Episode Two: WE+YOU Regional Impact Series


Last week, we (the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership) launched the first episode of our "WE+YOU Regional Impact Series", a six-part video-series developed to showcase the work of the Regional Partnership powered by many of you! Each episode highlights an initiative of the Regional Partnership and includes an overview provided by a committee co-chair or member and one featured impact story delivered by an individual who has worked with the initiative.

Today, in this spirit of Global Entrepreneurship Week, we bring you our Entrepreneurship WE+YOU Regional Impact video!

During this awesome video, Susan Ford, member of the Regional Partnership’s Entrepreneurship Committee (Startup South Bend – Elkhart) and Director for Graham Allen Partners, provides an overview of the strategies executed on and work that has been done in the past year, including the launch of a virtual Pre-Accelerator program, our renewed partnership with Elevate Ventures, and the significant increase in Proof of Concept funds granted in 2020. Our featured impact is Camille Zyniewicz, Designer and Creative Problem Solver for Viewtique, a local startup launched here in the South Bend – Elkhart region. Check out the video to learn more about Viewtique and some of the great benefits to being a part of our region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem!

Share the video using the hashtag, #WEplusYOU.

About WE+YOU South Bend – Elkhart
In the South Bend - Elkhart region, we’ve got a will and you’ve got a way. Our will is to help you succeed. Your way is innovative and entrepreneurial. We both have a job to do, and the South Bend Elkhart region is the best place to do it. We’re remaking a sense of place and manufacturing a new region. You’re looking for new opportunities and new places that welcome new thinking. We’re opening the door. You’re blazing the trail. In this campaign, the South Bend – Elkhart region creates opportunity and YOU take the opportunity and turn it into personal success. Each of us have a role to play in the advancement of the other. Learn more at WEplusYOU.com.

About South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: Educating a world-class WORKFORCE, Recruiting and retaining great TALENT, Attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing INDUSTRIES, Promoting INCLUSION and sparking opportunities for minorities and Helping ENTREPRENEURS thrive. The Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit SouthBendElkhart.org.