08/08/13 Much of what State Senator Randy Head and his colleagues do as public servants is focused on fostering economic development throughout our state. He said, “We do our work with Indiana’s future in mind, but it’s also important to look back and recognize Indiana businesses that have stood the test of time.”
Every year the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and the Governor’s office honor Hoosier businesses that have been in operation for 50 to 100 plus years. These Century and Half Century Awards are given for the positive impact employers have had on their communities and the State’s economy through the years.
Eligible businesses must meet certain criteria.
- Business must recognize, acknowledge and agree that they are in full compliance with the following agencies by signing the application: Secretary of State, Department of Revenue and the Department of Workforce Development. A business not in compliance with any one of these entities will not be eligible for recognition until the matter is resolved.
- Business must have had continuous operations in Indiana for 50 or 100 years by December 31.
- Applications must be complete to be eligible for recognition.
- Involvement in the same type of business as when the company was founded. If different, an explanation of the evolution into the current business must be provided on the nomination form.
- Located in the state of Indiana for base operations since the company was founded.
- If ownership has shifted from the original founder, the nomination form must show chain of ownership from founder to present.
- Not-for-profit corporations and hospitals are not eligible.
- A company may only receive Century or Half Century business recognition from the State of Indiana and/or the Indiana Historical Society one time. Half Century Award recipients may later qualify for a Century Award.
If you know a business that fits the criteria and deserves this prestigious honor then Senator Head encourages you to fill out an application form.
All applications are due by Aug. 30.