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Experience IDEA Week, an Innovation Festival, April 20-29

Published Monday, April 9, 2018
Get ready to celebrate all things innovative and entrepreneurial in the South Bend-Elkhart Region with the first-ever IDEA Week April 20-29! It’s a new kind of Innovation Festival hosting business, technology and entertainment events for all ages to learn, play, meet and compete. The region is working together to showcase the outstanding minds and

SF Motors Bringing Electric Vehicle Production to Region

Published Friday, March 30, 2018
On a stage in the heart of Silicon Valley on Wednesday night, a business rolled out a product with major implications for manufacturing in the South Bend Region. SF Motors, the company that in November purchased the former AM General Commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, unveiled a pair of electric vehicles that will be produced there. Challenging

2018 Michiana Forty under 40 Class Revealed

Published Thursday, March 29, 2018
The 2018 Michiana Forty under 40 class has been selected. The Michiana Forty under 40 program shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement, before the age of 40. The 2018 class represents the 12th Michiana Forty under 40 class with

JEFF's TAKE: Idea Week to Serve as Innovation Festival for Region

Published Thursday, March 15, 2018
South by Southwest, or SXSW, is going on this week in Austin, Texas. The week-long event was launched in 1987 to bring people together to meet, learn and share ideas. The event features sessions, showcases, movie screenings, exhibitions and a variety of networking opportunities. Music and film were the main drivers early on, but over the years the event has

South Bend-Elkhart Regional Economic Development Strategy Plan Revealed

Published Wednesday, February 7, 2018
The South Bend-Elkhart Region unveiled its new Regional Economic Development Strategy on Tuesday, February 6th. Around 100 people have been working for more than a year as part of a grassroots effort to craft a plan to raise per capita income in the South Bend-Elkhart Region, which includes 47 smart, connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest

Chamber Endorses New Regional Economic Development Plan

Published Tuesday, February 6, 2018
This region’s first Regional Economic Development Strategic Plan is here! Today, the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (Partnership) and the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Development Authority (RDA) released the plan. The plan is the culmination of many months of work by hundreds of volunteers from across the region and comes on the heels of the

The Chainsmokers to Perform at Idea Week

Published Thursday, February 1, 2018
The Grammy award-winning and Billboard chart-topping duo The Chainsmokers will perform at the University of Notre Dame in April during Idea Week. The April 27 concert will be held at the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, and it'll be the first concert in that arena since 2006. Tickets to see The Chainsmokers range from $65 to $99.50 and go on sale at 10

2018 Michiana Forty under 40 Nominations Now Being Sought

Published Friday, January 19, 2018
Nominations are now being accepted through March 9 for the 2018 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The program, now in its 12th year, shines the spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders, under the age of 40, who demonstrate career success and community engagement. This program is an annual



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