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KSBDC announces fourth class of Pacesetter small businesses
LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 19, 2011) – Kentucky Small Business Development Center State Director Becky Naugle has named the inductees into the fourth class of the Pacesetter Business Recognition Program. The businesses being honored for their positive impact on Kentucky's economy and communities include:
- Geothermal Supply Company, Horse Cave
- EHI Consultants, Lexington
- Capital Cellars, Frankfort
- Shelby Industries LLC, Shelbyville
- Earl G. Dumplings, Scottsville
- DMD Data Systems Inc., Frankfort
- Puzzle’s Fun Dome, Louisville
- Fast Process Service LLC, Louisville
Winners were selected based on nominations that indicated that each business is changing the economic landscape of Kentucky by introducing innovative products; increasing sales and/or production; boosting employment; and serving the communities of Kentucky. Each of the winning businesses demonstrated the intent and capacity to grow based on employee and sales growth, entrepreneurial leadership, sustainable competitive advantage and additional notable factors.
"This awards program highlights the outstanding quality of small businesses operating in and contributing to Kentucky's economy," said Naugle. "It is an absolute pleasure to commend their many successes."
Winners will be recognized in front of government leaders, small business owners and advocates at the Kentucky Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Frankfort. 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 and a promotional video highlighting their business and its success, and a profile of their company will be featured in a commemorative program.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center is a network of 16 offices located throughout the Commonwealth that help existing and start-up businesses succeed by offering high quality, in-depth and hands-on services. These services include: no-cost confidential business consultations, affordable business workshops, seminars, and research to make informed business decisions. For more information on the Kentucky Small Business Development Center, or to locate a center near you, visit www.ksbdc.org or call (859) 257-7668.