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Kokomo Chamber Celebrates Business Leaders
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Annual Lip Sync Battle Brings in $10,000
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Mompreneur | Rockstar Crista Tharp
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Heartland Magazine | Women in Business Series
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NWIndiana Times | Crista Tharp to Speak
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New York Times | April 2010
"Burden of Paying for Wedding Bells Shifts" by Abby Ellin
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"Wedding Floral Trends" by Lorraine DarConte
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"Wedding Cake Trends"
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Bridal Bouquets:
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Indiana's Fox 59 Morning Show | February 2010
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Kokomo Tribune Bridal Guide | January 2010
"Six ways to make the most of bridal shows"
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Kokomo Tribune | May 2009
"Business owner, mother honored" by Danielle Rush
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Howard County Living | Dec. 2008
"Party like it's 2009" by Erin Shultz
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Wedding Industry Expert

United State of Women - Elite Panelist

Women in Business Honoree

Outstanding Service Award - The Chamber of Commerce

StartUp Nation Leading Moms in Business

Best of Kokomo Award by USLBA

Nominated for:

  • Elizabeth M. Foster Award
  • Women's Excellence Leadership Award
  • Small Business of the Year Award


Member of NAPW (Nat. Association of Professional Women) 

Member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners)

Member of ILEA (International Live Events Association)

Member of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce

Member of the Chamber of Commerce Women's Business Council


  • Chair of the Greater Kokomo Chamber of Commerce
  • Chair of the Women's Business Council
  • Board Member of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance
  • Board Member of the Kokomo Visitor's Bureau
  • Co-producer of the bi-annual Kokomo Bridal Gala
  • Co-founder of the Association of Event Specialists
International Special Events Society Member

International Special Events Society Member

Wedding Industry Experts

Wedding Industry Experts

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