South Bend – Elkhart Region awarded transformational Lilly Endowment grant to accelerate regional innovation and workforce and economic development

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. The five-year grant will bring together the…

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Tom Deans, Ph.D., Bio

Tom Deans Ph.D. Intergenerational Wealth Expert & Best-Selling Author of Every Family’s Business and Willing Wisdom Dr. Tom Deans is the author of, Every Family’s Business — the best-selling family business book of all-time — selected by The New York Times as one of the Top Ten Books Business Owners Should Read. With more than…

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Bill McDonough: Bio

Bill McDonough Executive Forums Indiana Bill McDonough is a partner in Executive Forums Indiana and has been actively forming and leading executive peer groups since 2012. Executive Forums is a peer group advisory board that helps top executives move from where they are now to where they would like to be by leveraging best practice…

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Tony Hutti Bio

Tony Hutti Renaissance EXECUTIVE FORUMS Tony Hutti brings over 40 years of leadership and management experience to Renaissance EXECUTIVE FORUMS. Mr. Hutti has been the CEO / Owner of three separate companies. He’s been the driving force in the turnaround of 12 separate companies with sales between $1 million and $50 million in manufacturing, service,…

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What Does Regional Diversity and Inclusion Look Like in Flyover-land?

A look at the South Bend — Elkhart Region’s approach to diversity and inclusion. By: Bethany Hartley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion Edited by: Jessica Koscher, Chief Development Officer, ADEC “Being original doesn’t require being first. It just means being different and better.” — Adam Grant Our region is best known for two of the most innovative engines in…

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