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February / March 2019

Back Talk

Mary Bower

 HOMETOWN  Bloomington, Illinois  EDUCATION  Bachelor’s degree in art history, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

Business Front

The New Downtown

The times are changing, and so is Downtown Evansville. Progress through the urban core of the River City has had an uptick in recent years. With the completion of the DoubleTree Hotel and Convention Center and the Stone Family Center for Health Sciences in 2017 and 2018 respectively, many residents may feel Downtown has sparked to life with development at a quick pace. In fact, what can be seen now has been a long time in the making.

Bob Jones to Retire from Old National Bank

 Bob Jones, chairman and CEO of Old National Bank, announced he will retire from the company later this year effective May 2. The Cleveland, Ohio, native came to Old National in 2004 after working with KeyCorp in Cleveland for 25 years. Jones graduated from Ashland University, Ashland, Ohio, with a degree in political science and business administration. He will remain on Old National’s board as chairman through January 2020.

Rewarding Software

At the offices of Motivating Systems in Downtown Evansville, it is common to hear the ring of a school bell followed by clapping and cheering. Every time the bell rings, it means Motivating Systems has a new agreement to provide its PBIS Rewards services to a new school.

Work Together

During an Evansville Tech on Tap meet up, a gathering to create collaborative innovation, someone asked if Evansville had a coworking space. While the answer then was no, the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville decided to test the waters with a small space launched in 2014 on the second floor of Innovation Pointe that allowed freelancers, remote workers, and entrepreneurs of all industries to work in a shared office space.

Mixed Blessings

From the time my oldest son Maxwell, 20, was a sophomore in high school, I had a recurring sense of dread regarding the time when he eventually would leave home and go away to college. Even with a younger brother Jackson, who still would be around for several more years, I liked things the way they were — both boys being home living under my roof.