Feature Articles

Partnerships set foundation for future

Tim Sexton

How do local leaders view former Mayor Stephen J. Luecke’s major accomplishments?  Here’s what some had to say.

Far-reaching impact

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Getting connected

Scott and Gina Anderson

When Jeff Muston was considering a job as an analytical chemist with Bayer HealthCare, he was drawn to what he describes as “a winning combination of an affordable cost of living, a comfortable...

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Engage, empower, encourage

It’s one thing to attract desirable candidates in the first place. It’s quite another to undertake the daily, routine work of keeping them here. Retaining good employees requires as much effort,...

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South Bend firms retool, upgrade to stay ahead

TEI Model 800B

Innovation is nothing new for South Bend’s Manufacturing Technology Inc.

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The new Cove wows ’em

Coveleski Stadium

When visitors walk into the newly renovated Stanley Coveleski Regional Stadium, home of the South Bend Silver Hawks, the first word out of their mouths is likely to be “Wow!” ’

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Make your plans with these websites

Want to know a good way to find out what’s going on around South Bend, during the summer and even all year ’round?

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The human side of TechConnecting

James Stoffel

A seasoned entrepreneur living in Elkhart has successfully launched several flourishing ventures and has a wealth of experience to offer.

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Quicker diagnostics, alternative energy

Carol Tanner and Steven Ruggiero

Don’t let the phrase “start-up venture” fool you.

The technologies currently under development arising from University of Notre Dame research are highly sophisticated ventures that could...

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Top five eco-friendly tips

In case you haven’t heard, people all over the country will recognize Earth Day on April 22 with green celebrations, and by performing special acts of environmental friendliness.

But why not...

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Having fun while helping the environment

Rain Barrels

On Halloween weekend last fall, University of Notre Dame students were warned of the drawbacks of “vampire energy” — energy that is sucked out of their appliances even when they’re put to sleep,...

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Data Centers: Space. Power. Connectivity.

Global Access Point’s Digital Enterprise Center

They’re the essential triumvirate, the troika of high-tech, if you will.

The three convergent elements of technology — space, power and connectivity — are the three crucial elements in...

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MIND moves forward

Courtesy of the University of Notre Dame

It’s a new year, and with it begins a new phase and renewed excitement about the University of Notre Dame’s cutting-edge research in the realm of nanoelectronics.

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National nanoelectronics expert praises South Bend

Jeffrey Welser

Jeff Welser is the director of the Semiconductor Research Corp.’s Nanoelectronics Research Initiative, an ambitious collaborative effort to invent next-generation components that will replace the...

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Neighborhood revitalization transforms streetscape, relationships

South Bend, Ind.

Show up in the parking lot of the Robinson Community Learning Center on game day, and you’ll see young people carrying hand-lettered signs: “Game day parking $20.”

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South Bend Heritage Foundation shares its resources for revitalization

Studebaker National Museum Archives

When South Bend received a Gold Award for Municipal Excellence from the National League of Cities this month, it was due in large part to the role of the South Bend Heritage Foundation in...

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A day with Phil D’Amico

Phil D'Amico

The atmosphere that greets a group of business owners as they enter the brightly lit meeting room is relaxed and casual. People chat among themselves, laughing, before the meeting gets under way...

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Downtown housing offers gracious urban living

Downtown South Bend

For people who crave the excitement, amenities and nightlife of urban living, downtown South Bend offers myriad housing options to suit any taste and fit any budget. Here’s a selection:

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Universities promote the scholarship of engagement

IUSB teachers

Fingers snapping, hands clapping, the young participants in a Take Ten class at their neighborhood community center recite the maxim ”TALK IT OUT, WALK IT OUT, WAIT IT OUT,” as they learn to avoid...

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The pulse of advanced manufacturing in South Bend

Phil D'Amico and Pat McMahon

South Bend is undergoing a transformation, particularly in the realm of manufacturing. A number of “advanced manufacturing” firms have taken root in the area, capitalizing on a pre-existing...

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Medical Mile produces breakthroughs, innovations

Courtesy of South Bend Medical Foundation

South Bend’s Medical Mile institutions are known and valued for the world-class care that they provide to patients in the region. But they also are recognized for medical research and cutting-edge...

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The ‘Press Ganey standard’ is set in South Bend

Rick Siegrist

Improving health care and the overall “patient experience” is a daunting task.

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A closer look at pre-development in action

Eddy Street Commons

Pre-development.

It’s a term you may not have heard before, but don’t be surprised if it could end up making your community a better place.

Just what does “pre-development” mean?

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Ivy Tech grows by leaps and bounds

Courtesy of Ivy Tech College

Ivy Tech Community College-South Bend, one of three campuses in Ivy Tech’s North Central Region, is bursting at the seams.

“Yes indeed,” says Chancellor Virginia Calvin. “We are growing fast...

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It’s all elementary

Phil D'Amico

By Phil D’Amico, director of business growth, The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County

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Area leaders express views on top 2010 priorities

College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering

Looking to the new year ahead, we recently talked to area leaders about what the future holds for South Bend.

Many of their observations were formed last fall when they visited Albany, N.Y...

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