Business

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After a year of market research, purchasing an empty lot on South Plate Street and constructing a whole new building, Krystyne Wilson and husband Kirt opened Sweet Peas Play Cafe in early March of 2020.

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Being a child to a father in the military and having to move constantly, there weren’t many things that were constant in Collin Johnson’s life.

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MILAN — Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot decisively voted Monday to merge the U.S.-Italian and French carmakers to create world's 4th-largest auto company.

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Fifty-years ago, James “Yogi” Harrell bought the local Coney Island restaurant, which sat at the corner of Main and Superior in downtown Kokomo.

INDIANAPOLIS–SNAP recipients in Indiana now have a third option for using their Hoosier Works EBT cards to purchase groceries online for pickup or delivery: ALDI, working in partnership with Instacart, joins Amazon and Walmart, which were approved for online purchases earlier this year. SNAP…

Due to the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases, Northeast Indiana Works has decided to transition to serving customers at all 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers by phone indefinitely, effective December 14.

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AndyMark, a Kokomo-based global robotic parts supply company, is receiving a loan from the city of Kokomo to help pay for new equipment and to retain and create jobs, as its business is trying to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Editor’s note: This is part one in a multiple part series looking back at the biggest stories of the 2020. Today, the top business stories. Wednesday, the top education stories.

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White’s Meat Market has received up to $150,000 in grant funding as part of a push by the state to offset the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on local and small meat-processing agribusinesses.

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Russiaville-based Stellhorn Tri-County Travel Trailers is planning on moving its operations to Kokomo at the old Kingsway Sports Academy location, but some neighbors have lined up against the move, arguing the business doesn’t mix well with the largely residential neighborhood.

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The annual We Care Telethon is back on this year after it was canceled in August due to the pandemic, but the fundraiser will look and feel more different than any time since it launched in 1973.

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When two guys from Forest, Indiana met when they were in the first grade, they probably didn't think their friendship would go on to help the environment. Their names are so interchangeable, Tyler Erickson and Tyler Eads, that people sometimes jokingly call the pair, "Tyler E." 

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Nonni’s Pizza is closing after three years in business.

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The Elbow Room, a bar on the city’s north end known for its specialty burgers, breaded chicken wings and live music, is for sale.

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Martino’s Italian Villa, one of Kokomo’s most well-known and well-liked restaurants, is for sale.

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WASHINGTON — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits declined last week to a still-high 837,000, evidence that the economy is struggling to sustain a tentative recovery that began this summer.

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When COVID-19 started sweeping through the country earlier this year, a local robotics company started receiving calls.

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