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State seeks nominations from legacy businesses

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The state of Indiana is accepting nominations for the Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards.

The awards celebrate Indiana businesses that have been in operation for at least 100 years for the century award or 50 years for the half century award. The businesses must have shown a commitment to serving the community.

Criteria for businesses include:

  • Being in continuous operation for 100 or 50 years by Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Participating in the same line of work for the duration or explaining the evolution into the current business.
  • Being based in Indiana since the company’s founding.
  • Recognizing, acknowledging and agreeing that the company is in full compliance with the Indiana Secretary of State.

Previous recipients of a Century or Half Century Award from Indiana are not eligible. Previous Half Century award winners may qualify for a Century Award.

Eligible companies are encouraged to complete the online application. Nominations are due by April 12. More details are available on the Indiana Economic Development Corp.’s website.

The IEDC focuses on driving economic growth in Indiana. The organization is led by the Indiana Secretary of Commerce and governed by a board chaired by Gov. Eric Holcomb. The IEDC manages initiatives such as workforce training grants and innovation and entrepreneurship resources.


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