The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Indiana businesses that have remained in operation for 50 to 100 plus years and have demonstrated a history of community service.
Indiana companies that have been in operation for 50 to 99 years and meet program criteria are eligible for the Half Century Award. Indiana companies that have been in operation for 100 years or more and meet program criteria are eligible for the Century Award. Award winners will receive a commemorative certificate and be recognized at a ceremony at the Statehouse.
Each business must have had continuous operations in Indiana for at least 50 or 100 years by December 31, 2019. Companies that have been in business for more than 50 or 100 years are welcome to apply for an award.
In 2019, the Chamber joined Chamber members at the Governor's celebration of Indiana businesses. Sandman Brothers, Inc. was recognized with a Century Award celebrating 100 years in business. The Cancer Association of Shelby County, Runnebohm Construction Co. and MHP Foundation were each recognized with a Half Century award.
A company may only receive Century or Half Century business recognition from the State of Indiana one time. Half Century Award recipients may later qualify for a Century Award. By completing an application the company certifies that it has not previously received the award for which it is applying.
The following link to the application and criteria for these awards can be found here: https://iedc.in.gov/programs/century-and-half-century-awards/apply
The Shelby County Chamber would like to celebrate our Indiana-based member businesses at this event in 2020. The event will be hosted at the Statehouse in March/April of 2020. Participants will be notified of the date and time 6-8 weeks in advance. Let’s have a great showing to honor the organizations that have achieved these member milestones.
Application acceptance begins in January. Applications are due by February 10, 2020. Please let the Chamber know if you have questions or need assistance.