Elkhart County, IN Entrepreneurs​

One Sunday morning in 2002, as Levi King found himself staring at the pile of ashes that used to be his business, he realized he was at a crossroads.


Dan Boecher sees entrepreneurs as a key to the ongoing recovery of downtown Elkhart. And not just because they can bring business to the city’s core. He also knows entrepreneurs can get people excited about possibilities.

Jane Burns

Amish Shah

Consider the following two definitions of “entrepreneur”:
• Merriam-Webster: “one who organizes, manages and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.”
• Dictionary.com: “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.”
The difference is subtle, but fundamental: It’s the word “any.”

Levi King

It started with a personal passion for art. It led to an internationally recognized art museum and a cornerstone of downtown Elkhart's recovery.

A born entrepreneur, Amish Shah sees everything through the lens of Entrepreneurism.
"Entrepreneurship starts with putting yourself out there. Get out of your seat, get out there and swing the bat."

Dan Boecher