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
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
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:
Source: Indiana Small Business Development Center