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E-newsletter is a weekly publication of the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. This publication contains the Chamber President's Briefly Speaking article, our newest Chamber members, Chamber events and member events.

Monday, August 14, 2017

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Briefly Speaking

Kyle Hannon


By Kyle Hannon
Chamber President/CEO

Elkhart Leadership Academy

Leadership development is a current buzz-word for retaining talent and building a strong workforce. It may be a current topic, but our chamber has hosted the Elkhart Leadership Academy for 30 years. This important program has provided a venue for an in-depth understanding of our community issues. Participants gain awareness along with critical leadership skills, which are presented and then experienced. The Leadership Academy is designed to promote servant leadership through an awareness program combining key community issues and enhanced leadership skill development to advance community stewardship. Sessions include:
Overnight Leadership Retreat; Servant Leadership Day; Communities Within Our Community; Ethical Decision Making / Diversity; Economics / Government / Demographics /Entrepreneurism; Conflict Resolution / Board Development / Problem Solving; Arts & Culture/Visionary Skills; Education Day; and Eureka Day – Graduation Luncheon
The deadline for submitting Applications is September 8. September 8 will be here before you know it. For more information, email  or call 293-1531.

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Lake City Bank

Upcoming Chamber Events

For more information about these and other events, visit our website.

Aug 15, Biz-Ness Lunch-In hosted by US Business Systems, 11 am - 1 pm, 3221 Southview Drive, Elkhart. Ribbon Cutting at 11 am.

Aug 15, Member Celebration – Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Northern Indiana Real Estate | Darr & Associates Professional Hearing Services, 4 pm, 500 N Nappanee St, Elkhart

Aug 17, Women's Council 2018 Planning Retreat, 8 am - 1 pm, Four Arts Building, 311 W High St, Elkhart

Aug 17, Member Celebration – Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Northern Indiana Real Estate, 4 pm, 500 N Nappanee St, Elkhart

Aug 21, How to Turn Your Marketing Plan into a Marketing Reality!  in partnership with SCORE, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Greater Elkhart Chamber

Register your EXPO Booth now!
Oct 3, Biz-Ness EXPO Booth Registration, 4 - 7 pm, Lerner

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Barnes and Thornburg

New Chamber Members

Welcome to the Chamber! See a complete list of our membership in our online Business Directory.

Best Western Inn & Suites
3 Star national chain hotel with a 2017 Certificate of Excellence award from Trip Advisor. Whether it’s for business or leisure travel, you will find all of our rooms comfortable, cozy, and priced to fit within your budget. Our friendly caring staff will always be on hand to assist you and make your stay at the Best Western Inn & Suites a memorable one.

Mary Kay Independent Professional Beauty Consultant Joan Garber
Mary Kay enriches lives by offering high quality skin care for men and women, color cosmetics and gifts, along with unlimited earnings potential with flexible hours and without territories or quotas. I offer personalized service that fits you. You create your ideal beauty experience, including trying before buying.


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Beacon Connected Care

Member Events

The Greater Elkhart Chamber invites member companies and organizations to submit events to our online calendar. The list below includes events within the next two weeks. More information for these events is available at our online calendar.

Aug 15, Concord Mall Kroozin' USA Car Show - Country & Western Night
Aug 15 and 16, Elkhart Public Library Landlord-Tenant Q&A - Learn The Law
Aug 15, U.S. Business Systems' 25th Anniversary Open House
Aug 16, Trine University's Market Yourself with LinkedIn Lunch and Learn
Aug 17, Greenleaf Health Campus Greenleaf & Heartland Hospice Support Cure for Alzheimer's
Aug 17, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: Keith & Ann Graber Miller, Found Gallery, Goshen, IN
Aug 17, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line at Groovin’ in the Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by Center for Hospice Care
Aug 19, United Cancer Services of Elkhart Bike Elkhart Quilt Gardens Ride
Aug 19, Ruthmere Museum & Havilah Beardsley House Coffee on the Piazza
Aug 19, The Salvation Army/St. John's Episcopal Church Feast to Feed
Aug 19, Heart City Health Center HealthFest
Aug 19, Elkhart County Historical Museum People of Elkhart: C.G. Conn
Aug 21, Child And Parents Services CAPS Parenting Classes
Aug 22, Concord Mall Kroozin' USA Car Show - Truck Night
Aug 23, Elkhart Public Library Conozca la ley – Sesión de Preguntas & Respuestas : Propietario-Inquilino
Aug 24, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Don Savoie Blue-eyed Soul at Groovin’ in the Gardens Summer Concert Series presented by Center for Hospice Care
Aug 24, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: Film: “Jean-Michel Basquiat” (Part I, 45 min)
Aug 25, Ruthmere Museum & Havilah Beardsley House Drive-In Fridays at Ruthmere
Aug 25, United Way of Elkhart County The Great Cardboard Boat Race
Aug 26, SPA Women's Ministry Homes Victory Bowl

More member events

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