Federal Contracting 101

Virtual Event To be held online

How to start, market & win! During this webinar you’ll learn: Federal contracting requirements & small business eligibility Where to find out what federal agencies are buying What the purchasing process looks like How to put together marketing plans and capability statements How to register your small business on SAM.gov (the federal government's System for Award Management)...

Leadership Skills For Success For Managers Series

Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County 300 Nibco Parkway, Suite 201, Elkhart, IN, United States

As your leaders grow within your organization, so must their skills.  In this ten-session program, led by Purdue MEP Experts, participants will learn and practice key skills every leader needs to be successful as they move to the next level within their company. Each session introduces new topics with an emphasis on how to apply...


Greater Elkhart Chamber Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting gives us the opportunity to celebrate our Greater Elkhart business community’s accomplishments from 2023. We will be recognizing the following honorees: Business of the Year Nonprofit of the Year Century Plus Community Award Woman of the Year Ambassador of the Year

Effective Communication and Listening

Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County 300 Nibco Parkway, Suite 201, Elkhart, IN, United States

Organizations today want employees with effective communication skills, or the ability to clearly send and receive messages to and from others. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate verbally and nonverbally as well as how to listen for maximum understanding.  You can expect to leave this workshop with a better understanding of your...


8D (Eight Disciplines) Problem Solving

Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County 300 Nibco Parkway, Suite 201, Elkhart, IN, United States

8D, or Eight Disciplines, is a structured problem-solving process originally developed at Ford Motor Company.  8D problem-solving uses a team approach to define a problem, develop containment plans, determine root causes, define and validate corrective actions, take preventive measures, and celebrate success. In this workshop, you’ll learn about each step in the 8D problem-solving process...


Salute to Business 2024

Century Center

Our annual Salute to Business is coming at you Thursday, March 7 at the Century Center in South Bend. The celebration of business and individual success in St. Joseph County will not only feature a fireside chat with special guests but also honor those in the following award categories: Small Business of the Year Economic...

Women’s Impact Panel

Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN Student Center, Rice Commons, Notre Dame, IN

Achieving a certain level of professional success requires more than the skill set outlined on a job description, and if you’re an entrepreneur - this description changes every day! It requires navigating networking circles, building a personal advisory board, and grit - amongst MANY other skills. During this Women Impact Panel conversation, you will hear...


Social Media Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

Virtual Event To be held online

Social media can be a powerful tool for small business owners to market their products and services directly to their customers. However, social media can also be overwhelming. Which platform do you post on? How often should you post? What do you post and when? In this webinar, marketing expert Patty Ross will teach you...


#ROUNDTABLETUESDAYS: Small Business Owner’s Roundtable

SCORE Mentors of Greater Elkhart County 418 S. Main St., Elkhart, IN, United States

Leadership can be lonely. Come join this peer group to share challenges and ideas and find new opportunities for growth SCORE Mentors of Greater Elkhart County is hosting a Business Owners Roundtable that meets the second and fourth Tuesdays of every month at 4pm. With 10-12 small-business owners from non-competing industries, it encourages learning and...