Merriman's Piano

Merriman's is a complete piano service including restoration, tuning and repair.  In addition to the piano service, they are jazz musicians and produce a concert series at Merrimans' Playhouse, a performance venue and recital hall.

Contact: merrimuse@sbcglobal.net



INVANTI is a startup generator that recruits entrepreneurial talent and provides them deep insight into the most important problems facing Americans today. They then generate new solutions and business models and ultimately build companies that matter.




West.SB is a project by Jacob Titus that documents life in South Bend, a Rust Belt city on the move.



Sew Loved

The Sew Loved Women's Center teaches sewing & quilting classes and provides other support services to under-served and marginalized teen girls & women in the South Bend, Indiana area.



Lime is a bicycle-sharing company based in San Mateo, California. It operates dockless bicycle-sharing systems in several cities and college campuses across the United States, using a mobile app for reservations.



Mark M.

South Bend native and jack-of-all-trades, Mark Magliola is key to keeping the Sample Street facility working smoothly. His specialty is UP-cycling--salvaging old industrial and building materials on site, prepping them for resale, and then making them available to the public for purchase.


Forsberg Remodeling

Matt Forsberg is using his success in Custom Cabinetry to advance his own venture right here at The Vest.

Robert Forsberg is known for painting historical homes in the South Bend area and restoring them to their original glory.


Citizens for Public Community Media creates and distributes public television content through YouTube and WNIT, South Bend's local PBS channel.

Peter Helland


Abbott Industrial Sewing

We are an Industrial sewing company that offers a large variety of services.  We can sew a wide range of material weights from pillow/seat cushion liners to heavy vinyl and tarp material.

Tim Abbott




Simon is a purveyor of fine Specialty Roast Coffee and an experienced community development professional and networker, integrating the business community with the citizens of the community to have an organic, strong growth.