Notre Dame Opens Silicon Valley Facility

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
The University of Notre Dame opened a facility in Palo Alto, Calif., in early February and held its first classes for the Notre Dame Silicon Valley Semester program there this month, the university announced Friday. The home base for Notre Dame programs in California is intended to support coursework, innovation and collaboration with high-tech firms in more»

Notre Dame Joins Manufacturing Research Consortium

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
Bioengineering researchers at the University of Notre Dame will join a consortium of academia, industry and government organizations and the nonprofit sector to develop new manufacturing processes and technologies for cells, tissues and organs, the university announced Wednesday. The Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, Manufacturing USA more»

"Best Days Lie Ahead" Mindset Needed for Regional Prosperity

Published Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Our community’s best days are still ahead. That mindset is part of patterns and trends common to communities with impending prosperity around the corner, according to entrepreneur, business adviser and author Joe Abraham. “There’s a respect for where we’ve come from: The past legacy businesses, the past legacy of things that have more»

Developer Buys Blackthorn Corporate Park

Published Thursday, February 9, 2017
The city has reached an agreement to sell the remainder of Blackthorn Corporate Park to Mishawaka-based Newmark Grubb Cressy & Everett for $175,000, ending the city’s involvement in the park after more than 20 years. The sale consists of 11 parcels and 32 total acres. It is expected to be approved by the Redevelopment Commission today. more»

WellPet Acquires Dog Chew Co.

Published Tuesday, February 7, 2017
WellPet, a natural pet food company with operations in Mishawaka, has acquired WHIMZEES, a Netherlands-based maker of natural dental chews for dogs, according to a news release. WHIMZEES joins WellPet’s other brands — Wellness, Holistic Select, Eagle Pack and Old Mother Hubbard — and represents the company’s first foray into the pet more»

Prepping for 21st Century Tech

Published Monday, February 6, 2017
Gordon Gill is an internationally known architect based in Chicago whose firm has designed some of the tallest skyscrapers in the world. He's also leading the renovation of the former Studebaker Corp. assembly plant at 635 S. Lafayette Blvd. in South Bend for 21st-century high-technology uses. Some sections of the complex date back almost a century. The more»

Rail Project to Shorten SouthBend-Chicago Trip

Published Saturday, February 4, 2017
Forty years ago, St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter and Lake counties came together to save the flailing South Shore Railroad. The four counties between Chicago and South Bend are again uniting, this time in an effort to elevate the commuter line to a new level. The railroad’s operator, the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, wants to make more»

South Shore 5-Yr. Plan Calls for $1.1B in Work

Published Friday, February 3, 2017
Chesterton, Ind. — The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District’s board of trustees recently approved a five-year capital plan surpassing $1.1 billion in investment in the South Shore Line. The list includes the West Lake Corridor and Double Track NWI projects, the rerouting of the railroad’s approach to the South Bend more»