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October/November 2023

Evansville Business

Manufactured Future

At its core, Evansville is a blue-collar community and the heart of a blue-collar region. Tri-State laborers honed this reputation during World War II, assembling freedom-fighting airplanes and ships. Evansville then became nationally known as a refrigerator-making hub from the

Voicing a Vision

Three years of community visioning meetings produced a snapshot of goals for the Evansville region's future. Data from Leadership Everyone’s Regional VOICE initiative were publicly shared on Sept. 14. Around 2,000 participants in 73 meetings brainstormed ways to establish a

River City

People in the community need to know about the Ohio River port at Mount Vernon, Indiana, Jenna Richardt says. Mount Vernon is home to Indiana’s largest port, which contributes more than $1 billion in annual impact to the state. Another

Golden Opportunity

It’s been three-quarters of a century since Everett and Mabel Turley started their jewelry and watch repair business in a former H.A. Woods Pharmacy location at Locust and S.E. Fourth streets. By 1969, the business had grown enough to need

The ‘Real’ Start of the Half Marathon

More than a thousand runners crossed the finish line Sept. 30 at this year’s Evansville Half Marathon. On the 20th anniversary of the event, I found myself looking back at how it got started. In early 2002, I received a

In The News

Featured Five regional companies were named to Forbes’ Indiana list of America’s Best State Employers for 2023. Deaconess Health System ranks 26th out of 73 employers in Indiana, followed by Jasper Engines & Transmissions (30th), Ivy Tech Community College (44th),

Community Partners

Serving Gratitude

The Evansville Fire Department battled two immense warehouse blazes in 2022, helping shield residences and business structures around Oct. 17’s Morton Avenue fire and Dec.31’s North Garvin Street inferno. Now, two neighboring businesses are showing their appreciation. The idea originated with

Building Evansville

Functional Art

Completed in April, the 45,000-square-foot Sunrise Pump Station and cascade add a riverfront amenity to Evansville Water and Sewer Utility's $729 million Renew Evansville project. Evansville’s older pipes often overflowed into the Ohio River and Pigeon Creek during heavy rain.

Back Talk

Kelly Schneider

Education: Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice and psychology, Kentucky Wesleyan College, Owensboro, Kentucky; Master of Health Administration, University of Southern Indiana Resume: Community group home manager, director and vice president of group home program, vice president of group homes

Departments

Changing of the Guard

Evansville voters on Nov. 7 will elect the city’s first new mayor in 12 years. Libertarian Michael Daugherty, Republican Natalie Rascher, and Democrat Stephanie Terry are vying for the office being vacated by Lloyd Winnecke, who after 12 years as

Planning a Town

The Warrick County Board of Commissioners in April voted to incorporate Victoria Woods, a nearly 595-acre wooded area east of Victoria National Golf Club. But you could say the idea was sparked decades ago. Jordan Aigner’s grandfather once operated a

Business Front

‘All That Light’

Danco Construction's employees were getting cramped in their old headquarters at 3201 Interstate Drive. The solution: build across the street. The construction and design firm’s new space at 6505 Loehrlein Drive was completed in 2021 and took two years of

Online Exclusives

This Weekend: Nov. 23-26

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar. 89th Annual Hadi Shrine Circus 5 p.m. Nov. 23; 9:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 7 p.m. Nov. 24-25; 3 p.m. Nov. 26, Ford Center, One S.E. Martin Luther King Jr.

This Weekend: Nov. 16-19

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar. Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 5 p.m. Nov. 16, Civic Center Complex, One N.W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Join Mayor Lloyd Winnecke, the Benjamin Bosse High School choir, and

Southern Expansion

Old National Bank’s recently announced merger with Nashville, Tennessee-based CapStar Financial Holdings will grow ONB’s presence in the Volunteer State. CapStar has 23 banking centers, including seven in Nashville and others in Tennessee cities such as Knoxville and Chattanooga, plus

A Southern Breeze

Evansville Regional Airport is adding twice-weekly Orlando, Florida, connections to its air service inventory via Breeze Airways, a low-cost carrier that began operations only two years ago. The back-and-forth flights between EVV and Orlando International Airport will be on Mondays

This Weekend: Nov. 2-5

Editor’s note: Find more events at Evansville Living’s online calendar. Art Hop 5-9 p.m. Nov. 3, Downtown Henderson, Kentucky Visit pop-up galleries featuring work by more than 50 regional artists. The Perfect Arc Cornhole Tournament 9 a.m.-11:15 p.m. Nov. 4,

‘A Grand Milestone’

The grand opening of United Caring Services’ new diversion center was nearly a decade in the making, and Executive Director Va Cun describes it as “a grand milestone” in the nonprofit agency’s history. Located in the agency’s headquarters at 324

This Weekend: Oct. 26-29

Oughtresonance: Sparks of Life Reception 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26, University of Evansville Krannert Gallery, 1800 Lincoln Ave. This reception marks the exhibit of collaborative painters Brett Basham and Cassandra Allaire, which runs through Dec. 10. Berger Lecture: Banning Books to

To Those We’ve Lost

Unlike Halloween, there’s nothing meant to be spooky or strange about Día de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones in a lively festival. Typically celebrated Nov. 1-2, there are Day of the Dead activities in the Tri-State

Thinking Big and Bold

Details still are being determined, but this much is clear about the pending riverfront renovation in Downtown Evansville: The area will have a whole new look when it’s done. Sasaki, a worldwide architectural firm steering the project, says residents are

A Spooktacular Season

Editor's note: This article was updated Oct. 23, 2023. The Olde Courthouse Catacombs and House of Lecter 7-11 p.m. Oct. 13-14, 20-21-27-28, and Nov. 3-4; 7-9 p.m. Oct. 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29, and 30-31, 201 N.W. Fourth St.