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Let’s Talk DEI with Friends

Between a global pandemic, a reinvigorated social and racial justice movement, and a contentious presidential election, 2020 has been a year of historic change.  We brought Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion leaders together recently for a virtual conversation about the current DEI environment.  Read on to hear from Bethany Hartley, our Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Diversity, Equity,…

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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Names Bethany Hartley Chief Strategy Officer

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Aug. 13, 2020) – Today, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (Regional Partnership) announced the promotion of Bethany Hartley to Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), effective immediately. In her new role as CSO, Hartley is responsible for translating strategies across functions and driving organizational change, supporting new working relationships and synergies across…

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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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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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