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Making Our Corner of the World an Even Better Place

Making Our Corner of the World an Even Better Place

2018 Focus Groups! We sat down with 10 groups of young professionals (77 total participants) to chat about how we could make our corner of the world an even better place. Here is what we found.

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: focus groups, young professional feedback, report findings, quality of place

Self.e Alley—What are we up to now?

Self.e Alley—What are we up to now?

It's true. We created an alley for selfies. But more than an alley for over-sharers (we're kidding...kind of), Self.e Alley at 318 Main is about celebrating our community, creating conversations, increasing our city's walkability, and connecting with the 'e is for everyone' regional brand.

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: self.e alley, selfie, evansville, alley activation, mural, evansville mural, innovation pointe

Girlfriends’ Getaway Inspires Local Chef to Cook Up a New Venture

Girlfriends’ Getaway Inspires Local Chef to Cook Up a New Venture

“I get by with a little help from my friends” should be Cheryl Mochau’s theme song. The personal chef was inspired to start her business, Food Tours, after a girlfriends’ getaway to Saint Louis with her bff. Feeling in need of a pick me up, Cheryl invited her friend to take a road trip to break out of a cooking rut. They walked “The Hill” district, stopping in authentic Italian bakeries and restaurants along the way, sharing entrees on a self-made walking tour. Mochau and her gal pal had so much fun they repeated the adventure in Franklin and Nashville, TN and Louisville, KY. And thus, the inspiration for Food Tours of Evansville was born.

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Posted in: Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: evansville culinary tours, evansville foodie, food tours, explore evansville

Work Ethic Certificate for EVSC Students

Work Ethic Certificate for EVSC Students

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation understands that tomorrow's employees are today's students, and that's why they encourage all students to sign up for the Governor's Work Ethic Certificate program. Watch this video with Governor Holcomb, Mayor Winnecke, and Superintendent Smith to learn more about how the EVSC is helping students get to the #NextLevel.

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: evsc, education, work ethic certificate, tomorrow's workforce

Move over San Fran, Austin & NYC! Affordable Cities (Like Evansville!) Are Coming Out on Top

Move over San Fran, Austin & NYC! Affordable Cities (Like Evansville!) Are Coming Out on Top

The data team at realtor.com has located the housing markets where millennials (age 22 to 36) make up the largest share of home buyers, and our home sweet home made the list!

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: millennial buyers, quality of place, affordable evansville, real estate

Evansville is the Perfect Size to Start a Business

Evansville is the Perfect Size to Start a Business

“Evansville is the perfect size. You can do what you want to do, test out the market, take risks and explore options,” says Mary.  “It’s the kind of town where you can make a difference.”

Read about Mary's startup success in Evansville and her advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: sixth street soapery, evansville pedicab, evansville startup, renaissance, good clean fun

TED: Trolley of Evansville Districts

TED: Trolley of Evansville Districts

Place Matters. The hardwork behind TED is a collaborative effort between the Growth Alliance and the Franklin Street Events Association; bringing a much-needed piece of connectivity to support the vibrant and growing districts of Evansville. 

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Posted in: Quality of Place | Tags: evansville trolley, ted trolley, cultural districts, transportation, downtown evansville, trolley of evansville districts

Coming Together for Growth

Coming Together for Growth

Growth Alliance President, Ellen Horan and Marketing Communication Manager, Abby Elpers were recently asked by a business publication to participate in an interview regarding the growth and momentum of Greater Evansville. Take a peek at the publication to see how our community shines.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Innovation Ecosystem , Quality of Place | Tags: innovation pointe, renaissance, momentum, development, evansville buzz

Evansville, your Uber has Arrived!

Evansville, your Uber has Arrived!

Download the Uber app to request a safe, reliable, and affordable ride whenever and wherever you are! Better yet, you can enjoy your first 2 rides (up to $10) on Uber with promo code EVANSVILLE.

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: uber evansville, drive with uber, uber launches in evansville

We’re UBER Excited!

We’re UBER Excited!

Connectivity frustrations among millennials leads to the launch of UberX! This new transportation option in Evansville is sure to bring a wealth of new economic opportunities as we transition from being a big little city to becoming a little big city. Jump on the Uber bandwagon!

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Posted in: Business Success Stories, Evansville Entrepreneurs , Quality of Place | Tags: uber evansville, drive with uber

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