February / March 2016

Building Evansville

Double Vision

When Skip Seaman and Dillip Patel met an appraiser to assess the building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Vine Street, they were told its best use was a parking lot. Ignoring the advice, the two

Back Talk

Dr. Steve Becker

Hometown: Hazel Park, Michigan Job: Associate Dean and Director, and Professor of Clinical Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville (IUSM-E) Resume: Bachelor’s degree in biology with a focus on bio-chemistry, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island;

Business Front

Turn of Fate

The face behind the oldest continuous manufacturing business in Evansville is an owner who has been alive only for a quarter of its tenure. When the International Revolving Door Company’s previous owner Rahmi Soyugenc died in 2014, 24-year-old University of

Working Tirelessly, While Tired

Even for a small magazine publishing company, we have been unusually busy over the last 90 days. In addition to our bimonthly publications of Evansville Living and Evansville Business, we also have produced custom content magazines for others as well

Where the Wild Things Are

On a chilly February morning, Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden Zookeeper Shannon Irmscher stands in the outdoor exhibit of the zoo’s red panda Celeste. As the animal sleeps curled up at the top of a tree, Irmscher stands with

Forward Thinking

Great ideas can happen anywhere. The MakerStation, a technology-driven MakerSpace in Evansville, is now providing an area and the tools for those ideas to occur on Main Street in Downtown. MakerStation calls the bottom floor of Innovation Pointe, 318 Main

New Chapter

Amy Canterbury’s journey from a small town in Kentucky to a corner office of the nonprofit that tops Forbes’ list of 50 largest U.S. charities isn’t so much a Cinderella story as it is a hardworking tale of success. In


In the 1990s, Julie Bosma was working at Schnucks grocery stores when she was approached by Janice Miller of ERA First Advantage Realty Inc. with an offer to change her career. “Every time I would check out, I would say,

Road to Recognition

The road to a lifetime achievement award doesn’t always come easy, and Chris Traylor says he didn’t walk it alone. The co-president of Traylor Bros., Inc. — a heavy civil contracting business that specializes in building landmark bridges, tunnels, and

Engineering Culture

In a lab near Downtown Evansville, a mechanical arm opens the doors of a refrigerator, pauses a moment, then closes them. Then it does it again. And again. Over the course of several weeks, the machine will open and shut

Born From Ashes

The smell of smoke and sounds of crackling wood trigger Kim Hanor’s memories of Sept. 3, 2015. The assistant manager of Kitchen Interiors was the first to realize the lumberyard behind the building had caught fire, which would later destroy