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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 18, 2018

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Briefly Speaking

Levon Johnson


By Levon Johnson
Chamber President/CEO

Gateway Mile Loan Fund

 With the development now underway in Elkhart’s central business district, there has never been a better time to invest in Downtown Elkhart.

If you have ever thought of investing in retail, entertainment or the restaurant business there is a great opportunity for you. Local financial institutions are working together to offer capital you need to make your dream of owning or expanding a business come true.

The Gateway Mile Loan Fund (GMLF) has been established for use in new construction, business expansion, new equipment, and building rehabilitation. The GMLF boundaries are the Main Street bridge to the north, south along Main Street to the Mishawaka Road intersection, 3rd Street serves as the western boundary, and Prairie Street to the Johnson Street Bridge to the west.

This is an exciting time in the growth of Elkhart and we look forward to supporting and promoting our community in its expansion.

Have a great week with high productivity and positivity.

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First Merchants Bank has...

Upcoming Chamber Events

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

June 18, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Women Build 2018 Home Dedication, 5:30 pm, 21294 CR 8, Bristol

June 19, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Glass Doctor and Dygert Trim & Glass, 5 pm, 500 Baldwin St, Elkhart

June 19, Biz-Ness After Hours hosted by GlassDoctor, 5-7 pm, 500 Baldwin St, Elkhart

June 25, Golf Outing 2018, Tee Times: 8:30 am and 2:15 pm, Elcona Country Club, 56784 CR 21, Bristol. Just a few afternoon foursomes left. Don't miss out! Register today!

June 27, Wine Tasting at Fruit Hills Winery & Orchard - YP Cheers, 5-7 pm, 55503 State Road 15, Bristol

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Big Enough to Solve Any Problem

New Chamber Members

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

Lex 530 Metropolitan Event Center
Lex 530 is a new event space located in the River District. Lex 530 can accommodate intimate parties for as few as 30 in the private dining area or for up to 300. Corporate events, business meetings and private parties can all be hosted at Lex 530.

Shambaugh & Son, LP      
Shambaugh specializes in the full range of new and retrofit construction for food processing, industrial, commercial, institutional, medical, and bio-fuel projects. The scope of work entails the self-performance of ten broad disciplines, including mechanical, plumbing, process, refrigeration, electrical, process controls, water and waste treatment, fire protection, temperature controls, and high and low voltage systems.
Superior Tool & Die Co., Inc
Superior is more than just our name. It also describes the services, machinery and equipment we provide for aerospace tooling needs. We are a world-class manufacturer of: precision machining, jigs, dies, fixtures, gages, special machinery and equipment for aerospace tooling, as well as other industries.

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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.

June 18, The Stanley Clark School Summer at Clark: Summer Camp at The Stanley Clark School
June 21, Potawatomi Zoo Roars & Pours Family Night
June 23, Elkhart County Historical Museum Escape the Museum!
June 25, The Stanley Clark School Summer at Clark: Summer Camp at The Stanley Clark School
June 27, Eastlake Terrace Assisted Living Happy Birthday America Sip and Social open house
June 28, North Central Indiana Small Business Development Center Export 101: a workshop
June 29, Ruthmere Museum Campus Drive In Fridays - Cars, Cars, Cars
June 29, Ruthmere Museum Indiana Historical Society Traveling Exhibit - Auto Indiana History on Wheels
June 30, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County 5th Annual Bottlecaps & Corks
June 30, Elkhart Public Library-Downtown Harry Potter at 21

More member events

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Lake City Bank

New Educator Welcome

Help us welcome New Teachers and Administrators to our community for the 2018/19 School Year!

The Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce will welcome the new teachers & administrators of Elkhart, Concord, Baugo, and Middlebury School systems, as well as area private schools with a welcome presentation at their school system’s orientation in August. We need items to fill the bags such as pens, pencils, office supplies, etc. Our goal is to reach all new educators to the community, so we will need items to fill approximately 200 bags.

For further details, call or e-mail Kathy Cardwell at (574) 293-1531 ext. 122  or

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