Michiana LEAN Network 

The Michiana Lean Network is an organization of diverse member companies in the Elkhart-Goshen-South Bend Region dedicated to honing their competitive edge through continuous improvement.  These companies representing, Manufacturing, Health Care, Service, Construction and Higher Education, learn and share best practices in Lean, Six Sigma, Quality, Safety and Leadership.     

The Network meets monthly to discuss Continuous Improvement topics, hear from Industry experts or visit other organizations to see hands-on applications of CI/Lean tools and practices and to learn how they were successfully implemented.  

 Member Benefits

  • Networking and benchmarking with other continuous improvement focused organizations both inside and outside of your areas of business
  • Educational opportunities for all levels of the organization from industry and topic experts
  • Exposure to fresh perspectives and proven best practices
  • Access to the latest advancements and techniques in continuous improvement

Membership Fees

Annual membership fee is $500; there is a 50% discount ($250) for membership in Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce. These fees are used to defray CBE costs of sponsoring and administering this network.

Membership entitles a member company to 3 permanent seats in the network and unlimited company representatives at certain network functions

If you are uncertain about joining this network, you are welcome to attend an event to observe evaluate the value of a network membership.


The Network normally meets on the second Thursday of the month from 8 AM to 10 AM (with some exceptions).  Meetings and events are held either at the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce or at member sites for benchmarking tours.

For additional information please contact Merritt Dilts.

Merritt Dilts
Center for Business Excellence
418 S. Main St, Ste 2C
Elkhart, IN 46516
Phone: (574) 293-3209
Fax:      (574) 294-1859
Email:  [email protected]


Chamber Events

Sat 30

Third House Meeting 1/2021

January 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Feb 02

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry Training – 2/2021

February 2 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm
Feb 12

Third House Meeting 2/2021

February 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Feb 17

OSHA Council Event – Emergency Action Planning

February 17 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Mar 02

OSHA 20 Hour General Industry Training – 3/2021

March 2 @ 8:00 am - March 4 @ 5:00 pm