Lori Flotow

Manager, Office Operations

Lori Flotow currently serves as Manager, Office Operations at the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership, a collaboration of economic development partners in the South Bend – Elkhart region, which encompasses 47 communities in northern Indiana and southwest Michigan. The organization serves as a single point of contact for regional communication and seeks to advance economic opportunities for all partner members through collaborative promotion, marketing, and capacity building efforts.

As Manager, Office Operations, Lori performs a wide variety of office operations and administrative support for the organization. She is the first line of communication with key constituents, executing multiple administrative duties of the office and performing a wide variety of business related, complex, confidential, administrative, communications, analytical and research duties.

Prior to joining the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership in 2022, Lori served as the Office Manager/Accounting Representative for Avanti Group in South Bend.

Civic Involvement

  • Served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate in LaPorte County for several years, and she hopes to volunteer there again in the future.
  • In 2021, Lori coordinated a community cleanup program with Renaissance District neighboring businesses and organizations, spending one day a week for three months targeting different areas to landscape and remove. She loved handing out sidewalk chalk to the children in the neighborhood so they could help us make their community beautiful.

Fun Facts About Lori

  • Lori’s favorite way to spend time is with her sons and family doing anything outdoors. They all have dogs that love to play together, so it can get a bit chaotic!
  • She is an avid motorcycle rider and spends as much time cleaning her bike as she does riding it. She likes it to shine!
  • She’s loved reading since childhood. She reads at least two books a week and her tastes are very eclectic – she has no favorite genre, saying that would be like picking a favorite child.
  • Lori is an aspiring carpenter, a hobby learned primarily from online tutorials. Her projects have been simple so far, but she plans to tackle raised planter boxes next.
  • Her dream is to travel around the United States in an RV, no schedule or plan. Just Lori and her dog seeing the country!

Regional Favorites

Restaurant:Bonefish Grill"

Outdoor Activity:Potawatomi Zoo

Shop:South Bend Farmers Market

Cultural Activity:Leeper Park Art Fair

Best Way to Spend a Saturday in the Region: “Picnicking and kayaking at Potato Creek State Park