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Four Winds Casino South Bend Opens

Published Tuesday, January 16, 2018
The wait is over, Four Winds Casino South Bend officially opened Tuesday. It's been a little over a year since crews broke ground, but leaders say it's much more than just a couple of hours of fun and games. Four Winds South Bend has 1,800 slot machines and many braved the cold to be some of the first to try them out. "Were going to hit the slots and

Hotel Boom in St. Joseph County

Published Monday, January 15, 2018
According to Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM), the destination management and marketing organization for St. Joseph County, nearly 1,000 new hotel rooms have been added in the county over the past two years. Just after opening 473 new hotel rooms in 2017, another 393 are scheduled to come on line in the coming year, with the possibility of more on the

Four Winds South Bend Will Become One of Area's Largest Employers

Published Thursday, January 4, 2018
In a report by WNDU-TV, the South Bend Four Winds will open in less than two weeks and immediately become one of the biggeThe South Bend Four Winds will open in less than two weeks and immediately become one of the biggest businesses in businesses in town. "The largest new employer our area has seen in decades, we're talking about 1,200 people

Looking Back at 2017 and Ahead to 2018

Published Thursday, December 21, 2017
If you work in construction, 2017 was a busy year. If you were looking for a job, you had many options. If a new place to live was on your agenda, there were no shortage of opportunities. Visiting our area, many new dining or lodging options awaited. 2017 was busy, let me remind you of some of the highlights. In South Bend, the Liberty Tower (formerly

Morris Preps for The Phantom

Published Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Special modifications to the Morris Center for the Performing Arts continue in preparation for the premiere engagement of Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in South Bend, IN, March 28-April 8, 2019. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of

Chamber EVP Laskowski to Retire; DeCleene Named New EVP; Bishop Promoted

Published Monday, December 4, 2017
After 18 years of service, South Bend Regional Chamber Executive Vice President Paul Laskowski is retiring at the end of the year. Current Visit South Bend Mishawaka (VSBM) Executive Director Rob DeCleene has been named the new executive vice president of the Chamber, beginning January 1, 2018. In addition, Controller Mari Bishop has been promoted to

Idea Week April 21-28 to Celebrate Innovation & Entrepreneurship in Region

Published Saturday, December 2, 2017
The University of Notre Dame, along with the city of South Bend, the city of Elkhart and various community organizations and businesses, will host Idea Week April 21-28 (Saturday-Saturday) to highlight strides being made in innovation and entrepreneurship in the region and to inspire creative energy for future success. Idea Week was announced Dec. 1

South Bend-Elkhart Region Income Exceeds National Average

Published Thursday, November 30, 2017
Per capita personal income in the South Bend-Elkhart Region grew at more than double the national average in 2016, according to numbers released recently by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Personal income in the region increased by $1 billion, resulting in a $1,436 per person increase in personal income. “This is the one metric that economic