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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Finalists for NKY Chamber Business Impact Awards Announced

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for its Business Impact Awards to be presented on March 27 at the Drees Pavillion in Devou Park.

The event, presented by Huntington Bank, will run from 4–6 p.m.

The Business Impact Awards recognize businesses — small and large, new and long-standing — which are impacting the Northern Kentucky community through innovation, creativity, strong business practices, and leadership. It is a celebration of success and a way to showcase the strength of the Northern Kentucky business community. Five finalists were selected from each of the nine Business Impact Award categories. More than 190 applications were received.

“We have a lot of businesses in our region that are doing innovative, creative things for both employees and customers,” said Lynn Abeln, Vice President, Membership-Sponsorship Sales. “Being recognized as a Business Impact Award finalist puts these businesses in the spotlight and highlights how they are helping to make Northern Kentucky a great place to live, work and play.”

Orangetheory Fitness, Newport Pavilion. 

The 2019 Business Impact Awards finalists are:

Small (1-10), Medium (11-50), Large (over 50) Business Award:Recognizes companies that are industry leaders in their respective markets and represent NKY to the broader region by providing outstanding goods or services.

Small Business:
AquiSense Technologies
Campbell County Drug Free Alliance Incorporated
Core Consulting Group
Focus On Success
The Carnegie

Medium Business
City Wide Maintenance of Cincinnati/Dayton
Furlong Building
strategic HR inc.
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc

Large Business
Answers in Genesis
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting
Dorman Products
Notre Dame Academy
TiER1 Performance Solutions

Community Champions Award: Recognizes a business that not only engages and gives back to the community, but values a strong diverse and inclusive workforce as part of the culture and values of the organization.
Brighton Center, Inc.
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Cincinnati Business Courier
Fidelity Investments
Perfetti Van Melle

Cool Place to Work Award:
Recognizes a business that is a fun place to work that impacts the level of growth.
Hub+Weber Architects
Jolly Enterprises
KLH Engineers
Scooter Media
TRAK Group

Heritage Award: Recognizes a business that has shown consistent stability and has been an economic contributor to the Northern Kentucky community.
(Must have been in business longer than 25 years)
Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home
MPI Consulting
Rudler PSC
Verst Logistics
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc

Start-Up Award: Recognizes a business that has shown proven growth and demonstrate sustainability. (Must have been in operation for at least one year but less than five)
Apex Sports
Kate’s Catering and Personal Chef Services
reSettled Life LLC
Zid Zid Kids

Innovation Award: Recognizes a business that has inspired and delivered new thinking in the marketplace.
BIRCUS Brewing Co.
Freestore Foodbank
Master Provisions
Rosedale Green
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Business Growth Award: Recognizes a company that has shown the greatest success in revenue growth over the past three years. (Selection is based on revenue growth)

Allie’s Walkabout
Complete Forklift Repair, LLC
Disinfecting For You, Inc.
Divisions Maintenance Group

Finalists will be recognized and winners will be announced during the event. The cost to attend the Business Impact Awards is $40. Tickets can be purchased online at  Individuals interested in sponsorship opportunities should contact Diana McGlade at 859-578-6381.

The Business Impact Awards are presented by Huntington Bank. Award Sponsors include Cushman & Wakefield, Global Business Solutions (GBS), Strauss Troy, VonLehman, and Reception Sponsor Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

PHOTO (L to R): Brent Cooper, NKY Chamber; Brady Jolly, Jolly Enterprises Inc.; Dr. Kim Hudson and Dr. Tyler Hudson, Hudson Eye Center; and Kevin Jones, Huntington Bank. Hudson Eye Center was the recipient of the 2018 Small Business Award.

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