In an exciting development, the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District (EID) Board of Directors has officially announced the appointment of Adam Trinkel as the Executive Director of the EID. This pivotal decision comes as Trinkel, who has been serving as the EID's Marketing, Communications, and Events Director, prepares to take on his new role on October 2, 2023. As the newly appointed Executive Director, Adam Trinkel will play a vital role in spearheading the EID's mission to create a more dynamic and inclusive Downtown Evansville.

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John Lamb, Chair of the EID Board of Directors, expressed his enthusiasm for Trinkel's appointment, stating, "On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Adam Trinkel. Adam has been with the EID since 2018 and has provided valuable contributions to growing the EID and positioning Downtown Evansville as a more active and inclusive place for businesses, residents, and visitors."

Notable Achievements

Adam's time with Downtown Evansville has been marked by notable achievements, including his leadership in marketing, communications, and event initiatives for the organization, which represents over 450 properties benefiting from self-funded programs in the central business district of Downtown Evansville.

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Building the Downtown Evansville Brand

During his time in this role, the EID successfully introduced the Downtown Evansville brand, expanded its online presence through the development of a website and highly engaging social media channels, and orchestrated 12 signature events that attract more than 50,000 visitors annually to Downtown. Trinkel has also cultivated strong relationships with Downtown business owners, established a thriving event volunteer program, and launched a sponsorship program generating over $100,000 in annual revenue.

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Reflecting on his journey at the EID, Adam Trinkel shared, "Building relationships with Downtown property owners, businesses, residents, workers, sponsors, volunteers, and visitors during the past five years has been the most rewarding aspect of my work. The EID team is a hard-working group of individuals who all remain passionate about our work to foster a growing and vibrant neighborhood. I am excited to lead this important work."

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Downtown Evansville's Bright Future

With Adam Trinkel's appointment as Executive Director, the EID is poised for continued growth and success in its mission to create a more active and inclusive Downtown Evansville. His proven track record and dedication to the community position him as a valuable leader ready to take the EID to new heights. Stay tuned for exciting developments in Downtown Evansville under  Adam Trinkel's leadership.

See How Downtown Evansville Has Changed Over the Years

I find looking back on the way things used to be fascinating. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I'm living through the current time period. The conveniences of answering any question we have in seconds, or ordering practically anything we want or need and having it delivered to our doorstep is pretty sweet. But, there is something fun about seeing how things around us have evolved. As an Evansville native, and spending quite a bit of my time in downtown Evansville (that's where the station is located), I've always appreciated the older architecture of the buildings around the area. So, I dug into the Willard Library Archives to see how a few of those areas look now compared to then. Some have changed a little, others quite a bit, and a few don't even exist any more. Take a look.
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