Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

October 20, 2013

Business briefs

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Summers Plumbing takes honors

Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling Inc. has been recognized as one of the 2013 Indiana Companies to Watch, an awards program presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center and the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Thirty-three companies from Indiana will be honored as outstanding second-stage companies during the fifth annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards program, held Aug. 22 in Indianapolis.

Companies to Watch is an awards program that celebrates Indiana’s privately-held second-stage companies, those businesses that are past the startup phase, are considered to be established, and face issues related to growth.

Summers Plumbing Heating & Cooling has 11 different locations throughout Indiana, including in Kokomo, and one location in Dayton, Ohio. Summers focuses on residential service and replacement for plumbing, heating and air conditioning.

Deeb joins Hoosier AM/FM

Colette Deeb has joined Hoosier AM/FM as Senior Account Executive for WZWZ-WMYK-and WIOU ESPN Sports effective Oct. 14.

Colette’s background in radio expands to more than 25 years as a broadcaster, both in programming and sales. She started her career in the small market of Morton, Ill., in 1984 and she worked at stations in Peoria, Ill., Philadelphia and Little Rock, before moving to St. Louis in 1989 where she had a very successful run with CBS Radio and Clear Channel Entertainment.

Ernie Caldemone, v.p. general manager for Hoosier, stated, “We are extremely excited to have Colette join our staff. Her background in on-air, events and sales/marketing will make our team so much stronger to continue our commitment to serve our audience and clients throughout North Central Indiana.”

Hoosier AM/FM Radio Kokomo is part of the Vox Communications Group with stations in Burlington, Vt., Harrisonburg, Va. and Marion.