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2020 Michiana Forty under 40 Class Revealed

Published Tuesday, May 26, 2020
The South Bend Regional Chamber, in collaboration with the Young Professionals Network (YPN) South Bend, announce the recipients selected to the 2020 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The program recognizes young adults, professionals, executives and leaders, under the age of 40, achieving outstanding professional success while also engaging in his/her

State to Launch PPE Marketplace for Small Businesses

Published Tuesday, May 5, 2020
On May 1, Governor Holcomb announced a new marketplace for personal protective equipment (PPE) that will serve as an added resource for Indiana small businesses returning to work in the coming weeks. The Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace, which is expected to launch next week, will ensure reliable access to PPE for small businesses and nonprofits

South Bend, Goodwill, Chamber and Others Partner to Launch Job Board Initiative

Published Monday, May 4, 2020
The City of South Bend and Goodwill Industries of Michiana, along with several other regional partners, announce the launch of the Jobs Progress initiative, aimed at connecting community members facing unemployment or reduced hours with employers who are hiring in the region. The online portal – – launched Friday, May 1, 2020.

South Bend Mayor Extends Local Travel Advisory

Published Monday, May 4, 2020
Mayor James Mueller extended the local travel “watch” advisory that limits non-essential travel until May 11, in efforts to continue mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The travel advisory began on March 19 but had been superseded by Governor Eric Holcomb’s stay-at-home order. “It’s important that we take

Governor Announces Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana

Published Friday, May 1, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the Back On Track Indiana plan to safely open the economy and remain vigilant about protecting Hoosiers’ health and wellbeing. “Across Indiana, we have witnessed a spirit of cooperation and caring for others that has touched my heart. May this spirit of appreciation for one another carry on long after

Gov. Holcomb Announces Contact Tracing Plan for COVID-19 Cases

Published Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the state is partnering with Maximus to centralize contact tracing and investigations for Hoosiers who test positive for COVID-19. This move, in tandem with a previously announced partnership with Optum to significantly expand testing across the state, is an essential component of efforts to safely reopen Indiana.

Gov. Holcomb Announces Large-Scale COVID-19 Testing for Hoosiers

Published Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced OptumServe Health Services, powered by Logistics Health, Inc., will open sites across Indiana in the next seven days to begin large-scale testing of Hoosiers. “Launching this partnership with Optum further expands Indiana’s COVID-19 testing capacity,” said Gov. Holcomb. “These free tests will

City of South Bend to Host a Second Emergency Assistance Fair

Published Friday, April 24, 2020
The City of South Bend will host a second Emergency Assistance Fair (EAF) on Tuesday, April 28, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. to help businesses throughout the region connect with financing relief from the COVID-19 pandemic. This event, held alongside CDFI Friendly South Bend — a newly-formed nonprofit organization working to connect borrowers with