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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, April 16, 2018

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Briefly Speaking

Levon Johnson


By Levon Johnson
Chamber President/CEO

Inspiring IDEA week

It’s almost here! April 20-29 is IDEA week. In a city and region of thinkers and doers, entrepreneurs and innovators, and leaders of a wide array of business and industry, it is only fitting that for more than a week starting April 20th we will have the opportunity to come together to share, learn, celebrate, and have fun.

The South Bend-Elkhart Region is coming together for IDEA week and all of Wednesday’s activities are slated to happen right here in Elkhart. The highlights for the day will include panels discussing autonomous vehicles, health care, and manufacturing innovation. The day in Elkhart will also include keynote speakers Tony Hsieh, of Zappos, talking about workplace culture and GE Ventures and Licensing’s Pat Patnode, discussing the importance of intrapraneurship

For more information on all of IDEA week I would encourage you to look at all of the events here. For just the Elkhart events the information is here.

I encourage you to register for as much of this event as you can and I hope to see you there. Have a great week of positive input that leads to positive outcomes.


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Upcoming Chamber Events

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

Apr 18, Temp Employee Safety Responsibility - OSHA Council Breakfast, 7:30 am, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart

Apr 19, Safety Conscious Supervision, 8 am - 1 pm, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S Main St, Elkhart

Apr 19, Truth About Addiction - Women's Council Luncheon, 11:30 am, IU South Bend Elkhart Center, 125 E Franklin St, Elkhart

Apr 20, Member Celebration - ETHOS Science Center, 5:20 pm, 1025 N Michigan St   

Apr 24,  Biz-Ness After Hours hosted by Hopman Jewelers, 4-6:30 pm, 100 N Main St, Elkhart

Apr 25, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Orion Lighting Solutions, 3:30 pm, 631 Collins Rd, Elkhart

Apr 26, Lean 101 Workshop - 4/2018, 7:30 am - 4:30 pm, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S Main St, Elkhart

Apr 26, YP Cheers - A Super Cheers Downtown, 5:30 - 9 pm, Downtown Elkhart (invite the YP's of all ages from your office!)

Apr 27, Environmental Management 101: Pollution Prevention, 9 am - Noon, Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, 418 S Main St, Elkhart

May 3, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Pam Chaney Aesthetics LLC, 4:45 pm,1004 Parkway Ave, Ste B, Elkhart

May 8, Optimizing Your Facility Expansion, 7:30 - 10 am, Matterhorn Conference Center, 2041 Cassopolis St, Elkhart

May 9, Leadership Academy Graduation, 11:30 am, Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner, 410 S Main St, Elkhart


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Elkhart Leadership Academy Graduation Luncheon

For thirty years, the Elkhart Leadership Academy has been guiding future community leaders. Each Elkhart Leadership Academy class participates in projects for the betterment of the community. The projects for this year’s class will be presented at the Graduation Luncheon on Wednesday, May 9 at 11:30 am in the Crystal Ballroom at the Lerner. Keynote speaker will be Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill. This is open to all Chamber members. Register at To learn more about the Elkhart Leadership Academy, click here or contact Melissa Ramey.

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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.

Apr 17, Trine University Elkhart Community Career Fair
Apr 17, LaDue Curran Kuehn Building a Federal Business: Updates in Federal Contracts, R&D and OTAs
Apr 18, Elkhart Community Schools Elkhart Central / Elkhart Memorial Showcase and Open House
Apr 18, MapleTronics Free Cybersecurity Training - Hacked!
Apr 18, Greencroft Communities Lifelong Learning Institute class: A Trip Around The World - In A Jennings’ Chair
Apr 19, Humane Society of Elkhart County Best in Show Fundraiser
Apr 19, Trine University South Bend Community Career Fair
Apr 19, Michiana Chapter of SHRM Leveraging Benefits Strategies for a Competitive Advantage in Today's Market
Apr 20, ADEC Ball
Apr 20, REAL Services, Inc. Age of Excellence Awards Luncheon - Keynote: Andrew Berlin
Apr 20, ETHOS Science Center Grand Opening Celebration
Apr 21, Ruthmere Museum & Havilah Beardsley House ECMA Free Museum Day
Apr 21, ETHOS Science Center Grand Opening Celebration
Apr 23, Elkhart Public Library-Downtown Basic Excel 2010
Apr 25, Dronefinity Technology Day Open House Michiana 2018
Apr 26, Church Community Services Sounds of Celebration Community Concert
Apr 27, Elkhart County Historical Museum Paleo Night
Apr 27, Elkhart Chamber Leadership Academy & Safe Kids Elkhart County Safe Kids Trivia Night
Apr 28, Career Analysis Organization of America 2018 Career Pathways Fair
Apr 28, Elkhart Environmental Center Arbor Day
Apr 28, CAPS - Child And Parent Services CAPS Superhero 5K Family Fun Run/Walk
Apr 29, Ruthmere Museum Mother and Me Tea

More member events


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Have you heard...

Truth About Addiction

“Truth About Addiction” is the topic of the Women's Council luncheon on Thursday, April 19. Speakers will be Vicki Becker, Elkhart County Prosecuting Attorney and Laurie Nafziger, Oaklawn President and CEO. The luncheon will begin at 11:30 am, and will be held at Indiana University South Bend Elkhart Center, located at 125 E Franklin St, Elkhart.

The cost to attend is $15 for Chamber members and $20 for non-members. Register here


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