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Diversity & Inclusion Top of Mind During Roundtable Discussion: Executives from the Region Talk Inclusive Action

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (September 25, 2019) — On Thursday, September 19th, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership hosted its first roundtable event. Centered around implementation and execution of diversity programs, the roundtables were comprised of key leaders from across the region’s private and public sector. The event, Driving…

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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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