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JEFF's TAKE: Idea Week to Serve as Innovation Festival for Region

Published Thursday, March 15, 2018
South by Southwest, or SXSW, is going on this week in Austin, Texas. The week-long event was launched in 1987 to bring people together to meet, learn and share ideas. The event features sessions, showcases, movie screenings, exhibitions and a variety of networking opportunities. Music and film were the main drivers early on, but over the years the event has
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South Bend-Elkhart Regional Economic Development Strategy Plan Revealed

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The South Bend-Elkhart Region unveiled its new Regional Economic Development Strategy on Tuesday, February 6th. Around 100 people have been working for more than a year as part of a grassroots effort to craft a plan to raise per capita income in the South Bend-Elkhart Region, which includes 47 smart, connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest
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Chamber Endorses New Regional Economic Development Plan

Published Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This region’s first Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan is here! Today, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (Partnership) and the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) released the plan. The plan is the culmination of many months of work by hundreds of volunteers from across the region and comes on the heels of the
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The Chainsmokers to Perform at Idea Week

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Grammy award-winning and Billboard chart-topping duo The Chainsmokers will perform at the University of Notre Dame in April during Idea Week. The April 27 concert will be held at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, and it'll be the first concert in that arena since 2006. Tickets to see The Chainsmokers range from $65 to $99.50 and go on sale at 10
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2018 Michiana Forty under 40 Nominations Now Being Sought

Published Friday, January 19, 2018
Nominations are now being accepted through March 9 for the 2018 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The program, now in its 12th year, shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders, under the age of 40, who demonstrate career success and community engagement. This program is an annual
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American Airlines Back at SBN: 2 Nonstop Flights Daily to Charlotte & Dallas-Fort Worth

Published Thursday, January 18, 2018
American Airlines is returning to the South Bend International Airport (SBN) with the January 18 announcement of two daily nonstop flights to Charlotte and Dallas-Fort Worth. These flights will begin June 7. Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb joined St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President David Sage, American Airlines Senior Consultant/Government
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Chamber Producing Official SJC Street Map

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The Chamber is working with the cartographic and marketing firm of Target Marketing to publish a new, up-to-date, full-color St. Joseph County Street Map. This will be the only official map endorsed and distributed by the South Bend Regional Chamber. This map is used by thousands of tourists and visitors to the region, as well as by both newcomers and
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Portillo's Seeking 200 Employees

Published Wednesday, January 17, 2018
According to information provided by Portillo's, their Mishawaka location, currently under construction on Main Street, will open March 19. In addition, the Chicagoland-based restaurant chain is looking for workers and has opened a hiring center at the old HHGregg building, Indian Ridge Plaza, Mishawaka, off of Grape Road. Interested individuals can walk in
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