August / September 2013

Evansville Business

Name of the Game

Remember Casino Aztar? The management of Tropicana Entertainment Inc. politely requests that you expunge that name from your memory. The Casino Aztar brand, ingrained into the public consciousness for 17 years by company management, the City of Evansville, and the

Back Talk

Clifton Sifford

Job: CEO, President, and Chief Merchandising Officer of Shoe Carnival Hometown: Charlotte, N.C. His Story: Beginning in the shoe business 38 years ago as a salesperson on the floor while attending the University of North Carolina Charlotte, Clifton Sifford remained

Business Front

What Would Aunt Bee Do?

Often I am at home during the noon hour for either a quick lunch and to let my dog out, or in the summer to be a short-order cook for a couple of young men who can take on extensive

Creative Opportunity

Two years ago, Begley Art Source and its director, Chris Jackson, seized an opportunity. After a number of years spent on the sixth floor of 915 Main St., Chris and her fellow Begley employee, Joycelyn Todisco, moved to the first

Coffee and Tea for Two

“At our age, life’s too short for a cup of bad coffee,” Elsie Rhoads, 93, once told her daughter, Regina Smith. Now, Smith and her business partner, Beans and Baristas co-owner Phyllis Wolf, employ this motto every day since opening

Golden Girl

As a switchboard operator, Jo Mary Kirk was accustomed to fielding about 100 calls a day. However, back in 1963, she didn’t have the luxury of a simple hold button. When she started at Atlas Van Lines, the Posey County

Health Insurance and You

Depending on your point of view, Oct. 1 will be the day when you smile and sing out  “Hallelujah!” or the day when you scowl and complain. That’s when the Affordable Care Act truly kicks into gear. Marketplace exchanges open

Judging the Future of Law Schools

Back in 1969, when Harrison High School graduate Randall Shepard headed off to study law at Yale University, he was part of a record legion of students who aspired to the legal profession. That year, the nation’s law schools saw

Riding it Out

It’s less than three miles from his house near Bosse High School to his office at Raben Tire Co. on Green River Road, where he is a sales associate. Yet Jim Snyder, a longtime bicycle enthusiast, uses his morning ride

Sister Act

When an F3 tornado ruptured Evansville on Nov. 6, 2005, taking more than 20 lives and demolishing hundreds of homes, the Tri-State response was immediate: ambulances, donated labor and funds, vigils, and round-the-clock news coverage. Yet one reaction was a

60 Second Business Strategy

On The Right Track

Networking is known to be the key to success, which is probably the reason behind the popular phrase, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Fast Trackers BNI Networking Group is based in Evansville and is made up