North Salem State Bank Recognized as 2023 Century Award Honoree

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 9, 2023) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today awarded 38 Indiana companies and organizations with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award in recognition of each company’s longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.  

“Every year, the Century and Half-Century Awards remind me of the dedication and perseverance Hoosiers across the state bring to their businesses, and each year it is truly an honor to recognize these organizations that have withstood the test of time, navigated economic uncertainties and demonstrated unconditional commitment to their employees and communities across Indiana.” 

The Governor’s Century and Half Century Business Awards honor Hoosier businesses that have remained in operation for a minimum of 100 or 50 consecutive years and have demonstrated a commitment to community service. More than 1,200 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 32-year history. 

2023 Century Award honorees: 

  • Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory (Funeral Services) 
    128 years; Morgan County 
     
  • F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company (Construction)
    100 years; Marion County 
     
  • Feichter REALTORS® (Real Estate)
    140 years; Allen County 
     
  • Frain Mortuary Inc. (Funeral Services) 
    156 years; Pulaski County 
     
  • Fratco Inc. (Manufacturing)
    100 years; White County 
     
  • George C Rogge Agency Inc. (Automotive Insurance) 
    100 years; Lake County 
     
  • Goshen Stamping LLC (Metal Stamping) 
    100 years; Elkhart County 
     
  • Phend and Brown Inc. (Construction) 
    101 years; Kosciusko County 
     
  • Shipshewana Trading Place Auction & Flea Market (Flea Market)
    101 years; LaGrange County 
     
  • Shurr Insurance Agency (Insurance)
    100 years; Porter County 
     
  • Terre Haute Lodge No. 19, F. & A. M. (Working Lodge) 
    204 years; Vigo County 
     
  • The North Salem State Bank (Financial Services)
    100 years; Hendricks County 
     
  • Tonn and Blank Construction LLC (Construction)
    101 years; LaPorte County 
     
  • Woodard, Emhardt, Henry, Reeves and Wagner LLP (Legal Services)
    144 years; Marion County 

 
2023 Half Century Award honorees:  

  • Alcohol & Addictions Resource Center (Rehabilitation Services) 
    61 years; St. Joseph County 
     
  • Alliance Architects (Architecture) 
    51 years; St. Joseph County 
     
  • Burt’s Termite & Pest Control Inc. (Exterminating & Pest Control) 
    50 years; Bartholomew County 
     
  • Clunette Elevator Co. Inc. (Agricultural) 
    72 years, Kosciusko County 
     
  • Crisis Center Inc. (Individual & Family Services)
    52 years; Lake County 
     
  • Crown Point Swim Club Inc. (Athletics) 
    55 years; Lake County 
     
  • Don Ayres Honda (Automotive Industry)  
    53 years; Allen County 
     
  • Eastern Engineering Supply Inc. (Business Products & Services) 
    51 years; Delaware County 
     
  • Foegley Landscape (Landscaping Services) 
    64 years; St. Joseph County 
     
  • FPBH Inc. (Engineering Services) 
    51 years, Jennings County 
     
  • Haggard & Stocking Associates (Industrial cutting tools & supplies) 
    51 years, Marion County 
     
  • Holiday Liquors Inc. (Liquor Store) 
    58 years; Dubois County
     
  • KJMD Enterprises/Alig Shell (Retail Trade Services) 
    85 years; Dearborn County 
     
  • Kropf Industries Inc. (Travel Trailer & Camper Manufacturing) 
    77 years; Elkhart County 
     
  • Kwiatkowski Masonry Inc. (Masonry Contracting)
    77 years; Lake County 
     
  • Louie’s Tux Shop (Formal Wear)
    75 years; St. Joseph County 
     
  • Professional Eyecare Associates (Optometrists) 
    50 years; Dubois County 
     
  • Singer Optical Co. Inc. (Ophthalmic Goods Manufacturing) 
    75 years; Vanderburgh County 
     
  • S&H Metal Products Inc. (Fabricated Metal Products Manufacturing) 
    51 years; LaGrange County 
     
  • Tackle Service Center (Sporting Goods)
    51 years; Morgan County 
     
  • Top Quality Building Products Inc. (Building Material & Supplies Dealer)
    55 years; Dearborn County 
     
  • Trent Auto Sales Inc. (Automotive Industry) 
    58 years; Knox County 
     
  • Utterback Supply Inc. (Fasteners) 
    56 years; Marion County 
     
  • Warsaw Chemical Holdings (Chemical Product Wholesaling) 
    82 years; Kosciusko County

At today’s award ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse, Gov. Holcomb also recognized a number of recipients from 2020, 2021 and 2022, celebrating each business or organization’s longevity, resilience and contributions to Indiana’s economy and communities.  

About IEDC
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 15-member board chaired by Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit iedc.in.gov.

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