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October / November 2015

Back Talk

Dr. Ronald Rochon

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Job: Provost at the University of Southern Indiana Resume: In his 23 combined years as a professor and university administrator, Dr. Ronald Rochon has taught at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, Washington State University in

Business Front

Bank On Them

In 1967, Evansville native Harold Kempf collaborated with a Chicago flour company to perfect his mix for Donut Bank Bakery donuts. A technician from the business was slated to join Kempf for a week, but on the third evening the

Done Well and Well Done

Fourteen-year-old boys do not easily arise from their beds at 6:15 on a Sunday morning. “Let’s go, buddy” usually is followed by an inaudible noise and a groan. However, my son Jackson’s feet promptly hit the floor, and after checking

Closing its Doors

Essentra, formerly known as Keller-Crescent Co. — a printing plant begun by a steamboat captain that evolved into a legendary advertising agency — announced its doors would close permanently in November. The packaging manufacturer reached the decision in May that

Made to Order

In 1931, Wally Byam dreamed of creating a lightweight first-class trailer — the Airstream. Little did he know, the mobile home later would become the subject of countless HGTV shows, Pinterest boards, and a setting for small businesses around the

The Alexander

More than five years ago, executives at Eli Lilly and Company, the global pharmaceutical manufacturer headquartered in Indianapolis since 1876, expressed to Mayor Greg Ballard that to continue to grow and recruit talent, the company needed more connectivity to the

The Daily Race

Heather Lejman begins everyday with a list. She goes through her day crossing off what to do, whom to call, what to organize, and where to go. In her position as special events director at the YMCA of Southwestern Indiana,

Strong Foundation

Kellie is an Evansville resident and single working mother who was searching for a decent home for her and her son. A friend put her in contact with Eric Cummings, executive director of Community One, and the result was, in

Where Do You Want to Eat?

Some may say the hardest decision to make each day is where to have breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The creators of Dough Deals hope their app, which was launched Sept. 28, simplifies the answer to that question. Dough Deals is

On the Road

At Superior Van & Mobility, General Manager Jan Jordan says the most rewarding aspect of the business is providing mobility to those with limited access and seeing the joy on customers’ faces when they receive their new converted vehicle. “People

A Time to Be Heard

When Forensic Interviewer Molly Elfreich leaves the interview room after speaking with a child sexual abuse victim at Holly’s House, she often has to return to the same space just minutes later to speak with another. In order to effectively

At the Poll

As the race for mayor nears the general election on Nov. 3, Evansville citizens work to more closely examine the candidates for the position. Those on the ticket this year include Republican and Incumbent Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, Democrat Gail Riecken,

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Inside Politics

As the general election nears on Nov. 3, Adam Berry says he wanted to create a way for voters to learn which candidates or elected officials they identify with. On Sept. 9, the Evansville native and Republican, along with his