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Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce honors local businesses making an impact in the region

The Northern Kentucky business community gathered at Drees Pavilion in Devou Park on Wednesday to honor local businesses at the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Impact Awards, presented by Huntington Bank.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Brent Cooper addresses an overflow crowd at the Chamber’s Business Impact Awards (photos by Mark Hansel)

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 Katrina Ward, Business Impact Awards Chair, and Senior Vice President with Huntington Bank. “The response this year was by far our biggest, and it was a challenge to narrow it down to just one business per category. I think that says a lot about the caliber of companies in our region.”

The 2019 Business Impact Awards winners (denoted with *) and nominees:

 Small Business (1-10 employees)

*Core Consulting Group
AquiSense Technologies
Campbell County Drug Free Alliance
Focus on success
The Carnegie

Medium Business (11-50 employees)

City wide
Furlong Building
strategic HR inc.
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

Large Business (Over 50 employees)

*Dorman Products
Answers in Genesis
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services
Notre Dame Academy
TiER 1 Performance Solutions

Tammy Weidinger, President and CEO of Brighton Center, accepts the Business Impact Community Champion award on behalf of her organization.

Community Champions Award

*Brighton Center, Inc.
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Cincinnati Business Courier
Fidelity Investments
Perfetti van Melle

Cool Place to Work

*Scooter Media Company
Jolly Plumbing
KLH Engineers
TRAK Group

Heritage Award

*Rudler, PSC
Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Homes
MPI Consulting
Verst Logistics
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky

Start-Up Award

*reSettled Life
Apex Sports
Kate’s Catering and Personal Chef Services
Zid Zid

Innovation Award

*Rosedale Green
Freestore Foodbank
Master Provisions
St. Elizabeth Healthcare

Business Growth Award

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

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Impact Awards at Drees Pavilion

Posted by Mark Hansel on Wednesday, March 27, 2019

“This awards program grew out of a belief that we needed to come together to celebrate the wonderful work Northern Kentucky businesses do every day. At the NKY Chamber, our mission is to promote and support the development of strong businesses and a vibrant economy,” said Brent Cooper, President and CEO of the NKY Chamber. “As a small business owner myself, I know how hard these companies work every day, not only to ensure their own success, but that of their customers and the Northern Kentucky community, and we are honored to be able to recognize them for their hard work.”

The Business Impact Awards Title Sponsor is Huntington Bank. Awards Sponsors are Cushman & Wakefield, Global Business Solutions (GBS), VonLehman CPAs & Advisory Firm, and Strauss Troy. The Event Sponsor is Perfetti van Melle, Reception Sponsor is Beacon Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Program Sponsor is LPK, and Venue Sponsor is Drees Pavilion. Supporting Sponsors are C.K. Ash Insurance, Forcht Bank, and PNC.

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is the leading business organization in Northern Kentucky. It is a Five-Star Accredited Chamber with nearly 1,500 member companies representing approximately 175,000 employees.

The Chamber focuses its efforts on education, workforce development, international trade, leadership development, and government relations at the federal, state and local level.

Additional information on the Chamber is available here.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Tribune staff

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