B-Blog: Manufacturing Bootcamp a Unique Opportunity for Educators

Alcoa Foundation Teachers’ Manufacturing Bootcamp a Unique Opportunity for Educators For 28 middle and high school teachers and counselors throughout Southwest Indiana, summer break called for a different kind of vacation—bootcamp. Alcoa Foundation Teachers’ Manufacturing Bootcamp kicked off on June 15 and included eight full days of rotations between Alcoa, Berry Plastics, SABIC and Toyota. …

Atlas, University of Southern Indiana Among Award Recipients

Chamber Celebrates 2015 Award Recipients Evansville-based Atlas World Group, Inc. today was named 2015 Norman P. Wagner Business of the Year by the Southwest Indiana Chamber at its Annual Meeting & Dinner. Atlas World Group, Inc., the parent company of Atlas Van Lines, was founded in 1948 and today is one of the largest private …

B-Blog: Shoe Carnival’s Hometown Roots

Shoe Carnival: Hometown Store turned Nationally Recognized Retailer Shoe Carnival began in Evansville, Indiana in 1978 as a result of the creativity and entrepreneurship of a then local shoe salesman, David Russell. His ingenuity and personality carried the shoe store from its small flagship store “Shoe Biz” into the publicly traded, leading family channel footwear …

B-Blog: Anchor Across the Globe

Anchor Across the Globe Few people in Evansville may be familiar with Anchor Industries, yet Anchor products, from tents to fabricshade structures to forest fire shelters, have reached every continent on the globe throughout the company’s 123-year history. Today, Anchor is a fourth-generation business that has been headquartered in Evansville since its founding in 1892. …

B-Blog: Sterling Square Reflects Past, Present, Future

Brewing Up a Rich History: Sterling Square a Reflection of Past, Present, and Future As with so many revived habitats and hangouts in our region, Sterling Square, an in-the-works development near the intersection of Fulton Avenue and Lloyd Expressway, boasts a long life and compelling story. Time travel back to 1880 when Sterling Brewery, then …

B-Blog: Haynie’s Corner Springs to Life

Haynie’s Corner Springs to Life Uniquely Positioned to Thrive Haynie’s Corner is located a short walk from historic homes, charming apartments, the Evansville Museum, and the future home of both the new medical education and research campus and a new DoubleTree by Hilton convention hotel. Once within the Arts District, you feel the area’s history …

B-Blog: Vectren Program Helps Small Businesses

Vectren Small Business Program Can Help Save Energy, Money Vectren Energy Delivery’s Small Business Energy Solutions can help customers’ small businesses save energy and money with its easy, energy-saving solutions created to fit specific and unique needs. SBES is one of several programs offered by Vectren for most Evansville-area small businesses such as grocery, convenience, …

Chamber Names Posey County Award Recipients

Chamber Names Posey County Award Recipients At our annual Report to the Posey County Business Community event on April 7, the event commenced with a keynote presentation by Ivy Tech Community College Southwest Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel, followed by the annual Posey County Awards celebration. Posey County Business of the Year SABIC Innovative Plastics was recognized …

Parri Black Named 2015 ATHENA Award® Recipient

Parri Black Named 2015 ATHENA Award® Recipient Parri Black, president and chief executive officer of Youth First, Inc., today was recognized as recipient of the 2015 ATHENA Award®, presented by the Southwest Indiana Chamber in partnership with A Network of Evansville Women (ANEW). A native of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Black graduated from Northwestern University and began …