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Business

  • Grant program offers downtown businesses opporunitiy to make facade improvements

    Work has begun on buisnesses in the downtown Mount Vernon area.

    The work is part of a new grant program through the Mount Vernon Redevelopment Commission.

    In 2012, Former Mayor John Tucker revitalized the Commission, based on projects like The Landing and the fertilizer plant.

    The commission set up a downtown TIF or tax increment financing district, to capture funds.

    The TIF district contains Main Street and a couple blocks to the east and west, and all the way out to Grant Street.

  • Risher brings new styles to Mount Vernon

    After dreams of being a beautician in high school, Jessica Risher of Mount Vernon spent some time on the east coast, where she did just that, learning her skills in a fast paced world.

    Before she chased her dream of being a stylist, Risher first studied office administration, but soon came back to what she wanted to do.

    “I was living in Connecticut and worked for Ulta Beauty,” said Risher. “But now I am back home.”

    Risher said she is excited to be back home near family, and to be working at the Green Duck Hair Salon.

  • Backbeats Records brings vinyl back to Posey County

    Posey County vinyl junkies and music lovers now have a record store to call their own.

    Backbeat Records and Just Looking Antiques is a combination shop that opened up on Main Street in New Harmony earlier this summer. The store is owned and operated by husband and wife Don and Rebecca Boskey, who relocated their 2-in-1 store from Central Illinois.

    Backbeat Records specializes in high quality used vinyl, and also carries used CDs, cassettes, 8-tracks and a variety of other music-related items like sheet music, posters and vintage music magazines.

  • PC Imprints opens in Poseyville

    When Poseyville’s Kim Schenk decided she wanted to open a business, she was unsure of what kind she wanted to open.
    What she decided on is now Poseyville’s custom graphics shop, PC Imprints.

    “It was a dream of mine to open a store,” said Schenk. “I did my research and found there was nothing like this in the community. We want to support the town and the high school is a good place to start.”

  • Group offers matching grants for downtown building upgrades

    Storefronts and businesses around the Mount Vernon riverfront can soon apply for matching funds to go toward public improvements on their property.

    A little over $20,000 is available to building owners within the riverfront TIF district, which covers about two to three blocks from Water to Grant St.

    That TIF district – which stands for Tax Increment Finance – was created several years ago in order to capture anticipated property taxes generated from the construction of the Landing and other renovation projects.

  • 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.

  • Best One re-opens in Mount Vernon

    Best One Tire and Service Shop celebrated its return to Mount Vernon last Tuesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

    “We are very excited to be back in Mount Vernon,” said John Wilcher, the store’s new manager. “We can’t wait to get to know more people and become part of this community.”

  • Posey County Alliance names new director

    The Southwest Indiana Chamber announced a new Director of the Posey County Alliance following the resignation of Brittaney Johnson in February.

    Becca Slygh, 25, a Mount Vernon native, served as the Section 8 Intake Specialist and Housing Quality Standard Inspector for the Mount Vernon Housing Authority prior to joining the Chamber. She graduated from Mount Vernon Senior High School and went on to earn her bachelor degree from the University of Southern Indiana.

  • New Harmonie Healthcare gets new management, name

    New Harmonie Healthcare is now operating under a different name after an Illinois-based company acquired it last week.

    The senior nursing and rehabilitation center was renamed Premier Healthcare of New Harmony after the facility was bought out by Premier Healthcare Management. The company said that its current employees and team leaders will remain on staff, and assured that there would be no interruption in services for residents.

    “It is a soft change, nothing dramatic,” said Executive Director Debbie Morgan.

  • 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.