Regional Partnership Crafting "Master Narrative" For Region (VIDEO)

By WISE Web News

August 28, 2014 Updated Aug 28, 2014 at 9:10 AM EDT

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. (21Alive) -- If someone asked you what northeast Indiana is all about, what would you tell them?

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is looking to answer that by creating a master narrative with their new "Our Story" project.

The project comes in five phases, but the public is needed for phase 3, which is the regional workshop phase. Residents of northeast Indiana are encouraged to attend one of ten workshops where they'll be able to tell their personal stories about Northeast Indiana.

It's a big role in crafting the region's authentic story.

"We just think that it involves everyone - not just people who actually market northeast Indiana for a living- but your average resident, business person, what they say, what they feel about northeast Indiana, that's the true story of northeast Indiana and that's what we want to get to through this project," says Courtney Tritch, VP Marketing for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership.

The project is scheduled to be completed later this year.

The first phase of workshops will be held the week of September 15:

Monday, September 15 from 7:00-10:30 am at Ramada Inn, 3855 Indiana 127, Angola

Monday, September 15 from 2:00-5:00 pm at La Quinta Inn, 306 Touring Drive, Auburn

Tuesday, September 16 from 7:00-10:30 am at Impact Institute, 580 Fairview Blvd., Kendallville

Tuesday, September 16 from 12:00-3:00 pm at LaGrange Public Library, 203 W. Spring St., LaGrange

Wednesday, September 17 from 7:00-10:30 am at Girls Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana, 10008 Dupont Circle Drive East, Fort Wayne

Wednesday, September 17 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Region 8 Education Service Center, 251 W 850 N, Decatur

Thursday, September 18 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton

Thursday, September 18 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City

Friday, September 19 from 7:00-10:30 am at Wabash County Chamber of Commerce, 210 S. Wabash St., Wabash

The second phase of workshops will be held the week of September 29:

Monday, September 29 from 7:00-10:30 am at Ramada Inn, 3855 Indiana 127, Angola

Monday, September 29 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Waterloo Train Depot, 215 W. Van Vleek St., Waterloo

Tuesday, September 30 from 7:00-10:30 am at Noble County Public Library, 813 E. Main St., Albion

Tuesday, September 30 from 2:00-5:00 pm at Shipshewana Event Center, 760 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana

Wednesday, October 1 from 7:00-10:30 am at Parkview Whitley Hospital, 1260 E. State Road 205, Columbia City

Wednesday, October 1 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Manchester University, JYSC Hoff Room - 2nd Floor, North Manchester

Wednesday, October 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington*

Thursday, October 2 from 7:00-10:30 am at Clock Tower Inn, 1335 US 27 N, Berne

Thursday, October 2 from 12:00-3:00 pm at Wells County Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development, 211 W. Water St., Bluffton

Thursday, October 2 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Pizza Hut Corporate Office, 7100 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne

Friday, October 3 from 7:00-10:30 am at Huntington University, 2303 College Ave., Huntington*

Seating is limited. RSVPs will be taken on a first come, first served basis.

To reserve a spot, visit www.neindiana.com/rsvp




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