2018 Winners

“Small business is the backbone of the American economy. As you’ve seen over the last several months, Kentucky is experiencing an unparalleled renaissance of economic growth, and it’s only going to continue as we nurture a climate for small business to thrive.”
– Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton
Kentucky’s small businesses were celebrated in the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort during Kentucky Celebrates Small Business on May 2, 2018. The Kentucky Small Business Development Center presented Kentucky Pacesetter awards to 6 businesses that were chosen based on how they are changing Kentucky’s economic landscape by introducing innovative products, increasing sales and/or production, boosting employment and serving their communities.
Lesme Romero, Lexington Pasta – Lexington, Kentucky-
Bluegrass SBDC client Lesme Romero, Owner/Manager, Lexington Pasta, EZ Foods, & Pasta Garage., was chosen as the 2018 Kentucky Small Business Person of the Year and was honored as a Kentucky Pacesetter.

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