INDIANAPOLIS– Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that 20 companies from 11 Indiana counties have been named ‘Companies to Watch’ by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE).
“I congratulate each of the Hoosier businesses on being selected as one of Indiana’s ‘Companies to Watch’ in 2015,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “In Indiana we celebrate successful companies and commit to policies that support and encourage continued growth. We know that most future job expansion will occur with companies like these being honored. They are already having a positive impact on our economy and we look forward to their greater contributions in the decades to come.”
Presented by the State of Indiana and OSBE and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, ‘Companies to Watch’ recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that have experienced exceptional growth and are well positioned for even greater growth in the future. 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 20 ‘Companies to Watch’ were named after evaluating 50 nominations for the awards and represent industries ranging from real estate and construction/manufacturing to information technology and food services.
During 2014, these chosen companies had combined revenues in excess of $196 million and created 148 new jobs. This represents an increase of 27.5% from 2013. Projecting continued growth through 2015 includes a 23% revenue increase and 16% job growth for the standout companies.
The 2015 ‘Companies to Watch’ will be honored at a ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis on August 27. Tickets for the dinner and ceremony will be available at www.inctw.org or questions may be emailed to Noelle Dunckel at NDunckel@osbe.in.gov.
2015 ‘Companies to Watch’ Honorees:
|Mesh Systems||Carmel||Computer Systems Design and Related Services|
|Design Collaborative||Fort Wayne||Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|
|Annex Student Living||Indianapolis||Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|
|Blue Pillar||Indianapolis||Management of Companies and Enterprises|
|CSCI Consulting||Indianapolis||Information Technology|
|Fineline Printing Group||Indianapolis||Manufacturing|
|Guidon Design Inc.||Indianapolis||Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services|
|M&M Holdings I, Inc.||Indianapolis||Construction|
|MS INSPECTION & LOGISTICS, IN||Indianapolis||Other Services (except Public Administration)|
|Perceivant||Indianapolis||Scientific and Technical Consulting Services|
|Renaissance||Indianapolis||Administrative and Support Services|
|Titus Bakery LLC||Lebanon||Accommodation and Food Services|
|Creek Run LLC Environmental Engineering||Montpelier||Scientific and Technical Consulting Services|
|Pioneer Packaging LLC||Portland||Manufacturing|
|Tech Castings LLC||Shirley||Manufacturing|
|Gibson||South Bend||Finance and Insurance|
|DK Pierce & Associates, Inc.||Zionsville||Management Consulting Services|
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.isbdc.org/osbe.
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 Barnes & Thornburg, Katz Sapper & Miller, Key Bank, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Corporate College.