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Salute to Business Nominations for ATHENA, Outstanding Young Business Leader & Small Business of the Year Awards Being Sought

Published Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Each year at the Chamber's Salute to Business Luncheon, we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of individuals and businesses in St. Joseph County, Indiana. We are currently accepting nominations for the following awards. Nomination deadline is December 1, 2017 for all three award categories. ATHENA The ATHENA Award is presented to an individual

MFG Day 2017 is Friday, October 6

Published Thursday, October 5, 2017
On Friday, October 6, the third annual Manufacturing Day 2017 in South Bend will provide more than 600 area high school students with the opportunity to visit local manufacturers, explore education and career opportunities in our community, and see how their classroom learning today is building a foundation for their future success. “The mission of

The Blarney Hole by Blackthorn Extends Golf Season

Published Thursday, September 28, 2017
Tim Firestone, co-owner of Blackthorn, announced last month that his management group had taken over the former Golf Club of Granger at Toscana Park, which closed suddenly in February. They’ve since touched up the space and renamed it The Blarney Hole by Blackthorn. The Blarney Hole will open to the public Friday with a ribbon-cutting event. The

JEFF'S TAKE: Mill at Ironworks Plaza a Key Step Downtown Mishawaka

Published Wednesday, September 27, 2017
I had the chance last week to attend the groundbreaking at Mill at Ironworks Plaza in downtown Mishawaka. The project is located just south of Beutter Park. Flaherty & Collins, an Indianapolis firm, is developing a 400,000-square-foot mixed-use building that will have commercial space on the first floor, 232 apartments and a parking garage.

$45M Mill at Ironworks Plaza Breaks Ground in Mishawaka

Published Friday, September 22, 2017
Contractors are starting the 20-month project of building The Mill at Ironworks Plaza with 232 apartments, a public and private parking garage and space for restaurants and retail. At Thursday’s groundbreaking, restaurant chain owner Gary Brackett said he signed on as the first tenant because the site “screamed Stacked Pickle,” thanks to

South Bend-Elkhart Region Among 25 Selected for Gateways for Growth Challenge Round II

Published Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Building on the increasing demand from local government, business, and civic leaders who aim to develop concrete strategies to integrate immigrants and foster economic growth, New American Economy (NAE) and Welcoming America are pleased to announce the 25 communities who will receive a Gateways for Growth award in the second year of the initiative.

Private Developer Sought for Sports Complex

Published Thursday, August 24, 2017
With hotels under construction that will add hundreds of rooms in St. Joseph County by next year, tourism officials are focused on a plan that they hope will fill them, at least in part, with young athletes and their families. The county plans to use $1.5 million in hotel-motel taxes to help attract a private developer who would build an indoor sports

City of South Bend to Significantly Invest in City Parks for Overall Improvements

Published Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Today the City of South Bend unveiled My South Bend Parks & Trails, a holistic overhaul of the South Bend parks system. This plan is a combination of park, trail, and riverfront upgrades that will fundamentally change the landscape of South Bend’s shared green spaces throughout the city. Inspired by the community’s request for an improved


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