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Visit South Bend Mishawaka Reports Record Hotel Numbers

March 1, 2023 — Year-end data shows 2022 was a record year for St. Joseph County hotels in three key metrics: average daily rate, revenue per available room (RevPAR) and demand. 

Jarnecke Named New VSBM Executive Director

May 16, 2022 — South Bend Regional Chamber President & CEO Jeff Rea has announced the hiring of Jeff Jarnecke as VSBM's new executive director. 

Executive Director Rob DeCleene to Leave VSBM 

April 12, 2022 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka today announced Executive Director Rob DeCleene will leave the organization to become Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Advancement at Indiana University South Bend.

Kleva Named to Destination International's 30 Under 30 Class

April 6, 2022 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka is thrilled to announced Sports Tourism Manager Nick Kleva has been named one of Dstinations International's 2022 30 Under 30 recipients.

Downtown South Bend Welcomes MVPA Annual Convention 

Aug. 10, 2021 — In conjunction with Century Center, Visit South Bend Mishawaka is pleased to welcome the  Military Vehicle Preservation Association to downtown South Bend this week for its annual convention.

Visit South Bend Mishawaka Rolls Out the #OnlyinTheBend Parks Pass

June 25, 2021 — Visit South Bend Mishawaka has launched its first ever #OnlyinTheBend Parks Pass to encourage more visitation to parks and recreation areas in St. Joseph County.

South Bend to Host USA Women's Olympic Wrestling Camp

June 24, 2021 — The road to the Tokyo Olympic Games travels through South Bend as the United States Women's Olympic Wrestling team conducts final training camp at Saint Mary's College. 

Summer Sports Kick Off with Memorial Day Weekend Events

May 27, 2021 — Multiple events in The Bend this weekend mark an informal kickoff to the sports-related summer travel season.