The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance hosts several events annually through the Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Association and the Inventrek Technology Park.
Annual Chamber Golf Classic
There’s no better way to mix business with pleasure than by playing in the Greater Kokomo Chamber Golf Classic. This outing is an exciting business networking event with a provided lunch, games, prizes and some healthy competition. Spend a warm summer day networking with local businesses at one of Kokomo’s beautiful golf courses.
Business Matters Luncheons
The Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce hosts several luncheons throughout the year focused on delivering information relevant to the Greater Kokomo business community. These luncheons include legislative updates, State of the County and State of the City addresses and other topics of interest to our members.
Women’s Leadership Conference
Hosted by the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Business Council, this annual conference presents a wealth of knowledge for women in the business community.
Annual Awards Celebration
The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance hosts an annual celebration to honor outstanding businesses, volunteers and leaders in the community. Awards are presented by the Chamber of Commerce, the Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Downtown Association and the Alliance as a whole.
Nominations are now open for the annual awards. Click here for more information and to submit nominations.
The Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance hosts First Fridays each month in downtown Kokomo. These events take place the first Friday of each month and provide an opportunity for visitors to explore downtown businesses and participate in fun themes. (link to here: http://thisiskokomo.com/first-fridays-downtown/
Each year, the Greater Kokomo Downtown Association brings the Strawberry Festival to downtown Kokomo. This event offers strawberry shortcake, live entertainment, food trucks, vendors and family-friendly activities, and it draws thousands of visitors to the downtown area.
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop
In partnership with the City of Kokomo and the Kokomo TechnoKats, the Downtown Association hosts an annual New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring lighted balls programmed by the TechnoKats robotics team. This event takes place at the corner of Sycamore and Main streets, with the ball dropping from the First Farmers Bank & Trust building.
The Drive Competition
The Drive Competition, hosted by Inventrek Technology Park, brings an exciting opportunity to budding entrepreneurs with grants available to kick-start their business. This event was started in 2019, and Inventrek looks forward to bringing this opportunity back in 2022.
New Member Orientations
Each quarter, the Chamber hosts a New Member Orientation to welcome new members and highlight the Chamber’s many benefits. During these breakfasts, members will learn more about the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, meet other new and existing members, and have a chance to ask questions.
Bagels & Business
The Chamber hosts quarterly Bagels & Business speed networking events. During these sessions, members will learn best practices for networking and have an opportunity to meet other members. These sessions are led by Patty Pavey, owner of Today’s the Day Coaching & Hypnosis.