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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 20, 2018

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Briefly Speaking

Levon Johnson


By Levon Johnson
Chamber President/CEO

The Next What’s Next? is coming soon

What’s Next? was developed by the Greater Elkhart Chamber to introduce college students to the Elkhart area and show them the numerous career opportunities that exist in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. We held the first What’s Next? in March, and welcomed over 50 students to our community.

The next What’s Next? program will take place October 18-20 and will feature students from around the state, including locally, majoring in Engineering, Nursing, Accounting, Finance and IT. These students will be looking for full time employment or internships and a place to call home in 2019. Our goal is to triple the number of students that participated in the previous What’s Next?

This Thursday, August 23, at 10 am and 1 pm, we will host two informational meetings for employers interested in participating in What’s Next? The meetings will be held at the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S. Main Street, Elkhart. The meetings will last no longer than an hour. We hope to see you there.

If you have questions prior to the meeting please contact Levon or Kay at 574-293-1531.

Have a productive and positive week. Let us know if we can be of any assistance in making both of those things happen.

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First Merchants Bank has...

New Chamber Members

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

Gr8t Beginnings Early Childhood Coalition 
GR8t Beginnings is working collaboratively toward ensuring that the children of Elkhart County have great developmental experiences, strong and safe environments in which to play and grow, and support systems for their parents.

Impact CEDC 
Building people while building lives through * Education * Empowerment * Engagement...

Norco Industries 
Norco Industries is a developing company aimed at being one of the most respected and admired in the industries we serve. As we continue to grow, we seek to build an intimate understanding of our customers. We strive to exceed their expectations and meet their needs at every opportunity.

Trinity On Jackson  
Trinity On Jackson is a place where the doors are always open, where you will encounter spiritual truths and wrestle with questions in a safe and welcoming community.



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Big Enough to Solve Any Problem

Upcoming Chamber Events

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

Aug 21, Biz-Ness After Hours hosted by Shoff Security, at the Elkhart River Queen - Dockside. Parking at 942 E Jackson Blvd

Aug 23, What's Next Informational Meetings for Sponsors, 10 am and 1 pm, Greater Elkhart Chamber

Aug 23, YP Summer Sips Series - August, 5:30 - 9 pm, Downtown Elkhart (YP's of all ages invited!)

Aug 31Member Celebration - Elkhart’s First Corn Maze at Southgate Crossing, Noon, Southgate Crossing, 27751 CR 26, Elkhart


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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. The list below includes events within the next two weeks. More information for these events is available at our online calendar.

Aug 20, Midwest Museum of American Art Yoga at the Museum
Aug 22, Elkhart Public Library-Downtown Empowerment (c)Rocks!
Aug 22, Elkhart County Historical Museum Places of Elkhart: Wakarusa
Aug 23, Midwest Museum of American Art Noon Time Talk: The Golden Age of Illustration
Aug 24, EntreLegacy Group 7 Practices of Great Leaders Full Day Leadership Event
Aug 24, United Way of Elkhart County Great Cardboard Boat Race
Aug 24, Potawatomi Zoo Roars and Pours Family Night
Aug 25, Elkhart Education Foundation, Inc. Kick-Off Classic & All City Pep Rally
Aug 25, Five Star Dive Bar Rally in the Alley
Aug 25, Junior Achievement Third Annual Business Legacy Hall of Fame Induction Gala
Aug 26, Elkhart Rotary Club Taste of the Gardens
Aug 28, Center for Community Justice The Green Butterfly Gala
Aug 29, Elkhart Public Library-Downtown Empowerment (c)Rocks!
Aug 31, Ruthmere Museum Campus Grease Is the Word - Ruthmere's Drive-In Friday
Aug 31, Southgate Crossing Line Dancing

More member events

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Lake City Bank

Chamber program to feature 3D Map

The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a new partnership with CGI Communications, Inc. to promote all of the assets and attributes of our wonderful community through an interactive 3D Map Program. This initiative will encourage viewers to learn more about area attractions, points of interest, economic development opportunities, and the businesses supporting the program. With an easily viewable interface on our website, this program will serve to connect our citizens with local business community in an exciting new way.
We are dedicated to highlighting the advantages of living and working in the Elkhart area, and are excited to include feature our wonderful business community though the 3D mapping technology. We encourage you to consider participating as it provides an exciting opportunity to showcase your business and utilize the power of digital media on your own websites and social media pages. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities or to request an appointment please e-mail

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