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Christmas comes early to Kokomo, as the Chrysler Group LLC has announced plans to invest $266 million in new manufacturing equipment in Kokomo. The investment will enable the company to expand production of its 8-speed transmissions at two of its four Kokomo plants.

Consumer demand for Chrysler’s fuel-efficient vehicles with the 8-speed transmission led to the need to increase manufacturing capacity.  More than one million Chrysler vehicles equipped with the Kokomo-built, 8-speed automatic transmission have been sold. Read More
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Indiana soap maker, Lillian Newman has opened Walnut Street Artisan on the square in downtown Kokomo. Although she has been crafting her special blend of soaps for over twenty years, the entrepreneur has chosen downtown Kokomo for her first storefront.

From this simple shop, Lillian sells her handmade bars of Fragrant Blossom Soaps and distributes them to local shops throughout Indiana with more stores to be added. Read More
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Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight is pleased to announce that Sophia Justice of Wallace Elementary is the first-place winner of the 2014 Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest.

Mayor Goodnight introduced Sophia along with each of the finalists during a press conference this morning at City Hall. Sophia’s design will be the official Christmas card of the mayor, and it will be sent to hundreds of individuals, including local, state and federal officials. Read More
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Mayor Greg Goodnight will host his next “Mayor’s Night In” on Wednesday, December 3rd from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Council Chambers which is located on the first floor of the Stephen J. Daily Government Center, 100 S. Union St.

The purpose of these quarterly forums is to provide residents with a current status of the city and provide an opportunity for citizens to discuss their concerns. Read More
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