Evansville files tax credits request
The City of Evansville is taking the first steps to apply for $60 million for New Market Tax Credits. This line of revenue was identified by Tom Chema of Gateway Consultants as a potential line of revenue to finance the construction of a new stadium. Mayor Jonathan Weinzapfel has indicated that this program is worth pursuing. We encourage all persons responsible to make the decision on Roberts Stadium to take their time and explore all possible venues for this project. For full article, go to http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/mar/16/evansvillefilestax-creditsrequest/.
Bristol-Myers looking for Mead Johnson suitors
Bristol-Myers Squibb is trying to find a buyer for their Mead Johnson Nutritional division in Evansville. Bristol-Myers is considering "strategic alternatives" for the future of Mead Johnson. The most likely buyer would be a multinational conglomerate in the nutritional market. The sheer size of Mead Johnson and the success in the infant formula market will be a key factor is the sale of this division. We hope that a new buyer will be able to located soon and that Mead Johnson will continue to be present in Evansville for many years to come. To read the full article, go to http://www.courierpress.com/news/2008/mar/17/17web-MeadJohnson/.
This is an update on the Evansville Otters logo which has been selected as one of the top logos in minor league baseball. The Dayton Dragons' logo edged the Otters' logo 53% to 47% in the first round of the CNBC Logo Awards Contest. Voting ended at 8 a.m. Saturday. Stay tuned for further updates. Minor League Baseball Logo Contest--Day Five Voting!
There are either great fans in Trenton, New Jersey and Casper, Wyoming or we really got this seeding thing wrong. For the second time, a No. 1 seed has fallen to a No. 16 seed, as the Connecticut Defenders, the bat doubling as the submarine, was throttled by the No. 16 seed Trenton Thunder. To read the full article, go to http://www.cnbc.com/id/23616160/from/ET/.
Congratulations to the 2008 Tri-State spelling bee Jennifer Reidford from Gibson County. Jennifer will represent the Tri-State in Washington D.C. on May 25th, 2008 at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Way to go Jennifer, all the best for the finals. Click the link below to read the full article.
Spelling bee winner announced
Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance has announced the opening of a new location on Evansville’s West Side. The grand opening is set for March 20th, 2008 from noon to 3.00PM at 5626 Pearl Drive, Suite C. The new location will make it easier for the residents of the West Side who are insured through the Farm Bureau Insurance to get to a local office. This is good news for Evansville and for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance.
Open house planned for the new Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance location
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