State Announces EDGE Awards

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The Indiana Small Business Development Center is honoring 20 companies for their entrepreneurial contributions. Winners of Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship Awards include a southern Indiana zipline business, a fitness center in Muncie and a Bedford-based film production company. January 14, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today presented 20 companies with the Indiana Small Business Development Center's Economic Development through Growth and Entrepreneurship (EDGE) Awards during a Statehouse ceremony.

Sponsored by the ISBDC, the awards recognize both emerging and established businesses that are clients of the agency's 10 regional offices located throughout the state. Recipients are chosen by the staff at each regional ISBDC.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann congratulated the award winners. "These twenty companies represent the best of the Hoosier entrepreneurial spirit. They each have taken the courageous steps to make their vision of a successful enterprise possible. I am pleased that through the Small Business Development Centers, we can advise and support them and now honor them for their efforts"

Together, these businesses represent 322 full-time Indiana jobs and in total finished 2013 with more than $3 million in revenue.

Nearly half of the U.S. private sector workforce is employed by small businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. America's 28 million small businesses create two out of every three net new private sector jobs and are the backbone of the economy.

Complete List of Award Recipients

101 Tool and Die, LLC (Fort Wayne) - Emerging Category - Tool and Die

The Arsenal (Muncie) - Emerging Category - Fitness

By The Glass Productions, LLC (Bedford) - Emerging Category - Film Production

Carmella's Miller Beach Market Place (Gary) - Emerging Category - Restaurant

CLR Auto Transport (Merrillville) - Established Category - Auto Transport

Eagles Wings Zipline (Tell City) - Emerging Category - Recreation

East Bank Learning Center, LLC (South Bend) - Established Category - Education

Energy Delivery Solutions, LLC (Jeffersonville) - Emerging Category - Biotechnology

Erin's Pit Stop (Terre Haute) - Emerging Category - Automotive Repair Shop

ExceptionalSheets.com (Evansville) - Established Category - Bed and Bath Linens

Firefly Home Care, LLC (Middlebury) - Emerging Category - Healthcare

Hoverstream, LLC (Indianapolis) - Emerging Category - Hovercraft Manufacturer

Internal Honing Service (Paoli) - Established Category - Small Machine Shop

Kamp Modoc (Modoc) - Established Category - Recreation

Mad4MyDog Training, LLC (Ellettsville) - Established Category - Pet Obedience

My Sugar Pie (Zionsville) - Established Category - Bakery

Recycle Guy (Tipton) - Established Category - Waste Management

Solfire Contract Manufacturing, Inc. (Fort Wayne) - Established Category - Consumer Good Applications

Streamline Designs and Frame Shoppe, LLC (Lafayette) - Emerging Category - Frame Shop

Sunright America, Inc. (Columbus) - Established Category - Automotive Parts

About ISBDC

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.

Source: Indiana Small Business Development Center