Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

December 11, 2011

Business briefs - Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011

— Careers

PERU — The Indiana State Police Peru Post has recognized two of its civilian employees, Cathy Shuler and Pam Woodhouse, for their more than 25 years of service.

Woodhouse, a Miami County resident, began working for the state police as the Peru post’s secretary. After 13 years, she switched to her current position of evidence clerk. Her responsibilities include categorizing, storing and releasing evidence.

Shuler, also a Miami County resident, worked as an investigative clerk for nine years before she became an investigative secretary. She is responsible for all information and documents associated with the criminal investigations division.


Indiana University Kokomo Chancellor Michael Harris’ work with transforming the region’s economy earned him a speaking spot during a national conference in Washington, D.C.

Harris participated in a panel discussion during a three-day conference titled “Accelerating Regional Solutions: Finding Unique Pathways to American Prosperity.” The meeting addressed a move toward regionalism in economic development.

Harris is a proponent of developing economies based on knowledge, innovation and entrepreneurship.


Kokomo received recognition in the Indianapolis Business Journal last week with a story about corporate investments that have advanced the city’s economy.

The article focuses on Chrysler Group LLC’s approximately $1.3 billion investment in retooling its Kokomo transmission plants, as well as other, smaller investments.

The story is available in

the Dec. 5 issue on pages

17 through 21.


Liram LLC last week opened a North Washington Street facility that will house robotics component company AndyMark.

Liram, a recently formed property management firm, received $155,000 from the city of Kokomo’s Technology and Industry Revolving Loan Fund.

The RLF program finances gaps in loans from private investors and banks at low interest rates for Howard County businesses planning expansions.

For more information on the program, contact the city’s Department of Development at 765-456-7375.


LOGANSPORT — Ivy Tech Community College and the Cass County Resource Network are having a one-day event to help people prepare for employment.

The Preparation for Successful Employment Summit will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 5 at Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus at 1 Ivy Tech Way in Logansport.

The event is free and open to the public.

Breakout sessions that day include: “Build a Better You,” “Higher Education and Training,” “Interviewing Skills,” “Career Exploration,” “Personal Finance,” “Resume Building” and “Vocational Rehabilitation 101.”

For more information, contact Jennifer Hughes, event organizer and employment taskforce member, at 765-459-0561, ext. 283, or at jhughes32@