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I-69 UPDATE

vp of production operations Amanda White

photography Chris Berneking

Progressing at High Speed..................................................................... 4

managing editor Laura Wilcoxen

director of publication design Kelly Friederich

GROWTH IN LOGISTICS

copywriting Jennifer Bull Amanda Knoles Jay Nehrkorn

lead design Kelly Friederich

Shipping in Southwest Indiana............................................................... 6

website creation & support Josh Chandler

MILITARY MANUFACTURERS

director of photography Jay Nehrkorn

director of media purchasing Diana Vaughn

business development

A History of Service............................................................................... 8

DRIVING DOWNTOWN

director of business development George Prudhomme

business development manager Bonnie Ebers

director of outside sales Debbie Moss

customer service director Kathy Risley

Ford Center Is at Heart of Growth....................................................... 10

regional director of publications Heidi Robson

customer service representative Lisa Dolce

EDUCATION

advertising ad research Mary Kopshever Mildred Walker

ad traffic Carol Smith ad design Mindy Brock

administrative support administrative support Kathy Hagene Carol Smith account support Terri Ahner

human resources assistant Teresa Craig mailroom technician Melinda Bowlin

MEDICAL CARE The Highest Standards in Service........................................................ 21

WE THE PEOPLE New Chamber President & CEO Christy Gillenwater......................... 22

information technology

RECREATION

publishing systems specialist Christopher Miller

executive leadership chairman and founder Craig Williams

Report Card: K–12 Schools.................................................................. 12 Higher Education Highlights................................................................ 14

chief financial officer Rhonda Harsy

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Activity & Amusement.......................................................................... 24

EXPANDING HORIZONS Arts, History & Cultural Attractions.................................................... 30

ABOUT THE CHAMBER What’s on Tap....................................................................................... 34

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On the Cover: The opening of I-69 Photo by: Chris Berneking

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS Acclaim Graphics. Inc............................................... 23 Bartlett & Associates Inc............................................ 7 BKD CPAs & Advisors................................................. 7 Bookkeeping & More, Inc............................................ 6 Buffalo Wild Wings.................................................... 5 Cici Boiler Rooms, Inc.............................................. 13 Consolidated Grain and Barge Co............................... 4 CountryMark............................................................. 9 Crossroads Christian Church.................................... 33 Cultural Resource Analysts, Inc................................. 25 David Matthews Associates........................................ 5 Deaconess Health System.......................................... 3 Dunn Hospitality Group............................................ 37 Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana.................... Outside Back Cover ERA First Advantage Realty, Inc................................. 31 Evansville Regional Airport......................................... 7 Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library......................... 6 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation............... 11 Expressway Stores..................................................... 1 F.C. Tucker Emge REALTORS®.................................... 27

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First Bank............................................................... 32 Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville......................... 8 Herb Curry Inc......................................................... 25 Holiday Inn Evansville Airport................................... 29 Just Rennies Cookie Co............................................. 5 Kenny Kent Toyota.................................................... 31 The Martin Group of Companies............................... 19 Mount Vernon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.......... 21 NECA Southern Indiana Chapter / IBEW Local #16..... 23 Shoe Carnival......................................................... 27 St. Mary’s At Work..............................Inside Front Cover T.R.U. Event Rental, Inc............................................. 27 Town & Country Ford............................................... 25 Toyota Indiana.................................. Inside Back Cover Travel Smart.............................................................. 5 Tri-State Copier Solutions......................................... 25 Tri-State Fire Protection, Inc........................................ 5 Tropicana Evansville................................................ 21 University of Southern Indiana.................................. 15 Vectren..................................................................... 7


I-69 UPDATE PROGRESSING AT HIGH SPEED

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nterstate 69, connecting Southwest Indiana to the rest of the state — and beyond — has made quick progress over the past year. In November 2012, the section of I-69 from Evansville to Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center opened. As a Corridor of the Future, the plans for I-69 are ongoing, and eventually this north–south interstate will extend south to Texas and north at least as far as Michigan. The speed with which the section of I-69 from Evansville to Crane was built is unusual for most road-building projects.

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“It [the Evansville to Crane Naval section] opened up after a very intense, compressed construction project, so it was a very quick project as far as road construction goes,” said Jeff Mulzer, chairman of Hoosier Voices, an Indiana-based advocacy group for I-69. “The section from Crane just to south of Bloomington is now under construction and should be completed by 2014. Within two years you will be able to drive all the way from Evansville to Bloomington, and then to Indianapolis, either on an interstate or improved four-lane roads.” Hoosier Voices has been one of the driving factors behind getting the section from Evansville to Crane open, but Mulzer gives the credit to a plan crafted by former Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, who left office in 2013 and now serves as president of Purdue University. “Clearly, all the credit goes to Governor Daniels and his Major Moves program, which provided the funding and got the road done,” Mulzer said. “His leadership is what really drove the speed and the intensity, so we are grateful to him and his administration, as well as to the members of the Legislature that supported him and Major Moves, for doing the things that needed to happen.” Major Moves is a transportation initiative that aims to improve and expand Indiana’s highway system. Launched in 2005, Major Moves’ ambitious plan is to create 104 new roadways in a 10-year time span. Results and improvements from the Major Moves Program have already been seen in Evansville.


“Already people are talking about the decreased time it takes to get to Indianapolis — what used to be a fairly stressful drive with lots of stoplights and lots of stopping is now a much smoother ride,” said Mulzer. “For the people who are traveling to Crane and the tech centers there or are traveling to Bloomington, it is an unbelievable amount of difference. It really cuts that time down dramatically and highlights how much better it’s going to be when the entire thing is complete.” Indeed, Mulzer stresses that more is yet to come. While the I-69 project may not maintain the intensity and build speed of these earlier segments, progress will continue to be made. “Don’t assume that it is done. We still have quite a bit of work to do,” Mulzer said. “At the same time, the incredible speed that it was built shouldn’t be a standard that we demand going forward. It was built unusually fast, and from this point forward we’ll build it on a more normal timetable — but we will keep on plugging away. “The important thing is to keep on talking to people about the project that may not be aware of it,” he added. For example, an important issue Hoosier Voices is talking about is a bridge between Evansville and Henderson, Kentucky. “It’s going to be a difficult, expensive project to do, but we are ready to work on it,” Mulzer said. “We’ll continue to focus on completing north to Indianapolis and completing the bridge as being the next steps.” Hoosier Voices isn’t working alone when it comes to the bridge. The group is partnering with Kentucky-based Chamber Leadership

Initiatives for Northwestern Kentucky (C-LINK) on the Ohio River bridge project. “We’re partnering with them on the bridge because it will be a cooperative project between Indiana and Kentucky,” Mulzer noted. The construction of I-69 is about more than speed and convenience for commuters. One of the factors site selectors look for when choosing a place to build their business or industry is access to a major interstate. When completed, I-69 will connect Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and Michigan. Regional economic development leaders have already seen new businesses coming to Southwest Indiana in anticipation of the new highway. The building and completion of I-69 will bring continued growth and renewal to Evansville and the surrounding area.

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GROWTH IN LOGISTICS SHIPPING IN SOUTHWEST INDIANA

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he opening of I-69 from Evansville to Crane has already seen new businesses and industry being created in the area. As the construction of I-69 continues, the logistics network available in Evansville becomes more appealing to potential businesses. “We are already seeing industrial projects pop up along its route,” said Jeff Mulzer, chairman of Hoosier Voices. “We think projects will continue to pop up, up and down it. People from Washington and Petersburg have told us that it is much easier now to travel to Evansville to shop or enjoy our recreation and dining facilities — so what used to be a longer trip is now much easier to do on a casual basis.” Conexus Indiana Logistics Council Southwest Regional Partnership combines the forces of The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, the Evansville Regional Business Committee, and the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana. Together, this group is working to help make Southwest Indiana an even more appealing site for industry — both industry focused on logistics and industry that needs a strong logistics infrastructure. “The idea is not only to help the region develop a plan for local needs, but also to identify if there are any statewide needs — and then Conexus can advocate with the policy mak-

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ers in Indianapolis,” said David W. Holt, vice president for Conexus Indiana. Holt says the the completion of I-69 will help further Conexus Indiana’s goals and enhance the region’s viability both with legislators in Indianapolis and with site selectors throughout industry. “When I-69 to Indianapolis is totally complete — when it’s going to take you two hours and 20 minutes to get to Evansville — then all of a sudden you are going to have a lot more responsiveness from prospects,” Holt explained. “Any time you build a new corridor and you give access to the larger market, you’re going to have potential for logistics growth. “In the past there might have been companies that thought about locating to the Evansville region, but decided not to because it was really hard to access the interstate,” he continued. “Now you take that argument away; now that company says, ‘Hey, they’ve got really easy access to Indianapolis,’ or ‘They’ve got really easy access to St. Louis.’ All of a sudden you’ve helped your economic development folks be able to sell their community in a better fashion.” I-69 isn’t the only selling point that Southwest Indiana has on offer. One of the logistical boons that already exists is the Evansville Regional Airport (EVV), and easily accessible air transportation also draws business and industry in the region. Encompassing 1,400 acres, EVV has three runways and is equipped with an Instrument Landing System (ILS), providing precision instrument approaches. The airport provides daily departures to five national hub-airport locations throughout the United States. With the completion of I-69 on the horizon, plus the handy location of Evansville Regional Airport, the logistics sector in Southwest Indiana is getting stronger — and that means the number of businesses of all stripes that will be drawn to the region will continue to grow.

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MILITARY MANUFACTURERS A HISTORY OF SERVICE

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vansville is a touchstone for an entire generation of Americans from the tri-state area. Immediately following the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, manufacturers in Evansville ceased producing cars, washing machines and many other goods for the private sector and went to work for Uncle Sam. Americans from throughout the region moved to Evansville to support the war effort, making ships, tank parts, planes, bullets, uniforms and medicine. The largest employer during the era was the Evansville Shipyard, which produced 167 Landing Ship Tanks (LST). LSTs were used in the invasion at Normandy. The ships, nicknamed “long, slow targets,” were a remarkable feat of engineering. They landed on the beach, allowed troops and tanks to disembark, then launched themselves back into the water. LST-325, part of the Normandy invasion force, is now docked at the Evansville waterfront. While she was not built at the Evansville Shipyard, she has found a fitting home here, serving as a vivid reminder of the region’s vital role in the war effort and as a popular attraction for history enthusiasts. Local author and historian Mike Whicker says that in all, over 55,000 people were employed at the shipyard during World War II. Sixty percent of those employed were women. But naval equipment wasn’t the only vital resource produced in Evansville: • Republic Aviation manufactured P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes in Evansville. • Mead Johnson and Company produced burn and infection medications. • Bootz Manufacturing made practice bombs and field kitchen equipment. • Tanks were refurbished and tested, and tank parts manufactured, near the present-day site of Kentucky and Diamond avenues. • Shane Manufacturing made army uniforms. • Ninety-eight percent of the .45 caliber bullets used by U.S. troops were manufactured in Evansville. Following the end of WWII in 1945, manufacturing in Evansville continued to expand. The Chrysler plant was a military manufacturer during the Korean War. Military manufacturing continues to be an important part of the local economy.

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Babcock and Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group The B&W facility at Mount Vernon, Ind., is one of only a few in the country to manufacture large, heavy-pressure vessels for nuclear power. With a 140-year history, Babcock and Wilcox is a leading technology innovator in power generation systems, a specialty constructor of nuclear components. The Mount Vernon facility has over 500,000 square feet of manufacturing space. During World War II, over half the U.S. Navy fleet was powered by Babcock & Wilcox boilers.

AmericQual Since 1988 AmeriQual has been a Department of Defense (DOD) contractor, supplying Meals, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) and Humanitarian Daily Rations (HDR). Over the next 20 years, AmeriQual added Unitized Group Rations-A (UGR-A) and Meal Cold Weather/Long Range Patrol Rations (MCW/LRP), as well as polymeric trays. AmeriQual has a 240,000-squarefoot production and packaging facility and a 375,000-square-foot packaging facility in Evansville, employing 400 people.

Battery Innovation Center Ground was broken on the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) near the Crane Naval Surface Warfare Center in August 2012. The facility will focus on improving battery technology and making electricity transfer more efficient. The $14 million, 32,000-square-foot BIC creates 30 jobs and will be complete in 2013. Indiana’s Energy Systems Network (ESN), a clean technology initiative, is working with commercial, academic and military institutions to establish the BIC. In addition to supplying power to remote areas for soldiers, BIC hopes to lead the charge towards more and better electric vehicles.

TIMELINE 1936

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• Shane Manufacturing, maker of army uniforms, moves into renovated building in Evansville

• Republic Aviation opens new facility in Evansville to produce P-47D fighter planes

1942 • Construction begins on the Evansville Shipyard

• Little Demon Airplane

1950s

• Retrofitting of Sunbeam plant for the manufacture of .45 caliber “bullets by the billions” begins

• Chrysler plant builds 60-foot aluminum hulls for UF-1 Grumman Albatross air-sea rescue planes for the Navy and Coast Guard

• First keel laid at the shipyard

1960s

• Republic Aviation expands operations to Evansville

• Babcock and Wilcox plant opens in Mount Vernon

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• 400% growth in war-time employment

• AmeriQual founded

• LSTs shipped

2012 • Battery Innovation Center opens

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DRIVING DOWNTOWN FORD CENTER IS AT HEART OF GROWTH

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hen Evansville celebrated the opening of the Ford Center in 2011, it was just the start of a downtown renaissance. In just over a year, the new Ford Center has become a huge success, and the traffic it’s bringing to the heart of Evansville is not only bringing new growth, but also new life for established attractions. “The Ford Center brought about 510,000 people to the downtown area in its first year,” said Scott Schoenike, executive director of the Ford Center. “Obviously that opens up the potential for the businesses and the bars and the restaurants to market to a half-million people, and if nothing else, get another look at downtown. When we started there were people who hadn’t been downtown in years, and they were given the drive to get back to downtown — which was part of the mission of building the Ford Center here.” While the Ford Center’s primary focus is basketball and hockey, Schoenike says a wide variety of events take place throughout the year. “We have 33 basketball games and 35 hockey games a year. The rest is really a diverse entertainment lineup — everything from Disney on Ice, to Monster Trucks, to every style of music.” Among past and future musical acts to grace the stage at the Ford Center are Michael W. Smith, the Temptations, Elton John, Neon Trees and Kid Rock. The versatile Ford Center also plays host to special events. “We do a couple conventions of the Jehovah’s Witnesses here in the summer. We also host a lot of high school graduations and some high school semi state wrestling,” Schoenike said. “We will do 145 events in a year — 66

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of them are hockey and basketball, but the grouping of the rest of them is kind of all over the board.” With such a wide and diverse lineup of entertainment, it’s little wonder that the Ford Center is drawing over half a million people into the downtown area. Shance Sizemore, economic development programs manager for the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville, says that in the past year, downtown businesses have seen a growth in the number of patrons. “I think one of the big things is just getting people out walking in areas where there are established businesses,” he said. “We have bars and restaurants, and some people come down a little early, hang out, and have dinner and drinks before the game. Then after their event they’ll cross the street and relax a little bit, enjoy the time out rather than just immediately getting into the car and doing the shuffle right back to their house.” Also located downtown, The Centre is a convention and performance venue hosting musical events, specialty shows, expos and more. Enhancing the site’s function and desirability as a venue, in January 2013, Evansville officials chose Missouri-based commercial developer HCW to create the concept for a new hotel to connect to The Centre. Mayor Winnecke has said that the new hotel complex will once again make Evansville a destination for conventions. Along with the hotel, the development is slated to include a residential tower and other businesses. Development and downtown traffic spurred by the Ford Center and The Centre have also allowed for the historic Victory Theatre to enjoy renewed success. The beautiful facility recently underwent a $20 million renova-


tion to restore its 1920s splendor. It offers a unique feature downtown as a smaller, more intimate entertainment setting. “The Victory is right across the street from the Ford Center, so you are within easy walking distance to where everything is,” Sizemore said. “It’s a relatively small venue — 1,950 seats compared to the Ford Center, which has up to 10,000. The Philharmonic plays there. It has that more intimate feeling.” Adding to the appeal of downtown’s arts and performance venues, restaurants, and places to shop is the Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage (the Greenway), a beautiful walking and bike path. “The Greenway is one of my favorite parts of downtown,” Sizemore said. It runs about halfway around the city, right along the river and the riverfront. It is a neat little area to ride a bike if you have one or just walk around and enjoy the scenery.” The success of the Ford Center in its opening year has already driven more businesses to the downtown region and boosted the profile of its established neighbors. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke says the future of both the Ford Center and downtown look very bright. “Ford Center is the crown jewel of the downtown area, and the arena is doing exactly what it was designed to do,” Winnecke said. “It provides a modern, state-of-the-art venue for sports, music and entertainment, and since opening has drawn more than 500,000 people to the core of our city. That’s more than one-half-million people who otherwise would not have been in downtown Evansville. Many of them arrived early to eat at restaurants or stayed late to visit one of the local bars. There’s plenty of parking within blocks of the arena — much of it is free — and because of recent improvements in traffic patterns, entering and leaving the downtown is quick and easy. “As a greater variety of entertainment is offered at the arena, I believe the Ford Center will continue to attract more people and business development downtown.”

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EDUCATION REPORT CARD: K–12 SCHOOLS

Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation 812-435-EVSC • www.evscschools.com

Leading in Innovation and Success A vibrant public education system provides tremendous social and economic benefits for communities, and that is what the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation offers its students and families. EVSC is leading students to rewarding futures through academic programs that build on their strengths and technology that’s relevant in today’s world — and tomorrow’s. Add to that a diversity of opportunities in special programs, fine arts and athletics that enrich children’s education, and learning is brought to life at the EVSC. The third-largest school district in Indiana, the EVSC began offering full-day kindergarten more than 25 years ago and has been an initiator in building community support for the need for pre-kindergarten classes to ready students for school. There are currently eight schools that offer multiple pre-K classes. EVSC offers a wide variety of innovative programs for students from the region. Programs and school models now operating at the high school level include:

• Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center, which has been identified by the National

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Research Center for Career and Technical Education as one of the top five secondary career centers in the United States • Randall Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice, named after the Indiana Chief Justice and Evansville native • Medical Professions Academy • Center for Family and Community Outreach • International Baccalaureate Programme • Early College High School • New Tech Institute: Academies of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership • EVSC Virtual Academy Not only are students following their dreams … they’re succeeding. EVSC students matriculate to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the nation as they follow their career goals. Students have been named to the Presidential Scholarship Program, received merit scholarships, won the Playing with Purpose Indiana Athlete of the Year, staged events through service learning to help their fellow students, and competed and won at state and national levels in a variety of academic and extracurricular areas. The EVSC is also a leader in the state in the technological tools offered to students. All children in grades six through 12 have a netbook computer that is theirs to use for the school year, and which can be taken home at night. All of

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the EVSC schools are wired for the Internet and offer advanced classroom learning environments, with interactive whiteboards, sound systems and document cameras to advance engagement in the learning experience. As full-service community schools, the EVSC works together with community partners to provide outstanding additional opportunities for students. To enroll or find more information about the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation go to www.evscschools.com or call 812-435-EVSC.

Warrick County School Corporation 812-897-0400 • www.warrick.k12.in.us

Improving on a Tradition of Excellence Warrick County schools proudly provide educational services to over 9,970 students in 16 schools and one adult/alternative education center. Warrick students enjoy a diverse, challenging and expanding curriculum delivered in community-based schools. Course offerings include Advanced Placement classes and dual-credit courses offered through Purdue, the University of Evansville, the University of Southern Indiana, Oakland City, Vincennes and Ivy Tech. Warrick County School Corporation offers the EXCEL program for high-ability students, a wide range


of vocational and technological offerings, and numerous fine and practical arts courses. In addition, Warrick students are presented with and encouraged to participate in a diverse program of extracurricular activities. Students can participate in athletics, student government, National Honor Society, FFA, art, music, drama, community service projects, and numerous other clubs and organizations. Warrick students continue to excel in the classroom and in the competitive arena. Academically, Warrick students and schools consistently score in the top 10 percent among all Indiana schools on ISTEP+. The Warrick County School Corporation earned an “A” grade in 2012 under Indiana’s PL 221 accountability program, as did 10 of its 16 schools. Warrick students and schools have won academic state championships and IHSAA state championships and routinely earn statewide recognition in the areas of art, music, drama and marching band. Improving upon a tradition of excellence is more than a saying in Warrick County; it is the core mission. Several new opportunities await Warrick students and adults in 2013: • Ivy Tech, through a new agreement with the Warrick County School Corporation, will begin providing college courses to Warrick students and adults in evening classes at Castle High School. • Project Lead the Way, a curriculum designed around math, science and technology, will be piloted at Castle South Middle School in 2013. • The Warrick County School Corporation has partnered with Vincennes University and Workforce Development to offer classes in Dental Assisting and Certified Nursing Assistant at the Warrick Education Center. These new programs and offerings will add depth to the curriculum as Warrick County School Corporation embraces the challenge to prepare tomorrow’s leaders today. The Warrick County School Corporation is comprised of dedicated and professional educators, caring and skilled support staff members, and involved parents working together to ensure every student has the opportunity to learn, grow and succeed.

of Poseyville, New Harmony, Cynthiana and Griffin. Other communities in the district include Blairsville, Parker’s Settlement, Stewartsville, Wadesville and St. Wendel. With an enrollment of over 1,400 students in grades K through 12, schools include North Posey High School, North Posey Junior High, North Elementary and South Terrace Elementary. High school students have access to Advanced Placement courses and the opportunity to participate in dual-credit courses that help them get a head start on college. The district participates in Indiana’s Core 40 program, an admission requirement for all four-year public Indiana colleges and most private colleges. In addition, North Posey High School offers the Project Lead the Way curriculum, a pre-engineering/engineering technology program affiliated with Purdue University. Diplomas offered include a Core 40 Diploma, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors. Students may also participate in professional career internships and cooperative education programs while gaining industry-based work experience in technical education programs. In January 2013 MSD of North Posey celebrated the grand opening of a new health clinic in Wadesville. Operated by Tri-State Community Clinics, the clinic will treat school district employees and their families covered by the district’s health insurance and provide a range of services, including treatment of injuries and illnesses, management of chronic conditions, and routine screenings and lab services at no cost. By making the investment in the clinic, the district hopes to keep employees healthier, resulting in reduced health insurance costs.

SIGNATURE SCHOOL Evansville Charter Earns National Recognition In its 2012 “Best High Schools,” report, U.S. News & World Report ranked Evansville’s Signature School the No. 1 high school High School in Indiana, the No. 5 in Indiana charter high school in the nation, and No. 35 among all high schools in the nation. Signature was also named No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 9 in the nation by the Washington Post, while Newsweek named it No. 1 in the Midwest and No. 7 in the nation. With students frequently outscoring state and national averages on college entrance exams, it’s no surprise that Indiana’s first charter high school has continued to garner national recognition since it was established in 2002.

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Located in downtown Evansville, Signature offers students close proximity to libraries, museums and other community resources. Featuring an internationally based curriculum with emphasis on fine and performing arts, science, technology, mathematics, and the liberal arts, the school offers Advanced Placement programs, the International Baccalaureate Programme and an appealing array of electives. All students also complete a minimum number of community service hours. FOR MORE INFORMATION www.signature.edu

Metropolitan School District of North Posey County, Indiana 812-874-2243 • www.northposey.k12.in.us

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HIGHER EDUCATION HIGHLIGHTS A $16.7 million Teaching Theatre is currently under construction and will open in fall 2014.

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USI Helps Students, Businesses and the Region Get the Edge The University of Southern Indiana, located on a 14,000-acre campus known for its natural beauty and modern facilities, enrolls more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students in 70 undergraduate majors, 10 master’s programs and one doctoral program. Four colleges offer programs in business, liberal arts, nursing, health professions, science, engineering and education. USI faculty focus on teaching first, with 25 or fewer students in most classes. USI students come from 89 counties, 44 states and 61 nations. The University offers over 100 study abroad opportunities across 61 countries, and study abroad participation tripled in 2011–2012. Internships and co-op opportunities, providing students real-world experience, have doubled in the past five years. USI has made a significant investment in physical facilities in recent years. The $3.3 million Applied

Engineering Center, with more than 25,000 square feet of space and $3 million in custom-made, hightech manufacturing and engineering equipment, will open in spring 2013. The center’s showpiece is the MPS Transfer Factory Manufacturing System, with a complete assembly line that can be configured to meet a variety of manufacturing needs. The equipment, which is exclusive to USI and Osnabruck Technical College in Germany, will give the University the opportunity to partner with local industries to experiment with designing new production lines. USI’s Division of Outreach spearheads the EVVCrane I-69 Innovation Corridor, an economic development initiative capitalizing on the new I-69 corridor and Naval Surface Warfare Center-Crane; administers University programs as education partner for Innovation Pointe, Evansville’s Certified Technology Park; shares University expertise through the USI Center for Applied Research and Economic Development; and serves more than

USI’s $3.3 million Applied Engineering Center, with more than 25,000 square feet of space and $3 million in custom-made, high-tech manufacturing and engineering equipment, will open in 2013. The center’s showpiece is the MPS Transfer Factory Manufacturing System, with a complete assembly line that can be configured to meet a variety of manufacturing needs.

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15,000 individuals annually in continuing education courses, noncredit workshops, conferences and seminars. The University also adds to the cultural life of the region through its theatre, music, visual arts, lectures and sporting events, as well as its programs in New Harmony.

The University of Evansville www.evansville.edu

The University of Evansville is a private, liberal arts-based university with a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2,400. UE’s diverse student body represents 42 states and 46 countries. U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as a top 10 master’s-granting university in the Midwest, and third in the region for “Great Schools, Great Prices.”


Only at Evansville are you offered this vibrant campus life: • More than 100 fields of nationally recognized study • 150+ student organizations • Hands-on, personalized opportunities from the start • Career-readiness through internships and cooperative education  • Customized career development with high placement rates • Top university for study abroad – including our British campus, Harlaxton College, housed in a 100-room Victorian manor near Grantham, England • Division I athletics • Free concerts, lectures and more Committed to Affordability Nationwide and in Southwest Indiana, students and their families are concerned about the rising cost of college tuition and are looking for an education that prepares them for the future. In August 2012, the University of Evansville announced The Big Freeze, an affordability and career development initiative. Tuition for the entering Class of 2013 is frozen at its current level and will be locked in for four years of undergraduate study. The University of Evansville is also committed to helping students succeed after graduation, and as part of The Big Freeze, UE added staff and enhanced opportunities to its Center for CareerDevelopment. To learn more about this initiative, visit www.evansville.edu/ bigfreeze1.

Ivy Tech Southwest www.ivytech.edu/southwest

Ivy Tech Community College is the nation’s largest statewide community college with single accreditation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution, serving nearly 200,000 students a year. Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest serves Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Knox, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick counties. The region’s main campus, renovated in 2005, is located in Evansville and enrolls more than 10,000 students annually. Ivy Tech Community College - Southwest also offers classes in Mt. Vernon, Newburgh, Princeton and Tell City. Ivy Tech offers a variety of academic options to meet your needs. Recently added academic programs include Pre-Engineering, Elementary

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and Secondary Education, Hospitality Administration, Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care Support, and many more. For a full list of academic programs please visit www.ivytech.edu/southwest. Ivy Tech Corporate College offers affordable solutions for Indiana business and industry training needs. Services provided by Corporate College include customized training, pre-employment testing, job analysis, human resources consulting and much more. Students find personal attention close to home at Ivy Tech Community College. Although the average class size is only 22 students, Ivy Tech offers the benefits of a large institution in terms of accessibility. Individuals can earn a degree at one of the 31 degree-granting locations throughout the state and take classes in more than 75 communities. Ivy Tech is also the state’s most affordable college. Students can earn a degree for around $3,000 a year. And with credits that transfer, students can save money by completing the first two years of a four-year degree at Ivy Tech. For more information about Ivy Tech Community College, please call 888-IVY-LINE (888-489-5463) or visit www.ivytech.edu/ southwest.


MEDICAL CARE THE HIGHEST STANDARDS IN SERVICE Management program, Joslin Diabetes Center Education Affiliate and Health Coaches. Working together, the team and patients can reduce or even eliminate the need for medications, stop pre-diabetes from developing into diabetes, and prevent many other obesity-related illnesses. That can lower health care costs, reduce absenteeism and increase productivity — but it means much more than that. It’s about giving back to those who contribute to the success of a business by helping them feel better — both in and out of the workplace. Trauma Services St. Mary’s Trauma Services provide rapid responses to all trauma patients, around the clock. For the most seriously ill or injured patients — including children and infants — St. Mary’s LifeFlight provides helicopter transport. In addition, St. Mary’s is the only combined Level II Pediatric and Adult Trauma Center in the region.

St. Mary’s For more than 135 years, St. Mary’s has provided the highest standard of service to Evansville and the entire Tri-State region. St. Mary’s specializes in cardiac, surgical, orthopedic, rehabilitation, neurosciences, women’s, children’s, seniors, emergency and trauma services. A member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic-sponsored, not-for-profit health system, St. Mary’s is guided by its mission of serving all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Magnet Nursing Recognition St. Mary’s has been named a Magnet®designated facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This is recognized as the gold standard in patient care, and serves as a clear testament to the entire community that St. Mary’s places the care of patients at the center

of what they do. Only about 6 percent of hospitals nationwide have received such an honor. Business Partnerships Traditionally, health systems focus on responding to illness and injury after the fact. At St. Mary’s, part of the mission includes helping people before their health is in jeopardy. That’s why St. Mary’s is working in collaboration with businesses to help them incorporate wellness into their culture and recognize the direct and indirect benefits of a healthier workforce. Knowing where you stand is the first step, which is why St. Mary’s offers health screenings — including tests for blood sugar levels, cholesterol, body mass index and blood pressure. The next step is to set realistic goals, and then track your progress over time. St. Mary’s offers an integrative approach to wellness through its Weight

Heart Care When a heart attack strikes, seconds count. St. Mary’s ranks in the top 10 percent in the nation for fastest heart attack care. In partnership with Ohio Valley Heart Care, St. Mary’s cares for patients using the most advanced treatment and state-of-the-art technology. Physicians offer pediatric and adult cardiology, electrophysiology, and cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery services. Women’s Wellness Women are often so focused on caring for others that they forget to care for themselves, too. St. Mary’s Women’s Wellness center gives women a place to put themselves first with programs like yoga, tai chi, drumming and guided imagery, and massage therapy. It’s part of St. Mary’s commitment to healing body, mind and spirit. Connect With St. Mary’s To learn more about St. Mary’s services, visit:

www.stmarys.org www.facebook.com/stmarysmedical twitter.com/stmarysmedical www.youtube.com/stmarysevv or call 812-485-4000

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Deaconess Health System Deaconess was founded in 1892 by a group of Protestant ministers and laymen who felt called to care for the sick. More than 120 years later, Deaconess still cares for the sick and strives daily to meet its mission of providing quality health care services with a compassionate and caring spirit to the people in the Tri-State. Thanks to the foresight and leadership of the administrative team, Deaconess Health System has grown to meet the evolving needs of the community. The cumulative knowledge, training and experience of Deaconess physicians and other care team members makes it possible to access high-level care while remaining close to home. Currently, Deaconess Health System operates six hospitals in southern Indiana. They include: • Deaconess Hospital: A 300-bed acute-care facility located in downtown Evansville • Deaconess Gateway Hospital: A 166-bed acute-care facility located in Warrick County, Indiana • Deaconess Cross Pointe: A behavioral health hospital with 60 inpatient beds and a wide range of outpatient programs • The Women’s Hospital: A freestanding hospital dedicated to the health care of women and newborns • The Heart Hospital: An acute-care hospital dedicated to heart and vascular care

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• HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital: A comprehensive medical rehabilitation hospital Other Deaconess Health System services and facilities include the Deaconess Chancellor Center for Oncology, Deaconess Riley Children’s Services, Deaconess Breast Center, Deaconess Clinic, Deaconess Urgent Care Centers, Evansville Surgery Centers, Deaconess Primary Care for Seniors, Research Institute of Deaconess Clinic, and Midwest Radiologic Imaging. Primary and Specialty Care Now more than ever, it’s important for patients to have a primary care physician. This physician serves as the captain of the health care experience, navigating the patient through unfamiliar waters toward better health. Residents in the TriState can find a primary care physician that best meets their needs at a location close to home or work. These physicians also serve as a vital link to Deaconess Clinic Specialists with expertise in everything from allergies to urology. Visit www.deaconess.com to check out its 21 locations and 100-plus doctors. Women’s Health The Women’s Hospital provides high-quality care for women at all stages of life. In addition to labor and delivery services, The Women’s Hospital

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provides perinatology for high-risk pregnancies, an obstetrical emergency department, the latest technology for gynecological surgery, a Level III NICU and, coming in 2013, gynecological oncology and complete fertility services, including in vitro fertilization. Heart Care The Heart Hospital is a regional leader in heart-related services. The specially trained staff, state-of-the-art technology, and the latest diagnostic and treatment services come together to create a comprehensive facility for cardiac care. From the designated heart Emergency Room to the open heart surgical suites and outpatient diagnostic center, the Heart Hospital is designed to maximize positive patient outcomes. Connect With Deaconess To learn more about health, wellness or Deaconess services, visit:

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TOP HONORS FOR DEACONNESS & STAFF CEO Wins ATHENA Award Barb Butler, CEO of Deaconess HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, was named the 2012 ATHENA Award recipient by The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana. The award honors women who are exceptional leaders in the community and who have actively and generously assisted others in the attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills.

The Women’s Hospital a Best Place to Work The Women’s Hospital was named No. 2 on Modern Healthcare’s 2012 list of “Best Places to Work,” marking the third year in a row the hospital appeared on this prestigious list.

Thanks to our employees for helping to create and sustain the working environment to make our hospital one of the “Best Places to Work in Health Care” for the third year in a row. You are the people who bring love, hope, professionalism and compassion to this facility every day. From the award-winning service and care you give our patients, to the PRIDE you put into being part of The Women’s Hospital family, you are fantastic!

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WE THE PEOPLE NEW CHAMBER PRESIDENT & CEO CHRISTY GILLENWATER

“It is a distinct honor and privilege to be a part of The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana and for our family to be a part of this region. We’re very excited about the opportunities that await here.”

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hen Christy Gillenwater arrived in Evansville in January 2013, she brought with her a unique combination of experience and energy. A veteran of chamber work in central Indiana, the new president and CEO of The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana (CCSWIN) is not only excited to engage her new community, but also seems primed to become one of its most enthusiastic promoters. Though a native of Ohio, Gillenwater has spent her adult life in Indiana and now considers herself more of a “Hoosier” than a “Buckeye.” “I’m originally from Cincinnati, so I’m a River City girl,” she said. “Much to my father’s dismay, I decided to leave the state for college, and I absolutely loved the four years I spent at Indiana

Europe before taking the helm at the Greenfield Area Chamber just east of Indianapolis. From 2000 to 2003 she was part of a team of external affairs professionals working on public policy issues for SBC (now AT&T) in Muncie, Ind., while simultaneously spending long, and sometimes sleepless, nights earning her MBA at Ball State. She then held a position at the MuncieDelaware County Chamber before returning fullcircle to the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, where she had once interned — only this time serving as its president and CEO. During her seven-plus years in Bloomington she led that organization through a long process of benchmarking and program “This is a very good chamber, and we’re on improvements, culour way to becoming a truly great chamber. minating in unique public policy and When others are benchmarking off of you, education successes as well as state and you know you’re doing things well.” national awards. Gillenwater is now University in Bloomington. I actually interned excited about applying those lessons learned and for the chamber there while in college, which ideas at CCSWIN, but she’s quick to note that sparked my interest in chamber work.” one of the reasons she came to the organization is After completing her degree in public affairs that it already had strong, enviable programs that management, Gillenwater spent a month in were ready to go to the next level.

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“This is a very good chamber, and we’re on our way to becoming a truly great chamber,” she explained. “When others are benchmarking off of you, you know you’re doing things well.” Gillenwater’s energy is also apparent in her personal life. A sprint triathlon competitor and skiing enthusiast, she says her ideal workout would last about four hours — if she ever had the time. In addition to being parents to a teenage son and daughter, Christy and her husband, Brad, have a 3-year-old son they look forward to raising in the community. The wealth of activities in the region is a big plus for their family. “We’re former boaters, and we’ll probably get back into that since we have the Ohio River right here,” she said. “We’re really excited about diving in and exploring this part of the state. There are so many great things for families here, such as cMoe, the zoo and YMCA programs for children, so we’re looking forward to including those local attractions in our family’s activities.” Gillenwater clearly isn’t shy about bragging on the region, and she hopes that attitude will be infectious.


“Southwest Indiana certainly has a lot to offer — for both businesses and the people that call the area home. There’s an opportunity for us to work on our swagger, but now is really the time for the community to come together to proudly promote the region.” As for her leadership style, the community can expect a communicator and collaborator, and she wants everyone to know that her door is open. “While my schedule will be demanding, I want people to feel as though I’m accessible and that they can share their concerns and ideas with me,” she said. “My energy comes from other people and I’m a pretty strong extrovert, so I hope people find me approachable and open to hearing their perspectives.”

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RECREATION ACTIVITY & AMUSEMENT

Boonville City Lake Park

Casino Aztar Becomes Tropicana Evansville

Boonville www.cityofboonvilleindiana.com/parks.htm

421 NW Riverside Drive, Evansville 800-342-5386 • www.casinoaztar.com

City Lake Park, located 18 miles east of Evansville, is a 15-acre lake in the center of Boonville. Built by the Corps of Engineers and originally named Waterworks Lake, the park features three playgrounds, a basketball court, spray park (open June through August for children 11 and under), picnic shelters and gazebos. A lighted, paved walkway circles the lake, and anglers enjoy fishing for bass, bluegill, crappie and channel catfish. Boating and swimming are not permitted.

Burdette Park, Aquatic Center and BMX Track

In June 2013, Casino Aztar became Tropicana Evansville. Located at Riverfront Park on the Ohio River in downtown Evansville, this 2,700-passenger riverboat casino offers Las Vegas-style gaming 24/7, with more than 1,000 slot machines and table games like craps, blackjack, roulette and poker. As the centerpiece of the Downtown Waterfront Entertainment District the complex offers a variety of dining, entertainment and shopping venues along with two hotels. Event facilities include more than 20,000 square feet of flexible space, including 11 meeting rooms, a full-service business center and state-of-the-art audio/visual technology.

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Ellis Park Racing

This 150-acre park situated among scenic rolling hills features family fun for all ages, including a 3.2-mile paved walking/running/biking trail. The Aquatic Center, open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, boasts an Olympic-size pool and spray park as well as a bumper pool, four water slides and a recreation area. Miniature golf is available from Memorial Day through September. The highly rated BMX track hosts several races each year (open to the public). Accommodations include chalets with full kitchens, fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs; cabins; shelter houses; and camping facilities with full hookup, restroom and shower facilities.

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3300 U.S. Highway 41 N., Henderson, KY 812-425-1456 • www.ellisparkracing.com

Spanning 214 acres and nicknamed the “Pea Patch” for the soybeans that used to be grown in the infield, Ellis Park was built in the 1920s and modeled after Saratoga Race Track. The main track includes both 7-furlong and 1-mile chutes. Located on the Indiana side of the Ohio River, Ellis Park features live thoroughbred racing from July 4th through Labor Day. Special events include Weiner Dog, Camel and Ostrich Races, and promotional giveaways are featured at various races. Year-round simulcasting broadcasts races from popular thoroughbred and harness tracks, including Churchill


Downs, Santa Anita, Saratoga, The Red Mile, Keeneland and Arlington, with wagering seven days a week.

Evansville IceMen 530 Main St., Evansville 812-421-4625 • www.evansvilleicemen.com

The Evansville IceMen are a minor league hockey team in the ECHL. Originally a member of the International Hockey League before it merged into the Central Hockey League in 2010, the franchise is currently the official ECHL affiliate of the NHL Columbus Blue Jackets and the primary affiliate of the Springfield Falcons. They are also a Double-A affiliate of the St. Louis Blues. Home games are played at the Ford Center in Evansville from October through March. Tickets are available for single games, in four-game packs and as season passes.

Evansville Otters Professional Baseball Bosse Field • 1701 N. Main St., Evansville 812-435-8686 • www.evansvilleotters.com

The locally owned Evansville Otters professional baseball team is a member of the independent Frontier League. Several team alumni have gone on to play major league ball. Games are played at Bosse Field, built in 1915 and the

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third-oldest ballpark in the country. Fans enjoy affordably priced professional baseball from May through September, with fun promotions offered throughout the season.

State Cup, President’s Cup and Challenge Cup. The complex is often used for football and lacrosse events in addition to soccer.

Evansville Tennis Center

Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation 435-6141 • http://evansvillegov.org

5428 Davis Lant Drive, Evansville 812-401-6060 • http://evansvilletennis.net

This state-of-the-art new tennis center includes six climate-controlled indoor tennis courts, USTA regulation courts, a viewing platform, guest lounge, locker rooms and an aerobic warm-up zone. The Evansville Community Tennis Association was created in 2000 when the Evansville Tennis Patrons, an organization supporting junior tennis, and The Evansville Tennis Club formed a partnership to better serve the community and help grow tennis in the region. ETC members have access to private tennis coaching and cardio-tennis exercise classes, as well as the opportunity to play in leagues and tennis tournaments. The facility welcomes competitive and recreational players of all ages and offers a variety of membership programs as well as day passes for non-members.

Garvin Park Heidelbach Ave., Evansville 812-435-6141

Garvin Park is one of the city’s oldest parks and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Spanning 80 acres, the centerpiece is a large lake surrounded by a paved walkway. The park is a popular spot for community gatherings and features a swimming pool, tennis and basketball courts, and a children’s playground. A highlight in December is the Ritzy Fantasy of Lights, an annual event celebrating the holiday season.

Goebel Soccer Complex 6800 N. Green River Road, Evansville 812-435-2536 • evansvillegov.org

Featuring 10 Olympic-size fields, this state-of-the-art soccer facility offers three types of playing surfaces and six lighted fields. Home of the Evansville Soccer Club’s Veteran Invitational Soccer Tournament and the Southwest Indiana Soccer Association’s St Mary’s Classic tournament, the facility also was selected by Indiana Soccer to host preliminary rounds of the

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Golf: Municipal Courses The Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation oversees four municipal golf courses. Call for more information on golf outings, leagues and individual lessons from golf professionals. • Fendrich (1900 Diamond Ave.; 812-435-6070): An 18-hole, par-70 course featuring rolling hills and woodland. Facilities include a golf shop and restaurant. • Helfrich (1550 Mesker Park Drive; 812-435-6075): An 18-hole, par71 course with tree-lined fairways. Facilities include a golf shop and restaurant. • McDonald (2905 E. Morgan Ave.; 812-475-2578): A nine-hole, par-36 course with rolling greens. Facilities include a golf shop. • Wesselman (551 N. Boeke Road; 812-475-2579): An 18-hole, par-54 course that’s excellent for practicing your short game. Snack bar and club rentals available.

Holiday Drive-In 646 N. State Road 161, Rockport 812-649-2857 • www.holidaydrivein.com

Located three miles west of Rockport at the junction of 161 and 66 in Reo, this nostalgic drive-in opened in 1955. Featuring five screens showing double features, the drive-in has two snack bars with popular concessions. Open on weekends in spring and summer.

Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari 452 E. Christmas Blvd., Santa Claus 877-463-2645 • www.holidayworld.com

Founded in 1946, Holiday World was the nation’s first themed amusement park and has been rated as “America’s Best Value Amusement Park” by Consumer Digest. The Travel Channel proclaimed the Voyage ride the nation’s “most insane” wooden roller coaster, and TripAdvisor.com ranked


Splashin’ Safari the nation’s No. 1 water park. Featuring a variety of thrill rides, attractions for younger children and live entertainment, the park offers visitors a terrific value with perks like unlimited free soft drinks, free sunscreen, free WiFi, free parking and no extra charge for Splashin’ Safari admission. The park is open from May through October.

Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden 1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville 812-435-6143 • www.meskerparkzoo.com

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Founded in 1928 and situated on 50 acres in northwest Evansville, the Mesker Zoo & Botanic Garden is home to over 700 animals as well as thousands of diverse plants. Exhibits are grouped geographically into themed regions, including North America, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America. Amazonia, Forest of Riches, is a new indoor rainforest exhibit. On-site educational programs and activities allow visitors fun interaction with the animals and staff. The zoo is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 365 days a year.

Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage Evansville Parks Foundation 812-435-6141 • www.evansvilleparksfoundation.org

The Pigeon Creek Greenway Passage was designated a National Recreation Trail by the National Parks Service in 2004. Overlooking Pigeon Creek and the Ohio River and winding through the heart of Evansville, the greenway is a paved trail that connects neighborhoods, parks, business districts and nature areas. Popular with runners, dog walkers, hikers, bikers and skaters, the trail features storyboards depicting the history of the city. Phase Four, completed in 2012, extended the Greenway to 6.75 miles. Other greenway and bikeway projects to be constructed by 2016 will complete the 14-mile loop through the city and connect with the Newburgh Rivertown Trail at Angel Mounds State Historic Site.

Romain Stadium at Harrison High School 211 Fielding Road, Evansville 812-477-1046

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Companies. A 1969 graduate and a star athlete at the school, Romain and his family have been generous supporters of Harrison High School along with their many other charitable activities in the community. The stadium features synthetic turf, an eight-lane competition track, two box suites, electronic scoreboard and message center through donations by St. Mary’s, a press box, and seating for nearly 5,000. The complex also includes a wellness center with training room, weight room and locker rooms.

Swonder Ice Irena 209 N. Boeke Road, Evansville 812-479-0989 • www.swonder.evansville.net

Featuring two regulation-size rinks for figure skating and hockey, Swonder Ice Arena also offers a pro shop and fitness center. Free skating lessons are available for beginners. Group instruction is provided on a fee basis for adults and children, with a curriculum focused on teaching basic techniques of ice skating and fundamentals of hockey. Public skate sessions are offered seven days a week.

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Wesselman Woods Nature Preserve & Park 551 North Boeke Road, Evansville 479-0771 • www.wesselmannaturesociety.org

This natural woodland preserve is one of Indiana’s few remaining oldgrowth bottomland hardwood forests. Designated both a National Natural Landmark and a State Nature Preserve, it is the habitat for a diverse variety of species, including native mammals, reptiles, amphibians and birds. Visitors enjoy a variety of activities, including trails for hiking and bird watching, a nature center with educational exhibits, and a wildlife observation area. A $1.5 million expansion and renovation of the Education Building at Wesselman Woods, funded by the Wesselman Nature Society and the city of Evansville, provided additional space for research, conservation education and outdoor education/recreation. The latest addition, the Alcoa Raptor Wing, made possible by a generous grant from Alcoa, was completed in 2012. Home to nine birds of prey (a red-tailed hawk, a red-shouldered hawk, a turkey vulture, an American Kestrel, a barn owl, a screech owl, a great-horned owl and two barred owls), the state-of-theart facility includes an animal care and management room with space to exercise and train the birds.

812-488- 2237 • www.gopurpleaces.com

The University of Evansville (UE) competes in NCAA Division I, the highest level of collegiate athletics, and is a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, one of the most avidly followed athletic conferences in the Midwest. EU currently competes in 14 varsity sports at the Division I level, including baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball.

University of Southern Indiana Division II Athletics 812-464-1846 • http://gousieagles.com/

The University of Southern Indiana is a member of the NCAA Division II and the Great Lakes Valley Conference. With the goal of achieving national prominence in each varsity sport while helping students maintain academic excellence, USI sponsors 15 varsity intercollegiate sports and has claimed two national championships (men’s basketball, 1995, and baseball, 2010). Men’s and women’s cross country/track teams have won five individual national championships since 1997. USI athletes maintain an overall grade point average of 3.0, and the university offers scholarship opportunities in basketball, cross-country/track, golf, soccer, softball, baseball, tennis and volleyball.

NEW LIFE FOR ROBERTS STADIUM SITE With the demolition of Roberts Stadium in 2013, the city is moving forward with work to turn the former stadium site into green space that residents will be able to enjoy for years to come. Roberts Municipal Stadium, built in 1956, was closed in 2011 after the city’s $127 million Ford Center arena opened. According to Parks Director Denise Johnson, over 600 tons of material from the site has been recycled. Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke and the Board of Parks Commissioners are overseeing plans to convert the 37 acres at the former stadium site into green space and recreational opportunities for local residents. The park will be developed in phases. The mayor suggested naming the site Roberts Park to honor former Mayor H.O. “Hank” Roberts. The Wellborn Baptist Foundation provided a $150,000 planning grant for the project, and concepts are in the works. Proposed ideas include outdoor fitness areas for adults and children, hiking trails, picnic areas, a lake, and possibly a skateboard and bike park or a dog park.

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ARTWORK IN BICENTENNIAL PARK TO HONOR CHIEF JUSTICE SHEPARD A design competition, hosted by the inaugural class of the Leadership Development Academy (LDA) of the Indiana State Bar Association and the city of Evansville, will honor retired Chief Justice Randall Shepard with a permanent art structure at the city’s new Bicentennial Park. Undergraduate and graduate students at Indiana colleges and universities are competing in a design competition to have their project unveiled at the park on opening day, tentatively scheduled for July 4, 2013. The winning student will also receive a $2,000 scholarship. One of the submission criteria is that the project must be something interactive that will draw children and families to the park. “Erecting a unique piece of art at the site of the city of Evansville’s new Bicentennial Park is a befitting way to honor retired Chief Justice Shepard for his years of dedication to Indiana’s highest court and his support for historic preservation,” said Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke. “I commend the Indiana State Bar’s inaugural LDA class for spearheading the Shepard Public Art Competition and I look forward to seeing the preliminary designs.” A native of Evansville, Shepard served as chief justice of the Indiana Supreme Court from 1987 until his retirement in March 2012. The park art structure is not the first namesake project to honor the longest-serving chief justice in Indiana history. EVSC’s Randall T. Shepard Academy for Law and Social Justice at Harrison High School was launched in 2010 as a two-year program for juniors and seniors that prepares students for studies related to law, social justice and government policy. Additionally, in 2011 the Evansville Bar Association dedicated the Randall T. Shepard courtroom in the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse in his honor.

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EXPANDING HORIZONS ARTS, HISTORY & CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS

Arts Council of Southwest Indiana 318 Main St., Suite 101, Evansville 812-422-2111 • www.artswin.org

The Arts Council of Southwest Indiana promotes awareness of the arts, encourages public participation in the arts, and helps build strong arts organizations. The Council also supports local artists through a variety of exhibitions, workshops, grants, online directories, public events and more. Through the Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery, the Council encourages public participation in the arts and showcases a variety of regional artists through rotating exhibits.

Angel Mounds State Historic Site 8215 Pollack Ave., Evansville 812-853-3956 • www.angelmounds.org

Angel Mounds is one of the best-preserved prehistoric Native American sites in the country. In 1938 the Indiana Historical Society bought 412 acres with money donated by Eli Lilly. In 1946 the property was given to the state of Indiana, and in 1965 Indiana University was granted excavation rights along with the responsibility of housing any artifacts found at the site. The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites Corporation now manages and protects the Angel Mounds Historic Site. Friends of Angel Mounds, a

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local volunteer support group, provides fundraising support and volunteers for programs and events. Trails for walking and running are available with paid admission. The gift shop features unique Native-American crafts along with books, T-shirts and souvenirs, with proceeds used for preservation efforts. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.

Evansville African American Museum 579 S. Garvin St., Evansville 812-423-5188 • www.evansvilleaamuseum.org

A place for meeting, learning and discovery, the Evansville African American Museum is housed in the last remaining building of Lincoln Gardens, the second Federal Housing Project created under Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal in 1938. With a mission to collect, preserve and educate local residents and visitors about the history and traditions of African-American families, organizations and communities, the museum showcases local artists and presents traveling and permanent exhibits. It also hosts community events and educational programs and collaborates with other Evansville organizations to celebrate the contributions of African Americans. The gift shop features clothing, children’s toys, books, cards, office supplies and memorabilia.


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Cherry Street/SE Riverside Drive, Evansville 812-425-2406 • www.emuseum.org

Haynie’s Corner Art Festival, held at historic Haynie’s Corner in downtown Evansville, features food, music and a variety of art exhibits and demonstrations from more than 100 regional artists. The annual event, held the last Saturday in September, is sponsored by Funk in the City and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2012. A Spring Arts Festival, begun in 2010, is held in April.

One of Southwest Indiana’s most respected cultural venues, The Evansville Museum of Arts, History & Science boasts a permanent collection of more than 30,000 objects, including fine and decorative artwork, historic documents, and photographs, as well as natural history and anthropological artifacts. Recent additions include the Immersive Theater, featuring the latest in planetarium technology housed in a dramatic two-and-a-half-story glass pavilion, and Family Place, an interactive science center. Other new improvements include a center for history and science and a new classroom. The museum offers classes for adults and children, as well as an Artist-in-Residence program. A variety of special events throughout the year include Astronomy Day, Kids Art Fest, Chemistry Day and more.

812-575-9138 • www.funkinthecity.com

Evansville Philharmonic Main Office: 401 SE Sixth St., Suite.105, Evansville Victory Theater: 600 Main Street, Evansville 812-425-5050 • www.evansvillephilharmonic.org

Founded in 1934, the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra (EPO) is comprised of 80 musicians from many of the finest music schools in the country, including Indiana University and the University of Evansville. Performing at the magnificently restored Victory Theater, EPO is the largest arts institution in the Tri-State Area and provides high-quality programs under the direction of Alfred Savia. The multi-concert season from September to May includes the six-concert Classics series, the fiveconcert Pops series, six educational youth concerts, Handel’s Messiah by Candlelight, and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, performed in collaboration with the Evansville Ballet. In addition to a variety of classic and 20th-century compositions, audiences are treated to special performances by internationally known soloists and local artists, as well as concerts featuring unique solo instruments. Over the years EPO has featured soloists like Roger Williams, Judy Collins, Andre Watts, Itzhak Perlman and Frederica von Stade, among many others.

Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) 22 SE Fifth St., Evansville 812-464-2663 • www.cmoekids.org

Started by the Junior League of Evansville in 1990 as Hands On Discovery, today’s Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe) is the result of an extraordinary partnership among the city, businesses and the community. Offering over 18,000 square feet of galleries and exhibits, the museum is housed in the historic Art Deco building that was once the Downtown Central Library. Four main interactive galleries delight children with hand-on activities that inspire creativity and curiosity. Work Smart teaches skill development and encourages children to build and create. Live Big is a health-themed exhibit focusing on how the body works and how to make healthier

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choices. Moe the Duck is a 30-foot climbing structure that overlooks the Quack Factory. Other attractions include Speak Loud and the multimedia Freedom Gallery, where live performances are held. Welcoming more than 60,000 visitors annually, the museum also offers a variety of special events, children’s programs, field trips and other activities throughout the year.

Reitz Home Museum 224 SE First St., Evansville 812-426-1871 • www.reitzhome.com

Situated in the heart of downtown Evansville’s Historic Preservation District, The Reitz Home Museum is one of the country’s finest examples of French Second Empire architecture. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it is Evansville’s jewel of Victorian architecture and design. Built in 1871 by John Augustus Reitz, a lumber baron who lived in the home with his wife and five children until his death in 1891, the home is furnished with authentic period pieces, many belonging to the Reitz family. The opulently decorated mansion features tile and marble fireplaces, French gilt chandeliers, hand-painted ceilings, and beautiful stained glass window panels, among other luxurious décor. The Reitz Home has appeared nine times in Victorian Homes magazine and was featured on the HGTV program Homes of Our Heritage, American Tycoons. In 2003 the Reitz Home Museum received a commendation from the Victorian Society of America, and it has received numerous other awards and national recognition. The Carriage House, remodeled in the early 1900s, now houses the Visitor Center and Gift Shop. Tours are available Tuesday through Sunday.

USS LST Ship Memorial 840 LST Drive, Evansville 812-435-8678 • www.lstmemorial.org

Commissioned in February 1943, USS LST325 played an important role during World War II, participated in a number of training missions off the coasts of Africa and England, and served for 50 years after World War II, until being decommissioned in 1999. In October 2005, the historic amphibious vessel arrived at her new home in Evansville, where she was welcomed with a $3 million docking facility. Today the historic ship is open to the public for tours Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. The 45-minute guided tour includes the main deck, tank and mess decks, galley, aft of the ship, wheelhouse, and officer and captain’s cabins.

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Nearby Neighbors New Harmony New Harmony Business Associates www.newharmony.biz

Situated on the Wabash River 30 miles west of Evansville, this quaint town, founded in 1814 as a sanctuary for the Harmony Society and once home to social reformer Robert Owen, now delights visitors with its tree-lined streets, colorful gardens and historic architecture. Shoppers have a variety of specialty boutiques to choose from, including antiques, handcrafted jewelry, and unique clothing and furniture designs. The many art galleries in town showcase local and regional artists. Heritage Artisans Week and Kunstfest are two popular annual events. Live music, Equity Theater, historic tours and romantic inns are all part of the New Harmony experience. The Atheneum, home to the Visitor Center, is an award-winning architectural design by Richard Meier. The New Harmony Historic District features many restored Harmonist buildings along with structures from the Owenite community. Historic Newburgh Historic Newburgh Incorporated 812-853-2815 • www.historicnewburgh.org

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, downtown Newburgh is a quaint town near the scenic Ohio River. Visitors enjoy a variety of charming eateries, antique shops and specialty stores. Annual festivities include the Wine, Art & Jazz Festival; Ghost Walks; the Newburgh Fireworks Celebration; and Holiday House Tours, a seasonal event that brings over 20,000 people to the area each year.

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ABOUT THE CHAMBER WHAT’S ON TAP

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ncorporated in 1936, The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana is a nonprofit membership organization that serves as the collective voice of the regional business community. To serve its nearly 1,500 member businesses, the Chamber proudly hosts dynamic programs and services, including the Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance, and Young Professionals Network. Through public policy, small business services, and member engagement initiatives, the organization fosters an innovative regional business community that excels in the global marketplace. For more information, visit www.ccswin.com or call (812) 425-8147.

SIGNATURE EVENTS ATHENA Awards Luncheon The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana hosts the ATHENA Award Luncheon annually to honor women in the TriState area who demonstrate leadership, professional excellence, and outstanding community service. Since the Chamber began presenting the humbling award in the early ’90s, hundreds of local women have been nominated, hundreds of local women have been selected as finalists, and just 22 have been named as ATHENA Award recipients. Three students from local universities (USI, UE, and Ivy Tech Community College–Southwest) are carefully selected by their school and are each awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

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Lunch with the Governor The Governor of Indiana is warmly welcomed to the Southwest Indiana regional business community for Lunch with the Governor, an annual Signature Event of The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana. Attendees enjoy a presentation about Indiana’s initiatives for economic development and business growth.

Lunch with the Mayor The Mayor of the City of Evansville joins The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana for Lunch with the Mayor. Event attendees are updated on the city’s ongoing and upcoming projects and initiatives that improve the quality of place for Evansville and the entire Southwest Indiana regional business community.


Golf Classic for Cultivating Commerce Each spring, The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana hosts one of the largest, most business-friendly golf outings in the Tri-State region. On average, nearly 200 golfers from more than 50 businesses hit the links to participate in the day-long event.

Tri-State Business EXPO The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana hosts the TriState Business EXPO annually to highlight the economic power of the regional business community. More than 100 exhibitors showcase their businesses to nearly 1,000 attendees at the oneday event. Exhibitors have the exclusive opportunity to engage with members of the regional business community at the Tri-State Business EXPO.

Small Business Awards Brunch The Chamber hosts its annual Small Business Awards Brunch to celebrate the local small businesses, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit organizations for the impact they make on the Southwest Indiana regional business community.

Annual Meeting & Dinner The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana hosts its Annual Meeting & Dinner to share progress updates on special initiatives and projects that have been a priority during the past fiscal year. Attendees get a first-hand glimpse of future projects and initiatives while enjoying a plated dinner and presentation from a keynote speaker. The Chamber presents three annual awards at the event: the Norman P. Wagner Business of the Year; the Richard A. Schlottman Business Person of the Year; and the Volunteer of the Year.

Report to the Posey County Business Community At the annual Report to the Posey County Business Community, guests enjoy the presentation of the Keynote Speaker and key industry updates from businesses located in Posey County.

CHAMBER PROGRAMS & INITIATIVES

Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance (TSMA) The Tri-State Manufacturers’ Alliance (TSMA) is a group of manufacturers and their support network from the regional business community. The mission of the program is to create a vibrant and attractive manufacturing environment that results in improved revenue and profitability as well as an increase in employment for manufacturers in the Tri-State area. TSMA continually works to fulfill its mission by engaging managers and executives from area manufacturing companies in plant tours, quarterly events, peer group discussions, networking sessions, best practice sharing, and other activities.

Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) The Southwest Indiana Small Business Development Center, one of 10 centers in Indiana, serves an eight-county region by providing one-on-one business counseling at no cost to clients at every stage of maturity. The Southwest ISBDC has helped hundreds of businesses improve their bottom line and overall business strategy by connecting clients with business advisors in the areas of buying or launching a business, securing capital, preparing financial projections, and conducting market research. In addition to providing FREE business advising and counseling services, the Southwest ISBDC hosts numerous training seminars at little or no cost. Seminar topics explore important functions of business, including marketing and social media, business law (and issues affecting small businesses), human resources, accounting, and business development.

Young Professionals Network (YPN) A program of The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana, YPN is dedicated to serving young professionals in Southwest Indiana by providing opportunities for professional development, civic and community involvement, and professional networking. The program is committed to broadening young professionals’ scope of influence, developing both personal and professional skills, and engaging them in the regional business community through bi-monthly membership meetings, social events, and philanthropic or community projects.

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GET CONNECTED NUMBERS TO KNOW

All area codes are 812 unless otherwise noted.

POSEY COUNTY Posey County Courthouse 126 E. 3rd Street, Mount Vernon, IN 47620-0745 www.southwestindiana.org/rr_posey_county

Government Offices Posey County Animal Control.............................................. 838-1358 Area Plan Commission................................... 838-1323 Assessor....................................................... 838-1309 Auditor......................................................... 838-1300 Building Commissioner.................................. 838-1324 Commissioners Office.................................... 838-1311 County Clerk................................................. 838-1306 Election Office.............................................. 838-1339 Health Department........................................ 838-1328 Highway Department..................................... 838-1334 Police & Fire................................................. 838-1320 Recorder....................................................... 838-1314 Soil & Water................................................. 838-4191 Surveyor....................................................... 838-1340 Treasurer...................................................... 838-1316 Black Township Assessor....................................................... 838-1342 Cynthiana Fire.............................................................. 845-2584 Police........................................................... 845-3385 Town Hall...................................................... 845-2924

German Township Water.................................... 963-6403 Insight Communications.................................. 422-1167 Mt. Vernon Wastewater Department.................... 838-3396 Mt. Vernon Water Department............................ 838-2136 Poseyville Gas/Water/Sewage............................ 874-2212 Sprint.............................................................. 467-0335 TDS Telecom.................................................... 874-2255 Vectren Energy Delivery.................................... 491-4000 WIN Energy REMC..................................... 800-882-5140 WOW Internet/Cable........................................ 437-0345

Schools MSD Mt. Vernon................................................ 838-4471 MSD North Posey County.................................. 874-2243

SPENCER COUNTY Spencer County Courthouse 200 Main Street, Rockport, IN 47635 http://spencercounty.in.gov

Government Offices Assessor.......................................................... 649-6004 Auditor............................................................ 649-6004 Emergency Management.................................. 649-6020

Perry-Spencer Rural Telephone .................. 800-511-4899 Reo Water, Inc.................................................. 649-4901 Saint Meinrad Utilities....................................... 357-5080 Santa Claus Wastewater Treatment.................... 544-2106

Schools North Spencer School Corporation..................... 937-2400 South Spencer School Corporation.................... 649-2591

VANDERBURGH COUNTY & CITY OF EVANSVILLE Civic Center Complex

Health Department........................................... 649-4441

One N.W. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Evansville, IN 47708-1833 www.vanderburghgov.org • www.evansvillegov.org

Fire (Rockport)................................................. 649-2286 Highway Department........................................ 362-8331

Switchboard..................................................... 435-5000

Griffin Fire.............................................................. 851-5611 Treasurer...................................................... 851-5228

Plan Commission/Building Inspection................ 649-6010

TDD Hearing Impaired....................................... 436-4925

Police (Rockport).............................................. 649-2242

Government Offices

Mt. Vernon Building Commissioner.................................. 838-5576 Clerk-Treasurer.............................................. 838-3317 City Hall Annex.............................................. 838-5576 Fire Department............................................ 838-3447 Mayor........................................................... 838-5576 Parks & Recreation........................................ 838-3691 Police Department......................................... 838-8705 Public Works................................................. 838-5576 Street Department ........................................ 838-2352 Wastewater Department................................. 838-3396 Water Department......................................... 838-2136

Sheriff............................................................. 649-2286

New Harmony Police........................................................... 682-4846 Town Hall...................................................... 682-4109 Poseyville Marshal........................................................ 874-3518 Town Hall...................................................... 874-2211 Treasurer...................................................... 874-1401 Utilities......................................................... 874-2212

Utilities AT&T........................................................ 800-288-2747 Duke Energy............................................. 800-521-2232 Evansville Water & Sewer.................................. 436-7846

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Recorder........................................ 649-6013 / 649-6014 Solid Waste Management................................. 362-7401 Surveyor.......................................................... 649-6016 Township Trustees Carter........................................................... 937-2548 Clay............................................................. 544-2762 Grass........................................................... 362-7498 Hammond..................................................... 649-4888 Harrison....................................................... 357-7980 Huff.............................................................. 529-8250 Jackson........................................................ 362-7781 Luce............................................................. 359-5359 Ohio............................................................. 649-2735

Area Plan Commission...................................... 435-5226 Burdette Park................................................... 435-5602 The Centre....................................................... 435-5550 City-County Building Commission...................... 436-7881 City-County Human Relations Commission......... 436-4927 City-County Joint Central Dispatch..................... 426-7325 City-County Levee Authority............................... 435-6137 City-County Purchasing Department................... 436-4961 City-County Weights & Measures....................... 435-5745 Emergency Management Agency (EMA)............. 435-6020 Evansville Animal Control.................................. 435-6015

Voter Registration/Elections............................... 649-6017

Evansville City Cemeteries Oak Hill........................................................ 435-6045 Locust Hill..................................................... 435-6040

Utilities

Evansville City Controller/Finance Department.... 436-4919

Veterans Services............................................. 649-6031

Evansville City Clerk.......................................... 436-4992

Cinergy Communications.................................. 359-4285

Evansville City Council...................................... 436-4995

Community Natural Gas.................................... 937-2376

Evansville City Engineer.................................... 436-4990

Gentryville Water Utility..................................... 937-2407

Evansville Department of Administrative Services.................................. 436-4934

Lin Gas, Inc...................................................... 937-2137 Ohio Valley Gas................................................ 547-2397 Perry Spencer Communications.................. 800-511-4899

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana

Evansville Department of Metropolitan Development (DMD)................... 436-7823


Evansville Department of Parks & Recreation...... 435-6141 Evansville Department of Transportation and Services........................... 436-4988 Evansville Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)................................. 435-6145 Evansville Fire Department................................ 435-6235 Evansville Law Department................................ 402-1600 Evansville Mayor’s Office................................... 436-4962 Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization.... 436-7833 Evansville Police Department............................ 436-7956 Evansville Street Maintenance Department......... 435-6000 Evansville Traffic Engineering Department........... 435-6003 Evansville Water & Sewer Utility......................... 436-7846 Legal Aid Society.............................................. 435-5173 Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden.................... 435-6143 Metropolitan Evansville Transit Systems (METS)......................................................... 435-6166 METS TDD Hearing Impaired........................... 435-6172

WARRICK COUNTY Warrick County Administrative Offices

Highway Department........................................ 897-6126 Parks and Recreation........................................ 897-6200 Prosecutor....................................................... 897-6199

One County Square Booneville, IN 47601 www.warrickcounty.gov

Purchasing...................................................... 897-8622

Government Offices

Treasurer......................................................... 897-6166

Animal Control................................................. 897-6107

Veterans Affairs................................................ 897-6177

Area Plan Commission...................................... 897-6190

Utilities

Assessor.......................................................... 897-6125 Auditor............................................................ 897-6110 Building Commission........................................ 897-6188 Circuit Court.................................................... 897-6130 Clerk............................................................... 897-6160 Commissioners................................................ 897-6120 County Council................................................ 897-6202 Disposal Center................................................ 897-6155

Recorder.......................................................... 897-6165 Sheriff............................................................. 897-6180

AT&T........................................................ 800-288-2747 Indiana American Water............................ 800-492-8373 Insight Communications................................... 422-1167 Solid Waste Management................................. 897-6210 Sprint.............................................................. 467-0335 TDS Telecom.................................................... 874-2255 Vectren Energy Delivery............................. 800-491-4000 WOW Internet/Cable......................................... 437-0345

Public Safety, Board of...................................... 436-7897

Economic Development.................................... 858-3555

Sustainability, Energy and Environmental Quality, Department of............. 435-6145

Emergency Management.................................. 897-6178

Schools

Health Department........................................... 897-6105

Warrick County School Corporation.................... 897-0400

Vanderburgh County Assessor........................... 435-5267 Vanderburgh County Auditor.............................. 435-5293 Vanderburgh County Circuit Court...................... 435-5192 Vanderburgh County Clerk................................. 435-5160 Vanderburgh County Commissioners.................. 435-5241 Vanderburgh County Coroner............................ 435-5730 Vanderburgh County Council............................. 435-5791 Vanderburgh County Engineer........................... 435-5773 Vanderburgh County Health Department............. 436-4925 Vanderburgh County Highway Department.......... 435-5777 Vanderburgh County Prosecutor’s Office Child Support Division................................... 435-5326 Criminal Division........................................... 435-5150 TDD Hearing Impaired.................................... 436-4925 Vanderburgh County Public Defender’s Agency... 435-5900 Vanderburgh County Recorder........................... 435-5215 Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office................... 421-6203 Vanderburgh County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD)............ 867-0729 Vanderburgh County Solid Waste Management... 436-7800 Vanderburgh County Surveyor............................ 435-5210 Vanderburgh County Treasurer........................... 435-5248 Vanderburgh County Veterans Services............... 435-5239 TDD Hearing Impaired.................................... 436-4925 Vanderburgh County Voters Registration............. 435-5222

Utilities Darmstadt Sewer Utility..................................... 963-6760 DirecTV..................................................... 888-777-2454 Evansville Water & Sewer.................................. 436-7846 Insight Communications................................... 422-1167 Midwest Telecom.............................................. 421-0111 SIT-CO...................................................... 877-805-7409 Sprint.............................................................. 467-0335 TDS Telecom.................................................... 874-2255 Vanderburgh County Solid Waste Management... 436-7800 Vectren Energy Delivery............................. 800-227-1376 Verizon..................................................... 800-922-0204 WOW Internet/Cable......................................... 437-0345

Schools Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation........ 435-8453

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PREFERRED BUSINESS LISTINGS THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

ACCOUNTANTS

AUTOMOBILE DEALERS

DENTISTRY

John Friend & Company, P.C. CPA and C&FFG 2916 E. Morgan Avenue Evansville, IN 47711 (812) 473-3388 www.johnfriendandco.com

313 SE 1st Street Evansville, IN 47713-1003 (812) 423-0300 jsorrells@rineyhancock.com www.rineyhancock.com

Riney Hancock CPAs provides traditional accounting, tax, audit and assurance services, as well as financial consulting, comprehensive tax planning, litigation support, valuations and medical/dental practice management.

ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING

1324 N. Fares Avenue Evansville, IN 47711 (812) 422-3271 gninterieors@sigecom.net www.gallagherniemeier.com

Kenny Kent Chevrolet Co., Inc. 4600 Division Street Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 477-4600 www.kennykentchevrolet.com

Riney Hancock CPA’s PSC

Kenny Kent Chevrolet treats the needs of each customer with paramount concern. We know that you have high expectations, and as a car dealer we enjoy the challenge of exceeding those standards. Allow us to demonstrate our commitment to excellence!

AUTOMOTIVE - DEALERSHIP/REPAIR

6231 E. Columbia Street Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 476-9281 info@columbiafamilydental.net www.columbiafamilydental.net

• Design with you in mind • Residential and contract • Specializing in custom window treatments, bedding and upholstery • Fabric and color selections • Wall coverings • Furniture, accessories, space planning, decorative painting

We pride ourselves in making your experience enjoyable and comfortable while providing you with outstanding service. New patients are welcome, and emergencies are seen immediately. Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Felts Lock & Alarm Co., Inc.

Columbia Family Dental Center

ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING 7720 E Division Street Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 471-3673 fax (812) 491-0678 bfowler@superfordstore.com www.superfordstore.com

ATTORNEYS

Cultural Resource Analyst, Inc. 201 NW 4th Street, Suite 204 Evansville, IN 47708 (812) 253-3009 www.crai-ky.com

CRA is a full-service cultural resource management firm staffed with experienced archeologists and historians. Services include: archeology, architectural history, research, compliance consulting and geophysical survey.

FINANCIAL ADVISORS

AUTOMATION & CONTROL ECS Solutions, Inc.

10335 Hedden Road Evansville, IN 47725 (812) 867-5959 fax (812) 867-5993 tim@jbiconst.com or kristi@jbiconst.com www.jbiconcrete.com

Heavy Highway Concrete Union Contractor specialized in various concrete such as Slip Form Concrete Paving, Curbs and Gutters, Barrier Walls, and Modular Block Walls.

PPG Architectural Coatings 306 N. 7th Avenue Evansville, IN 47710 (812) 424-4774 john.obryan@ppg.com

PPG Architectural Coatings offers a variety of protective paints and coatings for commercial and industrial facilities. Our top-quality products are supported by an experienced staff highly respected in the industry. www.ppgpro.com

2616 Kotter Avenue Evansville, IN 47715-8507 (812) 479-5170 Tim.Matheny@ECSSolutions.com www.ECSSolutions.com

We have helped fellow professionals solve a wide variety of production problems for 35+ years. Our patentpending software, S88 Builder, allows us to deliver complete process control solutions better, faster and cheaper.

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401 S.E. 6th Street Evansville, IN 47713 (812) 760-1811 shawn.collins@theextendgroup.com www.theextendgroup.com

MEETING SERVICES

JBI Construction, Inc.

Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP

Rudolph, Fine, Porter & Johnson, LLP, is a full-service law firm with attorneys specializing in Estate Planning, Corporate & Business Law, Commercial & Civil Litigation, Mediation & Arbitration Services, and Real Estate Law.

The Extend Group

We develop ideas that move your objectives forward.

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIAL-COMMERCIAL-RESIDENTIAL P.O. Box 1507 Evansville, IN 47706 (812) 422-9444 www.rfpj.com

P.O. Box 5707 4000 E. Indiana Street Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 473-4000

MARKETING CONSULTANTS

The Estopinal Group

TEG is a creative team of passionate, engaged professionals committed to planning and designing facilities that improve life.

LOCKSMITHS

Town & Country Ford, Inc.

CONSTRUCTION

117 SE Fourth Street Evansville, IN 47708 (812) 425-3600 fax (812) 425-3636 jahartz@teg123.com www.teg123.com

INTERIOR DESIGNERS Gallagher-Niemeier Interiors

The Chamber of Commerce of Southwest Indiana

Cash Waggner & Associates 332 Third Avenue, Suite 13 Jasper, IN 47546 (812) 634-5015 fax (812) 634-5017 www.cashwaggner.com

• General Engineering Consulting • Wastewater, Storm Water Collection & Management Systems • Land Development • Zoning Compliance & Appeal Requests • Site Planning & Layout Services for Residential, Commercial, Industrial & Municipal • Land Surveying • ALTA/ACSM Land Title • Topographic • Boundary Surveys • 3D Model & GPS Control • Construction Staking

HEATING & COOLING

Thermal Equipment Sales 2750 N. Burkhardt Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 598-3403 (fax) (270) 898-4227 www.thermaleq.com

TES strives to be the most responsive and technically accurate HVAC equipment supplier in the region. We place our customers’ needs, sound engineering practices, and technical competence at the top of our list.

Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau 401 SE Riverside Drive Evansville, IN 47713 (812) 421-2200 bwarren@evansvillecvb.org www.visitevansville.com

The Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official marketing organization for Evansville and Vanderburgh County. We promote the destination as a premier location for leisure, business and group travel.

NON-PROFIT

Susan G. Komen for the Cure E. A. Greater Evansville Affiliate 4424 Vogel Road, Suite 205 Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 962-2202 fax (812) 962-2204 www.komenevansville.org

Raising funds to provide education programs, mammograms, diagnostic testing and treatment of breast cancer for those uninsured or underinsured within the tri-state area. 25% is used to fund research. 


PAINTING - RETAIL

SECURITY - GUARDS / PRODUCTS

Dan’s Competition

PPG Architectural Coatings 306 N. 7th Avenue Evansville, IN 47710 (812) 424-4774 john.obryan@ppg.com

PPG Porter Paints provides the right paint for your home or office. Check-put PPG Voice of Color for the color that is right for you. www.ppgpro.com

Crescent City Security, Inc. P.O. Box 144 Evansville, IN 47701-0144 (812) 426-2603 fax (812) 426-6873

Crescent City Security, Inc., provides commercial, medical and industrial security and patrol services.

Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. Honey Baked Ham & Café 1446 N. Green River Road Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 471-2940 hbhevansville@aol.com

445 Cross Pointe Boulevard, Suite 130 Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 477-8295 www.securitasinc.com

Security is our core business, and we are uniquely positioned to offer customized security services to meet the specific needs of any organization.

C.H. Robinson

5155 Rosebud Lane Newburgh, IN 47630 (888) 257-6617 fax (812) 842-0001 thomas.burkhardt@chrobinson.com www.chrobinson.com

Our stores carry bikes for all ages: road, mountain, comfort and BMX. Largest selection of parts, accessories and apparel in the the tri-state. We service ALL brands, with most service work completed in 24 to 48 hours.

CH Robinson was established in 1905, and as a collaborative third-party transportation and logistics provider we assist our customers in creating efficiencies for shipments of goods from door to destination.

1412 S. Green River Road Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 477-8828 fax (812) 477-8989 mwhite@danscomp.com www.gillesfitness.com

5504 Foundation Drive Evansville, IN 47725 (812) 868-8012 michael.roberts@grahampackaging.com www.grahampackaging.com

TRANSPORTATION

1 Competition Way Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 (812) 838-2000 mwhite@danscomp.com www.danscompshowroom.com

Gilles Cycling

PLASTIC MANUFACTURERS Graham Packaging Company

RESTAURANTS

SPORTING GOODS

Dan’s Comp is pleased to announce that we have expanded our retail presence to Evansville with the purchase of Gilles Cycling in November 2012. Between the stores, we now have 95 years of experience serving the tri-state.

UNIFORM & FLOOR MAT SALES & SERVICE Cintas Uniform Corp.

7233 Enterprise Park Drive Evansville, IN 47715 (812) 228-8155 www.cintas.com

TIRE DEALERS Best One Tire and Service

1328 E. Fourth Street Mt. Vernon, IN 47620 (812) 838-6551 sitmv@sbcglobal.net

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