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Several Legislative Priorities Approved by Indiana General Assembly

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Indiana General Assembly wrapped up its 2019 session the final week of April. Their chief accomplishment was the approval of the state’s biennial budget, in the amount of $34.6 billion. Other key items included teacher and DCS Funding, and the Hate Crimes Bill. The South Bend Regional Chamber had several bills we were tracking closely related to
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SBA 8(a) Certification Workshlop May 10

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019
While the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) kicks off National Small Business Week on May 5th in Washington, D.C., small business owners and entrepreneurs around the nation will celebrate with local and regional events. SBA Indiana heads to South Bend May 10th for a very special workshop on a premier small business contracting program--the SBA 8(a)
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Gibson to Host What's the Risk Summit on May 22

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Gibson is hosting the “What’s The Risk” Summit on May 22, 2019. We have identified key topics within the Employee Benefits and Risk Management realm and will bring together industry experts to educate and answer all your questions. This year is a new format. Since we’re covering topics related specifically to Employee Benefits and
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South Bend and Purdue MEP Receive Industry 4.0 Award for “Most Innovative Workforce Development Implementation”

Published Friday, May 3, 2019
The city of South Bend and Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership received an Industry 4.0 Award for “Most Innovative Workforce Development Implementation” for their joint project aimed at training incumbent workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies. These participants received a Lean Practitioner Certificate and Lean
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Celebrating National Tourism Week: Check Out These Specials

Published Thursday, May 2, 2019
When people think about tourism around The Bend, they automatically turn to Notre Dame football season. Visitor spending for a Notre Dame football home game checks in at about $17 million. But it’s just one piece to the tourism puzzle. Around 4.8 million visitors came to St. Joseph County in 2017, spending approximately $621.9 million. In fact, June,
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South Bend - Elkhart Region Awarded $42.4M Transformational Lilly Endowment Grant to Accelerate Regional Innovation and Workforce and Economic Development

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
The University of Notre Dame announced Friday (April 26) a $42.4 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to form the Labs for Industry Futures and Transformation (LIFT) Network, which will enhance and link cutting-edge expertise, technologies, workforce development programs and innovation-based facilities throughout the broader South Bend - Elkhart region.
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TCU to Aquire New Buffalo, Mich., Savings Bank

Published Friday, April 26, 2019
Teachers Credit Union ("TCU") and New Bancorp, Inc. (OTC PINK: NWBB) (“New Bancorp”), the holding company of New Buffalo Savings Bank (“New Buffalo”), announced today that they have signed a definitive purchase and assumption agreement whereby TCU will acquire the assets and assume the liabilities of New Bancorp and New Buffalo in an
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Dismas House Benefit Auction May 8 to Feature Danny Trejo

Published Thursday, April 25, 2019
Dismas House invites the Michiana community to its 33rd Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction on May 8th, 2019. The event will be held at the Century Center and will feature celebrity key-note speaker and former offender, Danny Trejo. Event tickets are open to the public. Sponsorship packages are also available for groups of 2 to 20 and include tickets to the
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