The confluence of the three rivers around which Fort Wayne was founded have been pivotal to the success of the city since its founding.
But after decades in which the riverfronts were often taken for granted, there's new life -- and new momentum -- toward developing those spaces, particularly in Downtown Fort Wayne.
On March 26th, WBOI held the latest in its popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix. The events are meant to bring community leaders and listeners together for a relaxed discussion over dinner and drinks.
On March 26th, WBOI held the latest edition of its popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix in Downtown Fort Wayne.
The series, held a few times per year, aims to bring community leaders and residents together for a discussion of important issues in a relaxed environment over dinner and drinks. The audience is invited to submit questions, making the event interactive, entertaining, and informative.
Join WBOI's Sean Bueter and Virginia Alvino for Issues & Ales on Thursday, March 26th! It's a fun, laid-back event that features panels of experts and community leaders discussing important issues in our region.
The first hour will focus on Downtown Development and Downtown Living. We'll look at the critical mass of residential and commercial development projects, discuss the challenges, benefits and future of living downtown, and look at how these projects originated.
It was a lively conversation that took a shot at a lot of big questions facing the arts scene, and looked both inward at the community's own motivations and outward at where Fort Wayne fits in the national and global arts scene.
WBOI listeners packed the house Wednesday night at The Phoenix in Downtown Fort Wayne for two hours of discussion on issues facing Allen County and the region at large.
The panel discussions were part of WBOI's "Issues & Ales" series, which features experts talking about topics in front of an audience at local restaurants and bars.
Hour one of the discussion focused on the upcoming vote on whether or not Allen County should change its county governance from three executives to one. Voters go to the polls to decide the issue Nov. 4th.