One Southern Indiana’s ONE Fund Loan Program Approves Emergency Loan for Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery. 

One Southern Indiana’s Program Assists Long-Time Local Business with Operations Costs. 

[Clarksville, Indiana] – July 3, 2024 – One Southern Indiana (1si) is pleased to announce the successful approval of a new loan through The ONE Fund Loan Program. This loan will support Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery, a community favorite, in Clarksville, IN. 

Built in 1998, the Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery is a staple of the community, serving over 10,000 customers a month during peak season with a variety of sweet treats, such as specialty sundaes, shakes, and floats.  

“I am very thankful that this type of loan exists for small businesses in need,” said Jill Dodson, owner of Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery. “I appreciate every single person involved with making this happen, including Lisa Brooking, my Business Advisor with the Indiana Small Business Development Center, who shared the ONE Fund opportunity with me.” 

“Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery is a staple of the redevelopment of the South Clarksville area,” said Clarksville Town Manager Kevin Baity. “We are proud to partner with One Southern Indiana to bolster small businesses in our area, including the partnership with the ONE Fund to support our local small businesses.”   

“The ONE Fund was the perfect opportunity for Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery,” said Rachael Armstrong, the Small Business Navigator at One Southern Indiana and the Indiana Small Business Development Center. “We are thrilled to see how Widow’s Walk will grow this season, and the success that will come from helping small businesses achieve their goals.” 

About The One Fund 
The ONE Fund was created by One Southern Indiana in 2022 to provide small business owners in the Indiana counties of Clark, Floyd, Jefferson, Scott, and Washington with the capital required for start-up and growth initiatives. The Fund provides microloans to small businesses as their “lender of last resort” in order to support small businesses as they work toward stability and bankability. For more, visit  

About One Southern Indiana 
One Southern Indiana was formed in July of 2006 as the economic development organization and chamber of commerce serving Clark and Floyd counties. 1si’s mission is to provide the connections, resources, and services that help businesses innovate and thrive in the Southern Indiana / Louisville metro area. For more, visit

For Additional Information: 

Widow’s Walk Ice Creamery 
Jill Dodson, Owner 
Phone: (812) 725-8415 

One Southern Indiana 
Brittany Schmidt 
Manager of Program, Events, and Groups 
Phone: (812) 945-0266 

Rachael Armstrong 
Small Business Navigator 
Phone: (812) 206-9021 

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