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JSK to Buy College Football HOF from City

Published Friday, June 29, 2018
According to an article in the South Bend Tribune, the former College Football Hall of Fame building, a longtime headache for the city, will be sold to a subsidiary of JSK Development, with plans to find a tenant for the building or move its offices there. The South Bend Redevelopment Commission amended an agreement June 28 that will sell the downtown

IDEA Center's Venture Accelerator Opens to the Public

Published Friday, June 15, 2018
The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame, Startup South Bend - Elkhart and Elevate Ventures announced today (June 15) that the IDEA Center's venture accelerator program, the Commercialization Engine, is now open to residents of the South Bend-Elkhart region to submit their business ideas to free of charge. Already responsible for the creation of 25

Purdue Polytechnic & IU Work Together to Fill Jobs

Published Friday, June 15, 2018
The Indiana University School of Education is teaming up with Purdue Polytechnic Institute in hopes of preparing students to fill an estimated one million Indiana job openings by 2025. The collaboration will involve access to IU's Center for P-16 Research and Collaboration and the CareerMaker program at all nine of Purdue Polytechnic's statewide locations.

Mishawaka's Central Park Adding Fitness Equipment

Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Mishawaka's Central Park is being outfitted with a wall, bars and rings that will become part of an outdoor fitness court with 30 individual pieces of exercise equipment. Opening day is scheduled for 11 a.m. June 23, when representatives of the National Fitness Campaign, who is selling the equipment to the city, will give public demonstrations on how to do

Plans to Mobilize Over 250 Volunteers for Day of Caring

Published Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Nearly 300 volunteers from more than 20 local companies along with many local residents will be mobilized to tackle volunteer projects at local social service agencies, schools and community organizations through United Way of St. Joseph County’s Day of Caring, held on Saturday, June 23, 2018. United Way Worldwide encourages local United Ways to

South Bend Named a Silver Level Bicycle-Friendly Community

Published Thursday, May 31, 2018
The League of American Bicyclists recognized South Bend with a Silver Level Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) Award. The award recognizes South Bend for “impressive commitments to bicycling” through investment in bicycling promotion, education programs, infrastructure and pro-bicycling policies. South Bend is only the second Indiana community to

Electric Vehicle Company to Establish Manufacturing in South Bend Region

Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb and St. Joseph County officials joined executives from SF Motors, a global intelligent electric vehicle (EV) company that aims to accelerate the growth of the EV industry at large, today as the company announced plans to establish manufacturing operations here, acquiring AM General’s commercial plant in Mishawaka with

Webinar on Next Level Jobs: An Inside Look for Local Chamber Members is June 7

Published Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Join staff leaders from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to take a look inside the new Next Level Jobs initiative recently launched by Governor Eric Holcomb. A webinar, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. ET, is being offered exclusively for members of local Chambers of Commerce throughout Indiana, including the South Bend Regional Chamber. The program