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June / July 2020

Evansville Business

Open for Business?

When Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the state’s first stay-at-home order due to the COVID-19 pandemic on March 23, local industries, whether deemed essential or not, knew it was the end of business as usual. Even as restrictions were eased

Building Evansville

Walk in the Promenade

It’s rare to find 200 consecutive acres of land for development. And deciding to take on such an amount of land can be a risk. In 2007, just prior to the recession in the U.S., The Martin Group and its

Back Talk

Johnathan Pope

Education: Bachelor’s degrees in communications and theater, Saginaw Valley State University, Saginaw, Michigan Resume: Associate executive director, YMCA of Saginaw (Saginaw, Michigan), 2007-2009; executive director and district executive director, YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 2009-2019; president and

Business Front


Occasionally I want the opportunity to make some observations; this is one of those times. The Nabisco Building and The Post House in Downtown really add a nice aesthetic punch along the Second Street corridor. These buildings, while at opposite

Whole New Game

A massive University of Evansville logo, painted in the school’s colors of purple, white, and orange, looms behind home plate at the German American Bank Field at Charles H. Braun Stadium. Set off by the green of the brand-new AstroTurf

Economic Contagion

Navigating the various stay-at-home orders and CDC guidelines can be confusing; however, trying to determine the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic is even more of a challenge. We enlisted the help of Greg Wathen, president and CEO of the

In A Word: Adaptation

Lillie Stahl “The ability to adapt hinges on attitude. Time can be wasted resisting change rather than embracing it and focusing on ways to incorporate the change. Everyone faces obstacles and challenges in life, both professional and personal. The important

See The Light

Downtown Evansville will be a little brighter this summer. A new special occasion lighting system was installed on the trees lining Main Street by the Downtown Evansville-Economic Improvement District (EID) with help from Wilde Horticulture and financial support from the

Staying Strong

In March, business changed. With stay-at-home orders, people packed up and prepared for several weeks of working remotely. Joni Baker, however, continued reporting to her job in Downtown Evansville each day. “Everything during that time was all new,” says the

Bringing Relief

The novel coronavirus quickly spread throughout the world beginning last year, but the Evansville community acted fast. On March 27, the COVID-19 Crisis Response Fund of the Greater Evansville Region was formed through collaboration with the city of Evansville and

Now Hiring

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari has added 250 additional positions to help with the park’s new virtual queuing inLine Reservation System and to support the enhanced cleaning procedures due to COVID-19. Holiday World also announced they will introduce additional “Santatizer”

Conversation Piece

EXTEND GROUP and VPS Architecture have partnered to launch a new podcast series, @530 on Main, hosted by EXTEND GROUP’s founder and CEO Shawn Collins and VPS Architecture’s Michael Davis. The series is geared toward professionals of all industries interested

Pizza Prize

Azzip Pizza was honored as a top 100 national fast-casual “Mover and Shaker.” The annual Mover and Shaker list honors the industry’s top restaurant brands, with Azzip in the 67th spot this year alongside other brands like Starbucks, Panera Bread,


In Progress

Is there planned road maintenance this summer in Evansville? Though the COVID-19 virus affected several projects, the city has completed a number of stretches of paving on roads over the last few months. These include: • Stringtown Road between Diamond