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Four Winds Field Named Best of the Ballparks

Published Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Four Winds Field, home of the South Bend Cubs, has been voted the best Class-A ballpark in the country in the 2017 Ballpark Digest's Best of the Ballparks competition. The Class-A affiliate of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs came in as an eight seed in the bracket-style contest, defeating the Kannapolis Intimidators (Intimidators Stadium), the

Area Children to Get Access to Pre-K

Published Friday, June 9, 2017
More local children from low-income families will soon be able to attend preschool as the state is set to expand funding to St. Joseph, Elkhart and Marshall counties. State officials Wednesday announced the 15 counties that were selected to join the pre-kindergarten voucher program as part of the $22 million expansion signed by Gov. Eric Holcomb earlier

Up to $20M in Grants Available Through DWD's Skill UP Indiana! Program

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) employer-driven Skill UP Indiana! Program is about to enter round three. At stake over a two-year period is a pool of up to $20 million in grant funding that is being made available to financially support Innovation Networks to provide more and better avenues for skill-specific training

Indiana Chamber Offers Economic Report

Published Wednesday, June 7, 2017
One way to boost competition is to start keeping score. At least, that’s the philosophy of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber released its Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card, a report released every two years that details the health of Indiana’s economy, compared with the other 49 states in the country. According to the data in the

Additional Funds May be Available for Regional Cities Projects Through Mid-July

Published Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Last fall, the South Bend - Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) allocated Regional Cities funding to a portfolio of projects, each of which is strongly aligned with our region's goal of creating and sustaining Smart Connected Communities. The eighteen projects selected to receive an allocation from the RDA must have final submissions and full

View the Profiles of the 2017 Michiana Forty under 40 Recipients

Published Monday, May 22, 2017
The South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce each year recognizes 40 young professionals for their accomplishments in the workplace and the community. They are a new generation of leaders in their industries and their communities. This year's class was honored May 16 at the Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend. The Chamber thanks presenting sponsors

2017 Wages & Benefits Survey Extended Through June 9

Published Sunday, May 21, 2017
We need the business community’s help! We are working with our economic development partners from Marshall and Elkhart counties in Indiana, as well as Cass and Berrien counties in Michigan, to produce the valuable economic development tool: the Wages and Benefits Report. But first, we need you to complete the Wages and Benefits Survey for 2017.

South Bend Region to Host Indiana Vision 2025

Published Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Initiatives to enhance regional economic development and quality of place must be accompanied by a similar statewide effort. That's what is taking place through the Indiana Chamber-led Indiana Vision 2025 plan - first released in 2012 and updated in 2016. The Indiana Chamber has been presenting regional forums related to Indiana Vision 2025 throughout the


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