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Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership Teams with City of South Bend to Train Companies to Implement Lean Principles

Published Thursday, February 21, 2019
Workers from multiple South Bend manufacturing companies recently completed Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership’s (MEP) Team Member Lean Certificate Training and Lean Practitioner Implementation Certificate programs. The cost of the training was covered by grant funds from the South Bend mayor’s Pathways On Demand Workforce Development

City Billboards Honor African-American Leaders During Black History Month

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
In honor of Black History Month, the City of South Bend released a series of billboards around the community intended to enrich residents’ understanding of local African American leaders who have contributed to South Bend’s history and culture. Each honoree will be recognized on three digital billboards located by the Linebacker Lounge, Ironwood

South Bend State of the City Address March 12

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Mayor Pete Buttigieg will deliver his eighth State of the City address at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Morris Performing Arts Center. The address is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available at any of the downtown public parking garages after 5:00 p.m. Details Who: Mayor Pete Buttigieg What: 2019 State of the City

South Bend Among Most Affordable Cities to Retire

Published Friday, February 1, 2019
As reported in INside Indiana Business, a website focusing on adult communities has included two Indiana cities, South Bend and Indianapolis, in its list of the "20 Most Affordable Places to Retire in 2019." The list from was determined by measuring a variety of criteria such as overall cost of living, median home prices, and local healthcare

Conexus Indiana Offers Speaker Series on Technology's Impact on Manufacturing

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019
Conexus Indiana has announced the launch of a speaker series focused on technology’s impact on manufacturing and logistics. The series is titled Movers, Makers and Mixers and will include events in Indianapolis, Bloomington, Lafayette, Terre Haute, Evansville and South Bend over the course of the year. The events will explore how Industry the fourth

Chamber Identifies Two Key State Legislative Priorities

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019
The 2019 legislative session of the Indiana General Assembly is underway. Over the next four months, the legislature will vigorously debate key initiatives and the state budget. The Chamber has two major priorities and need your help advancing those priorities. Please reach out to your legislator and ask them to support: 1. $150M in funding for Regional

Four Flags Area Chamber & Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance Merge to Form Greater Niles Chamber; SBR Chamber to Provide Administrative Support & Leadership

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
The Board of Directors from both the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce (FFACOC) and the Southwestern Michigan Economic Growth Alliance (SMEGA) have announced the completion of the merger of the two organizations. The new organization will be known as the Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce (Chamber), effective January 1, 2019. Over the past year, the two

Chamber Responds to Buttigieg Announcement

Published Monday, December 17, 2018
Earlier this morning, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg announced that he would not be seeking a third term as mayor once his second term reaches a conclusion at the end of 2019. As the most influential business organization in the region, the South Bend Regional Chamber values its relationship with the City of South Bend, as a key partner in business growth