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BLUE JACKET CLOTHING CO. OPENS SECOND FORT WAYNE STORE IN COLDWATER CROSSING SHOPPING CENTER

Fort Wayne non-profit Blue Jacket Inc. is expanding its operations with a second Thrift-style clothing store specializing in business professional clothing in the Coldwater Crossing Shopping Center at 5511B Coldwater Road, on the same side of the plaza as Hobby Lobby.

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JOIN OUR TEAM!

The growth at Blue Jacket continues! We are hiring for an Operations Manager. This position primarily oversees the operations of the Transportation Division, Fantasy of Lights Division, and the Historic Embassy Theatre Division.

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BLUE JACKET’S FANTASY OF LIGHTS BREAKS RECORDS SET PREVIOUS YEAR

Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights event, in its 24th year, broke its previous record of 20,680 cars enjoying the display in 2017, to topping out this year at 21,777 cars, with an estimated 109,000 people participating in the event over the last month and a half.

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NOW HIRING A BILINGUAL FACILITATOR

Blue Jacket is seeking a bilingual employee! Serving Spanish-speaking clientele and connecting to a large employer. Key Roles will be an Employment Trainer and Job Developer. Must have proof of Spanish proficiency as well as interpreting and translation training.

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FANTASY OF LIGHTS EXPANDS, BREAKS RECORDS

Adding to the total number of displays and the length of the route were just a few additions that engaged a record 20,680 vehicles, an estimated equivalence of 103,400 people.  Attendance was 3% greater than the previous record in 2015 and 10% higher than 2016, even with frigid temperatures.

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BLUE JACKET FANTASY OF LIGHTS ADDS DISPLAYS, FREE TREATS FOR FAMILY-FUN ATMOSPHERE

Fantasy of Lights, Tuesday-Dec. 31, has extended its driving route by a half-mile to 2 miles and added 10 displays, including those from Dana, Embassy Theatre and General Motors, said Tony Hudson, Blue Jacket executive director.

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EMBASSY THEATER AND BLUE JACKET COLLABORATE TO CREATE NEW CLEANING SERVICES PROGRAM

The Embassy Theatre announced today a new partnership with Blue Jacket. The Embassy Theatre partnership is the first designed to provide both training and jobs, creating two full-time and at least 12 transitional 60-day jobs with permanent job placement in the community upon completion.

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BOX IN: COULD NEW LAW LESSEN EX-CONVICTS’ JOB CHANCES?

Many states and hundreds of communities nationwide have enacted laws that prevent public employers – or, in some cases, private ones – from asking job applicants about their criminal history on an initial application form. Called “ban the box,” such measures are aimed at giving ex-cons a second chance.

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BLUE JACKET HOLDING GARDEN PRODUCE SALE

Blue Jacket will hold its last produce market of the season 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Thursday to benefit the juvenile-based gardening program. The sale will be in the Blue Jacket Clothing Co. at 2826 S. Calhoun St.

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10TH ANNUAL BLUE JACKET GOLF OUTING HUGE SUCCESS

The 10th Annual Blue Jacket golf outing was a huge success at Cherry Hill Golf Club! Thank you for all that attended the outing!

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F4F FANTASY OF LIGHTS 5K RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR

The Fort4Fitness Fantasy of Lights 5K is back for another year. Participants will get to see a sneak peak at Blue Jacket’s annual Fantasy of Lights.

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DIGGING OUT OF THE PAST FOR NEW BEGINNINGS

A new partnership in Fort Wayne is giving people with a rough past a second chance in life.  And while they take advantage of the opportunity, it's also a win - win for the city of Fort Wayne.

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