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Immigrant family opens truck camper manufacturer in Elkhart County

GOSHEN, Ind. (WNDU) – A new family-owned RV business is now open in Elkhart County.Journey RV is the first Latino-owned truck camper manufacturer in the industry. “So many people in the United States came here as immigrants and built their lives, built their businesses. It’s what our country does, it’s how we were founded,” Goshen…

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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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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Welcomes Director of Diversity & Inclusion

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (October 15, 2018) — The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is pleased to welcome Bethany Hartley as its Director of Diversity and Inclusion, effective October 15th. In this newly developed role, Hartley will lead the South Bend – Elkhart regional efforts in executing strategies focused around developing more visibility, connection, mentorship,…

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Lippert Components uses soccer to enhance unity among hundreds with Goshen tournament

GOSHEN — Lippert Components employees in the hundreds were brought together under the unifying banner of sport Saturday for the company’s first soccer tournament at Goshen College. A first for Lippert, a supplier of components to the recreational vehicle, residential housing and numerous other industries, the tournament was the brainchild of Julio Cruz Reyes, a…

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Building a Prosperous Michiana by Welcoming Immigrants

Making Michiana Great Again South Bend, IN – On Thursday, August 16, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm a public meeting will be held at Wiekamp Hall, Indiana University-South Bend in the DW 1001  auditorium on the topic “Immigrants: Strengthening Michiana.”  The event is sponsored by the Community Coalition for Immigration Reform.  Speakers will include…

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