More Than $400,000 Awarded in McCloskey Competition

Published Saturday, April 28, 2018
More than $400,000 in cash and in-kind prizes were awarded to 17 regional teams at the 2018 McCloskey New Venture Competition on April 27, as part of the first-ever IDEA Week innovation festival celebration. The $50,000 grand prize, which is given to teams founded by University of Notre Dame students or alumni, was split between Enlighten Mobility and more»

Shark Tank's Daymond John Offers Entrepreneuial Advice at IDEA Week

Published Thursday, April 26, 2018
The University of Notre Dame welcomed ‘Shark Tank’ star Daymond John on Thursday night (April 26) as he gave one of the 2018 IDEA Week keynote speeches. John, FUBU clothing line creator, talked to the crowd on the University of Notre Dame campus about the qualities of a SHARK: Set goals Do your homework Amor (love; have passion for what you more»

TayCo Brace Wins 1st Source Commercialization Award

Published Wednesday, April 25, 2018
TayCo Brace, LLC, a South Bend-based startup business was crowned winner of the 2018 1st Source Commercialization Award at a ceremony April 24 in South Bend. The company makes an external ankle brace that was produced initially to stabilize ankle injuries sustained on the football field. The product was the brainchild of Mike Bean, an associate athletic more»

Holcomb Nominates 156 Opportunity Zones

Published Monday, April 23, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has submitted Indiana’s 156 Opportunity Zone nominations to the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. The federal Opportunity Zone program was created in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and provides federal capital gains tax incentives to attract private sector investment to low-income urban and rural communities. more»

South Shore Project Update

Published Thursday, April 19, 2018
The South Shore project includes double-tracking 16 miles between Michigan City and Gary, as well as the relocation of the South Shore Station in South Bend, all with the goal of reducing travel time from South Bend to Chicago from 2 hours 40 minutes to 90 minutes by 2020. Findings of a study looking at station relocation options are expected soon. The more»

Courtyard South Bend Downtown Adds to Hotel Inventory

Published Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott South Bend Downtown is now open for business in South Bend, Indiana. Featuring an innovative lobby space as well as Courtyard’s latest contemporary room design, the new hotel provides flexibility and choices that allow guests to optimize and elevate their travel experience. Courtyard constantly researches trends and evolves to more»

Electric Vehicle Production Coming to South Bend Region

Published Friday, March 30, 2018
On a stage in the heart of Silicon Valley on Wednesday night, a business rolled out a product with major implications for manufacturing in the South Bend Region. SF Motors, the company that in November purchased the former AM General Commercial assembly plant in Mishawaka, unveiled a pair of electric vehicles that will be produced there. Challenging more»

IDEA Week Set for April 20-29

Published Wednesday, March 28, 2018
IDEA Week 2018, a new innovation festival being held here in the South Bend-Elkhart Region, is set to launch April 20-29. The IDEA Center at the University of Notre Dame is leading the local effort, with a large group of leaders from across the region collaborating on venues and events to ensure year one is a big success. IDEA Week will include a variety more»