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OCEAN NEI is a collaborative effort designed to Encourage, Educate, and Engage aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners within Northeast Indiana. The OCEAN NEI podcast, hosted by executive director Ben Westfall, features four different episode formats: startup stories from regional business owners, advice from industry experts, live-event content, and solutions from local entrepreneurial support organizations.

OCEAN NEI is a collaborative effort designed to Encourage, Educate, and Engage aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners within Northeast Indiana. The OCEAN NEI podcast, hosted by executive director Ben Westfall, features four different episode formats: startup stories from regional business owners, advice from industry experts, live-event content, and solutions from local entrepreneurial support organizations.
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OCEAN NEI is a collaborative effort designed to Encourage, Educate, and Engage aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners within Northeast Indiana. The OCEAN NEI podcast, hosted by executive director Ben Westfall, features four different episode formats: startup stories from regional business owners, advice from industry experts, live-event content, and solutions from local entrepreneurial support organizations.

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@OCEAN_NEI

Language:

English

Contact:

765-278-6569


Episodes

LIVE EVENT: Pivot (PT 3) - Q & A with Mitch and Curtis

9/18/2019
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One of the highlights of the August Pivot event was our Q&A session, where attendees were able to get direct feedback from guest speakers Curtis Smith and Mitch Kruse. The questions were raw and real—and the answers important for all entrepreneurs & small business owners.

Duration:00:27:04

LIVE EVENT: Pivot (PT 2) - Mitch Kruse

9/10/2019
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How do you go from owning and operating a collectible car auction park to full-time ministry? Mitch Kruse shared not only how he made this pivot, but also how he shifted from being a person who tells to a person who asks. Books mentioned: Never Split the Difference by: Chris Voss Street Smarts from Proverbs by: Mitch Kruse

Duration:00:26:23

LIVE EVENT: Pivot (PT 1) - Curtis Smith

9/3/2019
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At the OCEAN NEI “Pivot” event, Fort Wayne legend Curtis Smith took the main stage, sharing his story of transition from popular TV meteorologist and personality to his new community engagement position with Parkview Health.

Duration:00:33:54

Theresa Steele: Steele Business Coaching

8/20/2019
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In this episode, Ben interviews Theresa Steele of Steele Business Coaching. They talk about how life propelled her into starting her own childcare business at age twenty-one. This foundational experience, which felt more like necessity than risk, eventually led to Theresa’s work as a business coach. Theresa not only shares her path and passions, but also offers listeners valuable insights into how to create a company culture, structure, & systems and processes that will stand the test of...

Duration:00:31:00

Jeremy Hyde: Colligan & Co.

8/6/2019
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In episode #4 host Ben Westfall talks with Jeremy Hyde of Colligan & Co. Jeremy shares his story of entrepreneurship beginning with a small paper route right here in Fort Wayne to building an insurance company that values relationship & trust over the bottom line.

Duration:00:32:06

LIVE EVENT: Food Truck Feature (PT 2) - The Panel

7/30/2019
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What does it take to run a food truck? Join live-event host Kristin Giant as she interviews three Fort Wayne–area food truck owners: Edwin Chow of Chow Down, Johnny Perez of Mercadito, and Joe and Cortni Allison of Head to Hock. Hear their stories, be inspired by their passion, and learn from their grit and wisdom.

Duration:00:37:45

LIVE EVENT: Food Truck Feature (PT 1) - Cedric Walker

7/22/2019
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Part one of our July 2019 event live recording features guest speaker Cedric Walker from Joshua’s Hand Ministries. Cedric brings insights not only on the southeast Fort Wayne area that he serves, but also on what it looks like to lean in to your passion and calling. He emphasizes the importance of “doing” and how that coincides with following God and fighting for your vision.

Duration:00:20:05

Nate Reusser: Reusser Design

7/14/2019
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Our guest for The OCEAN NEI podcast inaugural episode is Nate Reusser of Reusser Design. Nate was born and raised in Berne, Indiana, where he began his first website development startup at the age of 18. Find out how he grew his agency from a dorm-room operation to an award-winning, trusted name in web design right here in Northeast Indiana.

Duration:00:43:16

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7/14/2019
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OCEAN NEI is a collaborative effort designed to Encourage, Educate, and Engage aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners within Northeast Indiana. The OCEAN NEI podcast, hosted by executive director Ben Westfall, features four different episode formats: startup stories from regional business owners, advice from industry experts, live-event content, and solutions from local entrepreneurial support organizations.

Duration:00:02:01