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Grow Wabash County to host two entrepreneurship advisors to offer entrepreneurial support | Business

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WABASH COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) – Grow Wabash County (GWC) says it is excited to share its slate of resources, new and existing, to help support local entrepreneurs and small business owners.

GWC has engaged with multiple partners to host entrepreneurship advisors Angela Harrison and Wes Shie in the GWC office.

Harrison will be in the office every Wednesday to meet with local entrepreneurs in person or virtually. She has an extensive background in the world of business and entrepreneurship, especially in the areas of retail management and community development.

Her experience in education also shines through as she works in her current role as a coach for the Northeast Indiana Innovation Center (NIIC), where she is a mentor for business owners and entrepreneurs at all stages of their business journey.

Anyone wishing to book a time to meet with her during office hours can register online at or contact Grow Wabash County at 260-563-5258.

Shie will be in the office periodically as well. He joined the Northeast Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff as a business advisor in 2010 and has served as the Regional Director since 2014.

Shie has years of experience in financial services and banking from previous work as a relationship manager for Wells Fargo and Chase Bank.

Before working in commercial banking, Shie served as a finance specialist for the Community Development Corporation (CDC) of Fort Wayne.

To book a time with Shie, email [email protected] or contact Grow Wabash County at 260-563-5258.

GWC is a part of the collaborative process to launch the NEIN Venture Hub which will be a one-stop shop for northeast Indiana entrepreneurs to connect with peers, mentors, educational resources and potential opportunities to pursue funding for their start-ups.

Entrepreneurs and small business owners can join the NEIN Venture Hub by registering at https://startupspace.app/hub/niic.

“We are proud to foster a nurturing environment for entrepreneurs and small business owners,” said Tenille Zartman, president and CEO of GWC, “We understand that their success is integral to the growth of our communities and economies. With a robust lineup of supports and offerings, we stand committed to empowering the dreams and ambitions of those who dare to create, innovate and lead.”

GWC, in partnership with NIIC and SBDC, will be hosting various educational events and workshops throughout the year focused on the topics and skills all entrepreneurs and small business owners need in their repertoire to be successful.

Upcoming workshops include:

No Foolish Questions webinar – Monday, April 1

Seasonal Planning workshop – Wednesday, May 1

GWC offers a variety of programs and supports that can be tailored to the specific needs of each local entrepreneur or small business owner to reach their goals.

Information about upcoming entrepreneurship workshops as well as more information about all of the supports Grow Wabash County has available for our local entrepreneurs and small business owners can be found online at and

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