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Wild Brew Yonder

With Tailspin Ale Fest, Tisha Gainey’s long voyage finally came in for a landing at Bowman Field – after, shall we say, a number of hops. BY STEVE KAUFMAN | PHOTOS BY TONY BENNETT  Tisha Gainey’s career has often taken the form of one of those Warner Bros. cartoon characters who steps off the side…Read More

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Biz Spotlight | Rookie’s Cookies

For almost 80 years, Rookie’s Cookies & Cakes has been serving the Southern Indiana community delicious cookies, pastries and cakes.  The neighborhood bakery opened Sept. 19, 1939, in downtown New Albany and quickly became known for their melt-in-your-mouth butter cookies. Once known as the Little Flower Butter Wafer, the sweet treats are still made and…Read More

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Business Spotlight | German American’s Clay W. Ewing Elected 2018 Chairman of Indiana Bankers Association

German American’s Clay W. Ewing Elected 2018 Chairman of Indiana Bankers Association Clay W. Ewing, president, chief banking officer and secretary to the board of directors of German American Bancorp Inc., Jasper, has been elected 2018 chairman of the board of directors of the Indiana Bankers Association (IBA). He currently serves the IBA as first…Read More

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Maker13: A Community Workshop

Dream.Design.Build Story and Photos by JD Dotson I was first introduced to the idea of Maker13 by the owners in a tent at Harvest Homecoming 2015. I bought some small, laser-cut wood pieces to use in my jewelry making and picked up a brochure about the Maker Mobile and a future “makerspace,” a place where…Read More

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The Family Guy

Brad Estes’ home life is all about family. So is his work life. By Steve Kaufman | Photos by David Harrison Neace Ventures is a Kentuckiana-based private equity management company with a diverse set of holdings. As with many venture capitalists, the activity can be frenzied and the pace quick. Before starting the company in 2003,…Read More

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Virtual Reality Goes to School

Purdue Polytechnic has installed a phone booth in its New Albany campus building that dials up the future of experiential technology By Steve Kaufman | Photos by Danny Alexander A project by two Purdue Polytechnic Institute New Albany professors to harness virtual reality (VR) as a teaching tool has turned into a compelling attraction in…Read More

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Our Advertising Partners in the News

German American Bank Announces $20,000 Gift to Community Montessori German American Bank has given a donation of $20,000 to support Community Montessori Public Charter’s expansion project, “Casa dei Curiosity,” to construct a building addition. The building will allow the school to host large group presentations in a facility designed for this purpose, including theater productions,…Read More

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GERMAN AMERICAN BANK: THRIVING, GROWING, EXPANDING

Pictured: MARK SCHROEDER, German American Bank chairman and CEO By Steve Kaufman | Photos by John Sodrel IN MARCH, GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP, HEADQUARTERED IN JASPER, IND., COMPLETED THE ACQUISITION OF RIVER VALLEY FINANCIAL, A BANKING ORGANIZATION WITH FIVE BRANCHES AND $500 MILLION IN ASSETS, BASED IN MADISON, IND. In March, German American Bancorp, headquartered in…Read More