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CEO Letter

A message from CEO Tara Barney


It’s no secret. E-REP hosts a lot of events. While some events are centered around expanding your professional network and the exchange of ideas, many of our events are purposefully designed to provide more. As an economic development, community development and chamber organization, the Evansville Regional Economic Partnership (E-REP) speaks to and serves many audiences.

We are a trusted leader to the business community. We work alongside government, business and non-profit organizations on strategies to enhance living, playing, learning and earning in the Evansville Region. Our economic development and small business development teams enable business growth and attract new businesses to the region. In addition to these audiences, we also lead as a collective voice for public policy. We strive as an organization to provide involvement and experiences for each of our audiences, and if you haven’t taken a look at the events section on our newly designed website,, I highly encourage you to check it out.

Here’s a glimpse of a few of our upcoming events, why they matter and who should attend.

Lunch with the Governor – Sold Out!
Friday, June 17
Sold-out crowds fill tables at this Signature Event, which provides an opportunity for our businesses and regional partners to hear upcoming state projects and plans for the next year directly from Gov. Eric Holcomb.

A.M. Connect
Thursday, June 9 – Featuring YMCA
A.M. Connect is your monthly (every 2nd Thursday) insight on news of the region; what are the big contributors to the economic vitality of our region? Who are the players and assets that we depend on for success? It’s your opportunity to know more about the greatest economic producers and the big work of our public and private partners.

YP Summit
August 2022
Stay tuned for updates on this developing event designed to assist young professionals in the region with guidance from industry experts, technical programming and professional development sessions.

Annual Meeting & Dinner
Wednesday, September 21
Our largest event of the year, the Annual Meeting and Dinner, celebrates regional successes of the past year, looks ahead to the new year and signifies the change in the board leadership.

To see a full listing of the 50+ events promoted for the month of June, visit