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Salute to Business 2024

THE MUST-ATTEND event of the year! Luncheon recognizing and honoring individual and business successes within the South Bend Region, highlighting the spirit of excellence, featuring the presentation of six awards and a keynote. Go to Details

Salute to Business 2024

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We're different. How about you? We do economic development--meaning we are the lead economic development organization for St. Joseph County, working with site selectors and partners on business attraction and expansion. We do destination management and marketing--meaning we market our communities to visitors and newcomers. We do workforce and talent--meaning we connect businesses to talent while strengthening and supporting a strong talent ecosystem. On top of this, we are advocates for the prosperity of businesses and our economy. In short, we are problem-solvers. We don't act like a typical chamber of commerce. We punch above our weight class and use the immense talent of our skilled team, partners and member businesses to solve problems and push our region forward.

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We are the South Bend Region, located in St. Joseph County in north Central Indiana, with a county population of 272,912 and nearly a million in our greater region, which includes southwest lower Michigan. South Bend is the economic hub with more than 103,000. Neighboring Mishawaka sits right next to South Bend, so you really don't know where one community ends and the other begins. And, we have this global university at our doorsteps--the University of Notre Dame, where research and innovation occur daily! We've only just began. Peruse the site to learn more about the South Bend Regional Chamber and our communities. Come join us!




Our Programs

Economic Development

We are the lead economic development organization for St. Joseph County, responding to state leads, collaborate with our partners to showcase our available sites and properties, while implementing workforce and education programs to build our talent pool. Visit Page

Visit South Bend Mishawaka

Visit South Bend Mishawaka, a department of the South Bend Regional Chamber, is the destination management and marketing organization for St. Joseph County, providing information and resources for those visiting our communities. Visit Site

Young Professionals Network

Our YPN South Bend program is geared toward young professionals, adults and executives, ages 21 to 39, to help them develop, connect and become empowered. Get YPs engaged in the community and connected with other YPs. Visit Site

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Thursday, November 16, 2023

Notre Dame Startup Nearwave Winner of Annual Commercialization Award

Nearwave, a medical device maker at the University of Notre Dame, came away with the top prize in last week’s annual 1st Source Bank Commercialization Award competition. The

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Thursday, July 20, 2023

Rea Selected to Indiana 250 List

IBJ Media released today (July 20) its second annual Indiana 250, a list of the state’s most influential and impactful business and community leaders, representing public and

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Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Minimize Risk, Generate Rewards

It’s a pretty simple recipe for economic development success. Minimize risk and uncertainty for developers, reduce time in the development process, and increase the probability of

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South Bend Region

Economic Development

Looking for commercial sites & properties to expand or relocate your business? What shovel-ready sites or spec buildings are available? Our economic development team, led by President Jeff Rea will help guide you. Looking for workforce & talent solutions? What career pathways are available for students not seeking post-secondary education? Kate Lee, our guru in the workforce & talent space can help. More Economic Development resources     

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When you invest in the most influential business organization in the region, you invest not only in your business but the overall health of the region. Contact Director of Member Relations Mark McGill at 574.400.4044 to see how we can support your business.