Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that 27 companies from 12 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana’s seventh annual class of ‘Companies to Watch’ program.
“This year’s class of ‘Companies to Watch’ demonstrates the creativity and business skills of Hoosier entrepreneurs from throughout Indiana,” said Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. “They are already making meaningful contributions to our economy and creating jobs in a variety of business enterprises. I congratulate them on their success and how they show that Indiana is ‘a state that works’ for small business.”
Presented by the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), its Indiana Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, ‘Indiana Companies to Watch’ recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that have experienced exceptional growth and well positioned for future growth. Eligible companies must have six to 150 full-time employees and have generated between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or capital.
The 27 ‘Companies to Watch’ from 12 Indiana counties were named after evaluating 50 nominations for the awards and represent industries ranging from biotech research and robotic part design to gourmet flavor manufacturing and automotive safety.
The chosen companies project to have combined revenues in excess of $233 million and create more than 242 new jobs this year. The revenue projections represent an increase of more than $77 million or 50 percent from 2013.
The 27 ‘Companies to Watch’ will be honored at a public Aug. 20 ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are still available and may be purchased online at www.inctw.org or by calling 888.472.3244.
The 2014 Indiana Companies to Watch Award Winners:
|Allied Payment Network, Fort Wayne
API Appliance, Inc., Fort Wayne
Bassemiers Fireplace, Patio, and Spas, Inc., Evansville
BlueBridge Digital, Fishers
DuraMark Technologies, Westfield
Element Three, Indianapolis
Flat12 Bierwerks, Indianapolis
Genesis Plastics Welding, Inc., Fortville
Haiku Learning, Goshen
Impact CNC, LLC, Columbia City
inTech Trailers, Nappanee
Nextremity Solutions, Inc., Warsaw
Pearl Pathways, Indianapolis
Peepers, Michigan City
PolicyStat, Inc., Carmel
Red Star Contract Manufacturing, Larwill
Rook Security, Indianapolis
RS2 Technologies, Munster
South Bend Modern Molding, Mishawaka
Tempus Technologies, Auburn
TLS by Design, Indianapolis
Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) oversees the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), and the Indiana Small Business Ombudsman. The OSBE staff helps grow the Indiana economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and personal consultation. For more information on OSBE and to see how Indiana is “the state that works” for entrepreneurs visit www.osbe.in.gov.
About the ISBDC
As part of OSBE, the ten Indiana Small Business Development Centers (ISBDC) support the formation, growth, and sustainability of Indiana’s small businesses by providing entrepreneurs expert guidance and access to a network of resources. Funding for the regional ISBDCs comes from state universities, chambers of commerce, economic development offices, mayor offices, and banks. Statewide financial support is provided by U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College. Administratively, the ISBDC Lead Center is operated by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE), an agency of the Office of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. To learn more about the ISBDC and to become a client visit: http://isbdc.org.
About Indiana Companies to Watch
Indiana Companies to Watch is an awards program celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs presented by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, its Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors include the Barnes & Thornburg, Katz Sapper & Miller, Key Bank and Ivy Tech Corporate College.