These leaders and companies have made a tremendous impact on our community, and continue to lead by example and serve our community.

Contact to speak with Bev, Whitley EDC and LWC Office Administrator. 


Class 21 | 2021-2022

Back Row: Jake Peterson, Reelcraft Industries; Arik Straub, Ultra Maritime; Kylie Fugett, Whitko High School Participant; Jeff Kumfer, SRKM Architecture; Brooks Walker, Community Foundation of Whitley County; Candice Woodruff, Fox Products; Eden Freeman, Columbia City High School Participant

Front Row: Katy Southern, Peabody Public Library; Kelsey Combs, Restoration Medical Polymers; Kaylee Owens, Churubusco High School Participant; Beverly Flanagan, LWC Facilitator; Grant St. Clair, Micropulse; Dale Buuck, LWC Facilitator

Thank you to our generous sponsors


Companies and organizations who have participated in the LWC program

80/20, AgPlus, AllStar Communications, Beds and Britches, Etc. (BABE),  Bloom, Gates, Sigler and Whiteleather, Bowen Center, Britton Marketing & Design, C & A Tool, City of Columbia City, Columbia City Parks Department, Columbia City Police Department, Columbia City United Methodist Church, Community Foundation of Whitley County, Cornerstone Vision Counseling, Crossroads Bank, East Wayne Street Center, Eberhard Lutheran Church, Edward Jones, Embarq, Family Care Center of Fort Wayne, Farmers and Merchants Bank, Fort Wayne Metals, Great Batch Medical, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Habitat for Humanity,Huntington University, INDOT, J & J Insurance, J & K Communications, JuneStar Corp., Lear, MAHLE Clevite, Inc, March of Dimes, Martin-Riley Architects, Micropulse, Miller’s Merry Manor, Mission 25, NIPSCO, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Northeastern REMC, Old National Insurance, Orizon Real Estate, Parkview Health System, Passages, Pathfinder Services, Peabody Public Library, PNC Bank, Precision Outdoors and Rentals, Purdue Extension of Whitley County, Quality Inspection and Gage, Reelcraft, Restoration Medical Polymers, S & W Electric, Schrader Real Estate and Auction, Sleep Center of Fort Wayne,  Smith-Green Community Schools, South Whitley Library, STAR Insurance, STAR Financial Bank, Steel Dynamics, Inc., Three Rivers Federal Credit Union, TK Ladd Architecture, The Center, The Oaks/OakPointe, The Post and Mail, Trier Ford Chrysler, Town of South Whitley, Undersea Sensor Systems, United Way of Whitley County, USDA Rural Development, Wabash Electric, Warner Electric, Whitko School Corporation, Whitley County Consolidated Schools, Whitley County Council/Commissioners, Whitley County Council on Aging, Whitley County Chamber of Commerce, Whitley County Economic Development Corporation, Whitley County Extension Homemakers, Whitley County Emergency Management, Whitley County Historical Museum, Whitley County Humane Society, Whitley County Literacy Council, Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, Whitley County Solid Waste, Youth For Christ, YWCA of Northeast Indiana