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Nominations Being Accepted for 2017 Michiana Forty under 40 Class

Published Friday, February 10, 2017
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Michiana Forty under 40 class. The 2017 honorees will represent the 11th Michiana Forty under 40 class, with 400 leaders already receiving recognition. The award shines a spotlight on 40 of the area's most talented young executives and professionals who demonstrate career success and community

The Sterling Group Expands & Invests $1.5M

Published Friday, February 10, 2017
Mishawaka -- The Sterling Group, which specializes in multifamily apartment homes and self-storage facilities, has acquired a self-storage facility in Goshen for $1.5 million. Sterling operates and manages the Mini Storage Depot brand, which the self-storage facilities operate under. The Goshen facility is on Wilden Avenue, just off of US 33, north of

The Effect of Tax Caps on Local Services

Published Thursday, January 26, 2017
The town of Osceola dominated the headlines this past week as it wrestled with the best way to provide fire protection to its residents. Osceola has struggled to respond to emergency service calls and the Penn Township Fire Department has stepped forward to fill that need. The issue came to a head as Penn Township protested about not getting paid to provide

Council Approves 9-Story Building in the East Bank Area

Published Tuesday, January 10, 2017
A South Bend developer’s embattled plan to build an apartment high-rise atop a Martin’s supermarket in the East Bank area cleared a major hurdle Monday night, despite continued opposition from the Common Council member who represents the area. Jo Broden, D-4th, cast the lone vote against a resolution stating the council’s support for the

Compromise Reached Between Developer and City of South Bend on High-Rise

Published Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Three weeks after the South Bend Common Council rejected plans for a 12-story high-rise in the East Bank area, city leaders and the developer announced that they reached a compromise. The future of the project at the Commerce Center had been in question after the council voted 5-4 against the project on Dec. 12. But conversations about the project remained

New Name. New Look. Same Chamber.

Published Thursday, December 22, 2016
The St. Joseph County Chamber is now the South Bend Regional Chamber. If you want to be found, you first need to be found on a map. That was a problem for the St. Joseph County Chamber. If we are doing our job in connecting with people and businesses to get them to relocate here, we cannot cling to a name that is not readily found on a map. The Chamber

Housing, Hotels Rise in 2016

Published Wednesday, December 21, 2016
By Jeff Rea, Chamber President & CEO The Indiana Regional Cities Initiative was designed to help communities across Indiana come together to transform their regions into nationally recognized destinations to live, work and play. Our region was one of three regions selected, and 2016 will be remembered as an important turning point in growing that

Earlier Deadline for W-2 & 1099 Filing

Published Thursday, December 8, 2016
A couple of important deadlines have been moved up starting in 2017. Employers are now required to provide copies of Form W-2 to employees AND file copies with the Social Security Administration (SSA) by January 31. In addition, Forms 1099-MISC that report amounts in BOX 7: Nonemployee Compensation, must be submitted to the IRS by January 31. In the past,


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