Friendship State Bank Among Governor’s Century, Half-Century Business Award Recipients

Forty-seven businesses and organizations have been recognized.

INDIANAPOLIS – Five local businesses have been recognized for remaining in operation for 50 to 100 consecutive years.

Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Brad Chambers on Monday awarded 47 Indiana companies and organizations with the Governor’s Century or Half-Century Business Award.

The awards recognize each company’s longevity and service to its employees, community, and state.

2022 Century Award Honorees

  • Sycamore Gas Company, 154 years, Dearborn County
  • The Friendship State Bank, 110 years, Ripley County

2022 Half-Century Award Honorees

  • Batesville Products, 76 years, Dearborn County
  • Enneking Auto Body Inc., 68 years, Ripley County
  • Hirt & Ellco Inc., 51 years, Ripley County

“Recognizing Hoosier businesses and their accomplishments for not only decades of resilience and hard work but for the lasting impact on Indiana’s economy is a true honor,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Through strong drive and dedication, these businesses have set the tone of Indiana’s past, present and future economy and provide confidence in knowing for the next 100 years, Indiana will be on a journey to success.”

More than 1,206 Indiana companies have been recognized during the award’s 31-year history.

A full list of 2022 honorees is listed below.


2022 Century Award honorees:

  • A. Hattersley & Sons (Plumbing & HVAC)
    166 years; Allen County
  • Anchor Industries (Frame and fabric production)
    130 years; Vanderburgh County
  • Ayers Realtors Inc. (Real estate) 
    100 years; Lake County
  • Crossroads Bank (Financial services)
    102 years; Wabash County
  • Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center (Funeral services)
    126 years; LaPorte County
  • First Bank of Berne (Financial services)
    131 years; Wells County
  • Gatewood Vegetable Farms & Greenhouse (Farm market & garden center)
    100 years; Hamilton County
  • Geetingsville Telephone Co. Inc. (Telecommunications)
    121 years; Clinton County
  • Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Inc. (Non-profit)
    116 years; Decatur County
  • Hunt & Son Funeral Home Inc (Funeral services)
    122 years; Montgomery County
  • Indiana Bankers Association (Financial services)
    125 years; Marion County 
  • Mayfield Insurance Inc. (Insurance)
    101 years; Morgan County
  • McQuiston Insurance Agency Inc. (Insurance)
    102 years; Wayne County
  • Mid-West Metal Products and Midwest Homes for Pets (Metal Fabricator)
    101 years; Delaware County
  • Niezgodski Plumbing Inc. (Plumbing & HVAC)
    100 years; St. Joseph County
  • Sauder Feeds Inc. (Wholesale)
    102 years; Allen County
  • South Bend Medical Foundation Inc. (Health)
    110 years; St. Joseph County
  • Sycamore Gas Company (Natural gas service)
    154 years; Dearborn County
  • The Friendship State Bank (Financial services)
    110 years; Ripley County

2022 Half-Century Award honorees: 

  • Ad-Vance Magnetics Inc. (Magnetic Shielding)
    51 years; Fulton County
  • Aegis Sales & Engineering Inc. (Precision CNC machining)
    60 years; Allen County
  • Andy’s Car Wash (Automotive cleaning service)
    51 years; Whitley County
  • B and H Repair (Agricultural equipment repair)
    56 years; Porter County
  • Batesville Products (Custom molding)
    76 years; Dearborn County
  • Big and Tall Outlet (Retail)
    51 years; Elkhart County
  • Bob Luegers Buick GMC (Automotive dealership) 
    60 years; Dubois County
  • Callistus Smith Agency Inc. (Insurance)
    75 years; Floyd County
  • Enneking Auto Body Inc. (Automotive repair)
    68 years; Ripley County
  • Glidden Furniture (Retail)
    52 years; Vigo County
  • Halderman Real Estate & Farm Management (Real estate)
    92 years; Wabash County
  • Happiness Bag Inc. (Health and human services)
    50 years; Vigo County
  • Hirt & Ellco Inc. (Plumbing & HVAC)
    51 years; Ripley County
  • Hulsman Refrigeration Inc. (Geothermal & HVAC Services)
    52 years; Dubois County
  • J R Lazaro Builders Inc. (Construction)
    63 years; Hendricks County
  • Jud Construction LLC (Construction) 
    54 years; Delaware County
  • LightStream (Communication)
    68 years; White County
  • Lively Machine Co Inc. (Machining & fabrication)
    70 years; Vanderburgh County
  • MonoSol LLC (Technology)
    69 years; Lake County
  • Olinger Diamond Center (Retail)
    65 years; Dubois County
  • Pierceton Trucking Company Inc. (Transportation)
    67 years; Kosciusko County
  • Quality Electric Inc. (Trade)
    61 years; Wabash County
  • Ray's Automotive Center (Automotive repair)
    54 years; Bartholomew County
  • Shaffner Heaney Associates Inc. (Architectural distributor) 
    51 years; St. Joseph County
  • South Bend Orthopaedics (Health)
    75 years; St. Joseph County
  • Stephenson's of Elkhart Inc. (Retail)
    91 years; Elkhart County
  • The Bud Insurance Agency Inc. (Insurance)
    55 years; Lake County
  • T.L. Farris & Associates (Advertising)
    55 years; Delaware County

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