February / March 2011

Evansville Business

Work Your Butt Off

The Welborn Baptist Foundation’s “Adult Health in the Tri-State, 2008” report presents a dismal picture. The prevalence of heart disease, high blood pressure, and Type 2 diabetes in our area far exceeds national averages; one in three Vanderburgh County residents

Switching Gears

Remember your first bike. Maybe it was shiny and pristine. Perhaps, your bike had streamers. You were a kid then, and though a number of efforts have been made to improve the culture of biking for adults in cities throughout

Going the Extra Mile

Plenty of excuses sound reasonable to me when it comes to not exercising. I have a full-time job as an account executive for this magazine (would anyone like to buy an ad?), I’m the mother of a 3-year-old (hello, Hayden),

Health Care Reform

Unhealthy employees hurt a business’s bottom line, and Julie Girten hears about it daily. As the executive director of Tri-State Business Group on Health, Girten helps dozens of employers with wellness programs. Owners want healthier employees because smokers and sedentary

Back Talk

Mark Schroeder

Mark Schroeder has a strong German last name. He should. His family came to Jasper, Ind., from Cincinnati in the late 1830s. It was a time when Southwest Indiana received an influx of Deutsch immigrants with classic names: Weinzapfel, Goebel,

Business Front

Do Good Anyway

When my last letter was published in the December/January 2011 issue, I wrote the following: “I am at a loss to explain the personal attacks of many officials and community leaders, which seem to be getting nastier by the month.

Kitchen Accomplished

Long before Emeril Lagasse bellowed, “Kick it up a notch!” on the Food Network, Great Chefs took TV by storm in the early 1980s by bringing cameras into the kitchens of the world’s top restaurants. One enthralled fan of the

The Corner Office

In the August/September 2010 issue of Evansville Business, we led readers through the newest development at the fast-growing University of Southern Indiana: the Business and Engineering Center, a $31.9 million project fronting USI’s quadrangle. The building’s bold, angular façade alludes


On a Saturday evening last February, Steve Knapp received a phone call from the operator of his business’s security system. The executive vice president of Audience Response Systems heard bad news: There had been a fire at his company, a

Paper and Pen to Mouse and Click

Thumbing through papers on a clipboard, carrying personal files from one office to the next, and overstocking file cabinets are scenes that Jason Berry, chief operating officer at Phoenix Digital Imaging, says are becoming outdated. This service bureau helps healthcare

Southern Renovation

The decision was made years ago — the implementation, too — but the success continues in Paducah, Ky., where a once-deserted downtown now beams with life and culture. The city-backed Artist Relocation Program attracted a plethora of painters, quilters, and

Executive Decision

To understand Timothy A. “Tad” Dickel’s approach to education, perhaps you need look no further than his name. As a boy, Dickel’s parents wanted to call him something different than Tim, also his father’s name, so they simply spelled out

Musical Influence

When Alyson Roblero’s son Cooper was 15 months old, the Evansville mother noticed some unusual behaviors: The toddler paced, stared at the ceiling, and was preoccupied with the Weather Channel and the lint screen in the dryer. At age 2,

60 Second Business Strategy

Ask Not

In January, the national unemployment rate hovered near 10 percent, yet experts predict 2011 may be the year employers say, “You’re hired.” Before hearing those words, job applicants will need to interview, but if they hear questions about race, health,

Online Exclusives

Link Up

Super Bank: Mark Schroeder’s German American Bank wasn’t too big to fail. It was too good to fail. 2010 was an acquisition year for the Jasper, Ind.-based bank. The moves included a push into the Evansville market. We introduced readers