June/July 2022

Evansville Business

A New Purpose

The building at 203 N.W. Fifth St. has been a high school, community center, and offices. Since April 12, the Central Lofts affordable housing complex has breathed new life into the structure while maintaining its historical significance. The property opened

Farm to Tablet

When the Indianapolis-based online food ordering and delivery service Market Wagon pulled out of Evansville in late 2021 and Elbert’s Natural Food Market closed in 2022, Scott Anderson, owner of APE Aquaponics and the upcoming Cosmo’s Bistro, saw an opportunity

Retro on Riverside

It’s been a habitual sight during Evansville’s scorching summers for the past half century: crowds of families lined up on Riverside Drive awaiting the service windows of Zesto to open, ready to bite into a classic burger, hearty chili dog,

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Something is Wrong with My Planner

“If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans.” — Woody Allen Coming off 2021, a year in which I had worked very hard, both personally and professionally (and like everyone, during COVID-19, often under difficult circumstances),

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Building a Legacy

When it comes to owning and operating businesses in the Tri-State, Tracy and Lee Watson are well experienced, especially with regard to building an entrepreneurial legacy. Married in 1983, the Watsons’ story starts almost 25 years ago when Lee’s father,

Back Talk

Back Talk: Jacqueline Russell

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business with an emphasis in marketing from the University of Southern Indiana Resume: cash management sales and service, Old National Bank; asset allocation program specialist, Old National Trust Company; business development and client management, Integra Wealth

Business Front

Prevailing Plastics

Any given day in Evansville, drivers travel on the Lloyd Expressway in cars produced at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana plant in Princeton, Indiana. Residents wash residue from dirty dishes down the sink drain and into plastic-piped sewer lines. Lunch

In the Spotlight

Staying the Course

No check passes through the front doors of Tri-State Painting without KewBee McDonald knowing about it. At a spry 95 years old, KewBee — named for the bread sold in the 1920s by Evansville’s Walsh Baking Co. where her father


Rapid Response

A new emergency response system was unveiled during Mayor Lloyd Winnecke’s annual State of the City address on March 29. The Evansville Fire Department launched a system in June 2021 that will help it shorten response times to calls, cut