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Employ Northern Indiana Business Symposium: Key Takeaways and Insights

Updated: Jul 1

BSR greeting a business partner during the Business Symposium

In May, Employ Northern Indiana hosted an outstanding Business Symposium, bringing together representatives from over 40 businesses. The event, orchestrated by their dedicated Business Services Representative, Dan McMillion, was a resounding success, blending informative sessions with a mix of laughter and shared aspirations that fostered a sense of unity among attendees.


A Day of Learning and Collaboration

The symposium provided a wealth of valuable information on key topics essential for business leaders in the region. Attendees were treated to insightful presentations on:

  • Employ Northern Indiana Services

  • WorkOne Services

  • Veterans Programs

  • Youth Programs

  • Next Level Jobs Grants

  • Apprenticeships

  • Employer Training

  • Labor Law


While the information presented could be independently researched, the true value lay in the interactive nature of the event. Guided by knowledgeable experts capable of answering follow-up questions, attendees gained a deeper understanding and practical insights that are hard to find elsewhere.


Pictured Above (Left to Right): Susan Oliver (Director of Strategic Partnerships),

Vivian Schwartz (Business Service Representative Coordinator), and Dan McMillion (St. Joseph County Business Service Representative)


Building a Stronger Community

The symposium wasn’t just about sharing information; it was about empowering the leaders of our region. By equipping business representatives with the tools and knowledge they need, Employ Northern Indiana is extending its reach and impact, helping more people in our community find the support and opportunities they need to succeed.


Stay Connected and Informed

If you missed this symposium or want to stay informed about future events, connecting with your local Business Services Representative (BSR) is essential. Here are the contact details for each BSR in our region:


Elkhart County BSR

Kellie Porman


St. Joseph County BSR

Dan McMillion


Fulton/Marshall County BSR

Tim Starr


Kosciusko County BSR

Amanda Sautter


Business Symposiums Looking Forward

The May symposium was just one example of how Employ Northern Indiana is dedicated to fostering collaboration and growth within our business community. By continuing to offer such valuable events, they are helping to build a stronger, more connected region.

For more information on upcoming events and how you can get involved, be sure to reach out to your local BSR. Together, we can create a brighter future for Northern Indiana!


View more photos from the Employ Northern Indiana Symposium below!




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