• Capers Emporium opens in New Harmony

    The property at 602 Main Street in New Harmony, formerly the Main Street Market, has a new resident.

    Capers Emporium opened with much fanfare on Saturday, with a large crowd taking in the opening and finding many unique items for sale.

    The store is a kitchen and food retail store, with many unique products.

    The lead up to the opening featured a fun and exciting Facebook Live campaign with Owner Mary Beth Guard.

    Guard said that the idea came from her passions, cooking and entertaining, which she says have changed over the years.

  • Four Seasons celebrates 50 years of business

    The Four Seasons Motel in Mount Vernon is celebrating 50 years of business in 2018, a business that Owners Jean and Rodney Cox say is all because of the wonderful customers they serve.

    Some of those customers have been there to lend a hand along the way.

    “There was a crew staying here one time that said they thought it would look nice if there were wooden posts along the drive with rope going through them,” said Rodney Cox. “My mom and dad said that it would look nice, so the crew volunteered to do the work.”

  • Posey leaders honored at Chamber dinner

    The Southwest Indiana Chamber’s annual Report to the Posey County Business Community Dinner was held on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. Each year the Posey County Alliance presents four awards, Posey County Business of the Year, Posey County Teacher/Administrator of the Year, Posey County Business Person of the Year, and Posey County Young Professional of the Year. The Posey County community nominates deserving individuals for each and the winners are selected by an award committee.

  • Essence of You opens in Mount Vernon

    By Heather Reese

  • Three Chicks Fudgery makes move, plans for new things in the future

    The final pieces are set in place and the doors are open; Three Chicks Fudgery has opened in its new location at 305 Main Street in Mount Vernon, the former Hawk’s and BC’s Bar and Grill building.

    The business moved from its former location on the corner of Second and Main.

    Owner Rachel Rainey said that she was open at her former location for the last four years.

    As for the new location, Rainey said it was a welcomed change.

  • 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.