Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

March 21, 2013

Business nominations due March 29


The Herald-Tribune

— Nominations for the sixth annual Indiana Companies to Watch awards program, highlighting some of the state’s most impressive second-stage growth companies, are due by Friday, March 29.

Presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corp., its Indiana Small Business Development Center and the Edward Lowe Foundation, the program recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that employ six to 150 full-time employees and have between $750,000-$100 million in annual revenue or capital.

“Companies to Watch highlights high-growth, homegrown Hoosier businesses that make up the foundation of our economy,” said Eric Doden, IEDC president. “Small businesses are not only an essential part of Indiana’s story but critical to building a stronger future for our state and creating more careers for Hoosiers. We look forward to recognizing this year’s rising companies.”

Anyone may nominate an eligible business or apply for the awards by completing the online application forms at indiana.companiestowatch.org. A panel of judges will review the applications and select the companies to receive the awards based on past growth, projected success, innovation, technology application, company culture, community involvement and other factors. Nominees must complete an application by April 19. Companies may also bypass the nomination process and submit an application on their own behalf.

Winners will be recognized during an August awards dinner at the Indiana Roof Ballroom, Indianapolis.