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December / January 2017

Evansville Business

Downtown Upswing

The complaints of residents saying there is nothing to do and nowhere to go have all but gone away. The almost audible groans of business owners under the weight of former administrations’ development decisions are but a murmur. The sound of shoppers’ exodus out of Downtown is no more. Instead, if you listen closely, you can hear the sound of progress.

Building Evansville

Back Talk

Jack H. Kinkel

Hometown: Evansville Job: Architect, Jack R. Kinkel & Son Architects, PC Education: Business degree from Evansville College (now University of Evansville), 1962; completed architecture studies at University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, in 1964; and became licensed in 1969.

Business Front

“Everybody’s so different, I haven’t changed”

“Pete” — Evansville’s own man of mystery. Since 1990, Pete has offered up the spirit of the holiday season with the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center selected as the recipient of his generosity. This gentleman (who chooses to remain anonymous) has, I like to believe, enjoyed himself immensely by giving without expectation and from his heart. He now has donated nearly $90,000, with all of the money going to help and serve kids.

Gaining Momentum

Evansville’s newest mixed-use development is gaining momentum as construction begins on new roads, restaurants, retail stores, and sidewalks. The Promenade Development — located on 215 acres bordered by Columbia Street, Burkhardt and Oak Grove roads, and Interstate 69 — is set to become a lifestyle development that will attract people who want to live, work, and play in one space, according to Andy Martin, The Martin Group’s vice president of development.

Retail Therapy

When Sharon Lemond and Tammy Stallings began dreaming of opening Enjolé Interiors more than two years ago, they originally planned a new build that looked old and had European influences. When those plans fell through, they expanded the search to include existing buildings. In July 2016, Stallings drove past 313 Main St., the former Berger & Berger law office. “It was just exactly what our vision was,” says Stallings, director of retail and design. “I could already see it finished.”

A New Adventure

Many know State Auditor and Lt. Governor-elect Suzanne Crouch hails from Evansville. But did you know she used to work as an auction manager for WNIN? Or that, at one time, real estate was her profession? It may be news to you that she began her political career as the coordinator for Sen. Richard Lugar’s campaign phone bank in 1982. She’s also a Rolling Stones fan.

Web of Faith

The Catholic Foundation of Southwestern Indiana just received a slick update for its pre-existing website. Todd Brock, executive director of the Foundation, says, “The mission of The Catholic Foundation is to help individuals create legacies to serve God through Catholic causes.” The Foundation serves nearly 80,000 Catholics in the Diocese of Evansville. Its website is easily navigated and intuitive, featuring four pop-up informational tabs that discuss parish life, Catholic education, social services, and vocations.

Healthy Competition

Jon Headlee may not have M.D. behind his name, but he has spent enough time in hospitals to know health care is about more than just treating people when they are sick. As president of Evansville-based Ten Adams — one of the nation’s leading healthcare marketing and advertising agencies — Headlee and his team help hospitals, doctors, and clinics survive and thrive in the midst of healthy competition.