INDIANA – There are now only two companies left in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Coolest Thing Made in Indiana tournament. In the semifinal – which had thousands of voters and concluded last night – Hoosier Bat Co. of Valparaiso knocked off Wag’n Tails Mobile Conversions from Granger and Janus Motorcycles in Goshen topped Old 55 Distillery from Newtown.
Hoosier Bat Co. makes wood baseball bats used in Major League Baseball and recreationally, while Janus Motorcycles manufactures small-displacement motorcycles.
The Indiana Chamber competition began with a packed field – 65 makers of all kinds of things from nearly 50 locations in 35 counties. The contest is sponsored by MCM CPAs & Advisors.
Public fan voting to crown a champion began this morning at www.indianachamber.com/coolestthing. Voting closes Monday, February 14 at 10 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced and all the final four companies honored February 15 at the Indiana Chamber’s annual Chamber Day Event at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis.
For fairness, an online randomizer generated the initial matchups. Entry in the competition was free. To participate, a company did not need to be headquartered in Indiana, but the product entered must be manufactured in the state.
Learn more about the final two companies and vote at www.indianachamber.com/coolestthing.