Dennis Robinson Retiring

After 13 years of dedicated service to Visit Fort Wayne, Director of Industry Partner and Information Services, Dennis Robinson, is retiring effective September 4th, 2020.

While at Visit Fort Wayne, Dennis's responsibilities included overseeing the Visitors Center, working with industry partners, selling advertising, and helping to represent visitor perspectives to many community activities.

President and CEO of Visit Fort Wayne, Dan O'Connell says, "Dennis has been an excellent leader in our hospitality industry, an unselfish representative of Visit Fort Wayne, and we will miss him." The Visit Fort Wayne Board of Directors would like to thank Dennis for his dedicated years of service and wish him the best in his retirement.

If you would like to wish Dennis well, please stop by the Visitors Center, call him at (260) 424-3700, or send him an email at

Visit Fort Wayne would like to invite you to stop by Club Soda on Friday, September 4, 2020, between 3:30PM and 5:30PM during Dennis' retirement celebration.

Josie O'Donnell Celebrates 10 Years with Visit Fort Wayne

Visit Fort Wayne's Josie O'Donnell, Senior Sales Manager, celebrated 10 years with the organization in August.

Josie is responsible for selling Fort Wayne as a destination for meetings and conventions and has been instrumental in booking numerous groups including conventions such as:

  • North American Brass Band Association's Annual Championship Contest every year since 2015 bringing in 750 - 1,500 attendees annually
  • North American SCRABBLE Players Association bringing in over 450 attendees
  • National Association of County Agricultural Agents for their 2019 Annual Meeting/Professional Improvement Conference bringing in over 900 attendees

Congratulations Josie! If you would like to send her a note, please reach out at

Summer Savor Fort Wayne

Visit Fort Wayne hosted one of our most popular events, Savor Fort Wayne, this August to support our local restaurant community. Typically, Savor Fort Wayne occurs in January, but we were able to host a first ever summer edition August 5-16.

Thirty-one participating restaurants offered special 3-course menus that were a deal to diners. Summer Savor offered diners new options to enjoy like patio dining and carry out, while still providing 12 days of delicious deals.

We thank our restaurants, sponsors, and local community for supporting Summer Savor Fort Wayne.

Mark your calendars - Savor Fort Wayne returns January 13-24, 2021!

Take a look at the highlights from Summer Savor Fort Wayne here.

Make It Your Own Mural Fest

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne Inc., is launching Make It Your Own Mural Fest in Northeast Indiana. Eleven cities throughout the region, including Fort Wayne, will each receive a new mural, painted over the 11 day period between September 8th-18th. New murals by national and international artists will be revealed on the final day in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells, and Whitley counties.

As the first mural festival of its kind in Indiana, the initiative hopes to add quality and culture, growing regional pride and drawing national attention and exposure to our local region.

Find more about the event and a map of all planned mural locations here.

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