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October / November 2021

Back Talk

Back Talk: Adam Trinkel

Education: Bachelor’s degrees in political science and public relations with a minor in management from the University of Southern Indiana. Resume: Annual fund and grants coordinator, The Arc of Evansville, 2009-2010; annual giving officer, University of Southern Indiana Foundation, 2010-2014; annual giving and grants coordinator/major gifts coordinator, Ascension St. Vincent Evansville Foundation, 2014-2018; marketing and events director, DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE – Economic Improvement District, 2018-present.

Business Front

‘An Honor to Serve’

In the September/October 2014 issue of Evansville Living, U.S. District Judge Richard Young talked about his landmark ruling in Baskin v. Bogan, which declared Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional. After more than 31 years in state and federal courts, Young now looks back on his career in the seven years since that historic decision.

A Toast to the End of an Era

Sitting on the large expanse of my English partners desk is a copy of our December 2019/January 2020 Evansville Business magazine. The former Old National Bank building, now known as the Fifth and Main Building, is on the cover. (Ok, why the mention of my large desk? Because it can hold more miscellaneous crap that I obviously must be aspiring to accumulate. It was bought off the back of a truck unloading on Main Street.)

On the Grill

Sampling a bottle of Steak Dance seasoning for quality control, Kim Grauer puts the spice directly on his finger. He tastes salt, sugar, black pepper, a combination of other spices, and — the key ingredient — ground coffee. “When you throw a steak on a grill after you season it with Steak Dance, (the coffee) puts a sear on the outer part of that steak, which seals in all the juice and its flavor,” says Grauer, who created the original Steak Dance recipe in 2003.

Swing Set

Shannon Coughlin lines up his driver with a golf ball perched on its tee. He locks his eyes on the small target and swings. It launches into a high-impact screen before rolling idly across the artificial turf inside Club 18 at Mister B’s — the Tri-State’s only golf simulation facility.

Family Strides

For Evansville’s Nolan family, running is in their blood. Patriarch Jim Nolan began running track in seventh grade at Mitchell Junior High School in Mitchell, Indiana.

Pedal to the Metal

Ben Moll never had any intention of opening a bicycle shop when he started Cycling Solutions in 2017, but it was clear to him that entrepreneurship was his destiny. Moll’s grandfather opened a business selling packaged ice shortly after World War II. Growing up, Moll would often go to work with his father, sweeping floors and doing deliveries.

A Coozie for your Turbine

Regulating proper equipment temperatures is crucial for optimal machinery operations, but what can a business owner do to insulate an unusually shaped machine? Call Fit Tight Covers. FTC measures, designs, and fabricates custom covers for commercial and industrial facilities like manufacturing plants, pharmaceutical and petrochemical facilities, hospitals, and power plants.

Beneath the Surface

Beneath massive Downtown Evansville structures like the Ford Center, Tropicana Evansville, and the Stone Family Center of Health Sciences lies an intricate network of sewer pipes, cable wires, and gas lines. Though hidden from street level, these utilities power our community, and making sure they are located and protected is the name of the game for On the Spot Utility Resources.

Ahead of the Curve

Education is a major part of Vanderburgh County, which is home to 40 public schools in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (the third largest school district in Indiana) and 20 private schools. But Helfrich Park STEM Academy at 2603 W. Maryland St. still stands out from its many peers as one of only two accredited STEM middle schools in Southern Indiana, the other being Mount Vernon Middle School in Mount Vernon, Indiana.

Coastal Confections

Facing heavy fire and destitute conditions in World War I trenches in 1917, the female volunteers from the Salvation Army risked their lives to boost morale with a classic American treat. It is the story of these “Doughnut Lassies” — alongside local shops on the U.S. East Coast where he visited family — that first spurred Darrick Hayden’s love of doughnuts.