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Articles in: Entrepreneurial Spirit

Elisa Gross
- 7 weeks 3 days ago
In 2000, Jim Bush ran his first marathon, the Chicago Marathon, and wished Evansville could offer a similar experience, so he created a St. Patrick...
Trista Lutgring
- 15 weeks 13 hours ago
Taking over the family fencing business in 2001 seemed like the most logical step for Shawn King in his career. He had helped his stepfather build...
Hannah Rowe
- 24 weeks 19 hours ago
Pete Popham, an Evansville native and owner of Popham Construction, knew being a schoolteacher wasn’t his life’s work. It wasn’t...
Nigel Meyer
- 1 year 24 weeks ago
Eight years ago Curt Jones of Evansville was watching his son run at an athletic field day when all of a sudden it hit him. He finally had the idea...
TRISTA LUTGRING
- 1 year 31 weeks ago
Mark Schroeder has spent a lifetime at German American Bancorp. Though it seems straightforward, he says it is a bit of an unusual story. “I...
Brittany Nay
- 1 year 50 weeks ago
Sandy Quick knows how to get things done. From ordering stock and unloading trucks to serving customers on the sales floor, the Wayne’s...
Nicole Neff
- 2 years 7 weeks ago
A glimpse of Kristy Wintner’s cell phone would likely show a recent call to “The Mistress.” Kristy’s husband Chris spends 11...
Jenny McNeece
- 2 years 24 weeks ago
Serving as a U.S. Marine, Paul Saunders learned the value of a comfortable bed. So after seven years of sleeping wherever he happened to land, he...
Emily Patton
- 2 years 31 weeks ago
The smell of smoke and sounds of crackling wood trigger Kim Hanor’s memories of Sept. 3, 2015. The assistant manager of Kitchen Interiors was...
Emily Patton
- 2 years 50 weeks ago
In 1931, Wally Byam dreamed of creating a lightweight first-class trailer — the Airstream. Little did he know, the mobile home later would...
Trista Lutgring
- 3 years 7 weeks ago
Few business owners trace their company beginnings to a party. The Bauerhaus first was used more than 135 years ago as a venue for church summer...
Ian Heslinger
- 3 years 16 weeks ago
It could be said Robert Jarrett II is a version of James Bond. He can install and use surveillance equipment, ignite explosions, and offers a Bond-...
Trista Lutgring
- 3 years 24 weeks ago
Nineteen years ago, Beth Martin, owner of The Barefoot Cottage, stood inside The Secret Garden store in Newburgh, Indiana. Looking around the shop,...
Emily Patton
- 3 years 31 weeks ago
For 10 years, Bob Swallows patiently waited until the time was right to add another element to his successful Bob’s Gym multi-location...
Emily Patton
- 3 years 41 weeks ago
Mike Miller had a dream for the historic Bitterman building located on Downtown Evansville’s Main Street. He just needed someone to help...
Jessica Able
- 4 years 7 weeks ago
Many students at the University of Evansville and the University of Southern Indiana will have a leg up on their peers when they apply for their...
Brick Briscoe
- 4 years 16 weeks ago
Music shoppers in the Tri-State are lucky to have some great mom and pop shops. To name just a few, there are Opus 1 and The Musician’s Den in...
Katelyn Phillips
- 4 years 24 weeks ago
On a Friday afternoon, while driving west on Interstate 70 from Indianapolis, Terry Oates, owner of King’s Great Buys Plus, received a call...
Katelyn Phillips
- 4 years 31 weeks ago
It’s safe to say that Western Rib-Eye & Ribs takes care of its customers like it does its employees. It should — most of them are...
Victoria Grabner
- 4 years 40 weeks ago
“Basically when you look at a shoe,” says Curt Jones, 52, twirling an old pair of red and white Asics sneakers, “it generally has a...