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South Bend Regional Chamber Comments on Spells' Resignation

Published Thursday, December 6, 2018
Earlier this afternoon (December 6), Dr. Kenneth Spells announced his resignation as superintendent of the South Bend Community School Corporation. As the voice of the business community, the South Bend Regional Chamber offered its’ support of the hiring of Dr. Spells. “We wish Dr. Spells all the best as he moves on to a new opportunity,”

Indiana Chamber Employer Survey: Workforce Challenges Mount

Published Thursday, November 29, 2018
Two concerning five-year trends in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce annual employer survey demonstrate the workforce challenges that are impacting Hoosier companies. In response, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence, which is “dedicated to helping businesses attract, develop and retain” the talent they need.

Indiana Chamber Forms Institute for Workforce Excellence

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence. “This is clearly the top issue impacting companies in Indiana and beyond,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The Institute will focus on helping businesses attract, develop and retain talent.” The Institute coordinates a variety of existing

SJCPL Renovations Get Council Approval

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2018
On November 26, South Bend's Common Council took two actions enabling the St. Joseph County Public Library to move forward with an ambitious Main Library renovation and expansion projected to cost $36 to $38 million. The council voted unanimously to approve a three-way agreement with the library and Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, committing the

SpartanNash Buys Martin's Super Markets; Nothing to Change

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Martin’s Super Markets has dominated the local grocery scene for decades, becoming a business powerhouse in the region, and the Michigan company that plans to buy the chain says shoppers have nothing to worry about. SpartanNash, based in Grand Rapids, says customers won’t notice any changes after the deal is finalized and that it has no plans

Allied Physicians of Michiana Introduces New Service Line

Published Monday, November 19, 2018
Allied Physicians of Michiana introduces Allied Imaging Center at University Commons Medical Plaza. The imaging center will provide CT & MRI that complements imaging and diagnostic services already provided within the 11 Divisions of Allied Physicians of Michiana. Ground was broken in mid-November for the new facility. Allied Imaging Center is expected

Bill Nye, Kevin Kelly & Driverless Vehicle Experiences Announced as First Round of 2019 IDEA Week Acts

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2018
South Bend, Ind. - Emmy Award-winning speaker Bill Nye the Science Guy and Wired magazine co-founder Kevin Kelly were announced as the first round of keynote speakers for IDEA Week 2019, an annual event that celebrates innovation, entrepreneurs and the incubation of new ideas in the South Bend-Elkhart region. Event organizers also announced plans to

ChamberPAC Makes Endorsements
in County & School Board Races

Published Friday, November 2, 2018
ChamberPAC, the South Bend Regional Chamber’s Political Action Committee, is endorsing candidates in county and South Bend School Board races for the November 6 Election. ChamberPAC-endorsed candidates include: Andy Kostielney, St. Joseph County Commissioner, District 1 Robert “Bobby K” Kruszynski, St. Joseph County Council, District A