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October / November 2019

Back Talk

Back Talk

Resume: Administrative assistant, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Ohio Valley (RMHC), October 2007-June 2009; house operations manager, RMHC, June 2009-January 2015; executive director, RMHC, January 2015-present Family: Husband Michael and children Carly (23), Nathan (20), Grant (19), and Garrett (17)

Business Front

Looking Ahead

Alan Newman still remembers where he was standing. He was on the golf course on the fifth hole with Andy Present, the former branch manager of the Hilliard Lyons (now Hilliard Lyons, a Baird company) Evansville office, when Present asked out of the blue if Newman had ever considered being a stockbroker. Newman was almost positive his friend’s question was asked only to throw him off his game, and it worked. While Newman lost that round, it opened up an entirely new path that changed the course of his life and career.

A Lasting Legacy

Make today better than yesterday, and tomorrow better than today. It was a phrase Charles C. Hedde, MD, had adopted as he battled cancer in late 2017. It also represents a legacy left by the longtime Vincennes, Indiana, physician — one that resonates with those who knew him.

Back In Business

Glen Miller has been in business all his life. His grandfather started their family business, Miller Plating, in 1916, which Miller eventually took over from his father. After selling the company in 2007, he learned about business coaching and later began his own consulting firm, Peak Performance, in 2010. Through Peak Performance, Miller helps other business owners stay disciplined and put together strategic plans and clear directives to grow their companies and be more successful.

Land Ho

There is a new hot spot for boaters enjoying a ride on the Ohio River — a group of islands recently formed at Ohio River Mile 792 facing the Downtown Evansville riverfront. The islands were formed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Louisville District between Aug. 25 and Sept. 1 through dredging.

Under One Roof

Before moving into the new space at 6149 Columbia St., Talley Eye Institute was spread over two clinics and a third office. Now, Talley Eye Institute’s six doctors (plus an additional doctor in Marion, Illinois) and staff all are under the same roof in the 22,000-square-foot space. “Being at the same location has improved interoffice communications and resolved several previously necessary redundancies,” says Drew Sommerville, MD, a surgeon for Talley Eye Institute and president of the practice.

Community Effort

At the end of the last school year, the EVSC had $53,891.44 of student lunch debt — until Clint Hoskins, co-owner of High Score Saloon and F.J. Reitz High School alum, decided to change that.

Puppy Love

Walk in to Ziemer Funeral Home and you may be greeted by two fluffy and friendly Newfoundland mix puppies. The dogs, sister Aree and brother Milo, are new therapy dogs that will be trained to assist families and children navigating the painful time of losing a loved one.

In Key

It’s easy to see H&H Music Service, across from Bosse High School at 1313 Washington Ave., and think of it as only a small instrument shop. The truth, however, is the longtime Evansville business is much more. “It’s not about just selling a guitar on the wall. That’s not how we’re wired,” says owner Kelly Patterson who has worked at H&H for more than 30 years.

Moving Along

It’s been years in the making, and it is getting closer to a groundbreaking. For years, local residents and an aquatic center task force (formed by Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke) have been working toward the goal of construction of a brand-new aquatic center to serve Evansville area schools and residents. In September 2018, Mayor Winnecke announced that finally the plans were coming to fruition — a facility featuring competition and recreational pools would be coming to Evansville.

Publisher’s Page

Believe me, I know having two sons, ages 21 and 18, does not add up to 39 years of experience and wisdom. Following the St. Louis Cardinals baseball team for all 162 games is a favorite lifelong pastime — I still miss Jack Buck’s radio calls. But I appreciate still having Don Fisher on the radio calling Indiana University football and basketball for 47 years.