Local businesses recognized for longevity, community impact

(Photo: Indiana Economic Development Corporation)

(Indianapolis, IN) – Gov. Eric Holcomb recognized Indiana businesses with Century and Half Century business awards last week.

Holcomb awarded 38 Indiana companies and organizations with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award in recognition of their longevity and service to their employees, community, and the state.

“Every year, the Century and Half-Century Awards remind me of the dedication and perseverance Hoosiers across the state bring to their businesses, and each year it is truly an honor to recognize these organizations that have withstood the test of time, navigated economic uncertainties, and demonstrated unconditional commitment to their employees and communities across Indiana,” Holcomb said.

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.

Two Dearborn County businesses were recognized this year as Half-Century honorees:

  • KJMD Enterprises/Alig Shell (Retail Trade Services); 85 years;
  • Top Quality Building Products Inc. (Building Material & Supplies Dealer); 55 years.

The Governor also honored a number of businesses and organizations from 2020, 2021, and 2022:

2020 — 

  • Bruns-Gutzwiller Inc. (Construction)
    100 years; Ripley County
  • Dearborn County Federal Credit Union (Financial services)
    58 years; Dearborn County
  • Decatur County Memorial Hospital (Health care)
    98 years; Decatur County

2021 — 

  • Decatur County Farmers Mutual Insurance (Insurance)
    143 years; Decatur County
  • Dunlap Supply (Supplies)
    148 years; Ripley County
  • FCN Bank N.A. (Financial services)
    120 years; Franklin County
  • Flavors Ice Cream & Deli (Food service)
    65 years; Dearborn County
  • Green Sign Co. Inc (Manufacturing)
    50 years; Decatur County
  • The Zerbe Firm (Law)
    65 years; Dearborn County

2022 — 

  • Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Inc. (Non-profit)
    116 years; Decatur County
  • Sycamore Gas Company (Natural gas service)
    154 years; Dearborn County
  • The Friendship State Bank (Financial services)
    110 years; Ripley County
  • Batesville Products (Custom molding)
    76 years; Dearborn County
  • Enneking Auto Body Inc. (Automotive repair)
    68 years; Ripley County
  • Hirt & Ellco Inc. (Plumbing & HVAC)
    51 years; Ripley County

More than 1,200 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 32-year history.