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NKY Chamber names finalists for its Business IMPACT Awards; winners to be named March 28

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has announced the finalists for the Business IMPACT Awards.

On Wednesday, March 28, the NKY Chamber of Commerce will honor businesses at the Business IMPACT Awards, presented by Huntington Bank, from 4–6 p.m. at Drees Pavilion in Covington.

From last year’s event

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.

More than 100 applications were received across eight categories.

The 2018 Business IMPACT Awards finalists are:
Micro Business (1-10 employees)

This company is small and mighty and represents NKY to the broader region by providing outstanding goods or services in the NKY community.

·      CraftForce
·      Hudson Eye Center
·      Thriveology

Small Business (11-50 employees)

A business that exemplifies strong business and civic leadership, community involvement, good management practices and financial soundness.

·      Colonel De Gourmet Herbs & Spices
·      Global Business Solutions
·      Heaven Sent Care

Large Business (Over 50 employees)

A business that exemplifies strong business and civic leadership, community involvement, good management practices and financial soundness.

·      HORAN
·      Perfetti Van Melle
·      TiER1 Performance Solutions

Community Champions

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. Whether non-profit, for-profit or government, these employers continuously work to help create a more inclusive Northern Kentucky region.

·      Master Provisions
·      Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
·      St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Cool Place to Work

A business that executes initiatives which demonstrate innovative solutions to discover, grow, and maintain its workforce, fostering a culture where employees value their jobs and enjoy going to work.

·      Cushman & Wakefield
·      Hub + Weber Architects, PLC
·      Trophy Awards Manufacturing, Inc

Heritage Award

A business, no matter the size, that has shown consistent stability and has been an economic contributor to the community. Must be in business longer than 10 years.

·      Corporex Companies
·      Smith Muffler
·      Tewes Poultry Farm

Start-Up Award

A business with a particular niche in the market that has proven growth and has quality of measures. Must be in business longer than 1 year but less than 5 years.

·      Allie’s Walkabout
·      AquiSense Technologies
·      Wyzerr

Vision Award

This organization has inspired and delivered new thinking to the marketplace. In a world of sameness and business as usual, this business has bravely stepped into the unknown and delivered a new way of thinking and delivering. They’ve raised the bar and showcased Northern Kentucky as an area of thoughtful, innovative industry leaders.

·      Baynum/BPI Painting Company
·      CTI Clinical Trial & Consulting Services
·      The Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Finalists will be recognized and the winners will be announced during the event. 

The cost to attend the Business IMPACT Awards is $40. Tickets can be purchased online
The Business IMPACT Awards Title Sponsor is Huntington Bank. Awards Sponsors include Cushman & Wakefield, Strauss Troy, Global Business Solutions (GBS), and Jolly Enterprises. The Parking Sponsor is Jeff Wyler. Reception Sponsor is Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. Supporting Sponsors include C.K. Ash Insurance, Heritage Bank, and Scooter Media Company.

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