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2 Valparaiso Companies Named to Indiana's '50 Companies to Watch'


Fifty companies from 17 Indiana counties have earned a place in Indiana's second annual field of "Companies to Watch."

The accolade, presented by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, its Small Business Development Center network, Purdue University and the Edward Lowe Foundation, recognizes the state's privately held businesses that employ up to 150 employees and have between $750,000 to $100 million in annual revenue or working capital.

"Mid-sized companies like these named Companies to Watch make up the foundation of the Indiana economy," said Mitch Roob, Secretary of Commerce and chief executive officer of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. "Congratulations to this year's field and the hundreds of other nominees who have had such a tremendous impact as they grow and continue to create new jobs for Hoosiers."

The 50 "Companies to Watch," which were named after evaluating the more than 500 nominations for the awards, represent industries ranging from food manufacturers to software developers and medical device makers to financial services firms.

The 50 chosen companies project to have combined revenues in excess of $671 million and create more than 560 new jobs this year. The revenue projections represent an increase of more than $200 million from 2008.

Nearly 3,800 mid-sized companies with between $5 million and $100 million in annual sales operate in Indiana, according to a 2008 Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation study. Those companies employed more than 386,000 workers and produced more than $55 billion in annual sales.

With major sponsorship from Barnes & Thornburg LLP, the "Companies to Watch" awards program is an initiative developed by the Cassopolis, Mich.-based Edward Lowe Foundation. The foundation hosts similar programs in Michigan, Arizona, Mississippi and Colorado. Indiana Companies to Watch is also sponsored in part by KeyBank, Premier Capital Corporation and Katz, Sapper & Miller.

The Complete List of Companies to Watch:


COMPANY                                     LOCATION      PRIMARY BUSINESS

A Packaging Systems LLC

La Porte

Manufacturing

The AME Group

Vincennes

IT Consulting and Maintenance

Aerodyn Engineering, Inc.

Indianapolis

Aerospace and Defense

Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.

Merrillville

Manufacturing

Alexin LLC

Bluffton

Manufacturing

Aptera Software Inc.

Fort Wayne

Computer Software and Systems

Blood Hound Underground

Brownsburg

Utility Locating / Leak Detection

Bluefish Wireless Management Inc.

Indianapolis

Telecommunications

BlueLock, LLC

Indianapolis

Internet

MediaSauce

Carmel

Internet

Bright Automotive, Inc.

Anderson

Automotive Manufacturing

Kids Kloset

Greenwood

Retail Trade

Eagle Adjusting Services, Inc.

Noblesville

Financial Services/Insurance

EHOB, Inc.

Indianapolis

Manufacturing

eImagine Technology Group, Inc.

Indianapolis

Computer Software and Systems

Electronic Commerce Inc. (ECI)

Elkhart

Computer Software and Systems

En'Urga Inc.

West Lafayette

Scientific Research and Development

ENTAP, Inc.

Indianapolis

Computer Software and Systems

enVista

Carmel

Management Consulting

Health Systems International LLC

Indianapolis

Health and Medical Services

I Power Energy Systems LLC

Anderson

Energy Generation Systems

iasta

Carmel

eSourcing software & services

iGoDigital

Fishers

Computer Software and Systems

Kylin Therapeutics, Inc.

West Lafayette

Scientific Research and Development

Livemercial

Valparaiso

Online marketing and sales

Livin' Lite Recreational Vehicles Inc.

Wakarusa

Manufacturing

My Health Care Manager, LLC

Indianapolis

Health and Medical Services

NESCO, LLC

Bluffton

Utilities/Energy

New Carbon Company, Inc.

South Bend

Wholesale Trade

Nyhart

Indianapolis

Financial Services/Insurance

Omnitech Systems, Inc.

Valparaiso

Manufacturing

Option Six, Inc.

Bloomington

Management Consulting

Orbis Education

Indianapolis

Educational Services

OrthoPediatrics

Warsaw

Medical Device

Passageways, LLC

West Lafayette

Computer Software and Systems

PayGOV.US

Indianapolis

Financial Services/Insurance

Perpetual Technologies, Inc.

Indianapolis

Computer Software and Systems

Quality Hardwood Sales Inc.

Nappanee

Manufacturing

Radian Research, Inc.

Lafayette

Research, Development and Manufacture

Safis Solutions, LLC

Indianapolis

Scientific Research and Development

Strategic Healthcare Group, LLC

Indianapolis

Healthcare Consulting/Medical Informatics

SynCare LLC

Indianapolis

Disease and Case Management

Techshot, Inc.

Greenville

Technology Development

The RND Group, Inc.

Indianapolis

Computer Software and Systems

TruPay Corporation

Mishawaka

Financial Services/Insurance

Unified Group Services Inc.

Anderson

Financial Services/Insurance

Vontoo

Indianapolis

Telecommunications

VOT Arthroscopic Solutions LLC

Warsaw

Medical Devices

WebLink International, Inc.

Indianapolis

Computer Software and Systems

Wellfount Pharmacy

Indianapolis

Health and Medical Services




The 50 "Companies to Watch" will be honored at an Aug. 27 ceremony at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Tickets for the ceremony and dinner are still available and may be purchased online at http://www.indianactw.eventbrite.com or by calling 888.472.3244.


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