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Business

  • New NAPA store opens in Mount Vernon

    The NAPA store that opened on Fourth St. in Mount Vernon this month is different from others in the region.

    It’s what’s known as a “top store design” and features about five times more retail floor space than the nine other NAPA stores located in the area.

    Opening the latest location with this special design is a decision Store Manager Chad Cokley said the owners made to better serve Mount Vernon clientele.

  • New barber shop to open in Mount Vernon

    When Steve Burris closed his Mount Vernon barber shop in January, he said he wished the business would continue under a different owner.

    It appears Burris will end up getting his wish.

    “They say when one door closes, another opens. When I found out Steve had retired, I knew that my door was opening,” said Todd Burnett, the space’s new occupant.

  • H&R Pharmacy adapts to changing market

    In an era where large chains like Walgreens and CVS saturate the market, turning a profit as a small independent pharmacy can be a tough pill to swallow.

    There are many rural towns where the only drugstore for miles is independently operated. H&R Pharmacy in Poseyville, for example, is the only drugstore for nearly 10 miles. It resides in one of the oldest buildings on Main Street, and has served its town’s residents for over 40 years.

  • Company to open location in vacant Poseyville factory

    A power services company will soon occupy a 50,000 square foot facility in Poseyville after entering into a lease agreement last week.

    Integrated Power Services (IPS) has entered into a five-year lease agreement with Nix Leasing LLC to occupy the former plastic plant located at 40 Frontage Road in Poseyville.

  • Counseling center opens in Mount Vernon

    Posey County residents have a new mental health service provider after Evansville-based New Visions Counseling Services opened a Mount Vernon location earlier this month.

    The privately owned counseling center provides therapy and support to individuals facing substance abuse and addiction issues.

  • New rehab clinic ‘dream come true’ for husband-wife team

    A new physical therapy clinic opened this week on Main Street near McKim’s IGA. Rehab Focus Physical Therapy specializes in geriatric care, and offers both physical and occupational therapy outpatient services.

    The new clinic is operated by husband-wife duo, Michael and Gemma Mahoney, both licensed therapists. They have 35 years of combined experience, and Gemma is also a certified wound and pain care specialist.

  • Posey County’s last barbershop closes its doors

    Steve Burris woke up the morning of Jan. 27 and calmly decided, after 52 years, to close his barbershop.

    Before the sun went down, he did just that.

    “I always said I would know when it was time,” Burris said. “That morning I realized the time had finally come.”

  • Heritage Federal opens temp location in Expressway

    Heritage Federal Credit Union opened a temporary location inside Expressway Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram last year located at 3900 Hwy 62 East in Mount Vernon.

    Chief Marketing and Member Service Officer Steve Bugg said the office is a non-cash location that offers limited services while the permanent location is being built.

  • KG Portraits opens on Main Street

    When Keren Greene’s sister passed away in August, her family tried to gather every photo they could find of her.

    “Those pictures are the last thing you have left of them,” the Mount Vernon native said. “Those, and the memories that go with them.”

    Preserving those memories for friends and family is what first attracted Greene to photography four years ago. Her sister’s passing only reinforced Greene’s belief that photos are ways to preserve precious memories.

  • Posey County company product featured in Super Bowl halftime show

    Band Shoppe, a family-run marching band merchandiser based out of northern Posey County, is getting a lot of press. One of its exclusive products – a twirling prop called AirBlades - was used by background performers during Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl halftime performance.

    It is the company’s highest profile client to date, but Band Shoppe Marketing Director Chris Payne said he didn’t know the AirBlades would be used during the show until he saw them on the screen.