Extol Cover Stories

“What I have found is the true meaning of what love is in every aspect of my life: I love more today.”

Free at Last | Paul Kiger

Local real estate guru Paul Kiger was a force of nature, a whirlwind of energy. But much of that was focused on running from demons, until he came clean and focused on himself. To the outside world, the trajectory of Paul Kiger’s life has resembled the bar chart of a great annual report – a…Read More


Restoring Hope

Nonprofit provides sight and more to Third World countries By Laura Ross Photos by Christian Watson and courtesy of Dr. Ali Haider   “This is an inexpensive procedure of about $25 an eye that can give sight and is not available to most individuals in Africa, South America, Asia and other places. That’s why I…Read More


Business 101 | Case Belcher

Case Belcher Owner Four Barrel CrossFit   “It’s easy to get stuck in a rut and to move along with business as usual, but you’ll soon be forgotten if you cease to innovate and improve.”   In terms of growth and economic development, where would you like to see Southern Indiana in 10 years? Continuing…Read More


Business 101 | Cheryl “Cricket” Koetter

Cheryl “Cricket” Koetter Owner/Operator Cricket’s Cafe   Boards, volunteer or community work: I’ve volunteered in many platforms, but most recently, I’m the founder of the Bryson A. Melton Forward Foundation, which is dedicated to helping families in financial need after experiencing medical emergencies or tragic circumstances; chaired several Our Lady of Perpetual Help fundraisers; raised…Read More


Business 101 | Eileen Yanoviak, Ph.D

Eileen Yanoviak, Ph.D. Director Carnegie Center for Art and History   Boards, volunteer or community work: My life is dedicated to non-profit community work every day! I also serve on the Board of the Southeastern College Art Conference; Generation WOW Mentor; former Big Brothers Big Sisters Arts Workplace Mentor.   In terms of growth and…Read More


Business 101 | Stefanie Griffith

Stefanie Griffith Co-owner* Strandz Salon & Threadz Boutique *I am part-owner of Strandz & Threadz with my two sisters, Stacy Tunnell and Julie Young   Boards, volunteer or community work: I currently serve on SoIN Tourism Board, 1si Ambassador, Champion Connector and Chair of 1si SoIN to Weddings group, Falls of the Ohio Leadership Council,…Read More


Business 101 | Scott Neumann

Scott Neumann Owner 502 Video Post   “In 10 years, I know that the business development in Southern Indiana will be a showcase of diverse business and creative talent in our state.”   Boards, volunteer or community work: Jan. 2007 – 2014, National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician and Sergeant at various Fire Departments; Pleasant…Read More


Business 101 | Linda Speed

Linda Speed President & CEO Community Foundation of Southern Indiana   “I would like to see this area align all its resources to reach our potential for being one of the best places in America to live, work and play.”   Boards, volunteer or community work:     I serve on the boards of the Center for…Read More


Business 101 | Alan Muncy

Alan Muncy President/Founder Arc   “I always focus on what’s in front of me that I can control and not the things in the past that I cannot.”   Boards, volunteer or community work:      See the arc “Philanthropy” link on our website, to.gowitharc.com/charity.   In terms of growth and economic development, where would you like…Read More


Business 101 | Dana Huber

Dana Huber  Vice President, Marketing & Public Relations Huber’s Orchard, Winery, & Vineyards   “I am motivated by my family, my co-workers, our community, enthusiastic people, smiles, music, big dreams and laughter.”   Boards, volunteer or community work: First Harrison Bank – Board Member; Federal Reserve Bank Advisory Council for Agribusiness – Council Member; “Our…Read More