Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 12, 2014

Business briefs, Jan. 12, 2014


Kokomo Tribune

---- — Kim joins Ladd Dental Group

Dr. Young Eun Kim, D.D.S. of Carmel, Indiana has joined Ladd Dental Group of Kokomo. After being on maternity leave the past few months, Kim will make her way back to practicing alongside Dr. John Ladd.

Born and raised in eastern Idaho, Kim received her BS in Health Sciences from Boise State University then graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry where she obtained her D.D.S.

“Providing excellent patient-centered care is important to me and getting to know my patients and providing them with individualized care is how I will achieve that”, said Kim. Kim will primarily practice out of the Kokomo office and one day a week at one of the satellite offices.

“In pursuit of excellence in dental care we are more than excited to welcome Dr. Kim to the group and honored that she choose to work with us along with her husband”, said Dr. John Ladd. “In addition, she is a new mom who cares about her family, and that will be evident in the care she provides.”

Kim will join her husband, Dr. Au-Yeung, a periodontist at Ladd Dental. They welcomed their daughter last September. In her spare time, Kim enjoys snowboarding, cooking, photography, and spending time with her family.

For more information on Dr. Kim and Ladd Dental Group, visit www.laddden tal.com or call Ladd Dental at 765-455-0085.

Kokomo survives Marsh store cuts

Both of Kokomo’s Marsh supermarket stores survived Thursday morning’s announcement that the grocery chain will close eight stores by the end of the month, according to the Indianapolis Business Journal.

Three of the stores are the Indianapolis area, and the other locations are in Franklin, Lebanon, Muncie, and Franklin, Ohio.

“Customers have spoken and we are reacting to the realities of the markets and making difficult decisions to address the long-term health of the company,” Marsh officials said in a prepared statement. “This action is the first part of a three-year plan we are implementing this year to position Marsh Supermarkets for growth and profitability. Our strategy is to remodel, rebuild and re-banner our properties.”

Precious metal dealers must register

Precious metal dealers, commonly referred to as cash for gold, are now required to register annually with both the Secretary of State’s office and local law enforcement. Precious metal dealers can register online with the Secretary of State’s office at https://secure.in.gov/apps/sos/precious/. Dealers will need to separately register with local law enforcement.

“These new reporting requirements will help local law enforcement track stolen jewelry sold at cash for gold stores,” said Secretary Lawson. “By requiring these merchants to report the jewelry they acquire, local law enforcement will have a new tool to help them find stolen jewelry before it is melted down and gone forever. This also will give consumers a way to ensure that the places they go to sell precious metals are above board.”

The Secretary of State’s office requires precious metal dealers to include their name, the address of the permanent place of business and a registration fee of $100 when registering. This new registration is to do business in Indiana as a precious metal dealer. Precious metal dealers will be required to separately register with the Secretary of State’s Business Services Division to do business in Indiana.

Precious metal dealers will also need to contact their local law enforcement agency to register. Local law enforcement will collect information on the dealer and on the sale and purchase of precious metals. Dealers will be required to send local law enforcement a daily report that includes: The date of sale; the name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license or social security number of the seller; the amount of consideration paid; the name and address of the precious metal dealer; a description of each piece of precious metal sold; and the type of government issued photographic identification used to verify the identity of the seller, including the unique identification number. Local law enforcement may choose to collect more information from precious metal dealers so reporting requirements may vary.