News in Brief, March 9, 2022
Chamber's Third House, Ivy Tech's job fair, Kokomo Lantern's Substack app
Final Third House set for March 16
The public is invited to register for the third and final Third House Session of 2022.
The session will feature area legislators, including state representatives Mike Karickhoff and Heath VanNatter, and state senator Jim Buck. Legislators will share updates on in the 2022 General Assembly and will answer questions from the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance and the public.
The event, hosted by the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce, is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 at Bel Air Events. The luncheon carries a cost of $25 for Chamber members and $30 for non-members. Registration is required.
For more information and to register, visit GreaterKokomo.com/events.
Area employers invited to participate in Kokomo Area Career Fair
The 2022 edition of the Kokomo Area Career Fair, designed to open doors to the future for area college students, alumni, and the general public, is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 14, on the Ivy Tech Community College Campus at 1815 E. Morgan St.
Area employers are invited to participate to promote current job openings and internship opportunities as well as talk with job seekers about the skills needed to secure a position with their organization in the future.
Employers interested in participating should contact Theresa Murphy, vice chancellor for Student Success for Ivy Tech Kokomo, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (765) 252-5503.
Event sponsors include WorkOne West Central, the City of Kokomo, Indiana University Kokomo and Ivy Tech’s Kokomo Service Area.
“After offering a virtual career fair last year, we are very excited to be able to bring area employers together with students, alumni and community members looking for new career opportunities,” Murphy said. “So far, more than 60 employers have signed up to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their business to current and future local talent.”
Tracy Springer, director of IU Kokomo’s Career and Accessibility Center, said the fair is designed to support workforce development in our community and can help students getting ready to graduate from college understand local opportunities. Participants are encouraged to “dress to impress” and to bring resumes to share with prospective employers.
Substack app now available
There is exciting news to share: You can now read The Kokomo Lantern in the new Substack app for iPhone.
With the app, you’ll have a dedicated Inbox for my Substack and any others you subscribe to. New posts will never get lost in your email filters or stuck in spam. Longer posts will never cut-off by your email app. Comments and rich media will all work seamlessly. Overall, it’s a big upgrade to the reading experience.
The Substack app is currently available for iOS. If you don’t have an Apple device, you can join the Android waitlist here.