LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 11, 2013) – There is still time to nominate a Kentucky business for the 7th Annual Kentucky Business Pacesetter Program, an awards program recognizing high performing second-stage businesses that are producing innovative products, increasing sales, creating jobs and serving communities in the commonwealth.
“Pacesetter” winners are selected based on the following criteria:
This exclusive award is presented to companies changing the economic landscape of Kentucky who meet the following minimum qualifications: in business for three or more years; employ six or more full-time equivalent employees, including the owner; annual sales meet or exceed $500,000; and demonstrate an intent and capacity to grow.
“Pacesetter” winners will be honored at the “Kentucky Celebrates Small Businesses” event at the Capital in May, 2013. In addition to the recognition ceremony, winners will attend a private luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion; receive an award inscribed with their company’s name; a promotional video highlighting their business and its success; and a profile of their company will be featured in a commemorative program.
To learn more about the Kentucky Business Pacesetter Program or to nominate a deserving business, visit http://ksbdc.org/nominate . Nomination deadline is February 4, 2013.
LEXINGTON, Ky., (Feb. 14, 2017) – Kentucky Small Business Development Center is seeking nominations for the 2017 Pacesetter Awards. The recognition program was created to honor high performing, second-stage businesses that are changing Kentucky’s economic landscape. The deadline to submit nominations is March 15.
KSBDC encourages small businesses that meet the following minimum qualifications to apply:
· Privately held
· In business for three or more years
· Employ six or more full-time employees, including the owner
· Annual sales meet or exceed $500,000
· Located and headquartered in Kentucky
·Demonstrate the intent and capacity to grow evidenced by the judging criteria.
Pacesetters will be selected based on two or more of the following criteria:
· Growth in the number of employees
·Increase in sales and/or unit volume
· Innovativeness of the product or service
·Response to adversity
·Employee engagement and commitment
·Contributions by the nominee to aid community-oriented projects
Pacesetters will be recognized at the Kentucky Celebrates Small Business event held at the Capitol rotunda in Frankfort during the first week of May. Each honoree will receive an award inscribed with the business’s name and a promotional video for their own use that highlights the business. In addition, KSBDC will send a customized press release announcing the award to local media and trade associations. Honorees are given the rights to use the Kentucky Pacesetter logo and event photographs in promoting their business.
Anyone may submit nominations, including third parties associated with an eligible second-stage business. A business may self-nominate by completing the required form. Winners will be notified by March 27. Full nomination requirements and the application are online at https://www.ksbdc.org/kentucky-pacesetters1 .
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center, part of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, is a network of 12 offices located throughout the state. The center helps existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. KSBDC is a partner program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. More information on KSBDC services can be found on their website, http://www.ksbdc.org/ .
Writer: Roberta Meisel, 859-257-0104
UK College of Agriculture, Food and Environment, through its land-grant mission, reaches across the commonwealth with teaching, research and extension to enhance the lives of Kentuckians.