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AndyMark announces $1.5 million investment
Alliance helps robotics company secure state incentives

AndyMark, a Kokomo-based, worldwide robotics parts supplier, is investing $1.5 million to expand its operations in Kokomo and create 30 additional jobs by 2021.  

The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance has a long-standing relationship with AndyMark, starting in 2007 when the company became a tenant of Inventrek Technology Park. More recently, we  continued to foster our relationship with the company by working  with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation to help  AndyMark secure $215,000 in EDGE Tax Credits to help facilitate the project moving forward.

The company has purchased an 88,000-square-foot facility at 1900 E. North St. on the city's northeast side to accommodate continued growth. It plans to transition to the new location in May 2018. 


Primary Election Candidate Forums set

With the primary election coming May 8, the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce is partnering with community organizations to host candidate forums in contested races. 

Both events will be held at Inventrek Tech Park, 700 E. Firmin St., Kokomo. The first forum is 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, and will feature candidates for Superior Court 4 Judge and Center Township trustee.

The second forum is 6 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, and will feature candidates for county council district 3 and 4, and commissioner district 1. A reception will follow. 

The forums are conducted in partnership with the Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo Perspective and the League of Women Voters. 
  
Alliance 2017 Annual Report now available

The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance focuses on developing economic prosperity for our community by achieving goals and executing programs that benefit Kokomo and Howard County's residents, businesses, organizations and visitors. 

We do that through the work of five divisions who share the Alliance's vision, mission and values that guide our strategic plan and define the ways in which accomplish goals within each organizational priority.  Our annual report offers a look at how we're executing those plans. 
  
Chamber honors young professionals
Presented by the Chamber's Young Professionals group, the annual Young Professional Awards honor young professionals in the Howard County community who have made an impact both personally and professionally. These young leaders are excelling not only in their respective places of employment but they are also giving back to their community in immeasurable ways.
 
Receiving 2018 Young Professional Award Winners during the March 1 ceremony at Indiana University Kokomo are:
* Lindsey Davison of the Family Service Association
* Andy Hardie of The Hardie Group Real Estate Company
* Dara Nicole Johnson of Indiana University Kokomo
* Katy Kincaid of Kokomo Family YMCA
* Benjamin Liechty of Indiana University Kokomo
* Rebekah Monroe-Boley of Indiana University Kokomo
* Jonathon Rogers of WWKI
* Christopher Wisler of First Farmers Bank & Trust
* Ashley Wyrick of Gangwer Wyrick Insurance Agency

The event was sponsored by Indiana University Kokomo School of Business.
Be an ambassador for the Kokomo/Howard County community
  
If you're a hiring manager for a company located in Howard County, the Alliance has community marketing materials available to help you be a great ambassador for our community to those coming to work here! 


To receive materials, contact Misty Knisely, manager of marketing and communications for the Alliance, by calling 765-319-0017 or
click here to email

Save the date for 2018 Chamber events!

Download the 2018 Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce event calendar so you can get the most out of your Chamber membership in 2018!
2018 Kokomo Visitor 
Guides now available

Vibrant and packed with photos of the Kokomo community, the 2018 Kokomo Visitor Guide is now available from the Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau.
 
Businesses and organization can request a quantity of the guides for new hires, clients and employees. 

Request a visitor guide by clicking here or contact Sherry Matlock, manager of the Visitors Bureau, by calling 765-457-6802.
Having a community event?
The Greater Kokomo Visitors Bureau would like to promote it!

Each month, we compile a complete list of events for Kokomo and Howard County monthly and distributes it widely. 

If you have an event to add to our calendar, please contact Sherry Matlock at 765-457-6802 or email to information@visitkokomo.org

You can also submit your listing online at www.visitkokomo.org/submit-an-event

You'll find all offices of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance at the Inventrek Technology Park, 700 E. Firmin St., Kokomo.

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
700 E. Firmin St., Kokomo, IN 46902
Downtown/Chamber:  765.457.5301  
Inventrek Technology Park:  765.457.2000
Visitors Bureau:  765.457.6802


Alliance Staff
President & CEO

Downtown Association
Controller

Admin coordinator

  Dan Giesecke  
Facilities Management
Visitors Bureau
Economic
Development

Manager, marketing & communications

Admin coordinator