In Conversation

In Conversation with George Cressy, CEO, and Ed Bradley, Senior Vice President and Principal, Grubb & Ellis|Cressy & Everett

by Phil D'Amico, director of business growth, The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County Grubb & Ellis|Cressy & Everett has been out front and leading the efforts to explore the possibility...

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Economic development tool: Going back to your school

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

Remember when we absolutely loved the college we went to and graduated from? Remember...

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In Conversation with Brad Toothaker, President and CEO of CBRE | Bradley

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

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Jan Fye of the North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

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

Jan Fye, regional director of the North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center

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Gary Gilot, director of Public Works for the City of South Bend

Gary Gilot

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

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The future of economic development

Phil D'Amico

Every decade is noted for something. The 1970s, well, I’m sorry, but it was the disco era. The 1980s, well, that was the “punk” era. As it relates to economic development strategy, the 1990s was...

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Phil Newbold, president and CEO, Memorial Hospital and Health System

Phil Newbold

Phil Newbold has been president and CEO of Memorial Hospital and Health System for 23 years. Under his guidance, Memorial has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States, and...

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J.V. Peacock, owner, Outpost Sports

J.V. Peacock -- Outpost Sports

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

J.V. Peacock is the owner of Outpost Sports, which he started two years after his graduation from...

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Jeff Rea, president and CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County

Jeff Rea

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

Jeff Rea has been the president and CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of St. Joseph County for the...

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Lynn Kachmarik, vice president and general manager of the South Bend Silver Hawks

Lynn Kachmarik

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

Lynn Kachmarik has been the vice president and general manager of the South Bend Silver Hawks,...

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Pat McMahon, executive director of Project Future, and director of the Michiana TechConnection

Pat McMahon

Recently South Bend ON had the opportunity to sit down with Pat McMahon, executive director of Project Future, to discuss in greater detail the Michiana TechConnection initiative. Nearly 18 months...

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Mike Keen, director of the Center for a Sustainable Future, Indiana University South Bend

Mike Keen

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

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Mary Jan Hedman, executive director of St. Joe Valley Metronet

Mary Jan Hedman

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

Mary Jan Hedman is the executive director of St. Joe Valley Metronet, a position she has held for...

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John Schalliol, executive director of the South Bend Regional Airport

John Schalliol

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

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Barton Bennett, President of Odyssian Technology LLC

Barton Bennet

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

Barton Bennett and his business partner started Odyssian Technology LLC in South Bend in 2002. The...

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Rob DeCleene, executive director of the South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors Bureau

Rob DeCleene

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

Rob DeCleene has been the executive director of the South Bend/Mishawaka Convention and Visitors...

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South Bend Mayor Stephen J. Luecke

Mayor Steve Luecke

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

Steve Luecke has served the City of South Bend as mayor for 13 years. He holds the distinction of...

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Jim Dunfee of Century 21 Dunfee Realty

Jim Dunfee

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

Jim Dunfee Jr. is a second-generation owner of Century 21 Jim Dunfee Realty, which started in 1958...

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Jim Kapsa, Superintendent of South Bend schools

jim Kapsa

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

South Bend school Superintendent Jim Kapsa has been involved with the South Bend Community School...

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Steve Hartz, president and CEO of Value Tool and Engineering, executive director of The Apprentice Academy

Steve Hartz

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

Recently I had the opportunity to catch up with Steve Hartz, president of Value Tool and...

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Michael Pound, C.E.O. of Koontz-Wagner Holdings LLC

Mike Pound

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

Mike Pound is CEO of Koontz-Wagner Holdings LLC, a large employer in South Bend with 365 employees...

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Greg Downes, chairman and CEO of Gibson Insurance Group

Greg Downes

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

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Louise Stienkeoway, president of Brown Mackie College-South Bend

Louise Stienkeoway

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

Louise Stienkeoway, President of Brown Mackie College – South Bend started in education in 1989.

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Jacqueline Barton, CEO, Specialized Staffing Solutions

Jacqueline Barton

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

I recently sat down with Jacqueline Barton, president of Specialized Staffing Solutions, LLC, to...

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