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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

Chambers Across the Midwest and Great Lakes Region Unite in Support of Coordinated Reopening of Economy

Published Thursday, April 23, 2020
“Businesses throughout the Midwest and Ohio River Valley are anxious to get back to work while maintaining the wellbeing of our workforce and communities. Successfully combatting COVID-19 will require aggressive, collaborative action among governments, health care professionals, businesses and citizens. While actions taken in our individual states

City of South Bend to Provide Emergency Small Business Loans & Host Small Business Assistance Fair

Published Tuesday, April 14, 2020
The City of South Bend is awarding grants totaling $600,000 to a pair of community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to provide small business loans to local firms impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Before this pandemic, it was a priority of mine to attract more financing for small businesses from CDFIs,” said Mayor James Mueller.

Chamber Partners with St. Joseph County and City of South Bend on COVID-19 Response Coordination

Published Thursday, April 2, 2020
Elected leaders of St. Joseph County and the City of South Bend announced the establishment of a new role to aid intergovernmental communication and coordination as we navigate the community’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce and former Mayor of Mishawaka, will step into the

Bowen Center Now Hiring: Looking to Fill More Than 100 Jobs Immediately

Published Friday, March 27, 2020
Bowen Center is actively hiring during this extraordinary time. With unemployment numbers released this week jumping to an all-time high, the Center is pleased to be adding staff. In adapting to the current crisis, candidates are interviewed via video conference. The company has also moved all its on-boarding and orientation training online. On Monday,

WNIT and WORLD to Broadcast Daily At Home Learning Programs for Grades 6-12

Published Thursday, March 26, 2020
Responding to the need for educational resources for students as schools close due to the coronavirus, WNIT Public Television - PBS Michiana and the WORLD Channel, in partnership with PBS LearningMedia, will begin broadcasting At Home Learning programs for grades 6-12 on Monday, March 30. The programs will be available Monday through Friday from Noon to

Bendix Drive Reconstruction Project to Begin March 30

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2020
After a multi-year federal procurement process, the City of South Bend announces the Bendix Drive Reconstruction Project will begin Monday, March 30. This project will include the replacement of the concrete pavement on Bendix Drive from the south end of the bridge over the Indiana Toll Road to 400 feet north of Lathrop Street. Once Bendix Drive is reopened