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Externship Program Underway this Week

Published Monday, June 24, 2019
Communities across the country are successfully integrating education and business through educator externship programs, bridging classroom theory to real-world application. This summer 47 educators in the South Bend Region will spend time working and learning with area businesses to help their students prepare for future careers. The first cohort launched

South Bend Receives $50K Inclusive Procurement Grant

Published Friday, June 21, 2019
The Citi Foundation and Living Cities yesterday announced the expansion of the City Accelerator initiative on Inclusive Procurement, a retake on its fourth cohort, to 10 additional U.S. cities, including South Bend. The 10 cities will work together over the next year to pursue a range of projects to find innovative, effective, locally-tailored strategies to

Harmony Healthcare IT Among Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019
According to Modern Healthcare, a leader in healthcare news, South Bend's Harmony Healthcare IT made their list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Companies that made the list went above and beyond simply offering robust compensation and beneifts packages. Rahter, these firms are recognized for their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied

Transpo’s FREE K-12 Summer Travel Program Starts June 1

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The South Bend Public Transportation Corporation’s (Transpo’s) free K-12 Summer Travel Program starts Saturday, June 1. The program provides unlimited travel for K-12 students the months of June, July and August. As a result of last summer’s success, Transpo has partnered with the Michiana Area Council of Governments and the Interurban

Several Legislative Priorities Approved by Indiana General Assembly

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Indiana General Assembly wrapped up its 2019 session the final week of April. Their chief accomplishment was the approval of the state’s biennial budget, in the amount of $34.6 billion. Other key items included teacher and DCS Funding, and the Hate Crimes Bill. The South Bend Regional Chamber had several bills we were tracking closely related to

SBA 8(a) Certification Workshlop May 10

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019
While the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicks off National Small Business Week on May 5th in Washington, D.C., small business owners and entrepreneurs around the nation will celebrate with local and regional events. SBA Indiana heads to South Bend May 10th for a very special workshop on a premier small business contracting program--the SBA 8(a)

Gibson to Host What's the Risk Summit on May 22

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Gibson is hosting the “What’s The Risk” Summit on May 22, 2019. We have identified key topics within the Employee Benefits and Risk Management realm and will bring together industry experts to educate and answer all your questions. This year is a new format. Since we’re covering topics related specifically to Employee Benefits and

South Bend and Purdue MEP Receive Industry 4.0 Award for “Most Innovative Workforce Development Implementation”

Published Friday, May 3, 2019
The city of South Bend and Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership received an Industry 4.0 Award for “Most Innovative Workforce Development Implementation” for their joint project aimed at training incumbent workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies. These participants received a Lean Practitioner Certificate and Lean