South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership Launches Professional Services Directory

SOUTH BEND – ELKHART, Ind. ​​​​​​(Aug. 5, 2021) — According to a July 23, 2021, Newsweek expert panel article, 10 Customer Behavior Trends to Keep an Eye on This Year and Beyond, there is a rising interest in using local businesses, as well as a shift toward convenience and human contact. The rising interest in using local businesses is a great strategy to minimize risk in supply chains, support local economies and foster new business growth.

The challenge that local professional services face today is consumers are in the habit of seeking business information on their computers and phones. Local professional services in small-to-medium towns may have limited presence online and on social media platforms. Often the best local professional services in the area may not show up at the top of search engines list.

The Problem: Where do business owners go to find advertising professionals, architects, accountants, financial advisers, engineers, creative agencies or freelancers and consultants for their businesses?

The Solution: A free online directory for local professional services. The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership has launched a new professional services directory called “The Pros South Bend – Elkhart”. All region-based professional services are invited to join. The directory will cover professional services in the South Bend – Elkhart region. The Pros South Bend – Elkhart directory is a direct result of the South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership’s effort to create an online business-to-business ecosystem. Entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small companies are looking for businesses with the expertise in law, human resources, accounting, real estate, and other specialized disciplines right here in the South Bend – Elkhart region.

Benefits of the The Pros South Bend – Elkhart directory for local business:

  • It is a free marketing tool to get local professionals noticed by potential clients.
  • It functions as a referral program and businesses can track new contacts in real time.
  • Can add their company logo, website, and social media links in one place.
  • Increases the business’s online presence on popular search engines.

To register go to pros.southbendelkhart.org and click on submit listing at the top of the page. If you have any questions, send us an email at pros@southbendelkhart.org, we are happy to talk to you more about The Pros South Bend – Elkhart.

About South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership is a collaboration of the economic development partners from 47 smart connected communities in Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. The Regional Partnership focuses on a long-term systemic approach to advance the region’s economy by aligning the efforts of various stakeholders around five key areas: Educating a world-class WORKFORCE, Recruiting and retaining great TALENT, Attracting and growing new economy companies in complement to our remarkably strong manufacturing INDUSTRIES, Promoting INCLUSION and sparking opportunities for minorities and Helping ENTREPRENEURS thrive. The Regional Partnership seeks to unify and collaborate so that together, the communities across the region to work together to achieve what cannot be done individually. For more information about the Regional Partnership, visit SouthBendElkhart.org.

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Media Contact
Gayle Williams
South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership
574.344.4686
gwilliams@southbendelkhart.org

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