The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is calling all Hoosier manufacturers to enter its annual Coolest Thing Made in Indiana contest. Nominations for the contest, which aims to highlight innovative goods and services produced in Indiana, will be accepted through October 20, and voting will begin October 24.
To participate in the single-elimination online tournament, the chamber says companies do not need to be headquartered in Indiana, but the product entered must be manufactured in the Hoosier State. Only one product per company can be nominated.
“The innovation itself certainly plays a key role in who moves on to the next round,” said chamber President Kevin Brinegar. “But the employers that engage their workers, social media and local partners in the process can help spur their company to victory.”
Last year’s inaugural tournament included 65 companies. Goshen-based Janus Motorcycles took home the top prize as the competition’s overall winner with Valparaiso’s Hoosier Bat Co. in second.
“We’re eager to showcase more Indiana companies and to emphasize such an important business sector,” Brinegar said. “We are now partnering the results of the Coolest Thing Made in Indiana competition with our new Indiana Best Places to Work in Manufacturing program for one celebration lunch to honor the state’s top innovators.”
The winners will be presented with their awards at the Indiana Best Places to Work in Manufacturing and Coolest Thing Made in Indiana Awards Luncheon in December.
You can learn more about the contest and make a nomination by clicking here.