Bethany Hartley has over a decade of experience in non-profit leadership and has been focused on economic development and entrepreneurship for her entire career. As President and CEO of the South Bend Elkhart Regional Partnership, she is catalyzing regional innovation throughout northern Indiana.

Bethany is also an entrepreneur herself. She operated her own marketing agency for over a decade and has a passion for helping other entrepreneurs and startups succeed.

Make sure to check out these clips in the episode:

  • [4:17] Tips for starting a side hustle in a recession
  • [10:56] Teaching entrepreneurship to high school students
  • [20:11] What Indiana county housed the most millionaires per capita?
  • [28:07] Connecting top-tier students with top-tier Hoosier companies
  • [37:06] 1 year of wins in the South Bend-Elkhart Region

In today’s episode you are going to hear about:

  • Learning how to learn
  • How the South Bend-Elkhart Regional partnership is connecting students in the region to local companies
  • How grit, resilience, and hard work make northern Indiana an epicenter for entrepreneurship and advanced manufacturing
  • Listen to the end because Bethany talks about a hidden gem in Northern Indiana that might need to be your next date night

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