. Harrison Street)
Reception afterwards at the Hampton Inn Rooftop, overlooking Parkview Field
- 4pm– All-Member Meeting
- 6pm – Reception, Networking, Meet-n-Greet, Hampton Inn Rooftop patio
- 7pm – Stay and watch the Ft Wayne TinCaps from the Hampton Rooftop patio!
- NIDIA Overview – presented by Rick Howard, NIDIA chaiir
- Conexus Overview – presented by Mark Howell, CEO & President of CONEXUS
- Cyber Update – presented by Gene Jones, Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership
- Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Overview – presented by Nick Darrah, NEIRP
Please register for this event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nidia-summer-membership-meeting-social-mixer-tickets-65045839858
The IN3 Lunch and Learn event scheduled for June 5, 2019, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a future date. Any fees paid to attend the June 5th Lunch & Learn event will be reimbursed.