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Celebrating National Tourism Week: Check Out These Specials

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019
When people think about tourism around The Bend, they automatically turn to Notre Dame football season. Visitor spending for a Notre Dame football home game checks in at about $17 million. But it’s just one piece to the tourism puzzle. Around 4.8 million visitors came to St. Joseph County in 2017, spending approximately $621.9 million. In fact, June,

South Bend - Elkhart Region Awarded $42.4M Transformational Lilly Endowment Grant to Accelerate Regional Innovation and Workforce and Economic Development

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
The University of Notre Dame announced Friday (April 26) a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which will enhance and link cutting-edge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs and innovation-based facilities throughout the broader South Bend - Elkhart region.

TCU to Aquire New Buffalo, Mich., Savings Bank

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
Teachers Credit Union ("TCU") and New Bancorp, Inc. (OTC PINK: NWBB) (“New Bancorp”), the holding company of New Buffalo Savings Bank (“New Buffalo”), announced today that they have signed a definitive purchase and assumption agreement whereby TCU will acquire the assets and assume the liabilities of New Bancorp and New Buffalo in an

Dismas House Benefit Auction May 8 to Feature Danny Trejo

Published Thursday, April 25, 2019
Dismas House invites the Michiana community to its 33rd Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on May 8th, 2019. The event will be held at the Century Center and will feature celebrity key-note speaker and former offender, Danny Trejo. Event tickets are open to the public. Sponsorship packages are also available for groups of 2 to 20 and include tickets to the

Census Reports County Population Growth

Published Friday, April 19, 2019
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that St. Joseph County grew from 269,994 to 270,771, a growth of 777 people or .29 % during the period from 2017 to 2018. This represents the county's second largest growth in population since the Great Recession, and ranks the county 38th in the state for growth. The county has experienced growth each year since 2012. From

Potawatomi Zoo Economic Impact Study Shows $80.88M Impact on SJC

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019
The Potawatomi Zoo recently released its 2016-2018 Economic Impact Study that quantifies economic activity attributable to the Zoo from 2016 through 2018. The study concluded that the cumulative three-year impact of the Potawatomi Zoo on St. Joseph County was $80.88 million and supported 1061 jobs. The Zoo could also be credited with supporting 807 jobs

2019 Michiana Forty under 40 Class Revealed

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019
The 2019 Michiana Forty under 40 class has been selected. The Michiana Forty under 40 program shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and significant community engagement, before the age of 40. This year saw a record number of nominations at 210 received.

South Bend Named Finalist for Smart City North America Awards

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2019
The City of South Bend has been named a finalist for the International Data Corporation (IDC)’s 2019 Smart City North America Awards. The finalist project, Combined Sewer Overflow Real-time Decision Support System, leverages EmNet machine learning technology for efficient water management. Awards are dependent on public voting, which runs through 5:00