Two area businesses competing for Coolest Thing award

Two area companies are still in the running for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Coolest Thing Made in Indiana tournament.

The second annual competition started with 54 companies in 43 communities and is now down to the quarterfinals. Hard Truth Distilling Co. in Nashville and Hiker Trailers in Columbus are still in the running, as well as companies in Westfield, Angola, Gary, Leesburg, Syracuse and South Bend.

The companies did not have to be headquartered in Indiana but their coolest product had to be made here. Entry to the contest was free.

Fan voting continues in this quarterfinal round through 10 p.m. on Friday evening in the single-elimination tournament. The entire competition wraps up on November 30th. The champion will be announced December 14 at the Indiana Chamber’s Best IN Manufacturing Luncheon.

You can cast your vote at