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Downtown Matters – Live at LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern

Jacob and Dustin explore the history of South Bend’s oldest standing commercial building with Mark McDonnell, the building’s owner and founder of both LaSalle Grill and LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern.

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Pete Buttigieg in Conversation with INVANTI

On Thursday, February 7th Pete Buttigieg interviewed a panel of the cohort members about their time in South Bend and the problems they aim to solve. This evening took place inside a newly renovated wing of The Exner Office, a collaborative workspace currently home to INVANTI, West.SB, South Bend on Purpose, and Hurry Home.

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Introducing Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose

In Season 3 of South Bend on Purpose, we'll tell the stories of people who are betting on South Bend by investing new purpose into old spaces, whether that's an old industrial building or a once lively plot of land; people whose internal purpose has manifested itself into a physical part of our city.

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My City Is My Assignment w/ Kintae Lark

Kintae Lark, the founder of Inspiration Barber-Salon, joins the pod to discuss how the challenges he faced growing up makes him a powerful and positive force for our city’s youth and why he firmly believes that his city, South Bend, is his assignment.

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Venture Capital, Meet South Bend w/ Max Brickman

Max Brickman, managing director of Heartland Ventures, joins the pod to discuss his decision to stay in South Bend, his venture capital firm’s unique partnerships with Midwest family-owned businesses, and how this path has shifted the way he values community.

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It's Not Studebaker, Indiana w/ Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson, currently working as the Executive Director of The Judd Leighton Foundation, joins the pod to discuss his current interest in economic development and entrepreneurship, Notre Dame’s relationship with the city, and memories about South Bend’s booming past that affect the way he thinks about the city today.

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A City of Innovation w/ Santiago Garces + Brian Donoghue

Santiago Garces and Brian Donoghue, South Bend’s Chief Innovation Officer and Director of Civic Innovation, join the pod to discuss their paths to South Bend and tell stories about why our city’s name is being spoken around the world.

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You Should Come by the House w/ Marian Hodges

Marian Hodges, a local technology executive, joins the pod to discuss her path to South Bend and the code words for making friends in the Midwest.

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Silicon Valley to South Bend w/ Robert Ramsey

Robert Ramsey, a relatively new resident of South Bend, joins the pod to discuss his love of Midwestern values, how we get to know a new city, and why South Bend is the ideal place to build a meaningful life.

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From the Ground up w/ Dave Matthews

Dave Matthews, a real estate developer in South Bend, joins the pod to discuss his decision to come home after college, how he leveraged unique characteristics of South Bend to build new buildings, and why culture is paramount to rebuilding a city.

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Just a Kid from Haney Street w/ Shawn Henderson

Shawn Henderson, the principal of Riley High School, joins the pod to discuss how a kid from the South East Side became the unlikely principal of his neighborhood school and how that experiences makes him a powerful force for our city’s youth.

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A Culture of Striving w/ Kareemah Fowler

Kareemah Fowler, currently serving as City Clerk for South Bend, joins the pod to discuss how her entrepreneurial ventures (like buying 9 houses straight out of high school) and city government roles are pushing South Bend to be a place where opportunity is inclusive and abundant.

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Gripped by the City w/ Jason Miller

Jason Miller, lead pastor of South Bend City Church, joins the pod to discuss his understanding of place, why City Church is inextricably tied to the city, and how as he was about to move away, South Bend "grabbed me by the shoulders and was kind of like, 'hello.'"

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Hurry Home – S1E15

John's new startup Hurry Home aims to change the way people pursue home ownership – starting right here in South Bend.

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Jada McLean – S1E11

Originally from LA, Jada McLean moved to South Bend last year as a member of INVANTI's first cohort. We discuss her burger tour of the city and her newfound mission to pair people with homes.

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INVANTI – S1E7

INVANTI is an impact-driven startup generator located in Vested Interest, the physical home of West.SB. In this episode we discuss entrepreneurship, punny mugs, and why we're betting on South Bend. 

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