Talking Business.

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

Businesses look regularly to control costs, eliminate waste, increase efficiency, and reduce the probability of errors. Those efforts help improve the bottom line and can be the difference between success and failure.

Rising costs and the full implementation of property...

Manufacturers in our region rely on customers from the region, across the State, throughout the country, and around the world. Foreign markets have proven to be fertile ground for local companies seeking to increase their market access and grow their customer base.  


I hope we all share a common goal for our region and state, to see it thrive. It seems simple and logical, if our area prospers, flourishes, advances, succeeds or booms, we all win.

Thriving can mean a lot of different things. Are people moving in? Are we seeing new inv...

This week is Entrepreneurship Week in Indiana. All week, residents from every corner of Indiana are celebrating entrepreneurs and the great risks they have taken to launch a new business and the contributions they make to Hoosier communities.  

Entrepreneurs offer a pro...

Census data helps the State and communities take its temperature, and make some assumptions about its overall health. 

In 1902, the Census Bureau was formed for the purpose of counting the number of people in the United States. The data collected would become valuable f...

Last night, the South Bend Community School Board took the final step in hiring Dr. Kenneth Spells as its new Superintendent of Schools with the approval of his contract. That action clears the way for Spells to join our community on July 1. I look forward to meeting h...

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Jeff Rea

President & CEO

South Bend Regional

Chamber of Commerce


Welcome to my blog! I know  you are busy and have information coming at you from all angles. Thanks for taking some time to see what I have to share.

In this blog, I'll work to keep you up to date with key business issues, with a large focus on what is happening in North Central Indiana and Southwest Lower Michigan.

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