Quimby Hall, Fort Wayne’s brand-new event center and reception hall

After months of renovations, upgrades, and refurbishments, Quimby Hall, located at 1502 Bluffton Road and right next door to the Clyde Theatre and the Club Room at the Clyde, is now accepting bookings for fall meetings, corporate holiday parties, receptions, banquets, weddings, and events. Boasting over 4,000 square feet of space that can accommodate up… Read more »

The Pearl Construction Site

This photo was recently taken at dawn at the construction site of The Pearl building.  

See Enstrom at EAA AirVenture 2022

Built from a passion for American ingenuity and entrepreneurship, Enstrom Helicopter was founded in 1959 with a focus on safety, value and performance – and that focus has never faltered. For over 60 years, Enstrom has been supplying quality-made parts and helicopters worldwide; from military and police applications to private and commercial flight uses. Now,… Read more »

Sweet Aviation Chosen as Next FBO for the DeKalb County Airport

Sweet Aviation announced today they have been selected to become the FBO (Fixed Base Operator) for the DeKalb County Airport located just outside Auburn, Indiana beginning November 1, 2022. This expansion means that Sweet Aviation provides service at the Fort Wayne International Airport, Smith Field Airport, and now the DeKalb County Airport too. Working alongside… Read more »

Rebooted Enstrom Helicopter Corp. Signs First Sales Representative

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that it has signed Aero Facility Co, Ltd. as their representative for sales in the country of Japan. Aero Facility has the honor of being the first Representative signed back after Enstrom emerged out of Chapter 7 bankruptcy on May 13, 2022. Aero Facility was a long time… Read more »

Sweet Helicopters Safely Transports Nearly 300 Passengers to the Indianapolis 500

This Memorial Day weekend Sweet Helicopters safely chartered over 300 passengers to and from the Indianapolis 500, “the greatest spectacle in racing,” breaking previous records for passengers transported. Sweet Helicopters is the official helicopter services provider for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and has been safely transporting passengers to and from the racetrack since 2017. “It… Read more »

Enstrom Helicopter Under New and Stable Ownership

Chuck Surack, founder of Surack Enterprises, announced today that he has purchased The Enstrom Helicopter Corporation of Menominee, Michigan to rebuild the Enstrom brand into one of the leading American-made helicopter manufacturer as it once was. In a letter to the Enstrom leadership team, Surack shared his appreciation to the employees for their devotion and… Read more »

Commission gives The Pearl its blessing

The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission gave final approval for The Pearl, a $50 million mixed-use, 7-story development underwritten by Chuck and Lisa Surack that will complement The Bradley, a classy boutique hotel at Main and Harrison streets that opened its doors last year. Demolition on existing buildings at the site is already underway. Residents can… Read more »

Unique Development Planned for Downtown Through Partnership Between Surack Enterprises and City Of Fort Wayne

The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division is partnering with Sweetwater founder Chuck Surack and Lisa Surack, now of Surack Enterprises, to bring more development to the downtown area. The project, known as “The Pearl,” will be an investment of nearly $50 million by the Suracks. It is anticipated to include a seven-story mixed-use… Read more »