Indiana governor honors Hoosier businesses for longevity and service

Eric Holcomb
Eric Holcomb is the 51st governor of the state of Indiana.

More than 100 businesses around Indiana were honored by officials for their longevity, keeping Hoosiers employed and for their contributions to building a strong state economy.

Gov. Eric Holcomb on June 16 honored 101 Indiana companies and organizations for their longevity and service to its employees, community. Organizations operating at 100 continuous years or more received the Governor’s Century Award, while those operating 50 continuous years but less than 100, received the Governor’s Half Century Award.

“I’m honored to recognize these dedicated, Hoosier business leaders who have created a lasting impact not only on their communities but to the state as a whole,” Holcomb said. “As we continue to attract new jobs and investment to Indiana, these well-established businesses will set the tone for a Hoosier economy dedicated to hard work, constant improvement and strong community root (and) I’m confident these businesses will continue providing great service for the next 100 years and keep Indiana on the path to success for centuries to come.”

The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. More than 1,160 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 30-year history.

The complete list can be viewed on the Indiana Economic Development Corp. website.

Northwest and Northcentral Indiana 2021 Century Award honorees:

  • Alex’s Shoe Hospital (Retail), 102 years; St. Joseph County
  • Big C Lumber Co. (Supplies), 100 years; St. Joseph County
  • Budd The Furnace Man & Sons Inc. (Trade), 100 years; Lake County
  • Calumet Lumber Inc. (Supplies/Trade), 115 years; Lake County
  • Elkhart Bedding Co. Inc. (Retail), 102 years; Elkhart County
  • Indiana Botanic Gardens Inc. (Retail), 111 years; Lake County
  • Koney King Restaurant (Food service), 101 years; Lake County
  • Performance Plus (Trade), 104 years; Lake County
  • Urschel Laboratories Inc. (Food processing), 111 years; Porter County
  • Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home (Funeral services), 152 years; Elkhart County

Northwest and Northcentral Indiana 2021 Half Century Award honorees:

  • American Containers (Manufacturing), 56 years; Marshall County
  • Ball Auction & Realty Inc. (Real estate), 52 years; Marshall County
  • Baptist Children’s Home (Health and human services), 66 years; Porter County
  • Belstra Milling Co. (Livestock retail), 67 years; Jasper County
  • Biesen Excavating Inc. (Trade), 67 years; Lake County
  • Boy-Conn Printers (Retail), 58 years; Porter County
  • Broadway Auto Parts (Retail), 87 years; Lake County
  • Campagna Academy (Health and human services), 74 years; Lake County
  • C&C Iron Inc. (Construction), 56 years; Lake County
  • Dari-Dip (Food service), 53 years; Porter County
  • Freddy’s Steak House (Food service), 58 years; Lake County
  • Highwater Marine, LLC (Manufacturing), 63 years; Elkhart County
  • Hatfield Pest Control (Trade), 77 years; La Porte County
  • International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150 (Union), 92 years; Lake County
  • Jasper County Airport Authority (Transportation), 88 years; Jasper County
  • John Cicco’s Menswear, Inc. (Trade), 69 years; Lake County
  • Leeps Supply (Wholesale), 67 years; Lake County
  • MC Interiors (Retail/Trade), 71 years; La Porte County
  • Oliver Ford Sales Inc. (Automotive sales & service), 66 years; Marshall County
  • T&R of Griffith Inc. (Automotive repair), 84 years; Lake County
  • Powers & Sons Construction Company Inc. (Construction), 54 years; Lake County
  • Ritschard Bros. Inc. (Trade), 74 years; St. Joseph County
  • Rothschild Agency Inc. (Insurance), 77 years; Lake County
  • Samuelson Insurance Agency Inc. (Insurance), 95 years; Porter County
  • Sanders Indiana Hardware Inc. (Retail), 70 years; Porter County
  • State Line Pizza (Food service), 64 years; Lake County


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