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June 19, 2011

Business briefs - Sunday, June 19, 2011

— Careers

Leslie Hillis will join the staff at Homefront Learning Center in Kokomo in July.

Hillis, a Kokomo native, earned an undergraduate degree from Ball State University, where she majored in biology. She earned a doctorate in therapy from the University of Indianapolis.

She worked while in school at a Lafayette pediatric therapy clinic for 15 weeks.

She will receive cross-training in Applied Behavior Analysis.


Financial adviser Gene Kostrewa recently attended a professional development conference in Las Vegas.

Industry leaders spoke at the conference about wealth accumulation, income protection and


Sessions included how to best determine when clients should take Social Security, tax diversification and estate tax techniques to help increase potential tax opportunities, market experts’ expectations for the next 18 months and investing in uncertain markets.

Kostrewa’s office is at 217 Southway Blvd., suite 105. Kostrewa can be reached at 765-453-3648 or at eugene.j.kostrewa@ampf.com.


Security Federal Savings Bankwas recognized as a Five Start Member of the Indiana Bankers Association on May 24 at the IBA’s Mega Conference in Indianapolis.

IBA President and CEO S. Joe DeHaven presented the award to Kelly Stephenson in recognition of the bank’s commitment to the IBA in political awareness, issue advocacy, life-long learning, volunteerism and Preferred Service Prodiver utilization.

The bank has offices in Kokomo, Logansport and Delphi.


The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance’s next Eggs and Issues is Tuesday.

State senators Jim Buck and Brandt Hershman and Indiana Rep. Mike Karickhoff will discuss the 2011 legislative session.

The breakfast will follow the Third House format.

After opening statements from the legislators, the moderator will ask questions prepared by the event’s host, the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce’s Government and Legislative Affairs Committee.

Members of the audience will have time to ask questions as time permits.

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