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August/September 2023

Evansville Business

A Plan For City Parks

The City of Evansville’s Department of Parks and Recreation recently has seen a former executive director plead guilty to criminal charges, a heated debate over a new pickleball development, and persistent complaints about maintenance — the newly released Parks and

Private Funds, Public Parks

The Evansville Parks Foundation has existed for more than 40 years, but many River City residents still are not familiar with it. For starters, the foundation is a nonprofit agency, not a part of local government — meaning it is

Our Leading Women

The August/September 2023 issue of Evansville Business includes one of our most popular special advertising sections, Leading Women in Business. It is a terrific opportunity for businesses of all sizes to feature the talented women who own and work for

In the News

New Hires/Promotions Ryan Scott has been announced as the new executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana. A native of Chrisney, Indiana, and resident of Henderson, Kentucky, Scott most recently was dean of students for the Evansville

Calling All Explorers

How badly did the Evansville Convention and Visitors Bureau need a rebrand? Consider that the organization's prior Visit Evansville logo incorporated the smokestacks of the city's long-departed riverboat casino into its design. The CVB's new Explore Evansville brand, logo, and

Demolition Derby

Lloyd Pool — which hosted indoor swimming competitions in Evansville for nearly a half-century — is finally coming to the ground. But the future use of that spot in Igleheart Park on North First Avenue still is undetermined. Opened in


You can’t find that huge bag of popcorn on the site of Showplace Cinemas South anymore. After the complex closed in 2020 and sat vacant for a year, Carousel Property Management has turned it into two apartment buildings with a

Mission Accomplished

Evansville Country Club’s golf course reopened May 26 after a 10-month, $6.5 million renovation. Only the practice putting green awaits completion, estimated for mid-August. When Evansville Business talked with Joe Titzer of Titzer Golf Course Shaping (“Artist with a Bulldozer,”

Community Partners

A Helping Hand

It was in 2013 that Mike Small realized the Dan Scism Scholarship, the charitable arm of the Evansville Men’s City Golf Tournament — now known as the Romain Cadillac City Golf Tournament — could use a “refresh.” “How do we

Building Evansville

One Foot Forward

When local officials needed a new company to carry forward a major development project in the heart of Evansville’s Downtown, they turned to a familiar name. Carmel, Indiana-based CRG Residential took over the Fifth and Main project in mid-2022. The

Back Talk

Kathy Schoettlin

Education: Mater Dei High School; Bachelor of Science in interpersonal communications and public relations, University of Southern Indiana Resume: Director of Public Relations, Disaster Service and Volunteer Relations, American Red Cross, Southwest Indiana Chapter; Chief Cultural Officer, Chief Marketing and

Career Path

Swing and a Hit

Forget the miles between Evansville and Atlanta, Georgia. Brandon Gaudin was destined to be a Braves announcer. An aspiring broadcaster at the tender age of 13, Gaudin had the audacity to write longtime Braves play-by-play announcer Skip Caray for guidance.

Online Exclusives

This Weekend: Sep. 7-10

Better Books Sale Sept. 5-8, Willard Public Library, 21 First Ave. Shop puzzles, dolls, and books from rare and antique to special collections and yearbooks. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Friends of Willard Library. Wine Down to the Weekend 5-7 p.m.

This Weekend: Aug. 31-Sep. 3

Book Discussion: The 1619 Project noon-1 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. Aug. 31, Your Brother’s Bookstore, 504 Main St. In preparation for Nikole Hannah-Jones’ keynote address at the Human Relations Commission’s annual dinner and awards ceremony on Oct. 27, this reading

Something for Everyone

Since he began using a wheelchair, the bumpy ground of Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve has been untraversable for Ben Trockman. But this month, Wesselman Woods opened a free-to-use American Disabilities Act-accessible trail so visitors of all physical abilities can enjoy the

New Bots on the Block

There are 15 distinct new faces wandering the University of Southern Indiana’s campus this year. Two weeks ago, a group of autonomous delivery robots arrived on campus — and yes, they really have faces. A screen on the front of

Cream of the Crop

Bill Spurling has one of seven 1930s Cadillac V-16 Convertible Coupes left in the world. Now, it has another accolade. His car earned third place in the Pre-War American Classic Open class on Aug. 20 at the Pebble Beach Concours

This Weekend: Aug. 24-27

Wine Walk 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Main Street Despite the brick renovation roadworks project on Main Street, Downtown is still open for business. Enjoy an evening of wines exclusively from Oliver Winery — including Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Apple

This Weekend: Aug. 17-20

  Iris Gentry A Solo Exhibition Opening Reception 5-8 p.m. Aug. 18, The Rumjahn Gallery and Framery, 5901 Vogel Road View Iris Gentry’s original oil paintings, which reflect the comfort of sunlight and how light plays around different objects. There