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Conexus Indiana Offers Speaker Series on Technology's Impact on Manufacturing

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019
Conexus Indiana has announced the launch of a speaker series focused on technology’s impact on manufacturing and logistics. The series is titled Movers, Makers and Mixers and will include events in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Terre Haute, Evansville and South Bend over the course of the year. The events will explore how Industry the fourth

Chamber Identifies Two Key State Legislative Priorities

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The 2019 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly is underway. Over the next four months, the legislature will vigorously debate key initiatives and the state budget. The Chamber has two major priorities and need your help advancing those priorities. Please reach out to your legislator and ask them to support: 1. $150M in funding for Regional

Four Flags Area Chamber & Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance Merge to Form Greater Niles Chamber; SBR Chamber to Provide Administrative Support & Leadership

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Board of Directors from both the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce (FFACOC) and the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance (SMEGA) have announced the completion of the merger of the two organizations. The new organization will be known as the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), effective January 1, 2019. Over the past year, the two

Chamber Responds to Buttigieg Announcement

Published Monday, December 17, 2018
Earlier this morning, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced that he would not be seeking a third term as mayor once his second term reaches a conclusion at the end of 2019. As the most influential business organization in the region, the South Bend Regional Chamber values its relationship with the City of South Bend, as a key partner in business growth

Gov. Holcomb Outlines 2019 Next Level Agenda with Emphasis on Workforce, Health

Published Monday, December 10, 2018
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb announced on December 7 his 2019 agenda, which continues his focus on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service. “This agenda remains focused on what will make us stronger, with practical and people-centered solutions,” Gov. Holcomb said. “I look forward to working with Hoosiers, lawmakers

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