April / May 2012

Evansville Business

Change is in the Air

From presidential visits to plane crashes, much has happened in the 84-year history of the Evansville Regional Airport. Yet most of the 365 travel days each year are routine. Families leave for spring breaks in Florida. Bachelor parties head to

Building Evansville

On the Brink

In 1872, before the McCurdy Hotel occupied its riverside location, entrepreneur David J. Mackey purchased the property at the corner of First and Locust streets in Downtown Evansville and commissioned Josse A. Vydragh to design a hotel in the French

Back Talk

Nicholas Hermann

Job: Vanderburgh County Prosecuting Attorney Hometown: Evansville His Story: After running against longtime county prosecutor Stan Levco for the second time, Republican Nicholas Hermann beat out the 20-year veteran in 2010. Hermann now is in his second year as prosecuting

Business Front

These Are the “Good Ol’ Days”

By the time you read this I will be within days of my 50th birthday. I am not apprising you of this for well wishes (or mostly sarcastic comments), but to say that I enjoy major milestones as an opportunity

User Friendly

With a name like Right to Bear Arms, the Haubstadt, Ind., gun shop isn’t subtle with its support of the Second Amendment. Sitting just off U.S. Highway 41, the vinyl hunters-haven is identified with a front yard sign boasting large

Construction Hub

The day-to-day work that brings a construction project, such as the University of Southern Indiana’s new Applied Engineering building, to its final glory centers at the crossroads for all job-related activities: the construction trailer. At any given time, the office


Until January, Evansville’s South Central Media held weekly conference meetings with a clunky tabletop projector, a 4-by-3 white screen, and a laptop cued manually by staff in the front of the room. The setup was cumbersome, recalls Jason Phillips, the

All in a Day’s Work

Though it’s not a morning ritual, a 3 a.m. awakening by the police isn’t necessarily atypical for Mary Margaret Lloyd. Crime never sleeps, which means the 48-year-old Vanderburgh County superior court judge often is asked to sign off on search

Self-Sufficient Strategy

In 2009, when the economic crisis settled in, local nonprofit Evansville ARC, which has served physically and mentally disabled children and adults since 1954, found itself in a financial dilemma. “The fact is,” says president Deidra Conner, “we’re running a

Keep Your Balance

Despite the Dow’s ability to bust through the 13,000 level earlier this year for the first time since 2008, investors at all income levels continue to hold their breath instead of letting out a big sigh of relief. Europe still

Spring Vacation

Spring break had finally arrived, and the Nussmeier family was packed and ready to go. Deviating from the usual dreaded long car ride south, my husband, Steve, a partner at Nussmeier Engraving, and I decided to keep it short this

Home on the Free-Range

Count Stonewall Farm owner Keith Cannon, his wife, Jerlene, and their children among those who realize life rarely turns out as planned. What began roughly eight years ago as a 100-acre opportunity to teach their children about responsibility, stewardship of

Covenant Clause

In December of last year, Halifax Media purchased 16 newspapers from the New York Times Company Regional Media Group. The new ownership submitted a covenant not to compete (CNC) to every employee, restricting employees from working or being financially associated

Online Exclusives

Link Up

To show how stories in our April/May 2012 issue of Evansville Business fit into the broader context of world events, this edition of Link Up brings the Internet to you. No Google search required. Winning While We Sleep Throughout this