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Chamber Partners with St. Joseph County and City of South Bend on COVID-19 Response Coordination

Published Thursday, April 2, 2020
Elected leaders of St. Joseph County and the City of South Bend announced the establishment of a new role to aid intergovernmental communication and coordination as we navigate the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce and former Mayor of Mishawaka, will step into the

Bowen Center Now Hiring: Looking to Fill More Than 100 Jobs Immediately

Published Friday, March 27, 2020
Bowen Center is actively hiring during this extraordinary time. With unemployment numbers released this week jumping to an all-time high, the Center is pleased to be adding staff. In adapting to the current crisis, candidates are interviewed via video conference. The company has also moved all its on-boarding and orientation training online. On Monday,

WNIT and WORLD to Broadcast Daily At Home Learning Programs for Grades 6-12

Published Thursday, March 26, 2020
Responding to the need for educational resources for students as schools close due to the coronavirus, WNIT Public Television - PBS Michiana and the WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, will begin broadcasting At Home Learning programs for grades 6-12 on Monday, March 30. The programs will be available Monday through Friday from Noon to

Bendix Drive Reconstruction Project to Begin March 30

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2020
After a multi-year federal procurement process, the City of South Bend announces the Bendix Drive Reconstruction Project will begin Monday, March 30. This project will include the replacement of the concrete pavement on Bendix Drive from the south end of the bridge over the Indiana Toll Road to 400 feet north of Lathrop Street. Once Bendix Drive is reopened

Governor Orders Hoosiers to Stay Home in Fight Against COVID-19

Published Monday, March 23, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb delivered a statewide address today to order that Hoosiers remain in their homes except when they are at work or for permitted activities, such as taking care of others, obtaining necessary supplies, and for health and safety. The order is in effect from March 25 to April 7. “The next two weeks are critical if we are to slow

COVID-19 Employer Update Webinar March 23 at 11:30 a.m. ET

Published Monday, March 23, 2020
The South Bend Regional Chamber is partnering with member Barnes & Thornburg's Labor and Employment division for a COVID-19 Employer Update webinar today, Monday, March 23, at 11:30 a.m. Hear the latest updates from a cross-disciplinary team on the current situation surrounding COVID-19 for U.S. based employers, a review of legislative initiatives, and

Gov. Holcomb Takes More Actions to Protect Hoosiers During Public Emergency

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb took additional unprecedented actions today to protect and support Hoosiers during the COVID-19 outbreak by signing executive orders that extend the closure of schools, provide economic relief and protections for individuals and businesses, and expand unemployment insurance benefits for those impacted by job loss. “Every day

Tourism Capital Development Fund Recipients Announced

Published Thursday, March 12, 2020
With assistance from the St. Joseph County Hotel-Motel Tax Board, Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM) announced $500,000 in funding to benefit the advancement of St. Joseph County (SJC) as a tourism destination. Funded projects will improve visitor experience by providing critical assistance toward tourism product development. This $500,000 investment in