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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, June 19, 2017

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Briefly Speaking

Kyle Hannon


By Kyle Hannon
Chamber President/CEO

 And all that jazz

This week is always an exciting week in Elkhart. The 30th Jazz Festival will be filling the streets and venues with music and fun.
Our community has embraced this event the way communities are supposed to embrace events. We have a lot of great volunteers. We have a lot of businesses hosting receptions to go with the theme. Restaurants and stores are offering specials related to the theme.  A lot of people will be attending.
I have my tickets and I’m looking forward to a fun weekend. On Friday, I’ll wander down to Civic Plaza to get some tasty food.
If you are not planning to come down, then change your plans. The Jazz Festival is great.
This year your chamber is not as closely tied to the activities, because the production crew is not housed here. I kind of miss the noise and commotions from the team working on helping the event run smoothly. We have other noise and commotion from the renovation project. It’s not the same.
I hope to see you on the streets. Make sure you say hi.

Our Golf Outing is Next Monday!

Next Monday is our fantastic golf outing. The morning is sold out but there are still spots in the afternoon. Last chance to register here.


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60th Annual Golf Outing June 26!

Upcoming Chamber Events

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

June 20, Biz-Ness After Hours hosted by Indiana Trust & Investment Management, 5 - 7 pm, Our Place on Main, 126 S. Main St.,

June 22, The Game Has Changed… Ransomware, Viruses and Backup, 8 - 10 am, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce

FORE! June 26, Golf Outing 2017, 8:30 am and 2:15 pm, Elcona Country Club

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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.

Sports Time Family Pub & Grill
Sports Time is locally and family owned and operated. A great place for family and friends. Adults have access to a full service bar with over 15 TV's.
(574) 970-5940

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Ransomware, Virus & Backup Seminar this Thursday

The Game Has Changed… Ransomware, Viruses and Backup
You should not miss this important and informative seminar from our experts Paul Milnes, Data Safe and Ed Collins, Blue ByteTechnology Solutions.
Thursday, June 22, 8-10 am here at the Chamber. Registration fee includes continental breakfast. Registration deadline - June 20.

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Lake City Bank

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.

Thru June 25, Builders Association of Elkhart County 50th Annual Parade of Homes Plus
June 19, Elkhart Public Library Basic Excel 2010
June 20, Concord Mall Kroozin' USA Car Show - Dad's Night
June 21, Trine University Workshop "How To Build A Resume"
June 22, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Groovin' in the Gardens, Featuring the Jazz Fest All-Stars
June 22, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: NIA 75th Exhibit, Part II
June 26, Elkhart Public Library Intermediate Excel 2010
June 27, Concord Mall Kroozin' USA Car Show - Jazz It Up Night
June 29, Wellfield Botanic Gardens Groovin' in the Gardens, Featuring the Whistle Pigs
June 29, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: Michelle Herrli, South Bend, IN
June 30, Ruthmere Museum & Havilah Beardsley House Drive-In Fridays at Ruthmere

More member events

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