CHAMBER magazine - Winter 2014
January 16, 2014 | By SJC Chamber |
Flipbook for CHAMBER 2014 magazine.
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This survey of human resource practices represents the self-reported descriptions of salaries, wages, and benefits from 129 manufacturing and nonmanufacturing companies within St. Joseph, Elkhart, Marshall, Kosciusko and Fulton counties in Indiana and Berrien, and Cass counties in Michigan. Participants have been divided into two categories: Manufacturing and Distribution, and Nonmanufacturing, and further divided by size.
The St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce is a catalyst organization that taps into the talents, resources and efforts of its affiliates, member businesses and partners to create an environment ripe for business growth and expansion. SJCHAMBER.ORG
Luncheon to recognize top individual and business accomplishments, including the W. Scott Miller Distinguished Business Leader, ATHENA Award, Small Business of the Year and Economic Impact Award.
TABLE OF CONTENTS Page EXECUTIVE SUMMARY . . . . . . . . ii INTRODUCTION . . . . . . . . . 1 ECONOMIC IMPACT OF TOURISM Expenditures . . . . . . . . . 3 Expenditures by Sector. . . . . . . . . 5 Employment . . . . . . . . . 7 Wages . . . . . . . . . . 8 Taxes . . . . . . . . . . 9 APPENDIX A . . . . . . . . . 10 Data and Methods Bottom-up vs. Top-down measurement . . . . . 10 Expenditure Data . . . . . . . . 11 Participant Days . . . . . . . . 12 Direct Effects . . . . . . . . 14 Multiplier Effects . . . . . . . . 14 APPENDIX B . . . . . . . . . 16 Definition of Terms APPENDIX C . . . . . . . . . 17 Findings from Visitor Survey APPENDIX D . . . . . . . . . 21 Business Questionnaires APPENDIX E . . . . . . . . . 26 Visitor Questionnaire APPENDIX F . . . . . . . . . 30 Economic Impact Data Tables (Time Series) Certec Inc. Versailles, KY i
2 | CHAMBER | FALL 2014 SJCHAMBER .ORG | CHAMBER | 3 SJC Chamber Trustees are committed businesses and organizations that take a leadership role in the Chamber’s efforts to advance regional economic prosperity. Cover story 12 POLITICS IS YOUR BUSINESS View ChamberPAC-endorsed candidates and understand your role in elected community leadership. Features 4 NEW ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT VIDEOS 11 SJC CHAMBER MEMBER EAP 11 ATHENA NOMINATIONS SOUGHT 16 SEMINAR SERIES FOR RETAILERS & RESTAURANTEURS 16 OUTSTANDING YOUNG BUSINESS LEADER NOMINATIONS SOUGHT 18 TOURISM ON THE UPSWING Departments 4 PERSPECTIVE An Economic Development Update Jeff Rea, Chamber President & CEO 6 QUICK HITS 15 MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS • North American Signs • MutualBank 21 ECONOMIC INDICATORS 21 RIBBON CUTTINGS 22 NEW MEMBER INVESTORS 22 MEMBERSHIP MILESTONE ANNIVERSARIES platinum | TRUSTEES CHAMBER is published quarterly by the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce, 401 E. Colfax Ave., Suite 310, South Bend, IN 46617. Not all opinions expressed in this publication necessarily reect the views of the SJC Chamber. CHAMBER is circulated to 3,000 Chamber member contacts. For inquiries call 574.234.0051. EXECUTIVE EDITOR/ ADVERTISING & SPONSORSHIP Shari Carroll 574.400.4024 | firstname.lastname@example.org @sharicarrollsjc CREATIVE SPECIALIST Ben Murray email@example.com @benmurraysjc NEWS RELEASES/EVENTS Cara Grabowski 574.400.4032 firstname.lastname@example.org CONTRIBUTOR Lisa Guzowski 574.400.4047 email@example.com CONTRIBUTOR Jeff Rea 574.400.4000 firstname.lastname@example.org MEMBERSHIP Paul Laskowski 574.400.4004 email@example.com BOARD CHAIR Jacqueline Barton Specialized Staffing Solutions PRESIDENT AND CEO Jeff Rea 574.400.4000 firstname.lastname@example.org @Jeff_Rea ST. JOSEPH COUNTY CHAMBER MAGAZINE | FALL 2014 | VOL 8 NO 4 POLITICS IS YOUR BUSINESS
Throughout 2015, there will be many initiatives to celebrate South Bend’s past, present, and future. As a sponsor, organizations have the opportunity to brand these events as their own.
DEVELOPING LEADERS FOR 40 YEARS Learn about the evolution and success of Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka, the Chamber’s community leadership program, 40 years later.
Join the SJC Chamber and title sponsor 1st Source Bank as we recognize the achievements of individuals and organizations in our community at the annual Salute to Business luncheon. During the celebration, business awards are given for Economic Impact and Small Business of the Year, while individual awards include the ATH ENA, Outstanding Young Business Leader and W. Scott Miller Distinguished Business Leader.