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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

Blackthorn Operating Group Brings Topgolf Swing Suite to Toscana Park

Published Thursday, November 1, 2018
The Blackthorn Operating Group is proud to announce a partnership with Topgolf Swing Suite that will transform the Blarney Hole, located in Toscana Park in Granger, into a Topgolf Swing Suite for Michiana residents and visitors seeking a fun entertainment option. Scheduled to open in December 2018, Blackthorn Topgolf Swing Suite will house six (6)

Notre Dame Communicates $2.46B in Economic Impact

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Every five years, the University of Notre Dame measures itself and its impact on the local and regional economy by conducting an impact study. This year’s Economic Impact Report uses data primarily from fiscal year 2017, and includes a broader geographic area beyond South Bend and St. Joseph County, to include Elkhart and Marshall counties. In

Chamber Testifying at Interim Study Committee Hearing Today

Published Thursday, October 4, 2018
Earlier today in Indianapolis, Chamber President and CEO Jeff Rea testified at the Indiana General Assembly’s Interim Study Committee on Tax and Fiscal Policy Hearing. Of particular interest to the Chamber is discussion on the creation of a Regional Development Tax Credit. Rea commented, “We believe the Regional Development Tax Credit can be an