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WE + YOU: Commit 2 Include

A statement from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership We, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, are responsible for moving our region – Elkhart, Marshall, and St. Joseph Counties — into the to 20% of metro areas for minority income equality through intentional, actionable,…

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Recruiting a Diverse Team Starts with You

Embracing diversity and recruiting a diverse team is a smart business practice. There have been numerous studies, articles, and commentary on the subject, both McKinsey and Boston Consulting Group, have published findings on the benefits of diversity.  Hiring and working with a diverse group of people is a good thing. This article is not intended…

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New Goshen College program aims to recruit minority teachers for Elkhart County districts

Editor’s Note: This article features a program being launched in one of counties the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership supports. If you have a program that is supporting the Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s goal of being in the top 20% of metro areas for minority income equality in Elkhart, Marshall or St. Joseph Counties…

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A region that hustles: Inaugural class of HustleSBE graduates from bootcamp

The South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) recently concluded its inaugural bootcamp aimed toward providing support and assistance to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region. HustleSBE is a six-session program dedicated to bringing resources on topics including capital, certifications, financial management, and human resources to minority- and women-owned businesses. Participants gathered for interactive learning…

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Minority-Owned Business Profile: Mishawaka’s Sanaa Chocolates

When Yvonne Kasimbi had her first taste of chocolate as a five-year-old in Kenya, it was the beginning of a life-long love affair. Now, as owner of Sanaa Chocolate, Yvonne’s goal is to give everyone a taste of love that melts in your mouth. Her passion turned into a career in 2017, when she met…

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