December/January 2024

Evansville Business

Strength in Shopping

As the largest city in a mostly rural three-state region, Evansville is a long-established retail hub. That’s especially true on the city’s East Side, where commercial corridors continue to sprout new developments, and Eastland Mall — now 42 years old

In The News

Featured News   Koch Enterprises has named Neil McDonald its new Chief Financial Officer. The Evansville native holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business and a Master of Business Administration from Ball State University,

Come to the Table

Farm Boy Food Service leadership reconsidered the company’s future once the COVID-19 pandemic – like in many industries – presented new challenges. “For us to stay around and find another building for manufacturing, that’s a huge investment,” says Mark Bonenberger,

Indiscriminate Thoughts

Here we go again. I promised the Tucker Publishing Group team that this time I absolutely would not wait until the last day of deadline to write my letter. As I am a man of my word (when convenient), I

Building Evansville

What’s Old is New

The U-shaped Colonial Revival- style building at 111 Washington Ave. has housed tenants since 1924. Now, Mike Martin’s challenge is to retain Washington Court Apartments’ historic integrity while making the complex fit for 21st-Century living. “I’ve always been attracted to

Back Talk

Tara Barney

Education: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, Miami University, Miami, Ohio; master’s degree in public administration, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio Resume: CEO, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, Davenport, Iowa; CEO, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce; CEO, Evansville Regional Economic Partnership


Onto the Next

On Dec. 31, Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will bid goodbye to more than just 2023. He’s also waving farewell to elected office. His schedule for the past 12 years has been packed, a mixed bag of ribbon cuttings, crisis meetings, ceremonial

Business Front

Moving at the Speed of MetroNet

Two years into doubling its reach to 250 communities in 16 states, Evansville-based fiber-to-home company MetroNet is setting the stage for more growth. Dave Heimbach took the reins as Chief Executive Officer on Oct. 1, with former Executive Vice President

A Foundational Shift

Throughout Ron Boren’s 41 years as a financial advisor and managing director — first with Hillard Lyons, then Baird — he has helped clients build and maintain wealth through estate and retirement planning. But perhaps one of his greatest contributions

Beyond the Lanes

It’s been four months since Aaron Opell started Gold Medal Swim Academy on Evansville’s East Side. There, you can find not just swim lessons but more advanced practices that focus on form and technique to improve performance. “My vision is

‘A Place for Respite’

Ziemer Funeral Home had two goals in mind when renovating its East Side location: functionality, and a soothing sense of style. “A comfortable gathering place — a home,” is how Operations Director Jennifer Ziemer describes it. The Ziemers worked with

Career Path

Flying for Life

No one knows what will happen during an emergency medical flight shift. A machinery accident removes a worker’s arm, or a motorcyclist skids across the road during a collision. A patient in critical condition needs a transfer to another hospital.

Online Exclusives

This Weekend: Dec. 28-31

Kwanzaa Celebrations Dec. 26-30, multiple locations in Evansville Don’t miss this year’s Kwanzaa events presented by community organizations. Vision Boards 6-9 p.m. Dec. 28, Myriad Brewing Co., 8245 High Pointe Drive Newburgh, Indiana Use your imagination (and provided art supplies)

This Weekend: Dec. 21-24

Winter Solstice Alignment Viewing 3:45-4:15 p.m. Dec. 21 or 22, Angel Mounds State Historic Site, 8215 Pollack Ave. Join the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library for a public viewing of the solar alignment with a short program and a walk to

Seven Principles

Kwanzaa is a part of holiday traditions for many Black Americans, including in Evansville. For the past 15 years, the Soul Writers’ Guild — led by guild president Aretha Graves — has hosted Kwanzaa events, a holiday lasting Dec. 26-Jan.

A Very Merry Feeling

University of Evansville Holiday Ceramics Sale noon-6 p.m. Dec. 12-14, University of Evansville Melvin Peterson Gallery, Corner of Weinbach and Lincoln avenues Browse pottery handcrafted by local artists Kyle Darnell, Cris Hochwender, Todd Matteson, and Eric Renschler. Holiday Ornaments 4-5

A Somber Hanukkah

This year’s Hanukkah celebrations begin at sundown Dec. 7. The eight-day Jewish holiday commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple during the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire in the second century B.C. While the “Festival of Lights” takes on

This Weekend: Dec. 7-10

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar or check out this week's roundup of Christmas-related events. Rob Millard-Mendez ‘Balancing the Humors’ Opening Gallery Reception & Gallery Talk 5-7 p.m. Dec. 7, Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, 100 Third Ave.,

It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas

Adult Crafternoon: 3D Paper Snowflakes 4-5 p.m. Dec. 7, Willard Public Library, 21 N. First Ave. Create decorative snowflakes for the season with refreshments and craft supplies provided. Christmas in Killarney 7:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Preston Arts Center, 2660 S.

Planning Ahead

Transitions can be tough, but after her historic election, Mayor-Elect Stephanie Terry is prepared to make her move to the mayor’s office impactful. She’s assembled a transition team, which she announced on Nov. 29 at the Ford Center, that will