Fort Wayne, IN (February 23, 2017)—The Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly honored Sweetwater founder and president Chuck Surack with the publication’s Legend of Leadership Award at a breakfast event on Tuesday, February 14.
The annual award honors a Fort Wayne business leader who for decades has shown what truly great leadership can accomplish. Speakers at the event underlined Surack’s efforts in the community with accolades and anecdotes that paid tribute to him, his wife Lisa, and his contributions to northeast Indiana.
The speakers were Mayor Tom Henry, City of Fort Wayne; Bruce Boxberger, partner, Carson Boxberger; Joe Jordan, President and CEO, Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne; Eric Doden, CEO, Greater Fort Wayne, Inc.; and Brian Bauer, CEO, Lutheran Health Network.
Surack also took the stage to express his appreciation, and to offer thoughts on his commitment to Fort Wayne and leadership philosophy. He offered this advice to anyone thinking of starting a business: “Remember, it’s your passion and your idea. While there’s nothing wrong with getting input and information and support from others, at some point, if it’s what you believe in, you have to go for it.”