Talking Business.

with Jeff Rea, President & CEO,
South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce

I feel compelled to defend the interests of the business community. Businesses seem to be thrust into the middle of so many important conversations happening today locally, at the state level, and across the Country. For example, Presidential candidates can’t help but...

Business leaders across the Country will tell you that their top challenge is attracting and retaining talent. Top employees are critical to company growth and can be the difference between a company succeeding or failing. But companies are having a harder time these d...

According to the Census Bureau, there are more than 20,000 businesses that call St. Joseph County home. Last week the Chamber had an opportunity to call special attention to the work of three of those businesses at our annual Salute to business luncheon. 

The Big Idea C...

I’m a believer that people don’t necessarily do the things they do for recognition or for awards, but I think it is a nice thing when one’s peers recognize their good works. Last week the Chamber had an opportunity to do just that as we recognized three individuals at...

There’s a help wanted sign hanging outside the South Bend Community School Corporation Offices. The School Board has embarked on a search for the next Superintendent of Schools. Dr. Carole Schmidt will retire at the end of this school year.

This might be the most import...

The Potawatomi Zoo is an important local attraction. For generations, families from our area have visited Indiana’s Oldest Zoo to see the more than 400 animals that call it home. Last year more than 220,000 people came to visit.

Earlier this month the zoo announced they...

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Jeff Rea

President & CEO

South Bend Regional

Chamber of Commerce


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