Learn Best Practices from Pittsburgh Leaders
City Tapped as Destination for
The Chamber will embark on Pittsburgh for its fourth Intercity Visit on
October 2 and 3 to learn how Pittsburgh overcame the “steel city” image
to transform itself into a community with a vibrant downtown, strong
educational system and tourist destination. In fact, in 2011, Pittsburgh
was ranked as the nation’s most livable city.
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Your Chamber One of Top Three Chambers in
Springfield Takes Top Honors
Earlier this month, several Chamber staff members attended the American Chamber
of Commerce Executives (ACCE) National Convention in Louisville, Ky. During the
four-day conference, staff networked with peers and attended educational
sessions. We also learned whether or not we were awarded National Chamber of the
Year in our revenue category. Our counterparts in Springfield, Mo. took the
prize. The honor focuses on excellence in operations, member services and
community leadership. We are very proud of the work of this Chamber and the
time, talent and resources provided by members, staff and volunteers. We are one
of the top three in the nation and this year’s Indiana Chamber of the Year.
Display Your Products and Services,
Get Leads at Business Expo
Reserve Your Booth Today
Reserve your booth space now for the 10th Business Expo After Hours, Wednesday,
September 12 at the Century Center. Business Expo, presented by The Chamber, in
partnership with Lake Michigan Mailers, Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center and
Select Health Network, has sold out in its previous nine years, so get your
reservations in today. Get leads, gain visibility, build your brand at Expo.
Thank you to our media partners: South Bend Tribune, WSBT Radio Group and SBT2.
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North Central Indiana SBDC to Host 3rd Pre-Seed Workshop
The North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is gearing up
for the third offering of the Pre-Seed Workshop. This workshop guides
researchers, technologists and inventors through the process of determining the
commercial feasibility of their idea and deciding what role they should play in
their business moving forward.
ENGAGE Your New Executives to the Area
Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka invites new executives in organizations to
attend ENGAGE South Bend/Mishawaka, Leadership’s accelerated new executive
orientation program. This year’s sessions take place on October 18 and 25. The
program provides new executives with an interactive overview of St. Joseph
County. Attendees will get an insider perspective on community resources and
challenges and network with community leaders.
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Join us Wednesday for Member Briefing and
Get to Know Greg Lorch
Join us this Wednesday from 4:00-5:00 p.m. at The Chamber’s Briefing Center for
Member Briefing, sponsored by Select Health Network. The free program is a way
to hear updates from Chamber staff and have the opportunity to voice your
insight on topics impacting your business. Also at the session will be Greg
Lorch, The Chamber’s new director of business growth.
Show Your Investment in The Chamber with
Virtual Membership Plaque
Let your online customers and visitors know you are a proud member of The
Chamber by displaying The Chamber’s new virtual membership plaque on your
website. Three sizes are available: 147x66 pixels, 100x45 pixels and 65x29
pixels. To receive your online plaque, email
Filing Deadline Approaches for Candidates
Running for School Board
Our School Board Endorsement Committee has been identifying quality school board
candidates to run in the November election. Individuals interested in running
for a position on a school board can still file a petition of nomination with
the county election board through noon, August 24.
2013 Visitors Guide Sales Underway
The 2013 Visitors Guide, produced by Visit South Bend Mishawaka, will publish in
January. If your business markets to the four million annual visitors to our
community, this is the marketing tool for you. As a Chamber member, you receive
a 25% discount. Ad sales are now underway and will continue through October 15.
For more info, or to set up an appointment, contact Colleen Bormann at
574.400.4030, or email her.