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Hundreds attend "Ignite Michiana" event

PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 6:42 pm
by Xenokilla

SOUTH BEND, Ind.--- Friday night’s “Ignite Michiana” event at "The Brick" attracted hundreds of people who came to "fall in love with South Bend."

The sold-out event at The Brick, on Northside Boulevard, featured a diverse group of 18 speakers for 5 minute talks on innovation, entrepreneurship and creative problem solving.

The speeches also highlighted new things happening in the community residents can be proud of.

“Ignite Michiana is a series of 5 minute talks about things that are happening in the area, so people are here, so they want to know what's happening in South Bend and they want to get plugging into things that they can be part of,” said Willow Wetherall, the Ignite Michiana Organizer. “Things they can be proud of, and it's all about changing how people feel and think about our city and they surrounding area.”

300 people attended the sold out event.