Governor honors businesses for longevity, service

Governor Eric J. Holcomb honored 65 Indiana companies and organizations Thursday, March 21, during an event at the Indiana Statehouse, presenting each 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.
“Today we honor businesses that have helped lay a foundation for economic success in Indiana, maintaining operations for more than 50 to 100 years and creating long-term career opportunities for Hoosiers,” said Holcomb. “Through a strong dedication to their employees, their businesses and their communities, these companies exemplify the pioneering spirit and perseverance that will push our state forward for years to come.”
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 1,500 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 28-year history.

Century Award
honorees for 2019:
131 Years: Hertel’s Shoe Store, which was founded in 1888, is a third-generation, family-owned shoe store in Batesville. Operated by Harold and Katherine Weiler, Hertel’s Shoe Store sells name brand shoes and offers custom-fitting services for men, women and children in southeast Indiana.

Half Century Award
honorees for 2019:
51 years: Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic, founded by Dr. Jerald Jacobsen in 1968, is a Greendale-based veterinary clinic. Originally a mixed animal practice, the Lawrenceburg Veterinary Clinic transformed into a walk-in clinic providing primary care and surgery for dogs and cats across the tri-state (Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky) area.
51 years: New Horizons Rehabilitation, a Batesville-based nonprofit with locations also in Brookville and Penntown, offers care and support for Hoosiers with intellectual and developmental disabilities in southeast Indiana. Through day services, community participation, residential support and employment opportunities, New Horizons helps provide greater life experiences for more than 300 individuals in five counties.

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