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Business

  • Dollar General approved for New Harmony location

    By Luke Allison

    Correspondent

    Thursday evening the New Harmony Town Plan and Historic Preservation Commission met at the WMI, due to the large number of residents in attendance.

    The galvanizing topic, a meeting on the improvement permit application for the proposed Dollar General in New Harmony.

    The research room at the Working Men’s Institute was full of residents with differing opinions of the corporation moving to town. It will be the first major chain or corporation in New Harmony recent history that is not a bank or gas station.

  • Consigned to Design wins Reader’s Choice Award

    By Taylor Young

    A Mount Vernon shop recently received some golden recognition.

    On August 23, Janice and Dennis Carr owners of “Consigned to Design” received a Gold Award from The Evansville Courier and Press Reader’s Choice Awards for the “Best Home Furnishings Consignment Shop.”

  • ProRehab comes to Posey County

    For those in Posey County who need rehabilitation services, the drive for that service may have just become easier.

    ProRehab has just moved into the county, in its temporary home at the North Posey Wellness Center in Wadesville.

  • Wesselman’s era comes to a close in Mount Vernon, will be replaced by Price Less Foods

    After many years in the Mount Vernon grocery scene, Wesselman’s closed its doors on Sunday.

    The store was recently purchased by Bowling Green KY located Houchens Industries.

    Houchens owns and operates a number of stores in the Evansville area.

    One store on the west side of Evansville, Price Less Foods is what the Mount Vernon location is scheduled to become.

    For those unfamiliar with Price Less, Kyle Wilson of Houchens said that the store will offer its customers a great value for their money.

  • 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.