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INDIANAPOLIS– Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann today announced that 20 companies from 11 Indiana counties have been named ‘Companies to Watch’ by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE).

“I congratulate each of the Hoosier businesses on being selected as one of Indiana’s ‘Companies to Watch’ in 2015,” said Lt. Governor Ellspermann. “In Indiana we celebrate successful companies and commit to policies that support and encourage continued growth. We know that most future job expansion will occur with companies like these being honored. They are already having a positive impact on our economy and we look forward to their greater contributions in the decades to come.”

Presented by the State of Indiana and OSBE and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation, ‘Companies to Watch’ recognizes privately held Indiana businesses that have experienced exceptional growth and are well positioned for even greater growth in the future. Eligible companies must have six to 150 full-time employees and have generated between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or capital.

The 20 ‘Companies to Watch’ were named after evaluating 50 nominations for the awards and represent industries ranging from real estate and construction/manufacturing to information technology and food services.

During 2014, these chosen companies had combined revenues in excess of $196 million and created 148 new jobs. This represents an increase of 27.5% from 2013. Projecting continued growth through 2015 includes a 23% revenue increase and 16% job growth for the standout companies.

The 2015 ‘Companies to Watch’ will be honored at a ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis on August 27. Tickets for the dinner and ceremony will be available at or questions may be emailed to Noelle Dunckel at [email protected].

2015 ‘Companies to Watch’ Honorees:

Company City Primary Business
Mesh Systems Carmel Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Design Collaborative Fort Wayne Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Richey Athletics Frankfort Manufacturing
Hudec Woodworking Griffith Construction
Annex Student Living Indianapolis Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Blue Pillar Indianapolis Management of Companies and Enterprises
CSCI Consulting Indianapolis Information Technology
Fineline Printing Group Indianapolis Manufacturing
Guidon Design Inc. Indianapolis Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
M&M Holdings I, Inc. Indianapolis Construction
MS INSPECTION & LOGISTICS, IN Indianapolis Other Services (except Public Administration)
Perceivant Indianapolis Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Renaissance Indianapolis Administrative and Support Services
Titus Bakery LLC Lebanon Accommodation and Food Services
Creek Run LLC Environmental Engineering Montpelier Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Pioneer Packaging LLC Portland Manufacturing
Spear Corporation Roachdale Construction
Tech Castings LLC Shirley Manufacturing
Gibson South Bend Finance and Insurance
DK Pierce & Associates, Inc. Zionsville Management Consulting Services

About OSBE:

Under the leadership of Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann, the Indiana Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (OSBE) oversees the Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC), the Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Indiana Small Business Ombudsman. The OSBE staff helps grow the Indiana economy by assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses through programs and personal consultation. For more information on OSBE and to see how Indiana is “the state that works” for entrepreneurs

About Indiana Companies to Watch:
‘Indiana Companies to Watch’ is an awards program celebrating second-stage entrepreneurs presented by the Office of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, its Small Business Development Center, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation and endorsed by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Sponsors include Barnes & Thornburg, Katz Sapper & Miller, Key Bank, Purdue University and Ivy Tech Corporate College.

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