Memorial Day Parade Route – The parade starts at 3rd and Main and heads north to Mishawaka Ave, turns west along Mishawaka Ave passing the review stand at Mishawaka Ave. The parade route ends at Mishawaka Ave and forest where a commemorative ceremony will be held. The route is designed to pass through key landmarks, allowing maximum participation and viewing for all community members.  Because of the parade there will be road closures along the route.
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Assistant MFD Chief Josh Jester Named Recipient of 2024 Michiana Forty under 40 Award

The South Bend Regional Chamber, inclusive of Mishawaka, is proud to announce Assistant MFD Chief Josh Jester as one of the honorees for the 2024 Michiana Forty under 40 class. This prestigious program recognizes young professionals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated outstanding professional success while actively engaging in charitable and civic endeavors within their communities.

Assistant Chief Josh Jester’s selection for this esteemed award highlights his remarkable achievements and contributions to both the Mishawaka Fire Department and the broader community. His exemplary leadership, dedication, and commitment to service have made a significant impact on the lives of those he serves.

The selection process for the Michiana Forty under 40 class involved a rigorous nomination and scoring process conducted by a nine-person committee of business professionals from the Michiana region. This year, a record-breaking 192 nominations were received, underscoring the exceptional caliber of this year’s honorees.

Now in its 18th year, the Michiana Forty under 40 program is presented by the South Bend Regional Chamber, in collaboration with its YPN South Bend initiative, area chambers of commerce, and esteemed program partners including the Community Foundation of Elkhart County, First State Bank, and the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame.

Assistant Chief Josh Jester and his fellow honorees will be celebrated at a Recognition Luncheon, generously sponsored by Beacon Health System, on Friday, May 17, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend. This event serves as an opportunity to honor their achievements and celebrate their contributions to the Michiana community.

Please join us in congratulating Assistant MFD Chief Josh Jester on this well-deserved recognition. His leadership, passion, and commitment to service embody the spirit of the Michiana Forty under 40 program, and we are proud to celebrate his accomplishments.