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ELKHART — Jon Hunsberger, director of destination development at the Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau since 2018, has been promoted to executive director and will be transitioning into the agency’s lead role at the end of 2020.

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GOSHEN — The City of Goshen is working with the Michiana Area Council of Governments to expand public transit service within the community – and is inviting all Goshen residents to take a survey to help gather community input.

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ELKHART — Unemployment in Elkhart County improved to 6.1 percent in August, slightly lower than the state average of 6.5 percent; the newest rate compares with 8.1 percent estimated in July. 

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ELKHART — A new forecast for RV wholesale shipments projects that 2020 will surpass 2019 despite the coronavirus shutdown, while 2021 is projected to become the best year on record.

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s unemployment rate fell to 6.4 percent in August as the labor market continued to recover from a spring plunge caused by the coronavirus shutdown.

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ELKHART — Days Corp. and Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. of Memphis, Tennessee, have entered into an agreement under which Barnhart will purchase Days Machinery Movers, including all associated personnel and equipment of that business unit.

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ELKHART — The city government has a puzzle to solve. Should it allow an eager business owner to invest in his River District store now or stay true to the vision for a revitalized River District?

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ELKHART — Construction is under way on the new Ivy Tech iFlex Lab, a facility that will help transform Elkhart County and make the area a national leader in advanced manufacturing.

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ELKHART — Ivy Tech Community College South Bend-Elkhart will host a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday on a 10,000 square-foot iFlex lab for Advanced Manufacturing and Automation.

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ELKHART — Developers of Hotel Elkhart announced plans to join the Hilton family of hotels as a member of the upscale Tapestry Collection, submitting dazzling photos of the interior of the project to make their point.

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ELKHART — Thor Industries Inc., the world’s largest recreational vehicle manufacturer, is paving the way to a net-zero future by signing the UN Global Compact Business Ambition for 1.5°C Commitment.

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ELKHART — What retail should Elkhart’s River District and Main Street offer in the future? That is the question being asked in a study over the next three months, as local residents and business owners have a chance to weigh in.

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ELKHART — Patrick Industries Inc. on Friday announced it has completed the acquisition of Goshen-based Synergy RV Transport, a transportation and logistics service provider primarily for original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and dealers in the recreational vehicle market.

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ELKHART — Recreational and commercial vehicle maker Forest River announced plans Wednesday to expand its operations in Indiana, increasing the company’s manufacturing footprint in DeKalb and LaGrange counties.

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ELKHART — The RV industry had 53.5 percent more wholesale shipments in July 2020 than July 2019, outperforming itself over the same period the previous year for a second straight month and a fourth time this year, despite the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the economy.

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ELKHART — Construction of high-end condominiums on the former Alick’s lot on Jackson Boulevard will begin next month, developers have announced.

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ELKHART — While far from finished, the River District is close to completed another step on its way to being a revitalized city center.

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ELKHART — Longtime clients of Charlie Darling are making trips to his barbershop in west-central Elkhart for a final haircut.

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ELKHART — One young man’s struggle and success over the last seven years was the inspiration for Colbert Packaging to take part in a paid internship program that gives young people a chance to pick up lessons they can use in their careers and their lives.

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ELKHART — U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt touted the Great American Outdoors Act, saying the measure will have a significant impact on conservation and recreation, during a visit Wednesday to East to West RV in Elkhart.

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Last week I wrote about mapping weed escapes in fields. With increasing numbers of herbicide-resistant weeds, it’s becoming more important to remember just where problems occurred. You do not want to rely on your memory when planning for 2021 weed control.

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ELKHART — Junior Achievement & Lemonade Day serving Elkhart County will celebrate five years of honoring local entrepreneurs, visionaries and community leaders during the 5th Annual Business Legacy Gala Hall of Fame.

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ELKHART — Child care is a top concern for many working parents who opted to send their children back to school to receive some in-person instruction this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic, local officials say.

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Eliza Briscoe was told that all she had to do was put up $500 and bring in two additional people who would each contribute the same amount of money. In a little more than four weeks, she would get $4,000 in return.

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BRISTOL — The coronavirus has created many limitations and put millions of Americans out of a job. At the truck manufacturer Utilimaster, where the demand for delivery trucks means there is plenty of work to do, the job application process looks a little different than usual this summer.

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You might recall that in fall of 2019, Elkhart and LaGrange counties in Indiana, as well as seven counties in southwestern Michigan, were faced with an outbreak of eastern equine encephalitis (EEE). This is a virus disease with a complicated life cycle involving several species of mosquitoes…

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ELKHART — Patrick Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Inland Plywood Company, a supplier, laminator and wholesale distributor of treated, untreated and laminated plywood, and other specialty products, primarily serving the marine market as well as the recreational v…

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ELKHART — INOVA Federal recently received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award recognizing the company’s longstanding service in the community.

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One of the unique aspects of Elkhart County is the mix of farms and suburban living throughout the county. Many homeowners enjoy watching cows, horses and other livestock grazing from their own backyard.

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ELKHART — RV shipment data showed clear improvements in June, as the industry benefited from the number of travelers avoiding planes, trains and hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic, an industry organization said.

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ELKHART — For the past 10 years, crowds have gathered outside of the United Way offices in Elkhart to watch teams race homemade cardboard boats around the LaSalle Bristol pond.

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