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South Bend Excel Center Seeking Applicants

Published Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Excel Center, a free public high school for adults, is currently accepting enrollment applications for the next term at its South Bend, Hammond and Gary locations. Applications must be received by Monday, September 2nd for classes beginning September 10th. Those interested can apply online at: The application is free and takes

ND Hydroelectric Facility Construction Begins

Published Tuesday, August 20, 2019
On August 19, the University of Notre Dame and South Bend’s Venues Parks & Arts broke ground on a 2.5-megawatt hydroelectric generation facility on the dam in the St. Joseph River in downtown South Bend, near Seitz Park. Mostly underground, the new facility is expected to generate about 7% of the University’s electrical needs and offset

Local Man Opens Goddard School in Memory of Late Wife

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Goddard Systems, Inc., franchisor of The Goddard School, announced the School located in Granger, IN is anticipated to open this fall. Ahead of its opening, the School will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, August 8 at 4 p.m. at the School located at 14201 State Road 23, Granger, IN. After losing his wife to cancer in 2015, Bhavesh Patel wanted

Second Cohort of South Bend Region Educator Externships Launching Aug 5

Published Friday, August 2, 2019
On Monday, August 5, the South Bend Regional Chamber will launch Cohort 2 of their pilot Educator Externship program. Twenty-six educators participated in Cohort 1, June 24-28, (see attached article) and 17 will participate next week. This pilot program was made possible through Skill UP Indiana grant funding and 29 employer partners who provided

New Business Bootcamp Launches Supporting Local Entrepreneurs Business Growth

Published Thursday, August 1, 2019
The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) opened applications July 30 for Hustle SBE, a six-session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. Hustle SBE is focused on building the capacities of small businesses to scale beyond their current operations, regardless of industry. SBERP is

Rea Elected to National Industry Board

Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce. Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent

24 HOURS of CODE is July 19-20

Published Monday, July 8, 2019
24 HOURS of Code kicks off at noon on Friday, July 19, and runs through noon on Saturday, July 20, offering hourly opportunities across the South Bend|Elkhart Region to learn the basics of code. To date, there are 18 participating host sites for “live” classes, listed below. From 9:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, HOUR of Code sessions will

Indiana Chamber's Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

Published Monday, June 24, 2019
The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the