December / January 2013

Evansville Business

Heavy Metal

Displayed on the walls inside Nix Welding Service’s front office is a hanging tribute to the evolution of metal. Taken in 1977 by then Courier & Press photographer Robert Burke, the black and white photographs depict Carl Nix, the second

Building Evansville

From Pasco to Landmark

Nestled in the heart of Evansville, the well-known Main Street structure known as the Curtis Building has been a Downtown staple since it was built more than a century ago. The 75,900-square-foot building was constructed in 1908 as a wholesale

A Private Retreat

 Spread across 418 acres of beautiful, natural land in Newburgh, Ind., Victoria National Golf Club offers a world-class golfing experience and is praised as a go-to destination for golf purists. With its brand new, million-dollar cottages, the club’s prestige goes

Back Talk

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

JOB: Mayor, City of Evansville HOMETOWN: Evansville HIS RESUME: With 13 years as the marketing director and senior vice president at Fifth Third Bank, Winnecke served on the County Council for nine years, and was a county commissioner for three.

Business Front


One of my ongoing and primary fights is with my garage. We don’t get along very well. A quick note of explanation would also entail that in the year my home was built — 1920 — they did not build

The Power of Tin

Innovation encapsulates Tin Man’s brewing strategy. With a workshop set up on Franklin Street, owner Nick Davidson wants to transform Evansville back into a beer town. “Bars are supposed to be social places where you could sit, drink, and maybe

Whose Site Is It? Inspired by those infamous Facebookers who fill up newsfeeds with inappropriate posts, best friends Tessa Caccavallo, Angela Beltchenko, Amy Smithhart, and Christy Hayes launched Don’t Do That — a website dedicated to social media no-nos —

Speed Dial

Gadgeteers are 21st century auto-mechanics. They’re useful, skilled, and — if you’re unlucky — can use technical jargon to charge you half a dollar, a mortgage, and your firstborn. Thankfully, there are local tech stores that work for you, not

Family Function

Brothers Robert and Richard Bonenberger fell into the food service industry by unconventional means. Their father, John, co-founded Mahon-Bonenberger Packing Co. in 1952 — becoming sole owner 13 years later. After John’s sudden death in 1966, Robert and Richard took

Banking On a Good Reputation

Money gets a bad rep. And for those in the business of money, it’s sometimes even worse. The currency of the world has been blamed for the cause of wars, crime, divorce, and dishonest practices. It actually has been referred

Building Opportunity

Engineering is a man’s world. At least that’s what statistics say. Today, women comprise just over 9 percent of all U.S. engineers — a percentage that has quadrupled since 1978 when women made up less than 2 percent of the