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Monday, March 20, 2017

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Briefly Speaking

Kyle Hannon


By Kyle Hannon
Chamber President/CEO

Excitement Sprouting

After a strange stretch of weather, today is the official start of Spring. I can’t predict steady weather patterns from now on, but I can predict that flowers will be blooming soon. I’ve already seen the daffodils peeking up. Last weekend I was in Southern Indiana and their spring flowers are in full bloom.
Flowers are always exciting for me because it is a reminder that growth and life follow dreary days. In Elkhart, blooming flowers are exciting for our economy, too.
This is the tenth year of the Quilt Gardens Tour. Our CVB created the floral quilt gardens around this county. The Chamber is fortunate that a nice one is right next to our building. Another nice one is a block away. Tour buses still come to our community to visit the quilt gardens. This year, in honor of the anniversary, the CVB is hosting the Seward Johnson public art exhibit, including a giant American Gothic sculpture downtown.
Another important attraction based on flowers is the Wellfield Botanic Gardens on North Main. This was the dream of the Elkhart Rotary club. It is a fabulous amenity that hosts peaceful visits throughout the year and the large Taste of the Gardens event in August.
We have a lot of nice events and attractions in our community. Many of them are based on beautiful flowers and plants. So Spring is an exciting time for people and businesses in Elkhart County.


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Lake City Bank

New Chamber Members

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

BioLife Plasma Services
BioLife Plasma Services is an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving plasma-based therapies. They operate numerous state-of-the-art plasma collection facilities throughout the United States and Austria.

Leliaert Insurance Agency Inc.
To better serve clients in South Bend, Granger & Mishawaka, Leliaert Insurance Agency has opened a 2nd office at 17060 State Road 23 in South Bend between the toll road underpass and Douglas Road close to the back side of University Park Mall.



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Upcoming Chamber Events

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

Mar 21, Biz-Ness After Hours hosted by Cressy & Everett Real Estate, 5 - 7 pm, Our Place on Main, 126 S. Main St., Elkhart

Mar 23, The Elkhart Promise - Young Professionals Luncheon, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Elkhart Community Schools J.C. Rice Educational Services Center Register today!

Apr 7, Third House Town Hall Forum, Noon - 1:30 pm, Elkhart Public Library, 300 S 2nd St, Elkhart

Apr 12, The Value of Lean and How to Harness Its Power, in partnership with SCORE, 3:30 - 5 pm, Greater Elkhart Chamber

Apr 20, Women’s Council Luncheon - Mental Health and Stress, 11:30 am - 1 pm, Concord Mall Conference Center

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Barnes and Thornburg

Member Events

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

Mar 21, Ivy Tech Community College "Why Couldn't We Have Just Given Her Intravenous Oxygen?" - TED-MED Video Presentation
Mar 21, Community Foundation of Elkhart County Fathers Matter Forum
Mar 22, The Excel Center Excel Center Enrollment Application Deadline
Mar 22, Brentwood at Elkhart Pie On The Fly
Mar 22, Ivy Tech Community College Sara Centeno Book Signing "Success the Ultimate Guide to College, Career, & Personal Excellence
Mar 23, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County Indiana Big Sister of the Year Celebration
Mar 23, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: "Youth Art Month"
Mar 24, YWCA NCIN Support our Shelter 2017
Mar 26, Ruthmere Museum Potawatomi at the Founding and in the Future of Elkhart
Mar 27, Elkhart Public Library Intermediate Excel 2010
Mar 30, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: "Youth Art Month"
Mar 31, Concord Mall Race-A-Rama

More member events

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