Governor Eric J. Holcomb will honor 34 Indiana companies with the Governor’s Century or Half Century Business Award, recognizing each company for its longevity and service to its employees, community and the state.
Valparaiso’s own Chester Inc., was one of the recognized honorees by Governor Holcomb and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. Chester Inc. founded in 1947 by Orville Redenbacher and Charles Bowman, is structured into three primary divisions: architectural and construction, information technologies and agricultural systems.
Chester Inc. is the only northwest Indiana business honored for the Governor’s Half Century Business Award. “It’s truly an honor to be recognized by the Governor as well as the state of Indiana for this prestigious award, and on behalf of Chester Inc. we are grateful to be a part of such a special group of Hoosier based and ran businesses, says Pete Peuquet, CEO of Chester Inc.
"Today, we honor Indiana businesses that have withstood the test of time, helping to drive Indiana's economy forward,” Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. "I am thrilled to celebrate this year's honorees and their integral role in building one of the nation's best business climates. Together, I'm confident we will continue to take Indiana to the next level, ensuring Indiana is the best place to start a business, grow a business and get a job."