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Business at a glance

The 83,000-square-foot Clarion Inn and Fun Dome held a ribbon-cutting ceremony March 21, celebrating completion of $1.5 million in renovations. The hotel is at 3330 Coliseum Blvd. W. in Fort Wayne.

Eleven local companies were recognized March 5 at the 2013 Workplace Wellness Awards sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne at Grand Wayne Convention Center. Award recipients were PHP, Raytheon, Lutheran Life Villages, Brooks Construction, Our Sunday Visitor, Hylant Group, Regal Beloit, Fort Wayne Metals, Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Tower Bank and The Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana.

1st Source Bank has been recognized as one of five finalists for Employee Volunteer Program of the Year by VolunteerMatch, a Web volunteer engagement network. 1st Source is one of five finalists nationwide in the small to medium size business category.

Fort Wayne’s Extension Inc., the developer of critical alerting and alarm management software for hospitals, announced its solutions are facilitating increased patient satisfaction for Clovis Community Medical Center in California.

Sleep Number opened a store at 4602 Illinois Road in Fort Wayne, which has 3,582 square feet of product. This is the only Sleep Number store in the Fort Wayne area.

R.E. Crosby Inc., a Fort Wayne-based general contractor, recently selected The Nichols Co., a local full-service marketing firm, to develop a comprehensive marketing strategy and communication plan for the contractor.

Blue Jacket Clothing Co. has opened at 2826 S. Calhoun St. It will sell high-quality, gently used clothing and accessories six days a week with proceeds raised supporting Blue Jacket’s mission and operations.

GAI Consultants Inc., a national engineering and environmental consulting firm, announced it will acquire Wisconsin-based Crispell-Snyder Inc., effective April 1.

The Hagerman Group received the prestigious Project of the Year and Subcontractors Choice Award at the seventh annual Indiana Subcontractors Association Awards Program.

Mainstream Boutique, a women’s clothing and accessories franchise, is scheduled to open the second week of April at 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd. in Fort Wayne. For more information, visit

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne awarded Weigand Construction work for a 27,000-square-foot addition to the south of its existing facility, along with a 6,500-square-foot renovation to the existing basement.

Sweetwater Sound has re-launched inSync, a leading resource for daily music news and product research, which can be viewed at

ITT Exelis has been awarded a direct commercial contract valued at $4.3 million to provide an existing international customer with additional communications equipment, including spares and ancillary devices.

Zimmer Holdings Inc., a global leader in musculoskeletal health, is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of The Zimmer Institute.

According to the February 2013 Nielsen Station Index, WANE-TV remains the most watched station in northeast Indiana. is the preferred website for news and weather based on data compiled by comScore and Hitwise.

Two Hoosier farmers received the Hoosier Homestead Award: the Munson family from Wells County and the Cather family from DeKalb County. The award given by the state recognizes families with farms that have been owned and maintained by the same family for at least 100 years.

Academy Mortgage announced that its Fort Wayne branch was No. 1 in the five-state region for February in purchase volume and total volume.

Fetters Construction Inc. of Auburn was awarded the general construction package for the Ivy Tech Community College Northeast Coliseum Campus Biology Lab Renovation. The 4,700-square-foot renovation began March 22.

Strebig Construction Inc. was awarded a contract by the city of Garrett for emergency roof and parapet repairs to the City Hall building. Work will be completed by May.

The Playfair Group of Fort Wayne has announced the opening of an “Amazing Space” family entertainment center in Sandusky Mall, Sandusky, Ohio.