February / March 2014

Evansville Business

Service Above Self

The 1.2 million-member organization of Rotary International had somewhat of a simple start. As most people and businesses do, Paul P. Harris, a Chicago attorney, started rotating to different places to eat lunch with his friends, exchanging ideas, and networking.

Back Talk

Ted C. Ziemer Jr.

Job: Partner in Ziemer, Stayman, Weitzel & Shoulders, LLP and City Attorney for the City of Evansville Hometown: Evansville, Ind. His Resume: Ted C. Ziemer Jr. received his undergraduate degree from St. Louis University and his law degree from Indiana

Business Front

The Rising Tide

Those of you who know me, either personally or through the pages of Evansville Business, know that my oars don’t go too terribly deep into the water so from time to time I afford myself the opportunity to impart random

The Future of WNIN

Former WNIN president, David Dial, offered words to his successor in the April/May 2013 issue’s “Back Talk” in Evansville Business: “stand tall and be proud of what you’re doing and the people of Evansville will welcome you.” Current president and

Guarding the Campus

When your son or daughter leaves for college, you hope success follows them. But what happens when his car won’t start after a class, a bad asthma attack strikes, or her neighbor decides to act out a scene from Animal

Giving Back

During a time when funding for local music and arts is dwindling, the Mesker Music Trust ensures they always will be remembered. The trust was created between 1940-1941 with a $250,000 bequest from the estate of George L. Mesker, the

Working Well

It all started with a fire. In 1974, Mike Small’s father’s home furniture business burned down the day before Small was set to begin working. Partly because of this fire, Mike found himself in charge of the office furniture department,

Recovery Process

Recovering from the financial crisis of 2007-08 can be like recuperating from a car accident. You might look fine six years later, but your back still aches or your neck still hurts. That’s comparable to buying a house these days.

Selling Seafood

Tucked down on the southern end of Green River Road across from what locals still call the Lawndale Shopping Center, Kenneth and Linda Parkman busy themselves each week selling pieces of the Gulf Coast to Evansville. “I want everybody in

Lasting Service

When “Elvis left the building,” he sometimes had John F. Maier to thank. Maier, an Evansville native, drove a limousine for the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, during his trips to Evansville in 1972 and 1976. But the

Remote Possibilities

Anyone clearing spam from their email inbox or reading through Craigslist has seen ads peppered with phrases like telecommuting, work from home, freelancing, flexible job, and remote working. These terms refer to work performed outside of the regular workplace, and

Family Dining

It’s safe to say that Western Rib-Eye & Ribs takes care of its customers like it does its employees. It should — most of them are related. The builders and former owners, Harold and Carolyn Nix, are husband and wife.

A Timely Transition

“Being a Butterfield growing up, I always had the expectation I would join the family business.” The family business Jim Butterfield, 57, speaks of is Smith and Butterfield, a local Evansville office furniture and supplies store. After graduating from Evansville

Current on Currency

You can’t see them, fold them, drop them in a piggy bank, or even plunk them down on the store counter. Yet Bitcoins (at Bitcoin.com) are the real thing. They were created in 2009 as a way to eliminate credit

Online Exclusives

Link Up

We’ve missed this little online extra we prepared for several years, so we’re bringing it back. To show how stories in our February/March issue of Evansville Business fit into the broader context of world events, this edition of Link Up