The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series

Event Date: 10/16/2018
Time: 7 PM
The Mendel Center Mainstage at Lake Michigan College
1100 Yore Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Contact: The Mendel Center Box Office: 269-927-8700 option 1, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 6 pm.


Expect an evening of insightful perspectives that can only come from a lifetime dedicated to public service during An Evening with Vice President Joe Biden.


Vice President Joe Biden represented Delaware in the United States Senate for 36 years before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. In the Senate, he was a leading architect of domestic policy including authoring both the landmark 1994 Crime Act and the Violence Against Women Act and playing a pivotal role in shaping U.S. foreign policy. As Vice President, he oversaw implementation of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, chaired the Middle-Class Task Force, and led the administration’s efforts to implement meaningful reforms to reduce gun violence.


Since leaving the White House, Vice President Biden continues his legacy of expanding opportunity for all with the creation of the Biden Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, and the Biden Institute for Domestic Policy at the University of Delaware. He and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, have also founded the Biden Cancer Initiative, and they continue their son Beau’s work protecting children from abuse with the Beau Biden Foundation for the Protection of Children. Vice President Biden is the author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller “Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose,” a memoir released in 2017.


The presentation is open to Economic Club members and to the public with advance ticket purchase. Grand Upton Hall doors open at 5:30 pm, Mainstage doors open at 6 pm, and the presentation begins at 7 pm. Details about each ticket option are available online. Tickets pricing and ordering information can be found at, by calling 269-927-8700, option 1, or by visiting The Mendel Center Box Office in person. The box office, located in the Grand Upton Hall Lobby, is open weekdays from 10 am to 6 pm.

South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252