"Good Neighbor Law" workshop; NRC unveils Idea Board; Trivia Around the Bend; Neighborhood Survey Projects; City names new Code Enforcement Director, and more

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Free NLA Workshop Oct. 18: "Good Neighbor" Law

Free! This workshop will separate fact from fiction regarding municipal ordinances, state statues, and other legal principles. Legal experts will discuss such topics as nuisance, the Indiana “Good Samaritan” law, and more. Information will also be provided on how you might contact an attorney if you need help resolving specific legal issues. Co-sponsored by the Volunteer Lawyer Network. More information: Webpage  |  Facebook event  |  RSVP.

NRC's "Idea Board" unveiled at North Shore Triangle Annual Potluck

How do you know what your neighbors want for their neighborhood? Ask them! NRC recently unveiled a new addition to its Block Party Toolkit at the North Shore Triangle neighborhood's Annual Potluck. The Idea Board is a portable, reusable outdoor whiteboard that your guests can mark up with their ideas for a better neighborhood. See Facebook photos

NRC’s “Trivia Around the Bend” scheduled for Nov. 16

Mark your calendars: NRC’s annual Fall fundraiser is scheduled for Friday, November 16 at The Hall at St. Peter’s. “Trivia Around the Bend” will be an evening of fun and marginally useful facts about South Bend and other random topics. Advance tickets are on sale now -- sign up as an individual, a couple, or form a table of up to 8. The $10/person admission will support South Bend neighborhoods through the work of NRC.  Facebook event  |  Eventbrite tickets.

NRC visits Near West Side, shares Neighborhood Survey project

NRC was invited by the Near West Side Neighborhood Organization to share how an organization can use a Neighborhood Survey to build its membership and align its activities with what neighbors want for their neighborhood. One example of this sort of project is currently underway in Kennedy Park. If you’d like to look into a similar Neighborhood Survey project in your neighborhood, contact NRC. Read more or see video of presentation.

Neighborhood Updates:
Near Northwest: 2018 Arts Cafe Sunday, Sept. 30

NRC is a proud supporter of this year's NNN Arts Cafe 2018. Arts Cafe is a celebration of arts, crafts, music, food, homes and neighbors. It's a neighborhood block party at the intersection of Portage and California, but so much more. Look forward to shopping, eating, hay rides, home tours, a costume contest, a Kids Zone, music, merriment and neighbors -- and look for NRC’s Block Party Toolkit yard games, too! Facebook event
City of South Bend Updates:
Tracy Skibins named Director of Code Enforcement

NRC congratulates and welcomes Tracy Skibins to her new (well, newly-official) role as Director of Code Enforcement. In her previous roles as Deputy Director and also Interim Director since August, we’ve seen her and her team in action around neighborhoods (like Monroe Park’s cleanup, see video at 00:10). We know the Code Enforcement team addresses a lot of the issues we hear about from neighborhood leaders, and we’re excited about Tracy’s continued energy and commitment to South Bend neighborhoods. Thank you, Tracy! Read full announcement, or learn more about how Code Enforcement serves your neighborhood.
City launches West Side Small Business Resource Center

Incubators are important for organizational success, and NRC is excited to see the West Side Small Business Resource Center open for 'business, not as usual' in the words of Hardie Blake Jr. at last week's ribbon cutting. NRC is looking forward to seeing the impact that these resources will have for local entrepreneurs. South Bend Tribune Story.

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The Neighborhood Resources Connection in South Bend is an affiliate member of Neighborhoods USA. NRC programs are free to South Bend residents and are funded in part with the assistance of the City of South Bend Community Development Program with funds made available by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1977.