State recognizes Shelby County businesses for operating 50, 100 years

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, July 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 22, 2020) — Several Shelby County businesses recently received the Governor’s Half Century or Century Business awards recognizing their longstanding service in the community, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

"As a small-business owner, I know the hard work and determination needed to keep a company up and running," Eberhart said. "To do so for decades is a great accomplishment. Congratulations to each of these recipients, and I wish them continued success for many more years to come."

According to Eberhart, these Shelby County businesses were recognized for remaining in continuous operation in Indiana for at least 50 or 100 consecutive years and demonstrating a commitment to serving the community:

  • Cord Bros., operating for 69 years, received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award;
  • Drake Electric, operating for 91 years, received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award;
  • J & L Tool & Machine Inc., operating for 52 years, received the Governor’s Half Century Business Award; and
  • Shelby Funeral Home, operating for 141 years, received the Governor’s Century Business Award.

The 76 Indiana companies and organizations honored with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business awards will be invited to participate in the 2021 ceremony, with this year's spring ceremony canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

More than 1,560 Hoosier businesses have been recognized during award's 29-year history.

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State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57,
which includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.

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