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Applications now being accepted for Northern Kentucky Chambers’ IMPACT Awards

Each year the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) recognizes local businesses through its Business IMPACT Awards, presented by Huntington Bank. The awards recognize businesses – small and large, new and long-standing – impacting the Northern Kentucky community through innovation, creativity, strong business practices, and leadership.

The NKY Chamber is currently accepting applications for the 2019 Business IMPACT Award next year.

“This is an excellent opportunity for our region’s business community to showcase their organizations and the people that make them excel,” said Brent Cooper, President & CEO, NKY Chamber.

The Business IMPACT Awards recognize businesses in nine categories – Small, Medium, and Large Businesses, Community Champions, Cool Place to Work, Heritage Award, Start-Up, Innovation, and Business Growth:

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. Qualifying organizations must exemplify strong business and civic leadership, community involvement, good management practices, and financial soundness.

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. These companies are truly of, by, and for their communities. Whether non-profit, for-profit, or government, these employers continuously work to help engage and empower their neighborhood, city, and region. Your organization supports workplace giving and employee engagement programs to improve NKY.

Cool Place to Work Award: Recognizes a business that is a fun place to work that impacts the level of growth. Demonstrates innovative initiatives to discover, grow, maintain, and retain its workforce while fostering a culture where employees value their jobs and enjoy going to work.

Heritage Award: Recognizes a business that has shown consistent stability and has been an economic contributor to the Northern Kentucky community. Has been actively involved in serving and offering employment opportunities. And, has stayed relevant in the community through good and bad times. Must be in business longer than 25 years.

Start-Up Award: Recognizes a business that has been in operation for at least one year but less than five. This business has shown proven growth and demonstrates sustainability.

Innovation Award: Recognizes an organization that has inspired and delivered new thinking in the marketplace. In a world of sameness and business as usual, this business has bravely stepped into the unknown and delivered their unique point of difference. They’ve raised the bar and showcased Northern Kentucky as an area of thoughtful, innovative industry leaders.

Business Growth Award: Recognizes companies that have shown the greatest success in revenue growth over the past three years. Selection is based on revenue growth.

Apply here. Deadline is December 21.

Northern Kentucky Chamber

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