For over 150 years, South Bend has had a culture of diversity and innovation. From the Potawatomi and European furs traders, to industrial powerhouses such as Studebaker, Oliver, and Bendix—South Bend is ever-changing. Despite some woes, South Bend has shown great resilience to physical, social, and economic challenges. Today, South Bend is experiencing an urban renaissance. It’s a midsize city attracting attention from the tech world typically reserved for larger destinations, with a rich landscape and robust sports, culture, and entertainment scene. We honor all who have built the foundation for South Bend, and look forward to more doors opening in the months and years ahead.