Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

January 26, 2014

Business briefs

Kokomo Tribune

---- — Community First Bank of Indiana announces promotions

Robb Blume, President of Community First Bank of Indiana, is pleased to announce the promotion of five bank employees.

Bob Hickman has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking. Bob has been with Community First since 2003 and has over 26 years of experience in finance and commercial lending. He received his bachelor’s in Business Administration and MBA in Finance from Western Michigan University. Bob is involved in numerous community organizations including the Family Services Association, Guardian Angels Hospice Foundation, Bona Vista Industries, Revolving Loan Fund, and the Community Foundation.

Kim LaFollette, Director of Marketing, has been promoted to Vice President. Kim has been with Community First for eight years and has over 15 years of banking experience. She received her bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Kokomo and serves as a board member for the Women’s Business Council, Greater Kokomo Downtown Association, Community Howard Regional Health Foundation, and the YMCA.

Lori McKean, Hoffer Street Branch Manager, has been promoted to Vice President. Lori has been with Community First since 2003 and has over 26 years of banking experience. She received her Branch Manager Certification from the Community Bankers Association and serves as the treasurer for the Howard County Home Builders Association.

Steve Specht has been promoted to Vice President and Collections Manager. Steve has been with Community First for four years and has over 26 years of lending and collection experience. He received his Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Ball State University and has spent 10 years of community outreach with Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

Monica Gremelspacher has been promoted to Assistant Vice President and Assistant Controller. Monica has been with Community First for five years and has 14 years of accounting experience. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from Indiana University and is a CPA. Monica has been involved with the Western PTO serving as past treasurer.

Community First Bank received its charter in 2003. The core of the bank’s mission is to remain actively involved in making our community a better place to live and do business. Community First has three locations in Kokomo and maintains total assets of approximately $185 Million.

Haynes director resigns

Haynes International announced last Tuesday that Paul Bohan, a member of the company’s board of directors, will retire from the board effective Feb. 24, and will not stand for election at the Feb. 25 annual stockholders meeting. The announcement was included in a report filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Annual meeting Feb. 3

Walton Elevator Co. Inc., will have its annual stockholders meeting at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3, at the elevator office, 304 N. Depot St., Walton.

Logansport Memorial expands into Miami County

Logansport Memorial Hospital has announced the opening of its new Peru Medical Center, located at 1694 W. Logansport Road, in Peru.

Opening Feb. 10, the Peru Medical Center will offer primary care, internal medicine, OB/GYN and orthopedic services. Dr. Agnes Kenny, a board-certified family medicine physician and Jo Estes, family medicine nurse practitioner, will be available to see patients five days a week at the PMC. In addition, Dr. Vivek Sahgal will practice at the Peru Medical Center. Dr. Sahgal specializes in Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine.

Christopher Hogg D.O., the newest board-certified orthopedic surgeon to join the Logansport Memorial Physician Network, will have office hours at the Peru Medical Center one day a week. Physicians from the LMPN Women’s Health Center office will see patients one day per week in and the PMC will offer on-site laboratory and x-ray services.

“Peru and Miami County is a strong market for Logansport Memorial Hospital”, commented David Ameen, President/CEO. “We are pleased to make our services more accessible to Miami County residents. Opening the Peru Medical Center is an opportunity for us to reach out and expand primary care services in the area. Our new Peru location expands our services for three counties, within Cass and into Carroll and Miami County.”

The Peru Medical Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The PMC is accepting new patients.

To schedule an appointment, please call ExpressMed at 574-722-9633 until the PMC has officially opened. Beginning Feb. 10, patients may then call the PMC directly at 765-472-2812.