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    Backalley Brewing Specializes in Home Brew Supplies Photography Provided Larry Barnhart, owner of Backalley Brewing in Kokomo, says the local community has rallied around his business since he founded the home brew supply store five years ago inside of Kokomo Cycling & Fitness. “I’ve been around Kokomo for quite a while,” Barnhart says. “I’ve worked ...
  • DREEM Nutrition
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    Founders Talk About Unique Products & Company History Photographer / Jim Hunt Austin Rhodus and Greg Kruger of Russiaville-based DREEM Nutrition feel the timing has never been better to bring their line of hemp-based products to the local and national marketplace. “We’re hearing success stories from people who have integrated our products into their daily ...
  • Wesson’s Canine Bakery
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    Wesson’s Canine Bakery Cooks Up Healthy Dog Treats Photographer / Heidi Pruitt Dog lovers Hannah Barrick and her husband Aaron, are passionate about the health of their four “fur babies.” Their business, Wesson’s Canine Bakery, is dedicated to keeping their customer’s pets just as fit and vigorous. Although it began as the result of a ...
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    Saluting Local Health Care Workers on the Frontlines Fighting COVID-19 Photography Provided Remember the days when the notion of shaking hands with a rock-n-roll star or rubbing elbows with an NBA player made your heart aflutter? Remember the way your children watched superhero movies with their eyes wide and their mouths agape as they sat, ...
  • Adventure Park
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    City of Firsts Adventure Park Features Revamped Facilities and New Amenities City of Firsts Adventure Park is gearing up for its second season of affordable family fun. Located at 409 Arrow Street on the site of the old Kokomo Raceway, it is a destination where both residents and visitors to the area can enjoy a variety of activities ...
  • Your'e In Control
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    You’re In Control Business Spotlight Photographer / Jim Hunt Tara Galles, a registered occupational therapist who specializes in pelvic floor therapy, has a goal. She strives to help every client of her business, You’re In Control, to feel like a natural woman again. Recently, the facility has moved to a larger location in order to accommodate the ...
  • Main Street Cafe
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    New Owner Teri Rose Aims to Continue Eatery’s Success Photographer / Heidi Pruitt If it’s not broke, don’t try to fix it. That’s Teri Rose’s philosophy so far as the new owner of Kokomo’s Main Street Cafe. “The previous owners have done a fabulous job,” says Rose, who was born and raised in Kokomo. “The ...
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    Kokomo, the “City of Firsts”, now has a mobile app available from the Kokomo Magazine designed to help connect residents to local businesses and events. Smartphone users (Apple or Android) can now download “The Kokomo App” that enables users to check-in at local retailers and obtain special discounts or offers. Check-ins appear on the app, ...
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    Anomalous Concepts Crafts Custom Bar & Pub Tables Photographer / Heidi Pruitt Those acquainted with longtime Peru resident Tonya Byrum know that she isn’t interested in sitting still. Even though she works outside the home and is the mother of two sons, she’s always coming up with unique, creative ideas. Her latest endeavor is Anomalous ...
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    Three Generations of Women Own & Operate Successful Jewelry Store 30-Plus Years & Counting Photography Provided More than three decades ago, Cleta Hunt and her husband lived in St. Thomas Virgin Islands where they managed a business. After moving to Kokomo, Cleta chose to open a jewelry shop because her brother was a wholesaler and ...