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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:00 am


Fort Wayne/Allen County

Visitors guide for city released

Visit Fort Wayne on Tuesday announced the publication of its 2018 Official Visitors Guide, featuring 84 pages about the community's attractions, museums, festivals, arts and sports venues.

More than 80,000 copies of the guide will be distributed from the local visitors center and other venues. The guide is also included in relocation packets by area businesses and real estate agents.

In addition to the printed guide, Visit Fort Wayne's website receives 1.36 million views annually.

IPFW has interim vice chancellor

Jerry Lewis, communications and marketing professional, has been appointed as IPFW's interim vice chancellor for communications and chief marketing officer, Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer announced Tuesday.

Lewis, whose first day was Feb. 1, brings nearly three decades of experience to IPFW as it continues with a realignment to become Purdue University Fort Wayne.

“This is an incredible opportunity to be part of a university that is entering an exciting new era,” Lewis said in a statement.

“I'm truly fortunate to be a part of the transition as this highly respected institution works to sharpen its identity, expand its partnerships, and claim its well-deserved spot on both a regional and national stage.”

He most recently was senior vice president for communications and public affairs at Emory University in Atlanta.

Red hats going to area's newborns

Babies born in northeast and parts of central Indiana this year will receive tiny red hats, courtesy of the American Heart Association's “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program.

On March 5, hats will be delivered to participating hospitals in northeast Indiana. STAR Financial Bank is the local sponsor.

Volunteers from across the state knitted each hat, and American Heart Association staffers will deliver them to several hospitals in February to raise awareness of heart disease and American Heart Month, the organization said Tuesday.

Heart disease remains the No. 1 cause of death in the United States and in Indiana, and congenital heart defects are the leading birth defect in newborns.

– Journal Gazette