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July 6, 2014

Business briefs for July 6, 2014

Credit unions merge

Solidarity Community Federal Credit Union completed a merger with Kokomo Post Office Credit Union Tuesday, according to a news release.

The Kokomo Post Office Credit Union served its members nearly 80 years, after being chartered in 1928. The bank had just one location and abbreviated hours withing the local post office.

After the merger, Kokomo Post Office Credit Union members now have access to Solidarity’s two office locations and its 26 ATMs in three counties, in addition to greater array of services offered by Solidarity.

Solidarity has served Kokomo since 1954 and is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends schools in Howard and Tipton counties and select areas of Miami and Cass counties.

Solidarity’s offices are located at 201 Southway Blvd. East and 118 N. Dixon Road in Kokomo. Call 765-453-4020 or visit solfcu.org for more information.

New AT&T authorized dealer

A new authorized dealer offering AT&T products and services is now open at 2136 W. Sycamore St. in Kokomo.

Mobile King will provide customers with the latest devices, accessories and services from AT&T in its 1,700-square-food showroom.

AT&T has invested nearly $1.75 billion in its wireless and wired networks in Indiana from 2011 to 2013, driving a wide range of upgrades to enhance speed, reliability, coverage and performance, according to a press release.

The store is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

J.D. Byrider dealership opens

A new J.D. Byrider dealership has opened at 1186 E. Markland Ave. in Kokomo. The new location is the 13th J.D. Byrider location in Indiana.

“I am excited to serve the Kokomo community and offer good, reliable vehicles to those with less-than-perfect credit,” said Todd Simerman, owner of the Kokomo location.

The retail location offers used car sales, affordable pricing on parts and labor and a 24-month/24,000-mile service agreement on all cars purchased. The service location houses four service bays.

The new dealership expects to create about 15 new jobs.

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