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Evansville Business

Work Hard Dream Big

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP? Did you have your eye on the sky as a potential astronaut? How about a television weather forecaster? Maybe a police officer, a firefighter, a doctor, a lawyer, or a professional athlete?

Call Sign

Clay Roth received sage advice when he started his career on the airwaves: “If you don’t love radio with 100 percent of your heart, it’s not for you.” Twelve years in, the on-air personality at WSTO’s Hot 96 can say

Hoosier Hysteria

While attending Reitz Memorial High School, Nicholas Virden was as immersed in varsity sports as a student could be. He donned multiple blue and white Memorial Tigers uniforms — football in the fall, basketball in the winter, and lacrosse in

Have Guide, Will Travel

Imagine work that takes you around the world via air, rail, roadway, and boat with vacationing travelers. It uses detail-oriented research and organizational abilities, quick-thinking solutions, and a driving appreciation for new experiences, cultures, and people. Is it a career

Blazing a Trail

Jesse Marx studied communications and public relations at the University of Southern Indiana, and he uses that background while working a couple of days a week with the health care branding and marketing agency Ten Adams. But the role allows

Around the World and Back

Jaimie Sheth grew up the daughter of a refugee from Burma (now Myanmar). Mindful of potential prejudices, her mother Meena advised, “You will always have to work harder because you’re a girl and you’re brown.” Sheth took those words to

‘Reverse Retirement’

When Susan Wilkie concluded three decades in social work, she turned her retirement into a second career practicing law, and she has enjoyed both careers. Much of her work involves children and families in difficult circumstances, but therein lies her

Paving the Way

A decade ago, Owen Block was in trouble. The 1882 French Second Empire residence at Chestnut and Southeast Second streets had fallen into disrepair and faced the wrecking ball. Then, some now-familiar names stepped in. In early 2015, the city’s

A Brighter Baird

Sixteen years after moving into their Evansville office at 110 Main St., officials with Baird decided it was time for a makeover. The job was so extensive that the wealth management company had to relocate. From March through October 2023,

Common Sense > NCAA Rules

Tucker Publishing Group recently was given the opportunity, for a small fee, of course, to be a sponsor of the 2024 Indiana Tourism Association’s annual conference, held March 11-13 at Bally’s Evansville. I find it particularly interesting to hear others’

In the News

Featured News Liberty Wealth Services financial professional Joe Kiefer II has been appointed to the Senior Advisor Leadership Team at TruStage Life Insurance. TruStage’s SALT team selects financial professionals at credit unions who demonstrate top qualities in leadership, client relations,

Movin’ On Up

Evansville area officials are using an incentive program to reverse stagnant population trends. Several cities are participating in MakeMyMove, which connects remote workers to communities. It is paying dividends for the Evansville region, which was Indiana’s top-performing location in 2023

Back Talk

Joe Gries

EDUCATION: Reitz Memorial High School; bachelor’s degree in general studies, Indiana University RESUME: real estate property assessor, Knight Township Assessor’s Office; chief deputy auditor, Vanderburgh County Auditor’s Office; Vanderburgh County Auditor; Vanderburgh County Health Department administrator, 2015-present HOMETOWN: Evansville FAMILY:

Business Front

Cheers to Your Years

George Eaton’s friends, many in their golden years, often would tell him: “There’s nothing out there for people my age to read.” So, at age 65, he created the aptly named The Maturity Journal. Since 1986, free copies of the

Career Path

Fitness & Exercise Solutions has moved away from bicycles, but they forever are part of the company’s legacy, dating to the home-based shop Simon Gilles started in the early 1940s on West Columbia Street. The company was recognized as a high-performing Schwinn dealer for many years. (L to R) Amanda Whetstine, Grant Gilles, Christine Gilles, Scott Gilles, and Bill Gilles by Zach Straw

Winning the Race

In Evansville and beyond, the name Gilles was synonymous with bicycles for decades. The family-owned business dates to 1942, when the late Simon Gilles and his wife, Agnes, opened a home-based shop selling and repairing Schwinns. The company today is

Online Exclusives

All About Earth

Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Earth Day Programs 4-6 p.m. April 19, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library locations Head to one of EVPL’s eight branches for a variety of environment-related programs. Make flowerpots inspired by The Lorax, listen to stories, assemble sustainability

This Weekend: April 18-21

Spring theater is still taking local stages. Read more about this weekend’s three productions. First Brush of Spring April 17-20, Downtown New Harmony, Indiana Artists descend upon the former Utopian community to paint nature, architecture, and the array of curiosities

A Mesker Revival?

Evansville Mayor Stephanie Terry’s first State of the City address included updates on the planned riverfront makeover and a long-awaited Main Street development, but it was another announcement that caught her audience by surprise. Terry told the Rotary Club on

Faith for 175 Years

Central United Methodist Church is celebrating its 175th anniversary, and for long-time members, it’s a time to honor and remember those who built and sustained their faith community. Sunday’s 9:15 a.m. worship service will be a special one, with United

This Weekend: April 11-14

Nashville Night with Drake Freeman 5-10 p.m. April 11, Warehouse 410, 410 Carpenter St. This Music City-based singer-songwriter brings his country talent to Evansville for one night. Evansville Thunderbolts Playoff Game 2 7 p.m. April 11, Ford Center, One S.E.

Like a War Zone

The Evansville Wartime Museum, off U.S. 41 on the city’s north side, is closed for the foreseeable future and its busy events calendar is paused after being hit hard by a powerful pre-dawn storm on April 2. A memorial to
Photo from the 2017 solar eclipse provided by University of Southern Indiana Photography and Multimedia

Eclipse This

Scrambling to finalize your plans to celebrate the Great American Solar Eclipse? Don’t fret. Although the total eclipse happens at 2:02 p.m. on April 8, a myriad of activities is taking place throughout the Tri-State in the days leading up