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Jeff Rea is currently the President & CEO of the South Bend Regional Chamber of Commerce. Jeff has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in our region while working in areas such as Economic Development, Business Development, City Planning, Marketing, and Local Government. Jeff has a degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and executive management continuing education work at the University of Notre Dame.

  • Development in Marshall County, IN

    I hope you’ve programmed Economic Outlook into your regular weekly routine. Our team at WNIT is working hard to bring you some great stories about the economy here in our region and we hope each week to introduce you to some of the people, companies and programs helping drive economic growth. If you miss one, remember you can watch them anytime here. This week, we decided to zero in on Marshall County and the good things happening across that county. We were luck to grab Ginny Munroe, the President of the Town Council in Culver; Kevin Overmyer, the President of the Marshall County Board of Commissioners; and Jerry Chavez, the head of the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation. These are some of the people right in the middle of making projects happening, so I hope you’ll enjoy their insight as much as I enjoyed talking to them. I have to admit up front, I have some strong connections to the County. My grandparents operated the former Cumberland Pharmacy in the Marshall County Town of Bourbon for more than 50 years. My Mom graduated in one of the last classes of Bourbon High School and I spent a fair amount of my childhood running around Bourbon and Bremen. It’s a pretty special place. Marshal County sits in the middle of the crossroads of Indiana, with easy access to major markets in the Midwest. It offers a stable employment base with a strong midwestern work ethic and offers a low cost of doing business within one of the nations’ best business climates. Marshall County, the City of Plymouth, and the towns of Bremen, Bourbon, Argos, Culver and LaPaz have banded together to chart their economic future and have a really nice story to tell. We took a closer look on the show, and I hope you’ll be interested in hearing more about efforts to attract new investment and people to those communities. Remember, you can connect with us a variety of ways. Feel free to email me at jrea@sbrchamber.com; follow me on Twitter at @Jeff_Rea, follow the station on Twitter @wnitpublictv, or like us on Facebook. One final reminder, you can catch the show Tuesday’s at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 12:30 p.m. on WNIT. You also can catch your favorite episodes anytime at https://www.wnit.org/economicoutlook. Posted On October 15, 2018
  • Project Impact and the new West Side Business Resource Center

    Our team sure enjoyed being back in the studio and we’re excited about the many stories we have to share going forward. Like what you see, tell your friends, we’d love for more people to be up to date on what’s happening here in the region. Posted On October 10, 2018
  • New Economic Outlook Season

    Welcome back and thanks for tuning in for a new season of Economic Outlook on WNIT. Hopefully you’ve enjoyed some of your past favorite shows over the summer. We’re back in the studio now busy filming our new season and we believe we’ve got some great shows planned for you! Posted On October 03, 2018
  • The Indiana General Assembly and Local Business Priorities

    Thanks for tuning in each week as we seek to bring you the stories, the communities, the people and the companies driving economic growth in our region! Posted On February 07, 2017
  • Entrepreneurship in Indiana and Launch Indiana

    Thanks for tuning in each week as we seek to bring you the stories, the communities, the people and the companies driving economic growth in our region! Posted On February 07, 2017
  • All About Branding

    Thanks for tuning in each week. We sure appreciate your interest in the shows and the stories we are bringing you about jobs, the economy and economic growth in our region. We’d love to hear your feedback. Please feel free to reach out to WNIT or to me directly at jrea@sbrchamber.com. Posted On February 07, 2017
  • Sales

    Thanks for tuning in each week to the show as we seek to bring you the stories, the communities, the people and the companies driving economic growth in our region! I’m having a blast doing the show and I’m meeting some terrific guests. We’ve got some exciting shows on the schedule coming up and we hope you make it a point to catch us on the air, on-line and you visit my weekly blog post. Posted On January 20, 2017
  • Economic Development In the Region

    I had the pleasure of welcoming two great colleagues to my second show. Rob Cleveland, President of Cornerstone Alliance in Benton Harbor, MI and Jerry Chavez, President & CEO of the Marshall County Indiana Economic Development Corporation joined me for an inside look at what is happening in their respective areas. Posted On January 20, 2017
  • Welcome to Economic Outlook

    Welcome to WNIT and to Economic Outlook, we appreciate you visiting our site and tuning into our show. We hope you make it a regular part of our weekly routine. Tune in each week to hear the stories and meet the people helping to drive the economy throughout the region. We’ll aim to bring you timely updates and offer you unique insights into key projects or programs contributing to our economic growth. Posted On January 10, 2017
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