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Kokomo CEO News 5.5.17

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Celebrate the Win!

At Kokomo CEO we work hard and when we've accomplished our goal, we celebrate as a team. To celebrate last week's amazing Trade Show, we let our proverbial hair down over breakfast. These are great moments to laugh, to celebrate and simple to enjoy each other.

Kokomo Automotive Heritage Museum

Jeff Shively
Jeff Shively gave us a great history lesson on the entrepreneurial roots of Kokomo. "Stuttgart Germany may be the only other city with a 100+ year automotive history that's still integral to the auto industry." The first use of aluminum in a car engine and Stellite were just two Kokomo inventions that have shaped the world. 

Meet Molly Hedrick

Kokomo High School

When I'm not in CEO, I love to hike, longboard, bike, and bake. Next year, I will attend the Krannert School of Mgmt at Purdue U to study business. My goal is to gain enough business and culinary experience, through education and internships, to own my own bakery. This year I have improved my ability to plan, which is the number one reason that small businesses fail. I have also learned how to approach any situation by trying to see it from the other person's perspective. I am honored to have been accepted into Kokomo CEO because I have learned more about others, myself, and business than I could ever hope to. CEO has given me the tools to succeed and that's more than I could ask for.


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The manner in which the CEO program is funded is critical to its success and sustainability. All funds raised are used exclusively for the Kokomo CEO program. To participate, a 3-year $1000 per year commitment is required. Business Partner Investors commitments of time and energy are also critical to the program's success. Contributions may be tax deductible, as our organization is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization.

When we are not touring local businesses, we need a place to host the class. During that time, the 0 CEO students and their Facilitator would meet at your site where they would also have guest speakers and guests from the community attend. Hosting requires a facility with internet access and adequately accommodates up to 5 people.

We are looking for people to share real-life stories about the concepts of running a business, from strategic thinking, product development to marketing, and cash flow management. Also, sharing your personal successes and failures are what recent classes have enjoyed the most.


If you are interested in participating in any of the above programs, use our contact form to send us a message

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