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Important information:

Date/Time: TBA
Location: Wassenberg Art Center
Ticket Price: $35 for single ticket, $60 for pair
Reservation: Register in advance of May 3 call 419-238-6911 or e-mail

Main Street Van Wert announces the 2018 Main Street Live annual meeting and dinner celebration for the organization on May 8 at The Wassenberg Art Center in downtown. This year’s event will feature the restaurants and eateries of downtown Van Wert including 133 Bistro, Black Angus on Main, Wild Willy’s, Collins Fine Foods, Truly D’Vine Bread Co. and Peking Chinese Restaurant.

This year, the organization is especially excited to welcome keynote speaker Eric Doden, the CEO of Greater Fort Wayne. Eric’s message is sure to inspire the greater Van Wert community with the vision and success he and his organization has been able to bring the City of Fort Wayne and the entire Northeast Indiana, Northwest Ohio region. During his tenure GFW has assisted with 79 business expansions and relocations, General Motors 1.2 Billion-dollar investment and Fort Wayne Metals $51- million-dollar project. Eric also has spearheaded the progress of several major community projects including the $440 million revitalization of the Electric Works Innovation District (formerly General Electric), the $100-million-dollar world-class Fort Wayne riverfront development and the rebirth of the Historic Landing project which is a $35-million-dollar investment. In addition to his position at Greater Fort Wayne, Doden is a partner in the boutique private equity firm Domo Development which has developed more than $200 million in market-rate apartments since 2012.