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February / March 2015

Evansville Business

Racing Ahead

Working in the competitive industry of commercial real estate, Jack Rogers was looking for a way to stand out. While others would take the opportunity to simply revamp their logo or webpage in hopes of turning a few heads, Rogers,

Back Talk

Rita Eykamp

Hometown: Evansville Job: Treasurer of Mid-States Rubber Products Inc. Resume: Chairman of the University of Evansville Board of Trustees, 1999 to 2002; chairman of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Health Services; chairman of the Mayor’s Public Art Commission; recipient

Business Front

“Good Question, Son”

Recently, my son Jackson, 13, and I had the opportunity to spend several hours in the car together traveling to and from a basketball tournament. I dared to engage him in conversation during what must have been a very brief

New Look

Whose Site Is It? The Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana helps to secure new investments and jobs in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick counties, and that means the organization needs to look its best. The coalition hired South Central

Filling a Void

For 10 years, Bob Swallows patiently waited until the time was right to add another element to his successful Bob’s Gym multi-location facilities. Finally, two years ago, Swallows felt like he had a business model that could work. After a

Prime Real Estate

Location, location, location — it’s an age-old business lesson and one the insurance agency of Torian, Hofmann, Dillow & Flittner learned firsthand in their move to Division Street in 2001. The agency, which was started in 1923 by the Torian

Fabulous Fabric

Ten years ago, when Tresa Miller was planning to open Grateful Threads Fabric & Furnishings, she was faced with the decision of where to purchase a building for her store. Should she choose the rural, but future retail hub of

The Old Fashioned Way

In 1958, Jim Miller and his father Leonard Miller founded Miller’s 5 & 10 in a former movie theater on Boonville, Indiana’s courthouse square. Jim ran the store for more than five decades before passing away in the summer of

A New View

Evansville’s popular fine dining establishment, Cavanaugh’s, recently received a nearly $700,000 facelift. Tropicana Evansville, along with a design team from Hafer Associates, revealed the renovated Cavanaugh’s on Dec. 1, and according to Andrew Herbertz, Tropicana’s advertising and public relations manager,

In the Spotlight

Most Tri-state residents probably hadn’t heard of Millennium Steel Service, at least not until President Barack Obama announced he would be celebrating National Manufacturing Day there last October. Then, suddenly, the nation’s all-seeing eyes were on the relatively small, minority-owned

Finding a Home

When Lori Miller made the decision to make real estate her career, the Evansville Day School and DePauw University graduate couldn’t have imagined that three decades later, she would be working not only for herself, but Warren Buffet, the famous