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New Business Bootcamp launches supporting local entrepreneurs business growth

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (July 26, 2019)The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) opened applications today for Hustle SBE, a six session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. Hustle SBE is focused on building the capacities of small businesses to scale beyond their current operations, regardless of industry. SBERP…

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Tembo AI Receives Minority Owned Startup Award

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Apr. 24, 2019) — Tembo AI, a computer software company founded by two University of Notre Dame ESTEEM students, received the Minority Owned Startup Award for best minority owned venture during the 2019 McCloskey New Venture Competition. The $10,000 cash award was provided by Kem Krest, a logistics and supply chain manufacturer…

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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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