2 Carmel businesses receive Centennial Business Award


Staff report

The Indiana Historical Society plans to honor two Carmel businesses, Maco Press and the Police and Firemen’s Insurance Association, with a Centennial Business Award.

The recognition will take place at the organization’s annual Founders Day Dinner, presented by Wells Fargo Advisors, Dec. 2 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, 450 W. Ohio St. in downtown Indianapolis.

Each company will also be added to its Historic Business Register.

In 1992, the trustees and members of the Indiana Historical Society founded the Historic Business Register with three goals in mind: to provide special recognition to Indiana companies continually in business for a century or more, to encourage the preservation of historically significant business-related archival materials and to develop increased awareness of our rich business and industrial heritage among Indiana’s citizens.

To date, the names of more than 400 companies have been registered and listed on the historical Society’s website, most with organizational narratives.