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Kokomo CEO News 9.15.17

CEO Business Visits


Biz Plans 101

IUK's Dean Krabbenhoft
Dr Alan Krabbenhoft, Dean of IUK's Business School, does a great job giving us a first blush on business plans. His who, what, why, how handout will serve as a valuable tool for us to build on as the year unfolds.

Insurance Basics

Brad Priday
In addition to being on our CEO Board of Dirs, Brad Priday has operated Rayl's/Shepherd Insurance for the last 10 years. He did a great job of educating us on the array of coverages that might be applicable to entrepreneurs. We could definitely appreciate the need for a local insurance agent!

Residential Downtown Vision

Gene and Mary Stang
The Stangs bought their 8,000 sq ft 2nd and 3rd floor residential space in 2004, way before anything exciting was happening in downtown Kokomo. It was inspiring to see the excellence of their completed vision as well as spaces not yet renovated. It was a unique before and after experience for us!

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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 15 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 20 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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