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New Business Bootcamp Launches Supporting Local Entrepreneurs Business Growth

Published Thursday, August 1, 2019
The South Bend - Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) opened applications July 30 for Hustle SBE, a six-session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. Hustle SBE is focused on building the capacities of small businesses to scale beyond their current operations, regardless of industry. SBERP is

Rea Elected to National Industry Board

Published Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Jeff Rea, president and CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber, has been elected to serve on the board of directors for ACCE, the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, an Alexandria, Va.-based association of over 9,000 professionals who work for and with more than 1,300 chambers of commerce. Members of ACCE’s board of directors represent

24 HOURS of CODE is July 19-20

Published Monday, July 8, 2019
24 HOURS of Code kicks off at noon on Friday, July 19, and runs through noon on Saturday, July 20, offering hourly opportunities across the South Bend|Elkhart Region to learn the basics of code. To date, there are 18 participating host sites for “live” classes, listed below. From 9:00 p.m. Friday to 7:00 a.m. Saturday, HOUR of Code sessions will

Indiana Chamber's Vision 2025 Report Card Details Unhealthy Economic Threat

Published Monday, June 24, 2019
The advantages that currently help Indiana maintain a competitive economic climate may soon not be enough due to several challenges outlined in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card. While progress is taking place on some of the education statistical measures as part of the long-term approach to future workforce needs, the

Externship Program Underway this Week

Published Monday, June 24, 2019
Communities across the country are successfully integrating education and business through educator externship programs, bridging classroom theory to real-world application. This summer 47 educators in the South Bend Region will spend time working and learning with area businesses to help their students prepare for future careers. The first cohort launched

South Bend Receives $50K Inclusive Procurement Grant

Published Friday, June 21, 2019
The Citi Foundation and Living Cities yesterday announced the expansion of the City Accelerator initiative on Inclusive Procurement, a retake on its fourth cohort, to 10 additional U.S. cities, including South Bend. The 10 cities will work together over the next year to pursue a range of projects to find innovative, effective, locally-tailored strategies to

Harmony Healthcare IT Among Best Places to Work in Healthcare

Published Thursday, June 13, 2019
According to Modern Healthcare, a leader in healthcare news, South Bend's Harmony Healthcare IT made their list of Best Places to Work in Healthcare. Companies that made the list went above and beyond simply offering robust compensation and beneifts packages. Rahter, these firms are recognized for their efforts to create an empowered and satisfied

Transpo’s FREE K-12 Summer Travel Program Starts June 1

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The South Bend Public Transportation Corporation’s (Transpo’s) free K-12 Summer Travel Program starts Saturday, June 1. The program provides unlimited travel for K-12 students the months of June, July and August. As a result of last summer’s success, Transpo has partnered with the Michiana Area Council of Governments and the Interurban