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April 2, 2020: Updates from the Diversity and Inclusion Committee

In 2020, the Diversity and Inclusion Committee continues to focus on access – to capital, contracts, and contacts – for women and minorities in the South Bend – Elkhart region. HustleSBE, a regionally-based business bootcamp for women and minority business owners, graduated its first cohort, and applications have opened for the second cohort, HustleSBE Sprint…

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Information On Covid-19 in Multiple Languages

Welcoming Michiana is gathering information from multiple trusted sources (e.g., CDC, state/city health departments) in a variety of languages spoken by new Americans. The information in this memo refers to the contents of the folder entitled “1 Covid 19 Multiple Languages.” The spreadsheet shows the languages in which information is available and the source. Welcoming…

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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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South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Celebrates First Cohort of Hustle SBE Graduates

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (Mar. 11, 2020) — Today, the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBERP) concluded its inaugural series of HustleSBE, a six session business bootcamp specific to minority and women entrepreneurs across the five-county region and the first of its kind in the South Bend – Elkhart Region. HustleSBE focuses on building the…

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Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices: Gala Guests

Championing diversity and inclusion is a big undertaking, but it can start with a simple shift in our perspectives. With a slight change in behavior and a little intention, we can each make a positive diversity and inclusion impact. Have an extra ticket to a community event or upcoming fundraiser? It’s a perfect chance to…

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